Friday, July 30, 2010

Miley's Been Tamed: Blog Post 3

 Miley Cyrus-Can't Be Tamed
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  1. Mike your group did a great job in improving Miley's Cyrus - Can't Be Tamed. Upon reviewing the video I found several strengths and little weakness. Your strengths include adding subtitles that told the story about how Miley's image has changed through the media. Also the message conveyed was very clear that the media has now tamed Miley to act a certain way and to be portrayed to her fans as a sex symbol. Last the change in scenes were also a great improvement, by implementing you (mike) as the father, Hannah as the Miley's agent, and Amy as the idolizing fan. The only weakness I found is the slow start of the video, maybe if the video has introduced with a quick message alerting the audience where the video was going then their interest would be caught a lot quicker. Also some of the images should have been slowed down a bit, a few of them breezed by but other than that your group did an awesome job.

  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.