In what was does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?The Bhangra music magazine that I created uses different forms and convention of a real music magazine this is doneby having alike layouts and structures, throughout the cover, contents and article.The layout is really simple and not too over the top however it is not too little either, so therefore it will still lookattractive and grab the attention of it’s intended audience. The intended audience of my magazine is people agedbetween 15 - 20.The reason why I made this age group my target audience is because after carrying out my secondary research theresults showed that those aged between 15 – 20 had an interest in music.The main colours I used was red, yellow, orange, grey. I came up with this theme by relating it to what colour themodels are wearing which made them standout. Most Bhangra magazines have their cover image of the magazinesfeatured artist, the shot type that is used is usually a medium shot of the artist. You can see the similarities with the magazine I created and the mix mag magazine. The main article on my front cover is big and bold and stands out on the page which grabs the readers attention. The main photo covers the whole of the front page, although I did not include any other pictures on my front cover as the page would then look to over crowded however I did include headline of other articles which are also in the magazine just like the mix mag front cover. I kept to the same colour scheme on the page because I did not want the page to look too busy, I also included the website on the top right hand corner of the front cover.
In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?The person that is shown on the main page and in the article is also shown on the contents page, thisshows continuity throughout the magazine. This is also shown in real music magazines which createlinks between each page and what the main headlines are. The contents page was designed to looksimple however also attractive. I kept it to the same colour scheme which is on the front cover. I hadthe background two colours with a mixture of photographs which makes the page stand out. Theimage I used in the my contents page is also similar to the main picture I used at the front of mymagazine and on the main article.I used a lot of shapes and colours on the contents page. This will persuade the target audience to readthe whole magazine. By using language that my audience understand will also encourage them to buymy magazine on a more regular basis. You can see the similarities with the content page I created and the NME content page. As you can see both of the pages are very similar and the I tried to make the layout similar to the NME content page. I included all the headlines which are in the magazine and I have also included photos for each of the articles. The colour scheme I used is very similar to the NME content page. I kept the font, size and colour the same. I also kept to the same colour theme that is on the front cover to stop the page looking too busy.
In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?I also broke down any barriers that I had in my article through my mode of address, I showed that my intendedaudience were interested in the story I had to offer to them in the article. To do this I had to make sure I had afew images on the page as well as text. During the interview I had to make sure that I asked relevant questions,again I also used different shot types.I made my article different from most articles to do this;I had a plain black background with images on it as well as text, I also had my artist as the main background onone side, I did this because I don’t usually see Bhangra magazine articles like this, I did this because I thought itmade it the page look more attractive and appealing. On the main article I had used a range of shots and locations which makes the page look more appealing, however I still kept to the same colour scheme throughout out front cover, content page and article. I used a black background which makes the images and text I have used to stand out more, the reason why I chose to use a black background is because I wanted to show contrast between the content page and the article.
What kind of media institution might distribute your magazine and why?The media institution I feel that will be suitable to distribute my magazine will be IPCMedia. The reason why I chose IPC media is because they are the leading magazinein the UK and have distributed many other magazines.The company produce magazines for over 60 media brands and print magazine withan attainment of more than a third of the woman in the United Kingdom. IPC’swebsite reach out to over 14 million users each month, they also have a diverseaudience of men and women.In my opinion I feel that this is the company that I would like to produce my “DesiVibes” as I the target audience for the magazine is men and women.The magazine that I have produced is very similar to magazine that IPC havedistributed. Companies such as PPA distribute magazine that are very different tomine. The price of my magazine will be fairly low to the magazine that IPCdistribute, this will bring in more money for the business as well have my magazinehaving more publicity.
Above I have shown a range of different music genre magazinesfor Bhangra to Indie, I also included the magazine cover that Icreated; my magazine has similar aspects to the other frontcovers such as the shot type that has been used and the layoutof the headlines within the magazine.
The reason why I used Photoshop...By producing my work on a AbodePhotoshop had enabled a much moreprofessional look for my magazine frontcover, content page and double pagearticle.I learnt how to use Photoshop from scratchand I also learnt how to using thespecialised tools such as gradient tool andsharpen(to sharpen a blurred image).Photoshop had helped me edit the imagesand change the colour and size of the text.I enjoyed using Photoshop because it waseasy to adapt to and easy to use, by usingPhotoshop also made my magazine lookmore professional .
How did you attract/address you audience? I intended to attract my target audience which was 16-21 year old girlsthrough a range of various things, firstly I had a look at the Brit-Asianmagazine has wrote down what had attracted me to that particularmagazine and implemented it in my ‘Dholi Vibes’ magazine. I used bold, bright colours such as red, blue, orange and white on ablack background which attracts my intended audience as the colours that Iused were conventional for Bhangra magazine. The price of my magazine was £2.99 this is a reasonable and affordableprice for target audience. The bright and professional images of my models attracts my targetaudience as they are the type of models the target audience will beattracted to. The promotional offers that I included on the front cover ‘WIN tickets togo and see H Dhami’s live performance’ makes my readers want to buy themagazine as the artist is well known in the Bhangra industry.