Monday, September 28, 2009

"The Persuaders" Questions

Answer to Question 1:

After watching "the Persuaders", I realized some things about the marketing and advertising world today. The thing that surprised me the most had to be how much advertisement there is out there, without even realizing it. The "clutter" of New York City is a perfect example. Everywhere you turn you see billboards, signs, posters, touchscreens; pretty much any form of advertisement you could think of. I learned that people can be controlled by the way someone presents something to them, whether that is through what specific words, or visuals, the presenter uses. I realized that I am one of these people who are easily controlled by the way something is advertised or introduced to me. I normally do not carry out with buying the shoes, or eating at this restaurant, but I feel like I am influenced to those things and WANT to carry out with them.

Answer to Question 4:

In the future, I believe the advertisement agencies will either grow and become/stay one of the most popular career choices of all time, or, the agencies will crash and burn and advertisement will become unpopular. The reason I think the advertising and marketing field will prosper is because people will still need to know and be educated about things whether that means clothing brands, restaurants, politics, etc. And also because there will be more and better forms of advertisement out there in the future, such as a floating advertisement screen between buildings as seen in some of those futuristic movies. On the other hand, I believe the field could go in the opposite direction because of the clutter. Eventually, the clutter could get to be so great and so frustrating to deal with from the consumer's point of view, that there will be bands or laws against the production of too much marketing; therefore, having a huge decrease in the field.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cropped Image-Cropping Assignment

This is the cropped image of my subject. Here, in the cropped image, you can see and get the sense that this is a photograph of a beautiful early morning, or late afternoon scenery with nice, green trees in front of a large mountain, with a beautiful, light-blue sky in the background. However, as you can see the differences in the original image below, I simply just cropped the lightning out to take away that sense of destruction and aggressiveness and just show the soft, sensitive side of the photograph to give the photograph a completely new meaning.

Original Image-Cropping Assignment

Monday, September 21, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Photoshop Blog

Photoshop is definitely a Medium.  Every Medium must contain Content.  Photoshop is made up of multiple Contents such as the color schemes, the tabs to each effect you can place on your image or work, the tools bar and all of the tools that go with it, and many more.  As McLuhan said, "the Medium is the Message", and Photoshop as a Medium gives the message that Photoshop can make it much easier to edit photos and other artwork for todays society.

Initial Image Blog

I did not have an initial image; I had my exact idea of what I wanted my image to be, however I did not finish and did not post my project on my blog.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Assignment One

Train Station Information Screen

Walkie Talkies

Skype Video Messages