Thursday, 12 December 2013

GCSE MEDIA Controlled Assessment Essay 2012

The two videos that i will be presenting is Jessie J'Do it like a Dude and Robin Thicke'Blurred Lines. Also Blurred Lines shows women in a negative stereotypical way.The men and women are represented in the music video do it like a dude because the women are fighting and smoking cigarettes also in one point in the video they look like they are doing drugs and playing poker. Also in the music video the women are doing very masculine dances showing the men the can do all of these things too.This is the opposite of the stereotype (because men usually smoke cigarettes).

In Jessie J'Do it like a Dude the mise-en-scene shows that at the beginning of the video Jessie J has a close up on her face and she has dark lipstick with spikes on them showing that they are not very inviting. Also the setting in is a room with men and women every where.In Robin Thicke'Blurred Lines,the setting looks like it is in a white room with women dancing around the men.

Introduction to Lifestyle Magazines

Introduction to Lifestyle Magazines

Identify the different"types" of content in the magazine i.e health
The" types" of content in a lifestyle magazine is mainly the same for a male and a female magazine because in both magazines they talk and show about health and fitness pages,latest news and fashion.I n one of the magazines it says about health (mind over matter) "tune in your body and start losing weight-without even noticing"In a part of the magazine it says about fashion (personal stylist:party shoes) "The fanciest footwear for twinkle toes". Another is a story about gossip(If its stylish enough for kate moss...)"Designer accessories meet ethical trade, and the results are supermodel-gorgeous". Lastly another part about fashion is (What you'll be wearing next summer)The forecast for summer 2008 is hot, hot, hot...on the fashion front at least. "Here's your sneak peek at the key trends"

Discuss the layout of the page, from your analysis what gender and type of person is this magazine for?
The layout on most magazines for men and women are basically always the same because they usually have images and pictures of females and men and also there is usually writing about their life, fashion, gossip or health. The writing and pictures are always layed out like a news paper with the pictures at the top and the writing in columns below. Also it could be layed out with the writing in small paragraphs  scattered of the pages and the images/pictures are always above them. Magazines are mainly aimed on women because they want to always look good with their health and fashion also they would like to talk about their life and their latest news about them.

How would someone hope to benefit from buying this magazine
People would hope to benefit from buying this magazine because in the magazine it talks about gossip,fashion and health,people would like to get this information because they would like to know how to get fit, also they would like to see what new clothes in the magazine and to know how to get fashionable. The images in the magazine show that they are wearing fashionable clothes and where they are wearing them to.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

10 Album Covers

I have chosen 50 Cent"Get Rich or Die Tryin" as this album cover because it shows he has got money because he is wearing a long and big shiny chain with a cross on it and he has what it looks like a very expensive watch. Also on the album cover  at the front it has glass that has been smashed that could suggest that he has done crime and bad things in his life also he has got Tattos.

I have chosen Jessie J as this album cover because it shows that she is wealthy because she is wearing a gold chain round her neck,that could suggest she has got money and gold is a very nice colour which could show about the awards.The clothing that she is wearing is dark such as her hair, nail varnish, lipstick and also her top.

I have chosen Wiz khalifa as this album cover because it shows that he has got money and he is wealthy.He is wearing a big black and white coat with a silver chain around his neck and rings on his fingers.The background and the setting looks like he is in a room and the colour is a greyish/blue.The chain that he is wearing and the rings look expensive and the chair that he is sitting in looks and maybe suggests that he is rich and he is the main guy.

I have chosen Justin Timberlake as this album cover because it shows a lot of things such as the machinery around his face, that could show that he can see in to the future. Also he is wearing a bow tie and a tuxedo that may suggest that he is ready for the awards and the writing JT THE 20/20 EXPERIENCE is in gold and also a bright  which shows that he is wealthy.

I have chosen Tinie Tempah Disc-overy as this album cover because it is very creative and shows a lot, such as he is wearing a watch, glasses, earing and a silver chain around his wrist that says that he is wealthy.His arms are surrounding what it looks like a city that shows that he is holding the city in his arms and he is the main guy of the city.

 I have chosen Jason Derulo as this album cover because the background is gold which shows he has got money and maybe the awards in the future.Also on the drawing of him on the front he has earrings on, which could show that he is wealthy.

I have chosen Chris Brown F.A.M.E as this album cover because it shows that the writing says FAME, and there is people around him in the background so he can see the future and he is going to be famous.he looks wealthy because he is wearing hats and earrings in the background and on the main picture of Chris Brown.

I have chosen Mike Posner 31 minutes to take off as this album cover because it shows that he is also wealthy because the title of the album cover is in gold which is a rich colour also underneath it says 31 minutes to take off that means that he is on a private plane getting ready to take off and he is wearing a watch on his left hand.

I have chosen Lady Gaga as this album cover because she is wearing dark black glasses and in the corner of them it says fame,also i think this is the song called paparazzi that means she wants a lot of paparazzi and to be famous. In the left side of her glasses she has what it looks like silver shiny flakes.

Lastly I have chosen Christina Aguilera as this album cover because it shows on the right hand side of her face it looks like she is a robot and she can maybe see into the future. She is also wearing red lipstick and  has white hair which basically camouflages into the background and she looks very wealthy.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Music videos

Crazy in love
I chose this music video because it shows women in a negative way. At the beginning of the video, the camera is mainly aimed on Beyonce.The camera shows her bum and then she starts dancing on the floor. At one point in the music video she is dancing very sexually in a alley way with a group of women which shows that she could be an object of desire. Another point in the video she was dancing around Jay Z sexually. At the end of the video her movement, dancing and gestures were sexual and she was biting her finger. Also mostly in the video Beyonce was wearing very shorts clothes.

Katy perry
Wide awake
I chose this music video because it shows women in a positive way. At the beginning of the music video. She is standing in front of a massive wall which leads into a maze. She is wearing a purple and black cape which are dark colours and they are not really inviting. She is also wearing dark red lipstick, purple eyelashes and purple eyebrows. In this video she is not shown as a object of desire because she is not dancing sexually and not wearing short clothes that are revealing.The setting behind her is in a maze and it is very dark.

Nicole Scherzinger

I chose this music video because it shows women in a negative way. In the beginning of the music video the camera is close up on nicole and on her face. Also at the beginning of the video she is dancing very sexual and she is wearing what it looks like just a green jacket so that could suggest that she is an object of desire she is also wearing glasses and jewellery. Throughout the music video she is dancing with a group of women on a wall and then she is dancing in a swimming pool and at the end she winks at the camera.




What you have here is very good and you have responded well to the question, even posing your own questions. You have used examples solidly. 

T: Try to use more examples and key terminology (see VCOP Blog). Pick out all of the technical aspects (Mise-en-scene, editing, lyrics etc) and how they help you come to your conclusions.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Clone Stamp Tool Instructions

The clone stamp tool is to grab a picture and clone stamp it so you can get exactly the same picture you could also use the pattern stamp tool.

  • first you got to the right where  it shows all of the tools
  • Next you hover over the clone stamp tool and you have two options,the clone stamp tool or the pattern stamp tool
  • Click on the clone stamp tool and click on a part of the image you want to clone and paste it into another area.




This is a solid piece of work that fulfills the task, Well done. However, could you have tackled something a little more complicated?

T: Perhaps consider showing a more detailed example and what you have produced that you have made using this tool.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Representation of women in rap videos

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 women in the Hip Hop music video's show that they are very powerful and want to be very important, also in the videos the hand gestures and body language is very sexual and they are wearing short clothes to stand out to viewers. In programmes, films, television and advertisements you wont really see these sort of things, but in music videos you will because it has changed since 1998-2012. In 1998 the group called spice girls sang a song called Wannabe and in 2012 Katy Perry sang a song called California girls. It has changed dramatically through the years by having lots of clothes on to having no clothes on.
The women in the music videos are just playthings and eye candy, mainly girls that want to be in the videos just want to be in television and get with the artist. In most music videos you will see ever the women or the male artist with flash cars money and with fancy and expensive clothes.
The way the women in music videos act is not unique to hip hop because they are not being themselves and they are just showing that they are sexual objects waiting to be used. One of the most famous rap artist is 50 Cent, he is a prime example of a rap artist  because in this video (Candy Shop) he shows off his muscle and has lots of women around him.
However  do agree with this statement" 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".




You have a number of good points here and have chosen your examples well, 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.