My magazine has a running theme of colours and fonts. This font which lists featured artists is Impact, easy to read but i have used photoshop to create a worn effect on the writing, this makes the words seems less clean and imperfect.I think the main image on this page represents the model as being seductive with an attitude that people may be attracted to and that fans would expect from a hip-hop artist.
I would choose the world wide magazine distribution to distribute my magazine as they are extremely successful in distributing magazines similar to mine like the source, xxl, vibe and rap up
The audience for my product would like artists such as J. Cole, Lupe Fiasco, B.o.B, Eminem, Kanye West and other well known lyrical hip-hop artists and would be interested in learning about new artists that they may not have heard of before.
Evaluation – AS Media Coursework
Evaluation – AS Media Coursework<br />By Zach Donegan<br />
In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?<br />Masthead<br />Colour Scheme<br />Photographs<br />
Eye-catching masthead<br />Clear eye contact<br />Cover lines<br />Buzz word<br />Principle of thirds – left eye is on the right line<br />Main cover line<br />Depth of field<br />
Eye contact draws readers attention<br />Masthead integration<br />Article Headline<br />Different coloured text distinguishes between question/answer<br />Columns are used for text and arent too small<br />Very large main image, covers entire double spread to show significance of the article<br />Pull quote- draws attention<br />
How does your media product represent particular social groups?<br />Worn effect on text shows imperfection and authenticity.<br />Seductive pose – indicates attitude.<br />The dark colours represent a darkness and impurity of hip-hop<br />
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?<br />WORLD WIDE MAGAZINE DISTRIBUTION<br />
Who would be the audience for your media product?<br />They would be aged between 18 and 30 years of age and would be avid listeners of hip hope music, they would also read magazines like xxl and the source on occasions but would of course prefer to read Lyricism<br />
How did you attract/address your audience?<br />I ensured that although i only had photographs of one artist, all of the pictures were different, colours were attractive and a theme was continued to maintain identity of the magazine and make it unique. The masthead was also used on all three pages in one way or another. I used realistic articles on my contents page which featured well known artists. The contents page was well organised to that readers can distinguish exactly which articles are on which page. I focused on real, likeable artists who were praised for their lyrics.<br />
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?<br />I have learned that the internet is a good way to conduct questionnaires for research and for researching distributers and publishers. Also using websites like Blogger.com helps to organise projects. Without Adobe Photoshop iwouldnt have been able to create my project to anywhere near the sort of quality that i have.<br />
Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?<br />In comparison to my initial media studies task I feel I have learned a lot about a conventional magazine layout along with the importance of font types, colours and organisation.<br />
Eye contact is very clear<br />Masthead stands out<br />Bleak colours<br />Background is noticeable in the ancillary but has been well disguised in my actual magazine<br />Main cover line is far more interesting with different colours, effects, and fonts.<br />
Bleak colours<br />Eye contact is very clear<br />Masthead stands out<br />