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Is this real life?

I have many tentative goals in mind when I think about my future, but my exact plans are constantly changing. I am fairly certain I will end up with a degree in Biology, a minor in Spanish and potentially a … Continue reading

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When Harry Met Hermione

Theoretically, with almost 20 hours of content available, through creatively editing, I could mold the genre and theme of the eight Harry Potter movies (Chris Columbus, Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets; Alfonso Cuarón, Goblet of Fire; David Yates, Order … Continue reading

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Two Minutes and Thirty Two Seconds

After watching and really studying these movie trailers, the main thing I learned is that the tactics employed in the trailers are largely based on the genre of the movie. The length of shots, types of transitions, pacing, music and … Continue reading

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An unseen meme ?

While it may not be obvious, posting on a message board is meme. In general when people think of memes, they would reference bachelor frog, tebowing, or planking. Those are social behaviors that have, at least temporarily, become ingrained in … Continue reading

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#GRIFFINING

What started off as the pride of Baylor football has turned into the school’s first Heisman award winner and a big name in professional football. Robert Griffin III is a meme of his own. Similar to “Tebowing,” “Griffining” has started … Continue reading

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Celebrity endorsements

Celebrity Endorsement We see it everyday watching television or reading a magazine.  Companies acquire celebrities to endorse a product, which then bears a token of accreditation of the product. Think about all the well known products today that we see … Continue reading

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Gives you chills

One manipulative technique I have noticed in advertisements today is the use of suspenseful music and dramatic settings that grab the audience’s attention. Usually those commercials look like they can be movie trailers and lead the audience to believe that … Continue reading

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