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  • evaluation By Jade Gaches
  • Question 1
    • In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
    • whilst researching existing music magazines I noticed that many music magazines where aimed towards rock music and the male market.
    • Then I found this issue of Q magazine which is slightly more female orientated
    • I decided to go against most of the ordinary magazine conventions and make a music magazine aimed at females interested in mainstream ‘popular’ music!
    • I followed the conventions of a typical Q magazine by using one image on the front cover. I also used a black and white image on the front which breaks most conventions, so to draw attention to it on the shelves!
    • To make my brand accessible to the mainstream audience I have used conventions such as –
    • Banner/ masthead/logo
    • Cover lines
    • e.g. ‘Jordan's big proposal!’
    • Selling line =
    • ‘ all the music AND gossip in one!’
    • Date and barcode
    • Website etc www.BLAST.co.uk
  • Question 2
    • How does your media product represent particular social groups?
    • I made my magazine look like a gossip magazine as much as possible, because my target audience was the sort of females who but gossip mags.
    • I also added a selling line ‘all the music AND gossip in one!’
    • I wanted the magazine to be aimed at the younger generations from the ages 15-18 so I used a young model on the front
    • The aim of the magazine was to get more females to buy music magazines and I hoped to accomplish this by making it look more like a gossip mag, which the majority of females buy.
    • It relates to the reader by using a young female model,
    • Using up to date fonts
  • Question 3
    • What kind of media institution might distribute your product and why?
    • Mainstream ???
    • Independent publisher?
    • I think Bauer would be an appropriate publisher for my brand as they already deal with a number of mainstream magazines and that is what I hope my magazine to be!
    • Although they already deal with some big music magazines I feel that there is a gap in their market in which BLAST magazine could fit into !
  • Question 4
    • Who would be the audience for your media product?
    • 15- 18 years
    • Females
    • Middle class
    • Women's lifestyle readers
    • Wide range of music interest
    • Channel 4 fans – glee and skins etc
    • Spend a lot of time with friends
    • Class B – C2
  • Question 5
    • How did you attract your audience?
    • Using young models
    • Making look like a women's lifestyle magazine
    • Using informal language
    • Young new pop style
    • Bright colours on dark colours to make it stand out
    • Big ‘cool’ fonts
    • I used a questionnaire as research the sort of magazine people wanted to buy and what sort of things they would want included. I used my media class and friends aged 15-18 to answer my question as I already decided on my target audience.
    • Once I had made a rough draft of the magazine I got feedback from my class, they said things like-
    • Bigger fonts
    • Brighter colours
    • Brighten the front cover picture
    • etc
    • All of which I took into account and changes accordingly before finishing my brand of magazine
  • Question 6
    • What have you learnt about the technologies from the process of constructing this product?
    • i used-
    • a digital camera to take the photos and in the process have learnt how to use different settings to maximise the quality of the pictures
    • Internet I have learnt how to put things on the internet and starting a blog etc
    • Photoshop, before starting this product I had no idea how to use Photoshop but now I have a wide range of skills on the programme
    • Publisher I have learnt how to arrange photos on top of each other to look like a magazine etc
    • Power point I have learnt how to put documents onto PowerPoint as pictures etc
    • I also used paint to edit my brand logo from the dafont site
  • Question 7
    • Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full project?
    • It is a lot ‘cleaner’ with a much more professional look, because my ICT skills have developed
    • I gained a better understanding of how to use programs such as Photoshop and publisher. which made my pictures etc look a lot ore professional.
    • I know have a better understanding of how to compose music magazines to attract a certain target audience through using pictures and language etc
    • If I were to do it again I would possible change the colour schemes of my piece and use more Photoshop skills etc to make it have a much more professional end look. I would think more about my cover lines and using some word play etc