Monday, May 23, 2016

Music Video Finale

For the last project of the year the music video my team is Kacie Burns and Alina Puig. The song that we chose was Eye Of The Tiger (survivor). The song " The Eye Of The Tiger " is basically like a fight song and as girls we didn't really want to do like fights and basically the original storyline so, we picked a food fight in which it involves food( which is amazing ). For the beginning of the video we wanted to start it off with us just laying around and watching our favorite show supernatural all day with our friend Adelina walking in and calling us lazy and that we've been here all day ( which is so true ).

My favorite fast edit sequencing has to be when it switches between like in our case three people really fast and the effect makes it look really cool. For instance if you stare at one of the people for a really long time you only see them even though it's constantly switching between three people. Another one of my favorite fast editing sequences is when the screen is split in two and theres two people but in different shots ( so cool ). when we first started editing I was working on the photoshop document for our Music Video Poster and I thought it turned out pretty cool because I actually made it a GIF. I made 2 different posters and my team and I are going to decide which one is best which I think is gonna be hard because I think they are both amazing!

I think this Music Video will showcase our best work because I believe that when you are having fun the product your making becomes even greater and if you watch the video you can tell that we were having so much fun with filming. BTW we had so much BLOOPERS we didn't have enough room to fit them or the whole video would be like 6 extra minutes attached onto the end!


Rising up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I'm back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive

So many times it happens too fast
You trade your passion for glory

Don't lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

It's the eye of the tiger
It's the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger

Face to face, out in the heat
Hanging tough, staying hungry
They stack the odds still we take to the street
For the kill with the skill to survive

It's the eye of the tiger
It's the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger

Rising up, straight to the top
Had the guts, got the glory

Went the distance, now I'm not gonna stop
Just a man and his will to survive

It's the eye of the tiger
It's the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor
Stalks his prey in the night
And he's watching us all with the eye of the tiger

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Animated Life Lessons

So this term my teammates were Kacie Burns, Raja Counts and of course me! My personal traits are a perfectionist and trying to make everything well... perfect. Kacie's personal traits are being a nerd and being a marvel and supernatural fangirl. Raja is the cheerleader and is obsessed with everything she does. In the story our personal traits aren't exaggerated all that much because of our complications with puppet warping.

There isn't all that much humor in our animation because of complications but some people might relate to the fact that not everybody is perfect and we all make mistakes. Also, another way people might relate is the fact that some people judge people by how they look or act and sometimes our opinions are wrong and we should accept people for who they really are and not by how they act.

Since we had to get in groups of teams with people we never worked with before I'd say we did a pretty good job considering the fact that we barely know each other. The biggest challenge was to get some people in our group to concentrate instead of walking around and talking to her friends when we have work to be done. The best moment I would say would have to be when we finished the project even though it isn't that good, we were relieved when it was over.

Monday, April 25, 2016

MOV Film Festival

The keywords connect with the audience because of what words were chosen and how they kind of explain what our movie trailer is all about. Another reason why our keywords can connect with our audience is because they are constantly in the narration and they kind of pull you into the story and help you relate to it easier because at one point you or a friend has been bullied before and what we're trying to say in the film is to treat people the way you want to be treated without expecting something in return.

Our overall message is like I said in the 1st paragraph to try and tell people to treat people like you would yourself. Also we wanted to do this film from the bullies point of view (played by Jaesha Mata)and to tell the story from her eyes and also the eyes of the victim (played by Kyllie Belmonte). What my team and I have learned over filming and writing scripts is that we each individually have had experience with bullies and we have overcome it with friends.

The biggest challenge that we faced was getting everyone together to film the scenes. Also, while we were filming one shot we were getting attacked by mosquitoes because we were completely surrounded by trees and bushes also little puddles of water. The other big challenge was getting the shots ready and keeping the camera steady like on one scene we had to film it on a trampoline and you know how hard filming on a trampoline is unless you want to have a shaky shot and it's supposed to look like that. Overall the biggest challenge was filming because it took forever like 3 hours for a 2-3 minute film and we still don't have enough film to be completely done.

Character Development

I am the type of person that can be outgoing and has a lot of energy. I enjoy playing soccer and sometimes go to the beach. Some imperfections that I have are trying to make everything perfect because I have partial OCD and being a perfectionist and all I can't go by a day without having a mental breakdown and having to fix everything all over again. For example I have a set of pens that is color coordinated and the tips are perfect and my sister decided she wanted to use them the problem was she doesn't lightly draw with the pens, she SMASHES them until there's pretty much NOTHING left!

Some character traits I plan to exaggerate are being a perfectionist and having mental breakdowns over everything. Some other things that I plan to exaggerate and make myself look life like and possibly animating to make everything look as real as possible and then again at the same time make it look animated. While helping put input into my partners animations. For Kacie we would make her insecure and kind of exaggerate her obsessions like youtube and of course marvel. For Raja we would have her cartwheel all over the place because she does gymnastics.

  The step by step process of creating the GIF is to first of all cutting out your picture from your background and making an animation. Next you have to start moving your character while making other frames and adding puppet warp by going to edit and puppet warp. Next you have to start adding your points and voila, you have an animated GIF. I personally like my GIF character because of how I animated it and yes it does look like I'm trying to fly but it was fun to make and overall it turned out better than I would have thought.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Tiny Spherical Worlds

In GT we have been working on a new project called tiny spherical worlds and to make them you had to take about 10-15 pictures to make a panorama in photoshop by photo-merging the pictures into a panorama the reason why you need more than 1 composite image because in order to make a spherical world you need to overlap photos and make it into a huge panorama, if you do only take one picture then your out of luck and might want to reconsider your position and take some extra photos. If you do have only photo then it may be possible to do it but it would be harder to do to make a panorama and a little world with it being big enough to see. Another reason why 1 composite image isn't enough is because then that one image alone wouldn't be able to stretch far enough to make a tiny world. 

The difference between a spherical and polar world is in the spherical the background is white and the polar background is black. Next, the polar has the sky on the inside of the world and the spherical has the sky surrounding the world as if it's floating in space. Another reason why they are different is because the polar when it's a panorama you have to flip it 180 degrees so it's upside down then you have to go to the polar coordinates and make it into a tiny world on the other hand the spherical world you don't have to flip it upside down.

Something that makes my tiny worlds convincing is for one they are circular. Two they are trees and mountains that are in a world. 3 they are very colorful and look realistic. 4 like this <- it looks like one house on the world which I live in. Lastly you can't see any seams sealing the world together with the stamp tool. Overall I think that my worlds look pretty realistic because of the background and there are no people on my world other than me ;)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hockney Style Joiners

David Hockney's photomontages are different from mine because his photos are professionally done and he has been doing this for years and we just started for the first time. On my photomontage I took the pictures outside and I took mostly took them of the tree that my subject Alina was underneath to make it look like it was covering her like a giant umbrella even though the tree didn't look that big in real life. Another reason why my photomontages are different from David Hockney's is because his photomontages show emotion but we just started so it doesn't really capture emotion. 

I think my photomontage can send a positive message by if you look at it you can tell that it's for hula and by that I dance hula. I'm not sure what kind of emotion it would bring other than confidence for me when I dance at the hula Hoike on stage with my other hula piers.

What I want my audience to see in my final is that it's like a commitment and something that is very meaningful to me personally. I think that it's pretty clear to see the image like what it supposed to be even though it's mixed up. The audience might see it as okay it's a photomontage of hula stuff or they might see it as a drum and bamboo sticks but they have a deeper meaning than just a couple of supplies for an activity it helps me do what I love even if I'm in doubt I can depend on perfecting it throughout practice with me knowing I can do it no matter what.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

2016 Aspirations

My five goals for the new year I will attain in 2016 are (1) not to have a new years resolution (BTW this has been going for the last 8 years).(2) Finish the whole Harry Potter series books and of course also the movies.(3) Convince my parents to get another dog to keep our other dog bailey company.(4) Get straight A's in 7th grade and possibly the beginning of 8th.(5) Lastly I NEED to convince my soccer coach to stay and wait till we graduate so we can all still play soccer.

The most important goal to me is getting straight A's in 7th grade because I have always been close and off by just one or two B's so this quarter I'm determined to complete my goal. Another one of the most important goals for me is to convince my soccer coach to stay because without her I don't know who would coach me or the rest of my team for soccer. she has been my coach for about 4 or 5 years so she can't just leave now but, then again she's been threatening us by saying she's leaving us to go to vegas but then again she's been saying that for the last 3 years but still we have to convince her to stay.

The steps I will do to make sure I ensure my success are making sure I keep up in my classes to get the straight A's. The next one is to complete the Harry potter series every year as a tradition my sister and I started ever since all the Harry Potter movies came out. Next I have to never have another new years resolution because it's too much to have to keep track of what your gonna do in the new years so now I stick to the easiest resolution... not to have a resolution and to be honest it's going pretty good so far.