Friday, April 7, 2017

Movie Trailer Premier

P3T7_El Demonio Begins from Kapaa Middle School MEDIA on Vimeo.

Our project is to plan out, create and film a movie trailer that is not based off of something real we must get the audiences attention and leave them wanting more without giving away the end. We must have a dramatic voice actor that can expressively tell the audience it is a "Must See". This also requires a movie poster and give the audience the best of best quality. To contribute to this project I have done the VA Script and helped on the 4p's and K's.

Our biggest challenge is creating our movie posters since we don't really have any ideas that would stick out. Our other biggest challenge is getting our audio done because we don't really have a lot of time to record it because we are all focused on editing and creating movie posters. Our biggest success was meeting up to record and recording everything in one day. Another really big success was cooperating and not having any false meet ups.

Our project was critiqued and our project was pretty good.  I have learned that humor never fails our project was rated favorite out of pd 3. I think the camera quality was a bit messed up and that if we fixed it we could have gotten a 4/4. I also think that if we did a better job on the dubbing it could have been a lot better.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Metamorphosis Animation

Its Ashton again and today I'm going to talk about another project we have in our G.T class. This project it called the Metamorphosis Animation and our project goal is to create an animation that shows metamorphosis taking place. I found my team by asking two people I did not know very well and they are two 6th graders their names are Jazmyne and Anaya Alameida and I am planning to get to know them and my goal is to complete the project. We are planning on calling one of our animation ideas Kat respects community and the other Giraffe conquers heights.

Our animation focus statement is Giraffe conquers heights it is about a giraffe that is scared of heights and he and his friend go to a witch. The witch gives them a potion and the giraffe drinks it and turns into a cliff so the giraffe has to learn to deal with his fear of heights. Our first scene we will show the giraffe talking to his friend and our second scene would be something like the giraffe learning that he hates heights and is really scared of them. Our third scene would show the giraffe going to a witch. The fourth scene would be something like the witch talking to the giraffe and the witch is going to give them the potion. Our fifth scene would show the giraffe turning into a cliff and learning to conquer his fear of heights.

Yesterday we watched all of our animations and we then critiqued them. To make our animation get a 4/4 we could have edited our audio a little more and we also could have added more frames into each scene to make them a bit longer. I think our animation was ok because it could have used a lot more work but it also had enough frames and audio done. To make our animation better we could have added foley and more story to it. We could have made our animation quality better if we had more time and not having to worry about garage band and our audio. We also could have added more detail and more background into our animations if we focused more on details. I think our animation is still pretty good.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Geometric Portraits

Facial expressions are universal because they help explain your emotions. For example if I were to make a sad face it would show people that I am sad.  Facial expressions are universal because almost everybody in the world can show some type of emotion. A facial expression is a type of emotion being shown on a living organism's face. Facial expressions are very helpful when you are trying to tell someone if your happy or you are mad.

To make our easy poly we went to a website and uploaded an image of our face then we pressed a button and it automatically made a ok low poly design. We then edited the options on the website to edit what our image looked like.  We created our poly-1 by taking a symmetrical photo of ourselves on a low resolution camera. Then we loaded it into photo shop and made a outline using only triangles that are connected to our grid. After we made our outline we selected the polygonal lasso tool and we slowly selected triangles around our face then we worked on the parts of more detail and put a average blur over each triangle that we made. Then after we blurred all of our triangles we made a selected the outside of our outline and made 2 copy's of that selected layer. Then we turned our white background layer on and put the 2 copy's on it. After that we laid one side of the face on the left and flipped the other onto the right side to make it look like our face. That is how we made our poly-1 To make our poly-2 we took a photo of someone else and we imported it to photoshop then we selected our polygonal lasso tool and we just started making triangles that were connected to the grid on the person and used our eye dropper tool to select colors that are similar to the area we selected. we then selected around the person using the polygonal lasso tool and we then inversed the selection and we made our background look low poly.

My poly-1 image is different from my poly-2 because in my poly-1
I used an outline and we

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Verbal Landscapes

I interact with nature everyday when I come home from school and sometimes when I walk to the bus stop. I interact with nature by walking in the dirt by running around in the grass. I also interact with nature by climbing trees and going to the beach. I also hang out in the sun outside when I go to the beach. Nature impacts my life by letting me adventure into random places I have never seen before. Nature also impacts my life by letting me enjoy playing in the water and having fun with all my friends.

A time lapse is created by editing the speed of your video and how fast it is. A slo-mo is made by slowing down the speed of your video. A slo-mo is made by slowing the video down enough to see faster things the eye cant really see by making the video a lot slower. A time lapse is made to show the time passing by quickly. A time lapse is made by taking a normal video and editing it to be faster. A slo-mo is made by taking a normal video and slowing the video down to have a slower more detailed video.

The hardest part of this project was creating a poem that is about nature. It was hard because I was confused at first on how to create a poem and the different types. It was also hard because I didn't know how to add words that rhymed in my poem. My favorite part about this project was editing because I got learn how to use Final Cut Pro X and I got to arrange and add titles. It was also my favorite part because I got to change the speed of each of my clips.

In our critique we over viewed every ones video and my video was voted exemplary twice, accomplished 6 times, developing 18 times and beginning once. I voted developing for my video because it wasn't 50-60 seconds long and my timelapses were a bit too shaky. To get a 4 out of 4 I could have re voiced my poem and retook my timelapses. Also I could have added more timelapses and slo-mo's I could have also added more keyframes on my audio and more titles on my video.  I think I deserve a 2 out of 4 because my total video was only 46 seconds and I wasn't finished fully.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Poetic Personal Statement

I think poetry is a sentence that's has a rhythm and expresses emotions or feelings. I think poetry is a way people put out feelings and ideas. I think poetry is used to give out a happy, sad, scared, or mad emotion that other people can listen to or read. I think poetry is used to show other people emotion or ideas that can have a rhythm. I also think poetry is a sentence that uses rhythm to make it come alive.

The beach keeps me alive
the the world makes me thrive,
I am curious to learn to turn,
in a good direction,
sometimes Adventurous is dangerous but its fun

I used rhythm by making a good beat to my poem. I used rhythm because it makes the writing improved and to make a poem you should have at least a little rhythm in them. I used rhythm by rhyming alive with thrive and learn with turn. I used rhythm by having the rhymes close to each other but not to close. Rhythm is important because it make a sentence a poem and it makes your sentence come alive.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Music Video Finale

P3T10 Your Man from Kapaa Middle School MEDIA on Vimeo.

I: Explain the storyline & how it relates to your lyrics.
B: Describe your favorite fast-edit montage sequence.
C: How does this music vid showcase your best work?
  • Embedded VIMEO & 3 unique Behind The Scenes
  • Cite Musician & 2 minutes of the Song Lyrics used
Our song is a love song so are storyline would be about loving something and thats what my team is doing we all are loving our things.  The storyline matches the lyrics because it talks about loving somebody but instead my team are loving items that we have.  The storyline is Brody has a phone Steven has a watermelon and I have bike.  Our song's story line is us loving our items and making it look so we cannot live without them.  Our lyrics match our storyline because the lyrics are about loving something and we are loving our things.

I don't have a favorite fast-edit montage because i don't really remember making one.  My team was just creating a music video without a fast-edit montage because I didn't really know what to do.  Im not sure if I have a fast edit montage.  I saw a lot of good fast edit montages in movies. In our music video we really didn't have one.

This music video showcases my best work by

Your Man
By : Josh Turner

Baby lock the door and turn the lights down low
Put some music on that's soft and slow
Baby we ain't got no place to go
I hope you understand

I've been thinking 'bout this all day long
Never felt a feeling quite this strong
I can't believe how much it turns me on
Just to be your man

There's no hurry
Don't you worry we can take our time
Come a little closer
Let's go over what I had in mind

Baby lock the door and turn the lights down low
Put some music on that's soft and slow
Baby we ain't got no place to go
I hope you understand

I've been thinking 'bout this all day long
Never felt a feeling quite this strong
I can't believe how much it turns me on
Just to be your man

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Animated Life Lessons

My teams personal and character traits are Hailee is a silly very immature girl that doesn't like doing her chores. Alaka'i is a nice person that can convince Hailee to do many things.  Ashton (Me) is a hardworking boy that will do almost anything to save the farm.  Our story exaggerates  who we are by making Hailee never want to do her chores but Alaka'i tries to convince her while I try to find a second job.

We use humor in our story by having to ask Hailee to do all her chores but then she finds a magical pumpkin  and Alaka'i sells it for $10,000 and we then get to save the farm. The message our story sends to the viewers is that if you work hard enough  it will eventually pay off.  It relates to our viewers by saying if you work hard and get it accomplished you will get something back in return.

My teams level of productivity was ok because we all did equal amount of work