My research and planning skills have increased significantly. This has changed because in my preliminary task, I only researched one specific professional magazine. However, for my final product I researched many different distributors and professional magazines. The change in steps I made for my prelim and final product have also changed. For my prelim I went through threes stages which included research of one magazine, drawing out flat plans and then making my product. However, for my final product I went through numerous stages which include researching more then one professional magazine, drawing out numerous amounts of flat plans and taking test shots. This helped make my magazine look more professional and more organised then my prelim. Comparing these two flat plans, the one on the right is my prelim and the one on the left is my final flat plan for my product. We can see that more is in involved and organised on my final flat plan then my prelim. This shows that more research has been done on my final then my prelim
For my prelim I didn’t research font styles unlike for my final product where I used dafont.com for some font styles. Whilst researching my fonts I had to take in many different factors into consideration like the target audience which is ‘indie’ and rock’ and I also had to vary it to suit males and females. By researching fonts it helped make my product look more professional.
Another part ofresearch which I didn’tdo in my prelim was amood board. I used amood board in my finalproduct research tolook at differentmagazines andclothing to suit mymagazine and give mesome ideas.
Unlike my prelim, research for my final product includeddoing call sheets, recce of location and a hazard and riskassessment. By doing these it helped me become moreorganised when doing my research.
As shown, you can clearly see the difference in organisation andresearch between my prelim and final product. You can also seethat my final product looks more professional in the way it is setout what the product includes. The product includes morepictures, sell, lines, skyline and a title. The development of my skillsare clearly shown in the difference between the two images. Bydeveloping my skills in Photoshop and Indesign I was able to editand make my product look more professional.