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|Submitted by rodalex on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 14:24 |
This was an excellent opportunity to see how musical themes tell stories. Details of my particular theme of money are explained in the above link.
Podcast: Dead Poet's Society
This was a great assignment because prior to it, I had no knowledge of podcasts. I did not even know that podcasts were internet radio broadcasts. This particular podcast discussed the life of Edgar Allen Poe. I am pleased with the information we were able to relay about Poe. The music aided in portraying his gloomy life. I would have enjoyed doing a remake to fix our technical errors such as voice decibel level, but schedule conflicts prevented the group from getting together. Overall, I am appreciative of my new comprehension of podcasts.
|Submitted by rodalex on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 15:50 |
One of the major issues in American health and fitness is obesity. Two out of every three adults and three out of every ten children are considered obese by American health standards. The video provides reasons why America has become an unhealthy nation in recent years. After gaining a master's in exercise physiology, I plan on going into research pertaining to exercise and health care. This project gave me an opportunity to get a little practice in my future career. Once again, the class provided a way to gain skills that will be
|Submitted by rodalex on Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 15:28 |
I am an exercise and sports science major with future aspirations of going into research dealing with pressing issues in exercise and health. One of the most prevalent health issues in America is obesity. I will be doing my video collage on obesity. I will provide some interesting (and sad) statistics of the prevalance of obesity in America and use pictures to demonstrate how people become obese.
|Submitted by rodalex on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 15:23 |
This was an excellent opportunity to see how musical themes tell stories. Details of my particular theme are explained in the above link.
Podcast: Dead Poet's Society
This was a great assignment because prior to it, I had no knowledge of podcasts. This particular podcast discussed the life of Edgar Allen Poe. I am pleased with the information we were able to relay about Poe. The music aided in portraying his gloomy life. I would have enjoyed doing a remake to fix our technical errors such as voice decibel level. Overall, I am appreciative of my new comprehension of podcasts.
|Submitted by rodalex on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 20:33 |
YouTube is a consumer media company founded in February 2005 for people to watch and share videos worldwide through the Internet. Anyone who is a member of the website can post and share videos. The website is uncensored so there are many amateur videos that are morally ridiculous. The choice of videos that people tend to share online reveals the dumbing-down of American culture.
I decided to examine two videos depicting physical altercations. Many people, including myself at one time, are guilty of watching fight videos. Sadly, these videos are viewed as humorous. But what is so humorous of watching someone suffering a physical beating? My main problem is that people find it okay to film fights. The individual who films a fight must think that it would be a good idea to film and share it with his/her friends and the world. This is extremely evident in the second clip where the guy is asking everyone to stand clear of the camera. Notice how in both clips no one is trying to stop the fight. Instead, there are people cheering and screaming in reaction to the fight. They only intervene after someone has fallen on the ground defeated. In summary, there is an audience of people who are only concerned with seeing a fight. However, no one seems concerned with trying to prevent the fight from occurring. This is the culture that we live in; a society on the decline.
|Submitted by rodalex on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 04:25 |
I completed my photoessay March 23rd but I am unsure if I need to post my link so just in case Here it is
|Submitted by rodalex on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 02:05 |
I have decided to analyze two of Alfred Hitchcock’s greatest works. I enjoyed watching two of Hitchcock’s movies that were coincidentally separated by one year. Similarities of film techniques can be found in “North by Northwest” (1959) and “Psycho” (1960). For now, I will examine the technique of a high angle shot.
For a high angle shot, the camera is located high and the shot is angled downwards. This angle weakens the stature or power of the subject. The character in a high angle shot looks vulnerable to some sort of physical or emotional attack.
Alfred Hitchcock used this high angle technique in both "North by Northwest" and "Psycho." A high-angle shot is used in "Psycho" to highlight Marion Crane’s innocence and vulnerability. In "North by Northwest" we see a high angle shot of the desolate prairie as Roger Thornhill is dropped off. First, both Thornhill and the audience wonder if a bus will really come out to this inhabitable area. Then, Thornhill proved to be susceptible to attack as an airplane attempts to take his life.
|Submitted by rodalex on Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 17:10 |
I am far from done but I plan on working on the photoessay over break.
Rodney's Photo Essay
|Submitted by rodalex on Monday, March 6, 2006 - 17:30 |
I will be doing research on the evolution of steroid use in sports.
|Submitted by rodalex on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 06:10 |
I have a general idea of what I want to do but I will need some more time to develop a concrete theme. I want to research the steroid scandal in Major League Baseball. Different things that I may study are as follows:
The noticable increase in size of older players such as Barry Bonds
Congress and their role of enforcing a steroid policy
The media constantly watching over players like Bonds
I will use images that show the results of steroids. I may also use images of Congress and the leaders of MLB to show the concern of people that are in authority.
Any help in narrowing down my top
|Submitted by rodalex on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 16:56 |
My 1st Draft
|Submitted by rodalex on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 02:19 |
How do you access the layer manager tab on PhotoPlus? I can not find it.
|Submitted by rodalex on Friday, February 10, 2006 - 13:27 |
I correlated Bordo's article to the one on Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Joyner-Kersee did the exact opposite of what Bordo sadly reports happens to most girls. Bordo argues that girls are assimilated into becoming feminine as they grow up. In other words, girls that act like "tomboys" when they are young are socialized into actiong like girls "should" act by their teenage yrs. However, Joyner-Kersee was a typical girl during childhood who took up athletics after adolescence. Joyner-Kersee revolutionized women athletics and was a pioneer for Title IX.
|Submitted by rodalex on Friday, February 3, 2006 - 00:02||playlist |
The playlist “Money Don’t Matter” uses eight hip hop songs to show what the acquisition of money does/doesn’t do. The beginning of this musical story discusses how people hustle their way to riches. The story continues with accounts proving that women are attracted to men with money. Stunt 101 teaches how to properly show off riches to impress women. The track “Mo Money Mo Problems” attempts to show the good problems that arise from being rich. Feelings of hatred and disrespect are built with the next two songs. Here, two rappers cry that they should be respected because of their money. In the final song, Money, Christian Hip Hop artist Flame explains that money does not make you a happier nor better person. Flame’s lyrics are filled with the phrase “Money Don’t Matter”
|Submitted by rodalex on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 15:46 |
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