Visual – tpaz1

0:o1 – 0:03

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At the first few seconds of the video you see a set of pictures in frames of a young boy, maybe at the age of 3 or 4. At exactly 0:03 you see another picture in a frame of a couple, a man in a tux and a woman in a wedding dress. It shows the picture was from their wedding day. From the color of the wedding picture being in black and white, their wedding could’ve been in the early 80’s. From the view of both pictures the young boy is their son and the photos are in their own house together.

0:04 – 0:07 

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From the look of the stairs, it shows the family lives in a townhouse or a single-family house. On the wall of the stairs you see a shadow of a bodied figure. It may be the parents in a room. You can hear the husband yell, ” What is this pizza.” By the way the husband said those words you can tell the married couple are in some kind of a confrontation or argument because the dinner may of not been satisfying to the husband’s liking.

0:08 – 0:11 

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At the beginning of this clip you can still hear the husband/dad yelling, “Dinner ready is pizza!” The father seems angry the mother made him pizza for when he comes home from work. At 0:10 – 0:11 you see the young boy sitting on the stairs. The young boy may be their son, shown from the pictures earlier. He is holding a yellow truck, possibly his favorite toy. While he is holding the truck, he’s looking to his left. He could be watching or looking at his parents argue. The look of the boy’s face seems concerned. He may be concerned of whats going on between his mother and father.

0:12 – 0:15 

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At the beginning of this clip you still see the boy looking to his left. In the back you can see a shadow. The shadow can be his parents arguing the other room. At 0:13 a lady, most likely his mother screams, “Let go of me!” The husband may of put his hands on her or grabbed her in the wrong way. At the end of this clip the boys facial expressions seems frightened or concerned. The boys eyes are still pointed in the other direction, which means he is still watching his parents.

0:16 – 0:19 

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At 0:16 the boy is now looking down. Maybe looking at his toy to keep his eyes away from his parents fighting. In the background you can hear the mother crying. At 0:19 the boy jumps up and looks back towards the left side, possibly back at his parents. You hear a loud sound, a sound you would hear after hitting someone or something. The dad may of hit the mom, since the mom began crying.

0:20 – 0:24 

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Through 0:20 and 0:24 the little boy’s face seems scared or shocked. He’s still looking in the other direction, may still be the direction of his parents arguing. You also hear the father yell, “thats what hurts,” while the mom is crying. The dad may of hit the mom, while the son was still watching.

0:25 – 0:27 

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In this clip words come up that say, “Children have to sit by and watch. Whats your excuse?” Its telling viewers that children can watch what you do whether its good or bad, so what can be your excuse from what they see you do.

0:27 – 0:30 

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Another screen title pops up that gives a number of  “1-800 END ABUSE.” This shows the Ad is about domestic violence and abuse. This Ad is creating awareness to those who may be in a domestic violence relationship or to those who know anyone who is in one.

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