Evaluation of music magazine<br />Laura-Anne Babbage<br />
In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?<br />
In my magazine, the convectional methods I used in order to attract the readers where the mast head which is the main title which has to be bold to catch the readers eye. Also my magazine has an edgy name which draws the audience in and makes them want to know more about it. It also has cover lines to show what my magazine is about and what it includes.<br />
Bold edgy title to attract target audience which is mainly young adults because it has a lot of info about gigs which most young adults go to .<br />Cover lines stand out from background to make it clear to audience what's in the magazine.<br />
The first page of my double page has not got a title but it has information about a gig to and the band shows what kind of music it is aimed at. It also has pictures of previous gigs. This makes it more original from other magazines.<br />The title on the second page of my double page spread is a bright colourand stands out which makes it easier for people to read and represents the magazine.Also the way the page is set out in boxes builds the magazines character.<br />
Inmy contents page the title is the colour theme of the magazine and orange and blue are neutral colours which aren't too edgy but the name of the magazine is edgy and the colours show the combination of magazine is not too hardcore but still edgy music so it appeals to most indie people.<br />The picture with the guitar shows that it is a rock magazine but with the hello kitty beside it shows the soft side.<br />
How does your media product represent particular social groups?<br />
My media product represents its particular social group which is indie because the artists in the magazine are indie artists and also the colour theme of the magazine is neutral whereas the title has a very edgy name and the two combined in the magazine shows the type of people it is aimed at. <br />
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?<br />
The magazine institution that might distribute my media product would be Ker rang or NME because my magazine is aimed at their target audience and the people that watch their music channels because they are of the same genre. The publisher of Ker rang is Bauer so he might be interested in my magazine.<br />
Who would be the audience for your media product?<br />
The audience of my media product would be young adults into indie music. In my magazine I included an indie style front cover star, indie style interview and indie style contents page to suit the research that I got back from my questionnaire.<br />
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?<br />
I learned how to use Photoshop and how to put it together also it has developed preliminary task because I gained more skills by knowing different shot types and by looking at more magazines for influence and had a specific magazine type to do for example music whereas the preliminary task I didn’t.<br />
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