Thursday, September 27, 2018

ACO 5.0 Coding Altino Cars

Coding is a very important skill to learn, the future will be full of it. Technology is evolving very fast, and coding is a big part of it, there are many inventions that use it, for example, all of the artificial intelligences that you know, are made from coding, Alexa, Google Home, Siri, all of them. To control our car, we used the 'Go', 'Steering', and 'delay' commands. The go command was used to control the motors, to move the car. The steering command was used to steer the car to the left, straight, and right. The third command, delay, was used to holdup other commands. For the figure 8 course we petitioned for the 150cc speed bracket, we used the maximum speed which is 1000 on the motors, we used steering to drive around the obstacles and delay to time our commands. The trial and error process was very useful, me and my friend were set up to do it fast, one on the computer, the other placing the car, so we did it very efficiently.

In the 2nd challenge, we had to use new commands, such as, the While Loop, Array, Display Line, and Sound, We used all of them except array. The while loop was to loop commands so we did not have to type a lot of code. The display line was to control the dot matrix of the altino car, and the sound command was for changing the frequency of the soundboard, to make a siren. I would definitely trust a vehicle to give me an autonomous ride, I support new technology and that would be groundbreaking. I would be amazed by it, why would they put it out to the public if it's not safe? I do not think that autonomous vehicles will be used for emergencies, I think that the civilian autonomous vehicles will be programmed to avoid the path of the emergency car. I think it would be easier for ambulances and other emergency cars to get through.


ACO 5.0 - Create a deliverable using problem-solving techniques to address client needs or target audience.
ACO 5.1 - Apply problem-solving techniques to create deliverables that address the needs of a client or target audience.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

ACO 3.0 Art and Design

In my digital still life painting I used line, texture, and value. I used line in order to get a proper outline of the mouse and make it look like an actual mouse. I used texture to make the mouse appear smooth, or to show the small bumps on the mouse wheel. I used value to display shadows around the mouse and make it appear more three dimensional instead of just a drawing. I really enjoyed drawing the little details and shadows because while it looked ok when zoomed in, when I zoomed out it added so much to the drawing. The part I didn't like doing was the initial outline, it took a long time and I had to undo a lot because I kept messing up in the middle of a line and overall it was just really time time consuming.

My landscape image was taken outside of my house early in the morning, the sun was barely starting to rise and the street lights were still on. It looked really nice so I decided to take a picture of it and use it for my landscape picture. both my still image and landscape were black and white and looked like they could be pencil drawings. The still life image has more lines and clearly defined form, while this image has more texture and detail, (obviously because its a photo). As far as shadows and value go, I feel like I could have done more with the line drawing, but this landscape image has some really nice looking shadows which emphasize the shape of some objects. When making the landscape image I stuck with the tutorial. I missed the day we spent all day making it so I had to do it in like 20 mins, although I feel like it came out pretty well for only taking 20 minutes to make.

The portrait photo I'm using was taken of Edouard in the classroom. I took this photo at the last minute because I forgot to get one at home. I really enjoyed drawing it even if my drawing skills aren't that good; Hoodies are fun to draw because of the shadows around the head, and I really don't like drawing hair. This final project uses all 7 elements of design. It uses line to outline important parts, shape to make parts of him stand out, such as his eyes, form to put emphasis on his face, value to show where the shadows are, space to clearly define that he is the center of the image, texture to show his hoodie, and color to clearly define the spaces between his skin and hoodie. My critique results were mostly amateur with my best one being on my mix, which got 1 expert rating and 11 professional ratings. I think I got these ratings because of my attention to what little details there are in this image, and the shadows around his hood.

ACO 3.1 Analyze how elements and principles of design in various forms of media are applied to communicate to a specific audience. Elements of Art: Space, Line, Color, Shape, Texture, Form, Value.
ACO 3.2 Critique how the effective integration of elements and principles of design within a variety of medium impact target audiences. Gestalt Theory: Similarity, Continuation, Closure, Proximity, Figure and ground
ACO 3.3 Apply elements and principles of design to clarify, focus, or enhance a message or concept for a target audience. Principles of Design: Scale, Proportion, Unity, Balance, Harmony, Contrast, Repetition, Variety, Emphasis)

Friday, September 7, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Audio Production

Intonation and inflection can keep the attention of the audience by adding some variation in the sound of the video. People tend to filter out repetitive sounds, so changing your words up can help hold the audience's attention. In this assignment I was the vocal talent, so I led the radio and had to use intonation and inflection to try and keep my audiences interest. If you want to record the entire script in one take, my most helpful piece of advice is, don't, you will end up spending more time re recording and editing. But if you just do 3 or 4 lines at a time, or keep going until you mess up, you can easily edit it later and make it sound like it was all done in one take.

I think my team did really well in meeting the goals. We got some pretty high scores and managed to produce a high quality product even though we had two different members absent on two different days. We used intonation and inflection pretty well and used the ad breaks to break up the segments of us just talking (which would get boring after a while) but also used the ads efficiently to convey more information about the topic of our project. If we had to do this again I would probably make multiple recordings of each line and picked the best sounding one, and cut out more of the stutters, we also would have made more sound effects for our project.

ACO 5.1 Apply problem-solving techniques to create deliverables that address the needs of a client or target audience.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

ACO 6.0 - Proprietary Information

Photo taken by Mr. Sanderl

The FCC or Federal Communications Commission, is the United States' primary authority when it comes to communication and regulates communication through radio, satellite, television, wire and cable. Copyright infringement is when someone takes something that someone else made and uses it/reproduces it without permission. You can get permission to use copyrighted materials by identifying the owner, identifying the rights you need, planning ahead for permission, negotiating whether payment is required, and then getting permission in writing from the copyright holder. downloading music illegally is a violation of copyright laws, and so is taking artwork someone else did and claiming that you made it.

Confidentiality is information that is meant to be kept secret or private, such as your social security number, your credit card details, and your passwords for online accounts. confidential information can accidentally be shared on social media in the background of a picture or accidentally through a text post. I feel like censorship should be kept to a minimum and any media that is not meant for younger audiences should be optional to see, like a setting you can toggle. I think that anyone that is voicing an opinion should be allowed to say whatever they want as long as the way they are voicing their opinion doesn't disturb people around them or otherwise negatively impact their day in a major way. I also think that revealing any information that is confidential or private without the permission of the person or group it relates to should not be allowed.

ACO 6.1: Analyze the use of copyright and proprietary information in arts and communication to facilitate responsible, legal and ethical behavior.
ACO 6.2: Examine ethical issues in arts and communications to make appropriate decisions related to clients, co-workers and society.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

ACO 2.0 - Market Shifts

A market is a system where buyers and sellers interact in order to make a trade (usually money for products or services) e.g. the gaming market. As computers and consoles improve the games improve as well. Games that were best selling and top of the line a year or so ago could sell a lot worse if some new technology came out that allowed better graphics or an improved gaming experience. When the gamecube first came out it was outcompeted by the xbox and the playstation 2, which came out around the same time and was better in pretty much every way. So despite the gamecube being better than the previous Nintendo consoles, the others were just a bit ahead of it and Nintendo barely managed to make a profit from the gamecube. Playerunknown's Battle Grounds, or Pubg was set to become the biggest game of 2017 but then Fortnite came out and blew up in popularity, causing Pubg to drop from the most popular game of the year in just weeks.

Filmmaking, coding, marketing, and photo editing are the main things I want to learn. they all seem like useful skills for any career I want to pursue and I'm also interested in them. currently in my life these would only be useful to make memes so I think that photo editing would be the most useful right now. In the future these skills will all be useful. Coding is useful because more and more things are becoming automated. Same with marketing, because while robots can take over most jobs, coding is going to take a long time to become a useless skill. Marketing probably wont become useless for a long time because being able to sell something to someone isn't something a robot can do alone without any sort of human interaction unless it is a true artificial intelligence.

ACO 2.1 Analyze how shifts in market affect changes to media and design.
ACO 2.2 Evaluate how changing communication needs of a market are addressed by media and design.
ACO 2.3 Propose media and design solutions that address the changing needs in global markets.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

ACO 4.0 - Communications Strategies

How I talk changes depending on who I'm talking to. when i'm talking to close friends I usually talk about common interests or make some sort of joke or mention an inside joke. I'm usually pretty mean to my friends, and the way I talk changes from normal speech to speaking in inside jokes and memes, until it eventually becomes a no u battle. I feel most comfortable around my friends. they have the some of the same interests and know a lot about me, including my sense of humor so when I make a joke they at least get what I was going for and understand its just a joke. I feel like I'm least comfortable communicating with people who don't have any common interests or don't have a similar sense of humor. i could probably get better at talking to them by becoming actually funny or trying out some new hobbies.

Gaming in the only thing I'm really passionate about. I spend most of my free time playing league of legends and watching gaming streamers and youtubers. After high school I want to try to commit myself to becoming a gaming streamer full time. Watching popular streamers is one of my favorite things to do, they are really interesting and funny people and when something crazy happens on stream its always awesome seeing it the next day on stream highlight channels. I wanna be that type of person thats interesting enough that other people would watch me just playing video games for hours. Also playing video games all day as my job sounds pretty good.

ACO 4.1: Devise communication strategies to promote individual accountability and team success.
ACO 4.2: Use effective oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills to facilitate positive interactions.
ACO 4.3: Apply appropriate interpersonal skills to establish positive and sustained relationships with clients.