Saturday, April 18, 2009

Sliding into home...

The multimedia project is coming along nicely!! I can't wait to reveal it to the rest of the class. Recently, the other girls and I met with our two actors for the commercial we were planning to shoot. It went SOOOO smoothly!! We were all very proud and amazed at how easy it was thought of, produced, and shot. We used former Miss Clemson, Brooke Eaves, and a guy from the "baseball team", Corey Cox as our two "celebrity" endorsements. They were great, the commercial, billboard, and print ad fell into place perfectly, and our group couldn't be more ecstatic. 

Billboard (above)
Commercial (below)

video

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Let's Get Together and It'll be Alright!

I love my group! Megan, Elizabeth and Kati are all wonderful and we work well together. We got into the group today, no one but Elizabeth and I really knowing each other, but we got the majority of our work done. We were only given about 45 min - 1 hour to brainstorm and come up with ideas for our group project that will have to be presented in a few short weeks. Our group came up with the new brand, "HottStuff Sunscreen". I think we're all pretty excited about it! We've already split up the work evenly and everyone is happy about the part that they've been assigned to complete. I know I can't wait to finish up this project and tell the rest of the class about our new, wonderful product.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

"Sunday Bloody Sunday"

Today we analyzed the lyrics from U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday" rhetorically looking for the rhetorical devices such as ethos, pathos, and logos. I LOVED this assignment because it's something that definitely relates to me. I love music and therefore, when putting lyrics and music to things I should be learning, I will pick up the meaning more clearly and faster. When Deanna pulled out the lyrics for us to analyze my mind went racing back to my 10th grade english class when we used to analyze music, poems, and all sorts of things rhetorically. The main thing that i loved about that class though was one week deemed "Coffee Shop" where each student had to bring in a different song each day, and then describe how they had analyzed it. This way of teaching - using these types of exercises - definitely helps to keep things in my mind. 
(lyrics from Sunday Bloody Sunday) -->
Yes

I can't believe the news today
Oh, I can't close my eyes and make it go away
How long, how long must we sing this song?
How long? How long?
'Cause tonight we can be as one, tonight

Broken bottles under children's feet
Bodies strewn across the dead end streets
But I won't heed the battle call
It puts my back up, puts my back up against the wall

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

And the battle's just begun
There's many lost but tell me who has won
The trench is dug within our hearts
And mothers, children, brothers, sisters torn apart

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

How long, how long must we sing this song?
How long? How long?
'Cause tonight we can be as one
Tonight, tonight

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Wipe the tears from your eyes
Wipe your tears away
Oh, wipe your tears away
Oh, wipe your tears away
Oh, wipe your blood shot eyes

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

And it's true we are immune when fact is fiction and TV reality
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die
The real battle just begun to claim the victory Jesus won on

Sunday Bloody Sunday
Sunday Bloody Sunday