Thursday, July 29, 2010

Miley's Been Tamed: Blog Post 3

Miley Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed

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  1. amy your group did a excellent job on improving the video. your strengths were quite clear in the video, firstly i love how you including subtitles to help the viewers understand what your message was. i really loved the new pictures that you pt up especially since it show us how Miley has actually been transformed (tamed) by the music industry. the changes from scene to scene improve it flowed much better and much more fluid.

    some weakness was that some picture were to short it seem like at points that they we there for only 2 seconds or shorter. also the part with conversation scene, the subtitles there were two fast and hard to read at one point with the pink front. and lastly i would have like if you introduce the video with a subtitle introducing the message earlier. but great job Amy!!!

  2. “Can’t Be Tamed”
    Rachael, Amy, Mike, & Hannah--
    Your revision of Rachel’s remade “Can’t be Tamed” was quite good and made a great remake even better! I thought some of the clips that were included made more sense with the added contextualization of the text on screen; however, some of the clips were seemingly recycled for hypothetical-story-scenario sake than necessary. Miley Cyrus is a perfect example of a marketable child-star, whose marketability continued as she’s grown up; however, the marketability of Cyrus is emblematic of our culture, which equates women with sex and objectifies them for profit (in a predicable way). It would have been helpful if you continued on that line instead of the “dad phone call” as a substitute for the hypothetical sister in jail scenario.
    I was glad to see you made use of additional images and used some of the ones that were once at the end, throughout the remade video.