Friday, May 8, 2015

Animation Outtakes

Steven is very witty and funny. He is easily influenced by others and can be a good worker if wants to. Shanden likes to play football and is a huge fan of the cowboys. Kaz loves cats and is known around our school as Kaz-cat. He has an unusual personality but I like him.

Stop motion animation is an animation made with photography. Lets say your doing claymation, you move your clay a little bit and take a picture, move it a little bit more take another picture etc... Its like normal animation but with a camera. A GIF is a short animation used mainly for websites because of the small file size. There is a max of 256 colors, this is well suited for for logos and things with little color and low complexity.

We are telling Stevens story about when he first moved here to Hawaii. The story is about how unwelcoming the environment can be when you move to a new place, and how nice kids can change that by making an effort to become friends with you. You should care about this story because we all need to be welcoming when someone is new to something. If there is a new kid at school ask her/him if they want to hang out. If there is someone new in your neighborhood and they want to play with you, let them!

Monday, February 9, 2015

HDR Photography

HDR photography is photos that don't have overly dark spots or overly light spots because HDR photos are made up of dark and light photos combined. HDR photography is used to create great landscape photos with no blindingly bright areas or unsettling dark areas in your photo. So it makes your p

Friday, December 5, 2014

Proactive or Procrastination

I'm a procrastinator... I always have been. People hate me for it with the highest levels of hatred possible. I remember seeing a meme and it said, "procrastinators unite!.... Tomorrow" and it made me laugh really hard. Its really a large problem for me. Procrastination effects me a lot. Every week I think if I have time to do something then i'll just wait till the last day that I have to do it, and then I forget to do what I was supposed to do.

Even this blog post that your reading probably took a few days for me to remember to get done. I wish I could become the best student ever and still be who I am but its hard. There are so many classes that I could have an A in right now but I don't finish the work I need to too get that A.  All the slacking off I do makes everything so hard for me. I always wait till the last day to do something and I  desperately want to change that.

I would change my work habits a lot. Back in 2nd 3rd and 4th grade I was a perfect student. I never had detention. I almost never got in trouble, and teachers loved me. I started procrastinating in 5th grade and now its hard to stop. If I could change my work habits I would make them what they used to be. I would do my work right after school. I would turn all important papers in the day after I got them. I would change by writing myself notes or writing on a calendar so I would remember what I needed to do for the day. After a while I would probably remember what I needed to do without the calendar or notes helping me and remembering what I needed to do would become a habit of mine.

Monday, November 24, 2014

My Visual Poem

NiitsuO VisualPoem from Kapaa Middle School MEDIA on Vimeo.
My poem was about expression and expressing your self. At first I just Wanted express myself with the poem and the visuals and just film and say random things that I felt like saying. After realizing that I wasn't aloud to do that I did my poem on expression it self. I felt my visuals didn't really make an impact. I forgot to check out a camera twice so Two of my b-roll shots didn't make any sense but I had to use them. The first b-roll shot that didn't make sense was when I was messing around and filmed the lock on the door to our classroom.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Lessons Learned

The most interesting part of our project was probably just filming skateboarding. I really like too film skating and things like that . Also interviewing my friends was weird because I know them so well but I still had to ask them questions I know the answers too.

It was extremely hard to find the time to meet up with each other. Most of us always had an excuse for why we couldn't  check out a camera. Most of us just blamed each other for never filming anything or doing any work. It was really hard for our group to communicate with each other. I think it was a good challenge trying to work with people that don't get along with you.

The most valuable part of the film making process is probably editing. If you edit something good it will look good. I love to edit skate videos. Mainly a skate video is all about how you film it and then how you edit it. Good editing plus good camera angles and good footage equals a great skate video. Basically get great footage and edit it even better.

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Experiment

The experiment was a new thing too our class. Being new to specifically the returning GT students because our teacher Mr. Sanderl would guide us through every step when doing things in class last year. With the experiment though we had a chance to express ourselves in photoshop freely without being told what to do which I personally enjoyed very much. As you can see above my amazing drawing of stuff was created with no help at all although I would consider returning GT students as myself to be cheaters because we kinda already know how to work photoshop but I'm sure it was fun for the new people.