In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? Front Cover
Bold and stands out
Grungy looks like it has been printed on
Layered over image
Main Image: I edited my image on photo shop giving it a blurry look compared to the original. It doesn't quite have a picture related theme but the colour of the lights makes it stand out and give it a sort of club/electro theme to it. COLOUR: The colour stands out and is eye catching for the audience bring there attention to it. Text: - Mostly bold and the colour white to stand out from the background colour red. Information: - Date, issue and the price of the magazine are on the top left side of the front cover to give the audience useful information. Also on the top right hand corner is the magazines website.
Table Of Contents Date and Logo: - Information for readers on what date it is and having the logo shows the readers what magazine its from Title: I have used the same font as my logo to carry on the theme of the magazine. Images: My images are at the theme of the magazine which is electro/ alternative music. I have also added one of my DPS images on to it showing that it will be included in the magazine. Contents: For my editorial pillar I used sub title and then a small amount of information underneath the not giving away to much description on what i included i my magazine.
Double Page Spread Images: I edited the images on Photoshop darkening the colour of the images to make it have a scary sense to it. Also using the colours to Interview Title: I carried on using the same font as the front cover introducing the band that is being interviewed. I think it is important to carry on there theme because it make it look like a real magazine. Pull Quote: I have added a pull quote carrying on the tradition with most magazines. I placed it right in the middle of my text which will attract the readers attention before reading the interview. Language: I have looked at past interview's and I have seen how some magazines depending on the age target of the magazine they display different text including swear est. I tried use young youth wording when I put together my interview otherwise I think it would have sounded boring and not in theme with the magazine and the actual ‘band’
How does your media product represent particular social groups?
My Target Audience:
Age 16 – 21
Both Male and Female Readers
Appeals to people for the music taste in Alternative / Electronic Music
People who are interested in new and up coming band and read about there favourite bands with interviews and pictures.
Language for older youth.
Social Grading E - B
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
I chose IPC media because of the magazine NME that they produce and that in some what is similar to my magazine. NME are a similar genre of music magazine to mine and have the same target audience of teenagers between the age of 16 onwards.
Development Hell Limited:
Development Hall Limited produce Mix-Mag magazine which I based my music magazine idea on mostly from all magazines. They only produce 2 magazines in total. They are an dependent with there magazines and there target audience for there magazines are mostly 18 plus because Mix-Mag is surrounded by electro / club music and has a lot of information on clubs to go to ect.
Who would be the audience for your media product?
Target Audience :
Ages between 16 -21
Older Youth who are interested in the genre music of Alternative and Electronic Music.
Both Male and Female readers can read “Mystery M” Magazine.
How did you attract/address your audience? Front Cover
Bright colour that stand out and that is eye catching
Bold Font to make it clear and easy to understand
Good clashing colours that work well with each other
Image that is hard to make out what it is so audience are more mysterious and interested in what it might be.
Featured bands on Front cover of who is involved in the weekly addition of the magazine
How did you attract/address your audience? Contents
Big images used
Interesting articles and interviews
Short but enough information under each heading
Flow of theme of the magazine
How did you attract/address your audience? Double Page Spread
Images that take up most of the page
Colourful and themed page
Mentions of other band in the interview
Interesting information about the band and style
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? Adobe Photoshop Blogger Power Point Slide Share Excel Da Font
Adobe Photoshop: - I used different tools to edit my images in photo shop to make them a lot darker looking and less pixelated. - I used tools such as different brushed to make the page and the band name look better and stand out more like its been printed on.
I made a blog so I could:
Post weekly updates of my work
Upload pictures and talk about editing my work
Designing my own layout to make it look presentable
I could look at other peoples blogs to keep me updated on what I should be doing with mine
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
Power Point: Slide Share: I used both power point and slide share to upload power points and images onto my blog. Slide share allowed you to upload power points and pdf documents onto your blog easily and it only takes a few minutes.
Excel: I used excel to record my date and make my graphs for my questionnaire results. You can create different sorts of graphs.
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 a lot of things from my first School magazine to my final Music Magazine.
I have developed my skills in Photoshop and know a lot more information and different tools that I can use.
Including features such as the bar code and information like the slug and issue of the magazine make it look more realistic compared to my school magazine.
I learnt that is important to have drafts so you can on improve on your magazine gradually and get given feed back