Category Archives: Tech
https://csm3dia.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/nandina2_gray_adjusted.jpg Took above original to black and white.
Finished product with hue, saturation, and color enhancements.
Mass Comm classes at Chattanooga State Community College taught me how to use selective focus to make a subject stand out in a photograph, and then how to tweak that photograph (Intro. to Electronic Media) within Photoshop to use (for example) in print ads.
In my television production class I was the videographer and editor for this McKamey P.S.A, for which Andrew Cavett produced and directed.
I was also the producer, director, videographer, and editor for this “ConNooga” news package that was aired on “Today at Chatt. State” our college news show.
Created a south park character of myself using layers and vector graphics. Vector graphics are
created by using mathematical algorithms.
Adjusting the image by changing the Tonal Range and also adjusting the Curves and targeting saturation levels within Photoshop.
Bauhaus Flyer by using Dynamic Composition. Dynamic compositions are full of energy or movement.
At GDC 2011 I attended an Game Educators Rant which was pretty enlightening in terms of the obstacles we are up against in developing two new concentrations in Game Technology here at Chattanooga State. Most interesting to me was Ian Shreiber’s viewpoint (or my understanding of it) that traditional higher learning institutions have lost their way, having become too focused on tuition and losing sight of their mission–teaching, research, and public service.
Ian goes on to talk about the reality of the gaming industry when it comes to education:
…The video game industry doesn’t care about degrees. At GDC you can see over 10,000 employed, experienced, professional game developers who only care about one thing when hiring: can you help them to make a great game? And if the answer is yes, they don’t care if the reason you can help them make a great game is because you’ve got a PhD in Computer Science from MIT, or if it’s because you taught yourself assembly programming at age 11 and have been constantly building your skills ever since and you never bothered with college because it took time away from making yourself a better programmer.
This point sticks with me and I was glad he posted the entire rant on his blog: teachingdesign.blogspot.com. Perhaps this is true in many other areas of the media industry. Do degrees matter when it comes to getting those illustrious jobs? Usually at a minimum we can say they don’t hurt, but I think Ian implied above that they actually could.
I do see hope for our Game program though. As Kingsley Montgomery, a consultant for our new degree, pointed out to me in an email recently, we are focused on TOOLS. It is up to the students to use them to create work that can fill their portfolios. And we are providing access to the tools and the expertise to learn them at a fraction of the cost of other schools. It’s a pretty good deal..
Producing a TV show can be quite a task. Getting 40+ students in two different classes working together on one product with demanding technical and creative challenges, is even more of an accomplishment. Student at Chattanooga’s State’s Media Technology program are pulling it off rather well.
I love Call of Duty: Black Ops multi player, and in the very same breath… I hate it. I mean for real, it has great graphics and sound, awesome guns and Ice Cube shouting out tactical lingo. What could be cooler than that? I’m a Team Deathmatch dude, and I’m pretty surgical with a Galil. Very seldom do I finish a game with more deaths than kills. But what irks me about the game has nothing to do with gameplay, it’s the campers and cheaters playing the game!
Campers suck. They suck majorly. They are always somewhere laying down in the shadows with a motion sensor, or popping out of some spot, weapon up with the drop on you. By the time you see them, it’s too late. All in a split second, you see them and try to aim your gun, they shoot and you’re dead, leaving you thinking, “How the hell did they even find that spot to hide in?! How did they even know players could get over there?!” If they could really play, they would be out in the fight getting kills. They wouldn’t have to camp and pop out of crazy hiding places only campers know about. Maybe they think if they get killed on the game, they die in real life? I assure you, you punks won’t die for real. And let me tell you, there is nothing sweeter than respawning and getting a little payback from the camper who thought he was so safe in his little hiding place. Continue reading
If you have recently bought a 4g device, whether it be a phone, or netbook, or whatever it is and you can not get a 4g signal, you shouldnt be so suprised. Companies like AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon wireless are putting alot of hype on these 4g devices, but the truth is there is more marketing than there is technology behind this. From watching all these commercials about the 4g network one would think that you could go out and buy a 4g device, turn it on, and you are automatically operating on the 4g network, this isn’t so true.
Truth is the 4g network is nowhere near nation wide yet. As of right now Sprint offers the most 4g in 70 markets through 17 4g phones and netbooks. AT&T on the other hand is just starting to actually roll out its 4g network and plan to go nation wide with it in mid 2011. Verizon last month stated that it is operating on the network in 38 metropolitan areas.
for more info on 4g check out: http://gcn.com/articles/2011/01/13/what-is-4g.aspx