Tuesday, May 14, 2019

ALD 1.0 - Digital Manipulation

CREATE a Slides presentation detailing each concept for your 3 SURREALIST IMAGES...
LastF_Concept-1.jpg (2 image composite) Cut-out techniques, move, transform & skew
LastF_Concept-2.jpg (3 image composite) Image blending, layer mask, opacity & liquify
LastF_Concept-3.jpg (4 image composite) Your choice of image blending techniques

First, give an overview of this project by explaining the Surrealism art movement. Then explain each of your surrealist concepts. How did presenting each of your concepts before actually creating them help or hinder your end result? Which of your final images do you think presents your most powerful message and why? (6 sentence minimum)

Next, do your research first... Explain hexadecimal colors and how color information is used in both RGB and CMYK models. What is lossy and lossless compression and how do they relate to the JPG, GIF, PNG and RAW image formats? Why does the complexity and size of digital files matter in relation to data storage limits? Describe the different uses of raster and vector graphic data. How can dithering and error diffusion be used for creative effects in Photoshop? (6 sentence minimum)

Finally, how does the relationship between technology and productivity impact digital media? Imagine creating surrealist images without computers, digital cameras or photoshop... How would you do it? How might the end result differ from our digital format? Conclude with a critique of your best image and brief reflection of the results from our class critique. (6 sentence minimum)

1) Embed your slides presentation at the top
2) Insert 2 of your finished Surrealist images (not best) below 1st paragraph
3) Insert your BEST image & a photo bar of images it came from below 2nd paragraph
4) Place your critique results below the 3rd paragraph

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.


GOAL: Create a 60-90 second Final Video Project that demonstrates your commitment to high quality planning, production value, editing and audience impact.

First, what is the genre of your final video project and what is it about? Why have you chosen to focus on this idea and what message to you intend to communicate to your audience? How well does your final video project showcase the skills you have learned in Digital Media? (6 sentence minimum)

Last, which part of the pre-production, production or post-production process was the most challenging for you and why? Describe your biggest road block in completing this project and what you did to overcome it. Explain the BEST part, BEST moment, or BEST learning experience while creating your Final Video. Conclude with a reflection about your critique results. (6 sentence minimum)

1) Embed your final video project from Drive at the top.
2) Insert a screenshot of a crucial part of your pre-production plan after 1st paragraph.
3) Add the images of your critique results after your final paragraph.
4) OPTIONAL BONUS: Include behind the scenes photos (1pt) or BTS Video (2 pts)

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, April 8, 2019

ALD 3.0 - Hiki No Video

The purpose of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is that it criminalizes people who are spreading copyright work. Copyright infringement is when you violate the copyright's owners exclusive rights. The legal consequences of copyright infringement are that you have to pay the amount of damages and profits, they could take control of the illegal works and you could also go to jail etc. You can get permission for copyright material by asking permission for the work. Fair Use is when you copy a copyrighted material, but you have to change  it. Two examples of Fair Use that is legal is critiquing something or doing a parody.

It is essential to gain permission because you don't know if a location you wanna film could be private property.  Video Release Forms are forms that are asking for  permission for the people in their video to let the filmmaker use that content. Them signing the release form helps so that the filmmakers rights are protected.

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.

ALD 6.0 - Practice Story

Safety is your number one priority during the production process because, you do not want to harm anyone your are working with including the actors or even the whole crew. One of the things you should be concerned about is the risk is make sure you are not doing time pressure, because that can cause accidents. Plus make sure that you are using the camera strap on the camera because you don't want to damage equipment that is very expensive and not yours. Lastly, be careful when you are filming but not paying attention to your surroundings.
ALD 6.1: Anticipate potential health and wellness concerns while operating computing devices in order to enhance workplace safety.

ALD 5.0 - Interview Composition

The difference between a host shot is that its when someone is talking straight  to the camera or to an audience, but then a interview shot is when the person is talking to the person they are interviewing not to the camera. The background of an interview shot should be something that connects to what they are talking about but not distracting. You should never shoot a flat angle because it is not interesting, you should have a background that makes people interested. Look Room is the space where the person who's getting interviewed is looking.

I think that the most important thing about shooting a successful interview is make the interviewee comfortable. This is important because it will show the camera how the person is feeling while filming, because I think you can tell if someone is uncomfortable. To make them feel more comfortable you can make sure they can prepare about the topic your talking about. You can also make them feel comfortable by being kind, and not rushing the process.

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, February 28, 2019

ALD 4.0 - Editing Practice

Editing techniques can add to the story by making the video more entertaining and hook the viewer into the video. Most of the time cuts are supposed to have a smooth transition, but sometimes when you want to give a different feel to the viewer it doesn't have to be smooth.The role of natural sounds is that it advances the story because it's like the viewer is right there with you. When it comes to music and audio soundscape it can change the way you feel while watching it, like when you are at a happy part in a film you would put upbeat music, its like you can feel what they are feeling.
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, January 28, 2019

ALD 2.0 - Public Service Announcement

The impact that the PSA could have on an audience is that it could make someone more aware of the issue. I think that PSA's can make someone think differently, but not necessarily make them act different. I think that because it depends on how the PSA is made if its not something you are going to remember then maybe it won't be as impactful. I am hoping that the PSA will make people think twice about conserving energy and not just to make them think differently but also act differently. Our PSA is about conserving energy, they should care about this issue because it can affect them and others in the generations to come.

The organization hosting for our PSA topic is Hawaiian Electric, they are an organization with a goal to have 100% renewable energy by 2045. Which will help electric cost to go down and cleaner for other generations. The rules that should not be overlooked like the timing 30 seconds are less. Another rule that should be not overlooked is that the PSA should still be the same topic as your organization, it should also be turned in on time and not late. I think there is so many opportunities for media students because they want to recognize students who can get a message through media. I think that students get the most benefits because they are provided with things they can use for a future career.

The PSA did the evolve as much as the final video came out. We had no rough cut because we did not get the footage in time to critique it. I think that the critique results were better then I thought they would turn out, I thought maybe some things could improve like how to make it more impactful. The best compliment was about how we had good shots and nice music, which I can agree on.

ALD 2.1 Assess the evolution of digital media as it affects and is affected by society.
ALD 2.2 Assess changes in technology and markets as it affects digital media designs.