Thursday, September 27, 2018

ACO 5.0 - Coding Altino Cars


I think coding is a very important skill to learn because technology is getting more and more advanced throughout the years and probably within the next 10 years some things will be AI controlled. And most people will probably not even have jobs I think programming will be the biggest well paying job you could get far in the future, since everything will probably be ran by computers, and that's why I think its an important skill to learn.

So challenge #1 was pretty difficult for us at first, because every so often we would get an error in the output underneath the lines. And we kept trying to fix them by doing what it was telling us to do and the attempts wouldn't work so we had to think about what the issue was and finally we fixed it. So challenge #1 wasn't too difficult once we got the hang of it and got the process pretty well. And so we were able to complete challenge one in a way but Joshua kept modifying the script and messing us up a little bit. I felt kinda annoyed for the trial and the error because it was so easily fixable from what we learned and Joshua never let us fix the issue it was always him that would keep going back and forth trying to fix it but it would only make it worse.

So for the second challenge I wasn't here, I was out sick. But what we were supposed to do was make our cars sirens go off and pretend to pick up a civilian and drive back safely without hitting anything. Yesterday they weren't able to finish it, but I don't know, all I heard from my teammates was they were not able to finish it.

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

The art I'm doing right now I think involves value in the still life paintings. The part I find enjoyable about digital painting is if you make a mistake its so easily fixable with the undo button, where as in real life if you draw too dark and want to undo that mistake you're better of just getting a new piece of paper. And the thing I found the most challenging about digital painting is when you're using a mouse, its pretty difficult to draw an accurate straight line without your hand getting shaky and messing up and then having to undo it, I think thats the most challenging thing its to get used to it and maybe you can develop better skill over practice.

The image that was taken was not mine, Mr. Sandrel gave me this picture to use so all credit goes to him for this photo. I do not know where the image was taken, my assumption is that it was taken on a hill at the beach.

The portrait I was using was an image I took with the macbook in class, the person in it is of course myself. The photo doesn't mean anything to me honestly it's just a drawn on photo I had to complete for the class assignment, I don't really have words to describe what it means to me. The final image using some elements of art said Mr Sandrel, But there are some things I could've drawn to make it a completed drawing of all the elements. I think I got decent feedback and criticism because in all honesty I really did just scribble a bit and I tried to add in shading and more facial detail but I couldn't figure out how to go about that, I do agree with my critique results.

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 is how the pitch variation does distinguish words. Like for example, when your voice rises at the end of a question, that is basically intonation. Inflection however is modulation of the voice, changed in pitch or tone of voice. My role in the assignment was I was doing the audio even though everyone else was speaking as well and helped put together all of the tracks. I think what audios task is to put all of the tracks together so that they make sense and add the sound effects, as well as vocally, you are also the one to do the talking. Before recording the script in one take you need to be confident in yourself I guess, being insecure and lack of confidence can bring you down and not really help you in that process of recording.


Keio (Host): Hello beautiful people of the earth, I’m your host Keio Wakuta. Welcome to the Game Squad Podcast. On this wonderful day we have 7 special guests, the 7 principles design!

Keio: Our first guest is Comrade Emphasis

Victor (Emphasis) - Good morning my fellow comrades, it is I, Emphasis, it’s time for me to steal the show with my awesomeness because I am the most important principle out of the other principles. I am the center part of the design that catches the audience’s eye.

Keio (Host):Next is Mr Balance and Alignment

Joshua (Balance and Alignment) - It’s balance, balance and alignment, my part as a principle of design is that I make sure that all the elements on a picture are not too colorful but just the right amount. That it has an equal amount of shade to where the eyes can easily glide through the scene.

Outtro: (Phone rings) Hello, I’ll be right there, I’m sorry but someone needs me (car noises) and (water splash)

Keio (Host): When did he get a car in here? And aren’t we in the middle of the city?

Keio (Host): Alright then, our next guest is the wonderful Mr. Contrast!

Victor (Contrast): Hello my fellow Americans, I am contrast. I’m different from all the other principles because I show the differences between all the elements on the design, with differences in color and shading, everything would look boring if I wasn't there.

Keio (Host) That’s very nice maybe you could tell us a little more.

Victor (Contrast): You know I have been thinking a lot about walls recently. Stone walls, Brick walls, Firewalls.

(beep) The recent content is confidential information by the US, please join us next time. (presidential horn)

Keio (Host): Okay then, now on to Repetition.

Joshua (Repetition): H-h-h-h-h-h-hello everybody, I’m R-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-repetition I make sure that your art is unified and more strengthened than it was before

Keio (Host): Well that very nice but your time has just been cut short

Joshua (Repetition): W-w-w-wait (trap door opens dropping sound)

Keio (Host): Wow he hit the ground hard, well then our next guest is Proportion

Victor (Proportion): Greetings,I am proportion. As the 5th principle of design my job is to make sure all elements of a design are well sized and thoughtfully placed, speaking of thoughtfully placed, this microphone is tilted 2 inches to the left let me just fix that.

Keio (Host): Thank you proportion, now onto Movement

Joshua (Movement): (constant moving) (always talking) Hey guys I’m movement I’m the way a person guides through the information by controlling the elements in a way that lets your eyes move or bounce from one piece of information to the next.

Keio (Host): And last but not least, onto our final element, white space… um white space?

Victor (White space): Huh..? oh right right, hello I’m white space…… I am the 7th principle of design, and as…...white space I’m the part of the art you don’t add anything to. …………….I’m the empty space around the eleme…….

Keio (Host): Well I think he’s dead, no wait he’s still breathing, well folks that was the last and final principle of design. Thank you and goodnight... (car crash) Um was that Balance and Alignment?

Joshua (Balance and Alignment): I’m back!

Keio (Host): No, the podcast is over, get out of my basement!

(Outro music)

The results of our project were really good surprisingly, our team met the project goal on a scale of 1-10 we got a 8 I would say. The way we kept our audience engaged is because of the voices I did, that was humorous to them. The obstacles we faced weren't too bad, Joshua and Keio would laugh at the contrast voice I made so I had to redo contrast like 4 times, they had to leave the room because of it. If I got to do this project again with the same people, I honestly didn't think we needed improvement on much, I think a little more explanation for the elements would've been better.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

ACO 6.0 - Proprietary Information


The FCC is the Federal Communications Commission, it is an independent agency of the united states government. To regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder. The steps to using copyrighting material are a 5 step task, first, determine if the permission is needed, two, identify the owner, three, identify the rights needed, four, plan ahead for permission, five, contact the owner and negotiate wether payment is required or not, sixth and final step, get your permission agreement in writing.

Confidentiality is basically keeping something a secret, something that no one else can know about. Some examples of what you should keep private are your password, your actual name, where you live. Social media has an impact on confidential information in kind of a bad way, most people give out tons of information of them in their bio and its about the dumbest thing you can do. And depending on if your account is private, you gotta be careful with what you post because later on in life it can come back and bite you hard.


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 14, 2018

ACO 2.0 - Market Shifts

  A market to me is a way for people to make money and sell stocks and other items. A way markets can change over time is that they can become more developed and change in many ways that is most efficient, like motorized cars for example, gas powered cars cause air pollution to some people they don't like that, thats why theres the Tesla cars, and the priest that are electrical powered. That's something that has changed in the market industry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The skills I would really like to improve on in arts and communications class, are basically all the main categories listed. I would like to improve on my coding so I can better develop games and create projects at home. Work on my editing skills better and learn how to do things the short way, I made a youtube channel and I post my edited videos there. Its for comedic purposes, but most of my video editing is there. And as well as drawing, I'm very artistic but I would like to get more and more better at it. And a skill I think would help me be more successful would be to code. I think computer science related fields can be a very useful skill because in the future, a lot of things will probably be ran by machines, artificial intelligence, robots, etc. So It's a very useful skill to learn in my opinion.                                                                                                                                                                   TAGS: 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 - Communication Strategies

The way my communication is, is different around family, friends, people online. I talk to my family very openly and honest because they are people I've known my entire life, and I feel comfortable speaking with them, friends at school or anywhere, I can be very open as well, I can be mean to them sometimes, joke around with them, swear, but thats just mostly our humor, we say dumb stuff a lot, and I'm the mature one out of most of them. I feel most comfortable around friends and family because I know them more, they understand my personality, and how I can be. I think a way I can improve my communication would be to be more open to talk to other people, usually when someone waves I just try not to engage with them. The part where I'm least comfortable is talking about my personal life because I have a lot of things about me that most people would find me strange if they knew.

After high school, I think a career I'd like to get into would be to major in computer science and learn how to code and learn each of the computer languages. I'd probably want to get into software engineering, develop my own things. The reason I would wanna do something like this for my job after college is because I have a big interest In computers and coding and learning how to develop my own stuff other than get an expert. I can use this skill for my own benefit when I have a problem with my computer. And because its a fun experience, you can give the computer a list of commands and make your own games.

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.