Sunday, 24 November 2013

2 bad impressions and 1 good

the two music videos that i think show that women are used as an object of desire and made to be watched for sexual pleasure are; Miley Cirus, Wrecking ball, this video shows clips of Miley Cirus swinging naked on a wrecking ball, thats mainly all that happens during the video, but when shes not, shes licking a sledgehammer which could be thought to be something else. Therefore i think that this video sees the singer to be seen as an object of desire.

The second video i thought showed women to be shown as an object of desire was Katy Perry, I kissed a girl, it shows images of Katy Perry hitting some very sexual poses and in a lot of themshe isn't clothed a lot.

The video i think gives off a good impression about women in music videos is;  Jessie J, Whos laughing now, it has no images of barely clothed women and is purely to send a message to young school children rather than to get men to watch the video for pleasure.




What you have here is very vaigue and you have not really responded well to the question. You have used examples but it is not in detail and they are not specific. 

T: What you must do now is develop your points and fully explain them using multiple specific examples. Pick out all of the technical aspects (Mise-en-scene, editing, lyrics etc)

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Photoshop Homework How to Add Shadow

I learned how to add shadows on photoshop, I looked at a youtube video on it this is the video i watched:  

1. First you make sure that your image that you wish to add ad a shadow too is cut out on a transparent layer. Then you leave enough space for the shadow to go.

2. Next you open up a new layer, then change it to the colour white and drag the layer under the image layer. 

3. Then you set the foreground colour to black.

4. Then Look to see if the shadow layer is active and press "ctrl" and "t" at the same time. You will see a bounding box with 8 little squares; see where the light is hitting your image and move around the arrows to the right places. Warp the bounding box by pressing "ctrl" and clicking on the squares. Move the shadow to fit nicely with the image. When you're done, press enter or press apply.

5. Activate the shadow layer and adjust the opacity so the shadow is slightly lighter than the object/person.

6. Next you activate the copy of the shadow layer set the opacity of this one low so you will see a gradient going from black to grey and lighter.

7. Resize the copied layer so it is just bigger than the original, this gives the shadow a nice fade on the edge.





This isn't really finished and you don't fully explain how you perform the task here.

T: Please finish this task fully explaining how you use the tool using step by step images.

Hip Hop Honeys Presentation

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Examining and explaining the 3 statements.

In many rap videos women have no identity except as sexual playthings and "eye candy"

These images do provide pleasures to some viewers. But the concern is that men may internalise the notion that women are nothing more than sexual objects waiting to be used.

These sorts of images are not unique to hip hop. Objectified female bodies are everywhere. They appear throughout our culture in films, advertisements, television programmes etc. However, within music videos, this is virtually the ONLY vision of women available.

The first statement is fairly true. it suggests that when the video girls are in music videos the are no one apart from the artists toys, they are purely to make the artist look good and they are not important for anything else. it gives off the impression that these video girls are being used and do not get respected. like they have been given a label and nobody looks beyond that.

The second statement says how the video girls provide pleasure for some viewers, it suggests that they are a liability and that the men are just watching the videos to get pleasure out of the girls, not that they like the song or the artist just simply for the girls in bikinis. Although some video girls may like getting well known, you cant exactly say that its for the right reasons! 

With the third statement it is quite hard to get out of it what it means, from what i can gather i think it is saying that music videos reveal more about girls then you see on T.V. Where it says "these sorts of images are not unique to hip hop" i think that is trying to get across that the naked girls in music videos is gradually finding its way into more and more genres.\




You have a number points here but none of them have examples. If you don't really have any specific examples to back up your points made, you can't get higher than a low D.

T: Find specific, detailed examples from Music Videos to back up your points.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

PINK my presentation evaluation


I would say my presentation on P!NK is good because it shows the valid information and cuts out all the rubbish, i would say its written in good english and it shows good length. The background of the powerpoint is relative because its pink just like the girl band. We didn't include pictures because rather than making it look nice we focused on putting the right information in but i think that if we included one or two pictures it would have helped our grades .In my presentation i include basic understanding and i explain about the video, i think i could of done better by:

-good background colour
-included good information
-good grammar and punctuation.

-more pictures
-wrote more
-spent more time on looks.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Hip hop presents a very rigid and narrow version of manhood - one that suggests that to be a "real man" you must be strong and tough, you must have a lot of women and money, you must always be in control, and you must always dominate women and other men.

If you do not live up to these ideals, you will be ridiculed for not being man enough. You will be called names like "soft, weak and wimp".

This need to conform to the narrow definition of manhood in hip hop is a trap for men, boxing them int
o a restricted, unhealthy style of manhood and masculinity

With the first statement, i disagree, there are men that do not have them qualities but are still classed as 'real men' for example justin bieber is not strong and tough but he has lots of money and women. Also you could be poor ugly and not strong and tough but you could fight for the country and still get called a fake man?

With the second one i sadly agree, people tend to get more picked on if there not tough or don't get girls, because bullies tend to pick on the easier targets. Also its easier to pick on them because if there poor or don't get girls thats more ammunition to take the mic out of them.

I disagree with the third statement because not all men like hip hop but yet they could still be tough and get girls.