Thursday, May 24, 2018

Drone Buying Guide Project


Our final project is a drone buying guide. It's meant to help with buying a drone and seeing what you'd like in a drone. Our final project shows it well. It could have been edited a lot better. The footage was nice though. The speaking was pretty good. I helped by being the speaker. I also helped with the filming. I didn't really edit in this project. That was my partners doing the editing. It wasn't too bad but it defiantly could've been better.



The most challenging part of this project was definatly finding the b-roll and editing. There was a lot of cuts to cover. The b-roll was of drones and thats hard footage to get. We had to use some footage I got from earlier. It works okay but some better b-roll would really improve this project. The biggest road block would again be the b-roll. We fixed it with getting earlier drone footage and using as much as we could.

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, May 23, 2018

Digital Manipulation



The surrealism movement used more abstract ideas that were much different or exaggerated from the norm to convey ideas. The first photo could represent how we rely on plants for our food. Also how if we take care of plants were basically taking care of ourselves. My second concept could communicate that warnings are there for a reason and there are consequences for not following them. The last one could show that money controls everything from food, to nature, to light. That's why money is the biggest part of the picture. I also put the light as part of the fruit to show that it needs light to exist. I think it help keep me on track to do the presentation first.  I think my first one is my favorite and best relays what the idea is. It more directly relates to the idea.



RGB uses red, green and blue to make different colors. There is millions of colors that can be made and this is used for computer monitors. CMYK is cyan, magenta, yellow and black. This style is used for printing. There is less range of color but it is easier to print in this way. Loss less data preserves the original data while lossy always cuts some of the information out.  GIF and JPEG formats are lossy for images and OGG, MP4 and MP3 are lossy in audio. PNG, BMP and Raw are loss less for images and  ALAC, FLAC and WAV are all loss less for audio. Lossy takes up less space than loss less. If you want to save space and the quality isn't really of importance than lossy is more efficient. In vectors the colors are more separated. In raster the lend into each other a lot more, the gradient is less defined. Rasters are pixelated while vectors aren't. Dithering uses two colors to simulate the shade of a third color by placing dots of the two colors close together. Some ways people get creative is they create illusions by dithering.


Technology defiantly makes digital media easier. Its the most essential part after all. If you have smooth Tech to work with then you re going to be more productive. Without using some type of camera or computer program to edit would be crazy. You'd have to do so much hands on work and techniques. The end result might be a little more choppy. It might be more obvious with the editing. With the editing today you can't even tell if an image is edited.

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.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Photo Challenge

      Nature, Repetition of Shapes                 Eating, Point of View Hydration, High Angle Light, Eye Level





Beach, Ground Level Energy, Framing Floral, Macro





















     Creating, Birds Eye                             Sounds, Low Angle                         Fear, Leading Lines











 Exercise, Contrast in Content                Travel, Parts of a Whole                    Rejected, Unusual Angle














Adventure, Focal Point                            Trust, Ants Eye












In the photo challenge we had to take nice, high quality pictures within the criteria given. I critiqued the nature Photos. The idea was to get repetition of shapes using a picture of nature. The pictures were good. We did this first one in class. In my picture I tried to get the repetition of the grass which is a part of nature. I also critiqued the fear pictures using leading lines. I tried to use the spider webs as the leading lines towards the spider. I think doing this challenge and being critiqued made me better. I think I can now take better photos and know exactly what i'm doing. I have a variety of techniques at my disposal now. 

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.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Hiki No Building Construction


Our story is about the Industrial engineering and technology pathway. Its focused on what the class does and some of the projects they are working on for the community. They will learn how the class teaches students to learn in a more hands on manner as well as improving the campus. The fact that they are hoping to help the community will help to engage the audience. Our rough cut was very unfinished. We saw what we needed to do and quickly focused on making it better. The main problem was the time it took to edit. We improved in all categories. Our b-roll was added, our voice over was placed appropriately, the editing was cleaner and this all worked to improve our overall message.





The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is important because it doesn't let you use footage that is not your own. Copyright infringement is basically the use of works protected by copyright law without permission. some examples are the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works. the consequences of this is a fine depending on the amount of money you cause the owner to lose in addition to jail time for up to 5 years for first time offenders and 10 years for repeat offenders. to avoid copyright infringement you need to get permission from the owner by contacting them. Thanks to 'Fair use" you don't need permission if you are using it for limited purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work.


Its important to get permission on location. if you have somebody in your film that doesn't want to be there and you didn't even ask then you could get into trouble. you wouldn't beable to use your footage. to avoid this you can have people that might be in your work sign a release form to ensurethat every body is okay with whats going on. If its going to be broadcast somewhere this isa very important step that you cant afford to miss. Our critique went well. We improved a lot since the rough cut. We could have gotten a second interview to make the story better but I think it turned out well.

Rough Cut Critique

Final Cut Critique
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



We chose our interviewee based on what story we think we could tell. We ended up choosing me and the story was how working as a high school student encourages responsibility. I was the producer, interviewee and Writer. We chose Ethan as the editor, reporter and the voice over because we thought that's what he would be best at and Kyler was the director, camera and audio with some help from Ricky. if someone was absent we picked up the slack to keep on track and get the job done instead of waiting for the person absent to come back. This helped get it done on time and correctly.



Safety is the most important thing when it comes to the production process. The 3 things everyone should know is identify all the hazards, evaluate the risks and identify measures to control the risks. For the crituque we got some good feedback. Just make sure the B-roll is good and looks how we want it. Also make sure that we fix the editing and make sure it flows well. Other than that it went pretty good.


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

   

The difference between a host shot and an interview shot is that in an interview you don't look directly at the camera. You're looking at the person who is interviewing you. Your face is looking a little to ones side. In a host shot you're looking at the camera or your audience. The background of an interview shouldn't be flat it should be able to show depth. It also helps a lot to compress the background too. There should also be look room. Look room is space between the subject and the edge of the screen. Make sure there is enough that the screen isn't filled up with only the subject and also not too much so that you get distracted from other things going on in the background.

I believe the most important part of shooting an interview is being a good director. Being a good director could mean a lot of things. A good director makes sure the subject is comfortable and everything is set up for a good shot. You want to make your subject look good too. Testing the recording and everything is important too because if you mess that up than you'll have to try again. making sure you have good questions could also keep the interview interesting and you could get some good information out of it. In my opinion getting the shot is still most important though. Even if you get really good information nobody is going to want to watch it if it looks bad. To make the process easier you could talk story to the subject before the interview. Make them comfortable so that they won't be as nervous during interview.




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, March 6, 2018

Under The Blood Red Sun

The savages are directors and producers. They make movies and they also do Bank of Hawaii commercials. There jobs are to convey there vision to the crew and to the actors so that they can be on the same page. They also plan everything and story board and make the big decisions. They're also responsible for getting the movie out there and getting a budget for the film. The movie was about a young japanese boy and what happens to him during the bombing of pearl harbor. He faces discrimination and bullying. His father and grandpa gets arested and he has to be the an of the house.

The first question I asked was how much did it take to make the movie. It took about $500,000 to make and it also took a little more to distribute. Then I asked about if they had any trouble finding places to film. I also asked what challenges did they face when filming which I got a similar answer to. There wasnt much places to film and they had to move from place to place a lot. It was hard to make it look authenticly old and there was noise in a lot of places. They also didnt really have as much money as they would like and so they couldn't create some of the scenes that they wouldv'e liked. I asked if they ever thought about making a sequel and they said they would love to but that the first movie didn't break even and they don't think a sequel would be a good investment financially. They are thinking about doing a movie by the same author though. I also asked for some tips for beginner film makers and they said to practice. Also read and write. He said if you learn how to tell a story well that would help a lot.


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.