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|Submitted by LeighEllen on Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 16:02 |
This is the link to our video collage on World Poverty and Hunger. I believe that poverty and famine is an incredibly destructive problem around the world. Most people in the United States have no idea the amount of people that live in such despair and horrible conditions. Most of us are able to afford basic things that we take for granted such as water and shelter. Recently, I have learned a lot more about poverty and the causes. I wish that this video collage could touch more in depth on the reasons and amount of poverty in the world today.
|Submitted by LeighEllen on Friday, April 7, 2006 - 15:15 |
I found this video Bill Gates Runs Like a Girl on YouTube and I just thought it was really funny because it enables people who are not in mainstream entertainment to critique and be creative about something they care about. Another video that I found hilarious was the Chinese Backstreet Boys video. On the subject of whether society is dumbing down or not I feel like people have probably always had these ideas in their heads about something they think is funny, but before the internet there wasn't a device that enabled them to share their thoughts.
|Submitted by LeighEllen on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 20:57 |
The film technique that I chose to look at was the use of camera angles. One of the reasons that the camera angle is important to films is that it is the point of view of the audience. The camera angle is essential in determining the important aspects of a film. For example, in Alfred Hitchcock's movies, he uses the camera technique called Dolly Zoom/Hitchcock Zoom/Vertigo Effect to highlight the importance of a certain scene. Most viewers are aware that the camera angles determine what one is able to view, therefore the shots that the camera takes are not just by chance. Camera angles are very diverse.
|Submitted by LeighEllen on Sunday, April 2, 2006 - 23:41 |
I really enjoyed working on this playlist. With the abundancy of songs to choose from, it was a little overwhelming at first to try and create a specific playlist. It was really surprising to me how easily it was though to create a story by using different songs rather than written words.
Shel Silverstein Podcast Link
This podcast assignment was a new concept to me. I thought it was fun playing different roles and analyzing Shel Silverstein's works. The information that I found out about his life was interesting and some parts were really funny. I felt like our podcast was entertaining and our group did a good job at playing the parts of radio personalities and callers. Although it was disappointing that our first attempt had poor quality, I feel like the second recording was much better. I liked that this podcast provided information about Shel Silverstein and his work in an interesting and modern way.
|Submitted by LeighEllen on Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 16:26 |
Here is the completed Chanel Photoessay.
|Submitted by LeighEllen on Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 17:11 |
This is my photoessay on Chanel Fashion. I haven't included the written part of the essay yet, I will try to get that done either over Spring Break or when we get back to school.
|Submitted by LeighEllen on Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 15:55 |
I've decided that my topic for the photoessay is going to be the clothing line Chanel. It is one of the most influential modern fashion houses of Western culture. I'm going to look at the major developments of Chanel's clothing line and Coco Chanel's impact on modern fashion.
|Submitted by LeighEllen on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 21:39 |
I was just wondering if anyone recently has seen the new Dove commercials that talk about embracing beauty. The commercials feature "normal" women of different shapes, race, etc. and talks about a campaign to embrace natural beauty. Hopefully more companies will begin to feature diverse models and people. I wonder how effective their commercials are though.
|Submitted by LeighEllen on Sunday, February 12, 2006 - 21:30 |
In reading the article I felt that it was very fair and educational in describing the effects of advertizing and feminism in America and other places in the world. I think that Bordo was able to show that even through indirect advertisements we're more vulnerable than we think. It seems like a lot of knowledgeable people today are still susceptible to having low self-esteem because of the things that surround us. Even though we know that advertising is all marketing ploys and that many magazines work at playing on people's unhappiness about themselves, it's still hard not to find yourself playing right into their hands.
|Submitted by LeighEllen on Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 16:39 |
I. Introduction by hosts. Background of Shel Silverstein: - Background music – “A Boy Named Sue” by Johnny Cash
b. Literary Career – Critics opinions
c. Major accomplishments
II. Examination of poetry’s influence:
a. Essential for children’s poetry
b. Several different books
c. Songs and influences on adult culture (Walk the Line)
III. Reading and Analysis of Poetry (play mp3 file) - Shel Silverstein Link
|Submitted by LeighEllen on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 03:38 |
I have to say that searching around on the internet and just listening to my selections of music there are a ton of songs relating to breakups or love. If you look on the Billboard Charts, almost all of the songs relate to love in one way or another.
|Submitted by LeighEllen on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 21:19 |
My playlist tells a story about the different stages of a relationship/falling in love and then out again.
1. Usher - U Got It Bad
2. Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way
3. Elton John - Can You Feel the Love Tonight
|Submitted by LeighEllen on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 17:03 |
Usher - U Got It Bad
So much depends upon. . . .
. . . fill in the blank