What will happen…
In order for my ancillary work to be successful and appear
as professional as possible, I needed to do some research
into some of the aspects that I should include and also
some that I shouldn’t include. I think it is a good idea to
look at other people’s mistakes so that I don’t make the
same mistake on my work.
I will be looking at the things I should do and the things I
Things to do
Only use two fonts. Exceeding this will make my work look out
of place. They should be appropriate for the genre I am looking
at. Make sure they work well together and also control the size.
Don’t use a lot of colour. Stick to two or three max. Again, they
should fit my genre and make sure it looks attractive and
The photos should be clear and not pixelated. Don’t take a
screenshot of the actual video; take an individual photograph.
Consider the framing and structure appropriately.
Follow the rule of thirds for composition.
Remember to include important information that ancillary
products share. For example: Artist info., barcode, label
logo, specific websites…
Things not to do
Don’t use effects that will make the image look bad. It only
makes sense to use effects if it is visible that it looks good. Use
Stretching images will make the photograph distorted. Don’t
stretch it to make it fit into the panel. Try use an image with the
right size to avoid it being unclear.
Don’t cover the artist’s face with text or any other supplements
such as stickers. It’s supposed to be the introduction of a new
Don’t rely on your own opinion. Try to get feedback in order to
Don’t make the artist’s face appear own every single panel. Try
to experiment in order to follow the conventions of my genre.
I have an idea about the things that I should perhaps be
aware of when planning and making my ancillary work.
Hopefully I will succeed.