I have tried to follow the conventions of generic media texts when producing my magazine. Mast head, type face name. Names ear candy, shows that it is a music magazine, also can mean good music. Colour Scheme, For my colour scheme I have tried to follow conventions because it is a convention to use only 3 colours plus black and white (explain) the results of my questionnaire (explain) Layout, For my layout I also tried to follow conventions by using the Guttenberg Diagram (explain) Principle of thirds (explain) Wording; Buzz words; free, exclusive. Image, Direct mode of address eye contact (explain) Depth of field hand out (explain)
Type faces & fonts; bubble writing but also bold, child like informal writing. Colours; Same as front cover and double page spread, carried on throughout as the house style. Yellow, pink and blue all feminine pretty pastel colours. (relate to questionnaire) Layout; Gutenberg diagram, “contents” in the top left corner and A picture in the bottom right corner.Images; Pictures of the models on the front cover, the models are young which the girls can relate to, happy, cute looking and also wearing clothes that the target audience would wear.
Type face and font; bubble writing but also bold. Writing; text such as OMG because it is what the young children use and can relate to. Images; different poses of the main model. Model is young and happy which the young girls can relate to. Colour scheme; Colours carried on throughout my magazine girly light colours, (relate to questionnaire) Layout; Columns are uniform. Text is quite large so the readers can read it.
The social groups my media product was aimed at wasGender; Girls. The reason I picked girls was because they are the gender most likely to read pop music magazine. What I did to aim my product at girls was used girly colours such as pink, blue and yellow. Pictures of women that young girls aspire to. Age; 8-11 years. The reason I picked ages 8-11 years, was because this is the age that young girls are generally in to music and magazines and starting to have crushes on pop stars. The things that i did to aim it at girls aged 8-11 years, was used bubble writing and chunky bold text, to attract the reader. Type faces; bold bubble writing, cartoon look text. Images; All of females that the girls who ill be reading my magazine can relate to, all the women look cute and feminine, they are all smiling at happy.Text; wording like OMG! EXCLUSIVE! & FREE! Because young children can relate to OMG and also buzz words will attract the reader to purchase the magazine.
The BBC are the publishers of Top Of The Pops magazine, which I have based my magazine (ear candy) upon. The reason the BBC produce the magazine is because in the 1960s they produced and broadcasted a T.V show called Top of the Pops which was a pop music chart show shown weekly, until 2006. Even thought the T.V programme ended the magazine carried on being produced. The BBC are a very good institution to produce a children's’ pop music magazine because the BBC cater for a very wide audience, and have specialist channels just for children e.g. CBBC so understand what would make young children want to buy a magazine and what they would want to hear about. The BBC are a huge corporation with 12 radio stations, 22 magazines and 9 T.V channels. So advertising would be easy, because they have many way to advertise a product such as my magazine.
The audience of my magazine in young girls aged 8-11 years. That listen to popular music. The artists and colour scheme
I attracted my target audience which was girls ages 8-11.I used girly colours such as pink, blue and yellow because these colours are bright and eye catching, also these colours will attract young girls. The type faces and fonts used are bold, cartoon like and also informal and easy to read. The language i have used will attract the reader because it is words they use on a day to day basis e.g. OMG and LOL, The images I have use, (direct mode of address, depth of field) Models young, cute, dress just like the readers.
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My evaluation.<br />By Holly Havern. <br />
Q1) In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of a real media product? <br />Front Cover.<br />LAYOUT<br />MAST HEAD. <br />Front cover<br />COLOUR SCHEME.<br />IMAGES.<br />TYPE FACES<br />
Q1) In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of a real media product? <br />Contents page<br />TYPE FACES & FONTS <br />Contents page<br />LAYOUT<br />IMAGES<br />
Q1) In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of a real media product? <br />Double page spread.<br />TYPE FACES & FONTS <br />Layout<br />Double page spread. <br />IMAGES<br />COLOUR SCHEME.<br />
Q2) How does your media product represent particular social groups. <br />COLOUR SCHEME.<br />IMAGES<br />TYPE FACES & FONTS <br />
Q3) What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?<br />My front cover. <br />
Q4) What would be the audience for your media product? <br />What is your favourite colour? <br />
Q5) How did you attract / address your audience?<br />
Q6) What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?<br />
Q7) Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? <br />Ancillary project.<br />Final magazine. <br />Double page spread <br />Front cover <br />Contents page <br />Front cover <br />Contents page <br />