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Music magazine evaluation tips

  1. 1. Music Magazine Evaluation
  2. 2. Q1: In what ways does your music magazine use , develop or challenge forms and conventions of existing magazines? Magazine Conventions Buzz Words Puffs Teasers Graphic features Slogan Anchorage Text Title 4 colours scheme Central Image
  3. 3. Front Cover
  4. 4. Main Points! <ul><li>As well as the front cover you also need to evaluate how your contents page and article use or develop magazine conventions. </li></ul><ul><li>Refer back to your initial analysis of magazine covers and content pages </li></ul>
  5. 5. Contents Page
  6. 6. Key Questions! <ul><li>Is the colour scheme and font styles (house style) consistent across the front cover, contents page and article? </li></ul><ul><li>How have you used colour, font size, and columns to organise the contents on the pages? </li></ul><ul><li>Page numbers, are they in the correct place and right number? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you integrated text and image on the cover, contents page and article? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you included an editorial note in your contents? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Q2: How does your music magazine represent particular social groups? <ul><li>A social group is a group of people that share a common interest. e.g Teenage girls who are interested in R&B music. </li></ul><ul><li>What social group does your magazine represent? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Analyse the images used in your magazine and consider how they represent the social group through appearance/dress/body language? </li></ul><ul><li>What assumptions can be made about the interests/ lifestyle of the social group through the content of your magazine? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Q3: What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? <ul><li>Referring back to your previous research, identify which institution would be best suited to publish your magazine and why. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Q4: Who would be the audience for your music magazine? Target Audience Interests? Gender? Race/ Ethnicity? Age Range?
  11. 11. Q4: Continued <ul><li>Who and Why are the important parts of this question. </li></ul><ul><li>The Who? Questionnaire – informs your planning, tells you about your audience. Age, gender, race, social class, interests etc </li></ul><ul><li>The Why? Is to find out your reasons, consider sales, marketing, relationship with reader, based on prior knowledge etc. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Q5: How did you attract/address your audience?
  13. 13. <ul><li>Refer to questionnaire again. </li></ul><ul><li>Attract: consider, central image and anchorage text, puffs, lures, colours used, the title of your magazine. All part of the package, think about Brand, USP. </li></ul><ul><li>Address: Is the language you have used appropriate for your target audience? Is it formal or slang and if so why? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Q6: What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing the product? <ul><li>What technologies have you learnt skills in? </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Creative Suite (CS3). Includes Illustrator and Photoshop. </li></ul><ul><li>Using a digital camera </li></ul><ul><li>Setting up and creating a Blog to present your work. </li></ul><ul><li>For all of these you should discuss what you have </li></ul><ul><li>learnt in terms of skills, what the technology </li></ul><ul><li>allowed you to do in terms of creating meaning </li></ul><ul><li>and presenting your work to a wide audience. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Q7: What do you feel you have learnt in the progression from the preliminary task to the full product?
  16. 16. <ul><li>This is a comparison </li></ul><ul><li>Think about your college magazine cover and contents: </li></ul><ul><li>What changes/improvements have you made to the layout, images used, language and placement of text to create meaning? </li></ul>
  17. 17. Audience feedback
  18. 18. <ul><li>You MUST include reference to audience feedback in your evaluation. </li></ul><ul><li>Refer to your Blog and the results of polls or surveys you have done. </li></ul><ul><li>What did they tell you about audience response to your work? How would you respond in future issues to the feedback given? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Top Tips <ul><li>Please submit in size 12, double spacing, it makes it easier to mark. </li></ul><ul><li>Read through your work before submitting and check for errors. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember basic grammar and punctuation rules; full stops, paragraphs, how long a sentence should be, language used. </li></ul><ul><li>You can include print screens of your work when referring to them, especially when comparing your preliminary to your final magazine. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Your BLOG <ul><li>Please make sure you have uploaded your planning as this is essential to getting top grades. Drafts and layout ideas are very important. </li></ul>