I have recently updated the Google Doc and right now probably the only thing Jordan and I can really do (until everyone else starts helping out with the guests) is catering.
I have looked up some places and linked them on the Facebook group, but I think my group is looking to spend as little as possible, which is okay. Though I was looking forward to trying out some of the free samples 😦
Today’s lecture was really interesting because Alex demonstrated through his work and research how social media can be used for various marketing purposes, as a way to connect to people and bring them together. I thought it was really impressive how he was able to use celebrity statuses, particularly in China, to promote a film or brand. It sort of reminded me that social media isn’t simply restricted to what’s online, but it’s a platform where people can access information and manage international or business relationships. Taking advantage of profiles and interests in social media determines the marketing and advertising successes.
What I like about this flash mob event is that it’s very simple in terms of the instructions. It’s funny and doesn’t really meddle with the public, only confuses them. I like how the event was captured from various camera angles. Furthermore, I found the stillness of the participants very impressive and conceivable.
Our Korsakow film, entitled The Power of Sound (2013), is an investigation into the physical properties of sound, including tone, intensity, and duration. In particular, we are interested in how sounds are influenced by the environment and other material objects. We are also intrigued by the manner in which meaning is established between the broadcaster and receiver, subject and object, self and other (Weiner, 115) when situated within ordinary social contexts. David Shields’ reading of “thematic resonance” serves as a basis for exploring these characteristics. It enables us to reflect the concept of “melody as [a] rhythm” because it sound creates “momentum…from the subtle progressive build-up” (Shields, 114). In this context, we associate thematic resonance with the significance of sound, which involve the production, structure and meaning of our clips. Within our Korsakow film, we reveal thematic resonance through the pacing of each of our clips, which subsequently establishes a relationship and connection between them. Hence, our project seeks to remind our audiences that sounds are a vital part of understanding the world around us. In order to achieve this, our clips display an emphasis on the tone and quality of sound of our subject matters. Our goal is that our audience will be able to appreciate the influence of sound in our lives.
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Balancing my internship, university studies, blogging and my youth group commitments is quite challenging, because I feel like as soon as I finish one task, there are still 50 billion other things I’ve got to do. For those of you who don’t know already, I also contribute film reviews to an online magazine blog called The Marshalltown. On top of that, I spend around 16 hours each week helping out at CSIRO as an intern (give or take a few hours due to traveling distance). That being said, I’m not really complaining about the workload because I’m pretty good at managing my time, but it does feel quite stressful because it’s hard to prioritize my feelings. In regards to my university studies, should I be more concerned with the filming scheduled this week, or handing in my Comm Debates & Approaches assignment on Monday, or working on my Integrated Media videos or figuring out what I should write in my next essay for True Lies – Documentary?