Archive for October, 2008

Posted by: Serena | 31st Oct, 2008

…and baby I love you

Finally done with the most recent assignment for Anand Rao’s visual rhetoric class. We were asked to create a 30-second political ad focusing on a specific issue, and my group chose Sarah Palin’s stance on polar bears. (She wants to keep polar bears off the endangered species list–and remove them from the threatened species list–to facilitate oil drilling in Alaska. In addition to the more formal legislation she’s tried to pass, you can see her very own opinion piece in the New York Times here.)

So we made a fake Sarah Palin ad:

And then we thought, “What if we change the music?” After about 20 minutes of tinkering, we ended up with this:

We have some theories about the effectiveness of each with different types of audiences, so please let me know what you think!

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