During this past 6 weeks we have been working on print making. What we did is we first made a pattern that can be repeated, and then copy it on to a plate, then carving the plate with carving knifes.
For my pattern the flowers and drops design are from native american and the reason I used those motifs is because I thought the native american patterns were very creative because it looked like a drawing than a pattern so I added drops and flowers to make it look like a drawing. Also the way the pattern is mostly repeated horizontally, I got that idea from aztec pattern because the aztec pattern was organized even though there were a lot of motifs. By adding that, my pattern is more symmetrical and more organized.
The most difficult part was carving. I was scared if i’m going to make mistakes and cut my finger or my plate. Also I had some parts which was very detailed and it was very hard to carve without mistaking and I had to be very careful with the edges because if I mistake one part, my pattern won’t be continuous.
How I solved it was practicing and using different size of carving knife. For some parts where it was mostly negative space, I used size 3 or more so I can carve faster and parts it was detailed, I used size 2 or 1 so I can carve small parts. Also I did a method where I carved the outline first with size 1 and then carved the outer part with size 2 or 3. I don’t know if this really helped me or not, but It made it easier to see where the patterns are and where to carve. For the edges, I used rulers and estimated so I can get the pattern to be repeating.
One thing I learned during this unit is to use the time efficiently. We were supposed to have 10 weeks for this project, but we only had around 6 weeks and we also missed some so we only had a half of what it was first. I went to the art studio before class for carving my plates and I think that really helped me to finish my pattern fast. I have to be careful with due dates and I really want to finish these projects, I have to work hard every time so I can finish this in good quality.
For English we have started our new unit! Our unit is Film study and we are learning about film shots and how they affect the movie scenes. We started to look at different shots and angles from a manga and see how it affects the story and emotion.
We looked at 5 shots.
Bird’s eye view
A shot that is looking down at someone or something. This shot gives you a feeling you are stronger than the character in the scene while the character feels weaker. It also makes the scene more dynamic and dramatic. For example if a man is looking down from a high building, it makes it more dramatic if you make it bird eye view and you get a feeling you are standing on a high building.
Worm’s eye view
Worms eye view is the opposite of bird’s eye view and its a shot that is looking up at someone or something. Opposing to bird’s eye view, it makes the character more powerful and you, the audience feels more weaker.
Close up is a close shot of a person or a thing (mostly person). It shows a bit of emotion and you feel that character is important.
Extreme close up
Extreme close up is like close up shot, but MORE EXTREME. Its when you have a close up shot of something or parts of your body. If you have a extreme close up of a face and mostly eye, you feel and understand that the character is furious and angry or you feel another emotion. Or if you have a extreme close up of a object, it means that the object is a key object or something important.
Wide angle shot
Wide angle shot is when you have more background and you zoom out from the character. It have a less detail with the character but it gives you an information where the characters are and if there is only 1 or 2 characters, the scene is empty and you feel the loneliness.
We (Me, Haruna, Yujin and wonkyung) took some pictures using the shots. See if you can guess them!
Answer: Worms eye view
Answer: Bird’s eye view
Answer: Wide angle shot
Good morning, good after noon, good evening. I don’t even care anymore. ヾ(‥〃)ﾉ
We are almost finishing our unit for art, “Express yourself”. We are focusing if and how we can express ourself with portrait. We did different activities like writing about yourself and let other person draw you from what you wrote, or we researched about our favorite artists and how they express.
My artwork is called “Hello me.” I chose that title because the portrait looks like a portrait of myself hanging from a wall. The title is from the perspective of myself looking at the portrait. You can see how i’m very expressive and excited I am in the portrait even though the mouth, is sealed.
There are 3 types of portrait. You can be social and show how you communicate to the world or you can be aesthetic which shows your beauty or you can be political and show your self having the power and taking control. I chose my portrait being social because I wanted to express who I am and I thought social fitted the most for my idea.
I focused on color and background. The 2 basic color I used it red and green. Red for the face and hair and green for the background of the portrait in the portrait. I thought these two will contrast well and give a strong vivid color to express my art. It was hard to make my painting not be like christmas color so to not be like that, I used some tints and shade color to not use the vivid red or green. I am proud of my background, I tried to make the brown part look like a wood texture and inside the green background you can see those Japanese manga words kind of camouflaging.
I honestly didn’t know how the portrait will become in the end since I kept on changing small things. Like for example the mask; I wasn’t planning to add that until the last minute just because I thought it will look cool. I was just experimenting with the brushes and the colors and it ended up different than I expected but I am very satisfied with it. I experimented a lot on the brushes with the jacket like for example the jackets dripping down the painting. I first was thinking to make it like realistic paint drips but then as I worked on my painting I thought of actually use the brush texture and create a drip using the dry paint brush to show the texture. I had a lot of fun experimenting with the brushes like for the X on the mask, I made it so when it starts the the paint is there but as you go the paint brush runs out of paint and it makes a dry texture and I thought that was really cool. But, experimenting with colors and brushes caused some problems like that I always made mistakes so I had to dry it and re-paint the parts and some parts were messy since I couldn’t cover up the mistakes properly.
I could’ve worked more on the shades since they not visible too much and I was going to make it look like its pooping out from the painting. Next time I should add shades on the background too, not only for faces and hair.
I want to talk about storyboard and plans because I feel like it.
I think my storyboard meets more than 3 of our class criteria and here is some of them-
John: “Woah woah woah, hold on. Whats class criteria? Does it taste good?
….If you’re just like John, this is the class criteria.
Back to topic, my storyboard meets more than 3 of our class criteria and here is some of them:
First off my storyboard have tips and trick for the audience to understand the step more clearer and get better at doing the step or the tips and tricks help the audience to complete the step. Tips and trick also help you understand hard complicated steps. Also I use labels to show the tips and trick on the screen to show what i’m saying and it also gets attention.
My storyboard also tell which music I will be using for my tutorial video. I think music is a important thing to have in any kind of video because it is boring to watch a video with just you speaking. Adding music can make your tutorial more fun and interesting and also when you have a part where you don’t talk, instead of having a awkward silence you can add a music and make your video more enjoyable for the audience. I also I chose a music which is a creative commons because if its not creative commons, you can’t use it. The music I chose fits the theme of my tutorial a lot and also the music is not from iMovie or GarageBand and this makes your tutorial look more professional.
♪イェーイ ヾ(≧ー≦)ゞ ヾ(_ _)〃 ヾ(≧ー≦)ゞ ヾ(_ _)〃イェーイ♪ My jam for my bread
Theres a lot of other things my storyboard has, but the most important one that makes my tutorial a great tutorial is that my tutorial video has clear steps. If you don’t have a clear steps, it would be hard for the audience to figure out what you are doing and the audience did not come to your video to figure out what you are doing, they came to learn something. I separated my tutorial into 3 steps and to I added some details using tips and tricks. I think that is a good thing because if you have too many steps, its hard to follow and the audience might confused. Also I used labels to show the steps and what we will do on the screens so it will be helpful for audience that listen to the audio and by adding the label, it gets the audiences attention and make them more interested.
Moi story board ( ◔ ౪ ◔)☝
I have a good confidence that my tutorial will be a good one for the audience to watch and learn because I use pictures and fun drawings to catch peoples attention and It makes my tutorial a fun video to watch and it keeps the audiences attention until the end because you don’t want your audience to stop watching half way through. Another thing is that I labels to show the steps and tips & tricks. This really helps the audience to understand better because I think the audience might not listen to the audio (voice over) and they might miss a important step or advices. But if you add words on the screens it makes the audience read and it can help them to understand more clearly. This can help them complete some hard steps too.
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I think to make my tutorial better and better I should practice more and more so I won’t make much mistakes on the real one and if you don’t make mistakes the audience wont get confused of what you are saying. Also you don’t have to try again and again all the time and waste our time.
Friend: Are you meeting the deadline? Me: Uh-yeah! Totally! Friend: Are you even using your timeline plan? Me: …Yes ∑d(‘･ω･`;;;;)
I am very excited to make my own tutorial and I hope I can make a good tutorial that everyone can enjoy and learn easily. I hope you stay tuned for the tutorial video, I will upload it on my youtube channel.
I didn’t want to do this.
But I did it.
Pat on the back to me. (ﾉ｀△´)ﾉ ┫:･’∵:.┻┻:･’.:∵
Hay deir. Lets talk about what makes a great teacher.
I think teacher needs to teach us things in the most simple and clear way so the student understand easily and not get confused. Making the students is one of the worst scenario and because teachers are here to teach people they have to be clear and easy to follow. Also I think teacher should not always be so stern and be more cheerful and kind for the students to have a fun time to learn. Strict teachers might not be fun for the students to learn and it can make them stressed and start to hate learning. Teachers have to be well planned and organized. Teachers that doesn’t think ahead and are not organized will not be a good teacher. Teacher should be ready to teach the students. They should also care about the students and think about them. Teacher should help students when they are lost. I think these are one of the reasons of what makes a great teacher.
I think the unit we are doing right now “Teachers of the Future” fits in approaches to learning best because we teach and share our knowledge with others and also not only we teach but we also learn by teaching. We learn by communicating with other students and collaborating, finding it out by your self. We make mistakes and we learn from that. I think we learned a lot during this few weeks. I am looking forward to making my own tutorial and teaching the others.
Thats about it. Bye.
We’ve been working on a piece called 『山里の春』 (Yamazato no haru) and this is me playing one of the part.
When I played this piece I think I went smoothly. I worked hard on going slow and steady so I won’t make much mistakes. I think I did well at the presses and I managed to let it go after so it won’t make a weird sound. Also I think I did good on the rests and I counted the rests carefully.
I think the grace notes need more work on it so I will work harder on that. I also have work on the accelerando because it wasn’t clear enough. Although I didn’t miss much notes, I missed the rhythm at one part so I will put extra work there.
Anyways thank you for listening.
In technology class we are working on making a tutorial and research how tutorial works.
First thing we did is researching our favorite tutorial and looking at good things and bad things about the tutorial.
I also took my favorite tutorials and I made them into a blog post.
After that I commented on Lente’s, Grace’s and Haruna’s blog about their favorite tutorial blog post.
I learned that short clear steps are good for tutorials because its more easier for the audience to understand clearer and short steps don’t bore the audience. Also when you do a voiceover you make sure if the voice is clear and easy to understand or the audience won’t understand your tutorial. I think those are important things to think about when making my tutorial to make it good.
I made a tutorial for photoshop about filling with gradient in technology class.
Now i’m going to compare and contrast this tutorial and my favorite tutorial.
So… Watch me do that.
I know you might think they both are 2 completely different tutorial because one is a video and another is a slideshow and they both teach you different things.
But theres are some similarities too, like that both tutorial has simple and clear steps so the audience won’t get confused and thats your worst case scenario. Or that they both have visuals to make the audience understand more and make them visualize better.
Those two points are very important for tutorials but there are some other points or differences between the videos. First video tutorial have voice overs which is in a steady slow pace for the audience to understand. Voice overs comes handy because they help the audience to understand better and clearer. Second, slideshow tutorials can follow your own pace so you can stop whenever you want to and move to the next step when you are done or move one back if you made a mistake. Video tutorials go with their own flow so you have to be careful how slow you go. I think those points are very important for a tutorial and I will be careful and try to use them when making my own tutorial to make mine better.
In conclusion, I think these steps were helpful to make my tutorial better and I will investigate more to make my tutorial good.
Until then, bye.
I came across a really interesting video and I thought I might show it to you guys.
Its “Zelda Necklace – DIY Geeky Goodies” By ihascupquake
I really like Zelda and I think this is really cool.
The reason I like this tutorial a lot is because her voice was clear and easy to hear. You can hear her voice well so you can follow her steps easily without any confusion. She also added the final project before you start. This is good because you know what they’re going to make and get a image before you start. What I also liked about this tutorial was that she edited out parts to look smooth. Her editing was simple but she made it flow very well and it looked professional.
Theres also another DIY video that I really liked:
Its “How-to: Tribal Necklace by Ari of Boat People” By ThreadBanger
I thought this necklace was really awesome.
The reason I liked this DIY video is because the editing looks really good and makes it more interesting to watch and her editing is simple and very surreal. Also there is no voice which makes the tutorial interesting because the song and the visual really matches and makes it like you don’t need a voice to make a tutorial.
I think you should take a look on both video if you like DIY’s or making things. :3