Sunday, 15 December 2013

                                              Introduction t lifestyle magazines

Identify different "types" of content in the magazine i.e health

The contents page has many things on it including fashion i.e. clothes. It also has ways o get happy and other emotion. It has other powerful messages including 'mind over matter". It has clothes that celebrities wear. It talks about tragedies and how they have changed peoples lives.  It has information about shoe and what shoe are popular at the moment. It has family and personal stories in the magazine as well which i think is slightly wrong that thy are expose people.

And all of the captions have page numbers next to them. They have bold headlines and writing smaller. There are four pictures one of the large picture of a women in glamour.  Each article has a small paragraph about the article that is cut of half way threw. This is so the the reader will want to read the rest of the article.

                                                  How to edit a picture/Photoshop.

Step 1:There is many ways in which you can change the photo we are going to start by




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.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Number of the Beast The denotation of this picture is that there is a skull with a grey wig on, there is a small red devil on the front of the CD cover. The connotation of the cover is that the skull and devil represents that this piece of music is meant to be scary. 
Born in the USAIs This It The denotation of this cover is that there is a man in blue jeans and a grey t-shirts with a red hat with the U.S.A. flag behind him. The connotation of the picture is that i think it could be a American themed song it could be about a man
The denotation is that a picture of a nude women with a black glove on her hand. this picture is in black and white. The connotation is that the song could be romantic song because her skin is really smooth which means it could be a smooth song.
Queen IIThe denotation of this cover is there is 4 men with long hair in pitch black except for there faces. which has spotlights on them. The connotation of this is that because it is in darkness which means this song glooming.
Unknown Pleasuresthe denotation for this peice it that th

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

This video represents women as object of desire. She is wearing a dress that hardly covers her bum. The men are standing there while the woman dances around the man. This shows that the men are in control. There are close ups of Miley Cyrus  face and body. Furthermore, Miley is being very voyeuristic and has no control. She is dominated and ordered by the three men. The connotation of this music video is that she is dancing around to get male attention. Miley is trying to get away of Hannah Montana by doing some outrages things.

In this song the female is treated with respect. The door of her car is opened for her like a gentlemen is supposed to act. This is because this song is slightly old. Mary is covered up she isn't being voyeuristic neither is she an object of desire. However there is one scene where their is a close up of her crotch but this this more focused on the belt buckle than her crotch.  Furthermore, at the end of the song the man gives the girl a kiss on the hand.




What you have here is ok and you have responded to the question. You have begun to use examples.

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, 24 October 2013

Everyday technology use :2

Friday: i woke from my alarm which was on my phone. My phone is a good way to set an alarm because it is quick and simple. I watched TV while eating my breakfast as a hobby this is a good way to catch up on the news. Then I came home from school I played on my play station as a hobby then watched TV to see if there were any football transfers.

Saturday: I listen to music on my iPod on the coach on the way to my rugby match, this is a good way to motivate myself for rugby. after the match I text my friend to get in contact to meet up with my friends,phones are a simple and reliable way to get in touch with people. At 7 o'clock I watched Saturday night TV as entertainment.

Sunday: I had set an alarm on my phone because I had rugby training. When I got back from rugby I used my phone, laptop and iPod to help me with my homework. Once i had finished doing my homework I played on my play station 3 (computer game device) I play on my ps3 because it is enjoyable and in some ways  relaxes me. After playing on my ps3, i would watch rugby on television i would watch rugby because I play rugby it helps me understand what i have to do to become a better a rugby player. i would take notes using my phone. Also i watch rugby on television because I enjoy it.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

                                                  How to edit a photo/picture in Photoshop

There are many ways to edit a picture and so many different ways to do it. I am going to help you                 how to create a great photo.

Step:1 First we will adjust how bright the picture we will do this by going to image, adjustment and to brightness and contrast. You can mess about with this to get the right colours for you.
Step:2 next you will want to highlight her face by the icon that says edit in quick mask. Highlight her face to use as a new layer.
Step 3: Now we will be able to edit easier. We will now use a tool called the spot healing brush this will sample her face and replace it. Then highlight and rub. This should be a rather long process
Step 4: once you have done that Photoshop will blend the skin to make the best shade.
Step 5: Quick mask her eyes (you should know how to do that) And repeat.
Step 6: Then go to adjust and curves. Mess about with this for a bit and you will get a feel on how to use this tool.
Step 7: Do this process for what you need/ want to do with the picture.
Ihope these steps will help you change the colour of a photo.




This is ok  but you don't really explain how you perform the task here, you need images to help you. 

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

Saturday, 19 October 2013

                                                      Women used as sexual objects

I disagree with the whole concept of women being sexual objects. The artist are persuading the women to be in these music. But some of the girls used in these videos think that this is there dream and that they will make a huge living of doing these videos. A music video girl's career would around ten videos and that is not enough to live of.

Some girls think that they have to do a couple of music video for free before they can have their big brake in this industry. Furthermore, digital Dan said 'if they are getting paid they have to: stand there,shut up and get their breasts out. This means that if they are going to get paid they are commanded to do what the artist tells them to do. This is meaning that men are more superior the women which they are not they are equal.

Also, the women have to wear really revealing outfits to make them more sexy looking. The men who cased the women for these shoots are very flirty when they meet their client. This is to seduce the music video girl to do what the artist wants the music video girl to do.

However it is not always the man's fault some of the music video girls only want a career in this business to sleep with the artist. This increase their reputation and they become well known. Also  some of the girls wear bikini's or thongs to make the music video more sexual.

The song can sometime be really bad but because the music video is so outrageous this makes the song popular, e.g. blurred lines is an poor song  but because the music video has girls topples, dancing in thongs the song has become popular and has got over 2 million views on you tube.

Overall music video girls are a bad representative of girls on a whole.




You have a number of good points here, but you don't really have any specific examples to back up your points made.

T: Find examples and apply them to your chosen videos to help you fully explain your points.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

powerpoint review

                                             Powerpoint review

www:-We completed the powerpoint with lots of data and pictures.
          -Our presentation was well-rehearsed and we knew what to say.
          -I think that our powerpoint was eye catching therefore it stood out.

ebi:-We should have used animations.
      -We should have used background music to show that our powerpoint is something different.
      -We should have added more pictures to help people who have trouble with reading.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

I absolutely disagree with this statement. Some the reasons why I disagree with this statement is that you do not have to be a man just because you don't have to have a lot of money. A man is anyone a man could be gay, straight, black, white. A man doesn't have to love money. Most rugby players don't have a lot of money and yet the majority of professional rugby players would win a fight against 50 cent or jay-z. The connotations of 50 cent is that he is a tough man, that he is very wealthy (their is no denying that he is rich)and he beats up all the wimps and the weak men. "know man is a man who does not make himself better" this statement contrasts wrappers because wrappers make their money then retire. Wrappers just talk about how they smoke weed, the kill people, they get drunk every night and they get all the girls. however this is just a front. This makes them look hard and that if you verbally abuse them they will kill you. Wrappers try and think there tough through there looks and there music. You are not weak or a wimp if you don't get all the women. What they are trying to portray is a stereo-typical really good life for a man, this is not the life that all men. Furthermore, I hope this is not how my life turns out. That life is what is known as a "player!" Their is no such thing as a perfect man's life all men are different. Some men are good at sport, some men are good at music, some men are good at dance and drama and some men are just good at academic subjects like geography, science, maths. There is know definition, in my eyes, of a real man. That is why I completely disagree.

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

          Evaluation of Photoshop image

My overall Photoshop image is good, of course there is things I should improve, but i thinks it is good at the moment. Some thing that went well was that I had finished because this was my first time using Photoshop and I felt that at the start my end piece was going to be bad.
WWW: If someone was to do the connotation for my piece I think that they would find quite easy.                            If someone was to do the denotations of my piece I think that they would have any trouble doing it                I think that the idea of my piece was good, linking to stereo-types (without knowing).
EBI: On the last lesson I changed idea which was stupid because that gave me no time to make anything               exciting.
        I feel like my cover was too plain it wasn't very exciting and catchy. If I had used a contrast in colours i         think that it would have pushed my mark up. 

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

                                         How To Include a Picture On Photoshop

Step 1: go onto the internet and find a picture you would like to include on your piece of paper
step 2: click on the picture and then right click on the picture and click on copy.
step 3: go onto Photoshop and make sure your on the arrow.
step 4: right click on a normal laptop or on an apple product go to edit and then click paste the picture will pop up on your page.
step 5: press ALT + T to change the size of the shape, rotate the shape or enlarge or decrase the size of the shape.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Number of the Beastthe denotation is that there is a skeleton with grey wig, a small red evil and a thunder storm in the background. The connotation is that this song could be a scary song because there are skeletons, devils and thunder.
Born in the USA the denotation is that there is a man with blue jeans, a grey t-shirt with a red hat tied to his jeans and the American flag in the background. The connotation is that the the American flag which could mean it is an American based songs.
 Is This It the denotation is there a women naked with a black glove on her right hand. the picture is in a black and white. The connotation is that there is a women naked this could mean this song is a romantic song. The lady's smooth skin could mean that the song is smooth.
Queen II  the denotation of this cover is that there is 4 men with long hair in the dark with the name of the band at the top right. The connotation is that because they are in darkness it could mean that the song is dark and gloomy. the man with his hands across his chest means that it could be a holy song.
Unknown Pleasures the denotation of this picture is that there are grey lines creating mountains on the picture the back ground is black. the connotation is that the black ground and the simple drawings mean that this is a slow and peaceful song.
Wish You Were Herethe denotation of this song is that there are two men shaking hands one man is on fire and on the right there is a gun facing them. the background is a military base. The connotation is that the man on fire could be bad. he could be intruding therefore everyone might want to kill him. this song could be about war.
 Who's Next the denotation for this cover is four men standing in the middle of "no where" with a cement object behind them. the men look dirty and the mountains look huge. the connotation for this song could be a happy song where you could just relax it also could be a bad song because at the top it says 'who's next'.
Nite Visions the denotation is a pink picture with some faint outlines that you can only see when you are zoomed out there are pink and white stripes. the connotation is that the writing is try to be kept as a secret like his trying to be hidden from the cover. this could represent that the song has a secret message.
Parallel Lines the denotation is that there is 5 men and one women the men are dressed in black and the girl is dressed in white to stand out. the background is black and white thick stripes. the connotation is that the women stands out because her voice brings a contrast in the song.
Tutu the denotation is that there is a black man in the dark the cover is in black and white the man looks very serious. the connotation for this is that the song could serious with a serious message. because it is in darkness it could mean that the song isn't very happy.