Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Photo Challenge



The 15 Day Photo Challenge was where we each got to pick a subject for a photo along with a photo composition. Each day we would take the planned photo but we had to use our imagination to make it relevant to the subject. Once everyone turned their photo in, the person who chose that days subject would then critique everyones photos. I definitely think my photography skills have improved throughout this challenge. The critiques were very helpful, the feedback helped me make my next photos even better. Another way this critique helped my skills was the fact that we had to challenge ourselves to show the subject of our photos in different and unique ways.



TAGS:
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.




Final Video Project



My final project was meant to show what it's like to live on Kauai. I chose to focus on this because everyday I wake up wondering how I got so lucky to have to opportunity to grow up here. I wanted to share that with my class and my blog. I used the skills I've acquired this semester in Final Cut Pro in this video. I tried to make the clips relevant to each other so the video would flow. I'd say this story represents the things I've learned this quarter pretty well.

I'd say pre production was the most challenging for me. At first, I couldn't find an idea to base my story off of that seemed interesting to me. That was until I realized that my home was the perfect story pot. Once I chose that idea, the rest was pretty easy. Based on my critique I'd say the best part of my video was the B-roll visuals. One thing I would try to improve on is making the message of my video more clear.



TAGS:
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.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Digital Manipulation

This project was meant to show the skills we've learned on photoshop and to show our take on surrealism. In my first image, I blended a sunset into the sky of a picture of Napali Coast. My second is similar but instead of the Napali Coast, I blended it into our school. My third and final picture is of an airplane window from my trip to the Big Island, I replaced the view with water. I think planning out each of my concepts really helped with the quality of my work, it also helped me by having a set plan for what I was doing. I'd say the most powerful message out of the three is the one blending a sunset with the school campus, simply because they're too very different things that don't normally go together.




Hexadecimal colors are calculations that represent colors on online platforms. The two different types of hexadecimal colors are  RGB and CYKM. RGB should be used when dealing with online materials and CYKM while doing prints. File formatting is extremely important when dealing with any type of file. Lossless files refer to files which can be directly copied to a CD without any loss in quality. Lossy files are when copies will lose quality. Examples of lossy files are: GIF, JPEG, OGG, MP4 and MP3 while lossless files include PNG, BMP, Raw, ALAC, FLAC, and Wav. Your computer may not have enough room for an abundance of a certain type of file. Raster is pixel drawing and more detailed while vector art is when you draw the outline of a shape and it fills it. Dithering can create optical illusions.

You need both technology and productivity to succeed in digital media, Without those two things you won't anything done. Digital media requires you to stay on track and on top of your work, without falling behind. It also requires you to know what you need to do and how to do it on your phone, camera, or computer.  If I couldn't use cameras or photoshop to express surrealism, I would show it through painting. It wouldn't come out as precise as it would through photoshop, but it would still get the message across.

TAGS:
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.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hiki No Video


My Hiki No story was about cell phone use and addiction in school. From watching my video people will learn about the negative affects of cell phone use during class along with the benefits of giving students access to there phones during school. My team improved our rough cut by recording a voiceover that was relevant to the B-roll and interviews. We also improved our B-roll to represent our story correctly. We made the overall message more apparent by using editing techniques to cut out the irrelevant parts of the interview.

The purpose of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is to strengthen to penalty for those who are guilty of copyright and to protect internet service providers from liability for copyright infringement by their users. Copyright infringement is the use of someone else's work that is protected by copyright law. The legal consequences of copyright infringement are Infringer must pay the actual dollar amount of damages and profits, the law provides a range from $200 to $150,000 for each work infringed, infringer pays for all attorneys fees and court costs, the court can issue an injunction to stop the infringing acts, or the infringer can go to jail. To get permission to use copyright materials you must determine if permission is needed, identify the owner, identify the rights needed, plan ahead for permission, contact the owner and negotiate whether payment is required, and get your permission agreement in writing. Fair use is the copying of any copyright material used for a limited and transformative use. Some examples of "fair use" is using quotes from books, news reports, and blogs along with use of video or sound clips in creating multi-media presentations for use in the classroom.


It's essential to get permission to film in a certain location because someone else could possibly take or claim your footage and you could also be sued for filming in places like private property. Release forms are essential in a film, without legal release forms anyone in participating in the video can decide what is happening to the film or later say they do not want you using that film. Based on our critique i'd say the area we need the most improvement is the overall message. In the future I will make sure all the footage in the film and voiceovers are relevant to the message.

TAGS:
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, April 6, 2018

Practice Story



Our group chose our interviewee because he had a talent that he was currently pursuing and he wanted to share his story. I volunteered to be the editor and reporter and Ricky was the director/camera person. I'd say that everyone in our group put an equal effort to do their job and did the best they could. This helped our story a lot because we were all equally invested in the project.


Safety was our number one priority because if you're not safe, you're not going to produce a good story. The three safety concerns our group was aware of was the weather because we were filming outdoors and didn't want to ruin the camera equipment if it was raining. We avoided tripping hazards by making sure the area we were filming in was a safe place. Last but not least, we made sure we weren't in a rush during the filming process.



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

Friday, March 16, 2018

Interview Composition



An interview shot is where the subject faces the interviewer and is facing slightly to the side of the camera, not directly at it. A reporter or host shot is where a reporter faces the camera and talks directly to it. 
The background of an interview shot is supposed to give the shot some depth. Shooting flat angle interviews leaves the shot looking plain or too busy. Look room is the space between the subject and the edge of the screen, this is important if you want to insert the name of the person being interviewed at the bottom of the screen. You can set up the line by having the interviewee stand in the frame of the shot and face the interviewer, who is standing between the camera and the interviewee but slightly to the side.


The most important part of shooting a successful interview is making the interviewee comfortable. If they're not comfortable in front of the camera it ruins the whole interview. Another big part of it is recording high quality audio, audio is the most important part of a video. Getting a good shot is also very important because it makes the interview look more professional and easier to watch. All of these are crucial to shooting a good interview.


                                                                                           Make sure the camera is zoomed on the subject

                                                                

                                                                                                 Make sure your subject is well lit

Put your subject in front of a backround that gives it depth
                                                


TAGS:
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.








Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Under The Blood Red Sun

Mr. Tim Savage is the Director of the movie "Under the Blood Red Sun" while his wife, Mardi Savage is the Associate Producer of the movie as well. The job of a director involves visualizing the script and guiding the technical crew and actors to fulfill that vision. An Associate Producer is in charge of editing, writing, and organizing scripts. They also take care of the budgeting of the movie. Under the Blood Red Sun is about a 13 year old boy named Tomi who witnesses the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. He has to become the man of the family when is father is sent to an internment camp.

Although I didn't get to ask a question, I had questions very similar to the ones asked by others. One of my questions was "What was the biggest challenge while filming this movie?" Their response was simply, budgeting. Another question I had was "If you could go back and change anything in the film, would you?" Mr. Tim savage explained that although they were happy with the outcome if the movie, he did wish he could go back and rearrange two clips so they would be more in sequence.

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.

Photo Challenge

The 15 Day Photo Challenge was where we each got to pick a subject for a photo along with a photo composition. Each day we would...