Monday, April 10, 2017

Movie Trailer Premier

P1T6_Survivor's Angel from Kapaa Middle School MEDIA on Vimeo.


  Our project is about a girl who's brother passes away from cancer, it's been two years since he passed but she still can't get the doctors words out of his head "I’m so sorry. There was nothing else we could do." She later finds out she has cancer and it's about to take her too, she is in a lot of pain and needs help. Her dead brother Dylan comes back into the picture and says that he could help, she's very puzzled about whats going on. I contributed by coming up with some ideas about the situation and how they will react.


  The biggest challenge was making the Movie Trailer was getting the camera angles we needed to make it look so real. Our successes was getting great camera angles to show some expression. This was a challenging process but we managed to make it look really awesome.expression. This was a challenging process but we managed to make it look really awesome.

  I think that the results we got was great because it was around that range. I think we should of done a bit better to win the class favorite but it's good.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Metamorphosis Animation

P1T2 Metamorphosis from Kapaa Middle School MEDIA on Vimeo.
Our project goal is to get a good grade and finish the project. We are going to be making all the animations on PhotoShop we animated on this before and its easy to put all the animation together to make it look as real as possible. The animations types we are using is stop motion.

Our focus statement is a bout a fish who is bullied everyday after school and a shark passing by sees it happening and stops to help the fish out. The next day the fish swims home like always but doesn't care about the bully because the shark scared him away, but the bully came back out and stoped the fish and says, " your lucky the shark was there or I would of cleaned you out!" The fish then does this awesome move and turns into a HUGE SPIDER CRAB and pinches the bully, the bully then runs off and never bothers the fish again. 

Our team was great we all worked hard and put our heads together to finish the project and get voted best overall. We took a lot of time creating the characters and scenes, we wanted it to be as neat as possible. We met up after school to get some great stop motion animation photos.





Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Geometric Portraits

Facial expressions are universal because different people around the world have different whys they express their feelings. A lot of people may have the same facial expression when they are sad, mad, hurt or stressed. People show different facial expressions for different things or thoughts. Say you was in Japan and you smiled when the f asked you a question, they might think you did something wrong or you are going to do something wrong.

First I took a photo. Then I made a new project in photoshop Width: 8.5 in. Height: 11 in. Res: 300 p/i. added the photo and made it symmetrical and added a lock so nothing goes wrong with it. Next I added a grid to start off polygons. Then you go to your tool bar and select the shape tool and change it to the line tool (make sure the color of the line can be seen). Add a line straight through your picture and hide the side your not going to use.Then you outline your self portrait or portrait. Then you do your polygons (make sure that you have details in the eye, nose, mouth, etc...) Once you've done that you outline your polygons with the polygonal lasso tool (in the tool bar) and highlight a polygon and go to Filter: Blur: Average and every time you highlight a new polygon use command f on Mac and f12 on windows to add the previous filter. Once you finished doing that you can the cut your background out by using the polygonal lasso tool and outline it. Then make a new copy of your layer and flip the copy. Make sure they fit together and there are no spaces left.

The custom way is way harder than the easy way because on the easy way the computer does it for you and the custom way you do it and there are tiny mistakes that you don't realize until later because your worried about finishing the photo. Doing the custom way takes a lot of time and patience because you are using the polygonal tool to make the polygons. My brother had a logo on his shirt and I used the polygonal tool and the eye dropper tool to cover the image with the color of the shirt. The easy way is a bit different because the computer just generates random polygon across the photo but when your doing the custom way you get to put your own polygons to make it look AWESOME.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Verbal Landscapes

MatsushimaS_Retime from Kapaa Middle School MEDIA on Vimeo.
Nature impacts my life because all of our stuff comes from nature our clothes, homes, cars, food etc... Without nature we wouldn't be able to live through the cold weather or wouldn't be able to eat/drink anything. I love nature because I can explore everywhere and see new things. Nature is all around us and is also inside us.

Timelapse and slow mos are created by takeing videos for a certain amout of time then going to iMovie or FCPX (Final cut pro) and clicking on your video and going to the retime editor and adjusting the speed to you desire. It takes time to do this for time lapse it can take up to 20 mins. and slow mos can take up to 30 sec. It will take time for it to render but when its done it will be at the speed you chose.

The hardest part is the timelapse, we have to make the camera at a angle where you can see 1/3rd land and 2/3rd sky. We also have to take 5-15 min. to make the timelapse perfect. Time lapses are easy but kinda hard because of the requirements. Slow mos are hard too because your getting close up to something and trying to capture the right moment.



Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Poetic Personal Statement

Poetry is a shorty paragraph that is meaningful and inspiring. Poetry is used to cheer people up and make them realize some stuff. Poetry can be sad, happy, joyful, mad, calm, wild etc... Poems are really useful every time when my friend is feeling down I use poems to cheer them up and make them realize what they are doing wrong. Poetry also rhymes
and has rhythm here's an example
"life is like a ocean, calm or still,
rough or ridged but in the
end its always beautiful."Flip high and grab the sky
Catch your dreams or lose the seas
Meet your goals or lose your poles
Trick it out to take it out
Go to a game to see the fame
Learn to be the one that they see

I made a rhythm in my poetic statement by putting some of my personal life goals in and adding some rhyme into it to make it sound good. It was a bit hard making things rhyme but I eventually made it sound good. I used rhyme because it has meaning to it and helps people with a hard time out. I added some words like flip because I'm a great front flipper, catch because I am fisherman, meet because I want to meet Ezekiel Elliott. Trick because I do many tricks on stuff, game because I want to go to a Dallas Cowboys game and learn because I always want to learn new things.

Final Product 

Monday, May 23, 2016

Music Video Finale

P2T3 Not Done Yet from Kapaa Middle School MEDIA on Vimeo.

Our story line relates to our lyrics because it say's "I am not done yet" which is saying your not done with something etc... The story line is basically us not done with our food and the waiter is taking it back then the waiter brings it back to us at the ending of the song. Not done yet by Soja was about a girl leaving him but we remixed the storyline to people taking food away.

My favorite fast editing montage is when we flash back to me eating food then go back to the video with awesome effects. One thing to know about the music video production is that all the lip syncs that we are doing are all in synced with the song and all fit perfectly. Our photo cover is pretty cool because we show Me, Zephen and Cephas in the cover and our band name is "Da Boiz".

This music video show my best work because of all of my thinking and planning for this project all year long kept getting better and better. Our music video has several quick flash backs and awesome lip syncs. I think our project would get best overall and be in 1st place this time. We have our whole group doing their parts and contributing to the music video.  It will come out great, you'll just have to watch the video to see how great it is.


Not Done Yet
By: Soja
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

Monday, May 2, 2016

Animated Life Lessons

P2T1 Adventure Builds Friendship from Kapaa Middle School MEDIA on Vimeo.

My teammates are Mike and Seline we are friends but did not work as a team before this year until now. They are hard working contributors and awesome teammates. Mike is the tall and smart one of the group he solved the problems that we had and made sure we all did what we was suppose to do. Seline is also the smart one she is a great artist and came up with the idea of being the mushrooms voice and her self, so shes playing two rolls in this video.

We use our humor in the story because we have a small mushroom and then it grows bigger and starts to chase me and Mike through out the forest and get trapped by a waterfall. The mushroom ends up telling us that we have to respect nature and wildlife and to remember that they are important too. The message in our animation is that you have to respect nature and wildlife and keep the Earth clean.

Our teams level of productivity is good we worked very hard on this project and did a lot of cool animations with some funny scenes. We could work again next time it was a good time, Mike, Seline and I worked very hard to get this project going. The biggest challenge we faced was getting the mushroom to look as real as possible it kept on looking kinda fake but we tried our best to make it look real as possible.


Movie Trailer Premier

P1T6_Survivor's Angel from Kapaa Middle School MEDIA on Vimeo .   Our project is about a girl who's brother passes aw...