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Natasha  Media Production Evaluation

Natasha Media Production Evaluation






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    • As Media Production Evaluation Natasha Price
    • In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? • For my magazine I decided to follow the normal conventions of a music magazine. The title at the top, picture in the middle and the cover lines at the side. • In the production for my front cover I researched many existing music magazines and found that they all followed the normal conventions, I also found that the colours; red, black, grey, white and blue were the mainstream ones used. • For my front page I used all these conventions:  Colours; red, black, white, blue and grey  Picture in centre  Masthead at the top  Cover lines the side  Selling line at the top  Main headline in the middle  Date, price, barcode at the bottom
    • How does your media product represent particular social groups? • My music magazine represents late teenagers to early 20s, this social group usually listen to music in the charts. In my magazine I have included all mainstream genres as this is what is in the charts. • I didn’t want to use male dominated or female dominated colours as my music magazine is aimed at both male and female. Also the image I used is in black to ensure that it does not appeal to males less than females or vice versa. • The title relates to this social group as they tend to go to festivals and live gigs in this age range, so live is suited to them. • The colours represent the magazine as fun, trendy and fresh. • The language used is well written but not so much so that it wont appeal to this age group. • My magazine is for lower and middle class, as it is a reasonable price but probably not to the tastes of the upper class.
    • What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? • My music magazine is a mainstream magazine so I think that it would be published by publishers such as; Bauer, NatMags, How much do they pay IPC. • This is because it follows normal conventions and appeals to a wide audience profile, these are the publishers of the music for the music magazines? magazines I researched and got ideas from, also because the price of the magazines is what my audience said they would pay when I did questionnaires. Having fitted my magazine 10 around my audience publishers would be interested in publishing it. 5 • My music magazine would be distributed in all stores that sell 0 Series1 mainstream magazines; such as co-op, WHSmith and Tesco.
    • Who would be the audience for your media product? • I aimed my music magazine at age 16-21, both male and female, lower and middle class. • I showed my double page to my classmates ad they said it was too aimed at females so I changed this in order for it to still appeal to both females and males. • Aiming this magazine at both genders has allowed my magazine to branch further into different genres.
    • How did you attract/address your audience? • The language, imagery and style I used was designed to appeal to the age range of my audience audience. • In my questionnaire I found that my audience liked tour dates best in a music magazine and adverts the least. With this information I added three pages of tour dates and only a couple of adverts to the flat pack design. • I also made sure that the front cover displayed everything relevant to my target audience; bands/artists and competitions. • On my cover I used a selling line in order to attract my audience even more. • I also made sure there was an equal balance of attractiveness to males and females.
    • What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? • When I used my digital camera to take the photos I learnt how to take good shots and angles. • On photoshop I learnt how to crop, change background colour, adjust lighting and adjust contrast.
    • Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? • For my school magazine I used photoshop but I was not very creative with this task and my front page was a bit bland and boring. • I learnt new things on the camera, photoshop and publisher throughout this production. • In comparison to my school magazine, my music magazine was better developed by way of photos, photo editing, layout, fonts and new skills learnt.