Question1: In what ways does your product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? <br />
Front Cover Comparison<br />My Magazine<br />NME Magazine<br />
NME Front Cover<br />This is a magazine produced by NME. NME’s magazine is one that I tried to recreate as my own. This front cover includes:<br /><ul><li>Bold Masthead.
Puffs and Plugs.
Bands included in the magazine.
Colour theme: black, red and white.
Two other photographs.
Main Cover line.</li></li></ul><li>My Front Cover<br />This is the magazine that I have produced. I titled it iMusic. This is what it includes:<br /><ul><li> Masthead.
Puffs and Plugs.
Main Cover line.
Colour Scheme: Purple, Black and White.</li></li></ul><li>Comparison<br />My Magazine doesn’t include as many photographs as the NME one does. I didn’t add any little ones as I wanted the main image to be seen and noticed. <br />NME’s magazine is a lot busier then mine as this is my second magazine I have created and it has improved a lot from my first one.<br />NME’s colour scheme is black, white and red – simple but affective. My colour scheme is purple, black and white which I also think is simple and affective.<br />The main images are also in a similar place, roughly the centre but slightly to the right leaving space on the left for cover lines and various things.<br />
Why?<br />I placed my image more to the right of the centre as I then had room to include cover lines on the left. I have placed other things on the right as well but more on the left as most magazines constructions are like this.<br />My Masthead is placed on the left at the top as well as this draws your eye up there. I placed it in a box so it stood out a lot more as this is what the magazine is called.<br />
My Contents Page<br />This is my Contents Page that I have created it includes:<br />Magazine Name.<br />Main Heading.<br />Issue Number.<br />Sub-headings.<br />Page Numbers.<br />Photographs.<br />Image of Front Cover.<br />Information of what is in the magazine.<br />Colour Scheme.<br />
Kerrang Contents Page<br />This is a contents page produced by Kerrang! It includes:<br />Main Heading.<br />Sub-headings.<br />Page Numbers.<br />Photographs.<br />Information of what is in the magazine.<br />Image of the Front Cover.<br />Introduction.<br />Colour Scheme.<br />
Comparison<br />Mine and Kerrang’s contents page both include a variety of images that are included in the magazine.<br />My contents page includes the title of the magazine whereas Kerrang doesn’t use this and just has the image of the front cover.<br />Kerrang’s contents page have an introduction/ paragraph at the top explaining things that will be included in the magazine, I have not included this.<br />Kerrang’s contents heading is on the right whereas mine is on the left under the magazine name, the images of the front covers are also on opposite corners.<br />
My Double Page Spread<br />This is my Double Page spread. I created it using in design here is what it includes:<br />Main Photograph.<br />Artist’s Name.<br />Interview Questions.<br />Introduction.<br />Smaller Images.<br />Drop Capital<br />
NME’s Double Page Spread<br />This is a double page spread by the magazine NME. This includes:<br />Main Image.<br />Band’s Name.<br />Main Text.<br />Other Images.<br />Pull Quotes.<br />Drop Capital.<br />Other Information.<br />
Comparison<br />Both Double Page Spreads have a main image on the left with the artists/bands name close to this image.<br />The text is on the right page and has either questions or the paragraphs.<br />On the far right they both have smaller images but in different ways as mine just has the images and NME’s has the column ‘Everyone's Talking About...’<br />NME’s Double page spread is a lot busier then mine.<br />Both have a colour scheme.<br />
Forms and Conventions<br />I have used a real magazine front cover to aid me whilst creating my front cover. I did not copy it I just used some of the layouts and ideas but changed them to include things in my magazine, making it my own.<br />I did the same thing for my contents page and double page spread, I did not copy them just used ideas and layouts but mainly coming up with things myself. <br />The magazines were there to help me and look back at. I was hoping to create a successful piece of work.<br />