My target audience is males aged between 16- 21 however it may appeal to females between that age too. I chose the genre rock because I feel most comfortable with that type of music and feel that it appeals to a lot of people in the 21 st century. I decided to make sure my magazine wasn’t too main stream and wanted to make the front cover really stand out.
Front Cover Masthead Band name Barcode Price Slogo My Magazine represents a rock social group by having strong colours throughout and the doll having make up on shows a thriller-like theme which would mainly appeal to males who listen to rock music.
Contents page My contents follows the colour scheme and I made sure that I had a lot of pictures to go alongside the descriptions. I wanted to make use of the Photoshop skills I had learnt over the process and decided to use smoke brushes as my background.
Double Page Spread My double page spread is naturalistic but bold. I wanted the band to stand out more than the actual interview as I feel that the image says more about the band than the interview. I wanted the name of the band ‘Dead Secretary’ to stand out so I put it in the middle of the text.
My results from: (Evidence of Audience feedback) I am very pleased with the feedback I have got. I have achieved everything that I wanted to in my USP.
I contacted my audience through and I used survey monkey to collect my results.
The media institution that might distribute my magazine would most probably be a record store such as HMV as its not very mainstream.
IPC distribute my magazine to HMV so I would not have to worry about delivering the magazine myself.
What have I learnt about technologies during the making of my magazine?
I have learnt a lot about different technology's from the process of constructing this product. Before I came to AS media I had only used Photoshop by helping my mum with her Village Connection magazine – a local magazine distributed to 6000 homes, over this course I have used my Photoshop skills outside of my college hours to help with the design of her magazine.
My Photoshop skills have improved for instance I now know how to download brushes from the internet and include them in my work, I know how to use layers which are crucial when designing a magazine.
I have learnt a lot during my Media AS course looking back at my preliminary task I didn’t know how to use layers in the correct way, I didn’t use enough layers so if I found a spelling mistake in a particular part of my work I would have to delete a far amount of work in order to rectify my mistake.