The Gamechangers

In my opinion, Gamechangers was ok.

It tackled Grand Theft Auto’s controversial content quite well however Jack Thompson was frequently shown as being a bit too antagonistic. It appeared at some points a bit one sided. However, it frequently raised good points about the media’s censorship and showed the characters as authentic and realistic.

I’m still wondering why Harry Potter decided to make video games though.

AS Level Media Coursework Examples

Below you can find my Print Media work for my coursework last year. Special thanks to Alex Barnard for willingly modelling for the benefit of my coursework.                                                                                                                 Classified Poster  Paper Poster SS Poster

Denotations and Connotations heck yeah

Hey guys, how’s it going? Yep I’m great actually, thanks for asking you’re all so lovely aw.

So, kids, today I will be presenting three examples of different connotations that can be hidden deep LIKE REAL DEEP within an image and what different meanings and understandings certain people could make of that particular image. Le’ss go.

My first image is showing you a bunch of peeps, who are obviously very content with whatever the balls is going on that they’re just very keen on letting you know that by showing off their thumbs. Generally, we know this gesture to be a sign that everything is okay, that things are going well, that Steve has nothing to worry about, and that Jane over there is doing the best she can and we should just let her know. How nice, right? NOT IN IRAN IT ISN’T. Yes, that’s right, kids. This innocently assuring and caring gesture has a whole different not-so-caring meaning in Iran, as it is basically the equivalent of giving someone the middle-finger. And in this case, that makes everyone in the image above a massive bunch of a**holes. How dare they. What did poor old Steve ever do to them? Tut tut.

My second photo is a beautiful little image of a night sky. So, as we should all hopefully know, kids, night-time means darkness, and a connotation for this lovely image from a person’s eyes that personally aren’t mine, could be that this is an image that represents fear, horror, the unexpected, depression and possibly also maybe werewolves. But for a few strange, weird people like myself, who go by the title of nyctophiliacs, night-time will be a preference over daytime and will represent peace, mystical beauty, productivity, and again, possibly maybe werewolves. And witches. And wizards. MAGIC.

And finally, my final image. This, as you can see, is a whole bunch of lovely musical notes. Now, this is unbelievably outrageous to me, but there are people out there who actually don’t listen to music every second of their life like yours truly, and that honestly makes me feel a little sad inside because HOW I just don’t get it okay I’m getting side-tracked ehem. YES. So, these weirdos may see this photo and not think much at all about it, but an OBSESSED music ADDICT (or just a general chill music lover idk) like myself will look at an image such as the one above and give it various connotations, such as tranquillity, meditation, peace of mind, reason for maintaining whatever remains of my sanity, etcetera, etcetera. Though, as you may already be able to tell, even music cannot help sort that issue out. HHHhaha ha h a. Why aren’t you laughing. GOSH SO RUDE.

Anyway, that’s all folks. Stay safe and avoid stranger danger and whatnot bye I’m out.

-Connotations and Denotations-

Colours themselves do not “mean” anything, yet the society had led us to believe they do.     A lot of colours have meanings connoted with them, such as red means “stop” or “danger” with the most common example being on a set of traffic light.

But the connotations of the colors, what we associate watching at it, can also change from culture to culture.

One of the main example is the color white.  People who lives in Western countries associate this colour to brides and weddings but also to angels and peace (white doves). In general means purity and cleanliness.

The feelings that habitants of Eastern counties prove  when they see the color white are opposite, they think about death (funerals) and sadness.

If we go in India, Japan or China we will probably see people wearing white dresses at funerals, but usually for Catholic and Buddhism countries the main feeling that the white colour transmit is purity, elegance and innocence.

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Let’s Learn God Dangit; Connotations and Denotations

What are the what is that you say? Well Billy, I’m glad you asked. A denotation is the thing you see. For example, the image you are seeing with your young eyes is a girl, let’s call her Alice, falling down a hole. Simple right? Well you are wrong Billy. Its not just Alice falling down a hole, its something much more. You see those clocks sticking out the sides? They could mean she’s falling down for eternity; when is her time going to run out? Note how its in black and white. No, Billy, she isn’t colour blind, white symbolises purity and cleanliness but the contrasting black resembles death, evil and even mystery. The amalgam* of colours, various objects sticking out the side and the fact that Alice is mainly covered in black, symbolises child-like wonder and curiosity. Also, look at how Alice is falling. One of her arms is stretched upwards as if she’s trying to get back up the hole, back to her regular everyday life but like the silly billy she is, she wont be able to have normalcy again (mainly because she isn’t a magical being and can’t fly back up, I mean you know gravity). Maybe in everyday society everyone feels a little bit like Alice. You know you get married, or you lost your sock and you spend five minutes searching for it and it turns out you were sitting on it, someone gets pregnant and you think “wow baby” and then it seems like everyone else is pregnant and it just gets out of control. My point is, when you see any image, maybe the colour yellow. Many people might just see yellow, but you, Billy, we see so much more. Also knowing this stuff is like super duper helpful in this subject so learn the gosh darn difference.

  • Denotation- what you see
  • Connotation- the deeper meaning
You’re welcome.
*found a word i liked

Denotations And Connotations

Denotations and Connotations are used everyday even without you realising as every image you see gives you a stimulus to assume what is going on. For my first example a homeless person what you see is someone dirty begging for money because they cant get a job so the connotations that go with that are that they are lazy and useless therefore they are a waste of space and should be shunned by society. Even though every case is different and sometimes the connotations with homeless people can be true most cases are the opposite as they are hardworking and motivated to get a job but they are just down on their luck and become homeless from unfortunate circumstances.

On the other hand a suit and tie is widely recognised as a good way to dress as they are usually expensive and makes you look more attractive. This makes people believe that you have a well paid job or you are an important person above middle class because you are a very intelligent person. There are also negative connotations to a suit and tie as people also think of corruption as people in governments wear suits and ties as if to cover up their deception this also applies to business people as for example Fifa was recently shown to be corrupt causing Sepp Blatter to step down as president.

♥Connotations and Denotations ♥

The Denotation of red is that it is a colour. The connotations of Red is that it can represent a mixture of feeling and emotions for example in western countries such as the UK red can symbolise danger, love, anger, hate, romance and even Valentines day.  Although we link the colour red with these things it doesn’t mean that other countries do for instance, in China Red is the colour of luck and celebration, it also connotes happiness and is worn at many ceremonies from weddings to funerals.  Continue reading “♥Connotations and Denotations ♥”