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    Media Evaluation Question 1: In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? Media Evaluation Question 1: In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? Document Transcript

    • In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge magazine forms and conventionsof real media products?During my planning and research for my final media product, I researched different magazines sothat I could find inspiration for my final product. The genre I wanted my final magazine product tohave was Hip-Hop. In order to follow conventions of the hip hop genre, I researched various musicmagazines. I looked at magazines such as the source magazine, and VIBE magazine and noted downthe generic conventions that the magazine had in order for me to make sure that I was following thesame conventions when I was making my magazine so that it appeals to my target audience.For the front page of my magazine, I followed the layout of the KING magazine for example I copiedthe way my model was shot I used a mid shot, which the KING magazine used. But instead of gettingmy model to bare an excessive amount of flesh, I challenged this convention by getting my model towear a white vest, a black jacket and blue jeans. The only flesh I asked my model to show was herbelly, which does challenge the representation of women to an extent. I also asked my model towear two silver chains, so that it would act as iconography in order to reflect the hip hop genre and Iasked my model to wear red lipstick as the red connotes sexuality objectifying my model.I also noticed during my research, that magazines such as the KING, source and VIBE magazine puttheir models in front of the masthead, this is because the target audience already the know thename and identity of the magazine. This was another convention that I followed during the makingof my front cover for my magazine. Also from the KING magazine, I saw that the model had a directmode of address which I also mimicked on my front cover which was successful. However the onlyproblem was that the quality of the picture didnt turn out to be successful as I had hoped and thiswas unable to be fixed this during post production.
    • For my contents page, I used the NME contents page for inspiration. This meant that having a varietyof images was important as I needed to use them to anchor the headings of some of the content Ihad on my contents page. For example in the NME contents page, they would have a main imageand an introduction to head the main image on the contents page. Then would have a few otherpictures on the contents page. For example In order ti follow conventions of music magazines for mycontents page, I used another picture of my model, this time I used a close up shot for my model,this time I asked my model to wear a black vest, sunglasses and chains which I deliberately used foriconography to reflect the hip hop genre and short shorts in the form of jeans again, she was bearingflesh which meant that I was following conventions of the hip hop genre. When I took the photo, Ipurposely made sure that the Mis-en-scene that was used was the wall that had graffiti in thebackground. This again served as iconography in order for me to reflect the hip hop genre in mymagazine. When the picture had been taken, I put in a mini introduction to the double page spreadthat was in my Magazine as NME do in their contents page so that I would be following conventionsof Hip Hop magazines so that It would appeal to my target audience.They also had an advertisement telling their target audience to subscribe to their magazine which isanother convention that I used in the making of my contents page as it would attract my targetaudience who would be interested in subscribing to my magazine. Another form of advertising Iused fot my magazine was one were my target audience could win a pair of Addidas shoes, for thepicture to anchor this, I took a photo of a pair of addidas shoes at a low angle, but also at eye levelso that it was facing directly at the camera. I took a photo of the addidas shoes so that It could itcould be used as deliberate iconography to reflect the hip hop genre in my music magazine. For my double page spread, I mimicked a doublepage spread from the source magazine in terms of the way it was laid out. The photo I used for thedouble page was taken at a mid shot. The costume I asked my model to wear was a yellow cardigan,blue jeans and hi-tops. Again, I asked my model to wear silver chains as it served as iconography toreflect the genre that was Hip hop in my magazine. The photo had a direct mode of address and italso follows conventions as my model is bearing a lot of flesh, a convention that I continued to
    • follow from the KING magazine this convention was that women are usually objectified in the hiphop genre. I also cropped and decreased the size of the photo in post production as in the sourcedouble page spread the photo and the text were placed on either side of the page, anotherconvention I followed in the making of my double page spread. I also mimicked the way the drop capwas used, however when I did it, I made the colour of the drop cap green so that the black text couldbe seen on the page and it also followed the colour scheme that was used in my double page spread.My final magazine was called "#Bassline" the font I used was the astera font; this was because it wasthe most popular font amongst my target audience. I made the font a yellow/gold colour as itfollowed the colour scheme I wanted to go for on my front page. I made the font big and bold sothat it will take up the width of my magazine cover as it means I am following conventions ofmagazines such as the source, VIBE and KING magazines where the mast head takes up the most ofthe space of the front cover. In terms of the layout for my front cover, I followed the layout of theVIBE magazine
    • follow from the KING magazine this convention was that women are usually objectified in the hiphop genre. I also cropped and decreased the size of the photo in post production as in the sourcedouble page spread the photo and the text were placed on either side of the page, anotherconvention I followed in the making of my double page spread. I also mimicked the way the drop capwas used, however when I did it, I made the colour of the drop cap green so that the black text couldbe seen on the page and it also followed the colour scheme that was used in my double page spread.My final magazine was called "#Bassline" the font I used was the astera font; this was because it wasthe most popular font amongst my target audience. I made the font a yellow/gold colour as itfollowed the colour scheme I wanted to go for on my front page. I made the font big and bold sothat it will take up the width of my magazine cover as it means I am following conventions ofmagazines such as the source, VIBE and KING magazines where the mast head takes up the most ofthe space of the front cover. In terms of the layout for my front cover, I followed the layout of theVIBE magazine
    • follow from the KING magazine this convention was that women are usually objectified in the hiphop genre. I also cropped and decreased the size of the photo in post production as in the sourcedouble page spread the photo and the text were placed on either side of the page, anotherconvention I followed in the making of my double page spread. I also mimicked the way the drop capwas used, however when I did it, I made the colour of the drop cap green so that the black text couldbe seen on the page and it also followed the colour scheme that was used in my double page spread.My final magazine was called "#Bassline" the font I used was the astera font; this was because it wasthe most popular font amongst my target audience. I made the font a yellow/gold colour as itfollowed the colour scheme I wanted to go for on my front page. I made the font big and bold sothat it will take up the width of my magazine cover as it means I am following conventions ofmagazines such as the source, VIBE and KING magazines where the mast head takes up the most ofthe space of the front cover. In terms of the layout for my front cover, I followed the layout of theVIBE magazine