Video focuses on a child’s face than proceeds to show seemingly a hundred ads in a matter of 20 seconds showing the “onslaught” of media that a child sees in regards to what is considered beauty. The ads vary from skin product commericals, cosmetic surgeries, diet ads, skinny models dancing, provocative ads on the streets and so on. Only 5% of children consider themselves beautiful. I am not surprised. Please be aware there are a few provocative sexual imagery shown (ex. models dancing). The clips themselves are only a fractional of a second to 2 seconds long.
There is no explanation needed for this one. The video speaks for itself. What is it about our culture that shapes our perception of what define beauty when it comes to people? Why are people treated differently for the way they look? Why does the way one look tie so heavily with how we feel about ourselves? Think about the “beautiful people” in Movies, TV Shows, Print Ads… Enjoy.
No explanation needed. This Music Video by Nickelback called “Savin’ Me” paints a poignant picture of how life is finite. It awakes the viewers to the certainty of death and how none of us know when it will come.
Just imagine if you could see what the character can see. How would you view others if you knew the limited time you had with them? How would you live your life if you were constantly reminded of how finite your life really is? If you knew you only had a couple years left? But the more important fact is this – we CAN’T see it. We do not know when our life will end. We convenient live our lives ignoring this fact and choosing to live as if we will live forever. So how should we live then? What kind of questions should we ask and get answered before our time is up. Or do we ignore this fact just because we can’t plainly see it as the character does.
Have you thought about how short life is, and the repercussion it SHOULD have on your life and how you view things like money, career, and what is worth giving your life to?
See it for yourself.
Get Nickelback – Savin’ Me Here
Nickelback is an excellent band with good themes in lot of their songs. Have a listen.
I appreciate creativity and humor. I also love to share what I find, so as I run into different videos that strikes me either due to the content, creativity, or humor – it will be posted here under the category of “Others”. Hope you can appreciate the videos that I have learned to appreciate for their various quirks. Two Videos below.
Who Am I – Executed by the Oslo UPC Youth Group (high school). Very Creative. Remember this is high schoolers. It is done to the song “Who Am I” by Casting Crowns
Random simple video that tickled me like it would a child. Don’t ask. Videos like these are such a far cry from what children are exposed to in our generation.
Simple yet creative Text Art. The content is written well. It first paints a picture of our broken world – it’s hurts & its pains. Though some may disagree, my bet is that the words will still strike a chord in everyone in some way. There is that taste of truth behind the words that perhaps can only be better understood by those who have gone through life and have come to face the often difficult and blunt harshness of how people are, how circumstances can twist on a dime, how life doesn’t go as planned…
Yet there is a wonderful twist that amidst this type of sadness and brokenness, comes hope and encouragement..
This simple video shows the narration of a suburban wife and her very real struggle to “reconcile the trappings of wealthy america” and her call to morality. She looks at the poor and though she wants to help, knows she should help, struggles to do so because grinding through life is hard enough. The moral of the story goes beyond how we view the poor, but paints a picture of the human condition. That innate desire to focus on ourselves and our needs and comforts. That desire to just get through life. That unfortunate gap between our idealism and our unwillingness (or better – inability) to live up to it. Why is there this gap? Where does this idealism come from? I can relate to this. You?
Summary: The members of this church in berkeley created a video collage of the various community services they are involved in. They went out during valentines to convalescent homes & women shelters in the bay area to show love to those who need it most. They also have an Impact Program mentoring and loving the underprivileged kids in Oakland. This video shows pictures of their volunteer work laid on top of Matt Redman’s “I Will Offer Up My Life.”
Message: Offer one’s life to loving others. To give one’s life to a greater purpose. In this case ‘God’s work’ of loving others with all we have.
Comments: It is quite an inspiring video. Makes me want to go do some good! They have a couple other videos to note. See links below. They also have Podcast Messages that goes with them if you are interested. Quite an eloquent speaker. Have to scroll down to find the pause messages.
Who: Gracepoint Fellowship Church is a multi-ethnic and Asian-American church serving the Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco communities with ministries for working professionals, singles, couples, college students, youth, and children. (straight from their homepage). The Church is led by Pastor Ed Kang & Kelly Kang
Summary: “Eliot was born with an undeveloped lung, a heart with a hole in it and DNA that placed faulty information into each and every cell of his body.” Video Collage of the childhood’s life narrated by their parents who were thankful and loving none the less.
Quality of Video: 8 – Simple, Personal, Good Narration
Message: 9 – Be thankful for what you are given. Don’t give up but endure through the hardship through faith and strength. Love others now as time is precious. Have hope in heaven.
Comments: Powerful is this parent’s love and faith despite the difficult circumstances.
Who: Fellow Blogger has a Site Dedicated to the story of this child as well. 99 Balloon Blog Igniter Media – “Our vision is to create high quality media that equips people with visual resources that declare Truth.”