Monday, October 1, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Coding Altino Cars

Coding can be a very important skill to learn because now a days with so much technology, it would be so helpful to learn how to speak the language of the technical world since it takes up a huge part of our economy. Basic programing can help in almost any background of work, depending on how you use it. The intention of this challenge, is to do an 8.

By going straight, going left, then taking a right, and almost completing a circle before doing it it again, but this time turning left until you this time reach the center, or where you started. Go, straight, steering (right), delay. Pause, straight, steering (left), delay. Stop.

Going through the trial and error issues was so very frustrating, I find myself running back and forth between the computer and to the track, hastily typing in a new alteration to the code, and then trying it again, hoping that it'll work this time, then get frustrated and do it all over again. At times it was fun though, I enjoyed learning code and understanding it to the point where I could easily work on it.

While loop was to continuously repeat the same code over and over in a certain set of brackets, Array was to show a specific command of lights, and sounds, display did lights, and sound was for the sound, obviously. I don't think I would really trust an automated vehicle to drive me anywhere, until it was proven with no faults, it would just be dangerous and possibly reckless.

I do believe that eventually automated vehicles will take over some things, bus drives, taxi's, personal cars, stuff like that, but I believe the human aspects of working in ambulances, police cars and other areas are very important, and I wouldn't like to believe those jobs would be taken over. It would just be inhumane, and possibly very dangerous if something were to happen to cause the code or computer a disfunction.

ACO 5.0 - Create a deliverable using problem-solving techniques to address client needs or target audience.
ACO 5.1 - Apply problem-solving techniques to create deliverables that address the needs of a client or target audience.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

ACO 3.0 - Art and Design

Line is the element of art in this picture. I used the Wacom tablet so graciously lent to me so I could draw the outline and then shade the picture with just lines. I used the same texture and size for my brush, although the pen would get darker with more pressure applied. The value scale was very interesting, a bit rushed since I wasn't here for the duration of the classes to finish these works. I didn't find it enjoyable how rushed any of it was, I couldn't spend time to actually make my work look the best it could be, and I know I could do better if I had been given the time. Otherwise I really enjoyed using the tablet to draw on the computer. I found it challenging learning how to use different filters and layers, but it was interesting regardless. 

This landscape picture was taken in California, along a road close to the golden gate bridge. The colors, and gradient, as well as different styles of art, the landscape looks more like it was spray painted, or possibly painted and then drawn over with pen. I think I was able to refine it thanks to one of my very amazing classmates helping me. I think it made the landscape look quite different then the original, the white space, the detain and outline is very different then the colored version. I really like how well the finished product turned out though, it looks very cool in my opinion.

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I was planning on using a picture of my sister, in Oahu. It honestly doesn't mean a whole bunch I just think my sister is very adorable and very photogenic so it would be nice to draw her. The portraits concept was to do what we did to the landscape picture on half of the picture, the halfway mark going down the face, and the other side being a line and texture drawing. The idea and process seemed really fun and very engaging. I think the idea of drawing it out would've been relatively easy depending on the time limit, thought I know I have issues with remembering how to do the landscape effect since I wasn't present.
I agree because I was gone for 4 days of this class, and I really only had 2 days of which i was present to work on any of this. When I was here, we had only touched on the still life image. So I don't blame anyone for my grade, I wasn't here. I definitely could've done much better if I had been here in class with the same amount of work time as everyone else. Personally I feel like I could've done a lot better had I the same amount of time as everyone else. Next time, hopefully, I'd love to take part in this.

ACO 3.1 Analyze how elements and principles of design in various forms of media are applied to communicate to a specific audience. Elements of Art: Space, Line, Color, Shape, Texture, Form, Value.
ACO 3.2 Critique how the effective integration of elements and principles of design within a variety of medium impact target audiences. Gestalt Theory: Similarity, Continuation, Closure, Proximity, Figure and ground
ACO 3.3 Apply elements and principles of design to clarify, focus, or enhance a message or concept for a target audience. Principles of Design: Scale, Proportion, Unity, Balance, Harmony, Contrast, Repetition, Variety, Emphasis)

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Audio Production

Intonation and inflection is when you make your voice louder or softer, or changing the tone of your voice to express verbally something that's going on, or something you're explaining. It makes listening to whatever you're explaining more interesting for other people to hear, it keeps them engaged in your subject.

My role in this assignment was the script writer, I wrote the story and worked on figuring out the music for the audio recording. My job required me to cut the story shorter than I really wanted to, and changing some of the wording or description to help the voice actors feel more comfortable saying them aloud.

Rehearsal is so important, because it's not common nor easy for any voice actor to just go through the script without practice or attempts to figure out how to sound and how the words flow for the voice actor. Before recording the whole script, it's important to rehearse first and get all the laughs and nervousness out before the voice actors go and start recording, it also helps if everyone on the team talks through what is supposed to be said, what needs to be changed, and how the tone should be. Then while doing the recording, it helps to quietly encourage and help the voice actors if they mess up to take a few seconds to restart.

I think I did a good job meeting the project goal, it did get a little off topic and it was very long, it may have lost their attention or focus. Overall, I think we didn't do a terrible job, at least it wasn't a carbon copy as everyone else's. It was a good project, we had a lot of fun with it, although the whole thing was a bit stressful.

 In the critique, our best is intonation and inflection, I think we did a decent job on that, though I know a LOT of people voted pretty quickly so the fact at relevance of answers is so low is probably due to that, we took a long time to get to the different 7 principles of design.

Then again it was probably my fault I wrote it the way I did, it's of a high level of reading, not a grade school level, so my bad. Maybe I should have made it easier to understand, and maybe I should've made it shorter for some people to be able to actually soak in all the information, god forbid people know how to actually read and comprehend stories and be able to take from it.

The obstacles we faced as a group was fitting the proper music to the 7 principles, as well as finding ways to make the story shorter, we did find a way to get the music working well by going over a ton of music to fit it just right, or to the best we could. If I was to do it again, but differently, I'd probably write it shorter and more to the point, so people can get it better and understand the concept.

ACO 5.1 Apply problem-solving techniques to create deliverables that address the needs of a client or target audience.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

ACO 6.0 - Proprietary Information

The FCC are a United States independent group based to regulate and censor cable, radio, television, satellite, and wire. Copyright infringement is when you use something that isn't yours, or isn't something you made without permission or recognition of the owner, so you take credit for it. Then you get caught or in trouble for using something that isn't yours.

To get permission to use a work that isn't yours, you have to first, see if permission is needed, then you contact the owner of the work, and ask what the rights needed are. After you plan ahead for the work, you talk to the owner about if you need to pay them for the use of their work, and finally get their permission on writing.

Fair Use, is basically copying of a copyrighted thing, for an certain amount of time or for transformative purpose. 

One way you can get away without having permission from the artist, and still use their work, is by citing their name and that they are the original creators of the said work. Or, you can make a parody and use the same song but make it on your own, so it isn't 100% their work anymore.

Confidentiality is basically a withholding of information that could be sensitive, important, or personal. everyone is allowed the freedom of speech and privacy, if they are unwilling to share something and it gets shared or taken without their consent than it is violating their confidentiality. 

Confidentiality with your doctor, where they are not allowed to talk about you specifically or your problems to anyone. The Government, has a lot of confidential stuff regarding the military and other resources. If you have signed a confidentiality agreement with someone, such as a movie firm, or song producer, to keep something quiet, then neither they nor you are allowed to talk about it until given the instructions that you can. 

Social media can rage over confidential things, finding out exactly what is going on, regardless of if its confidential can be fun or interesting to some people. It can be dangerous however, because some people will share their address, their name, social security, date of birth, all these different things that can make a huge and very bad impact on their lives that can be very very hazardous to their social life.

I think censorship is pretty helpful since I'm assuming you don't want underage kids to know much about drugs or how to get them, hear a large amount of swearing, or other things that are not the best influence on small kids that their parents are trying to protect. The freedom of speech isn't restricted, you're allowed to say whatever you want and express yourself, censorship just cuts off a few small things to protect certain audiences. As well as peoples right to privacy. 

ACO 6.1: Analyze the use of copyright and proprietary information in arts and communication to facilitate responsible, legal and ethical behavior.
ACO 6.2: Examine ethical issues in arts and communications to make appropriate decisions related to clients, co-workers and society.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

ACO 2.0 - Market Shifts

A market is a place where people trade, buy, bargain or just meet up for social interaction. It's a setting in which people socialize and exchange goods or services one way or another. A Farmer's Market is a market for farmers to sell their own produced products. Flea Market, the Black Market, all different types of market. Markets change over time always due to the expanse in product, whether its more exotic, higher advanced or better quality.

In the technical market, we buyers shed through old models of technology like snake skin and don a new level of technology to better improve and make our lives simpler and easier. For example: Over time camera's progression has gotten better and better, it used to be as basic as the old time-y flash camera, where you had to stand in place for several seconds because frames had to be applied to make the picture come out.

Then there were cameras that you could hold in your hand, although their definition and detail recognition or focus wasn't that great, now there's cameras you can have to take pictures of stars. Slow motion or time lapse camera's and now theres the really new ones that can be shot like a bullet and it takes slow motion and very very detailed pictures of things you would never believe to see because it's usually too small. This is a "Market Shift", where people buy newer and newer products to improve or have better products than the previous ones they had.

I would like to improve and develop skills in the drawing and filmmaking industry to enhance and make peoples experiences of other peoples hard work more intricate, surreal and amazing. I want peoples time and effort put into something they can share and astound people with, to pull a watcher or art lover into the movie or art as if it were a portal or another dimension in which they are watching or taking part in from a distance. I want books to come to life and portray themselves before their fans like they are living in the books that said fans would die to witness in reality.

In terms of film making, finding a way to increase the way people see things, the way emotions affect your vision, to put your viewer into the shoes of the character or in that similar general area, where a common feeling is being shared, fear, anxiety, happiness, excitement, sadness, all of the ways that people tend to almost see things differently in ways that most people don't really perceive or realize that they do.

Also to find ways to make CGI more realistic and almost touchable in movies so you can recreate or produce movies in the way you can envision something in your head. That would raise the amount of viewers to movies and especially to fantasy or sci-fi movies.

In terms of art, I would think that finding a way to open the bridge to different hues, like that one type of shrimp that has 12 color receptors and can see so much more color than we can, what if we found a way to create such a thing into art. What if we found a way to make art more than just a visual sensation? Adding touch and smell or a full on full-body experience to art.

Something to fill your whole chest cavity with wonder and light, wanting to explore every bit of the art as if you were a child in a garden with all the pretty flowers and weird looking plants. To create an experience for viewers of such artwork that they can actually fully immerse themselves into as if they're living in the artwork.

I want to see the awe and starstruck gaze of seeing something they've never witnessed or seen before with each brushstroke in beautiful blues and greys, the delicate purples and reds, vibrant yellow and soft orange.

I think learning a way to make art where you can actually plunge a viewer into the artwork like its a pool you can swim in, I think that would help me most right now, because just imagine going to an art gallery and staying there for hours, not for a single second getting bored with all the beauty and different works of art. Each a different experience.

I'm not entirely sure how useful it would be, but therapeutically it could have so many advantages to getting past problems such as PTSD or anxiety over certain places or experiences.
Enhancing peoples experiences in things could very much improve so many different markets, the gaming industry, to increase the experience by putting someone in the actual game would be so amazing and fun. Music, movies, websites, etc, all of it would be so much more intense and fun. Even in the most mundane and bland industries, a persons experience of such a thing can be crucial to the way they work and the things they produce.

ACO 2.1 Analyze how shifts in market affect changes to media and design.
ACO 2.2 Evaluate how changing communication needs of a market are addressed by media and design.
ACO 2.3 Propose media and design solutions that address the changing needs in global markets.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

ACO 4.0 - Communication Strategies

My way of communicating with audiences changes a lot through different factors of each audience, whether they're older, working or into certain sports. It changes to compensate with the different groups, to reach them and get them to understand or not be offended my tone of my words. It also helps if I know the terms of language of the audience as well as to talk formally or informally.
In terms of adults and parents I tend to act more mature and formal and work-focused when addressing them, I try to hold some kind of respect for them so I don't start treating them like friends when they're a whole different genre of audience or conversation.

With my parents, most times I act goofy and try to make jokes but I'm not allowed to swear around my sister and I have to be respectful and listen more than talk. Teachers and people I would consider friends but not close friends, I have a different way of acting. On the other hand, my teachers, depending on how my teachers act or work with other students I try to fit into the character and just work along with the least amount of resistance. With the friends I have at about an arms distance, I just try to be nice, joke around, but mostly stay quiet or say things that go along with whatever they are talking about unless I just simply don't agree. Overall I think I have a more stiff and reserved character when I'm not close to the people I'm around.

There are some that I just talk to freely and comfortably, I feel most comfortable and most understood by my close friends and my mother. Over time they've learned how I act naturally and I feel like I can be open and myself around them so I feel like I have nothing to hide. With my friends I can be more openly emotional than with than people I just know, around them I can act more freely goofy. With my mother I feel like I'm more open emotionally with her but more formal and polite.

Overall I think my comfortability in changing small things to fit into areas where I'm not fully "myself" has become a card I can use with ease. I don't find many problems with making myself comfortable in a group unless they are entirely unlike me or they go against my morals. Being understood on the other hand isn't the easiest thing for me, and a way I could probably fix it would be to speak up, or maybe make it more blunt what I'm trying to say instead of sugarcoating it to make it more easy for people to hear or understand, which isn't fully explaining it or making it obvious.

I have several things I want to do after I graduate, I'd love to start training as an apprentice in tattoo art before I graduate, and when I get out of high school then I can continue the training and keep apprenticing as well as taking college classes in art and psychology. Art is like an expression of the mind that isn't verbalized but more over felt and seen. When something is tattooed onto your skin it's on you forever, a part of your identity as long as you have it, it's a work of the artist's dedication and time and effort. When you are a tattoo artist the conversation technics you need are pretty fluid depending on the client, the amount of work you do can range from a day to sometimes months. It's a great place to work, other than being polite, you can talk and express yourself in any way, so long as your art and hand on the tattoo gun is good.

Outside of tattoo art, I want to do psychology and eventually work myself up to a clinical psychology degree. I've always loved understanding people and breaking down their personality and knowing them and who they are past the face they put up for other people. In clinical psychology though, it is a study of more intense and heavy psychological problems, that makes me interested and curious to learn about the person and get to break down the person. In psychology, the way of communicating is being gentle, polite, trying to get familiar with the person. When you're talking to the patient you have to be curious, but not prying, and talkative but listen to them when they finally open up and speak, understand their body language and connect the dots in what they say.

Lastly, writing, I love writing and reading and living in peoples and my own stories, making a whole world of my own creation or my own mind, it can be beautiful, disgusting, scary, funny or crazy. Though, when it comes to this communication it's addressed to younger people, personally, and it's pretty cool and fun, to fill in everything with action and adventure, romance and hectic scenes you have to speed through to feel like you're living in that moment. 

ACO 4.1: Devise communication strategies to promote individual accountability and team success.
ACO 4.2: Use effective oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills to facilitate positive interactions.
ACO 4.3: Apply appropriate interpersonal skills to establish positive and sustained relationships with clients.