That was just my introduction, now for the long boring part of my presentation.
In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
my magazine uses many of the codes and conventions of a normal magazine to help identify it as one that can be found on a shelf. It has:
Main Image Of The Interviewed Band
An Interesting Fact
How does your media product represent particular social groups?
The target social group for my magazine was indie/rock fans in the age range of 16-20
Indie/rock is a genre that is hard to simplify into one aspect, sometimes indie/rock can be: fun, serious, happy, joyful, depressive and even boring.
In my magazine I tried to use serious photos, but made the interviews fun and exciting, whilst also keeping it appealing to the younger audience whose minds tend to run free when reading.
I kept their interest by including into my interview a talk about games and even sports, which many teenagers enjoy in their spare time.
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
For this I had to ask some people of the target age and audience where they would expect to see my magazine. The least likely place I would like to see it singly would be WHSmith, because they tend to distribute any magazine be it good or bad. Tesco or somewhere similar would be a bit of a compliment as they narrow down what they have on the shelf. The best place I would like to see it would be in a local newsagents as they tend to pick out the best sellers to guarantee them selves a sale as they cannot afford to lose out on magazine sales.
Here is the feedback:
supermarket (e.g. Tesco) 15.4%
small village store 0.0%
book/magazine shop (e.g. WH smith) 38.5%
It would be distributed by Bowa or IPC.
Who would be the audience for your media product?
Simple, indie/rock fans. I got the information to distribute to them from a survey, and for a country rock fan to buy it would be odd, as it is not targeted at them sort of people :P
How did you attract/address your target audience? (include evidence of audience feedback) What do you think of my magazine? awesome 38.5% good 53.8% fair 7.7% meh 0.0% rubbish 0.0% What do you like most about my magazine? Photography 23.1% Layout 38.5% colours 38.5% context 0.0% Other (please specify) 0.0% Would you buy my magazine? indeed i would 23.1% Occasionally 38.5% if it was slightly cheaper 0.0% probs not 30.8% not really 7.7%1 Is the freebie a good one? yes 84.6% no15.4% What genre would you say my magazine is? indie 46.2% rock 0.0% country 7.7% metal 0.0% pop 0.0% indie/rock 46.2% RnB 0.0% Most people found that my magazine was fairly good with 53.8% saying it was good. People found that the magazine genre was clear as most people chose the correct genre in my survey. They also said that the freebie was good, would occasionally buy it, and that the colours and layout was the best part.
What have learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
Computer software such as: Powerpoint, Photoshop and microsoft word.
Online sites such as: Google, slideshare, Blogspot, social networking sites (Facebook), surveymonkey and dafont.
Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
Colour changing (gamma and brightness etc.)
Cutting and cropping
Interesting slideshow animations (lacking in this presentation)