Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Music Video Finale

P2T2 We Go Together from Kapaa Middle School MEDIA on Vimeo.

Aloha everybody and welcome back to my new blog post! So are you ready to hear my next assignment? Our next assignment in GT is.... MUSIC VIDEO!!! I am very excited because it's going to be an amazing video because it's going to be funny and creative. So this time we picked our teams and my team is Violet Alao Michael Tittnich Akasha Youn. I chose these excellent people because they are hard working, has a sense of humor, their my friends, and I know we will work great as a team. So far we have done 3 meeting sessions and have taken 52 shots on May 1st, 2017! We try to work hard and get things done early and not do it at the last minute. Next, we just need 8 more shots to go and down to the editing. The song we chose for this assignment is We Go Together By John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, look it up it's a excellent song, it makes you so happy and so jumpy when you listen to it.

We chose this song because we wanted to do a classy old song and a really happy song, the purpose of the song is to not leave anyone behind and for everyone to be happy and joyful. This song whenever you listen to it, you always feel happy and wanting to dance. Whenever I listen to our video edit on Final Cut Pro I always feel like dancing. I really enjoyed doing this song because it makes us happy and it was fun to do because of all the dancing and playing at Lydgate Park. When we were shooting this film I felt like I was a little kid again, we all did (my whole team).

This music video shows my best work because I like editing and making things better and organized. We all put our techniques into this music video and now we know it's going to turn out amazing. For our rough cut our teacher loved our music video and understood what was going on. To be honest our lip sync is on point and we could fix a little bit of the timing, but so far we are doing great. This was a exciting assignment, so much fun doing it. It was some stress put into it, but all that stress counted to something amazing. Like we actually made and succeeded a music video, so much fun and great experience in this. So much fun, I had a great year in G.T. I hope you enjoyed my year of blogs! Mahalo.

John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John 
We go together
Like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong
Remembered forever
As shoo-bop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom
Chang chang changitty chang sha-bop
That's the way it should be
Wah-oooh, yeah!
We're one of a kind
Like dip da-dip da-dip doo-wop da doo-bee doo
Our names are signed
Boogedy boogedy boogedy boogedy
Shooby doo-wop she-bop
Chang chang changitty chang sha-bop
We'll always be like one, wa-wa-wa-one
When we go out at night
And stars are shinin' bright
Up in the skies above
Or at the high school dance
Where you can find romance
Maybe it might be love
Rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong
Shoo-bop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom
Chang chang changitty chang sha-bop
Dip da-dip da-dip doo-wop da doo-bee doo
Boogedy boogedy boogedy boogedy
Shoo-be doo-wop she-bop
Sha-na-na-na-na-na-na-na yippity dip de doom
Rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong
Shoo-bop sha wadda wadda yippity boom de boom
Chang chang changitty chang sha-bop
Dip da-dip da-dip doo-wop da doo-bee doo
Boogedy boogedy boogedy boogedy
Shoo-be doo-wop she-bop
Sha-na-na-na-na-na-na-na yippity dip de doom
Wop ba-ba lu-mop and wop bam boom!
We're for each other
Like a wop ba-ba lu-bop and wop bam boom
Just like my brother is
Sha-na-na-na-na-na-na-na yippity dip de doom
Chang chang chanitty chang sha-bop

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Movie Trailer Premier

P2T1_TheChoice from Kapaa Middle School MEDIA on Vimeo.

Welcome back to my blog. For our next project in G.T class is a... ready? MOVIE TRAILER!! I am really excited for this project because I've always wanted to make a action movie and now I can get the chance to finally make a awesome Movie Trailer. My classmates have all made excellent ideas. So does my team, my team and I have made a Movie Trailer that is about a spoiled girl learns how to appreciate the little things in life that she took for granted before meeting a homeless man that will change her feelings about things. I have a great team, we work hard and listen to each other with all of our ideas. Their blog names are @VioletVisions, @MichaelxAloha, and @KauliatheFutbolPlayer7. This team works really hard, we are actually the team that is first shooting our scenes. Everyone is working so hard, I think that's excellent. I contributed in our idea by making all the scenes while my other team-mates are creating our other project called Composition Techniques. We are a hard working class, we work together, and help each other. That's what a real team is. Great job to my 2nd period class, and great job to my G.T teacher Mr. Sanderl for teaching us well (:

There are many challenges that was in the process of our movie trailer. One challenge I found was making our schedule because we all have sports to play and we need to shoot a movie trailer, so we usually just either skip our practice or we just find a way to fit our schedule in. The other challenge I found was making our Movie Trailer Poster, we kind of struggled because our first poster was not matching our other idea we had so we had to make 2 new posters. The last challenge I found was making new shootings because we started laughing or we either forgot our script, so we had to reshoot a scene and waste time. Well from all of that craziness we had some success in making our movie trailer. So what the most part was that was successful was TEAMWORK!!! We worked so fast and together. I am so surprised because we got through our whole movie trailer so easily, we were basically finished like a week before spring break even started. The time went by so fast, but we succeeded and we are positive that our movie trailer is going to be great. That was basically my whole success I found in my team and that is really important, without teamwork the whole movie trailer wouldn't be successful and great. I think we did an awesome job and hopefully we will keep it up.                                                  

Our critique results came in as a 4/4. YAY!! I really don't know why we got Room For Improvement (blue) because only one person basically chose Room For Improvement. So besides the bad side I think we did really well, I really enjoyed this group and I hope I can be groups with them again. I think the three things I learned was..... one, teamwork because if you don't work together and help with brainstorming ideas your movie trailer/assignment wont be AWESOME! The second thing I learned was to get onto the assignment as soon as possible or if you start late you will be starting late, so the assignment wont be turned in on time or your movie trailer wont look AWESOME!! The last thing I learned was focus, because if you focus on your assignment, things will go wrong and again not a great grade for your class. So basically the whole lesson is to get a great grade, teamwork, faith, effort, and have fun. Love you guys!!!! Have an awesome day, enjoy our movie trailer!!! Oh and by the way we came in FIRST PLACE out of all the movie trailers in my second period. YAY..... BYEEEEE!!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Metamorphosis Animation

Welcome back folks. Today I will be talking about my class and my goal. For our goal is... following our project rubric. We created some teams, my teams names are Malie and Elena. There blog names are MaliexFire and Elena Incorporated. My group and I are making a metamorphosis animation that is A Gorilla Develops Jubilance and a Caterpillar grows independent. Our next step is to create a slideshow of our animation and present it to the class. To be honest I want the Gorilla one, but we'll see because once my team and I present the class will vote on which animation we should do. (only doing 1 animation) Then we complete our animation into a movie and will create a metamorphosis animation. Our animation will have a cool soundtrack in it to make it awesome and realistic. Enjoy (:

For our project the first step was to create a Focus Statement for our project. My team and I focus statement is Caterpillar Grows Independant. Our beginning of the story starts.. In the forest the main character Olivia the caterpillar is being insulted by the two bullies Anastasia and Drizella and they make her feel ugly and no one cares for her. When she’s trying to get away from Anastasia she sees a unique bug named Jake talking and having fun with his friends Jacob and Joshua. She notices that he is different too but the difference is that he has friends that accept him for who he is. Jake sees that Olivia is depressed and has no friends with her. He then asks her why she is so depressed. The next part of the story is.. She tells him that she gets bullied for being different and how she doesn’t love herself. Jake says to Olivia “Look at me, I’m different too but I have friends that accept me.” He then points to his best friends Jacob and Joshua who smile back. Then Olivia’s sadness wraps around her and turns into a cocoon, but she doesn't know that when she comes out she's a butterfly. Lastly.. Olivia then finds her bug friends being nice to her and comes out of her cocoon as a new unique butterfly. Jake introduces Olivia to his friends Jacob and Joshua and they accept Olivia no matter if she is different than them. Olivia looks at Jake and smiles showing that she now knows that her friends and people like her for who she is no matter if she's different. That's our story folks.

My team and I had a little trouble making the storyboard, but we got it all together and split all the stories. So the whole class had to present their storyboard to get a official grade for the project. Our team got 3/4 the reason why is because the drawings are kind of messy and it could've been neater. We could've made the drawings better but we were rushing because we had to go second. But we made it and got a passing grade. Wahooo!!!!

We made some progress during the last 2 weeks. For our animation we went into iMovie and put all our our clips together to make a animation with songs and audio. We had a little struggle with making our clips and putting the audio in, we put the audio in at the last minute because we had to finish our movie, if not we would get a bad score. For the audio I spoke two parts... Jake and the two mean bullies Anastasia and Drizella. (like the two step sisters in Cinderella) We put everything together and made team effort, it was quite a struggle but we made it through and got a passing grade. It was fun and successful. Thank you for listening and enjoy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Geometric Portraits

Welcome back to my 3rd blog post! Right now we are explaining Facial Expressions. Alright so, facial expressions to me.... Facial Expressions are NOT universal because in some research I have found, they explain that expressions we have like: happy, mad, sad, or even concerned. All the emotions we use it has facial expressions, so what I'm saying is that our expressions that we are feeling we weren't born to do it (learn how) so we are not born with the ability, we see other people doing it so we learn from it. You know what I'm talking about? So, I got some wrong and some right. But, I was surprised of the results because that comes to show you that not everywhere has the same expressions that we do in some places. Therefore, I don't think expressions are universal.

Alright, so the project my classmates and I have been doing is pretty complicated so keep your eyes out and make sure to pay full attention. This is how I created my project step by step:
Step 1: Pick a good photo that is Self- Portrait of you
Step 2: Then you open it into PhotoShop
Step 3: Organize your desktop in PhotoShop to get ready and start outlining your photo
Step 4: Set up a grid >View>Show<Grid
Step 5: Use the line tool and make sure the you change the color to RED!
Step 6: First you get the line tool and put it straight through the middle of your picture (use the grid if needed)
Step 7: Make the outline of your head
Step 8: Once you have gotten your outline of your head: Merge all the layers together and name it >Outline
Step 9: Then start making your triangles in your empty spaces between your outline layer HEADS UP- once you're making your triangles in like Hair, Eyes, Nose, & Mouth, Merge your layers together and name it where ever you outlined it
Step 10: Once you have gotten all your triangles,> Fill it in with color
Step 11: But make sure you have your background a WHITE colored background or it won't work
Step 12: Use a tool that looks like.... 2 triangles, and string hanging from it
Step 13: Use your tool and make a shape out of the triangles you made and start outlining it to every triangle >get the tool>outline a triangle> Filter>Blur> AVERAGE and that will make your triangle the color of what the triangle was filled with
Step 14: Do it to all the triangles >Full HALF of your face
Step 15: DONE! There's how to do LOW POLY PORTRAIT!

The difference in my Poly-1 and Poly-2 is Poly-1 is more a practice run because you can kinda tell, but the difference between both of them is Poly-1 has an outline and Poly-2 doesn't. Our teacher Mr. Sanderl watched a video and figured there is a better, easier, and neater Poly Picture. The Poly-2 was easier, faster, but can get tricky. The hardest part for me was to get the nose, neck, and eyes nice and detailed all around and to use the skin color that was part of the skin. You can tell a HUGE difference because my Poly-1 is a Profile Picture, and my Poly-2 isn't. It's a picture of someone else. In my Easy Picture, I used a link called Easy Poly Picture and used that to take a picture of me and adjusted the tools and made this Easy good picture and it looks like me and that's what I was looking for. The difference in my Easy is that I didn't have to go and open PhotoShop and all I did was open a document and that's it, Easy! But all of them together they are all different in all good and fun ways. This was a fun, easy, experienced project! Now time for my Poly-3. My Poly-3 is my best because I knew how to do all the steps and it was way much easier for me. Hope you have enjoyed my all my Poly Portraits, it was fun but also tiring too. Thank you Mr. Sanderl for helping me and teaching me how to do this amazing project! Stay in tuned my folks and enjoy!!!


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Verbal Landscapes

Hey Peeps I'm back to my second SofiasWisdom Blog Post. Here's the update, we're doing Nature photos this next project and it's really going to be exciting. So first, I'll will be talking about, How I interact with nature. So, I interact with nature by caring for all plants and trees. I love the nature because it keeps me calm and relaxed, Kauai is full of Nature, do you ever wonder why Hawaiians here are slow and kinda lazy? That’s just how we are here in Hawaii, it’s because the environment around us is full of nature and the humidity makes you tired and relaxed with our day. I love to hold animals, care for them, and maybe wanting to keep them but I can’t. I’ve always loved to go outside and enjoy nature. How do you interact with nature?

So what I am going to talk about right now is How time-lapses and slow-mos are created. How Time-lapses are created is by picking your video out into Final Cut Pro and on the top there is a little tool that looks like a wand with a swirl around it. You use that little tool and you go to faster speed and you have a option to pick how fast and then it makes your video faster than the original version. Now, how to create a slow-mo is to do the same thing as time-lapse but instead of faster you go to slower and pick how fast and it makes your video slower. There are many tools you can use to make your video fast or slow. The whole part they have tools is to make your video awesome and creative with nice videos, inspirational words of nature, and nice music in the background.

In our conclusion we were asked to write about what's the hardest and favorite part while making our videos. The hardest part in making my video is getting the camera stay in action with NO disruptions involved. Also second, putting the video in perfect condition on the computer and making sure it's fast enough or slower. My favorite part of making my video is making my video interesting instead of watching a 5 minute video with no action happening. Putting the music was also one of favorite part because you can pick any Royalty Free music can transport it into my video and it makes my video nice and fun instead of hearing the noise in the background. Finally, watching my successful video with different nice actions happening. Mucho Mahalos for reading my second blog! I hope you have enjoyed my blog, my new blog will come out soon, so stay in Tune!!!

In my Critique Reflection I got a 3/4 on my project. I got this grade because in my video you can hardly hear my voice because the music is louder, my voice is suppose to be louder and more clear instead of the music being louder. I agree on my grade because I think I could've made my voice more loud because that's what you guys are looking forward on hearing. I think the project was amazing and fun because I got to spend time with nature more and see all the creations and beauty.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Poetic Personal Statement

Hello My name is Sofia a.k.a SofiasWisdom and this is my first blog post so it will be filled with videos and photos that is happening in school or home. There is going to be some interesting facts and pictures in my blog. There will be some jokes, I'm hoping to put in. So relax, and enjoy reading my blogs!

For now what I'm doing in my GT class is explaining what poetry is and how it's used. So what I think poetry is, is a type of language people use or in FUN ways it can be used as dancing or songs. Poems can also be very personal to others and make it for personal reasons in their life.

The motion in the ocean makes me happy nappy because once I'm out of the ocean it makes me sleepy weepy, I hear Nature calling for me of the trees swaying laying, from the big rain storm that transforms into a beautiful rainbow that glows from the bright light of the sun.

Alright my Peeps, this will end my first blog post for this month. I hope you have enjoyed my Blog and have been motivated of what I have been saying. Please comment or take some pictures using CAP's. I'll keep in touch of what my classmates and I are going into at school.

Adios Amigos and see you later.