If you didn’t already know … I’m a GLEEK! A Gleek is a loyal follower of the show GLEE . I have a Glee application on my phone along with the Season one sound track and so far the songs released for season two! Fox television show Glee is a hit!  The story is about a high school show choir or (Glee club) called New Directions.  The characters of the show are relatable to real people and the audience of the show.  Kurt is a fashion forward openly gay member of Glee club with an amazing voice. Finn is the quarterback for the football team and lead male vocalist for the Glee club. Quinn the head cheerio (cheerleader) and president of the celibacy club was dating Finn, until she lied about who the father of her unborn child was, which was Finn’s best friend, bad boy, Puck who is totally a regulation hottie. Rachel the lead female vocalist is overly ambitious, annoying, and a complete control freak with two gay dads. Rachel is my favorite character with an amazing voice that started on broad way. Sue Sylvester is the coach of the Cheerios and has it out to destroy the Glee club while tormenting students in school. The show is hilarious and full of talent! People who don’t like the show obviously have never watched it, not only does it offer an interesting plot the music of Glee has been a huge success with over 13 million single sales and five million album sales. Glee is my favorite show because it covers great songs that they make even better. The characters of Glee are all corky and all come together to create perfect harmony. (No pun intended). Glee had an episode dedicated to Journey that was amazing! New Directions sang viewers favorites like Dont Stop Believing and Faithfully that they performed at Sectionals.The show also had episodes dedicated to pop stars in our generation like Madonna, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, which created huge buzz and huge downloads on iTunes. Glee has even broken the Beatles musical records for having the most top 100 US hits by a non-solo act. New Directions has 75 top 100 singles passing the Beatles record of 71. Haters of Glee can hate all you want but you can’t deny that the fictional high school Glee club has impacted the music industry having songs charting the Hot 100 every week.Glee is influential in the fact that for our generation music is an escape for most people and the characters of Glee singing these songs allow people to escape through the music and the shows situations. In two-week October 26th @ 7pm Glee will do a version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which will be amazing. if you haven’t watched Glee yet tune in I promise you wont be disappointed.


The Social Network is a newly released movie that makes the creators of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg out to be money hungry and whiney. The movie is creating a lot of publicity even though the majority of the movie is fiction. The podcast on NPR about the social network is informative and also keeps its listeners engaged by using clips of audio from the movie and  opinions of real college students who use social networks like Facebook. Using audio clips from the movie for sound helped paint the picture of Mark and the characters in the movie as well as played to the emotions of listeners by talking about how Mark was portrayed. I liked how they incorporated quotes from the movie in just the right spots that make you want to hear more. The fact that this movie is an exaggerated version of the truth makes it interesting to hear how this social network millions of us are apart of started. The podcast created enough interest that I want to see the movie and researched the biography of Mark Zuckerberg.

Go see The Social Netowrk on Tuesday its stimulus night at the movies $1 popcorn & drinks!!!!


Dream Team

30Sep10

Lets Go Dream Team!!!!

My little nephew,Elijah is 9 and just decided this year he wanted to start playing soccer. I choose to do my sound slide on him because he is a huge part of my life; and I thought it would be interesting to interview the coach and Elijah and get his opinion on his first practice and game and the coaches opinion of the teams first practice and game. So far Elijah is catching on pretty quickly, but he doesn’t like all the running, I know I told him running was a big part of soccer.


Pictorials

30Sep10

This is a pictorial that shows the history of AIDS and how it is still a crisis.

The pictures do a great job of telling the history of how Aids was brought over to the U.S and how huge the issue became.  The 27 photos are all in the moment shots of real people who either spoke out about AIDS or battled the disease. The pictorial shows pictures of Elizabeth Taylor and Princess Diana, who both were spokeswomen for AIDS. The photos showed discrimination against people who battled AIDS like, Ryan White and used photos of people who seriously suffered from AIDS.  I like that some of the photographs are borderline disturbing because it shows the pain and the seriousness of the disease while, showing how technology and medicine throughout history have changed to help treat AIDS. I think this pictorial does its of job of educating people about the history of AIDS and using photos that trigger people emotions.


BFF4L Enhanced

14Sep10

Original

Thank You Photoshop

First I enhanced the colors and played with the exposure, saturation and shadowing on both the original and edited one. I used the highlight tool to add depth and tone to our arms and to enhance our skin tone and give us a little glow. Then I whitened our teeth so we would have pretty white teeth and used the blur tool to help make our skin and hair look smooth in both photos as well.  I  cropped the picture to cut the remote out and to zoom in on our faces and then changed the image size. I also added two text boxes and filled in the box with color to look like a border kind of and picked some cutesy text!

PS( I forgot to save the original/original before I started to edit and then saved it.)



Get Digital

02Sep10

Advancements in technology is having effects on all different types of careers.  When we start going out looking for jobs were going to be accountable for knowing how to use digital media. Digital media and marketing have just begun to affect the way advertising will be done. New technology like the iPhone and iPad online advertising is becoming more popular. More magazines and newspapers are advertising online on their Web sites as well as having the whole magazine available to purchase and have right on the customers computer or iPad etc. Customers can already purchase television shows and movies to watch without previews or commercials  or even record television shows and movies and fast forward through commercials cutting out advertisements. Because newspaper  and magazine circulation is heavily decreasing and technology rapidly developing advertising has to  match up with technology advancements. Advertisers will have to start thinking out of the box and become better trained on different technology and using digital media in their advantage, such as developing interactive ads online. Technology is an issue in the advertising field, more and more job openings are for digital advertising, which means students and professionals have to educate themselves on digital advertising and electronic communication to find a job in today’s economy. Here are a few blogs I found using my RSS reader check them out!!

Digital Media is a must!

Technology


Happy Blog Day

31Aug10

Check out these blogs

Link to crazy brunette

I thought this blog was hilarious! It is basically just this outspoken crazy who speaks her mind and writes about her opinion on things that happen in her life.

Link to celeb smack down

This blog talks about all the celebrity gossip going on in a funny way.

Link to addicted to decorating

This blog gives tips about room decorating on a budget and decorating for holidays as well. She is very creative !!

Link to Pretty Things

This blog is great for arts and crafts ideas which is something Im so passionate about!!

Link to what white people like

This blog is sarcastic and outrageously funny its like human truths about all different types of things.

http://www.blogday.org


Class Gleek

26Aug10

Hi,

I’m Brittney .. a Junior at Oklahoma State University  originally from Texas and as much as I love OSU Texas can’t be beat. I’m a JB Ambassador and  involved in AWC (Association of Women in Communication) on campus please come to the first meeting, September 1st 5:30 @ Mexico Joes Free Food!! I love reading, movies, GLEE, my friends, and my family.I’m excited to take Electronic Communication after my internship this summer at an advertising agency   This summer I learned that Electronic Communication is a fast growing field in the advertising industry and is in high demand. I want to learn any and everything there is to know about this avenue of communication and be able to apply it to the “real world” and future jobs I might have. I would like to learn more about blogging  video assignments and podcast and how it all works and how to do it myself. This summer one of the projects I was given was editing movies and commercial clips and organizing them in iMovie , which was a new concept for me and something I had to teach myself and a program I cant wait to learn more about through taking this course. While taking this course I hope to learn more about Web site design and photography and apply that to communication is another area that I’m interested in learning about and hope to learn through taking this course. Electronic Communication is rapidly growing and becoming a more popular area of study, Im eager to learn and understand the different avenues of Electronic Communication apply Electronic Communication to my  everyday life and really use what I learn.