Audio Analysis: Lament for Joe Hall

The story I decided to do was “Lament for Joe Hall”. This story begins very loud with police sirens playing as a child begins to talk. The fact that the police audio is playing plces me and the audience in a anxious state because we want to know what is going on and the fact that there is a child speaking increases this feeling. The child continues to speak going bck and forth between his mother and father, mainly telling bad things that they have done which makes me feel sympathy for the child and even anger towards the parents because they are not very good at parenting. Next, the story takes a turn for the worse when the child begins to describe how he grabs a gun and shoots the father. This description itself adds anxiousness to the story but when the actual phone call is playedd and the police oficer speaks there is a increased sadness that came over me. The wording itself in this audio story adds to the sympathy for example “I had no choice, now I have no future”. The voice echoeing, car alraarms, music, and actual police call all add to the modes of storytelling.  The story also starts from the ending audio with the police sirens and works its way back to the beginning and works it way back to the ending. This catches the audiences attention and keeps your attention to continue listening until the end.

Blog Post #8: DIY – Making Bullets Different

First, you are going to begin with a new html page in dreamweaver. Next, you are going to type “<ul”, then the word type, quotation marks, and then then the word “circle”. This will make your first bullet a “circle”.

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Next, you are going to continue making your link underneath the above one. <li>Point 1(or whatever name you choose) </li>.

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After this you are able to customize the above links in anyway possible. You could choose to make your bullet a shape as shown in class or choose roman numerals, the list goes on.

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Your are able to change the shape as you please. You can put a square or you could completly change the “ul” and put “<ol” and use a number or roman numerals.

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Colour Pop Cosmetics

I frequently visit the Colour Pop website but I have never truly paid attention to the lay out of the website and how the creators of the website used colors, typography, and shapes in order to capture my attention. Capture

When you first click on the website, you see the bright colors and different shapes that automatically attract you to the different areas of the page. Your eyes lead you from the top to the bottom in a matter of seconds because of the aesthetics of this webpage. You see the beautiful women who’s eyes lead you to different areas of the page. The fonts re not as bold as the colors which is good because they may throw the audience off and cause them to be unable to find a specific place to look at.


As you continue to scroll down t homepage, there is still a lot of white space but it is balanced out by the bold colors of the makeup products and models. There are many different areas that you are able to click on in order to direct you. The colors of the website also change with the seasons so if it is Christmas there is a more festive background and may cause the audience to be in a more festive mood and purchase more makeup. I do believe this is a strategic way of marketing that colour pop uses.

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At the end of the homepage, you see more photos of models and regular people that may have tagged colour pop in their makeup inspirations. Your eyes also lead you to a search bar at the bottom of the page and ways to follow colour pop on other social media platforms. I love the website because of all the quality makeup for a cheap(er) prices. Go check it out.



Remembering Hardware

For this blog post I decided to choose “Remembering Hardware” photo number 4. This  photo captures Mr. Kramer in a fasted paced state walking through the isle of his store. I picked this photo because of the effects on the photo, which are different from the other photos.

This photo adds to the context of the entire collection of photos by showing how Mr. Kramer has many task that he needs to get done through out the day and how he may be the main one doing these duties. There is a small pararaph to the right of the photo which explains why this photo was taken, without this excerpt I believe I would still be able to figyre out why this photo was take, put i this collection, and made the fourth photo in this collection.

The photo is a medium/ body shot, it shows movement and depth of how busy the store is. There is also an effect on the photo that makes it look like the photo is speding through time, the photographer may have put this on the photo to once again reveal how fast paced Mr. Kramer works ona daily basis. When my eye first looked at he photo, my eyes automatically go to Mr. Kramer’s face. The lones on the shelves and majority of the background items create a natural line for the eyes to go towards his face an then I begin to look at the expression on Mr. Kramers’s face, this in turn creates a change in emotion from the last photo.

The store it’s self looks very hectic in some places and unkept and then in other places the store looks very organized, which may be a way of revealing how the store runs day by day, sometimes it is very busy and Mr. Kramer has to do everything and other days there is a bit more structure to the days.

The photo its self and the expression on Mr. Kramer’s face creates an uneasy feeling, the fact that hes an old man in fast paced working environment creates a feeling of being in a rush or anxiousness.

If not this photo, what photo would you choose out of this collection? Why?

DIY: How to Razor Cut Your Footage

When you are beginning to edit your videos there will be many parts throughout the footage that you may want to cut or separate in order to put a transition or effect in between. By using the razor shown below, this is way easier to do rather than editing throughout the entire footage.


To begin, you would import your footage and drag it to the timeline as usual. Then scroll over to the list shown below. You will scroll down to the seventh icon, clearly the razor, and click it one time. This will highlight the razor and show that you have activated it.


Next, you will simple click in thee timeline where you want to create a beginning and ending. And its that simple. You now can add another clip or a transition or completely delete the beginning or ending which ever you no longer want.


You are able to click in the timeline as many times as you please but be aware that when you are finished using this effect you must scroll back over to razor icon and click it one more time to un- highlight it. If you fail to do this it will continue to cut wherever you click in your timeline and could potentially ruin your footage so be mindful.