Visual Rhetoric – aloofgemini

The Future is Voting | Get Out The Vote 2018

0:01-0:04: The words “TODAY IS THE BEGINNING OF A BRIGHT NEW FUTURE FOR THIS COUNTRY” flash across the screen individually.

0:05-0:08: A black man wearing a red button-up shirt and a tie, a white man in what looks like a golf shirt is standing outside of a big, expensive looking house, and three teenage girls on a boat are shown in about one-second increments. All people are looking at the camera.

0:09-0:10: A teenager is seen carrying five gallons of water down a sidewalk and gives them to a woman standing on the steps of an apartment.

0:11-0:14: The American flag is shown flying in the wind in the middle of a rural area of what looks like is somewhere in the south. A guy is shown with his horse and a girl is sitting on top of the horse. He is dressed in southwestern type attire and they are both looking at the camera. Another boy is riding his bike down the street in the dark at nighttime.

0:14-0:15: “THE VOTERS ARE COMING is shown on the screen with the background of a bunch of cars. Also looks like a rural area.

0:16-0:18: Two guys are next to a car looking at the camera and the hood of the car is up. A guy with a serious look on his face is shown looking at the camera. He is standing behind a building and looks like an urban area. Another man is shown looking into the camera at a skate park. A military woman is shown standing next to the door of a military vehicle, also looking at the camera.

0:19-0:20: “WE KNOW THE STAKES” is on the screen and the background is of a girl looking into the camera and she’s standing on the beach.

0:21-0:23: “FREE SPEECH” “ECONOMY” “TAXES” “SECURITY” “LIBERTY” “HEALTHCARE” flash across the screen in colors of red, white, and blue.

0:23-0:24: A camera pans to a man with a small grin on his face and he gives a “what’s up” motion with his head.

0:25-0:30: “THE FUTURE IS VOTING” pops up with white letters on a black background. “NOVEMBER 6” shows in white letters on a red background. “Headcount.org” shows in blue graffiti letters on a white background.

This ad was intended for the younger crowd that are able to vote and it showed a diverse group of people, which is supposed to show that everyone is different, has their own beliefs and that it’s important for their voice to be heard when it comes to voting.

Summaries – aloofgemini

Summary 1: “Do Multivitamins Really Work?”

It seems counterintuitive that multivitamins should serve the purpose of improving one’s health and provide our necessary daily supplements but they actually provide no health benefits. Taking multivitamins can actually provide excessive amounts of nutrients and can be detrimental to one’s health, such as causing birth defects, colorectal cancer and heart disease.

Kiera Butler goes on to say that with all the studies that have been conducted on multivitamins, there is no virtual evidence that they improve people’s health and that it’s pretty much a money grab for the supplement industry. Stores like GNC and The Vitamin Shoppe make so much money off of selling multivitamins and supplements to people that don’t provide any benefits while getting people’s money in return. In addition, the FDA doesn’t regulate the labelling of these types of products either, which makes it look like the government and the industry just want our hard earned money.

Summary 2: Elderly Animals

It seems counterintuitive that this photographer takes pictures of animals because of their emotions, but it feels wrong to photograph humans for their emotions. Isa believes that by doing this, it provides her comfort and is like “therapy” to her. However, when her mother had Alzheimer’s she said she stopped taking pictures of her family completely. It would normally be that you would take pictures with family because you know and have a personal connection with them, but instead of that, take pictures with animals that don’t have the ability to agree or disagree with having their photo taken.

Summary 3: Heroin addiction in Vancouver

It seems counterintuitive that Vancouver combats their heroin issue by providing addicts with more heroin. Although the purpose of this is to help facilitate the rate and amount of heroin consumed for addicts, most people in other places would make people cut it out altogether. Insite, a safe zone in the city of Vancouver, is a center open to only 26 heroin users in the city. At this safe zone, nurses supply Vancouver’s worst addicts supplies, such as clean needles, disinfectant wipes, and top of the line heroin. This way, these users can shoot up without fear of being arrested.

This solution came about when Vancouver tried supplying a heroin substitute, such as methadone, but was not successful. With this new alternative, the city doesn’t have to worry about addicts out on the street overdosing and or dying, committing more crime, and engaging in prostitution.