|Submitted by francona on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 16:01 |
my video collage
This is the link to my video collage. Kate and I decided to do the events of 9/11. Although it was easy to find pictures of the events that took place that day, the challenging part was portraying the emotions of the people. We attempted to place the photographs chronologically concluding the video with scenes from memorials. When deciding on the appropriate music to put behind pictures it took a long time to decide on music that was fitting. We wanted to avoid the traditional patriotic songs because we thought that would make our video sound cheesy and portray the wrong emotions.
|Submitted by francona on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 04:15 |
This is my first collage it represents some of the major things in my life right now as a college student at UNC. I ound pictures that pertained to my life as a college student academically and socially
This is my second collage integrating the usage of words. In this collage I used an array of photos from home and school linking the two with a meaningful quote. Part of the college experience is leaving the people from home and starting a new adventure. In this collage I wanted to depict the change in my life and friends connecting the two with words.
|Submitted by francona on Thursday, April 6, 2006 - 15:05 |
Jumping Of A Balcony Is Good
I think this video is an accurate representation of dumbing down our society. The video shows a boy jumping off a balcony onto trash cans. Clearly a terrible idea. His influence for this stupid action most likely came from television and our society's fixation on seeing people do stuoid and risdiculous things. Shows like MTV's jackass focus on self mutilation and humiliation just for a laugh. I'm not saying that its not funny because I laugh every single time Johnny Knoxville falls off a ramp in fat man suit, but the stuff that makes us laugh today is not nearly as thoughful and witty as it used to be.
|Submitted by francona on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 15:18 |
I chose the technique of background music in movies to discuss. Music is used throughout movies for many different reasons. Music can be used to fill up space or create the mood during a particular scene. When background muic is played the viewer is automatically set into a mood without consciously knowing it. Music can sometimes be more effective to set the tone and mood than any visual or spoken words. Music is used differently depending on the genre of the film. It is prevalent in thrillers and suspenseful films.
Some directors are known for their distinct use of music but Alfred Hitchcock is the opposite.
|Submitted by francona on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 16:54 |
Hollywood has always been obsessed with looking perfect, but recently looking perfect has turned into a health hazard for many young celebrities. In the image that I chose Nicole Ritchie's bathing suit is barely hanging on her after her weight has plunged recently. Other young female stars like Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan, and Mary-Kate Olsen have all fallen to the pressure of looking perfect.
|Submitted by francona on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 04:30 |
I just finished reading the added resource articles and was particularly intrigued by the article dealing with Jackie Joyner-Kersey. I think that her story and those of the other athletic women of her time are stories of brave women standing up willing to be different. Jackie Joyner- Kersey was a pioneer in women's athletics and helped a lot of young women out when she ran track. No longer did young girls only have gymansts and figure skaters to look up to...especially with those sports placing major emphasis on your appearance.
|Submitted by francona on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 02:19||playlist |
Looking into the musical world I realized that even though the lyrics, beats, and tempos may be very different the artists still convey some of the same messages. My playlist looks at songs from varying genres all displaying the emotion of "wanting someone that you cannot have."
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|Submitted by francona on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 16:17 |
When I think of music I not only listen to the words and the beat but where I am and what I am doing while listening to the song. I think that music can be appreciated in many different ways by different people. One person can find meaning or inspiration in the story of a troubled rapper and a different person may find the beat to that same song intriguing but want nothing to do with the words. We all have individual point of views and personalities.