In what ways does your media product use, develop orchallenge forms and conventions of real media products?My media product uses the same format as existing magazines as it has a headerand a footer. It has a price, title, date, issue number and a sub title.It may challenge existing sixth form magazines as it has a student in not such afriendly pose but more a more controversial pose. I used some of the moreprofessional tools like macromedia fireworks to edit some of my pictures.How does your media product represent particular socialgroups?My magazine does show a particular social group as it has pictures of students who dothe Duke Of Edinburgh award. I used the pictures to show the opportunities sixth formoffers and the change of achieving success. Theres pictures of the students doing teamwork and a picture of them collecting their award at the town hall.
What kind of media institution might distribute your mediaproduct and why ?People who would be very interested in Archbishop Ilsley school or education updateset. The updates and things that are published in the magazine are fully related to theissues going on in our school and the choices we have when we leave the school. So thepeople who might distribute this magazine would have to be interested in the school.What have you learn about technologies form the processof constructing this product?I learnt different tools of editing by using the macromedia fireworks programme andusing the ‘lasso tool’ and the ‘rubber stamp’ I learnt how to professionally edit pictures toa high quality and I learn about certain lay outs of magazines and presentations. Usingthe fireworks macromedia software it was very time consuming to produce what I wantedto do. And also that it was better to resize the photo smaller to edit it because it waseasier however when I was using the rubber stamp tool it was easier to be zoomed in tobe able to see the mega pixels.
Who would be the audience for your media product?The audience of my media product would be sixth form students aged 16-18who attend archbishop ilsley school. This is because I will be basing the wholemagazine on life in sixth form and things they can do when they leave sixthform and think about moving on to university or getting a job.How did you attract/address your audience ?I made sure I used the correct type of language that people ages 16-18 years would use.The information in the magazine on the front cover and the contents page are relevant towhat most people would want to read about. The things I new would attract the peoplewho are leaving sixth form and moving on to university/ getting a job I made sure thewriting was bold and very eye catching so the were drawn to it.