Thursday, May 30, 2019

ALD 4.0 - Photo Challenge

-Day 1, Relaxing, Point of View

- Day 2 Liveliness, High Angle

- Day 3 Jumping, Low Angle

- Day 4 Preparation, Grouping

-Day 5 Singing, Unusual Angle

- Day 6  Sky, Leading Lines

 -Day 7 Appreciate, Eye Level

 - Day 8 Golden Hour, Rule of Thirds Subject

-Day 9 Landscape, Rule of Thirds Landscape

-Day 10 Feeding Time, Birds Eye

-Day 11 Shadows, Ground Level

- Day 12 Playtime, Contrast in Content

- Day 13 Nature, Macro

- Day 14 Fun, Forced Foreground

 - Day 15 Water, Framing

- Day 16 Vintage, Flat Angle

- Day 17 Fitness, Parts of a Whole

- Day 18 Story, Ant's Eye

- Day 19 Light, Focal Point

- Day 20 Theatrical, Repetition of Shapes

ALD 4.1 Evaluate diverse processes of forming and conveying a targeted message.
ALD 4.2 Compare and contrast how various audiences perceive digital media to anticipate desired reactions and responses.

Monday, May 20, 2019

ALD 1.0 - Digital Manipulation

The Surrealism art movement is a cultural movement that began in the 1920s thats best known for dream like art pieces. My Surreal art concepts are all from my 20 Day Photo Challenge that all add from the previous concept. My first concept was my friend Lester falling from the sky. My second adds on by making a huge Lester fall in the background of the school halls. My final concept adds on by making that whole last photo into the screen of a computer.  Making each concept helped me in the end result of each surreal photo. I think either my 3rd Surreal image is the most powerful because the result of just craziness is pretty interesting and kinda unique.

Hexadecimal colors are the colors used in computing applications to represent color. RGB and CMYK models represent the basic Red, Green, and Blue (for RGB). Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and
Key (CMYK). Lossy compression is irreversible compression in data files and Lossless compression is reversible compression in data files, both are important in file compression to JPG, GIFs, PNG, and RAW formats. The complexity and size both are super important for digital files, the more complex / big a file is the more data size will be used in storage. The differences of Raster and Vector graphics are raster is made up of pixels and vector is made up of paths. Dithering and error diffusion can be used for creative effects in Photoshop to make an image look kinda more complex but it can also hide all the unwanted things in a Photo.

The Relationship between technology and productivity impacts digital media by allowing a person that stays on task create beautiful things but can also allow a person that doesn't stay on task get distracted. The productivity on a person is one of the most important tasks in digital media. To create surreal images without computers, digital cameras, and photoshop would be a hard task but it would still be possible. How I would probably do it is paint or sketch the work on paper. The end result wouldn't look as real if I used photoshop but would hopefully still give the sense of surreality. So the critique was on my 3rd Image, I think the critique turned out well. I agree that Image Cut Out is my highest but I disagree with my lowest which is Realistic Accuracy but should be Blending or Opacity.

ALD 1.1 Assess how mathematics is used to create and manipulate digital media.
ALD 1.2 Assess how changes in digital technology affects the creation and manipulation of media content.

Monday, May 13, 2019

ALD 5.0 Final Video Project

Our genre of the final video project that my group is doing is a Comedy like Short Film. The plot of the Short Film is a group of friends are trying to get their stuff back from two robbers. We chose to focus on this idea because one of the members in my group, Kainalu wanted to do a comedy short film and we all thought it was a cool idea. The message that we intend to communicate is be vigilant with yourself and your stuff. The idea fits very well as our final project because it's a reward in a sense on how much freedoms that my group now has. The skills that my group has learned throughout Digital Media will be shown in this short film.

The most challenging for me was the production of the Short Film because we had to balance our filming with projects from other classes. I think for my whole group the production (filming) of the Short Film was the most challenging. The biggest road block was in completing this project had to be getting most of the group together because many of us live in kinda far places. How my group overcome this roadblock is have us schedule the best time for us all to meet after school. The best moment from us creating our short film is when the robbers get pushed onto the floor a water bottle comes out of the bag for no reason. I think the critique went well, I agree with the results that our best area was with the message.

ALD 5.1 Design a targeted digital media message or concept that addresses the needs of a client.
ALD 5.2 Plan and construct a digital media product from budgeted resources that addresses client needs.
ALD 5.3 Assess the collaborative process for its impact on the design, planning, and production of a digital media product.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

ALD 3.0 - Hiki No Video

 My group's story topic is on Healing Horses Kauai and we intend to communicate more tutorials for aspiring volunteers. What viewers of our video will learn from watching it is learning on how to properly groom a horse, safely lead a horse, and finally how to saddle a horse. If they care about animals, volunteering, and horses hopefully a viewer can take any information from our how to videos. From our rough cut our group will improve on camera movement, audio / sound mixing, and some of our shot composition. How my group can improve on audio / sound mixing is we can make sure that our nat sounds and voice overs both sound natural, loud, and clear. As for improving on camera movement we will make sure that our shots perform to the standard of Hiki No and look as high quality as possible.

The purpose of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a law that criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services that intend to circumvent measures that control access to copyrighted works. Copyright infringement is when somebody infringes on a copyrighted work without permission. Some legal consequences of using a copyrighted material without permission can be a payment from $200 to $150,000 for the loss of profit, attorney fees and court costs all by the infringer. You can get permission to use copyrighter materials by asking the original creator / creators if you can use that work. Fair use is a limited use of copyrighted material without having to acquire permission by the copyrighted holder. Some examples of fair use that are normally used everyday are commentary, parody, news / reporting and research. Always credit the owner / copyright holder when using copyrighted materials!

It is essential to gain permission to film on location because the cons of filming without permission outnumber the cons of not being able to film on that location. If you don't get permission and film on a location what might happen is your reputation will probably go down and you'll probably be charged if you film on private property; You always need permission to film on private property. Release forms are forms that allow a third party to use the appearance and voice for an individual benefit. Release forms are for a filmmaker to have legal permission to distribute and sell you in a picture / video. I think that our critique results are pretty on point; our highest point is Overall Message while our lowest is Sequencing of B-Roll. Since this is just a critique we can and will learn from these issues in our rough cut.

ALD 3.1 Evaluate the relationship between digital technology and criminal activity for its affect on the digital marketplace.
ALD 3.2 Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of digital content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.

Friday, March 15, 2019

ALD 6.0 - Practice Story

How to choose an interviewee can be an easy or hard start depending on the person you have found. If the person that you plan to interview has had a life changing experience or a unique lifestyle then it can be easy. If the person that you plan to interview has little to no unique experiences then it can be difficult. How to select the topic for the interview is manly involved with the person that you're interviewing since the person in my group Brianne has a passion for being a Musician our first interviewee was easy. My group's roles were pretty organized and we stayed on track during most of the project. Lester was the Director, Voiceover, and Editor for the production. Kainalu was the Reporter for the production. I was the Audio and Script Writer for the production. These jobs that were assigned helped us because we knew the outcome and what each person needed to do.

Safety is the number one priority during the production process. The first Safety concern that your entire team should be aware of during the production process is to know the surrounding; some general ways that a person can know their surroundings is pay attention to the area and don't use the camera while you're on the move. The second Safety concern is to be smart while filming; use common sense to understand what your filming. The final Safety Concern that your entire team should be aware of the people all around you; if the person that you are filming tries to do stunts for a video and he/she isn't an expert really think if it's a wise idea to record that. Your entire team should know these three Safety concerns because having your team know these will lead to a much more prepared and safe team. Our critique results show an 3 / 4 it needs more work even though it looks alright. Our three largest words for improvement include Audio Mixing, Camera Movement, and Eye Contact. The biggest word of those three, Audio Mixing we had great nat sounds but we didn't emphasize them as much as we could've.

ALD 6.1: Anticipate potential health and wellness concerns while operating computing devices in order to enhance workplace safety.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

ALD 5.0 - Interview Composition

A perfectly composed Interview Shot

Following are all pictures of Brianne Dotimas (Mahalos)

A Host / Reporter shot is a type of camera shot that the person in it is usually in the center, looking at the camera, and is directly informing the audience. A Interview shot is a shot in which the person in it is along the side of the shot and not looking in the camera but more along the side of the camera. In an interview the background should be composed of multiple surfaces because the background is the most important detail in an interview. In an interview shot the background should NEVER be flat because it will look pretty bland and the point of an interview shot is to shoot someone at their best. The "Look Room" is the proper field of view room of a person. "The Line" is the field of the camera. If someone passes the line, they pass the view of the camera.

The most important parts of shooting a successful interview is to make the interview feel natural and normal. If the person being interviewed doesn't feel normal the interview will be very hard for the everyone. The director must let everyone feel natural so it doesn't compromise the interview. A director can ask questions to ease the person being interviewed or the production crew. A strategy to make the interviewing process easier could go into these steps. The steps are scout for a great location, set up the camera and then see if the location works, if it does get the best shot / shots that you possibly can for the interview. Always keep checking and get a lot of shots you never know if something could go unexpectedly.

This pre-test Interview Shot is almost perfect except the poles and class background aren't linear to the ground and the picture is blurry.

This pre-test Interview Shot's background is flat, the subject should've been farther from the wall.

This pre-test Interview Shot is perfect but the background has too much going on.

ALD 5.1 Design a targeted digital media message or concept that addresses the needs of a client.
ALD 5.2 Plan and construct a digital media product from budgeted resources that addresses client needs.
ALD 5.3 Assess the collaborative process for its impact on the design, planning, and production of a digital media product.

Monday, February 25, 2019

ALD 4.0 - Editing Practice

All footage and tutorials used in these Editing Practice videos provided by Hawaii Creative Media.

Editing techniques create elements that add to a story by showing visual transitions that sometimes are unnoticeable to the eye.  Some cuts such as Cut On Movement, Graphic Match Cut, and Transition Cut are intended as smooth cuts. While cuts such as a Jump Cut are sometimes intended for a noticeable cut. A filmmaker could build conflict, suspense, anticipation, or anxiety by using a specific editing technique. By using Cut On Movement a filmmaker could build physical conflict and  using Graphic Match a filmmaker could build anticipation. The role of natural sounds, audio soundscape, and music for a filmmaker is to advance a story as a helpful and sometimes powerful tool.

ALD 4.1: Evaluate diverse processes of forming and conveying a targeted message.
ALD 4.2: Compare and contrast how various audiences perceive digital media to anticipate desired reactions and responses.