Question 1.  In what ways does your mediaproduct use, develop or challenge  forms and conventions of real        media pro...
Title of the magazine
The title of my magazine was originally the name of a Kings of Leon song. Theword ‘revelry’ means noisy party making, whic...
Mise en scene of imagesand costume and props
Costume and props                                Mise en scene of imagesI asked her to wear a shirt and braces attached to...
Mise en scene of images     The way she is sat and how the image wastaken, represents how she wants to distance herself  f...
Mise en scene of images                                Costume and props The artist has her hands up to the lens in the fo...
Costume and props        Mise en scene of images                    The use of a background of magazine posters was to Thi...
Costume and props                                                                          For this photograph I asked the...
Mise en scene of images                                                                           This image was used to  ...
Costume and props  For this photograph I asked her to wear converse as they are stereotypical of the music genre, rock, ma...
Mise en scene of imagesI wanted this image to represent his love of music. He iscompletely ignoring the presence of the ca...
Mise en scene of images                                                                          This picture was taken fr...
People
I choose these people as they are already in bands and I  thought it would be appropriate to take pictures of people     w...
These people where chosen as I wanted to          This person was chosen as I believe sheshow the more quirky and fun side...
This person was chosen as I believe    This person was chosen as again I wanted to show that the   she has the right look ...
Written content
This is part of my written content shown in a screen shot. I decided the article should be an interview as the artist had ...
Music genre
ROCK       The magazines music genre is rock. I chose to       do rock as some of the best selling music       magazines a...
This genre was also chosen because of the people I was able to photograph. Asmost bands have a certain look I felt that th...
Layout
Front cover                         I used four aspects of this front cover on my front cover as it is                    ...
Contents page    I used NME magazine as                                  There are many factors mentioned below to why I u...
Double page spread   This double page spread was used as inspiration for my double   page spread as it was in keeping with...
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  1. 1. Question 1. In what ways does your mediaproduct use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
  2. 2. Title of the magazine
  3. 3. The title of my magazine was originally the name of a Kings of Leon song. Theword ‘revelry’ means noisy party making, which I thought to be appropriate for my magazine, as my target audience are those who like to party, be loud andenjoy life with lots of rock music. I also thought the title was appropriate to be the name of a rock magazine as it is a song by a rock band, so I felt it was a good link that is fitting to the rock genre. I decided it should be white to be inkeeping with my colour scheme. The shadow around the edge and the 3D lookwere to make it stand out against all the other information and the picture as it would have been lost in the lighter background and wouldn’t have been as effective with all the dark colours if I hadnt have done this.
  4. 4. Mise en scene of imagesand costume and props
  5. 5. Costume and props Mise en scene of imagesI asked her to wear a shirt and braces attached to This image was edited black and white and her shorts so that she would look ‘boyish’, this is the artist is looking to one side to show that because there are many women in the music she has always been seen one way, she industry and what sets the women in the rock wants this to change and she is focusing on music genre apart from the rest is that they look her goals, not what other people want hervery different and don’t tend to wear dresses and to. The relaxed pose with her hands in her if they do, they will wear leather jackets and pockets was to show that she is fed up of boots with it to maintain the ‘boyish’ look. being viewed this way and that it is time to change.
  6. 6. Mise en scene of images The way she is sat and how the image wastaken, represents how she wants to distance herself from her past and as the media was a part of this the camera was placed away from her. The whole body picture represents how she wants everyoneto see all of her and leave no part out, she wants to be seen for who she is not what others see her as. Costume and props I used a chair in this image so that I could get a picture of all of her, but also to make sure the audience could still see her face and so it wasn’t too close up. I wanted her face to stand out onthis image and also to make sure she was wearing the appropriate clothes for the genre so I asked her to wear dark clothing.
  7. 7. Mise en scene of images Costume and props The artist has her hands up to the lens in the form I didn’t want to change the costume for this of a circle to symbolise the human eye, this is image as I wanted to show that she needs because she wants her story to be heard and that stability in her life and that she has already because she is going solo so she wants all eyes to changed so much recently, that she feels she be on her. It also shows that she wants people to can’t change another thing, she needsfocus on now and not think about her past and the consistency. Also I wanted the focus to be on things that went wrong for her. her face in this image.
  8. 8. Costume and props Mise en scene of images The use of a background of magazine posters was to This image was taken close up to show she make the connection between the artist and her past, I wants attention but on her terms, it is a wanted to show that she it putting the past behind her powerful image as her facial features stand and moving on. It also symbolises that it is a part of out and it makes the reader feel they have a her and it is hard for her to let go. The bright make upconnection with her as she is looking at them. makes her face stand out from the rest of the image to The image was edited to have a glow to it to focus our attention and the pink lipstick shows she hassymbolise that she wants to be seen in a new softer side as it contrasts with the darkness of her eye light. make up and her clothes.
  9. 9. Costume and props For this photograph I asked the group to be quite mismatched in terms of their clothing but I also wanted them to wear something blue so that they would have something in common and also that in the editing process the colour could be picked out of the picture. The blue stands out on the image as well as the green on the girls jeans this shows they are in the band together but the girl is the centre of it as the lead vocalist. The chair was used in this image so that the boys could get really close to her to reflect how close they are as a band and friends. Mise en scene of imagesThe band was posed in this way, surrounding her and all higher in the image to her, to show the maledomination in the group but also to show that the girl in the centre of the band. The individual posesshow that they are a band that likes to have fun. The expression on the girls face was to portray that she is used to their antics and that she just takes it in her stride. The image overall was to appeal to female readers and fans of the band as they know what the bad are like and they can relate to this scenario as they encounter boys doing these silly things in everyday life.
  10. 10. Mise en scene of images This image was used to reflect the quote next to this image on the contents page of the magazine., “People call us weird, we like to think quirky is a better word”, as the artist felt she couldn’t speak without being judged and that she just needed to keep quiet. The dark editing was used to reflect that she feels she is blending into the background but the lighter parts show that she is still holding onto her opinions. Costume and propsAs I mentioned in the previous slide I asked the band this artist is a part of to wear some blue clothing. As I wanted this person to stand out from the group to show she was the front woman I asked her to wear this striped blazer, this also shows that she is still trying tomaintain the boyish style whilst breaking the genre conventions by wearing colourful clothes. The red hair is to draw your attention to the image, it is like an explosion of colour to excite the reader and show the ‘quirkiness’ of the artist.
  11. 11. Costume and props For this photograph I asked her to wear converse as they are stereotypical of the music genre, rock, many artists are seen wearing these and it reflects the rock culture as they will all have something in common. I also asked her to wear the leopard print jacket to show diversity in the rock culture and that the artists are willing to adapt to society and there views as the stereotypical black clothing has come under scrutiny for causing teenagers to have suicidal thoughts, I wanted to address this by challenging the genres conventions, however to keep the costume colours consistent throughout the magazine I asked her to wear a black top. Mise en scene I took the picture this way as I wanted it to represent her starting from nothing, the background suggeststhis and I also wanted her to look down and look quiteshy by turning in her foot. I wanted to portray that shewas nervous and scared of this big world as she enters the music industry.
  12. 12. Mise en scene of imagesI wanted this image to represent his love of music. He iscompletely ignoring the presence of the camera and he is concentrating on the music he is listening to. Therelaxed pose suggests that he is relaxed and happy with the situation and that the camera and fame does notphase him, he embraces it and it is what he wants to do. The corner of the brick walls and the way he is looking down makes the audience feel he is being trapped, as though he is told what to do and where he willperform, yet the relaxed stance means he can deal with it. Costume and propsI wanted him to look quite normal so the audience wouldfeel that they don’t have to dress stereotypically and ‘out there’, again breaking the conventions of the genre. However his hair is his statement and this shows that he does what to be different and noticed. The use of headphones in the image makes the audience see howmuch he cares about music, so much so that he can’t stop listening to it, even whilst having his picture taken.
  13. 13. Mise en scene of images This picture was taken from a lower angle looking up at them to portray that they have the power now and they have finally made it to the top. This ‘looking down on the world’ pose suggests that they see the world as somewhere they can be in charge and in a way control the people to like them and their music. The background also suggests this as they are in the woods and this is considered a scary place, as many horror movies have scenes set in wooded areas, so it makes them seem quite sinister. Costume and props As in many of my other pictures I wanted them to wear black to keep the colours consistent. The ‘batman’ logo t-shirt adds some colour to the image showing they aren’t willing to fade into thebackground. It also suggests that the artist on the right sees himself to be a ‘hero’ and as the front man of the band, he wants to be noticed before anyone else. Whereas the artist on the left is the one younotice second, he seems to blend in. I didn’t use any props in this image so that the focus would be on the artists and so no attention is taken away from them.
  14. 14. People
  15. 15. I choose these people as they are already in bands and I thought it would be appropriate to take pictures of people who fit the rock genre and the band look. I especially thought this of the boy in the right hand picture, he hasbeen in 3 bands, so has had lots of experience and his imagefits what I was looking for, as he dresses to fit the stereotype of people who listen to and play rock music. The pictureabove is of the founding members of a band and I wanted to use them to show that you dont have to dress stereotypically to be in a rock band.
  16. 16. These people where chosen as I wanted to This person was chosen as I believe sheshow the more quirky and fun side of rock and also has the right look for the magazines show that it isn’t serious and gloomy but that genre. I picked her as her fashion style fits some bands write upbeat rock music. I knew the rock genre and the stereotypes ofthat this group of people like to be loud as they people who listen to rock are part of a big group of friends and they also music, alternative and ‘out there’. have a lot of confidence so I knew they would be willing to act quirky and ‘out there’ for my photo shoot.
  17. 17. This person was chosen as I believe This person was chosen as again I wanted to show that the she has the right look for the artists in my magazine don’t all look stereotypical to the magazines genre and the readers genre. I wanted to break the conventions and stereotypes would be interested in reading an of the rock music genre with some aspects of my article about her. She also has the magazine, to create a magazine that does have a specificsame taste in music as the audience audience, but that is also suited to others who may be for the magazine I created. interested in the magazine but feel they shouldn’t buy it because they don’t fit into the audience it is aimed at.
  18. 18. Written content
  19. 19. This is part of my written content shown in a screen shot. I decided the article should be an interview as the artist had recently split from herband and gone solo. I wanted her to be able to have a chance to explainher side of the story. This was also the first interview with her since the split and so this would make my magazine stand out from others. This is another part of my magazine, a quote picked out from the text. I chose to do this as I had seen it done in many magazines such as KERRANG! and NME and it is an effective tool to get people to read the article. This is also seen above in the picture of an article from NME.
  20. 20. Music genre
  21. 21. ROCK The magazines music genre is rock. I chose to do rock as some of the best selling music magazines are rock. My magazine suggests that the genre is rock because of the colour scheme the red white and black is seen on and in many rock magazines. The dark picture on the cover and the way she is posing all shows that the genre is rock. By looking at these examples above and on the right and comparing them to my magazine cover we can see the similarities and as they are all rock magazines this shows the rock genre has been portrayed.
  22. 22. This genre was also chosen because of the people I was able to photograph. Asmost bands have a certain look I felt that the people I chose also had this look. The way they are stood also suggests that the magazine is rock as there arecertain ‘poses’ seen in rock magazines compared to other music magazines. An example would be KERRANG compared to VIBE... I also used this idea in my magazine as I used the covers from KERRANG! As guidance for how my ‘models’ should be posing.
  23. 23. Layout
  24. 24. Front cover I used four aspects of this front cover on my front cover as it is full of information and the readers eyes are drawn to the main article and the large image. This makes the reader want to buy I used KERRANG and NME asinspiration for my front cover as they the magazine to read the article, which is why I chose to use it are both top selling rock music for my front cover. I also used the circle with information insidemagazines and both covers caught my it and the banner containing more bands eye during research. names at the bottom of the cover as they also draw the readers attention to them and give them more information. If they want to know if their favourite band is in the magazine they can quickly look at the banner and they will know. Finally I decided to put the picture in front of the title so that the artist could be the main focus of attention much like on this front cover. I used two aspects of this front cover for my front cover, the strip of posters in the bottom left and the brief explanation of the contents in the top right. This is because they give you more information and make you look at the magazine and buy it. They also allow you to see if anything you are interested in is inside the magazine so you know straight away if you want to buy it.
  25. 25. Contents page I used NME magazine as There are many factors mentioned below to why I used thisinspiration for my contents page. magazine as a template. It attracts the attention of the reader and makes them want to buy the magazine. The large pictures, title and quotes keep the layout simple but effective as the readers are given a taster of what the magazine will contain. The simple colour scheme of white and black really brings to life the pictures, making the colours in them stand out and lets them tell the story. The splash of red used for the Christmas subscription promotion really draws your eyes to it and makes you read it. This is something I decided to use in my magazine as I believe it to be effective. The large pictures let the audience know exactly who will be featured in the magazine and the large page numbers are clearly visible and readable, this makes it easy for the readers to find an article they are particularly interested in. The quotes from the articles draw the readers attention to them making them want to read the full story.
  26. 26. Double page spread This double page spread was used as inspiration for my double page spread as it was in keeping with my colour scheme and itdrew my attention to the image . The black and white gives a sense of mystery to the article and so was fitting to my article that I had written. The columns of text look easier to read than rows, this makes the reader feel that they can read the article and follow it easily. I included 2 smaller pictures in my article and had a large title so the readers attention would be drawn to many different parts of it and it would excite them. The small paragraph of text at the top of the article introduces it and as it is a small amount of text the audience will read this to find out what the article is about and they will be drawn in to read the rest of the article to find out more information. The page number is clear so that the reader can find the article they want quickly. As with all the magazines I have researched, the writer and photographer for the article has been displayed vertically at the side of the image and so I put this feature on my magazine.

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