Thursday, 11 September 2014

coursework lol

how dos Laura Mulvey's theory apply to "dirty" and "do it like a dude"

Discuss: The camera, the audience , the actors 
               The target audience of these artists and why you think they choose to present themselves in                             this way. 

Laura Mulvey's theory applies to the music videos"dirty" and do it like a dude" because both videos invite the audience to view the artist as objects of desire. This is done through the camera shots and angles used, the fact the video is presented in a voyeuristic way  to the audience, and the way the artist interacts with others in the video.

In Christina Aguilera's video of "dirty" the use of the camera invites sexual gaze by focusing on the breasts and bottom. She is also compared to as an animal because she starts in a cage.  The camera is zoomed in on her bum this is a voyeuristic action and could be called "soft porn" She is dancing in a ring surrounded by topples men. The camera is always on  Christina.

The audience views this video in a voyeuristic way because she is dancing in a shower getting really wet. This could gain sexual pleasure for the audience. She is used as an object of desire and is throwing  her body around. She is more of an object then a woman she acts like an animal and the name of the song just makes it sound sexual.

The actors interact in a way that results in the female being looked at as an object of desire. This occurs when Christina steps out of the cage like an animal and starts throwing her body around. She also attracts male attention by dancing in a shower where her top becomes see-thru and you can see her bra. The first thing you see is her bum, throughout the song she is surrounded by men.

In jessie J's video of "do it like a dude" the use of the camera invites sexual gaze by dancing in a bra. However, this is the only thing that can possibly be used as sexual pleasure because the rest of the song is very masculine. There is also some bits of the song where she is dropping so her crotch is touching the floor.

The audience views this video in a voyeuristic way because some of her moves are sexual. She is trying to fight the stereo typical music videos girls but without realising she is still moving in a sexual way and she is putting up a poor fight.

the actors interact in a way that results in the female being looked at as an objects of desire. This occurs when she is singing about being a dude and showing that she can do anything a man can do. When her actions are masculine the men do not look at her as an object of desire.

The target  audience for these two artists is young females. However, the way they represent themselves as sexual objects does not appeal to young girls, it appeals more to men. I believe Christina Aguilera and Jessie J choose to represent themselves like this because: fist of all Christina is portraying herself as an object of desire and is being very voyeuristic and is showing that Laura Mulvey's point is correct. However, Jessie J is trying to fight the point that girls are not objects of desire.

In summary, Laura Mulvey's theory applies to these music videos because  Christina Agulera is an object of desire and they she is moves is very sexual

Monday, 10 March 2014


What TWO conventions have i used & why?

1: I have used a famous footballer on the front cover because he would attract female attention furthermore, he is very wealthy. Also this footballer is a model so he does fit in with this type of act.
Also, he is looking straight at the camera with the caption ' Gomez gets girls' This is to show girls who don't know who he is that he is quite popular. He is the main celebrity on the cover. To show how popular Gomez is he is on the front
2 I have used a mix of pink, blue and white with the title in a bold purple i have used different fonts on the title and the stories. I have used a different font for the pink colour in contrast to the blue colour. My cover is asymmetrical because the main headlines are on the more busy side.
3 I have not made my cover symmetrical which could be a problem because the audience could look at the busy side when a headline that they would like could be on the other side. This would mean I would loose a customer. Furthermore I could have put a shaded back ground on each of my headlines to make them stand out more catching the attention of the reader.

Sunday, 2 March 2014

coursework lol

The connotation of this album are a picture of a golden statue of Robbie Williams. There is also his name and the name under the album. This golden statue suggests that he is very wealthy and that he is going to make a lot of money about this album.

The connotation of this album is a picture of Jason with a chequered shirt, tie and blazer he is also wearing a top hat. This means that he is sophisticated but the chequered shirt makes him look slightly casual
The connotation of this album is a picture of a bulldog. This could symbolise hearty British music. The yellow writing means that this band stands out and is different to any other band.
The connotation means the black on black means this band is discreet and are not a flash band. The no picture means that the band doesn't need a special album cover to sell. The album already world known.
 This album cover is grey with a bright letters. This cover doesn't have the bands name which could mean that the band are so famous that they don't need to put their name. The special detail could mean a small source can produce big produce


Really good piece of work with the right amount of detail and analysis. Well Done.

Balance lol

This magazine is symmetrical because it has stories either side it also has a picture in the middle. It has a photo in the middle of the  magazine. This magazine is symmetrical by layout . The stories are about the same type of things. This image is balanced because it is plain therefore it doesn't need much to become symmetrical

This magazine is asymmetrical because it has the photo on one side and all the stories on the other. This is also balanced because not everything is on one side. There is bold writing tot try and draw attention away from the model/celebrity.

This magazine is not symmetrical but the photo is symmetrical. All the writing is on the left side and the celebrity/models name is on the right side. To try and make the magazine cover balance she is facing the right side.

This is radial balance because it has the person in the middle with all the headlines and story's  around the outside.  The stories are in a ring shape around the picture in the middle.


This magazine is asymmetrical by texture because they have all the main stories on the left side. But the model/celebrity has a very busy looking tattoo. This is to build up texture on the right side.

This is a magazine that is asymmetrical by colour because it has bright coloured writing on the left side and has plain white writing on the left side. This brings more attention to the left side because it is more i catching.

This asymmetrical by value because the black and white contrast at the bottom is more eye catching. However the top of the cover, where the white has faded grey. This makes the model/celebrity's hair stand out more.


Really good piece of work with the right amount of detail and analysis. Well Done.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Magazine Analysas lol

According to the wheel this magazine is about love and inner peace. However as you can see this magazine is showing the best footballer in the world and is about football not love or peace. 

This magazine also uses the colour blue and this time the wheel has got it correct because this magazine could be to do with love. the background is a seen from a Greek beach. This is also very romantic because the background is very peaceful and romantic.

Yet again this magazine has a blue background to show the colour of love and inner peace this magazine could be about love because this magazine has stories about love or it could make you fall in love with the magazine or the celebrity on the front.


Really good piece of work with the right amount of detail and analysis. Well Done.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

lifestyle magazine covers lol

This magazine is cosmapoliton it is a magazine on fashion and gossip. The connotation  of this cover is a picture of Kim Kardashian. This picture has been photoshopped to make her look even better looking. This is to show the people who read this will want to be like her even tho this image has been messed about with to make her look even better.

The main focus of this cover is the celebrity/model. She is in front  of the title so when the reader picks up the magazine she/he will see the picture of the celebrity/model. Some of the captions are in front of the photo so when the reader has finished looking at the celebrity/model they will focus on the captions

This magazine is about mens health (hence the name "Men's Health") This magazine's target audience is men who go to the gym. This magazine has got a picture of David Beckham on the front. David is an inspiration to men. So for him to be on the front, it would attracted a lot of attention. This would make the magazine more popular.

One of the main captions is "GET BACK IN SHAPE!" This would attract men who are not happy with their weight. The font of this caption is bold and bigger than the other captions. This magazine is about getting abs and make yourself look stronger.

This magazine is rolling stone. However it is hard to read the title over the picture of Katy Perry in her underwear. i think this is to attract male attention. Some of the captions are about Katy this is to attract female attention because women want to be like her. This magazine has a big caption than has little captions under the bigger one. This is so when the reader reads the top one they will read the ones below.

The target audience for this is probably young men and women because tis magazine is about the latest music. Furthermore, it has a picture of Katy Perry in a bikini. This attracts men because she is being seductive with her look. This attracts women as well because women/girls look to Katy Perry as inspiration for looks.

This is a glamour magazine although he can't really obvious because it is covered up with another celebrity who has been photoshopped and does't look like that real life because her waste isn't that skinny. Also they have an article on her just incase you didn't know who she is. This is also to attract attention to Dannii Minouge after reading the title. The background is white so that the pink writing stands out more and the reader are drawn to the writing of the sub-titles.

This magazine is about fashion, it has sub-headings about Glamour Sex Wheel and Male Mind. This draws the readers attention to look at the magazine because they want to find out what theses titles really mean, and how they can effect the reader. IT also has a big heading about "cool prints, sexy trousers and hot skirts" This is to attract female attention.

This magazine is OK and is about TV gossip. The name/ logo of this magazine is covered up by the price tag. This is to show that magazine is really cheap and could mean that the magazine is cheap and tacky. IT could also be full of adverts so the magazine will make money. This magazine, like the others, has got a picture of a model on it. This is to attract male attention because she is in a bikini.

This magazine is different to the others  because it has different sections on different things. It has pink boxes that stand out with white writing also the main headlines of the white writing are in yellow so they stand out even more.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

                                              Introduction t lifestyle magazines

Identify different "types" of content in the magazine i.e health

The contents page has many things on it including fashion i.e. clothes. It also has ways o get happy and other emotion. It has other powerful messages including 'mind over matter". It has clothes that celebrities wear. It talks about tragedies and how they have changed peoples lives.  It has information about shoe and what shoe are popular at the moment. It has family and personal stories in the magazine as well which i think is slightly wrong that thy are expose people.

And all of the captions have page numbers next to them. They have bold headlines and writing smaller. There are four pictures one of the large picture of a women in glamour.  Each article has a small paragraph about the article that is cut of half way threw. This is so the the reader will want to read the rest of the article.