Peter Conquet HW 1

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The intended message that Gary Land is conveying is that Gatorade fuels you and helps you perform to your best ability. The denotation of both photos is that when playing a sport you tend to sweat and give it your all, and how Gatorade is suppose to help quench your thirst and replenish you. In contrast the image doesn’t really convey to buy Gatorade or give you the feeling of wanting to buy the product. The connotation of the photos is that Gatorade is there to replenish you when you need it most. It is the drink of champions as we can see how the sweat creates the trophies for each sport. Gary Land uses a lot of key elements to create the same feel for both photos. The photos are back lit, create color contrast, have selective focus, and appear to be eye level view. Even though both people play different sports and area  male and female, the cohesive use of the visual elements creates the same feeling in both ads. I feel these photos are mirrors because they are trying to connect to you emotionally. We all know drinking Gatorade wont make you sweat a trophy design on your shirt. The metaphor that they are using appeals to the audience they are targeting and creates the want for the product.

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  1. rmichals

    I would argue that the denotation of the photos is that these star athletes drink Gatorade. We see Williams and Wade literally drinking the product. The connotation is that drinking the product makes their sweat or effort special and makes them winners. The connotation is that there is a link between the designed sweat stain and the liquid that they are drinking. Of course there is not. We as viewers then make the leap that if we drink gatorade, our sweat will be special too. There is of course some real relationship between what you drink and what you sweat.


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