Monday, March 17, 2014

design plan for a photo essay

Design Plan for a Photo Essay

Purpose: As with all my research for this class, I want mostly to raise questions about how alike humans are to gorillas. Are we more alike gorillas than we think? How are we supporting gorillas? How much do we know about gorillas? Because of what I wrote in my statement of purpose, I know I want to use photographs to show the resemblance between humans and gorillas. By looking through pictures of gorillas interacting in the same ways humans do, will really make the audience how wired it is. I hope that by showing how wired it is, people with question themselves further on how alike humans are to gorillas and gain interest on the animal.
Medium & Production: I am using photographs. In addition, though in Illinois there are no gorillas walking around! I was able to get pictures off line. Because of my purpose, I know I need to focus on connecting and relating pictures of humans and gorillas acting in the same ways. I need to show a few ways gorillas are alike to humans. I need to figure out how to show the same actions being made and how to display them. I could do a side-by-side example of each different action being made.
I need to plan: pictures or gorillas and humans doing the same things. I will have to collect a various amount of photos to find the ones that connect just right.

ETHOS: Even though I am raising strong questions, I want to come off in a sweet want to make people smile and say "aweee". I do not want to come off as demanding nor forceful, but simply implying information to make people really think. I think the ethos that best supports my purpose is to get others to think and question their self has while they process the information I am supplying them, rather than coming off assertive.
PATHOS: What I wrote about in my purpose and ethos makes me realize I want to keep my essay simple but full of emotion. In addition, I would like to come off a little funny, make people laugh. I believe that if you laugh or connect a strong emotion to a text, you will remember it due to your enjoyment of what you read. I want to have my questions be not too easily answered. This way people will carry on my questions and take them further with them in life to want to answer them when they come across an answer they think suits the questions.
LOGOS: my argument Is raised on comparison. I am going to out a photo of a human and the next photo next to the human would be a gorilla. Both photos will be acting upon the same manner. I hope the comparison will make people think how wired it is how similar gorillas and us are. I plan to put a caption of the action to specify exactly what is being done in the photos. I wonder how many sets of comparisons will be enough. Maybe four or five I would think. However, nothing less than three. I really need to express the similarity, so the more sets the better.

ARRANGEMENT: I will probably have five pages for my essay. A title page and then four pages that have a set of two pictures to form the comparison. Have I each comparison on different pages will force the audience to flip page by page to further read more about the information I am supplying. This will have the audience take more time to read my essay, because each set is on a different page, and not all on one.


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