Digipaks and Websites
G324: Advanced Portfolio in Media
Guess the Artist

Date

Term ?, Lesson ?

2
Guess the Artist

Date

Term ?, Lesson ?

3
DISCOVER

DIGIPAKS?
WHAT IS A DIGIPAK?

•

A digipak is a type of CD box, usually used for special editions or re-released...
DISCOVER

DIGIPAKS?
• WHY MAKE A DIGIPAK?
• Digipaks are made to promote the SALES of the Artist, just
like the video!
• D...
DISCOVER

DIGIPAKS?
Ancillary Task 1
• You are required to produce a digipak that will contain a CD/DVD of the
band whose ...
DISCOVER

DIGIPAKS?
There are 10 marks each available for
your digipak and website

10 marks is the equivalent of a grade
...
DEVELOP

DIGIPAKS?
• You should present examples of existing products on your
blog alongside your analysis of them
• You c...
DEVELOP

DIGIPAKS?
• First you need to research what a professional Digipak
contains
• Have a look at the example I have g...
Develop

DIGIPAKS?

Photograph has been altered in
post-production to give right
‘look’ for band

Band and album name on s...
DISCOVER

Album Artwork
• As long as there have been records, there has
been album artwork!
• Album artwork is still an im...
DISCOVER

Album Artwork
• Look at the following covers
• What do you like about them?
• What don’t you like about them?
DISCOVER

Album Artwork
• Just like the videos you have looked at, each
genre of music has its own style of album artwork
...
DISCOVER

Album Artwork
• You need to plan how you are going to create your own album
artwork
–
–
–
–
–
–

How many Panels...
DISCOVER

Album Artwork
• You need to plan how you are going to create
your own album artwork

PLANNING
DISCOVER

Digipak Contents
• Once you have an idea for a logo and a Front
Cover you will need to plan your other features
...
DISCOVER

DIGIPAK CONTENTS
• Your plans should include drafts and sketches of
designs
• Your plans should detail when, whe...
DIGIPAKS Checklist
What is a Digipak Post
Digipak Analysis of Professional Product
Logo Ideas and Fonts
Colour Schemes...
DISCOVER

Websites
• Record companies and artists use their
websites as a way to connect to their audience
• With the upta...
DISCOVER

Websites
• Creating a website that allows the audience to
feel like they have access to the artist directly
is i...
DISCOVER

Websites
Ancillary Task 2
• You are required to produce a website that will promote the band
or artist that you ...
DISCOVER

Websites
There are 10 marks each available for
your digipak and website

10 marks is the equivalent of a grade
P...
DEVELOP

Websites
• First you need to research what a professional website
contains
• Find 2 examples of Band/Artists web ...
DEVELOP

Websites
• Before you can analyse a website or 2 in detail there is some
key terminology you need to know!
HTML

...
DISCOVER

Websites
• Just like the videos you have looked at, each
genre of music has its own style of websites
• Your res...
DISCOVER

Websites
• You need to plan how you are going to create your own website
–
–
–
–
–
–

How many Pages are you goi...
DISCOVER

Websites
• Once you have an idea for a logo and a Homepage you
will need to plan your other features
• Do you ne...
Websites Checklist
Website Analysis of Professional Product
Rough Ideas
Image Schedule
Production Diary
Rough Website...
DEADLINES
• Dates for your Diary:
• Filming Deadline – 24th January
• Editing Deadline – 7th February
• Ancillary Task 1 &...
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    1. 1. Digipaks and Websites G324: Advanced Portfolio in Media
    2. 2. Guess the Artist Date Term ?, Lesson ? 2
    3. 3. Guess the Artist Date Term ?, Lesson ? 3
    4. 4. DISCOVER DIGIPAKS? WHAT IS A DIGIPAK? • A digipak is a type of CD box, usually used for special editions or re-released albums • It is usually a folded piece of cardboard with a CD case in the middle • It might contain Postcards or a Booklet to accompany the CD • Digipak-style cases grew in popularity among record labels and recording artists in the early 2000s.
    5. 5. DISCOVER DIGIPAKS? • WHY MAKE A DIGIPAK? • Digipaks are made to promote the SALES of the Artist, just like the video! • Digipaks are still popular with Record Companies as they give fans a reason to buy a CD, not just download the content!
    6. 6. DISCOVER DIGIPAKS? Ancillary Task 1 • You are required to produce a digipak that will contain a CD/DVD of the band whose song you have made a video for. • You can make a 4 panel or 6 panel digipak • All images and artwork should be your own • You only have to submit an electronic version of the digipak • You can get up to 10 marks for your digipak
    7. 7. DISCOVER DIGIPAKS? There are 10 marks each available for your digipak and website 10 marks is the equivalent of a grade Producing a good digipak and advert could move you from a C grade to a B grade Producing a poor digipak could mean that you can’t achieve your target grade Research into similar products Time management Care in the presentation of the research and planning Skill in the use of digital technology or ICT in the presentation. Communication skills
    8. 8. DEVELOP DIGIPAKS? • You should present examples of existing products on your blog alongside your analysis of them • You can use the handouts to help organise your research • You need to begin to think about your possible designs!
    9. 9. DEVELOP DIGIPAKS? • First you need to research what a professional Digipak contains • Have a look at the example I have given you – what has the student done well in their analysis? • Can you identify some common conventions in the digipaks I have given out? • You can use one of my digipaks today as it doesn’t matter about the genre of music for this task! RESEARCH
    10. 10. Develop DIGIPAKS? Photograph has been altered in post-production to give right ‘look’ for band Band and album name on spine of digipak RESEARCH Mise en scene Track List and DVD contents Record label logo Appropriate font for band name RESEARCH
    11. 11. DISCOVER Album Artwork • As long as there have been records, there has been album artwork! • Album artwork is still an important aspect of selling Music as the right cover can be more appealing to an audience
    12. 12. DISCOVER Album Artwork • Look at the following covers • What do you like about them? • What don’t you like about them?
    13. 13. DISCOVER Album Artwork • Just like the videos you have looked at, each genre of music has its own style of album artwork • Your research into your chosen genre should have given you a good understanding of the mise en scene and iconography of your genre • You should look at examples of album artwork from the band/artist whose song you are using and also examples from other bands/artists in the same genre RESEARCH
    14. 14. DISCOVER Album Artwork • You need to plan how you are going to create your own album artwork – – – – – – How many Panels are you going to use? Are you going to have Photographs or Images? Do you need an Artist logo? What Font are you going to use? What colour scheme are you going to use? How will these choices affect your website? • You may want to take photographs whilst shooting the video. If this is the case you can still plan, design and produce your digipak and then add the photographs in once you have taken them PLANNING
    15. 15. DISCOVER Album Artwork • You need to plan how you are going to create your own album artwork PLANNING
    16. 16. DISCOVER Digipak Contents • Once you have an idea for a logo and a Front Cover you will need to plan your other features • Do you need to include any of the following? – – – – – – Track listing Song Lyrics Artwork Band/Artist Biography Behind the Scenes photos Booklet/Art Cards PLANNING
    17. 17. DISCOVER DIGIPAK CONTENTS • Your plans should include drafts and sketches of designs • Your plans should detail when, where and how you will capture your images • You should think carefully about how your digipak will work alongside your website and in support of your music video PLANNING
    18. 18. DIGIPAKS Checklist What is a Digipak Post Digipak Analysis of Professional Product Logo Ideas and Fonts Colour Schemes Rough Ideas Image Schedule Production Diary Rough Digipak Final Digipak
    19. 19. DISCOVER Websites • Record companies and artists use their websites as a way to connect to their audience • With the uptake of digital services such as online videos, streaming, downloads websites have changed rapidly over the past few years!
    20. 20. DISCOVER Websites • Creating a website that allows the audience to feel like they have access to the artist directly is important to todays socially connected fans
    21. 21. DISCOVER Websites Ancillary Task 2 • You are required to produce a website that will promote the band or artist that you have made a video for • You must make a minimum of 4 pages • All images and artwork should be your own • You have to submit an electronic version of the website • You can get up to 10 marks for your website
    22. 22. DISCOVER Websites There are 10 marks each available for your digipak and website 10 marks is the equivalent of a grade Producing a good digipak and website could move you from a C grade to a B grade Producing a poor website could mean that you can’t achieve your target grade Research into similar products Time management Care in the presentation of the research and planning Skill in the use of digital technology or ICT in the presentation. Communication skills
    23. 23. DEVELOP Websites • First you need to research what a professional website contains • Find 2 examples of Band/Artists web sites and do a brief analysis of them • Can you identify some common conventions in the website you have searched for? RESEARCH
    24. 24. DEVELOP Websites • Before you can analyse a website or 2 in detail there is some key terminology you need to know! HTML Browser Hyperlink Font Web Page Colour Pallette Web Site Meta Data URL Image Banner Graphic Button RESEARCH
    25. 25. DISCOVER Websites • Just like the videos you have looked at, each genre of music has its own style of websites • Your research into your chosen genre should have given you a good understanding of the mise en scene and iconography of your genre • You should look at examples of websites from the band/artist whose song you are using and also examples from other bands/artists in the same genre RESEARCH
    26. 26. DISCOVER Websites • You need to plan how you are going to create your own website – – – – – – How many Pages are you going to use (4 minimum)? Are you going to have Photographs or Images or both? Do you need an Artist logo on a banner? What Font are you going to use? What colour scheme are you going to use? What other information do you need to have on your site? • You may want to take photographs whilst shooting the video. If this is the case you can still plan, design and produce your website and then add the photographs in once you have taken them PLANNING
    27. 27. DISCOVER Websites • Once you have an idea for a logo and a Homepage you will need to plan your other features • Do you need to include any of the following? – – – – – – – Tour Schedule Song Lyrics Artwork Band/Artist Biography Behind the Scenes photos Streaming/Downloads Social Media Links PLANNING
    28. 28. Websites Checklist Website Analysis of Professional Product Rough Ideas Image Schedule Production Diary Rough Website Final Website
    29. 29. DEADLINES • Dates for your Diary: • Filming Deadline – 24th January • Editing Deadline – 7th February • Ancillary Task 1 & 2 Planning – 31st January • Ancillary Task 1 & 2 Deadline – 7th February • Evaluation Deadline – 15th February • Final Coursework Deadline – 15th February!
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