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Societal Impact of Modern Media

Billy Chapman & Keith Slack

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  1. Kathleen
    March 9, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Love the music! This really kept my attention in anticipation of where you were going with this distorted body-image we are flooded with by media. “Be Yourself” is a great alternative to attempting to live up to such unrealistic standards. I am a friend of Lynn Clark’s.

  2. AnneElizabeth90
    March 10, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    The support of your text with the images is great! It really backs up your message.

  3. alex7283
    March 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Great message and video. I liked the way you provided the audience with a view of the “impossible” images we see everyday and we seem to idolize everywhere we go. Nice!

  4. Phil Hedrick
    March 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    The choice of music was good and it appealed to me. It is definitely true that both stereotypical figures are nearly impossible to achieve, yet people get convinced they need to look like that.

  5. March 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    many good thought provoking ideas. loved the music. I really liked that you added in the images of men and how these images warp both men and women. It is a point that a lot of people end up missing

  6. marisap1492
    March 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Nice job! My vlog was similar. We also talked about how our generation is so reliant on media, specifically internet. We used images of facebook and dense networks of facebook friends, too.

  7. March 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Nice facts are presented. I liked how you used examples of both women and men. I liked the message of “be yourself”. Overall great video!

  8. March 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Great video guys! I used a similar technique with my video by using images and narration that would appeal to my audiences emotions to try and get them to re-think the kind of media they are consuming. I really thought the music also added to the tone of the video!

  9. March 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I agree, the images really help back up your point

  10. March 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I liked the points you made about how the media is shaping how people should look. Your video was very clear in its message and easy to understand. Good job.

  11. emp234
    March 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I really liked this video, it kept my attention and was put together really nicely. Nice job!

  12. Dijonee
    March 10, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    The text and images in your in your video really push your message to your audience. This is something I also did in my video to better convey my message. Good job.

  13. Jill Waxman
    March 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Love the video and the ideas you both incorporated. The idea that we all need to be accepting of ourselves, feel happy in our own bodies and be proud of who we are. Instead, we want to to try and look like Barbie Dolls who, if they were indeed real, would not be able to stand because of their disproportionate body size. Great job guys!

  14. sienap
    March 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I like how you only used words and titles, it really made the video flow well and was enjoyable to watch! I like the message to “be yourself” rather than trying to live up to ideas in the media.

  15. chelseaclement
    March 10, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Good Job! This vlog had a very similar theme to my own vlog. The pictures showed similar unrealistic women and men that we are exposed to through media everyday. I think that it is a very important topic and you did a great job at talking about this subject.

  16. March 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Really great job mixing together the images and nice music choice. The media does play too much of a role in deciding what the “ideal” figure is in society and it’s “not” okay to be yourself, when it should be.

  17. amymnewman
    March 10, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Great arrangement of your slideshow. You brought up some very interesting questions. I also like how you mention how negatively men’s images are portrayed in the media too. Many people forget that the media’s image of men is just as controversial as the one they portray for women.

  18. March 10, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    This is something everyone should watch to remind themselves how important it is to just be yourself and not get caught up in media influences.

  19. March 10, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    You had some great points, and all the text was very important. I liked how you used “impossible,” and how you said that everyone should be themselves, and not strive to be someone who they are not.

  20. March 10, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    I saw that both of us brought in the idea of how men are portrayed in the media. Loved the overall idea and you brought your points to a bigger scale with how all of us should view our bodies. The images you used were very mainstream and i thought it was interesting the comparison of men in the media and men in the cinema. I also used similar techniques with the images and dialog in the background. The photos came out with great timing as with the context of your piece.

  21. alex7283
    March 10, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Very similar message to what we tried to portray in our video. I like the fact you guys show how we as a society affect what is produced on the media and how we reflect and react on it.

  22. March 10, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    We each make our points using a powerpoint/text fashion to help emphasize and really get your point across. It’s similar to mine except for I’m focused more on how we utilize the media, rather than how it portrays us.

  23. March 10, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Your video had a simiar message to ours. We were both trying to say how some parts of the media can affect society in negative ways. You talked about the portrayal of people and we talked about how violence in the media can influence people.

  24. AnneElizabeth90
    March 10, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I feel like your vlog relates to mine in that we are speaking on how media impacts society and the norms that we are created. You spoke more towards people in general while mine focused on those with disabilities.

  25. emp234
    March 10, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Although our videos addressed different topics, the idea of staying true to yourself and not being affected by the media relates to my topic of the affect of reality shows on our generation.

  26. March 10, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I thought we had a similar message throughout the video. Media is playing a large role in our society and when they only advertise petite women it makes everyone else feel fat. Being so connected it is now easier than ever to see images of women and how they are pictured in videos and magazines.

  27. alextarnoczi09
    March 10, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    i really enjoyed this video. I thought it was very well put together and the point of how media is now playing a large role in our society was very well covered in this video by the examples that you used. I think our videos relate because we also focus on how much the media plays a role in emphasizing the NBA trades where yours focuses on how women should view themselves. The media really takes images and runs with them making the audience believe that they must follow these trends.

  28. March 11, 2011 at 12:30 am

    This was a great message, kind of like the one I discuss in my own vlog. The media has such skewed representations of how we should be- which is completely impossible and just leads us to hating our bodies. Great job!

  29. mtl1690
    March 11, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I really enjoyed your video. I think your message of media influencing peoples behavior is very similar to the argument that we made. Just as younger skiiers are influenced by older “steezy” skiiers, young girls are influenced by skinny models. It is amazing how impressionable people can be.

  30. vahikishwiki
    March 11, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Your combination of text and pictures in this video is really good. I feel you’ve done a really good job in portraying your topic in a provocative light and the format you chose to do it in was a great match. I think the way you did this, with only text and pictures, is more powerful than if this had been voiced. I also think your choice of images were really good demonstrating your points. Nice job.

  31. na828
    March 11, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Good job!

  32. March 11, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I loved both the images, and how you presented your material with the music to set the mood.

  33. whitneybliss
    March 11, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Love the text, images and SOJA. It all flowed very well and touched on many points about media in our culture. Very good work with the technology aspect of it.

  34. michellee3
    March 11, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    I really like the slideshow and music that you put together! I think that you have the same idea as the Vlog that Chelsea andI did in that we must be aware of what kinds of things the media is trying to tell us to do. The media is trying to tell us that women and men have to look certain ways and we have to not be desensitized to this. We have to know that we are always affected and have to try and stay ourselves.

  35. March 11, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I really liked the ideas you included in your video. I liked how you looked at how the images we see can and have changed how we look at ourselves. I talked about in my video how social media changes how we interact in society, and this was kind of like that, because how we see ourselves change how we interact. You viseo was definately the best! The music was very powerful and accompanied your visuals well too!

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