In what ways does your media productuse, develop or challenge forms andconventions of real media products?•Identify forms and conventions of realmagazines•How does your product use, develop orchallenge these forms and conventions? My magazine has conventions of other magazines because it has a barcode, magazine features, the price, date, a main image and a masthead. By creating your magazine and setting the target audience to a different group of people than most other magazines it’ll attract people to see what’s so interesting about the magazine (the hood).
‘Misha B’ is a new artistHow does your media product represent and can have a influenceparticular social groups? on others who read the magazine. Ideally the•What is representation? magazine is aimed at males and females aged•What social groups are you targeting? 17-23•What representations do yourphotographs construct? By mentioning other new artists experience and•What representations does your textual efforts it shows that thecontent construct? magazine are interested in their successes. Its also•What representations does your design another way of helpingconstruct? others to go about getting help to be an music artist. The photographs presented in my magazine are to represent the ‘urban’ look. Most youths are portrayed in a negative way and having a magazine to help express themselves could also change the public mind set towards them.
The words used in the magazinearen’t really to represent the‘urban genre’ everything iswritten clearly in the queensEnglish so that it isunderstandable for everyone.No slang or abbreviated wordsare used.As for layout and colours everything matches up. Ichose green white and black as the 3 main colours(aside from pictures) to use. The double page spreadhas all three colours and I have used them so thatthe words are still clear and the font is stillreadable. Standard English in green and black writing with a white background.
What kind of media institution mightdistribute your media product and why?Who distributes magazines?Who produced your example of an existingmagazine?Where is your magazine likely to be sold? Company’s such as Bauer and IPC distribute some of the biggest magazine labels. The magazine I researched was ‘Kerrang’ and got published by Bauer Consumer Media as a monthly magazine distributed to many country’s including : My magazine is aimed to be sold at various Europe, Spain, South Africa etc… different shops like HMV Smith and even in supermarkets such as ASDA’s Tesco’s and Sainsbury’s .
Who would be the audience for yourmedia product?•What is the audience for your magazine?•What are their aspirations and how doesyour magazine address these?•What are their demographics?My Target audience is youths aged between 17and 23 who have aspirations in becoming aartist. The magazines address’s theiraspirations by helping and giving websites andideas as to how to get further in the musicindustry. Ideally its for people for working andmiddle class people who live all aroundLondon.
How did you attract/address youraudience?•What specific techniques did you use?•How did you manipulate representations?•How did you select content?By using bold black writing andmainly black and white colours. Alsoby putting well known andrecognisable artists on the contentspage with headlines and storyupdates on the front page. The layout and the photo’s are set up that way to attract the target audience. The photo’s are brighter and bolder so that the faces of the artists are recognisable to people.
What have you learnt about technologiesfrom the process of constructing thisproduct? I’ve learnt that in order to get yourWhat ranges of technologies are available? target audiences interest you have to put things up that will attract thereWhat hardware and what software is interest. Bright colours recognisableavailable? How accessible are they? faces and a good layout is what helpsHow difficult/easy are they to use? create a good construction/product/advertisment.Hardwares and Programs : In DesignGooglePhoto ShopWord pressSlide shareFacebookTwitter Online websites and onlineMsn bookings, also contact address’s and numbers. Which are straightforward to use because they put there contact details in a visable place where its unmissable.
Looking back at your preliminarytask, what do you feel you have learntin the progression from it to the full Bright colours, Detailed images and theproduct? have you learned?What skills right terminology manipulate your target audience into wanting to know whatWhat skills have you developed? your magazine is about.What have you learned about planning?What have you learned aboutmanipulation of representations? Planning photographs and interviewsOn InDesign I learnt how to was very easy for me as the artist Icreate pages and textboxes interviewed is my brother soand to fit content to screen arranging times places and dates wasn’t very hard. Also interviewing was simple because he’s not hard to get into contact with and he fits the description of an artist who was once an ‘‘upcoming artist’’. Myself and my brother