Friday, July 30, 2010

Binge Drinking & Date Rape: Subverted Version of Say Ahh






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2 comments:

  1. Strengths:
    I think the subversive nature of the video is pretty clear. Too much alcohol leads to disastrous consequences, such as date rape. That's probably not an image that the artist wants to portray. The images helped tell the story well, like the statistics images and the images with the words. Also, the transitions between the scenes were still pretty good and gave more of a cinematic feel.

    Weaknesses:
    Some of the images were probably not necessary, like the 50 cent one. It was cool and went with the lyrics of the song, but you could have used that time to add more subverted imagery. Also, I just found that when the "actors" weren't going along with the lyrics kind of distracting.

    Other than that, I thought the video was well done.

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  2. “Say Ahh”
    Meagan, Dan, Cara, & Tylin--
    I’m surprised to see you used as much of the original footage from the first remake, in this one. I had hoped to see a clearer argument made when the choice of song hadn’t changed. I think the date-rape message was a good one to tackle; however, it was a long time before that part of the message was introduced. Additionally, the message was never quite clear in the video or by the end…some of the images shown seemed to be blaming girls who didn’t heed the advice not to “drink too much” in a counterproductive way.
    The revised version was definitely an improvement on the original, but I still think Tylin has a fabulous sense of self to put herself into the video as she did.
    :o)
    Jessie

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