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Holiday Consumerism – Final Project

For the final project, my group (Connie, McCall, Mike, Stauffer) decided to discuss the hyper consumerism that seems to what the holiday season is now focused on. We thought of this mainly because one of the largest holiday season is fast approaching, especially after the hugely commercialized Black Friday after Thanksgiving recently passed. We didn’t … Continue reading

(Re)Visioning Representation – Finding Nemo: A Romantic Comedy

View Edited Script At first we were unsure of what we wanted to do, which film to use, which genre to change it to, how to do it and mainly just which direction we wanted to move in with this project. To begin with we were throwing ideas out of what we thought would be … Continue reading

Can Film Show the Invisible by Christian Suhr and Rane Willerslev Discussion Questions

1. What do the authors mean when they say there’s “an invisible” that film can show? They are discussing if observational films have the ability to show what we as viewers do not see, or the “invisible” of a person’s life. The “invisible” is what we do not see, but we end up knowing through … Continue reading

Pricing Children – Visual Rhetoric and Space – Visual Project – Final Rationale

Added text is bolded.              For my visual project I have chosen a photo that I took while in Nepal of a small boy standing in his doorway at the orphanage that he lives in. I wanted to use this image because I found it to be a powerful image … Continue reading

The Reservations of the Editor by Eric Laurier and Barry Brown

In Laurier and Brown’s “The Reservations of the editor: the routine work of showing and knowing the film in the edit suite” they discuss the editing process as a social process. They go in depth about about what an editor does and what is needed in order to create a film in terms of editing. … Continue reading

Pricing Children – Visual Rhetoric and Space – Visual Project

For my visual project I have chosen a photo that I took while in Nepal of a small boy standing in his doorway at the orphanage that he lives in. I wanted to use this image because I found it to be a powerful image on its own, with the way the boy is just … Continue reading

Exit through the Gift Shop/Alvelos Discussion

In the documentary Exit through the Gift Shop we follow Banksy through the lens of French filmmaker Thierry Guetta. The central theme is the popularization and commercialization of graffiti. The common person, that are not experts in art, begin to think of graffiti as art. Alvelos discusses graffiti and advertising, mainly about how advertising is now … Continue reading

Playing with Graffiti – Putting a Price on a Child

  I chose to use this image of a boy standing in his doorway at an orphanage in Nepal. I decided to graffiti the wall beside the boy, outside of his home with a barcode because I felt that this would create a powerful image that will speak to many people. I wanted to make … Continue reading

Doreen Massey on Space – Podcast

Doreen Massey discusses the relation of space and the power of geography. With globalization increasing, more and more people are beginning to compare each other across the globe. How do we relate to each other? How do I, someone located in Champaign, Illinois relate to someone in Zurich, Switzerland? With questions like this floating around … Continue reading

Public Space, Aesthetics and Graffiti – Doreen Massey and Joe Austin

In Doreen Massey’s podcast she discusses the relation of space and the power of geography and in Joe Austin’s Taking the train : how graffiti art became an urban crisis in New York City he discusses how graffiti has developed and how it has changed over time and how it really has not. The connection between these … Continue reading

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