Wednesday, 23 October 2013

How to place an object on a white background

Step 1

Start this tutorial by downloading and opening photo on Photoshop.
Learn How to Place an Object on a White Background 1

Step 2

Next you need to separate the robot from the background area. Select Polygonal Lasso Tool to create a selection. Hold the Shift button to add ,or Alt button to subtract to selection.
Learn How to Place an Object on a White Background 2

Step 3

Press Ctrl+J to duplicate the selected area to a new layer. Select all background layer content and press Del to delete. With the Paint Bucket Tool selected fill layer with white color.
Learn How to Place an Object on a White Background 3




This is a really good piece of work that fulfills the task completely. Really well done.

T: Perhaps consider showing a more detailed example of what you can do in PS.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Representation of Women in Music Videos

Girls in music videos are props for the male singer and or dancers. Their job is to dance around in bras and knickers and look sexy. An example of this is 50 Cent "Candy Shop". 50 Cent, the main singer is walking around in a leather jacket and is topless for some parts, he is in a house with a lot of women in reviling clothing and he is allowed his pick of the bunch. The girls want and thrive for him and they are vulnerableGirls in most videos are seen as items and play toys, they are just seen as sexual prey.
The girls in the videos provide pleasure to many viewers, but this is becoming a worry and that people  everywhere will just thing of women as play toys. It is proven that these sorts of images are not unfamiliar in the presence of hip hop. Girls are represented like this everywhere you go and are shown in any and everything wether it be a film, an advert or a tv programme. But, in music videos the only thing on display are women in the form of a barely clothed dancer.
Another example of this is "Blurred lines", by Robin Thicke, in this video the girls are walking around the men with little to no clothes. The men / singers are standing still, while the female dancers are prancing around trying to get recognition for their looks. In conclusion i personally believe that the girls are only thought of props and toys because of the way they act in music videos, films, tv. They don't try and disprove people who think of them this way but they still wear limited clothes and moan when they are thought of as items in the possession of men.




What you have here is very good and you have responded well to the question. 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.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Representation of Men


I agree with the statement first statement about being a real man. In the video 50 cent has a vest top and is trying to show of his muscle and masculinity over other men. Also because of his big muscle he is dominate over other males and females. In the video 50 cent enters a huge mansion filled with lots of good looking women, who all want a piece of him this shows that he has a lot of women. For the parts of the video which 50 cent is not in the huge mansion, he is leaning against a red Ferrari which connotes that he is rich and has money to spend on expensive cars. 50 cent is also wearing a lot of bling, he has a shiny necklace and lost of rings on his fingers.
50 cent's dress sense shows the viewer that he is/thinks that he is tough, he has his trousers low down which is meant to mean the he went to prison; in prison they took away prisoners belts incase they whipped people with them and therefore there trousers were always low down. When he takes of his shirt he has a lot of tattoos which shows that the pain doesn't hurt him.
If 50 cent wasn't strong, had money and wasn't dominant,  the girls wouldn't want to be anywhere near him, other males would call him words like "soft,weak and wimp" he would be pushed around all of his life and not be able to do anything back. 
Every man tries to be dominant, rich and strong, this is a trap because the men have to change the personalities and stay that way for the rest of there life. They get restricted into what they can and can't do, what they want to do and what they think others would want them to do. They live the rest of there life with nothing to show, apart from money,women and power.



Good amount of refference to the video, solid explanation. 

T: Develop the reasons why men feel like they should act the way that 50 Cent does.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Jb boyfriend from Aaronls

Justin beiber boyfreind

WWW. The first two questions had very detailed answers.
WWW. We had images to help get the message out and to entertain the readers/ observers.
WWW. The writing was big and easy for people to read along to in there head.
EBI. if our last questions were as/ more detailed as the first two questions. The last questions were more important because they summarized the song if we worked harder on them we could have got better marks.
EBI. If we explained it as we were reading instead of just reading. What we had wrote. this would have helped not only the audience but us to develop our understanding.
EBI. If we included more connotations in our writing. Connotations will give the observer a clearer meaning of the song.