Thursday, May 28, 2015

Music Videos Rock!

During the making of our music video, each member needed to contribute in some way. All of my group members edited parts of the music video. Lilio put effects, Lele edited some of the scenes, Noa helped make final edit adjustments to the music video and I helpede edit some of the scenes. Every member in my group including me, were apart of the music video and we each did a lip sincing part.

I think that the audience will enjoy Noas "Whatch me whip" dancing in the first part of the music video because its always funny and entertaining watching Noa dance. He did really good with the dancing part and in the end, everyone loved it when the whole class watched out music video.

Our music video showed what I learned this year because of the quality and edits that was in it. We added a lot of effects to the scenes to make it more interesting. My team worked really hard to make this music video as fun and entertaining as possible. We had a lot of fun creating this music video and it was a great experience.
Below are some behind the scene pictures.

Lyrical Livelihood

For the last project of the year in G.T. class, Mr. Sanderl assigned our group to create a music video with the song of our choice. My team for this project is Lilio, Lele and Noa. My favorite song lyrics make me feel entertained because its upbeat and makes me want to listen to it over and over again.

Our team choose to pick the song "Girls just wanna have fun" by Cyndi Lauper. In the beginning of our music video, we will play the chorus of the song "Watch me" by Silento. We chose to use these songs because we thought that it would be fun to have Noa dance to the first 15 seconds of "watch me whip". Then have a recording sound as an effect transition into the song "Girls just wanna have fun".

The visual story that our music video will tell is basically that girls just wanna have fun and that you don't always need boys. In our video, we showed scenes of all of us at the beach having fun and playing around, then in school and took videos of us pushing Noa away.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Animation Outtakes

In G.T. we were assigned to create a "Tell your story" animation. My team members are EhuMaceo,  Seth Two interesting facts about each teammate in my group is Ehu is tall and enjoys playing sports such as volleyball and basketball. Maceo is fast in using stykz animation and is great at playing dodgeball. Seth is good at snowboarding and you may find him out in the water bodyboarding.

Stop-motion also known as stop frame is an animation technique to make a physical object to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between each individual photographed frame, creating an illusion of movement when all of the frames are played as a continuous sequence. .GIF stands for Graphics Interchange format and supports up to 8 bits per pixel for each image and allows a single image to reference its own palette of up to 256 different colors chosen from the 24-bit RGB color space.
Our group chose Maceo's story which is about him and two of his teammates Ehu and Seth. They go to a Student Video Competition in Florida. While they are getting ready for the competition, Maceo and Ehu get into a fight and Ehu decides to leave. The purpose for our story is to teach people to never give up and that arguing doesn't solve problems. If you work well with your team then you will get things done faster.

Our Animation Story

Our focus statement which is "Friend solves conflict" tells our story because Maceo, Seth and Ehu go to Florida for a video competition. Ehu and Maceo get into a fight and Seth helps them stop fighting and solve the problem. The main problem in the story was when 2 of the teammates could not get along and finish work because they would argue. The team is trying to defeat the all time champion from the STN competition so they need to hurry and make their invention better so they can win 1st place.
The lesson that the audience will learn is if you ever get into a fight about something, always remember that arguing will not solve any problem. In our animation movie, Maceo and Ehu get into a fight and Ehu decides to leave Florida and go back home. Then Seth tries to help solve the conflict so that Ehu will change her mind and come back to Florida to help the team. If you use all the time that you have arguing then you will not get things done.

Our best moment as a team was when we split up all of the work to finish the scenes. Our team got a lot of the work done when we were working hard and not playing around. We used all of the time Mr. Sanderl could possibly give us to finish our animation movie so we could fix any little mistakes and edit it to make it better. Our worst moments as a team was when we would talk and not finish filming the scenes that needed to be done. In the end when our class watched all of the teams animation videos, they voted on our characters/sets/props and creativity/originality/execution.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Typography Images

Typography is the style and appearance of printed matter. It can be used with images to make an impact because the words can be used to explain what the subject in the image means. Typography can be used with images to make a lasting impact because the words you use in the image can mean something or tell a story by reading it. 

This week, we were assigned by Mr. Sanderl to create a Typography image. My biggest challenge during this Typography project was getting used to all the steps in order to create the final product. I watched the tutorial videos and learned more about the effects you can use to make your image better. Watching the tutorial helped me to understand step-by-step how to create a great overall Typography image. 

My first visual example on the left is of Steve Jobs an innovator. I used an image of him to create my first Typography image. I copy and pasted a paragraph of text from Wikipedia that was about him and added it to the image, my second picture on the right is of Mr. Rohrs, a P.E. teacher at Kapaa Middle School. We took a close up picture of his face and part of his shoulders. for the text, I typed words that described him then turned it into a stamp to add to the image. I used orange, green and purple color for the final effect on the image. My last picture is a portrait of me and this was my favorite out of all the examples I did because it was very fun creating this final image, I love the contrast of colors in my image and even though it was a little difficult during the process of it I am happy with my final image.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Double Exposed Portraits

Portrait Photography is a photo of a person or a group of people that shows the expression or personality of the subject. This can relate to profile view because its an outline of someones face as seen from one side. It can also relate to silhouetting because its an image of a person or object represented as a solid shape or singular color usually black and its edges match the outline of the subject.

Double Exposures are created in Photoshop by choosing one profile photo of someone and one or more "texture" images. Then go to Photoshop and upload the pictures by clicking on "file", "scripts", "load files into stack". Once the pictures are uploaded, start with the profile image and whiten the back round. You can create as many layers as you want by clicking on "layer", "new adjustment layer" and then you can choose different types of effects.I would want to make a double exposure because when the two pictures blend together it creates an amazing overall image.

 The symbolism in my two visual examples are boxing because it helps me to become stronger and have more self defense to protect myself. Boxing is also a fun outside of school activity to do. I also choose art because I love to draw in my free time and learn new art designs and techniques. Art teaches risk taking and learning to be creative in your drawings.
                      Practice Image                                                                                  Final

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

HDR Photography

 HDR Photography is a method that aims to add more of a dynamic range to photographs, which is the ratio of light to dark photos. HDR uses three photos, taken in different exposures. You can use an image editing software and put the images together to highlight the best parts of the photo. I like HDR Photography because you are able to see the different exposures after taking a picture.

The steps on how to create an HDR image is to take 7 pictures starting at a really low exposure to a high exposure compensation, then go to photoshop and press edit and merge to HDR pro, and upload your pictures. Automatic HDR is different because when you press HDR on a mobile device then you just press on the button and it will take one HDR picture but on a digital camera you can take many HDR pictures at different exposure compensation.

My thought process behind taking the landscape picture below was to find a good place that had a great view and not much movement in the photo. Then when I took the experiment profile picture I wanted to have a nice back round instead of taking the picture in front of a wall and find a person who could keep a straight face for 20 seconds.