researching planning and producing a music magazine
In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
In the URB Magazine uses the masthead as the dominance as it uses white bold text and is one of the main attractions of the front cover, there other attraction is that there are two people on the magazine, this shows that it will appeal to both genders.
The magazine has a couple which I challenges as I only have one artist.
URB Magazine uses the minimal of a few plugs as a have produced the equivalent.
I used a white masthead that is in a retro eighties style and a whole range of colours for the background which had not been on the real magazines shown, this was a choice I made because they looked plain and I didn’t feel that my magazine wouldn’t stand out from the rest of the stack.
In the electro magazine there is a banner at the bottom which involved puffs, my magazine as continued this effect and added a more florescent tone to it, it also has the logo for the magazine contained in the bottom right, which none of the real magazines use.
Comparison of magazines of my choice My front cover URB Front cover Electronic Magazine
How does your media product represent particular social groups?
My magazine targets an electro scene of music lovers, the geeky types and the future disk jockey. The social groups I have chose are the quiet, shy and lonely people who need to be cheered up by the music featured in the magazine
Pendulum, The Prodigy and Anamanaguchi have electronic related themes which I have transferred into my artist
The music which this magazine features is electronic rock to film and game soundtracks, which represent fans of a genre or the average teenager.
masthead coverline Main image puff plug plug puff strapline
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
I think that Bauer media group is the distributor I would use as it distributes Q and Kerrang! The fact is that they make a great job of publishing these chosen magazines and that is why I have included Bauer in the production in my magazine.
Who would be the audience for your media product?
The audience of my media product would vary, the age of the audience would be targeted at young adult, a teenager who is into the electronic genre of music, a fan of film/game soundtracks that will find this magazine appropriate.
I attract my audience by using the bright colours featured on the front page of my magazine and the bright bold font on the front cover which attracts the attention when appearing on the rack in a news agents or supermarket.
I also address them by having a teenage male holding a hand held on the front cover to show that it is a young adult’s magazine that is based around electronics.
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
I am confident in using sans serif page plus 8 and macromedia fireworks as they are similar and I find that I can use fireworks much more better that page plus because I used it in early projects in other subjects. I did not use adobe whilst in the editing phases in the project. I have created many layers within fireworks which when I transferred the images over, they merged into one using page plus to export the image as a JPEG.
Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
I have learnt that I do not need to copy the logo on the front over to the contents page. This is because the logo is presented on the front cover in the bottom right corner and as it is copied, it is over powering the contents and double page.
To use very similar font to not confuse the reader that it may not be related to the text before it. This is managed by using two to three fonts within the magazine to focus on the different subjects.
Comparison between preliminary task and the full product My School magazine earlier in the year My music magazine The main improvement is that I have used more brighter colours to increase the attention to the cover In the preliminary task I used Photoshop for editing and page plus for the end product and layout. On the main task I mainly used fireworks as I am more familiar with the program and