Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Under The Blood Red Sun

Tim Savage is the director of an amazing movie called "Under The Blood Red Sun". He also has filmed other movies. His wife is Mrs. Mardi Savage is his associate producer. The role of a director means, you are the creator of this film. You are the main person that makes the decisions of what will be shown in the film. An associate producer is someone who will help you along the way. They are like a wingman for the director. "Under The Blood Red Sun" is a movie about the pearl harbor bombing through the perspective of a young Japanese boy that understands the ways of living in Hawaii during this era.

The first question that I asked was " Where in Hawaii was this filmed?" Their response was that they filmed all over the island of Oahu but, they said that the interior shots were filmed inside of the old 1940s house. Another question I asked was if Tim Savage and the author of the book had any disagreements or misunderstandings during the process of the film. He said that the author was pretty chill and wanted the production team's creativity being put into the film to make it authentic and that the author liked a lot of the ideas that other people had. Lastly, I asked how he started film making? Back when he was young, he set his mind on being a doctor or lawyer because they make lots of money. However, in college he had struggles with the classes needed for those careers so he thought of other things he enjoyed to do. He tried the classes he would need for film making. He found a passion if filming and learned that this was what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

ALD 3.1 - Evaluate the relationship between digital technology and criminal activity for its affect on the digital marketplace.
ALD 3.2 - Evaluate legal and ethical behavior related to the creation, use, and distribution of digital content that minimizes the risk of legal or moral consequence.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Public Service Announcement

A PSA can have impacts on different people. Wether it be a big or small impact, it can be life changing. For 1, it can change how people think and see the world. Secondly, it will show people that there are some people who care to try to change our world. Finally, it will make people see the issue differently. I want my PSA to make people more cautious about driving when distracted like on your phone. It can be a very dangerous hazard when driving while on your phone. My PSA is about a women (my auntie) who was driving while on her phone. she will get random texts that will weird her out and starts panicing. Then right as she looks up from her phone, it will cut out to a black screen with the sound of tires screeching and then a crash like noise. Finally it will end with her on the ground with a fade out to the it can wait hand symbol

Olelo YXC is a video competition for the youth to show off their talent by creating a PSA for a company of their choice. It gives kids an opportunity to win $10,000, also choose something to create a video that they care about, or it happened in there family. I believe that the awards are given because it will give the kids an incentive to work towards, also to relieve the kids about all the hard work that they are doing. The audience is definitely the ones who benefit most. i believe this because it could change how they think, or feel about a situation. kids are creating these videos so it could have a bigger impact knowing that kids are trying to get their voice in to try and change a problem in America.



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ALD 2.1 Assess the evolution of digital media as it affects and is affected by society.
ALD 2.2 Assess changes in technology and markets as it affects digital media designs.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Cinemagraphs


In digital media our first assignment is a  cinemagraph. A cinemagraph is a looped video which is mostly still except for one peace of repetitive movement. First you have to create a new project and upload the video from your documents on finder. Secondly, you have to create a freeze frame. Third, make a mask, dont forget to click INVERT MASK!!!!!!!!!!!! Lastly drag your freeze frame to the top then blade your video in half(command B), keep skimmer in the middle of vid, then  add the cross disolve. My plan for my second cinemagraph, is to get a nice shot of me pouring water out of a bottle and having my hand and bottle frozen with the water constantly pouring out. I could improve on my filming skills and working final cut pro.


For my second cinemagraph, I created a gif of me pouring water onto the floor. But, the cool thing about it is instead of just seeing the water pour out of the bottle, you can see some of the ripples in the puddle on the ground move as well. Somethings that I would have changed is the fact that at the end of my gif, you can see some of the bottle in the moving video tipping. In my last cinemagraph I plan to film it on campus. What I plan to do is create a video of a persons jacket blowing in the wind. But, all of the background will be completely still, as well as the person, while their jacket moves continuously as if that is the only thing getting hit by the gust of the wind. I hope that I can learn how to trim the video to make it look nice and clean, so I don't make the same mistake as my second gif. Now time to create this awesome cinemagraph.


For my third cinemagraph I created a looped video of my jacket blowing in the wind with me completely still. I think that this gif is one of the best ones that I have made so far. What I like most about it, is that its like I'm just cruising and the only thing that can feel the gust of wind is my jacket. A cinemagraph can be many things... But a thing that Cinemagraphs can do that pictures cant is make the viewer think deeper about the picture. For example, instead of seeing me with my body and jacket being completely still, by adding more thought and depth into it now the viewer sees that it is a windy day. Maybe there's a storm because there are really dark clouds behind the person. It is also a very creative and fun project. I believe that this is the best of my gifs, but only because I believe that I got much better from the first gif to my third one. I believe that the critique that I got wasn't what I was expecting, but it was very fair. My third was my best at a 3.1, because it was something that you don't really see in common cinemagraphs. My first two weren't scored as high with a 2.8 and 2.9. But I also agree, because the first two that I did were kind of familiar to common cinemagraphs.


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ALD 4.1: Evaluate diverse processes of forming and conveying a targeted message.
ALD 4.2: Compare and contrast how various audiences perceive digital media to anticipate desired reactions and responses.