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.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Pink -Stupid Girls 


  • I think that my powerpoint went very well because the layout was very good. 
  • I also think that the images  went very well with the slides to show what was happening.
  • Lastly I think that the presentation was strongly presented.


  • Our powerpoint could have been better because it may could have had the music video playing in the background
  • Also The paragraphs of writing could have been a bit longer and this wold develop my work better because because it would show that i know more about the topic
  • Lastly i think that we could have put a bit more detail in the questions to show people more detail about pink stupid girls

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

50 Cent-Hip Hop
Candy shop

I disagree with this statement because hip hop music doesn't mean that you have to be manly, have to have all the girls and be strong and tough.50 Cent-candy shop was the song that was chosen,and in the song he acts like he owns everything and shows that he has all the girls.At the beginning of the video he turns up,and goes through the big metal gates with his nice and very expensive car to show that he has got money. When he walks through the doors there are women at the bottom of the stairs,on the stairs and in every room.This also suggests that rappers and Hip Hop singers, denotations show that the men are wearing big coats and jewelry to show off to the women and the women's denotations shows that they are wearing short clothes and jewelry as well.Another song was by the pussycat dolls (I wanna be famous) in this song they were dancing very sexual and have very short clothes on.Also in a part of the video the pussy cat dolls done a dance routine
The connotation of the rapper is that the clothes that he is wearing suggests that if you had nevery seen him before you would think that that he would be a rapper with his big puffer coats and bling.In the videos when the rappers sing there hand gestures make them look tough and you dont know how they act ouside of the videos they might be soft and not act anything like this.Aparently aswell if you dont live up to these idols,you will be called wimp,soft and weak.The atmosphere in the video candy shop shows that it is fast moving from different room and outside it is a big mansion and 50 cents expensive red car.
Also talking about the clothes in the video, 50 Cent takes off his big coat and goes into a room with a white vest on to show his masculinity and to show off to the women. the women in a part of the video have got a short red jacket,red hat and red jeans.

The summary of the video is that 50 cent is acting tough and dominating the men and women.Also his gestures and the ay he is walking makes him look like he owns the whole house.