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How Does Your Media Product Represent Particular Social Groups? When I first decided on creating a rock and indie magazine I wanted my pictures to be really extreme, but I found that the simple shots were the best as the makeup gave them the edge that I wanted. ‘Elly White’ creates the image of a young, fresh, different and inspirational new face to the music industry and comes across as quite independent and headstrong. The photo from Kerrang is similar in one hand is featured in the shot and the facial expressions are quite simple. The one from Kerrang focuses on the costume more as it complies with the house style and my photo is more of a close-up shot. I focused on makeup more than costume.
How Does Your Media Product Represent Particular Social Groups? I really liked the idea of getting to know a person through photographs and I noticed that many magazines had small photos of bands/artists with different facial expressions and poses to show their personality. I think by showing more personality then they can become more relatable to readers. These shots were taken outside and I chose to have everything contrasting to show how different She is, and the different sides to her. The photos from kerrang are similar in the way that the same costume is worn throughout and the location is the same. It also features a quote which I used as well as they show someone’s personality more too. Sensitive Fun/Crazy/Light hearted Mysterious
What Kind Of Media Institution Might Distribute My Media Product I think Bauer Media Group would distribute my magazine as my magazine is a mix between ‘Kerrang’ magazine and ‘Q’ magazine and the Bauer Media Group distributes both of them. My magazine is a rock and indie magazine but unlike Kerrang I haven't given away the genre from the title and fonts. Ambient is quite a general name, similar to ‘Q’. I reinforced the genre through my images and band/artist names.
Technologies Used Take Pictures Video Audience Access all programmes Taking Homework and Class work from/to home and school Posted everything relevant to my media course on, e.g. Planning and research Used to create magazine, took quite a while to get used to but I'm confident in using it now
Technologies Used Editing photos Publisher – to align some of text Created a prezi for part of my evaluation, never used it before and picked it up quite quickly – effective way of portraying lots of information PowerPoint – To create PowerPoint's before uploading to slide share Word – To draft all text on before applying to magazine Used when uploading my PowerPoint's to Blogger, very easy to use
Preliminary Task Lighting isn't brilliant, background is dull makes her look pale and not vibrant enough Plainer but more effective title font Less blank space, background complies with house style Title doesn't match the genre of the magazine Cover lines not lined up, looks unprofessional Makeup makes her stand out Lined up cover lines, all same colours and font Lots of blank space Too much text Doesn’t match the house style Plain font for main cover line, Doesn't stand out enough Eye-catching main cover line font, less text Matches house style
Preliminary Task Less blank space Matches cover, simple but effective Font looks out of place Lots of blank space Background is dull Titles in pink - easy to navigate Colours don't match up, too many colours No text glows and only three colours used. Not much contents and font is very large A lot more contents, smaller font Text around photos, not stretched and not just added on Photos just look added on, and one is a bit too stretched
Improvements To improve my magazine I should have made sure the editor’s note text didn't overlap the picture and I should have put page numbers on my contents and double page spread pages. The only part that I believe lets my magazine down is the contents page, as I concentrated so much on cramming lots of contents on to it I think it looks to textual and the least professional out of the 3 pages I created.
Audience For My Media Product Aimed at a teenage audience who are into rock/indie styled music Predominant female audience Music makes up a big part of their lives, so much so that it influences how they dress, how they colour and style their hair and their behaviour and attitudes Enjoys gigs, likes to keep-up-to-date with their favourite bands/artists, posters Believes that friends and their peer group are very important in portraying their identity
Bold colours: Pink & Black Heavy eye make-up Determined expression, engages the reader Simple fonts, become effective due to the listing of all bands/artists – All names were created to sound ‘Rock’ or ‘Indie’ style, reinforces the genre Chance to win gig tickets
Gig information Posters Photos relevant to genre, not really happy and smiling, dress sense, makeup Articles/interviews able to keep readers up to date on their favourite artists/bands
Language: chatty, friendly ‘I want it to be crazy, crazier than GAGA’S!’ Sense of individuality Getting to know her, background information, sets scene Gig information Elly White – Relatable and inspiring, comes out in the interview