In what ways does my media product use, develops or challenge forms and conventions of real media products ? Eyebrows Bold masthead are in caps. Cover artistCentral Image overlapping mast head (magazine isDirect eye contact well known).which would draw inthe reader. EarsMain Cover line use 1 font and(Larger Font) . 2 different colours.EarsWith quote White ,yellow and red themeHat Pointing throughout text in magazine.hat overlapping ‘50CENT’(gives attention to hisname as well as article). Barcode price and date
Did I stick with the usual conventions in my magazine? Bold masthead EyebrowsI didn’t feel a need to make them capital Ears Use of 1 font ,2 sizes , 3 colours and a quote Green ,white and blacktheme with a little red to show that we are breaking out of Central Image normal conventions with our I had my cover artist stare at magazine(used throughout) the camera to engage with the reader and his arms in directions I was going to put Ears the ears inUse of 1 font ,2 sizes , 3 colours and a quote as well as being tilted. Main Coverline (Bigger font) Barcode price and date
Contents analysisMy Contents Page XXL contents page Bold headings Wording is around artists Artist image (not in central position)
How does my media product represent particular social groups This artist is wearing an adidasArtist has his eyebrows slit and a jacket and a new era cap which is diamond earring showing he is in fashion right now so males can up to date with current trends. relate to him . Also he has a As well as this he is wearing a blackberry in his right handtrendy jacket which is currently which is the must have phone at in fashion. the moment.
Masthead associated with breaking a soundbarrier. Often associated with loud teenagers Young popular artist My magazine is aimed towards youngmales from ages16-30.my magazine would probably be getting more of a black audience due to the fact majority of themodels and artists are black .I would also say that it is obvious that my magazine is aimed at young males as most of the artists are male and the advertisements are also male.
What kind of media institution might distribute my media product and why? I have done some research and I think thatHarris publications is a is an institution who IPC Media could be the best institution topotentially could distribute my magazine but has a distribute my magazine .IPC Media producesmagazine called ‘XXL’ which is slightly similar to my over 50 magazines, with print alone reachingmagazine in the fact that they both have highlights on a vast amount of people within the UK. Theyhip hop news but I feel as my magazine is mostly UK currently only release one mainstream musicartist based that there might be room for my magazine titled NME, and this magazine ismagazine in their industry. rock orientated .This means that there is space for my magazine in their industry as it will be the only one of its genre. This would widen their fan base as well as distribute myMy magazine will be sold in places such as hmv or magazine.wh.smith as it is a more expensive magazine because ofthe quality of the magazine which appeals tomiddle/higher class people
Who would be the target audience for my media product? Sex The target audience for my magazine Men 90% is 16-30 Women 10% Age 16-20 48% 21-25 29% 26-30 19% 30+ 4%Median age 25 Race Black 37% White 32% Asain 20% other 11%
My average reader is around 25 and is either a full time worker or a part time worker and a university student My double page spread uses two up coming artists which would attract people pursuing a career in music as well as producers and event organisersThe price of my magazine suggests that it has a lot of advertisements making itcheaper but not cheap enough to attract a lower class
How did I attract/address my audience Top artist used in the eyebrow Photo manipulation I cut out my feature artist to add a black background to get rid of shadows Top stories in bold Bright colours attract readers attention
What have I learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?Google was my search canon 550d was used to I used adobeengine which I used to take the pictures for my photoshop for photoget ideas, information magazine as it is a high manipulation. I used it as well as pictures of quality camera.it taught to brighten crop and me how to use amagazine covers which professional camera as colour in pictures for was very useful well as lighting my magazine. I struggled with the program as it isnt very easy and it was my first time using it Wordpress was very helpful as all the work I produced was displayed on it for my work to be marked. I found it quite difficult at first to use as I have never blogged or used the website before but it became easier as I used it more .I can now blog and edit posts among other things.
I used in design to make the actual magazine ,like photoshop it was hardto use but not as hard and as time passed I got used to it and becamebetter. Using this program I learnt how to use layers ,lock the position ofthe picture and experiment with different fonts. I used slide share as there was some difficulty uploading some file types to my blog. It was pretty simple to use and became useful when adding documents to my blog.
Looking back at my preliminary task ,what do I feel I have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? Planning Skills DevelopedSkills Learnt Due to practice I haveIn terms of skills I have to With Planning I have become better at alearnt how to manipulate Learnt that I need to number of photophotos using lighting arrange photo-shoots way manipulation techniques before the date as mine such as cropping which Iphotoshop and used to struggle withbackgrounds. Another skill was very last minute and before.one way I haveI have learnt is how to meant there was no improved in cropping is bymake shapes and costume changes and it using smoother the line is was rushed. finer and doesn’t causemanipulate them using pixels to be bumpy aroundInDesign. the item. Manipulations/Representations I have learnt that using manipulation you can change a persons perception and change the representations of something, which can be a good or a bad thing.one other thing I have learnt is that by changing font colour and size ,you can make your product more presentable to a certain audience.