Tuesday, 17 December 2013

convention 4

The standard model “guy” is a pretty straightforward being. When we tell our lady to shut her trap so we can watch some footie, it means just that. There are no hidden messages whatsoever. And it certainly does not mean, “Honey, now is the best time to talk about where this relationship is going.” But as we’ve stressed oh-so-many times in the pages of this very magazine, women on the other hand, are not so much into this business of being straightforward. The word “fine” for example, could mean a million and one things, and it is way better to have all your limbs chopped off by a mega-powered chainsaw than have a woman say the dreaded word to you.
So this month if your girl mutters, “We don’t really need to celebrate Valentine’s Day if you don’t want to,” don’t take it as your cue to jump for joy and spend all the cash on Star Wars Lego. Why? Because there is simply no chance in hell that she actually means it, plus it will take you forever to build one stupid Millennium Falcon.
If anything, it’s simply a test to see if you’re really the sensitive and caring dreamboat that you’ve been pretending to be, or if you’re just, well, a guy. So what do you do? If you really dig the chick – and third base is a great possibility – we recommend you sell all your worldly possessions and spend it all on that one special day. And to help your cause, we’ve got some pretty good V-Day gift ideas on pages 98 and 99. After all, third base is a pretty damn good thing.

Convention 2

Sunday, 15 December 2013


On Friday, school was actually pretty good. I had my first PE lesson in which we just sat down and did nothing. After PE it was pretty bad though as I had maths, English and Science. They were all pretty boring but still better than I expected. When school ended I went round my friend's house and slept there for the night. We watched Abduction, which was a pretty good film (it was really action packed).  I fell asleep at about 4am.


Saturday morning I was so tired....
When I woke up fully I had a fry up and headed off home. I was so tired I fell asleep as soon as I got home. When I woke up I decided to go down stairs and watch The Hobbit which was a really good but long film. By the time that was finished it was dinner time. I had roast dinner which was lovely. When I finished my dinner I headed off and played on my Xbox and played it for about 3 hours.


On Sunday I woke up at about 11am, because I had a late night the night before. When I woke up I headed off downstairs and watched soccer am. After that I had breakfast which was really nice! I had a bacon and egg sandwich. I then went on my Xbox for about 2 hours playing Fifa 14 which was really frustrating because I kept losing. After the two hours of xbox I had to go into Bromley to buy my mum and dad Christmas presents (which was really boring). When I bought the presents I headed off home and had dinner, which was roast beef. When I had finished I went on my iPad for a bit and then fell asleep.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Photoshop color  replacement tool


When you select the color replacement tool your cursor should look like this

As you drag your cursor over the image photoshop continuously samples the color that is directly underneath the cursor.




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

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

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Jason Derulo "talk dirty" feat. 2 Chainz

The video "talk dirty" presents the women in a very negative way. I believe this, as all the women are wearing very revealing clothing and are acting as if Jason Derulo is their master. All the girls basically worship him. The cinematography makes the girls presented in an even more negative way, it shows close ups of the girls breasts, bums and lips. However, Jason is not as selfish as some other artists, for instance Cee Lo Green, as he actually reveals his body instead of just watching all the girls dance around. This connotes that "talk dirty" by Jason Derulo does in fact present women in a negative way.

Katie Perry "California gurls"

In this video Katy Perry is presented in a very negative way as she slowly loses her clothes. At the beginning it is a positive start and  she is fairly well dressed. However, a little while after that she is laying down naked on a cloud. After that, she is dressed again but has milkshake bottles around her breasts which squirted out loads of milk shake. The camera didn't leave Katy Perry once. They mainly focused on her whole body, especially her breasts.




What you have here is good and you have responded well to the question. You have used examples and some terminology. 

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)

Thursday, 17 October 2013

The following statement I do agree with:

'In many rap videos women have no identity except as sexual playthings and "eye candy"
These women in modern music videos are used for nothing more than eye candy for the viewers pleasure. The artists make all the girls dress up in revealing and 'sexy' clothing so that the video becomes 'successful.' Well that's what he artist believes. The artist believes that in all of his videos he has to have it sex related so that young boys and men get attracted into the song. Most girls do not even get paid for being in music videos. However the more popular, classy and clever girls do get paid. The girls who don't get paid normally just do it so that they can have sex with the artist and become famous.

To get all of these girls in the music videos the directors normally put advertisements on social networks, such as Facebook or Twitter. When it comes down to when the girls actually turn up and perform, they sometimes get the upsetting news that they don't actually get paid. An example of this is Digital Dan, who made loads of girls perform for him and ended up rejecting them.

I believe that the girls are not being treated correctly at all. The artists literally order them to do anything (even strip). There has also been artists who have been taken to court, because of video girls claiming they have been sexually assaulted by them. However, many people may argue that it is the video girls fault in the first place, for actually turning up to try and get into these videos. It is the girls choice to turn up and want to be apart of it, so its their decision.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

I do not agree with the following statements:

  • '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.'
I do not agree with the statements because you do not have to be 'strong and tough' to be a man. Even if you are not strong and tough you are still a man. However in the music video- 50 cent- Candy shop, it is suggesting that you have to look and be tough to get the girls and be a true man. It is suggesting this as, 50 cent has about 30 girls around him and is trying to act all hard and bad.

In Jay Z's music video, Big Pimpin, he is basically acting the exact same how 50 cent acts in his video. For example they both act like they are kings because they are both super rich. They are doing this by getting all the girls around them and having super expensive properties.

The second statement I completely disagree with as well as you will not necessarily be called names like 'soft, weak and wimp' for not acting all hard like 50 cent and Jay Z.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Evaluation on my power point presentation on Pinks music video

My presentation went pretty well. It had a lot of information about the music video which was sung by Pink.

The information on my presentation ranged from what the men/women wore, to what the message of the song was. All of my points and information were very clear.

When me and my partner actually performed our presentation it wasn't the most amazing performance. My partner kept on moving the slides forwards too quickly, making it unable for me and the audience to finish reading the whole slide. We did fairly good at reading out the slide to the audience.

WWW: we made the info clear
WWW: we wrote descriptive answers
WWW: we read it out fairly clearly to the class

EBI: better if my partner took his time changing the slide
EBI: being more confident in front of the class
EBI: if we put more effort into the presentation

Overall I believe me and my partner did fairly well on our presentation.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

This is my logo, this is for a school program called Craig's school of horror.

I believe my logo is the perfect design for my program.

The program is to do with a school that slowly becomes an awfully violent school. A teacher called Craig starts to murder all the little children and put them in the school meals.

So therefore my logo is good for my program as it has for instance: a pencil which resembles the school part of the program and a knife which resembles the violence part of the program. Also the background colour is good as it kind of means blood and horror.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Crop tool on photoshop step by step

Step 1: Select the crop tool, which is the fifth one down on the left hand side image. There are grabbable corners on the image you want to crop.

Step 2: If you want, you can constrain your crop by clicking on the drop down menu in the options bar. You can create your own crop by doing this.

Step 3: Hit the tick button to apply. If you turn off delete cropped pixel in the options bar, photoshop keeps the trimmed areas as part of the document in case you want to bring them back in later.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Denotation: In the picture there is a skeleton and a devil. There is also a fire triangle on the ground. Its a blue and purple background.
Connotation: I think it has something to do with the illuminati as there is a triangle instead of the letter o and also there is a triangle on the ground made of fire. Also there is a devil.
Denotation: a man in a white top and jeans. A red hat in his pocket. Leather belt. red and white background.
Connotation: It says 'born in the USA' suggesting that he is proud to be American. He could be a baseball player as he has a cap in his pocket.
The strokes album
Denotation: a white skinned female, posing, she's got a black glove on
Connotation: a model
Queen album
Denotation: black background, old fashioned haircuts, wearing black to blend into background
Connotation: Brothers or friends, 80s maybe
Wish you were here
Denotation: Man shaking another mans hand, buildings in the background, one man is on fire
Connotation: The man on fire could be someone who is dead and the other one wishes he was alive
Who's next
Denotation: 4 men in the middle of no where, cuboid building behind them, they're on phones
Connotation: Maybe they've been abandoned and are calling for help
Nite vision
Denotation: background is red and white diagonal lines, its got the album name in red on it.
Connotation: You can only see Soul wax nite vision it is hard to read suggesting you need night vision to read it.
Parallel lines
Denotation: background is black and white parallel lines, there is a women in the middle of five men which are wearing black and white suits.
Connotation: the black and white lines are maybe there to blend in with the suits or they are there to tell you that black and white people are equal
Denotation: there is a black skinned man that looks miserable, black background
Connotation: it is just him and the bland background maybe saying that you should take him for who he is.


Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Waterloo Road is obviously a rubbish school, because in the opening scene all the kids are up to all kinds of things. One boy smashes a window with a hockey stick, this connotes that he doesn't care about the school property. The teachers don't do anything about this, this connotes that that they just don't care. The teachers also set a bad impression on this students as they just smoke in the playground. The head teacher has obviously got very depressed about this school as he loses it and starts throwing all the books,paper and equipment out of the window.