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27 Jan 2014

Art and Human Values

Case study - 1 pages - Arts and art history

Art is a means of conveying one's feelings and generating an attractive object that is enriching to others. It is a way of controlling masses and manipulating individual conscience. Art is vital in the community since it defines persons and makes them better. Art and human values deals with the...

27 Jan 2014

Critical study of Spanish film: La piel que habito

Case study - 5 pages - Film studies

Almodovar 's 2001, La piel que habito , received mixed reviews from Spanish critics, one favourably calling it an “irracionalidad transcendida” whereas Spanish film critic Carlos Boyero called it a “notable idiotez” . However, most critics agree that this...

25 Nov 2013

Concert review

Case study - 2 pages - Arts and art history

The stage was opened by the first violin choir. Flutes were followed by trumpet. They walked in majestically; they paused little the flute followed and then trumpet. The band began to jump in slowly. As they began again slowly, the instruments started to warm up. This gradually created a happy...

14 Nov 2013

Film analysis: The Syrian Bride

Case study - 2 pages - Film studies

‘The Syrian Bride' a 2004 comedy drama film, is a take on the Arab - Israeli conflict through the eyes of a Druze family settled in the UNDOF zone of Majdal Shams, a Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli - Syrian border. All events that take place in the movie are a result of a cross...

07 Nov 2013

Comparing different forms of media

Case study - 2 pages - Film studies

Media outlets base their material on the target audience's knowledge and interests in an attempt to provide information with maximum efficiency. This principle is made evident through the comparison of the National Geographic article entitled, “Childhood Origins”, and “ ‘Lucy'...

09 Oct 2013

Journaling

Case study - 2 pages - Journalism

Journaling is a phenomenal tool to utilize as a writer when creating, thinking and learning new processes. Attaining the ability to think and write freely allows a research scientist the opportunity to develop and understand the complete criteria of qualitative analysis. A writer...

20 Sep 2013

Jeff Koons. Rabbit. 1986. Stainless Steel, 41" x 19" x 12". Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Case study - 4 pages - Arts and art history

Jeff Koons's Rabbit was conceptualized in 1986, inclusive of his Statuary Collection, when he first had the idea of grabbing this inflatable, commercialized toy off a store shelf. The stainless steel assemblage includes the bunny which is materialized through an industrial casting process...

18 Sep 2013

Artwork reflection essay

Case study - 2 pages - Arts and art history

Georges Seurat's painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is currently being displayed at the Art Institute of Chicago in The Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection (also called A Sunday on La Grande Jatte). The painting is quite large in size, measuring around 10 x 7 feet...

12 Sep 2013

The development of the keyboard over seven centuries from 800 to 1800 AD

Case study - 2 pages - Arts and art history

In present times, the keyboard is regarded as one of the most common instruments and is found in nearly every musical setting. The history of this unique string/percussion hybrid is comprised of an extensive and diverse lineage from the first monochord instruments as far back as 800 AD. The...

13 Aug 2013

The effects of media on society

Case study - 2 pages - Journalism

Humans are an influential species. The influence rendered specifically affects other humans. We are influenced by a variety of elements. History, popular figures, trends, and religion are examples of elements that impact on our society. Each of the fore mentioned elements are presented through...

08 Aug 2013

Crash

Case study - 2 pages - Film studies

One of the biggest mistakes in the movie came from one of the most unexpected sources, a young and untested cop. Officer Hanson, who could not stand the racist policy of his partner Officer John Ryan, chooses to opt for a transfer out of the patrol unit. In a pivotal scene, Ryan tells his...

06 Aug 2013

Women in Film: African Filmmakers and Female Identity in African Cinema

Case study - 5 pages - Film studies

tradition from generation to generation. This is an essential part of how powerful the medium of film can be in Africa; it is more effective in societal change than books, literature, or anything involving literacy. African film goes beyond its function in western culture; it serves a greater...

12 Jul 2013

Movie review: The Pursuit of Happyness

Case study - 1 pages - Film studies

The Pursuit of Happyness tells the touching story, based on real-life events, of a man named Christopher Gardner and his elementary-aged son named Chris. Throughout the movie the pair struggle to survive after the father loses his life savings after he invests in a non-profitable bone...

12 Jul 2013

Movie review: Freedom Writers

Case study - 1 pages - Film studies

Freedom Writers tells the story of a woman named Erin Gruwell who takes on a teaching job at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California. Wilson High is an inner city school with a student demographic comprised of mostly low income, ethnic minority students. Ms. Gruwell...

11 Jul 2013

Media myths and their effect on law enforcement performance

Case study - 2 pages - Film studies

Media over dramatization of crime is a huge issue which has plagued law enforcement communities around the globe for more than a decade, especially since the rise of the technological era. Reporters, newspapers, writers, and news agencies, including websites, around the world cause this by...

05 Jul 2013

Sistah, You Got Game: The rise and role of women in hip-hop over the last 30 years

Case study - 4 pages - Arts and art history

From its conception four decades ago, hip-hop as a subculture was originally a medium to raise social consciousness, a solution to the problem, so to speak. But come the ‘80s and the ‘90s, the subculture has become part of the problem it was trying to solve; for as the music...

05 Jul 2013

A brief analysis on how hip-hop has evolved and impacted Collegiate Curricula and Learning

Case study - 4 pages - Arts and art history

The various facets of art - music, visual art, literature -forms the artillery used by many to shoot down oppressive societal forces, to scrutinize current situations whether societal, political, economical or personal in nature, or to simply express varying emotions or opinions, no matter how...

01 Jul 2013

8 Mile: Review

Case study - 1 pages - Film studies

8 Mile is the story of well-known rapper Eminem's humble beginnings in inner city Detroit, Michigan. Eminem plays himself in the movie. The story of Eminem in this movie is one of everyday struggles. Eminem starts out freestyle battling other rappers in a shelter and chokes at first. After going...

21 Jun 2013

Can photography aid treatment and maintenance of relationships, for those suffering with dementia?

Case study - 3 pages - Journalism

The idea behind this investigation of photographic research within Dementia treatment and relationships began with an interest of mine in phototherapy and therapeutic photography. It is recognized that phototherapy and therapeutic photography are very related, however are...

19 Jun 2013

Do Ebooks signal the end for Paper Books?

Case study - 2 pages - Journalism

There appears to be no universal agreement about the inventor of ebooks or the first ebook reader, but the history of devices designed to display books in various formats other than paper dates back to the 1950s, when Memex, a device that stored books photographed on microfilm and displayed them...

18 Jun 2013

Characterization of Joe Brody in Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep

Case study - 3 pages - Film studies

The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms defines characterization as “representation of persons in narrative and dramatic works” and distinguishes between direct characterization, which attributes qualities to the character directly by virtue of description or commentary, and indirect...

14 Jun 2013

Is reality real? Protecting the viewers through informative disclaimers

Case study - 26 pages - Film studies

Reality television has swept America over like an epidemic. Almost every channel has some form of a reality show. This genre began in 1989 with the creation of COPS and America's Funniest Home Videos. Only three years later MTV aired the first episode of The Real World. After that, reality...

07 May 2013

Sculpture: Head of Alexander the Great

Case study - 2 pages - Arts and art history

Inspiration may be sparked from a variety of sources. Some people find inspiration in other people. Others find inspiration from certain objects. Art contributes several objects that are inspirational to a variety of people. Sculptures are a specific object that may inspire multiple people...

06 May 2013

Cover letter template for an internship

Essay - 1 pages - Journalism

I am writing to apply for an internship with [INSERT COMPANY NAME] as a [INSERT POSITION/INTERN. My interpersonal skills and craving to make the workplace a better environment leads me to believe that I am right for the position. I am confident that I would be an incredible asset as an [INSERT...

14 Feb 2013

Influence of the genre on three of the visual or performing arts forms

Case study - 1 pages - Arts and art history

Genre is a term used in the world of arts to represent a class of creative works that reveal certain key characteristic. Different works of art are classified into different genres depending on their characteristics and uniqueness. Therefore, genre is very much essential when it comes to...

28 Dec 2012

Christians in the entertainment industry

Case study - 4 pages - Film studies

As an aspiring filmmaker, it would seem that I'm on my way to entering an industry that isn't exactly brimming with Christian values. The film industry, along with the rest of the entertainment industry (music, theater, advertising, etc.), tends to be more interested in what makes money than...

19 Dec 2012

Acting sample resume

Case study - 1 pages - Film studies

Musicals: Seussical the Musical Little Shop of Horrors Oliver! Little Shop of Horrors Into the Woods Les Misérables The Music Man Ensemble Workshops With: Billy Scudder, Robert Goodwin, Gregory Smith, Mark Lewis, Gai Jones, Ann Reinking, Vance Fulkerson, Bryan Davidson, Corky Dominguez,...

19 Dec 2012

Stage assistant intern: Cover letter

Sample letter - 1 pages - Film studies

I would like to apply for the position of Stage Assistant Intern. In the job requirements, you stated that the applicants must have “at least two years prior stage hand experience in the performing arts, or have taken High school/College level Stage Craft/Lighting/Sound classes, or...

17 Dec 2012

McCarthyism and art

Case study - 2 pages - Arts and art history

During the early 1950s there was a fear amongst the American people regarding the possible infiltration of Western Society by Russia and other communist nations. One man, Senator Joseph McCarthy, led a hunt for alleged communists that would lead to the blacklisting and persecution of...

19 Oct 2012

Curb Your Enthusiasm: A linguistic analysis of a social assassin

Case study - 9 pages - Film studies

Curb Your Enthusiasm is an HBO series which centers on Larry David as the main character. Larry is best known for being the writer of the hit series, Seinfeld, and in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry plays a partially fictionalized version of himself. The show is filmed in a cinéma vérité style and...

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