Wednesday, 23 October 2013


blend tool.
1. Blending modes need two or more layers for any effect to work — you need at least two layers to “blend” together.
2. A layer with a blending mode specified will “blend” with all other colors from layers underneath it. We call those original layer colors the “base colors.” The colors on the top layer (with the blending mode selected) is called the “blend colors.” The result — what you see as a result of the “blending” — is called the “result color.”

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Representation of girls in music videos

Unfortunately, the majority of mainstream songs coming in are basically about relationships, affairs, drugs, achohol etc. On top of that, currently, people like, Flo Rida, Chris Brown, Jason Derulo, Usher and more recently, songs with David Guetta. The male mainsteamers use women in their cars usually as territorial value in the cars or more as property. 

However, music videos by women, especially women like, P!NK, Rihanna, Gabrella Chilmi, Katy Perry and other strong female singers use the other side of the story, like, 'I was abused by "him" and look at me now, better than ever.' Especially Adele, her songs are extremely heart felt and emotional, and I think that she's a bit more subtile. 

Some girls in music videos are treated in a way which could be held as abuse or even sexual assault for example 'digital dan' he pays women to get their boobs out if not there told to do one! but some women don't care if there spoken to in such a matter because there getting paid, however there girl's who aren't getting paid is because, one, there told there getting paid but there not actually getting paying, or, two they do it to build up their confidence, representation, and who they are!

Therefore girls in music videos now are too much lets look at these two photos.

Firstly, look at the first photo a women full dressed drinking a cup of tea/coffee? and lets look in the second picture there is rihanna naked in a swimming pool look very suspicious. So Girls in music videos are too very much needed?! 

Thursday, 10 October 2013


Presentation1 from tompricegcsemdia
how me and joe we picked out the key features of the video plus how we presented to the class in such confidence! Me and joe gave some good connotations and denotations which were solid and also worked well making the presentation 
we could of included video links and pictures to make are work more easier to understand and also more input by me by speech and maybe made it a little for funny?

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Representation Homework

Firstly, the definition of hip hop is:( A culture and form of ground breaking music and self expression with elements that consisted of the elements of graffiti art, DJing, MCing, and breaking. Today Hip-Hop is considered to be dead in the mainstream because so-called mainstream Hip-Hop doesn't have the elements of hip-hop and have no meaning.) but anyway referring to the first music video ( 50 Cent Ft. Olivia Candy shop) the video doesn't appeal to me as 'hip hop' it appeal's to me as a rich black make who likes women very much and maybe calls himself a stereotypical player? but anyway getting into the topic of stereotypically people. Lets just think about, justin bieber maybe? or even drake? these people here are classified as 'hip-hop rolemodels'