Dissecting Media Messages Worksheet

Name _________________________________ Teacher ________________________________

Class __________________________________ Period ________________________________

While viewing the video:

Please take notes on things that you see and hear. Use the following questions as a guide: What colors are used? Music or sounds? People, places or things? What is the video telling you?

After viewing the video:

Please Answer the Following Questions about the video that you just viewed

1. Who created this message and why are they sending it?

2. What techniques are being used to attract my attention?

3. What lifestyles, values and points of view are represented in the message?

4. How might different people understand this message differently from me?

5. What is omitted from this message?