I like this font because it seems very feminine and also I think it is the kind of font that would attract peoples attention. I like this font because it is very bold and to the point, however I don’t like the filling of this font so if I chose it I would have to alter it and change the colour to something plain. I like this font because its very sophisticated which suits the wording, however I don’t think this would suit the genre picked; R&B I like this font because similar to the one opposite it is sophisticated and feminine which would help us target our audience. I like this font because its very bold and eye catching, I also think its relevant to the genre as its quite lairy. This font is quite unusual like the word, however it is plain, which I think is needed for such a complex word. This font is plan and has a sense of originality with the shape of the letters, I like this because this too is feminine but I can also imagine it being the font for the name of a magazine cover.
Images; plans about locations for photos, make-up, hair, clothes, styling, lighting, Mise en scene. Mise En Scene Location Make Up Hair Styling Clothes I think our image would best suit not being in any particular location for the front cover image, and just have a plain coloured background to make the image of the person stand out . Clothes that I think would look most appealing on the person would be clothes that are in contrast to the colour of the background to make them stand out, so for example if there was a plain white background, they should wear colours that would stand out, like purple. The only thing I think we would take into consideration in the Mise En Scene area is the costume, as I don’t think we would use any props in the front cover image or there wouldn’t be a specific setting in the background, just a plain coloured background. Make Up on the female artist I use for my images I would like to be clear that they are wearing makeup however not to over the top as I want to keep it quite simple, I want facial expressions and body language to be more eye catching than the make up. I want the hair on both artists to be styled either way. With the male I think a simple spikey hair style would look good as quite a few R&B stars do that, however with the female I’d want it to be styled more and maybe be put up and curly. The styling would be based on the stereotypes of R&B so their body language would be that their posing in a certain way, not really smiling in all the pictures, but posing . LAUREN:
Images; plans about locations for photos, make-up, hair, clothes, styling, lighting, Mise en scene. Mise En Scene Location Make Up Hair Styling Clothes I think a plain white background will be most useful for my main image this will allow the image to stand out. I will find somewhere in school to take a photo to suit this. I think that clothes that contrast to the colour of the background will be best as the contrast in colours will allow them to stand out. I think using clothes to suit a stereotype will be best or clothes that suit the genre that I have chosen for my magazine. When considering Mise En Scene the factors I will take into account are costume. I have not used props in my image, I will use a plain white image for my background, this will be located in school. The main image on the front of my magazine is a simple image of a male artist therefore no-make up is necessary for this image. I want body image and facial expressions to be the main focus of attention. I want the hair on my main artist to be a stereotype, I have concluded that there are many male artists with spiky hair so this will represent the male artist I have used. I think this style will be most suited for my magazine. The styling would be based on the stereotypes of R&B so their body language would not be showing a particular pose, just a face on non-posing face. CHARLOTTE:
Images; A variety of different distances and angles. This photo is a medium close up , I like this photo because she is looking to the floor which gives the impression of mystery, also you can see her accessories and the way her hair is styled clearly which I think is important for an artist as I think image plays a big part to music artists. I like this image because it has a lot of facial expression to it, which I think shows emotion and feeling which is important in music artists. She is also looking directly to the camera which makes a bond between her and the reader as it is like her focus is on the reader. I like this photo because I think its quite stylish and the way he’s posing is relevant to the magazine as R&B artists seem to look like this, he is also fallowing the fashion trends so looks quite appealing. I think this photo is the one I am most likely to use in my front cover as it stands out most to me. I like this photo as he has a lot of body language, the photo is also taken at a lower angle so it makes him look like he’s got some authority. He is also looking at the camera so there is an interaction between him and the reader. LAUREN:
CHARLOTTE: From the photos I have taken, I prefer this one for the main one, this most likely represents the artist I am showing. I had two images which were front on so I thought an image at this angle will be best to attract the audience to buy the magazine. He is also looking at the camera so there is an interaction between him and the reader.
Front Cover Headlines <ul><li>________ Life After Music </li></ul><ul><li>________ Back In Business </li></ul><ul><li>60 Seconds With ________ </li></ul><ul><li>________ Breaks UK Record For The Number 1 Spot </li></ul><ul><li>What’s Hot and What’s Not </li></ul><ul><li>________ Comes Clean </li></ul><ul><li>________ Hits The Top </li></ul><ul><li>________ Going Solo </li></ul><ul><li>________ On Music Today </li></ul><ul><li>________ Reveals All On ________ </li></ul><ul><li>Look Who’s Back </li></ul><ul><li>New Music, New Body, New Image... ________ </li></ul><ul><li>Inside the Mind of ________ </li></ul><ul><li>Music Sensation ________ </li></ul><ul><li>The Girl Next Door ________ </li></ul><ul><li>The Latest On ________ & ________ </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusive On ________ </li></ul>
Front Cover Mock Up Layouts Magazine Title Magazine Title Main Image Main Image Other Article Titles From In The Magazine Barcode & Date About Competitions Offers
Other Details Magazine Size: 21/29.7 On the magazine cover we are going to include a barcode somewhere along with the price and issue number, and the date the magazine is issued. (For example ‘APRIL 2011’) When producing the magazine we will have to take into consideration the size of the magazine and make it 21 cm by 29.7 cm for the front page and also the contents, but then for the double page spread double the 21 cm to 42 cm. Colour Boards: In our planning we decided to add a number of colour boards to emphasise and use as inspiration for colours to use in a magazine. We made a yellow, red and blue colour board because we felt that these colours stood out most, and to suit our magazine genre; R&B, we thought using fluorescent colours would look best, we think these colours will most definitely be used in our final product.