1). The theme that I am remixing is how people need to have a better understanding of Celiac Disease and fully understand what it means to be on the gluten free diet, so as to not cause misunderstandings about it. I am creating a movie to show how many people do not know much about Celiac Disease and the gluten free diet and how some celebrities in the media are showing the gluten free diet in a different light that is greatly affecting people with Celiac Disease.
2). The purpose of my remix is to get people to have a better understanding of what Celiac Disease is and what it means to be on a gluten free diet, so that they can understand the problems that can occur for people with Celiac Disease when other people go on the gluten free diet..
3). I want the audience to understand how Celiac Disease and the gluten free diet is a serious matter and when other people who do not have Celiac Disease adopt the gluten free diet, they are lessening the severity of the disease.
Making Rhetoric More Visible
I tried to show rhetoric more clearly through my remix by creating another way for the audience to understand what Celiac Disease is and what it means to be gluten free. I wanted them to have a better understanding of the disease and the severity of the gluten free diet. I did this by creating a video. I hope more people will have a better understanding of Celiac Disease and the gluten free diet. Also, I wanted others who do not have Celiac Disease and choose to go on the gluten free diet understand how important it is for them to follow it correctly when they go out to eat at a restaurant.
My audience in this project is restaurant managers and people who choose to go on the gluten free diet that do not have the disease. I wanted these people to be the audience of my remix because I want them to see what Celiac Disease is and how important it is to understand the gluten free diet that accompanies the disease. Restaurant managers need to know this information because they may have customers who have Celiac Disease and need to eat a strict gluten free diet. I wanted people that chose to go on the gluten free diet see how important it is that they follow the diet fully and accurately, so as to not cause confusion with restaurant managers and sickness in people that have the disease and have to be on the gluten free diet.
The purpose of my remix is to show what Celiac Disease is and what it means to be gluten free. Also, I want to show how awareness is important, but is causing problems for people with Celiac Disease because some people are deciding to take up the gluten free diet as a lifestyle choice. My remix supports my purpose by showing an interview I conducted on how many people know what Celiac Disease is and what it means to be gluten free. I’m using that to lead into what it actually means and then showing how a celebrity is promoting the diet for other means, which is causing problems for people with Celiac Disease.
I chose to make a video for my remix because I thought this way would help people understand my topic more clearly. I thought a video was one of the best ways to represent my topic. I want people to leave with a good understanding of what Celiac Disease is and what gluten free means. I want them to see how some people are adopting this diet just to be healthy, which is lessening the severity of the disease when people who actually have to be on the diet go out to eat. This video will help people see it from my point of view and understand how I feel about people adopting the gluten free diet that do not actually have Celiac Disease.
At the beginning of my remix, I chose to include pictures of foods that contain gluten, to draw the reader in. I then conducted an interview asking people what Celiac Disease is and what it means to be gluten free. I included this to show how many people do not know what it is and showed how important it is that people understand this, so that people with Celiac Disease do not get sick. I chose an informative clip from a documentary about Celiac Disease to help explain what Celiac Disease is. I then explained that people need to understand Celiac Disease and the gluten free diet so as to not cause problems for people that have to be on the diet. I also said that more people are being diagnosed with the disease, which is causing an increase in awareness. I showed that the awareness is unfortunately reaching other people.
I then used a clip from Elisabeth Hasselbeck and an interviewer to show how she is promoting a gluten free diet for other people who do not have the disease. I then go into explaining why this is causing problems for people with Celiac Disease. By doing this, I hope people can understand why this is negatively affecting people that have to be on the gluten free diet. I chose two songs throughout my video. One called Viva La Vida by Coldplay and the other called Whatever It Takes by Lifehouse. I used Viva La Vida to portray how I live my life with Celiac Disease and I used Whatever It Takes to show I will do whatever it takes to continue to spread correct information and awareness about Celiac Disease and the gluten free diet.
The Remix Process: Reflecting and Translating
In one of my papers, I wrote about how people choose to go on the gluten free diet even though they do not have Celiac Disease. I described how this causes problems for people with Celiac Disease because when they go out to eat at a restaurant, the manager may not take the gluten free diet serious enough due to someone without the disease coming in and asking for the croutons to be on the side of their salad and claiming to eat gluten free. The person with Celiac Disease cannot have these croutons even near the salad, so this causes misconceptions about how serious Celiac Disease is. In this paper, I used invention by talking about Elisabeth Hasselbeck and how she is promoting misleading information about Celiac Disease. She is promoting everyone to go on this diet to improve their health. I also wrote about how Autistic parents put their Autistic children on the gluten free diet because they think it helps them, but there is actually not enough research to support this idea. I used these examples to explain how these people are causing problems for people with Celiac Disease. I used arrangement by telling a story from my life and then explained the importance of increasing awareness of the disease and the gluten free diet. I then went into explaining how the awareness can actually get to other people who take it the wrong way. I used Elisabeth Hasselbeck and parents of Autism here because they are promoting in wrong ways to other people in society. I explained how this is causing problems for people who actually have to be on the diet. I used an analytical and formal style of writing with citations in the text. My delivery was done through a story from my personal life to draw the reader in. I used revision by adding what I plan to do about more people adopting a gluten free diet because they want to be healthy. I wanted the readers to understand that when these people go to a restaurant, they are lessening the severity of the diet and causing health complications for people with Celiac Disease.
In my remix, I use invention by creating a video including pictures of foods containing gluten, interviews that I conducted, an informative video about Celiac Disease, an interview done with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and some PowerPoint slides in between videos to fill in the gaps of the whole video and explain what each video is saying. This will show how there needs to be more awareness of Celiac Disease and the gluten free diet, but not to promote other people to adopt the diet to improve their own health. Through Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s video, people will see how she is promoting this wrong information. I want people to understand that when anyone goes on the gluten free diet, people with Celiac Disease can suffer major health complications. I used arrangement by first showing pictures of foods containing gluten to draw the audience in and then introduced the topic with a question, asking people what they think about seeing someone ordering a hamburger without the bun. I explained further that people with Celiac Disease have to do this. I then showed my interviews that I conducted of people that I found while going to and from my classes. I interviewed them to see if they knew anything about Celiac Disease and used these to show that not many people know much about it. I then, used an informative video to explain what it actually is. After that, I used a few sentences about how more people need to be aware of this disease, but needed to be wary of others who promoted it in other ways. I then used Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s interview to show that she is promoting everybody to adopt the gluten free diet. I explained why this is a problem for people with Celiac Disease and asked people to please understand the gluten free diet to the fullest. I used an informative and interesting style of a movie. It was more direct than abstract due to the lack of knowledge about the disease and the gluten free diet. I will start off the video with pictures of regular foods that contain gluten to bring the audience in. I will then introduce the topic by asking the reader what they think about seeing someone ordering a hamburger without the bun and saying that it is because of Celiac Disease. I revised by adding in music and pictures at the beginning. I also added in more information to help people understand my topic better.
These rhetorical conventions are very similar to the ones used in my paper. I’m using the Elisabeth Hasselbeck interview to show the misleading information that she is promoting as a part of my invention process similar in my paper. However, the style is much more interesting and draws the audience in better than my paper. It is less factual and more entertaining. But it is very direct due to the lack of knowledge of Celiac Disease and the gluten free diet. The delivery is quite different, in that I will not use a story from my personal experience with Celiac Disease, but I will use pictures so that the audience can relate better to what I am about to show. The interviews I conducted are much different than anything in my paper and should help the audience relate to these people in the interview.
I had a couple issues with technology. When I was conducting my interviews, I found plenty of people who did not know what Celiac Disease or the gluten free diet was, however when I went back to my room to watch them, I could not hear the interviewees. So, then I borrowed a video camera and was able to get a much better sound quality. Getting used to the new programs, like movie maker and ilivid were also sort of a challenge because I was unfamiliar with how they worked.
I had a very hard time at the beginning trying to figure out what I wanted to do for my remix project. At first, I was worried that a topic I wrote about could not be shown in an interesting way to people who do not even know what Celiac Disease and the gluten free diet are. But, then this idea just came to me and I started to build upon that. If I was given another chance to make my remix project, I might use more personal examples from my life to help explain my idea better. I also wanted my project to be more abstract, rather than direct. But, I realized that it had to be more direct because not many people know what Celiac Disease and the gluten free diet are and, in helping them understand it, I had to include more information about it.