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  • 1. Ancillary Analysis Album Cover
  • 2. Album Cover Front • The photo use on the front cover is a low angle long shot as it shows all three band members looking down at the camera to see the cracks on the screen that seem to be made by one of band members. Their hand is in the bottom right hand corner that is shown to have gone through the lens to give a 3-D type of effect. This is conventional for the genre of Pop Rock as the band is shown to be looked up at by fans as they influence them and that they stand out. • The clothes that are warned by the band members is casual as they are wearing hoody’s, jeans, and t-shirts. This is conventional for the Pop Rock genre as the band is shown to be from a working class background by the use of the clothes that are warn. • The location of the cover shows a traditional photo shoot by the use of the backing and the brick wall that its attracted to and the way that the band are looking at the camera as if it has just fallen over.
  • 3. Album Cover Front • The text in the top left corner of the cover is in small white, bold serif font. This is used as the white shows up on the black of the ceiling, the serif font is used to create a messy type of look that still stands out even though the text is quite small. This is conventional for the album title to be in a small font as it is not as significant compared to the name of the band. • The text in the bottom right corner of the cover is in large red, bold, serif font. The font is so big that it could easily be san serif. This is used as it’s the name of the of the band and makes it stand out from the rest of the album cover. This is conventional as having the band or artist name to stand out from the rest of the cover makes it eye catching and clear for the audience to see what their looking for more easily. • The language and mode of address to the audience is informal as “Busted” tends to be used when something is broken. The title of the album makes it seem to have an audience of anyone as it’s “A Present For Everyone” meaning most people will enjoy the album regardless of their background.
  • 4. Album Cover Front • The photo of the band covers all of the front of the cover with the exception of the text. It covers the whole cover as it makes the CD appeal to its audience as it makes it easy to recognize is in the shops and that they can tell what they are buying as the audience would have a bit of understanding of what the band would look like by the used of the TV and the internet. • The text of the title of the album is shown in the top left terminal area as it is the first thing seen by the reader as its is the start of the root of the eye. This is slightly unconventional as the name of the artist or band tends to be the first piece of text that the reader sees raver than the title of the album. • The logo and name of the band is shown in the bottom right terminal area which is the last thing to be seen as its at the end of the root of the eye. This is unconventional as the name of the band or artist tends to be one of the first things seen by the reader of the cover as it tells who the artist is before the name of the album as it could introduce the listener of the album to the artist or band.
  • 5. Back of Album’s Back Cover• The photo used on the page is of a dressing room which shows a poster of the shadows of the band which has be drawn on. There is also photos of the bands journey, around the mirrors and on the lights, on the wall of the room.• The poster of the band with the name of the band on it in large, white, san serif font is shown in the middle of the page as it’s only seen by taking the CD out of the case as the poster is in the main optical area of the page.
  • 6. Album Cover Back• The list of songs that is on the album are shown near main optical area of the back cover as it’s the main part of the use of the back as its conventional of it to show the list of songs on the album. This is shown in black, bold serif font as it continues from the front cover of the album and stands out from the white background.• The copyright, small print is in the bottom of the back cover as it has less significance as it is shown in tiny black serif font as it shows all of the music copyright to the album. This is conventional as it kind of gives the seal of approval of the album from the recording company and the credits. This is a formal language as it shows the copyrights and is common for albums and other media product to be copyrighted.• The barcode of the album is shown in the top right terminal area as is doesn’t districts from the rest of the contents on the back cover as it’s only there for the use of buying the album.
  • 7. Album Cover Front • The photo use on the front cover is a low angle long shot as it shows all four band members looking down at the camera from pillars that are normally seen on a beach. This is conventional for the genre of Pop Rock as the band is shown to be looked up at by fans as they influence them and that they stand out. • The clothes that are warn by the band members consist of jeans, shorts, t-shirts and shirts. This is conventional to the genre of Pop Rock as the band is shown to be from a working class background by the use of their clothes. • The location of the beach scene is used to on the cover as it a beach holiday tends to be associated with a working class background.
  • 8. Album Cover Front • The text of the bands name is large, yellow, bold, san serif font. This is used as it shows up on the background of the blue sky and contrast to the colour of the location of the beach. This is conventional as the bands name is the largest piece of text on the cover which appeals to the audience even more. • The text of the album name is small, white, san serif font. This is used as it shows up on the blue sky background and is the same colour of the clouds in the background. This is conventional as the album name has less significant to the name of the band as its more of a sub heading where as the bands name if a main heading. • The language and mode of address on the text is informal as the title of the album uses “3rd” instead of “third” which would make the title more aimed at a working class background as its more like something that would be written on a text to a friend. The name “Mcfly” is more of a name from a working class background as it is quite a short name where as an upper class background name is more formal and a bit longer.
  • 9. Album Cover Front • The photo of the band covers all of the front of the cover with the exception of the text. It covers the whole cover as it makes the CD appeal to its audience as it makes it easy to recognize is in the shops and that they can tell what they are buying as the audience would have a bit of understanding of what the band would look like by the used of the TV and the internet. • The title of the album and the name of the band is shown in the middle of the top of the cover. The bands name is above the album name and is larger as it is used to attract the audience of the album by the artist name. Both have been placed here as it’s the first thing to be seen by the root of the eye as its at the top of the cover and the first and only piece of text on the cover. This is conventional as most album covers tend to show the name of the artist before anything else on the cover as it is used to draw in the audience of the album.
  • 10. Back of Album’s Front Cover• The list of songs that is on the album are shown near the top of the back of the front cover as its one of the first things seen by the root of the eye however all of the track listings will be one of the last things seen as its out side of the root of the eye and is not in the main optical area. This is unconventional as the track listings are mostly shown in the main optical area and not near the top of the page.• An image of a drum set with the name of the band on the front drum is shown in yellow as it contrasts to the front cover where the name of the band is in a bold yellow san serif font. This has been placed in the main optical area as it the most thing seen thing on the page by the root of the eye and its one of the first things shown to the reader as it’s in the main optical area.• The copyright and website is in the bottom of the page as it has less significance as it is shown in tiny light and dark grey serif font as it shows all of the music copyright to the album. This is conventional as it gives the owner a website to look up if they wish. This is a formal language as it shows the copyrights and is common for albums and other media product to be copyrighted.
  • 11. Back of Album’s Back Cover • A large image of a drum set with the name of the band on the front drum is shown in yellow as it contrasts to the front cover where the name of the band is in a bold yellow san serif font. This has been placed in the main optical area as it the most thing seen thing on the page by the root of the eye and its one of the first things shown to the reader as it’s in the main optical area, when the CD has been taken our of the case.
  • 12. Album Cover Back• The photo use on the front cover is a long shot which shows all four band members looking at the camera by sitting on the back of a mini bus. This is shown in the main optical area as it makes the photo of the band one of the first things seen by the audience of the album.• The clothes that are warn by the band members consist of jeans, shorts, t-shirts and shirts. This is conventional to the genre of Pop Rock as the band is shown to be from a working class background by the use of their clothes.• The location of the beach scene is used to on the cover as it a beach holiday tends to be associated with a working class background. This is helped by the use of the mini van as well, this is because it shows the band on a road trip like holiday.
  • 13. Album Cover Back• The copyright and small print is in the bottom of the back cover as it has less significance as it is shown in tiny black serif font as it shows all of the music copyright to the album. This is conventional as it kind of gives the seal of approval of the album from the recording company and the credits. This is a formal language as it shows the copyrights and is common for albums and other media product to be copyrighted.• The list of songs that is on the album are shown near the top of the back cover as its one of the first things seen by the root of the eye however all of the track listings will be one of the last things seen as its out side of the root of the eye and is not in the main optical area. This is unconventional as the track listings are mostly shown in the main optical area and not near the top of the back cover.• The barcode of the album is shown in the top of the back cover which makes it one of the first things seen by the audience of the album. This is very unconventional as the barcode tends to be at the side out of the way from the main image of the cover.
  • 14. Back of Album’s Front Cover • The photo used on the page is of the floor of the room with large coloured cut out letters scatted all over the floor. • The floor is a similar to a studio floor as its seems newly made as it looks a little dirty and as if it was an outside floor.