Monday, May 28, 2018

Final Project

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.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Digital Manipulation

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.

Photo Challenge

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Hiki No Building Construction

     In this project, we're trying to inform the audience about the building construction classes at Kapa'a High School. We show how they're trying to help the school and eventually, the community. I think the audience will care because it's a helpful class for learning important skills that can be applied to work or everyday living. Also, this class gives a lot experience to those who've never worked with tools before. Since the rough cut of the story, we've improved the timing of the voice over and b-roll. We added more b-roll and redid a few shots that were blurry or unstable at first.

     The purpose of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is to keep others for taking credit for your work. This act makes the internet more sensitive to the law. Copyright infringement is when you take someone’s work and pass it off as your own. Penalties for this range from $200 - $15,000. To avoid copyright infringement, you have to get permission, or “licensing”, from the person who made the work. “Fair use” is the usage of anothers creations for things such as parodies, commentaries, etc.

     Why is it important to get permission to film in a location? Not everyone wants to be filmed or have their property on camera. If you fail to ask for permission, you could be bothering someone. Also, it’s just rude to start filming all over the place. Especially when people are on camera. A video release form is asking permission to take what/who you’ve filmed and share it to others. They’re mandatory in professional filming because the actors could sue the film makers if their permission wasn't given.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Practice Story

For this practice interview, we chose Kainoa Rivera as our interviewee. We chose him because Kyler(the other group member) and I couldn’t think of something interesting that we could be interviewed for, making him the most fitting for that role. With the other two roles, Kyler said he’d be the camera man, so I was left with the job of editing. Kainoa did a great job being interviewed, but I had to help with the filming because I was more familiar with the camera than the camera man. It didn’t hurt the production of the story a lot from what I could see. Although, I had to work with blurry footage and shots that didn’t make sense. We worked around it and got the video done.

     Why is safety important? It’s the most important rule to remember. The cost of a life or bodily damages greatly outweigh the cost of a good shot. Our greatest concerns with safety while filming is identifying any dangers, assess the risks of the situations, and thinking of ways to minimize the risks. Our critique results weren't bad. The video was decent for our first attempt. Our main improvement focus was on getting more b-roll and having the b-roll in better quality. Another thing was improving the area of the interview. We had a noise in the background that wasn't very pleasant.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Under the Blood Red Sun

Mr. & Mrs. Savage are the producers of the movie Under The Blood Red Sun. They planned everything in the film and organized resources. The movie Under The Blood Red Sun is about a young Japanese boy who lives in Hawaii. His life and the lives of his family members are suddenly changed when the Japanese attack Hawaii. This family is fictional, but the story is based off of an actual historical event. Being Japanese, his family is considered a threat and is treated badly, despite their innocence.

The first question I asked was "How much profit was made from the sales of the movie?" Their answer was that it hadn't payed back yet because of difficulties with a website. In the process of filming, they spent as much money as their budget allowed. They met with people to discuss using their antique vehicles in the movie. They also had difficulty finding a full Japanese, local child at their preferable age. They had to have people work on the computer generated images, or CGI, to create the planes that were in the movie. Being that the story was placed during the attack on Pearl Harbor, they had to find places that looked less modern.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Public Service Announcement

     In a good PSA, you can motivate others to do things they wouldn't normally do. I definitely think it could persuade some into acting or thinking differently. An effective PSA can change someones view on the world around them. In this PSA, we are trying to motivate others to get up and be more active. Not only does it make you more fit, but it also gives you more energy and improves other aspects of your health. If you only sit at home and do nothing, your mental health decays as well.

Then, give your readers some background information about the organization hosting the PSA video contest that you are entering. Explain the 3 most important contest rules that should not be overlooked. Why do you think there are so many opportunities for Media students to earn awards, scholarships and prize money through various competitions? Who do you think benefits most from these contests... the students, the organizations or the audiences and why? (6 sentence minimum)

Olelo Community Media is an organization made "To strengthen our island voices and advance community engagement through innovative media." Starting in 1989, they became a non-profit PEG created to serve the community.  I believe there are many opportunities for competitors because filming is a great skill that opens many career choices with high demand. I think the students benefit the most off of this competition because it improves their skills and gives them motivation.

Finally, how did your PSA evolve, change and improve from your rough cut to your final cut? Detail each suggested change from the rough cut critique and explain what your team did to specifically address each suggestion... was it worth it, why or why not? Conclude with a reflection of the critique results from your Final Cut. What was the best compliment your team received? (6 sentence minimum)

Final Project

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