Sunday, August 1, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The film shows the converging of the media, corporations, the government, and how they package the war in a glamorous view for people’s pleasurable consumption.
1. Pentagon and Military work with the media industry in vast directions.
2. Movies are being made to recruit for the military.
3. The news televised war everyday turning it into a reality show.
4. War is being packaged for pleasurable consumption.
5. Entertainment industry is supporting the war
The limbic brain is affected by the patriotic theme music being used in certain parts of the news, movies, and television commercials.
The war, violence, and destructive images affect the reptilian brain processing thoughts and opinions about the film.
The graphics and designs being used in the media make the mind think and create an interest in the war.
Economic Shift- Politics and war for the cost of oil
Culture Shift- war is televised, making it glamorized instead of bad
Technological- new media devices, weapons, intelligence, used in selling the war
Epistemological- images, thoughts, visions of war shown on television
Emotional- heroism, war, graphics, TV Story
Value Message- America will not stand for terrorism, patriotism
Production Techniques- The filming and editing techniques being used to sell the war
Pacing- scenes of destruction, fast scene transfers, rapid imagery
Ownership- news reporting one side of the story, corporate news, censorship
Individual Meaning- what people make of the media and the war, thoughts, views, and ideas
Symbols- the use of the US flag in the media, patriotism
Strawman- President Bush will not stand for terrorism
Big Lie- war starspankle banners, clean war
Strength- US will not except defeat
Beautiful People- the use of stars and artist to support the war
Scapegoating- blame the Muslims and insurgents for the war
Cardstacking- blaming the terrorist for the destruction
Diversion- place attention on the terrorist instead of the US military and civilian deaths
Testimonal- news companies using former military officers as anchors
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
1. I think getting the proper lighting was one of the difficult parts in the filming.
2. I liked working in a group and working with other peoples ideas.
3. The first lesson was make sure the equipment is functionable. The second is relax when things get stressful. The third was just enjoy the time working on this project.
4. I saw the sustain champlain at work in a few ways: recycling containers, low flow water, motion lighting, car share, and efficient equipment. I learned that this campus is eco-friendly and green.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
This picture was from a recent trip to the Philadelphia Art Museum. The museum is full of diffent art from modern to mid-evil, hindu, chinese, japanese, egyptian, muslim, and classical styles. I spent a few hours walking around and photographing different exhibits. There were many techniques of persuasion being used in the different themes and eras of the art. The modern art section was one of my favorite sections because it reminds me of the art that I create.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Anti is busy in between many projects in the multi-media world. There are photo shoots taking place clothing designs, music, and film ideas in the works. These images were made through collaborating a few different art techniques: cartooning, grafitti, street art, and freestyle. The designs are supposed to make a viewer use there brain, using the three major areas: reptillian, limbic, and the neocortex. There is no use of propaganda in this art or is there? Decide for yourself. Is there a thought of the big lie? There could be many uses of different techniques to get a viewer to take interest in or to open their mind too.
Here is part of a new project that is in the makings over at ANTIARTCO. The designs and concepts have been in the works for a while. These paintings are still in the works, and were put together in early April 2010. There are many ideas to found through-out each of these designs a viewer must relax and spend a little time looking at the art, and find the designs with-in the paintings.
There is much symbolism in the paintings that one might find. I kind of think of the paintings as a playing card with the colors. Also, there are many other design with in, the overall idea was to just freestyle the art and see what happens, build on ideas as you think of them.
I do not find these design to have any corporate themes or ideas, making the art look industrial and structured, keeping the art far from mainstream. The art makes a viewer think when they look at it, then they come up with there own ideas of what is being told through the art.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
1. After studying media for eight weeks in this class, what have you learned?
How much the media markets work together to create the news, tv, radio, and prints. Also, that the media is just a device that is controlled by these huge conglomerates, all they are doing is selling gimmicks. The class has taught me to see throught the BS involved in the media market. I have learned much about the history of media, how it has changed with the new developements in technology, and how all the forms of media work together. This course has shown me how to make better use of media tools with twitter, blooger, reader, and facebook.
2. What is the most important thing you have learned about yourself as a 1. Critical reader; 2. a writer, and 3. a critical thinker in this class so far?
1. That I must read the text more than one time to gather the majority of the information, and sometimes you must research the text to get a better understanding.
2. I am learning how to write better and have improved by reading text from this and other classes. Also, the research on a weekly assignments shows me how to find the important facts in the text book.
3. This class has definitely made me challenge the media, and what I will believe. Now when I go out to make a purchase I compare and research products before making a purchase. When I turn on the television I can decide in seconds if the show or commerical is just a bunch of propaganda; or when the news is on you can see how bogus the stories are.
3. What's one thing you would do differently this first half of the semester if you were to take this class again?
I would most likely take this course on-line if it was offered. I also could have been more educated in the media tools like blogger, twitter, and so on, instead of being completely unaware of the media convergence.
4. What's one thing you would like ME to do differently this first half of the semester if you were to take this class again?
I think the professor could have given media assignments to the students, let them give presentations, a little bit more interactive, or group projects. There could be individual projects like a commerical, video, or research project.
5. Please comment on the usefulness of the course blog, your personal blog, our films, and our book(s) as learning tools.
Blog - good idea, students get to interact and see each others ideas and thoughts
Personal blog - new for me, good idea, helps me prepare for building a website
Films - okay, possibly gear more towards interactive concepts, show detailed visuals of how a media project is put together from beginning to end.
Books - 2nd rate, basic knowledge is about the limit of the print. If a person watches the news, listens to music or radio, reads news paper or magazines, they have all the knowledge of what is in these books
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The production techniques in the film are very visible; the camera work, set design, lighting, choreography, and music all fall into the proper places that make the production work. I like the music that is used in the final performance at the end of the film. The use of pacing is definitely in use, the way the dancers move is captured through the use of high speed filming techniques. Repetition is scene through-out the film the performers are constantly practicing their routines. The film also shows the business side of the opera, how the advertising is handled, how the production is put together from the beginning to the end. The performers are in shape and are attractive, so the use of beautiful people is another media tool being used.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Media & Culture
Week 5 Pres. Obama
1. TRIUNE BRAIN: First of all, PRESIDENT OBAMA starts off by being polite, with a lot of thank yous, so he kind of lewers me in to paying attention to his speech. Also he stands very sturdy and shows great posture like any leader should. He looks energetic as if he is really sincere and has been doing alot of work. There is much press at the speech taking photos and making the event look really official. I think this is how he gains the viewers attention.
2. EIGHT TRENDS: OBAMA focuses on the economic, political, discursive, and culture shift in his speech. He speaks about rebuilding the economy by developing new jobs, and mentions he wants America to be the best country in the world. OBAMA also tells about his meeting with other world leaders and ways they are going to work together to develop new trades between each other.
3. SEVEN PRINCIPLES: The president use facts and statistics to explain what has been accomplished and what he is planning on doing to help further the country. He also tells story of scenarios that have happen with peoples lives, about the loss of employment and about programs that have been created to build business and create more jobs. He speaks of letters he has read from people of the country and there difficult times in this modern economic disaster, creating an emotional tye to the current situation the United States is in.
4. 29 TECHNIQUES OF PERSUASION
1. REPETITION - Repeatedly saying that he will make things better, by creating new jobs and rebuilding of the economy.
2. DIVERSION - He speaks about saving a 1000 jobs here and there, so he is bringing the idea of hope, like his slogan, to peoples minds that there will be a recovery in the current economical slope, when you know that 1000 jobs, is like a needle in haystack.
4. DENIAL - The fact he tries to use the tiny bit of employment improvement to be a huge success.
5. PLAIN FOLKS - He speaks of all the improvements made in the middle class, and focuses much of speech on them.
6. HUMOR - A few times in his speech he is laughing and smiling to try and make the viewers feel at ease, instead of keeping them focused on what little improvements that have been made.
7. BANDWAGON - I feel that OBAMA is on the band wagon of foreign countries when he talks about making a high speed rail system in the United States, the public transportation has been at a lost for years, so jumping on the train idea sound like a pipe dream.
5. IYOW OBAMA’S THESIS: What I gathered from the speech is that the president is pushing the idea that there has been a great deal of improvement since he has taken office. He wants to improve America and will not except defeat and that we should be the best #1 country in the world, and that is what he working on. He is also working on getting smaller business the loans and equipment necessary to function, even though the banks are not lending.
6. 3 FACTS OF THESIS: There have been new jobs created and old jobs have been saved, which he backs up with a few facts and stories. He also talks about the high-speed trains in other countries and says, “Why should America not have the fastest train?”, and explains if we build the train system that this will improve the country by creating new jobs and revenue. Then he talks about the meetings he had with small business owners and the problems they are facing in the current economy, and he promises that he will help by getting the banks to loan, so that the small business can succeed.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
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