Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Metamorphosis Animation

In class we are doing a new project called Metamorphosis Animation. It is when you transform one object to another object. The goal of this project is to have an object transform into another object. But the twist to it is it needs a story. Also the title needs to be noun verb noun. It may seem tricky but once you got your title it becomes easier. When you do this type of animation you want it to be unique and creative.

Our first scene in this project is having an omilu, a type of fish, going to school. After school is done he gets picked on by a barracuda. The next scene is a shark comes swimming by and stops the bullying and scares the barracuda to the deep ocean. The last scene is the omilu goes to school again. When school is done he try to swim home as fast as he can because he knows the barracuda going to try bully him. The barracuda catches up and starts to pick on the fish. The omilu builds confidence to stand up. He turns into a big spider crab and scares the barracuda. Then the spider crab walk home all happy. Our teams focus statement is to stand up and not be a bystander when you see bullying happen.

Our team's result was actually good and surprising to me at least. My teammates were Cephas and Shanden. Usually when we work together we get a 3/4. So this score for this project was actually surprising to me. Im really happy with the score we got. Also our class votes for the best overall and we actually ended up winning. I really liked this project and I think we did really well.









Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Geometric Portraits

Hello to everyone who is reading. We will be talking about facial expressions and our new project. In the universe facial expressions could be the same, or not. I think that in other places facial expressions are different. Like if you are happy and your talking to a local over there. Maybe over there happy face means that you like them. Another example is hand signals they are different so maybe facial expressions are different to.

To create this project there are many steps. 1. take a picture of something usually a persons face or maybe an animal 2. once you have this project on Photo Shop you go to the line tool what is found in the rectangle tool and have it in 5px and in color red. 3. once you have that you draw a line right down the middle so it is symmetrical. 4. you outline the face of the person or the animal. 5. after that you break down the face; there outline, mouth, eye, hair, nose, and face. 6. Now you start to add triangles in those areas. If it is smaller more detailed areas the triangles become smaller.

If I had to choose which poly is better from poly-1 and poly-2 I would say my poly-1 is better. First of all the poly-2 has small gaps between the triangles. The poly-1 took more time and was a little bit complicated because I wasn't use to it but, once I got the hand of it, it became easy. What I like about the poly-2 is that it took less steps but it got hard finding the correct color and the correct size. If you look at the poly-1 and the poly-2 the poly-1 has the correct size triangles. Something they both have in common is that they have the right size color and not weird bizarre colors in weird spots.


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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Verbal Landscapes

 Hello everyone I will be talking about nature and how it impacts my life.Nature impacts my life in many ways. It is a good place to get a way from problems. It also makes me happy and makes me enjoy that day. My favorite thing in nature is the beach, that is where nature impacts my life the most. It impacts my life by letting me have fun, spending time with friends and family, and to get off things like school work.

Time lapses is where the video is speeded up to see what is happening. There are different ways to do this. You can set the camera to do it or edit the clip by speeding it up. Slow-mos is to show more of an object close up. You can do it the same way like how the time lapse was. You set the camera up in slow-mo and do it or edit it. When you do a slow-mo you want to put it in macro mode. On both of these when you film it you need it to be stable.

The hardest part of this project is making time and finding time to film. For me I had football practice that was from 4:30-6:45. That made it hard to get time. Also another thing was finding where to take the video and having to find a natural tripod. My poem is about trees and having to find a stable and high enough tripod was tough. There was also good parts. Like when we get to edit the clips. I like to see the videos in slow-mo or in time lapse because you just get to see these cool things.

The results that I was given for this project is what I expected . There was a few things that I could of work on to make it even better. Like the shots I could of been closer for the slow-mos. I also think I could of get better angles of certain clips. I agree with the results that I was given because there were at least seven things that could of been improved.



Friday, September 2, 2016

Poetic Personal Statement

Hello everyone School is back with a new year! We right now will be talking about poetry and poetic statements. Poetry to me is a type of writing that allows you to express your feelings. It can express your feelings if your happy, sad, excited, mad, scared, and all those other emotions. It lets the author express their feelings in an interesting way and in a different way than it being told in a story. It can maybe even let the reader know that they aren't the only one. Also it may even interest the reader to write a poem too.

Here a poetic statement that I made and what relates to trying to have goals like goals you want to reach.Let others feel great don't let them feel hate let them join you and not let them wait. Let them create and have faith. Don't let them be late while they wait to feel great.
Like in life there are goals I would like to achieve. People could say it not possible but I will prove them wrong. An example is the guy who sky dived with no parachute. There probably was people who doubted him. I would like to achieve a lot of things that I can't list. My bucket list basically.

In my poetic statement it used rhyme about feeling great about your self. I used the word great and found other words that rhymed with great like faith, wait, create, and late. In one sentence there is at least 2 words that rhyme with each other. There not that much rhythm in it. There is more rhyme in it like I said earlier.  There a few parts though like  "Let them create and have faith. Don't let them be late while they wait to feel great".







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Monday, May 23, 2016

Music Video Finale

In Mr. Sanderl class we are doing a music videos. So our song is called Not Done Yet by Soja. So my team storyline is that were like at restaurant and we are eating. Then the waitress comes and takes our food away and were not done yet eating. Our lyrics is are related to our storyline because it about not done eating and the lyrics is like how were talking about are food.

My favorite fast-edit montage sequence was the part when Shanden dropped one of the scenes right there and the lip sync was just perfect. It was just like whoa. Another part that was my favorite was when we had this lip sync and this story line and it was a fade. With the fade applied it just look cool. Also I like the part when we hit those lip syncs like we just dropped it there and some of them just matched.

This video shows all our best work that we learned from this year because in this video you will use the techniques you learned from the year. Examples is like rule of thirds, Close, medium, and wide. We also learned camera skills such as how to keep the camera still, what to look for in the background and skills like that. Also we will be showing our photoshop skills in this project.

Musician by: Soja
Title: Not Done Yet                                            



It's hard for me when I
Think about the things that never been

They keep coming back again
Like they've got something to prove

I love my memories but they have a way

Of controlling me at times
And I'm so lost without you yeah yeah
And I can't get far from it.

And from what went wrong

And I know it's stupid cuz it's been so long.

But farther I give away the more I hold on

It's just this feeling I get
It's like I'm not done yet
I'm not done yet
I think about those times
When we were young
And everything was so brand new
And our words were so true and you
Looked into my eyes that one last time
If I had known back then
What I'd be living with today
We might have stayed but
It's hard for me when I
Think about the things that never been
They keep coming back again
Like they've got something to prove
I love my memories but they have a way
Of controlling me at times
And I'm so lost without you yeah yeah
And I can't get far from it.
And from what went wrong
And I know it's stupid cuz it's been so long.
But farther I give away the more I hold on
It's just this feeling I get
It's like I'm not done yet
I'm not done yet
I think about those times
When we were young
And everything was so brand new
And our words were so true and you
Looked into my eyes that one last time

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Animated Life Lessons

Tell us about your teammates personal character traits & how your story exaggerates who they are.
My teammates is Kalista And Kyllie. So Kalista is a very clumsy, sloppy, and is mainly happy and joyful. Kyllie is a cheerful, outgoing, and tries her best to cheer people up and also likes to be cheerful. Me Zephen is like a shy boy but can also be funny.

Our message in our story is that if people try to put you down it only means that you are above them. Don't give up that are message that we are trying to send.  Like I'm pretty sure all of us has been tried to be put down. Maybe it cause they are jealous or it just seem stupid or funny. Just don't give up if people are trying to put you down and that what Kalista did she kept going.

So during this project it was like the most stressing project so far that we had. One of them that we faced as a team was knowing how to animate. It not that easy. Im a second year student in this class and I still don't know how to animate. Another problem that I faced and that my team kind of had to deal with was me. Im going to be honest. It was because I didn't come during recess to help because I thought I was going to fail so I was stressed out and I couldn't deal with it. So those were the problems that my team faced and what I faced.





Friday, April 8, 2016

Character Development



To me I think that I am an active type of person. If I stay in all day I say I'm bored cause there nothing to do inside unless I am tired then I can. But I like to do something for the day and just get out of the house. I have things where there like bad things but there funny. One thing is that I like to be on time or being early and usually I'm late. Another thing is I'm like serious at certain points but I also like to joke around.

In class we are making animations of our self. We need to have character traits of our self when we make it. The traits that I'm gonna try add is me being active like doing a sport and me being late even though I don't like being late. I'm still not sure of how I'm going to go and make it.

For this GIF animation project we had like about 5 or 6 steps. First we had Mr.Sandrel take three different pics of us, One facing forward, the other facing back, and one on the side. Then we went to photoshop and cut out our self from the background. When that was done we had to crop it so photoshop wouldn't quit unexpectedly. After on photoshop we went to window > animation. Then we made us come in a entrance. After that when we were in the middle we made us do like a little dance. after that we made an entrance of us leaving. When that was done went to save it. I like doing projects like these but even doing the simple way it still kind of complicated to me. But I enjoy doing things like this. If I could know how to work it all like nothing than I would really like this project even more.