Monday, December 5, 2011

Political Photobombs

Photobombs- Through political photography, find examples of how the candidate is targeting specific political themes (5) (job creation, education, security, etc). You must also comment upon the visual strategies that help persuade for the candidate (camera angle, lighting, positioning, obvious "photoshopping".

Once you find the obvious political theme and target, hit the "print screen" button above the / on the number pad.  Now you can right click paste the image into a Powerpoint.  Insert a text box to briefly describe how the image was constructed to attract a particular voter. 

Barack Obama Re-election site
The White House Flickr Streamand The Official White House page

2012 Republican Candidates
Click on the cadidate to find their official home page on the right margin of the page.

For Tuesday- 2.  Persuaders -Remember that the basic qualities of product advertising are at play with politics.  The difference is that you a spending a vote rather than money.  The candidates are products so let's see how they sell themselves.  Just as you found evidence yesterday of appeals towards a specific target voter, let's dig deeper to find how the methods of persuasion are layered in the official web sites of the candidates.  Find the evidence of the following:

A)3 "Basic Appeals"
B) 3 VALS techniques
C) 3 Example how the candidates attempting to build community around themselves (3)

After you paste your evidence, draw an arrow on the photo and provide a brief explanation of how the technique is used by the candidate for a particular effect.  I will be most impressed by successful identification of the DRAB!  Save the file in the Class Group Projects>AP Language Turnbaugh>Photobomb Class#.

From The Daily Bail

Can you find a real ad that resembles this satire?  Send to me me so I can post it!  Get that E.C.!


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