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Smoke & Mirrors Presentation

Transcript: Smoke & Mirrors Film Evaluation Smokey's Re-paint Research Costume Shaping THANK YOU FOR WATCHING! Feedback Costume Fitting Me painting Smokey Researching the topic For the production of my film there were many things I had to take into consideration before I even proceeded to film. Thankfully I didn't encounter any cost as I managed to source my materials for free, I did however struggle with a soundtrack, so after much perseverance and frustration, I managed to stumble across a remix of a song I wanted to use. With much gratitude to the creator, I was granted permission to use it. Despite the fact the class were working individually, Jess, Livvy and myself worked together in terms of using each other as our actors and for costume creation. We helped guide each other with different shots and to produce similar videos with slightly different concepts. Finished Smokey Nicotine is as addictive as heroin There are 4000 chemicals in a cigarette 40 chemicals are cancer related The smoking ban came into place in 2007 Actors are payed to smoke certain brands You gain more carbon monoxide from one cigarette than breathing in exhaust fumes all day It makes you age quicker Small children smoke in South East Asia & China It damages unborn babies Doubles the risk of miscarriage Roy Castle (multi-careerist) died from passive smoking. His wife campaigned for the ban For this project I had to thoroughly understand the task I had been set and be able to know what I was to research in order for me to produce work based on existing facts and reality. Ensuring I acknowledged effects, life experiences and realistic facts, would help me when it came to producing my film. Although the film didn't showcase this data, it gave me better understanding of how smoking affects people's lives. Smoke & Mirrors Smoking Facts Sam Ball When carrying out my research, I had to conduct some primary research as well as secondary. I created some questionnaires, two different ones that catered to smokers & non-smokers to see their thoughts on the habit and why some continue to smoke despite knowing the dangers. The results showed that out of 18 people asked, 14 people had at least tried a cigarette with 9 of them still actively smoking. Out of the 9 non-smokers, 7 of them know someone who has been affected by it and this influenced 5 of them not to smoke. I also interviewed my mum, seeing as she had smoke since the age of 11, it had an effect on her and caused heart problems for her. This then led to a heart attack and heart surgery. Her story was interesting and eye opening as well as emotional and upsetting. Having witnessed the condition first hand, it made my feelings stronger about anti-smoking. Film Evaluation Other parts of documentation I needed were release forms because I was videoing others. I needed their consent before I filmed them because I would be showing it to the class and submitting it to a competition. The costume took a whole day to make because we had to paint cardboard multiple times to create the right effect and colour of a cigarette. Once it was dry, we then had to shape the card into a cylinder with Livvy inside to create the right sized costume and then we attach both ends of the cardboard. I think overall the process went very well, we all worked effectively in a group but produced our own videos which showcased our ideas and edits. I was happy with my final outcome and enjoyed the whole process. Methods & my findings Eye-Opening Adverts First of all I researched into different campaigns that were designed to encourage smokers to give up, highlighting the effects and dangers it has, not only on the smoker, but also those around them. I found the NHS Stoptober campaign which I thought was very appropriate at the time of research seeing as we started this project in October. 268,000 were affected enough by the NHS anti-smoking did and pledged to quit during the 28 day campaign, with the belief that they would be five times more likely to stay smokefree if they successfully quit for this time period. This was the UK's first ever mass stop smoking event.


Transcript: This quote sheds light on how media in the United States wrongly portrays Native American peoples and how they have been reduced to a caricature in the past. Examples include Native American portrayal in movie Peter Pan, Native American images in sports teams, use of Native American imagery for Halloween and costumes etc. There is a dark and twisted irony in the fact that Native American peoples, who live on lands primarily controlled by the US government, can watch American movies that portray their people as savages. Smoke Signals recognizes this, and in a very brief but powerful scene manages to illustrate what it feels like as a Native American watching these and knowing that they are largely inaccurate. - The film also demonstrates trust issues that are shared by many Native Americans, which are products of violated treaties and legal agreements. - In our opinion, issues between Native Americans and the federal government stem from the fact that most, if not all, treaties between indigenous groups and the U.S. government have been broken. - Although reservations and Native nations are advertised as having sovereignty, the reality is that the Native American peoples are not really free to the extent promised. - "Plenary Power," by Congress claims exclusive and total authority over Native American lands and resources. With systems like this in place, what "Indian" would want to sign a treaty? Austine Delos Santos | Cameron Gurley | Ricardo Alejandro Gustavson | Adrian Gaudia | Ken Soto Hashimoto Dark humor is used in the movie to explore the tragic issues that are rooted in Native American culture. With references to the Oral tradition, John Wayne, treaty signing, and the disease brought by the Europeans, Smoke Signals, effectively incorporates humor as a means of communication to express the Native Americans' sentiments over their history and present conditions. Not only have Native Americans lost trust because of broken treaties, but also because of various laws that have promised equality and have not delivered. Alluding to tragic historical events such as the deadly diseases that Europeans brought to the Americas, the film is able to briefly mention a genocidal part of our nation's past in this humorous encounter. Witty dialogue effectively weaves in commentaries on Native Americans' social and historical struggles in a seemingly ordinary conversation. This scene also highlights the idea that the US outside of reservations are no longer considered "home" by Native Americans, further reinforcing the conflict between Native Americans and the rest of the US. The comic below shows a humorous, hypothetical view towards what "could have been" when the Pilgrims were trying to immigrate to North America and leave their "reservations" across the Atlantic. Today, many Native Americans are forced to assimilate although they have their own cultural practices, languages, and education. As we have learned from history, the United States federal government has made and broken over 400 treaties. One specific example is the Treaty of Canandaigua, which was later violated by the US for ulterior economic motives. The treaty promised that after the Revolutionary War, the US would return more than a million acres of land back to the Haudenosaunee. Over the years, however, this territory has been stolen from the Haudenosaunee. The only provision that the US has not violated is Article 6, which "says that they will provide goods in the amount of $4,500, 'which shall be expended yearly forever.' " Humorous accounts of the ongoing struggles between Native Americans and the non-natives are not limited to the movie but go beyond the boundaries of film with examples in political cartoons. As seen in the cartoon above, it can be shown that this example of "honoring" the Native Americans is obviously racial stereotypes. It is funny in the fact that the non-native on the right looks completely ridiculous for trying to "honor" the Native American by donning a head dress, native american logos, and writing "go savages" on himself, however, it also alludes to this idea that the true savage of the pair are the non-natives themselves. "Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, and forever to repair." Canadian Bill c-31 This Bill amended the Canadian Indian Act of 1985, which stripped Indian women of their status if they married non Indians. The Bill returned status to the women and children that lost status due to the Act, but the Bill simply replaced this discrimination with something worse. The Bill created two classes of Indians. Six-one (fullblood) and six-two (half Indian, half non Indian). When a six-two married another or a non Indian their children lost status. Within two generations status could disappear and eventually make Indians go extinct. With legislation like Bill c-31 it is easy to see how Indians have trouble trusting the government. CITATIONS Through Western media and an imperialist perspective, Native American

Background Presentation

Transcript: 14th Week Consulting interns can be expensive Time and Money Personal Experience Preliminary Design Stage NFPA 101 and NFPA 13 New and Existing Education, Business, and Mercantile Definition of Project This app would be used to provide interns and recent graduates with an outline of guidelines for how to design and review designs of specific occupancies. With the given time frame, I will be writing the information that will go into the app Begin parametric study: Speak with my mentor and Jason to understand more about what critical variables I could concentrate on for this app. Choose those parameters and begin my study Gather information from NFPA 101 and NFPA 13 for new and existing education, business, and mercantile occupancies. By: Breanne Thompson Next Steps (Continued) Finish preparing for Draft of Analysis Pull together and discuss results of project Draw my conclusions and state future work needed Turn in Final Paper! 10th and 11th Week Turn in my parametric study Begin draft of analysis Map out the process of the app for the key elements 15th Week References Next Steps 7th Week Prepare for Final Presentation Summarize my draft of analysis into presentation Work on how to incorporate a live demonstration for my presentation App Development Background Information 8th-9th Week Continuous Process Objective-C for Apple products Java for Android products 6 months of studying Places to Learn: Codecademy, iOS Dev Center, Android Developers Training Hire App Developer will cost thousands Prepare Final Paper Dive into Shark Tank! 1. 2. 6th Week Background Presentation 12th-13th Week

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Transcript: Real action and accountability Amnesty International Non-state actors/ Rebel Groups?? ...and what about men?? ignoring male rape victims? would rape exist without a man? Weapons of War: Rape UN as an Arena - NGO's - Discussion and dialogue Arena Instrument Actor Critical Thinking Weapons of War: Rape UN as an instrument UNSC Resolution 1820 (2008) UN as an Actor - UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict Weapons of War: Rape Problems with 1820 "Roles and Functions of International Organizations" "Sexual violence, when used as a tactic of war in order to deliberately target civilians or as a part of a widespread or systematic attack against civilian populations, can significantly exacerbate situations of armed conflict and may impede the restoration of international peace and security… effective steps to prevent and respond to such acts of sexual violence can significantly contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security" (UNSC Resolution 1820, p. 2)" Background Presentation- Kristin Mann Weapons of War: Rape Brief Insight - used to manipulate social control - destabilize communities - weaken ethnic groups and identities Examples: - Sudanese Militia - Rwanda Genocide - DRC Critical Thinking Critical Thinking Increased Data Collection by international organizations - determine humanitarian responses - ensures justice and reparation - provides recognition and dignity

Smoke Dance Presentation

Transcript: Smoke Dance Claire, Meghana, Nadia, Sam, Kayli, Janette, & Mahilet Overview of Smoke Dance Overview Evolved from old Haudenosaunee War Dance Originally danced by men only Women joined later to create a dance with faster tempo and pace Songs have special meanings ex. Haudenosaunee Creation story of Sky Woman In powwow today: Women's category involves quick footwork Women's dance involves speed and spinning Men's War Dance variation tends to be slower Songs Songs Traditional Iroquois War Dance songs Newer, faster songs are danced to by men and women, while only men dance to slower, more traditional songs Vocals are provided by a solo singer and the beat by a single water drum, though skin drums were sometimes used About 18 songs are associated with the dance Song Examples Dance Style Dance Inspired by traditional War Dances Sped up version of these dances Quick movements Skipping during "hiccups" in beats May dance in one place or move around the arena Dance Imagery Men's Regalia Regalia Gustoweh is typically worn Pants may be made of Buckskin Buckskin fringes Ribbon Shirt Moccasins local to individual region Loin cloth Belts made of yarn or other materials Gustoweh - worn to symbolizes what nation or tribe dancer is from Men's Smoke Dance Regalia Women's Regalia Women's Regalia Knee length skirt made of cloth Leggings worn under dresses with a skirt-like piece as well Moccasins Cape or neck piece Hair in low buns or ponytails rather than braids Not a requirement, just typical style chosen Feathers not seen as much Typically drop feathers Hiawatha Belt and Purple Hiawatha Belt and Purple Ubiquity of purple Not a rule Haudenosaunee closely tied to purple through Hiawatha Belt The living and physical document of the Haudensosaunee that depicts the six nations that make up the confederacy Also used as the Haudenosaunee Nation's flag today Gatherings of Smoke Dance Gatherings Marvin "Joe" Curry Veterans Powwow: Powwow takes place in Allegany Territory, Salamanca, New York Seneca event The powwow honors Native American veterans and is named in honor of Marvin “Joe” Curry. He is a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians’ Snipe Clan, who led a long and distinguished career of military service in the U.S. Navy, where he served two tours of duty in the Korean War and also the Vietnam War. Dancers come from all over Haudenosaunee country, as well as those from nations and reservations across the U.S. and Canada Most well known powwow in the northeast Known for Smoke Dance Social Dances Social Dances Haudenosaunee Smoke Dance is a social dance Created in the modern era Not ceremonial 1990s- Smoke Dance exhibitions in Western powwows Eventually became competitive Separate competitions for men and women 1960s Open to different interpretations and style Today- strictly competitive Women- faster Men- slower Both have similar footwork

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