Assignment 3 

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Post 3 Post 5

I chose Paradise by Coldplay because I couldn’t think of any other song. The video for me was easy to interpret and relate to. The only downside to the song is the pace of it. I really have to be in the mood for to listen to Paradise by them because of how slow pace it is. I think the artist did a good job of beginning the video with such a dramatic entrance and then portraying that with such deep colors and scenery. The first scene gives the audience a feel for what kind of state and setting the elephant is actually in. The audience assumes that the elephant is in a cage and is trapped. This gives the audience a chance to relate to the elephant and develop a connection for the elephant.

Unit 3 post 4

A film that I hate would be delivery man staring Vince Vaughn. When I saw the preview I was immediately intrigued by the story. A man who finds out that he has fathered 533 children through anonymously donating to a fertility clinic years ago. I thought to myself how funny this movie could be so I invited a friends and we went to the movies. Going into the movie I was excited because it’s a comedy and I love comedies. An hour into the movie I was fighting myself to stay awake thinking it would get better, but unfortunately I was wrong. It was maybe the most boring movie I have had to sit through. All the funny scenes were from the preview. If you like a sweet story with very little things going on then this is a movie for you!!

Unit 3 post 3

The class that I have the hardest time in would be math or any science related curriculum. The reason for that is my lack of interest for the subject and or having no mathamatic talent what so ever. That is why math is so hard for me. It’s almost like learning a different language. I also had very bad math/science teachers in middle school which is where you learn the fundamentals for the subject and without those you struggle. So here I am still struggling on the subject. The importance of math is very prevalent to our future jobs and how the world works today. Now I don’t agree that all the math we are taught is useful but only a requirement. 

Unit 3 post 2

It’s hard to pick one album that I really enjoy the most but the album I really enjoy right now would be Acid Rap by Chance the Rapper. And oldie but a goodie. This album has many aspects that draw me to listen to it so often. Chance’s voice to me when he sings is pleasing to the ears and I think I could listen to him forever. The beats and lyrics in this album are incredible too. I can play it while I’m working out or just hanging out. I can put it on for multiple occasions. The album cover is interesting and intriguing to me because of the soft colors behind in from the sunset or sunrise. I love them so that sticks out to me the most. Mostly I like this album so much is because I like the artist a lot. I have a respect for him for his carefree living and doing what makes him happiest no matter what the circumstances are. It’s a great listen and I encourage you to listen to his upbeat album that makes you feel good after you hear it. If you like rap/hip hop this album could be for you!!! 

Unit 3 post 1

The previous assignment was more of a challenge for me as we analyzed an advertisement. Just getting the grasp of what analysis actually is and doing it right was difficult for me. Not being able to be opinionated or write how you usually write was a different obstical to tackle. After writing this paper I feel like I have more of a handle on what aspects I should focus on in analysis. It’s also cool to learn how certain companies choose to show their ad in a certain way to get a certain message across. I’m gonna be completely honest when I say I really don’t think this was my strongest paper. If I had more time on it I think it would have turned out a little better then it did. I could have done numerous things to improve my grade in unit 2. I could have gone to study hours to get more help on my paper so maybe it could be as good as it should have been. Reading for quizzes I have learned is crucial because of the quizzes we get in the beginning of class. The quizzes alone can affect your grade a lot. 

Assignment 2

​Davis 1Callie Davis

English 1010mm

Robert Cole

October 11, 2015​

 

 

Universal Language: An Analysis of Rolling Stone Ad

(ad pictured at the bottom)

 

​For a huge portion of our culture, music can be a centerpiece in their lives. From waking up, driving to school, watching TV, listening to the radio or just hearing the rain drops, music is always surrounding you and you might not even know it. Music has a omnipresence effect on everyone, everywhere. We have been so accustomed to it that sometimes we don’t even notice the importance of it. Rolling Stone is a leading musically oriented magazine and they try to take advantage of this reliance on music. In July 2014, Rolling Stone produced an advertisement that tried to convey that music is life.

​The ad is made to try and convey to the reader that music is the center of life. At first glance, you can see that the only living organ is the heart. Rolling Stones is attempting to imply that music is the heart and soul of many of us. The heart is usually depicted as the most important aspect of our existence. Not only does it physically sustain us but also is supposed to describe us. Our emotions, our love, our ambitions are always associated with the symbol of a heart. It is a vital aspect. In this ad, it shows that music is as vital as the most important thing that sustains us. A second physical aspect of the ad is that the spine and rib cage are in the shape of a guitar. This aspect is attempting to describe the layout of the bones as a figurative bridge. A bridge that symbolizes that the heart is important but this love for music will be distributed throughout the body. The attempted point of this advertisement is to show that music is life. You can see this in the way that the guitar is shaped, colored, the font and the lack of surroundings around it. The ad is showing that music is the heart and soul of each person.

​The portrayal of barren space around the guitar makes the reader focus on nothing but the idea of music being the center of their everyday life. The barren space also implies that the guitar is the center of attention by it being the item that stands out most. It is the only thing that really matters. Everything else is secondary to our main attraction and love. There isn’t any distraction in the ad that takes the attention away from the guitar. Rolling Stone is implying that music and love are the only things that matter. Another musical representation would be the rock star signature graphic. “We are made of rock” directly portrays the idea that music is life. Rolling Stone is saying that as individuals we are made up of the one thing that brings us together. One thing that the signature shows is that it looks almost like an authentic signature. If people find rock star signatures so valuable, Rolling Stone is trying to take this pleasure into profit. If a consumer is willing to spend on a signature, they will be willing to pay for a magazine subscription. Rolling Stone is comparing the appeal of having a famous persons signature to the same as having their own magazine.

​Artistically speaking, black is the combination of all colors. Materialistically speaking, metal can be one of the most formidable and durable substances. The bones around the heart in this advertisement consists of a dark metal rib cage and spine. Going with the theme of music is life; the black metal directly represents this. Black color represents the all-consuming aspect that music is in our lives. Other things are secondary. The metal shows the durability of this infatuation and necessity. Music will always be one piece of our life that can never really change. As the late, great Bob Marley said, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”. Rolling Stone is trying to imply that music will always be a pillar in our lives and is one of the very few things that can do us no harm. Music is an all consuming, formidable and loving aspect in all of our lives.

​The point of an advertisement is to draw an audience in to sell a certain product or project a certain idea. Rolling Stone successfully portrays their point through color, layout, description and simplicity. The darkness, the positioning and the simplicity all provide the point of the advertisement. The idea that music is life is a simple but at the same time a heavy one. Music is engrained in all of our lives. We can sometimes be unaware of the effect. Rolling Stone is taking advantage of this fact and successfully does so. Advertisements come in many different forms and many different styles. Humor, depth, impact, emotion are just a few of the different styles advertisements. In Rolling Stone’s ad, simplicity is key. Music is such a important factor in our lives. Rolling Stone successfully portrays the idea that subscribing to their product will only enhance your life and experience.  

 

Unit 2 post 5

This. Now this photo reminds me over summer. Who doesn’t like summer? No school or homework to worry about just hanging out with friends and having fun. The water is absolutely breathtaking to me in the photo. If I could I would drive through my phone straight into it. The rope swing reminds me of the time my squad and I went to the cliffs and that brings back so many funny and great memories for me. The other aspect of this photo that I love is that she’s the only one in the photo. For all we know she’s alone. Doing her own thing. I love that. This sounds so hippy-like, but being in nature alone only makes you realize how small you are compared to the rest of the world. Everything in that moment doesn’t matter. You are nothing. The freedom to swing and swim in a isolated place is so freeing to me. There is one place I would love to be all the time and that’s the beach. This reminds me of a tropical paradise that comes with endless fun and activities to do. Why am I not there?! 

Essay 2

Callie DavisEnglish 1010mm

Robert Cole

October 2, 2015​

 

 

Universal Language; An Analysis of Rolling Stone Magazine  

(ad pictured at the bottom)

​Our society is commercialized and materialized in every facet of our culture. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary an advertisement is, “a notice or announcement in a public medium promoting a product, service, or event or publicizing a job vacancy.” As you can see in this Rolling Stone ad, they successfully convey their point and bring in the target audience by their representation. The point of this advertisement is to show that music is life. You can see this in the way that the guitar is shaped, colored, the font and the lack of surroundings around it. The representation is showing that music is the heart and soul of each person. Rolling Stone, being a leading music magazine, are stating that if music is an intricate part of your life that a magazine purchase would enhance the experience.  

​For a huge portion of our culture, music can be a centerpiece in their lives. From waking up, driving to school, watching TV, listening to the radio or falling asleep, music is always surrounding you and you might not even know it. We have been so accustomed to it that sometimes we don’t even notice the importance of it. Rolling Stone is a leading musically oriented magazine and they try to take advantage of this reliance on music. The ad shows that music is the center of our lives. At first glance, you can see that the only living organ is the heart. This is implying that music is the heart and soul of many of us. Symbolically speaking, the heart is the most important aspect of our existence. Not only does it physically sustain us but also it figuratively describes us. Our emotions, our love, our ambitions are always associated with the symbol of a heart. It is a vital aspect. In this ad, it shows that music is as vital as the most important thing that sustains us. Secondly, the spine and rib cage is in the shape of guitar. This serves as a bridge in this picture. A bridge that symbolizes that the heart is important but this love for music will be distributed throughout the body.

​The portrayal of barren space around the guitar makes the reader focus on nothing but the idea of music being the center of their everyday life. The barren space also implies that the guitar is the center of attention by it being the item that stands out most. It is life. It is the only thing that really matters. Everything else is secondary to our main attraction and love. There isn’t any distraction in the ad that takes the attention away from the guitar. Music and love are the only things that matter. Another musical representation would be the rock star signature graphic. “We are made of rock” directly portrays the idea that music is life. One thing that the signature shows is that it looks almost like an authentic signature. If people find rock star signatures so valuable, Rolling Stone is trying to take this pleasure into profit. If a consumer is willing to spend on a signature, they will be willing to pay for a magazine subscription. Rolling Stone is comparing the appeal of having a famous persons signature to the same as having their own magazine.

​Artistically speaking, black is the combination of all colors. Materialistically speaking, metal can be one of the most formidable and durable substances. The bones around the heart in this advertisement consists of a dark metal rib cage and spine. Going with the theme of music is life; the black metal directly represents this. Black color represents the all-consuming aspect that music is in our lives. Other things are secondary. The metal shows the durability of this infatuation and necessity. Music will always be one piece of our life that can never really change. It will always be there and will never do any harm. As the late, great Bob Marley said, “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain”. Music will always be a pillar in our lives and is one of the very few things that can do us no harm. Music is an all consuming, formidable and loving aspect in all of our lives.

​The point of an advertisement is to draw an audience in to sell a certain product. Rolling Stone successfully portrays their point through color, layout, description and simplicity. The darkness, the positioning and the simplicity all provide the point of the ad. The idea that music is life is a simple but heavy one. Music is engrained in all of our lives. Rolling Stone is taking advantage of this fact and successfully does so. Advertisements come in many different forms and many different styles. Humor, depth, impact, emotion are just a few of the different styles advertisements. In Rolling Stone’s, simplicity is key. Music is life. And subscribing to their product will only enhance your life.

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“Advertisement.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 2 Oct. 2015.