In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? <ul><li>Front cover </li></ul><ul><li>RWD magazine- main image </li></ul><ul><li>The RWD magazine usually has 1 main image on magazine on the front and is also usually mid shot image. This image always links to the main tagline. </li></ul><ul><li>RM (real music) magazine-main image </li></ul><ul><li>I thought for my magazine I would also do a mid shot image to develop it from the RWD magazine of the artist linking to main tag line. </li></ul><ul><li>RWD magazine- masthead </li></ul><ul><li>The RWD masthead is all the way across the top of the page and is in full capitals to stand out from the rest of the cover. </li></ul><ul><li>RM (real music) magazine- masthead </li></ul><ul><li>For my magazine I decided to use the same placement for my masthead but just in the top left hand corner. I also decided to challenge the style of the masthead as I only put the first letter of both words in capitals instead of the full words </li></ul>
contents <ul><li>RWD magazine </li></ul><ul><li>RWD’s contents has lots of large images with the numbers over the top of them with the actual topic and page number to the right hand. This is very small compared with the images. They stick to the how style of white, black and grey to show more a more professional look </li></ul><ul><li>RM (real music) magazine </li></ul><ul><li>for the RM magazine I challenged there contents completely as I only use 2 images and my writing was much bigger. I added an editors column too instead of the overuse of images. I think this shows a more professional look. </li></ul>
Double page spread <ul><li>RWD magazine </li></ul><ul><li>RWD magazine has a large image on one page and the article on the other linking to the image. The layout of the double page spread is in columns. </li></ul><ul><li>RM (real music) magazine </li></ul><ul><li>I basically developed my double page spread from the RWD magazine as I think this is a very professional way of going about a double page spread. I too used my interview in the column form. The only thing I changed was the positioning as my main image was on the right hand page and my article on the left. RWD had displayed it in the other way. </li></ul>
How does your media product represent particular social groups? My magazine represents the grime/ hip hop industry and is shown by the real artists I have included in the magazine such as Eminem and professor green. The pictures in the magazine show the main `Artist` so to speak standing next to a wall and nothing flashy. This is because the grime industry was developed from the black ethnicity living in London in the English slums where they it’s a quite poor community. The artist I used for my magazine is dressed as a well known grime artist would be. In a standard hoodie and jeans. To the right is a picture comparing my image and a well known artist
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? BAUER I think BAUER would be the best distributor as they publish and distribute `Q` and `kerrang`. Although these are not in the same genre as my magazine these are two very big magazines and I think that BAUER would be able to get RM magazine to be as big as these two are. `Q` is possibly the biggest music magazine out at the moment. That’s the reason I think that BAUER would be the best distributor.
future publishing This would be a bad example of a magazine to use as it is publishes magazines mainly about guitars and metal music. The genre of music in my magazine is completely different to the genre of music magazine this company publish. Also none of the magazines that future make are `big` magazines, they aren’t very known or popular so introducing a grime magazine into the market with a publishing company that have never published that kind of magazine wouldn’t be a very good idea.
Dennis Publishing This would another bad example to use for my magazine as this publisher publishes magazines like Health & Fitness and Carbuyer which are nothing to do with music. Dennis publishing doesn’t even publish any kind of music magazine so would probably be the worst kind of publisher for my magazine.
Who would be the audience for your media product? My magazine will be aimed at teenagers and people who are in their 20’s. It will be a magazine mainly aimed at the male gender as males are usually more likely to listen to the grime genre of music. The magazine will not be expensive, it will cost around £2-£3 so will be available for the working class citizens who cant afford like £5 magazines. It isn't specified to be to a certain sexuality it will appeal to anyone as it the magazine is completely about music and nothing else. The artists who are to be in the magazine will usually appeal to males more than females. These are hip hop/ grime artist that females are not usually interested in.
How did you attract/address your audience? I have attracted my audience in many different ways. I will show you my front page, contents and double page spread with ways that it attracted the audience. Image of up and coming artist stands out a lot on a black background Words like EXCLUSIVE are intriguing so stand out to the readers. Free things that come with the magazine will always sell a magazine. Also the big competition prize will help to sell the product Big font and very vibrant colour to stand out from other magazines if in a shop Front page
contents Different style of presenting things. I used a post it note for the boxes I used feature bands that appeal to my target audience Use of an editors column shows professionalism. This will attract the audience
I used a big title that is eye-catching therefore will attract the reader. Pull out quotes are also eye-catching and will make the reader want to read the rest of the article Asked questions about billyy that the readers will want to know . Double page spread
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? I have learnt how to use some software a lot more confidently. The first is Photoshop, before starting this unit I had a brief idea on how to use Photoshop, but now I feel I can use it quite confidently without much assistance and can also help people out on how to use it. I used techniques such as glows, transparency etc for my product, these were not too hard to be as you only need to tweek your fonts and are also very effective and stand out well. Example of a glow Example of transparency
Another technology I have learnt how to use is the website called Blogger. It is a good website for collaborative working as you can post blogs up on the site for other people to read and comment on. This helps because people can suggest ways in which to improve your work. I have also learnt how to take better quality pictures with a digital camera as I have learnt about using all different camera angles and the range of shots. For my images I used a mid shots because I feel it is best to show the upper half of the artists body s
Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? <ul><li>Compared to my preliminary task I have improved a lot of things and have spent far more time getting the little bits that make it more professional right. </li></ul><ul><li>Front cover </li></ul><ul><li>The front cover has a banner along the bottom that is semi transparent that creates a good professional effect. The masthead also stands out much more as is it situated in the top left hand corner and is a vibrant colour in yellow. I used a glow on the ‘Billyy’ to stand out and I didn’t on my preliminary task. </li></ul><ul><li>Contents </li></ul><ul><li>My contents is more advanced as I scanned in a picture of a post it note and used that as the background for my page topics and numbers. I also put in an editors column to fill up space but also so it looks much more like a magazine out in the market. I used the shadow effect of the ‘contents’ title at the top of the page to make it stand out more. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Double page spread </li></ul><ul><li>I used the how style of 2 columns for my double page spread unlike my other double page spread. I used quotes in between the interview to make the reader want to read the article more. I didn’t do this in my preliminary task. I used one of my pages as a big image, I did the same on my last double page spread but I didn’t stretch this image and I put a title above. This looks more professional than my preliminary task. </li></ul>
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