Visual Rhetoric-rowanstudent24


In the first 5 seconds we see a man a very young girl playing with a ball on a beach. It looks to be a dad and his young daughter. The dad kicks the ball up in the air very lightly so that the daughter is able to catch it. It seems very clear that the daughter is very happy which is a demonstration of pathos.


It continues to show clips of fathers and daughters playing catch. They all seem to be caring and watching out for their daughters as they play catch with them. I think that helps contribute to their argument in some way.


The video continues to show clips of dads and daughters playing catch, however, it seems that the director is showing older girls. I believe he is trying to show that each father is continuing to care for the daughter the older they get.


In these couple seconds it shows older girls and how the dads are still caring for them and helping them. The last clips shows a dad as he is the catcher for his daughter who is a softball pitcher. He is trying to help her get better and encouraging her it seems like since she is smiling after she throws the pitch. This demonstrates pathos as well because the daughter is smiling.


In the final clip it shows an older dad throwing a football pretty far to a younger girl. This could be a grand father throwing to his grand daughter. It seems that by the end of all these clips the fathers and grandfathers are trusting the daughters and grand daughters a little more than at the beginning of the video. In the beginning it showed that the fathers were taking it a little easier on the young girls when throwing the ball. Towards the end though it shows that the father figures trust the girls to catch it and don’t hold back.


Finally in the last five seconds, it states that it only takes a moment to make a moment which seems to be the directors point of this video. These father figures all took time out of their busy schedule to make sure they spent some time with their daughters. They made sure they were there for them all the time whether they needed help or just wanted to spend some time with their dads.

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1 Response to Visual Rhetoric-rowanstudent24

  1. davidbdale says:

    Rowan Student, maybe it will help if I share with you the Rewrite version a student wrote two semesters ago for the first ten seconds of the video you’ve selected.

    0:00-0:03- Five steps away from the high tide ocean and a very calm sea, an apparently teen-aged boy in long pants and a long- sleeved shirt with sunglasses to block the glare of the sun kicks a beach ball into the air over his head. The camera shows us a wide view of the beach to show the boy as well as a girl. It is either dawn or sundown and we are aware of that because of the long thin shadow. The boy is only paying to attention to what is in front of him because the girl is running toward him and makes an attempt to jump upward to get the ball he has kicked. The girl is younger than him, she is dressed in pink knee-length leggings and a loose pink top. She runs towards the ball and is very happy, she throws her arms above her head to track the ball’s fall in order to catch it. After the boy kicked the ball into the air he follows it to watch where it will fall but lets the girl catch it after a small bounce. He kicked the ball up for the young girl and wants her to enjoy the time they are spending together on the beach. She puts her tiny arms around as much of the ball as possible as the scene shifts. The boy and the young girl may love the beach, they may have been bored or the boy just wanted to spend some quality time with his sister or daughter.

    0:04- The scene shifts and moves from a beach scene to an open field with a white sided house in the background behind multiple different bare trees. There is a man who looks to be in his 20’s or 30’s standing in the dew-covered grass wearing a hat, a jacket and light blue jeans. He looks as if he is about to throw something winding up with his right arm as his throwing arm and the left arm in front, putting more pressure on his back-right leg while the left leg is lifted off of the ground a tiny amount. The season looks to be as if it fall due to the jeans and jacket the man is wearing and the lack of leaves on the trees that are near the house. The man quickly releases the baseball with not much force behind his throw, I do not know where the ball is going it could either be to another person or just to open field. The camera is at a little bit below eye level a good distance away from the man. Even though this is a different scene from before, both of the scenes involve a type of ball along with people. This could exemplify individuals spending time with one another during the nice weather, it could show how important it is to spend time with your family. The other individual may not have been pictured in this scene because he/she could’ve been too far away but it is very unlikely that this man is outside just throwing a ball by himself.

    0:05- The scene changes again and shows a young girl around the age of 4 or 5 of color dressed in flips flops twice her size, a blue and white skirt and a light grey short sleeve shirt catching a small blow up colorful beach ball in a fenced in backyard from another person but the other person is not pictured. The sun is setting behind her and she looks frightened and squeezes her eyes shut as the ball is coming into her bent arms. The grass is not the healthiest grass, there are many patches of dead brown grass and very few patches of healthy green grass. This again, involves another type of ball and another individual. She is catching the beachball so it must be coming from another person. It is constant that people are involved in activity with one another and taking time to spend it with others.

    0:06- The camera shifts over to show the other little girl who is smaller than her sister dressed in a short-sleeve shirt and long blue jeans. She is having a catch in the same backyard with her sister using the small colorful beach ball. The father who is a big man of color wearing a short-sleeve button up black shirt and dark blue jeans strots out to the backyard to see his two daughters spending time together. He looks interested in getting involved with his arms out to receive if they decide to involve him in their pass and begins having a conversation with his daughters. This shows two sisters spending time together in their backyard and the father coming out to see what they are up to. I would assume the father loves what he sees when he walks out to his daughters and asks them if he could be apart of their pass with the beachball. He wants to take time out of his day to give his daughters attention.

    0:07- Change of scenery again, the camera moves inside to a very nice kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and the fridge has magnets all over it which shows there are most likely children who live in the house. There are white cabinets with silver knobs throughout the kitchen. There is a young girl with dirty blonde hair past her shoulders dressed in a blue princess dress who is running out of the kitchen very quickly as if someone is calling her name or the doorbell just rung. I can tell that the family of this daughter likes to keep things organized by the look of the kitchen, it is a very nice kitchen and the young girl looks very happy to be in the house.

    0:08- A teenage boy in a dark long sleeve shirt is standing outside of a nice set of garage doors with the windows at the top and the door panels below it, the garage doors are tan. The teenaged boy is outside during the night time tossing a small item up to himself.

    0:10- The camera shifts back inside into the kitchen, stainless steel refrigerator, white cabinets and granite counter tops behind the young girl dressed like a princess. She just bent her arms and caught a small orange ball, the joy on her face is ecstatic.


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