Halloween is celebrated on October 31 which is in the Fall season. The original colors of halloween are orange and black. The food of are traditionally treats such as cookies, candy, cupcakes,anything dessert. They are usually shaped into something scary like ghosts and witches anything Halloween-like. Well, Halloween was once a festival of the dead. Death is associated with darkness and the absence of light which is why one of the colors of Halloween is black. Characters of Halloween is anything scary such as black cats, ghosts, witches. It could also be characters from scary movies. For example, Saw, Chucky the Doll, Texas ChainSaw Massacre and Freddy Crougger. Well, today we go out around the neighborhood. It could also be at a haunted house. Family Traditions could be having a party or creating a haunted house for the whole neighborhood to enjoy. Mementos that you could keep for the remembrance of Halloween is your costume, decorations, or the bag that you use for candy. People have scary decorations to keep the spirit of Halloween alive around their own house. Tombstones, Pumpkins, Ghosts that can talk, Scary Music, spiders hanging down from the roof, and many more decorations. Today, we exchange candy by going to each person’s house and recieving candy in your bag. Music could be anything scary. It could also be the sound of a ghost “booing” or a witches laugh. Another example could be scary music that are in scary movies that give you goosebumps. Usually, people do not celebrate Halloween during the day but after dark. People celebrate Halloween differently. They could have their party, festival, or just go Trick-or-Treating. Just because it celebrates the day of dead, does not mean you have to dress scary. Your can dress up as your favorite character. Princess, Kim Possible, a crayon, genie, a nerd, scary clown, it can be anything. They also bring props like knives and if you were a princess, wands and tiaras. During the october, when it gets closer to Halloween, there will be commercials for candy. Candy such as kit kats, snickers, m&m’s, lollipops, etc. This is the time when a lot of people will buy candy for this holiday. In the stores, you will see a whole isle designated for candy. They usually go on sale because it is more likely for people to buy more and more candy.
Holiday Media Blog February 25, 2011
In class, you drew a paper for a holiday. Research images & information about this holiday to discover all the following elements typical of this holiday:
religious or government ceremonies
a “character of some sort
a particular place
particular kinds of music
events that occur on this day
season/time of year/date
costumes or special items of clothing that are worn.
Post your findings with a related image BEFORE class on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.
Men and Cars – Gender Roles February 24, 2011
In this commercial it starts off showing different kinds of men that are standing there in their normal environment while a narrator is talking and saying what they are thinking. An example is when he says, “I will put down the seat,” or “I will carry your lip bom.” It is mainly directing these things that men must do for their girlfriends or wives. Then at the end of the commercial it shows a car driving through a wide open space and the man narrating says “because I do these things I will drive the car I want to drive.” Then the words come up saying, “Man’s last stand.” Which can only mean that this car is the only stand that men have from being free and staying a man. The product being sold in this ad is this type of car. The Dodge Charger. The target for this ad is men. The car can be sold to anyone but the beginning action showed and stated that it was for men. The obvious statement in this message is that men are literally told what to do and that they should do something they want to do for a change that makes them feel like a man. That a car is the only way that they can get away from being told what to do. This ad is appealing physically and have a behavioral effect to men. Being proud and looking good in a nice new car appeals to men. A car in general shows that men are manly and masculine. This commercial relates to them because they want to be manly since they’re being told what to do and this ad is stating that this car is their last stand as a man. Which also brings freedom in that type of behavior that they want. A car shows that they are in control and free to do whatever whenever. Also a man likes to look good physically with a nice new car. To show off to friends to make them look tough when their girlfriend is telling them what to do. I actually agree with this message because I do believe that men feel like they are tied down by women and that their car is mainly their only freedom. But also it somewhat feels negative towards me because the company is manipulating a persons feelings and duties to get them to buy something.
women emphasize the body of beauty! February 23, 2011
i see a cute thin women with sexy lingerie!
women lingerie and underwear is sold in this ad
the target is absolutely women (youngwomen or teens)
i agree with this ad because i do have some lingerie from victorias secret and these are super cute!
underlying message: this is obvious if you wear these lingerie, you can get more pretty.
i think many women or girls wanna be like a model of victorias secret because they all have perfect bodies.
i think this could be positive and negative because their lingeries are very cute but not all girl wont be like them even though they wear underwears from the victorias secret.
Cigarettes & Men -StephanieConroy February 22, 2011
The ad shown is a cigarette ad, it shows a man on his motorcycle smoking a cigarette, and it says the company name, Camel, and the words “Where a man belongs.” The particular product being sold is a box of cigarette. The target audience is everyone older than 18, mostly for middle-aged men, who still think they are cool. I disagree with this ad because cigarettes can cause cancer and cancer is not a good thing that someone would want, and smoking causes many other problems also, such as gum disease. I think the underlying message is that smoking cigarettes make you cool, and that is what real men do. It is clearly stated that men should smoke cigarettes, and it is a obvious message. This ad is mainly for men as it shows a man on a motorcycle, not a woman and there is no appeal to this ad for women. I think this a negative portrayal of men as it is trying to get men to smoke and smoking is a big turn off to me in a man.
Gender Roles – Julie Lestino February 18, 2011
In this commercial are some characters of the popular Fox show Glee. The members of the Glee club are told that Chevrolet want them in a commercial & would be given Chevrolet cars. The products being sold are Chevrolets. As a demographic, the target audience is anyone who can drive. As a psychographic, the target audience is Glee fans. The messages are to buy a Chevrolet and this commercial also promotes Glee. This commercial appeals to Glee fans and to both genders because it has attractive men & women in the ad. It has a neutral portrayal to both genders because it doesn’t necessarily focus on one more than the other.