Thursday, May 31, 2018

Final project





Our final project was about Sabrina and her softball career. We chose this topic because it seemed like a good topic to make our project on. We also chose this topic because we wanted to show how she got to where she is. We wanted to share her story, and show other kids from Kauai that you are given opportunities here. Sabrina is the perfect example that with enough ambition and determination anything is possible. This final project show cases our skills we learned in digital media such as voice overs and video editing.




I think the most challenging part of the pre-production process was writing the script and making it sound good. I think the most challenging part of the post-production process was editing and making everything fit together properly.  The biggest road block we had was getting some b-roll. We overcame it by asking for some videos of her and also going to go get some b-roll. The critique results showed what we did good on. I appreciate the critique results because it shows what we could work on and what we did good on.






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.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Digital Manipulation




Surrealism is the experiencing imagination with art. Surrealism images release the creative potential of the unconscious mind. It is basically based on dreams. Surrealism images usually look like something you would see in a dream, and it consist of things that don't usually fit together, for example, a football stadium on the beach. When I thought about the images I was going to create I didn't really know how they were going to turn out. I think the image with the most powerful message is my second image which is the mirror with the beach with grass. I believe that it has the most powerful message because it think that the image shows that there is more out there than what is in front of your face.





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)

The hexadecimal colors are red, green, and blue. Color information is used in both RGB and CMYK models because it carries important key information relating to the artistic detail. Lossy format looses data when converted when lossless format preserves the files original data. Images in GIF and JPEG formats are lossy, while PNG, BMP and RAW are lossless formats for images. Complexity and size of digital files matter in relation to data storage limits because





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)





ADD your VISUALS:
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
5) Embed your Vimeo screencast before the tags

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


                                                     Day 1- Nature - Repetition of shapes



                                                          Day 2 - Eating - Point of view



Day 3 - Hydration - High angle


                 
                                                              Day 4 - Light - Eye level



                                                          Day 5 - Beach - Ground level



                                                            Day 6 - Energy - Framing 



                                                                Day 7 - Floral - Macro



                                                           Day 8 - Creating - Birds eye



                                                            Day 9 - Sound - Low angle



                                                          Day 10 - Fear - Leading lines


The 15 day photo challenge was a way to challenge us in our photo taking skills with different angles and compositions. For example day 6 was energy and the composition was framing. It was a good way to challenge us in our creativity and skill. The days I was in charge of the critique was day 2 and day 9. I think after doing this photo challenge my photo taking skills improved. After doing this photo challenge I learned new and better ways to take high quality photos. 

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.





Thursday, May 3, 2018

Hiki No Softball Scholarship


Goal: Create a 3 minute personal profile or news story that showcases high quality interview composition, clearly recorded voiceovers, natural sounds, stable and well composed 3 shot B-Roll sequences, L & J-cuts, balanced audio and smooth progression of the story.

BLOG POST:
First, describe your story topic and what you intend to communicate to your audience. What will they learn from watching it and what will make them care? From the critique of your rough cut, explain how you've improved the 5 point story flow, tone of voiceovers, sequencing of B-roll, editing techniques and the overall message. (6 sentence minimum)

Our topic was about Sabrina and what she had to do to get where she is now in softball. I think the audience will learn about the dedication she has for the sport.  I think the way we could make people care is by showing people what she not only does on the field but what she does off the field. We actually changed our story from the rough cut. I think changing our topic was a good choice because we were able to make a better and more compelling story. I believe it was a better topic to present.







Then, explain the purpose of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). What is copyright infringement and what are the legal consequences of using material without permission? How can you get permission to use copyrighted materials? Explain "Fair Use" and give two specific examples of using copyrighted material without permission that is legal. (6 Sentence minimum)

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is the United States copyright law. Copyright infringement is the violation of a copyright owner's exclusive rights granted by the federal copy right act. If someone uses material without permission the legal consequences are; the infringer pays the actual dollar amount of damages and profits, the law provides a range from $200 to $150,000 for each work infringed, the infringer pays for all attorneys fees and court costs, the Court can issue an injunction to stop the infringing acts, the Court can impound the illegal works and the infringer can go to jail. You can get permission to use copyrighted material by contacting the owner of the material and negotiate if you need to make a payment or not and you should get the permission agreement in writing just incase.







Finally, why is it essential to gain permission to film on location? What are video release forms used for and why are they mandatory for professional video production? Conclude with a reflection of your critique results. What single area could your team have improved most and how can you address this better in the future? (6 sentence minimum)



ADD your VISUALS: 1) Embed your finished story from Vimeo at the top. 2) Insert a photo bar of 3 behind the scenes photos after your 1st paragraph. 3) Insert a screenshot of your script after your second paragraph. 4) Add an image of your critique results after your final paragraph.

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



To choose our interviewee and what topic the news story we were going to present, we went around in our group and thought on interesting stories and then chose the most interesting one. Once we figured out who was going to be the interviewee we kinda just split up the other jobs. We kinda stayed with the jobs we were assigned to. We may have switched a few jobs because someone had a better understanding on how to do that specific job. Switching some of the jobs helped our team because it made things easier. Switching some of the jobs also helped us work better as a team.


During the production process safety is your number one priority because keeping everything and everyone safe. 3 safety concerns your team should be aware of while filming are tripping and lifting hazards, camera risks, and shots that may look illegal. Our critique results were very helpful, the results show us how we can improve for our next project. The 3 largest words of improvement we received were probably B-roll, L cuts, and J cuts. I believe those 3 things were the ones we could improve the most on. To make a more compelling story I think we could have improved our b-roll. I also think we could have done a better job on the voiceover and make it more interesting.





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

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Interview Composition

GOAL: Learn how to compose high quality interviews shots according to PBS Hawaii Standards...
PRE: Each team will turn in at least 6 still images (2-3 per person) of what they believe to be acceptable interview composition.
POST: After the critique, reshoot your teammates with a variety of correct interview compositions that meet PBS standards (2-3 per person).

BLOG POST:
First, explain the difference between a host or reporter shot and an interview shot. Describe what the background of an interview shot should be composed of and why NEVER to shoot flat angle interviews against a wall, hedge, fence, bus or any other flat surface. What is "look room" and how can you setup "The Line" to avoid creating a profile shot. (6 sentence minimum)


In a host or reporter shot, the reporter is directly in front of the camera and looking directly into the camera. In an interview shot the person is talking to the side of the camera and not directly to the camera. The background of an interview should have things that could frame the person and not things that could distract from the interview. Flat angle shots should never be shot because 


Then, discuss what you believe to be the most important part of shooting a successful interview... Is it getting a good shot, making the interviewee comfortable, being a good director, testing & recording high quality audio, or asking follow up questions? What strategies can you think of to make the interviewing process easier? (6 sentence minimum)

Everything from getting a good shot, making the interviewee comfortable to being a good director, testing and recording high quality audio, or asking follow up questions is very important for shooting a successful interview. I think the most important part of shooting a successful interview is being a good director. Being a good director is important because everything starts with the director.

                                       Make sure they are not looking too far off the camera


                                          Too close, Making the interviewee uncomfortable


Make sure there isn't anything sticking out from their head




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. Savage is the director of "Under the Blood Red Sun" and Mrs. Savage is the associate producer. The role of a director is to control the film in many different aspects. The directors key role is to choose the cast members, production design, and the creative aspects of film making. The role of an associate producer is to assist the producer with putting the film together. Some of the duties of an associate producer may include writing, editing, organizing scripts, and helping the editor by making some calls that may help. The movie "under the Blood Red Sun" is about a Japanese-American boy and his family and how life was like for the Japanese people during the bombing of pearl harbor.

I didn't ask a question, but someone did ask a question similar to mines and they answered my question while answering the other question. The question I had was; did the film and the story come out exactly how you wanted it to? Why or why not? The answer I received was; it didn't turn out exactly how they wanted it to, they had to make a few changes like switching scenes around so everything can fit better.

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.