Time Line<br />Tuesday 18th January: Take preliminary task images <br />Thursday 20th January (Lesson): Edit preliminary task photos<br />Monday 24th January: Preliminary task deadline<br />Tuesday 1st February (lesson): Analysing magazines<br />Thursday 3rd February (Lesson): Analysing magazines <br />Sunday 6th February: Research deadline<br />Tuesday 8th February (lesson): Plan photo shoot and send out emails choose location and costume<br />Thursday 10th February (lesson): Choose masthead, fonts and colour schemes for front cover<br />Friday 11th February: Planning Deadline <br />Saturday 12th February: Photo shoot for front cover - Costume jeans, T-shirt baggy hoodie/jacket, beanie hat, hi top trainers<br />Tuesday 15th February (Lesson): Edit images on Photoshop <br />Thursday 17th February (Lesson): Add images to front cover and alter<br />Friday 18th February: Front Cover Deadline<br />21st February – 25th February half term:<br /> Thursday 24th: Photo shoot for contents page – props, Nintendo Wii, Controllers and game. <br />Tuesday 1st March (lesson): Edit images for contents page<br />Thursday 3rd March (lesson): Add images to contents page and alter along with text<br />Friday 4th March: Contents Page Deadline<br />Sunday 6th March: Photo Shoot for Double Page Spread – Same costume as front cover so it corresponds (jeans, hoodie, t-shirt, hi tops, beanie hat) <br />Monday 7th March: Text for double page spread<br />Tuesday 8th March (lesson): Choose suitable image for double page spread and edit using Photoshop <br />Thursday 10th March (lesson): Add images to double page spread along with text and alter<br />Friday 11th March: Double Page Spread Deadline<br />Friday 25th March: Evaluation deadline<br />Friday 1st April: AS G321 Foundation Portfolio Deadline <br />
Organisation for shoot<br />Email sent: Hey would you be interested in doing a shoot for my media for a music magazine? <br />Email received: Yeah I think ill be able to do it depends when tho<br />Email sent: Is sat 12thfeb okay?<br />Email received: yep that’s ok<br />Email sent: ok thanks! Ill tell you more details about it closer to the time <br />
Hi top trainers </li></li></ul><li>Fonts for masthead<br />I chose a range of masthead font ideas that were quite similar, I decided to look for ones that were more modern and ones that relate to the urban genre by looking rough and slightly ruined which I think will appeal to the target audience of 16-22 year olds. I was inspired by the ‘KERRANG!’ masthead to do this.<br />
Other fonts for my front cover<br />Aharoni – I like this font because it is bold and stands out it is also clear to read.<br />Tw Cen MT Condensed Extra Bold – I like this font because it is bold and clear but it is quite compact so it will not take up too much room<br />Stencil – I like this font because it is bold and stands out I think it looks modern and up to date.<br />
Use of flashes<br />I want to keep the shapes simple as it could be too complicated using complex shapes <br />I think using boxes are bold and stand out because of the straight lines and sharp corners<br />I want to use a banner line because I think its easy to see and follows conventions as many magazines use this<br />
Genre and name of my magazine<br />After researching different types of music magazines I have decided that I want to make an urban/RnB genre magazine. I am going to call my magazine ‘PULSE’ because I think it fits in with the genre and gives connotations of the rhythm and beat of the music <br />
Second draft for front cover<br />MASTHEAD<br />CENTRAL IMAGE<br />PUFF<br />PUFF<br />PUFF<br />PUFF<br />MAIN HEADING<br />FLASH<br />FLASH<br />BANNERLINE<br />
Colour scheme<br />One of the main colours I want to use is a bright purple colour because it will stand out. Purple can have connotations of mystery which I think could make the audience intrigued to read the magazine. I think the colour will relate to the target audience of 16-22 year olds as it describes the younger generation as purple is made up of blue and red. Red is a focusing, dynamic and active energy showing the busy and exciting lifestyle younger people live where as blue is cooling and calming which is the opposite representing the peaceful time which is necessary for the busy lifestyle. I think purple will be bright and refreshing as it is a unique and individual colour.<br />
Colour scheme continued<br />I also want to use black as this is a darker and less alarming colour as too many bright colours can be too overpowering. I think this colour will still be able to stand out and be bold. I think this colour will be able to break up. I want to use elements of red, this follows conventions as a lot of magazines use this colour to catch the readers eye, it doesn’t sink into the background and stand out. I don’t want to use too much red as the red and purple could be too overpowering but I think using small elements of red can be effective<br />
Development of masthead<br />Firstly I used, ‘THE BLOODSHACK’ font off dafont.com website.<br />Then I put my magazine name into dafont.com<br />I cut out the background on my masthead using the magic wand tool on Adobe Photoshop.<br />I then added purple around the edges of the masthead using the recolor tool on PowerPoint. I only coloured the edges as I think if I coloured the whole masthead it would look too bright and alarming and the black still looks bold and stands out. <br />My final masthead<br />
Contents of my double page spread<br />I am going to base the contents of the double page spread on an insight into a celebrities life, as this is conventionally what magazines focus their articles on as the public like to know about celebrities personal lives as they can look up to these people and feel that they are their role models. They can also read about celebrities life so they can feel more personally involved towards one of their favourite celebrities.<br />
Second draft for double page spread<br />MASTHEAD<br />MAIN IMAGE<br />DESCRIPTION OF TEXT<br />COLUMN<br />COLUMN<br />COLUMN<br />QUOTE<br />
Fonts for title<br />For the main heading for my double page spread i want to use a handwritten style font for two reasons:<br />Firstly because it looks more rough and rugged which relates back to the urban genre of the magazine and the laid back style<br />Secondly because it can make the story feel more personal towards the audience if it looks like it has been personally handwritten<br />
Fonts for text in DPS<br />Tw cent Mt – for the main body of text I want to use this font because it is simple and clear that will be easy to read as there will be a lot of text and a more complex font could be confusing or too busy for the reader. However this text is not too boring as it looks more modern which relates to the genre. <br />
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