Tag Archives: Assignment #2: Manipulative Media Techniques

Manipulative Much?

  “Well, I married my dream girl I married my dream girl But she didn’t tell me her credit was bad So now instead of living in a pleasant suburb Free Credit Report Commercial We’re living in the basement at … Continue reading

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Say What?

We stay up to date on current events through all different forms of media.  Every day we are bombarded with announcements on the radio, television and even social networks like Facebook or Twitter.  However, what actually happens and what is … Continue reading

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Setting the Right Mood

Everyone appreciates a bit of mood lighting in their lives.  You may not be aware of it, but lighting can play a large roles in people’s mood and comfort levels.  Have you ever been eating dinner at a nice restaurant … Continue reading

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Bend It Like Beckham…

“Bro why’d you get these cleats? Because David Beckham wears them.“ In today’s era where media advertising dominates, it is only smart to get celebrities to help. The technical term is called endorsements. Celebrity endorsements are a technique of persuasion says that … Continue reading

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Seeing is Believing

So in this weeks reading Klosterman discussed laugh tracks and the burden to society that they present.  Why is it that media thinks that people can’t think for themselves?  I’m pretty sure that I know what’s funny, what’s sad, and … Continue reading

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Not so epic, is it?

Music has a way of affecting the listener’s mood. Thus, a movie’s soundtrack is one of its most important manipulating features. Epic films like Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean are just as well-known for their scores … Continue reading

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Ba-Boom. Crap!

In today’s society, the media caters to our every need. Media provides television shows that make you laugh, shows that make you cry, shows that make you frightened, and shows that make you feel content. Behind almost every show is … Continue reading

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