Movie Peer Review 9 + 10

Peer Review 9: Frank (Pat) Hargadon


In this film, it discusses the artifact MacBook Pro. Out of all the images in the video, I chose this picture because it shows what the artifact is. This speaker has a good tone in his voice throughout the film however there is no background music during the video. In the video, it lists all of the keys according to the rubric especially discussing consumerism as well as telling us facts about the artifact. Although it was close, this video did not meet the full time requirements. There are a plethora of pictures in this video that showed the apple store and other aspects to a MacBook Pro. Overall, this was a nice video and well thought out.

Peer Review 10: Michael Johnson


In this video, Michael discusses the Mercedes Benz car. I chose this image because it shows a great image of what the artifact is. There are a lot of videos throughout the movie, two of the same video at one point but, this truly shows the artifact. Michael meets all of the key factors and discusses them well. He has a voiceover through the entire film however, does not have background music. The time is perfect, he did not go over or under the limit as well as includes citations at the end. In conclusion, this was a great video.


Movie Peer Review 7 + 8

Peer review 7: Jared Collier


In this video, the speaker talks about a Scion Tc car. My first impression was it is well put together and the video was very suspenseful, I did not want to take my eyes off the screen. At the beginning there was suspenseful music playing as well as a cool video of the car. The speaker talks very clear and describes his artifact well along with fact about the car. Jared included design, media and consumerism which is not all of the key factors but he describes most of them. This was an informative video and the time was great as well as the background music.

Peer review 8: Louise Garrett


In this film, the speaker discusses the famous artifact, Michael Kors. This is a very popular brand, it happens to be  my favorite brand of purses, and Louise is very informative about her artifact. I chose this image from her video because it shows you how much the MK stands out. She has a great soft tone of background music which makes it easier to hear her louder voiceover. In this video, she advertises the purses and expresses the famous people who carry them. This video followed all of the key factors as well as made great time and didn’t go over or under. In conclusion, I enjoyed watching this creative video and liked seeing the different pictures of purses.

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The first image and logo that came to mind was McDonalds. This image came to my mind immediately because it is seen basically everywhere. No matter what place you go visit there is almost always a McDonalds around somewhere. This font is unique which makes it extremely hard to miss. The massive yellow M arch accompanying the red background on the sign draws people’s attention. The arch on the sign really makes this place stand out to everyone and the sign is high up for people to see if they are farther down the street.


The second image and logo I chose is my favorite drink, Fanta. I chose this logo because it is unique and the different colors makes the orange drink stand out to the public eye. This font reminds me of somewhere tropical based off the letters and how they flow. The navy letters with the white and orange background really pop. I enjoy the touch they added with the green leaf at the top to differentiate this drink logo compared to any other logo. I think this designer chose this font because they knew they had to make it match the color and feel for the drink.


The third image and logo I chose is the most magical place in the world, Disney. I believe the designer chose this font to stand out from any normal font and to draw kids attention with the fun D. I have seen this logo in many places such as television,  computer, advertisements all over the world and at the theme park itself. This is a big tourist/kid attraction therefore they needed to make the font fun and magical. They made this logo how it is because it looks magical and you can almost tell what Disney World is like just by looking at the logo.


The fourth image and logo I chose was from a website I am sure most people use multiple times a day, Google. If you visit this site often you may notice the way Google looks changes depending on special days such as holidays. The designer chose this logo to look like this because they wanted it to stand out and pop to the public eye. With every letter being all bright colors and different colors it makes this simple font stand out and seem like something you can’t miss. I enjoy this logo because even though it is a simple font, it stands out with the bright colors.


The last image and logo I chose was Nike. I chose this logo because the bold, black font really stood out to me. It is hard to miss these Nike signs because they are usually on tv, in the mall, advertisements on the computer, etc. It is a well-known brand and very popular. This font is simple, yet bold and makes you feel powerful. The check mark that stands for “Just Do It” really stands out with this font and logo. When seeing this logo, the designer wants to make people feel strong and powerful which is why I chose this logos font.

Movie Peer Review 5 + 6

Peer review 5: Taylor Adams


This movie expresses the artifact of the L.L. Bean backpack. While watching this video I noticed the intro was some woman speaking and advertising the backpack possibly from TV. The video then transitions to Taylor’s voice and she stays at a good tone all through the video. There are good transitions during the video that switches well through the images and videos. However, there is not background music in this film. Other than that, Taylor met all of the key factors and describes the product well. I chose this image because it shows her artifact, what the artifact is and how it is used. This was a great video, very informative and entertaining.

Peer review 6: Lindsay Bell


In this video, the speaker talks about Louisville, Kentucky. Watching this video it sounded like the speaker really knew what she was talking about and had great transitions from images and videos. During the video there was background music and a voice-over which she had great pauses in between. I enjoyed how she did not speak when the videos were playing, it was just the background sounds of the video. Lindsay included lots of great facts, things to do in Louisville as well as all of the five factors. I chose this image because it is a beautiful picture and states what her artifact is. In the end, this was a great video, I learned more about Louisville than I knew before and she also made good time on the video.

Movie Peer Review 3 + 4

Peer review 3: Kenshae Spalding


The third movie I am reviewing is about Behind the Beauty. In Kenshae’s video, she has a lot of images, a few short videos, background music and a voice over discussing her artifact. Throughout the video she has a good, stern voice however, I can not hear what she is saying due to the loud background music. Also I noticed she does not speak the whole video and she did not meet the full time requirement. The background music she chose for her video is not very fitting to her product because it is loud. Her transitions are good and she included all of the key topics as well as an overview at the end which I thought was a really nice touch. Overall, this was a good video and an interesting artifact, it was very informative.

Peer review 4: Carson Vickery


This video was about a place called Noblesville, Indiana. While watching this video I saw she had many great images and videos throughout the movie. She had nice, simple background music and spoke during the film. However, she spoke very fast which makes it hard to listen to. She did a great job explaining what this place is as well as some facts that come along with it. During the movie, she had great transitions and switched up the talking to where it was not boring to listen to. The timing of the movie was perfect, she did not go over or under. At a point in the video she had a concert playing with sound but it did not take away from her speaking. She did not miss any key points during the video and I enjoyed watching it. This was a nice video and I learned a lot about her city, the love she has for it and what all it has to offer.

Movie Peer Review 1 + 2

Peer review 1: Lindsay Pierce


This first movie is about Portland, Oregon. In the first few slides and throughout the movie, I noticed a lot of simple spelling errors. The words on the slides were hard to see, the color choice did not coordinate. The pictures were really neat, especially the one showing the bridge. She listed some of the activities that go on in Portland which was interesting. The pictures seemed to drag on a little bit too long throughout the movie and there was not a song in the background as well as a voice over. One of the main things she lacked in this video was the time, it was not long enough for the rubric and it was slow. She discussed most the key terms such as how design, media and culture/attraction enhances Portland. The only one I did not hear her mention was the business or consumerism aspect Portland has to offer. To conclude, this was a well-put together video however, it did not meet all of the requirements.

Peer review 2: Julia Rowinski


This second movie is about a Mary Kay Starter Kit. The first thing I noticed about this movie was she listed the facts and some history about Mary Kay, such as who she was. Julia discusses many fundamental values of a Mary Kay starter kit. In addition, the background music for this movie was soft, classy and fitting. I could hear her voice very well over the background music. She had just the right amount of time and pauses for this movie as well as images and videos. There were lots of wonderful transitions throughout the video and she discussed all of the key factors from the rubric in a nonchalant way. Overall, this was a tremendous video with great points, a unique artifact and she explains the artifact perfectly.

Informance Reflection

Based off of all the time and energy I have invested in making my movie, it was a very difficult task. The design process in conceptualizing my movie about the Arboretum and putting it together was not quite what I expected because I ran into a few challenges. The challenges I ran into were; the quality of my pictures were not as good as I thought they were going to be, the background music was hard to make lower than my voice, and it was difficult to cut the movie using IMovie. The opportunities I encountered was the timing of my movie was good, I got to experience more of the Arboretum as well as learn more about it and why it was built. I learned people traveled there all over the world, the Children’s Garden was not free, and anyone could volunteer to help out.  I learned the artifact was similar to what I expected, hundreds of people walk and socialize there with their friends and pets. The arboretum is a great place to have a picnic, host a birthday party or have a wedding. There were different culture aspects of the Arboretum such as the history and when it was establishes as to why it was established. There is a little collection of tree stumps that have been there for many years which is unique. The person who designed the Arboretum wanted it to be as unique and natural as possible. They wanted the trees to start small and grow big on their own versus planting big sized ones. If the trees fell over, they wanted them to lay and stay in the same spot without being removed or moved because it was about nature.The things I learned about myself was I needed to find more reasons as to why the Arboretum was built in the first place and I need to visit the Arboretum more in my free time to see the breathtaking scenery.

Target Observation

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  1. Bedspread

“Threshold™ Suzani Duvet Cover Set.” Target. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Oct. 2015.

In this blog post I will be discussing the artifacts I have chosen from Target. Considering we have been discussing consumerism and design in class, I have chosen five artifacts from target that I believe are well designed. The first image of my choosing is a picture of a bedspread. This bedspread is well designed because it offers multiple neat features. The bedspread is a duvet cover, which means It is reversible and a decent amount of thickness which contributes to the design process. Since the bedspread is reversible, whoever it belongs to can turn it over at any point if they are tired of one side or would just like a change. There can be media influence towards this bedspread as in if a famous person in a movie had this exact bedspread or one very similar. People can buy this bedspread which is where consumerism comes into play.

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2. Ruffle Pillow

“Xhilaration™ Jersey Ruffle Decorative Pillow.” Target. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2015.

The second designed artifact I found at Target is this short, white, ruffle pillow. This pillow can be used in different places of the house such as the bedroom, living room, dining room, back porch or patio, etc. This kind of pillow can go as a throw pillow on a couch or a bed. Pillows are well designed because they have different shapes, sizes, colors, patters, etc. which is why people like to buy them to go with different things in their houses. In media, on tv or magazines, people may see pillows on the couch which makes your home feel more comforting.

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3. Canvas

“Disney® Frozen Snow LED Canvas Wall Art, Blue, 11.5 X 15.75.” Target. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Oct. 2015.

This is a very popular, well-designed artifact because it is based off Frozen, which is a new movie for children. With the size and thickness of this canvas, you can assure it is good quality and very stable to hang on the wall. This product is high in media because most kids have seen the movie and loved it which makes them want to decorate with the characters. Consumers of this product will buy this canvas for their children’s room because the child would like to see their heroes up on the wall everyday.

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4. Coffee

“Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend Medium Roast Coffee K-Cups 16 Ct.” Target. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Oct. 2015.

For my fourth well-designed artifact I chose something most people drink and enjoy which is coffee. This is a particular brand of coffee that you can put into a keurig coffee maker. This product is exposed to people from the media because there are commercials on how good Dunkin’ Donuts is and how good their coffee is. Therefore, people hear and see the commercials of Dunkin’ Donuts and want to try and drink their coffee. Consumers demand the coffee due to staying awake and are more likely to buy the keurig coffee cups because it makes it quicker. This coffee is well-designed and is usually bought more because people may drink it multiple times a day.

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5.  Curling Iron

“Bed Head Curlipops 1″ Curling Iron Wand.” Target. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Oct. 2015.

My last well designed artifact is a curling iron. This is a special artifact because it is used in a lot of media seeing famous people on tv or movies with curled hair. Consumers like to do what famous people do and if they advertise this “Bed Head” curling iron on tv, more women would go purchase it. This curling iron is referred to as a wand. You put the glove on the hand you are using to wrap your hair around the shaft so you do not get burned. This type of curling iron can come in a few different sizes based off your preference.

-These items were found online on the Target website. I do not have a car here to transport me to go there. I found this blog post helpful in seeing the design in these artifacts.

Media Impact

There are a plethora of media impacts about my artifact which is The Kentucky Arboretum. One of the main media impacts about my artifact is the internet. The Kentucky Arboretum has a website for people to visit and learn more information about what it is, what the purpose of the arboretum is, what you can do there and any other question you would like to know. You can search the web to see images of the arboretum and other information that you may not find on their website. Another media impact is the news. Sometimes the Arboretum is featured on the news just to show people images or if there are new things being planted there or community service, etc. The third media impact I can think of is social media. The Kentucky Arboretum has a Facebook page people can “like” and receive information on it, new news and comment their reviews about the place. People could tweet or instagram about their experiences at the arboretum and how peaceful exciting it was. Those are the three main media impacts I could think of.