Tuesday, 24 September 2013

School of war is about a school of boys being trained for the army. The head teacher is very strict and demands respect throughout the school and from all students. The students have to be in school for 7 hours a day 5 days a week. The school is in london and isn't in a very posh area.

Firstly i logged into photoshop and i loaded in a camouflage background i then put a sniper scope over it and got rid of the background using the magic wand tool. I then went on a website called DA font and chose a destroyed looking text. i then added a graffiti border around it. I then got a silhouette of a city scape to make it look like an important area possibly. I also didn't choose very bright colour's as it isn't a very happy or joyful film.

I think for my first time on photoshop i thought my design was quite good. But i think i could have put in a lot more detail and possibly colour in my design. I also liked the design i put on the destroyed text as it represented a school design or teenagers.

In the future when i improve my photoshop skills i hope to add a lot more complicated images and probably a more complex background instead of an image. I think for my image i could have used a lot more complex tools. but overall i rate my image a 8/10.


Sunday, 15 September 2013

The Lasso tool
There are three types of Lasso tools (shortcut L) available to help you select part of an image. There's the Lasso tool and Polygonal Lasso tool which you can draw freehand with as well as create straight-edged selections. Then there's the Magnetic Lasso tool which is a handy tool to make selections with when you have a shape/object sat against a high contrast background.

To select an object with the Lasso tool just click your mouse near the object you want to select in your shot and drag the cursor around it until all of the object is selected, as you would when circling something with a pen on a piece of paper. When you return to your starting point your selection will turn into a line of 'running ants'. It's an easy tool to use as you simply drag your cursor around but it can be tricky trying to make a precise selection if you've not used it before. However, it does make it easy to select awkward shapes once you've had a bit of practice drawing free-hand. The various selection commands that were discussed above also mean you can go back and adjust your selection, adding and removing to/from it until you're Happy.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013


Iron Maiden

Denotations: on this album cover i can see a devil surrounded by fire and in the background it looks like a witch luring over it.

connotation: I think the thing behind the devil is a witch as you can see it is holding a spell. also i think its a devil surrounded by fire as its red and holding a trident 

Born in the USA

Denotations: on this album cover i can see a man with blue jeans on a white t-shirt and a hat in his back pocket.

connotation: i think the person on the album cover is male as he is wearing jeans a white t-shirt and he has what looks like a baseball cap in his pocket

Is This it

Denotations: On this album cover i can see someones backside with a black leather glove on it.

connotation: I think the person on this cover is female as she as small hips and is wearing a dress.

Queen II

Denotations: on this album cover i can see 4 men with fairly long hair and the man at the bottom is doing a rock pose.

Connotation:I think the people are in a boy band or possibly rock as they all look roughly the same with their hair styles and the bottom male is doing a rock pose.


Denotation: on this album cover i can see lines that i think represent a pulse maybe surrounded by a black background.

Connotation: I think they chose to call the album unknown pleasures because we should pleasure our life and on the cover life is represented by a pulse

Wish you were here

Denotation: on this album cover i can see two men shaking hands and one man is on fire and both wearing suits

Connotation: I think they chose this cover to represent a loved one lost possibly lost in a fire.

Who's Next

Denotation: on this album cover i can see 4 men standing on rocks leaning on a stone block.

Connotation: i think the men are looking for a another member for there band athey they are leeaning on the rock as a group and the rock represents all of them at oncemeaning who's next could be there next band member

Nite Visons 

Denotation: on this album cover i can see a pink background with text in a slightly different pink colour.

Connotation: Because of the colour pink the album could be aimed at a female audience or could be a female artist.

Parallel lines

Denotation: on this album cover i can see a black and white stripped background and a women surrounded by 5 men.

Connotation: Because the Women is surrounded by men and she is the odd person out, this could suggest she is the main singer.


Denotation: On this album cover i can see a male with a serious look on his face and a black background behind him.

Connotation: The expression on his face suggests the album could be very angry and possibly serious.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

I think the waterloo logo is like this as it represents the school being unorganized as the letters are jumbled up. also the letters are school table showing the show is in a school.


I think that the the producers chose this different range of cast members because they have a different range of personalities this attracts a wider range of audiences for example the comedic side of the cast may attract teenagers.

Waterloo road its broadcasted at 8pm on a thursday. i think its broadcasted at this time as it represents a school day and the audience may watch as if the events had happened that day.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Waterloo road is a school where the teachers don't really care about their jobs. You can see this as they are smoking in front of the students in the playground. Also the headmaster has been driven crazy by the students and is throwing paperwork off the roof down at the students. The students are not wearing  any school uniform showing the school isn't really affected by what the students act like or what their attitude is towards learning. One particular student is walking around with a hockey stick and smashing the school windows while the staff are standing having a cigarette. The teachers are not really affected by the health and safety of student in the playground as you can see some girls are fighting over a bag. However the staff are wearing suits and do look a lot more respectable than the students.

Sunday, 1 September 2013


Today I woke up to my digital alarm clock It's also used as a docking station for my phone