Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Music Video Finale


   My team for the music video finale is Miranda DuarteRaja Counts and Jb Araula. So far i have worked with Jb and Miranda but not Raja yet. The song we choose was Drop In The Ocean by Ron Pope. This song was chosen because we thought it was a good song for what we planned our storyboard to be. I think that with this song we will be able to capture all of our work over this school year. This is because since our song has a sad tone to it we can create effects in final cut pro to give it a sad feeling but still making it expressive and high quality.

   Our storyline is about how a girl (Miranda) loses all of her friends. After this she feels really sad and is mourning over the loss of all her friends. But then she befriends a girl (Raja) and Miranda is Happy again. In the end they are all friends again. This relates to he lyrics because it talks about losing people and the pain that comes with it. The lyrics also talk about how they want someone back and in this case Miranda wants all of her friends back in her life along with her new friend Raja. (Jb, Me, Akasha)

   This MV showcases my best work on a high level. This is because I got to include some of my skills in photoshops while helping Miranda and Raja with the movie poster. I also got to bring out some of my filming skills when we had 2 out of school meet ups and 1 in school filming session. I was able to include some camera movement in my shots to make my MV seem to have a higher quality. Lastly I showed some of my best work when me and JB were editing in final cut pro. We worked together to edit and create effects to make our MV high quality. Since this is our last project i want to put my best quality in it especially because our GT teacher Mr.Sanderl will be teaching in the high school instead of the middle school.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Movie Trailer Premier







Our project is a movie trailer. We make up an idea for our trailer and then we go out and film our trailer. There will only be a trailer so don't expect a whole movie! Our movie is gonna be about a girl (me) who gets into an argument and mysteriously disappears. Then its up to her friend (Miranda) to sole the mystery. But was she dead in the first place?I contributed to the plan of our trailer by working on the ideas. Then I also helped with the format of the synopsis. Then I also did the VA script along with Miranda. Lastly I finished my scene (scene5) including the shot types and script for it. With my scene done I just have to wait for everyone else to finish their scenes and then we can start filming.



One of the biggest challenges we had was timing. We had our first 2 meetings done pretty fast but when we tried to turn in our film from the 2nd meeting all of the film combined into a BDMV file. Because of this setback we didn't have enough time to re film this and we got a 2/4 on our rough cut. One of our biggest success would be our first meeting. We all planned this meeting well and we were able to get all of the film done that took place in Kukui Grove. Because of that we got a big chunk of our film done which made it easier to match up our audio in final cut pro.

Our critique results is about a 3/4. I am pretty happy with the results because they are accurate and are still pretty good. We did forget to put in our music but we still did good on the rest of the requirements. In this project we learned to use more skills in final cut pro. We also worked more with audio then before so overall it was a great learning experience. This time I worked in a group so it was better social skills.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Metamorphosis Animation




Our project goal is to finish our project in time for the due date. So far we have gotten a team which is Me, Jb ( Jb Araula ), and Richard ( Richard Cabalona ). This team was created because we needed a mix of genders and inexperienced with experienced. We also have been approved for our 2 focus
statements which are "Richard Developes Strength" and "Wolf Learns Love". We also started our google slide presentation so we can pitch our ideas for the animation.

 Our focus statement that we picked was "wolf learns Love" This focus statement is used to show that our character the wolf (Jb) will go through a change where he learns to love and be happy. For our first scene it Will show how the wolf and dad are playing. It will also show when the storm comes causing the dad to leave and never come again leaving the baby wolf all alone feeling sad and bitter. Then our next scene shows how time passes by and the wolf is still all alone feeling sad and bitter to the world. Then in that scene a dog finds the lonely wolf and talks to him and convinces him to enroll into an animal school. Then in the third scene he's in the school and starts to lighten up and make new friends along with the dogs help. The fourth scene has one of his favorite teachers ask him if he wants

to become a fish and live his life with a school of his friends. So he says he'll consider and come back with an answer. In our fifth scene (our last scene) he tells the teacher that he wants to become a fish so the teacher turns into one and he lives the rest of his life as a happy fish living in a school of his friends.

Our teams results were a bit over a 3 so I'm pretty happy about that. I'm satisfied with our results because we did earn he grade we worked for. We could've done better but we didn't have the time to do the extra details and make it higher quality. We used menti.com to vote and I was surprised because our grade was a bit higher that I would've though. Overall even though our team went through a few bumps we did finish our work and got a pretty good grade on it.



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Geometric Portraits

Facial expressions are universal. There are 6 known facial expressions, disgust, sadness, happiness, fear, anger, and surprise. Facial expressions are led to emotions. These 6 expressions are usually easy to identify from people because they are likely used in everyday life. There are many articles confirm that there are 6 basic facial expressions. They may look different based on ethnicity but they express and idea of their emotions.

I created this project by first taking a photo that is as symmetrical as possible. When I took the photo and uploaded it to photo shop I then placed a grid and centred it evenly. Then I outlined half of my face and started to fill in my hair with triangles. After I did that I filled my face in with triangles. Then I outlined the triangles with the polygonal marquee tool used it to make the triangles one color.

The easy way and custom way are very different but they have some things alike. For example they both are made of triangles. With the easy way the colors are replaced with triangles and same with the custom way. But whats different is that the custom way shows more defiance between facials and the background. They are also different because the custom way we do the triangles one by one and in our poly 2 we put filters and changed up our colors more. In the easy way the computer does it itself and there are no filters and the image turns out sloppy and not well done.



Thursday, September 29, 2016

Verbal Landscapes



Different ways nature impacts my life is by surfing. If nature didn't exist then I wouldn't be surfing. Because nature does exist I can surf and have fun doing it. Another way I Interact with nature is by taking photos, I think the best photos have nature in it. So if I'm taking a photo with my friend in it then I would have my friend Interacting with nature.

Time lapses and slow-Mo's can be created in 2 different ways. The first way to take time lapses and slow-Mo's is by doing it in the I phone. There are 2 settings in camera called time laps and slow-mo. when you choose time laps it takes the video until you stop it and then the I Phone speeds it up for you. The other setting In the camera app is slow-mo. When you finish taking the video it slows it down for you too. The second way to do it is by uploading the video to your editor for example Final Cut Pro and doing it yourself. In Final Cut Pro they have a re-time editor that you can use and then either click speed up of slow down. Then from there you can choose 50% slower or 100% faster.

The hardest part about this project is probably getting the film because during my time lapses I had to make sure that it was straight and that the footage wasn't shaking. This was hard because we also had to use environmental tripods. This way I could only use nature to get straight film. The easiest part of this project would probably be the editing. I think it is the easiest part because I've worked with Final Cut Pro already so I knew what I was doing.
I agree with my results with my video because I did good things but I also messed up on a few things. I think that the visuals were pretty goo and that I was able to capture a good sunset. But my audio wasn't very clear and that I messed up on a few words.The critique had 4 different votes on every ones video. 1 for beginning, 2 for developing, 3 for accomplished, and 4 for exemplary. Then at the end we voted for which video you thought was the best.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Poetic Personal Statement




I think that Poetry Is a form of literature that explains some one's feelings. I think this because most poems have a lot of emotion that they explain. In poetry for example If someone Is feeling sad then their poems would be about why their sad and what It feels like. I also think It means what people did in the past or what people plan to do In the future. I think this because poetry explains adventures people go on and the lessons they learn Into a story, also what they want to do In the future or what they imagine being somewhere like mount Everest or being in space.

The court Is where I play my favorite sport. Through sweat and struggle I think to myself, get that ball even If you have to fall. I dive for the ball as If Its game point  And Ill spike the ball until my hand Is red. Ill play until I get to the top, Its my goal, and Its my future. Ill try my best to get the ball Ill give 200% and I wont stop till I win. Its natural when I throw It In the air and prepare to spike It. Its a routine In my head bump, set, spike, It repeats, bump, set, spike.

I used rhyming because I think that when poems rhyme It feels more clever and put together.  I also used rhyming because I want to Incorporate both poem usage and rhyming In my poem to make It slightly more complex. I was able to use rhyming by searching up Rhymezone. Rhymezone helps you get words that rhyme with the word you typed In the bar.  I also found right places to put rhymes, usually I start a word around the beginning of the line and end the rhyme on the last word.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Music Video Finale

P2T5 Sorry from Kapaa Middle School MEDIA on Vimeo.

The storyline Is about 4 friends Akasha, Malia, Cody, and Seline. Then Malia and Cody get into a fight because Cody breaks Malia's boogie board and Malia gets mad. Then Akasha and Seline help by making them friends again. I think this storyline relates to our lyrics because In the song " Sorry" It explains that someone messed up and they're apologizing for it and that's basically the main idea of our story line. Our storyline relates to the lyrics also because we match the lyrics to the most similar thing we can think of on our story line so it makes It look more and more realistic. 

My favorite fast edit montage sequence is when we would switch back to lyric and storyboard in the beginning. It is my favorite because it shows a balance between the two sides: storyboard and lip sync. Also because the lip sync is right on time which makes the music video overall look well put together. My last reason why this is my favorite because it goes by fast with no transitions which makes it look more professional like it was a real music video.


This music video showcases our best work because out teams photo shop title we plan to include kurnning which was what we leaned in the beginning of the school year. We also are editing in i movie which can show off our skills that we learn ed from our comedic monologue, our invention, and other video projects that we did. Lastly this music video showcases our use of cameras. This showcases our work because we show that we learn ed how to make focused composed shots that can include maybe a high angle or a medium shot.


Sorry by Justin Beiber: 







Ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh
You gotta go and get angry at all of my honesty
You know I try but I don't do too well with apologies
I hope I don't run out of time, could someone call a referee?
'Cause I just need one more shot at forgiveness
I know you know that I made those mistakes maybe once or twice
By once or twice I mean maybe a couple a hundred times
So let me, oh let me redeem, oh redeem, oh myself tonight'
Cause I just need one more shot at second chances
Yeah, is it too late now to say sorry?
'Cause I'm missing more than just your body
Oh, is it too late now to say sorry?
Yeah I know that I let you down
Is it too late to say I'm sorry now?
I'll take every single piece of the blame if you want me to
But you know that there is no innocent one in this game for two
I'll go, I'll go and then you go, you go out and spill the truth
Can we both say the words and forget this?
Yeah, is it too late now to say sorry?
'Cause I'm missing more than your body


Lyrics:
Lip-Sync:
Storyline:
Ooh, ooh
You goOoh, ooh
tta go and get angry at all of my honesty
Dinomite
Medium: Cody breaking Malia’s board
Wide: Malia sees and gets mad.
Medium: Malia heading back in the water with seline.
You know I try but I don't do too well with apologies
I hope I don't run out of time, could someone call a referee?
Wide: Cody heading back to shore
Close: Cody looking sad.
Medium: Malia and Seline paddling back into shore.
Cody: Checked time on his phone.
Wide: Akasha walking twoard cody.
Medium: Akasha talking to Cody.  
'Cause I just need one more shot at forgiveness
I know you know that I made those mistakes maybe once or twice
Close: Cody looking at the waves (cody’s eyes)
Medium: Akasha walking back to Malia.
Wide:Cody looking anxious.

By once or twice I mean maybe a couple a hundred times
So let me, oh let me redeem, oh redeem, oh myself tonight'
Cause I just need one more shot at second chances




Close: Cody starting to get up.
Medium: Cody walking twoard Malia, Akasha, and Seline.
Wide: Akasha and Seline walking away from Cody and malia.
Medium: Cody on his knees begging for forgiveness.
Wide: Malia gets up and walks away fustratedly.
Yeah, is it too late now to say sorry?
'Cause I'm missing more than just your body
Medium: Akasha and Seline walk up to Malia
Wide: Akasha pointing to Cody rubbing the broken boogie board.
Close: Malia looking guilty.
Medium: All scenes in a cutaway with the dance.
Oh, is it too late now to say sorry?
Yeah I know that I let you down
Is it too late to say I'm sorry now?
Medium: Cody looking sad at Malia.
Close: Malia, Seline, and Akasha’s feet walking forward in Cody’s direction.
Wide: Cody Looking happy.  
Medium: Malia and Cody talking/ lipsync.
Close: Cody and Malia shaking hands.      
I'll take every single piece of the blame if you want me to
But you know that there is no innocent one in this game for two
Close: Cody looking happy.
Close: Malia looking happy.
Medium: Akasha and Seline jumping up and down with exitement.
I'll go, I'll go and then you go, you go out and spill the truth
Can we both say the words and forget this?

Yeah, is it too late now to say sorry?
'Cause I'm missing more than your body
Wide: Malia and cody hug it out
Medium: Run back into the water (all sing)