So right now in GT we are working on making animations. My teammates are Ashley Alfiler, Kyla Bautista, Alaka'i Gonsalves, and Micah Miller. Here are some interesting facts about them. Ashley likes to do cheer leading and loves hanging out with her 3 dogs named Peanut, Kala'i and Duke. Kyla wants to be a scientist when she grows up and has 2 sisters. Alaka'i hates school and likes chickens.
Stop-motion is an animation technique that makes something look like its moving. A good examples is when you take a picture of something, you movie it a little bit, then you take another picture. when you play those pictures together, it will look like the person is sliding on the ground. .GIF stands for graphics interchange format. This format lets people on the internet view it so it doesn't take very long to load. It is very easy to make one in Adobe Photoshop, and I made 2 examples for you down below.
Our animation that we are working on is called "Sophia Faces Fear," which is about me falling asleep while reading a Harry Potter book and when I am asleep I dream that I meet Harry Potter and he says that I have to face all of my greatest fears (which is a lot of things). So in my dream I face all of my fears. Then I wake up with Kyla shaking me awake. I think that our story is important because many people have unnecessary fears that they should really get over and I think that our animation really shows that.
HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. It works by taking more than one picture with different exposure levels, then it puts all of those pictures together to make an HDR photo. It is used to help make the picture look like what the human eye sees. I like how you have to take more than one picture and it combines it all into one picture. I really don't like how when I take a picture of a person because no one is able to be perfectly still so when I go in photoshop their face turns out blurry and there are ghosts.
To create an HDR image, you need to take a bunch of photos (the number may vary), but they all need different exposure levels. You have to manually set the exposure. Then you go into photoshop and you put them all together to make an HDR photo. The automatic HDR functions that other devices have like on an iPhone don't work as well. It takes all of the photos at the same time and combines it by itself. I personally think that it doesn't work as well because people usually don't hold their phone still enough.
My first HDR photo is the portrait photo. I am no too proud of my portrait and I wish I did a lot of things better. I wanted to get a picture of him outside in the open so the background looks nice. I made him sit down on a rock and I told him to be still. I was trying to find a good angle. I wish that I put him more to the left in the rule of thirds. His head is also turned a little too much. My second photo is the one is my landscape. I thought that it would be good because right in the rule of thirds there are these red flowers so I thought it would look nice. The trees were moving a lot but it turned out ok. My third photo is my superimpose which is on the bottom. I combined my to others photos to make it. I put the photo of my friend in the rule of thirds and I added text that says, "Inspire." I think that my superimpose is the best photo out of all of them.
We had lots of project requirements. It had to be 1:30 to 2:30, it needed 5 scenes, it had to have a voice actor, it needed dialogue, it needed foley (sound effects), it needed text layovers, and it needed to have our movie poster at the end. Our team was able to complete all of these requirements. I honestly think that we should've added more dialogue, but it was pretty hard because guinea pigs don't talk, so we had to use Lani's voice. I think that we recorded way more foley than everyone else. We recorded keys banging against a cage, we got the sound of splashing in a puddle, and we got the sound of a snake by using our tongues. I think that we completed all of the requirements.
After everyone finished their movie trailers, we had a critique session. We got voted on if it was made for the right audience (a.k.a. young elementary school kids), we got voted on our creativity, and we got voted on whether we completed all of the requirements. I think that our class rated us appropriately and I agree with what they voted on. We also got to vote for the best overall movie trailer, and Snoopy George got voted the best! Yay!! My team was voted as the overall best! I am so happy. My team is team 3. The votes are shown below.
This project really stressed me out. When we first started filming, in my head I was thinking, 'we would never be able to turn this into a movie trailer.' But once we started putting it all together, I realized that we are going to do a pretty good job. Now, we have completed it and we actually got voted the best for period 5! I can't believe how far we've gotten.
My final movie poster!!! It is a little hard to see the bevel and emboss.
We had to play around with Adobe Photoshop. No instructions and no help, you just have to figure it all out on your own. I'll have to admit that I wasn't prepared for that. I always like to have clear instructions so I don't mess things up.
I liked how we had the freedom to do whatever we wanted on it. We could make whatever we want and we get to do it all ourselves.
I didn't like how we had absolutely no instructions at all. The only thing that Mr. Sanderl showed us was how to save it, which was probably the only thing that I knew how to do without instructions.
This is the best I could do!
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