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Question 1 - Emily's response
Question 1 - Emily's response
Question 1 - Emily's response
Question 1 - Emily's response
Question 1 - Emily's response
Question 1 - Emily's response
Question 1 - Emily's response
Question 1 - Emily's response
Question 1 - Emily's response
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Question 1 - Emily's response

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This is Emily's answer to the first question of our evaluation for our music magazine. The question is, "In what way does your media product use, develop or challenge codes and conventions of real …

This is Emily's answer to the first question of our evaluation for our music magazine. The question is, "In what way does your media product use, develop or challenge codes and conventions of real media products?".

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  • 1. MUSIC MAGAZINE ANALYSIS Click the play button below(slideshare) to play music. Evaluation
  • 2. 1. IN WHAT WAY DOES YOUR MEDIA PRODUCT USE, DEVELOP OR CHALLENGE FORMS AND CONVENTIONS OF REAL MEDIA PRODUCTS?
  • 3. Front cover
  • 4. CONVENTIONS OF A REAL FRONT COVER The top banner has a bold, block capital text, drawing people in. The photo overlaps and anchors the top banner. MASTHEAD: in a special font with a bright high impact colour, and bold standing out outline. MAIN COVERLINE: larger than the normal font size and runs across the middle of the page. It has a different colour or font to separate it from the subheadings. And the white writing stands out from the black background. The competition is in a round ‘box’ with a bright red colour to make it stand out. COVERLINES: The bolder text is anchored by pull quotes from the articles making the cover lines stand out. The text also stands out because of the bold font, capitals and drop shadow effect. BANNER: the red colour makes it stand out from the dark background. The white colour, bold font and block capitals of the font also makes the writing clearer and easier to read. The outline of the subheading makes it stand out from the dark background. The main cover picture is of an international star which relates to a main article inside the magazine. The picture is anchored by the main cover line. The bar code is usually at the bottom of the page. And takes up as least room as possible.
  • 5. CONVENTIONS OF MY FRONT COVER MASTHEAD: in a special font with a bright high impact colour, and bold standing out outline. The main cover picture breaks traditional conventions because there is no direct eye contact from the model and the camera. Issue number marked at the top of the page. The main cover picture is of an international star which relates to a main article inside the magazine. The picture is anchored by the main cover line. COVERLINES: The bolder text also stands out because of the bold font, capitals and drop shadow effect. However the cover lines are not anchored by pull quotes and sub headings. The competition is not in a round ‘box’ but has a bright red colour and a drop shadow to make it stand out. BANNER: the red colour makes it stand out from the dark background. The white colour, bold font and block capitals of the font also makes the writing clearer and easier to read. MAIN COVERLINE: larger than the normal font size and runs across the middle of the page. It has a different colour or font to separate it from the subheadings. And the white writing stands out from the black background. The drop shadow of the subheading makes it stand out from the white background. Date and price marked on the front cover, usually by or on the bar code. The bar code is usually at the bottom of the page. And takes up as least room as possible.
  • 6. Contents
  • 7. CONVENTIONS OF A REAL CONTENTS PAGE The word ‘CONTENTS’ is usually a prominent word at the top of the page, so that readers know where the contents page is. It is written in a bold font to make it stand out from the audience. ISSUE NUMBER: Is usually positioned at the top of the page. The main Image usually suggests what the main article in the magazine will be about. However this magazine has more than one main story. The main image (images) is usually positioned in the middle or to the side of the page, and is framed by the rest of the text. LAYOUT: The contents is usually laid out in 3 or 4 columns, they are to the side of the main image/images. And the columns never overlap or cover up an image. The magazine logo is usually a feature somewhere on the contents page. Category headings are Usually to the left hand side of the page. And are a list of the weekly/monthly magazine contents. FONT: the font is usually in a small size (11pt). The page numbers are normally a bigger font and the main ‘CONTENTS’ header is also bigger. Page numbers start at the left, and are before the heading. The numbers are usually in a different colour to the font heading to make them stand out. The headings are only either one word or a short sentence, followed by a short sub line explaining more about the article.
  • 8. CONVENTIONS OF MY CONTENTS PAGE The word ‘CONTENTS’ is a prominent word at the top of the page, so that readers know where the contents page is. It is written in a bold font to make it stand out from the audience. The main Image usually suggests what the main article in the magazine will be about. However this magazine has more than one main story. The main image (images) is usually positioned in the middle or to the side of the page, and is framed by the rest of the text. The website address is usually positioned by the issue number and date at the top of the page. It allows the audience to get more information from the magazine website if needed. LAYOUT: The contents is usually laid out in 3 or 4 columns, they are to the side of the main image/images. And the columns never overlap or cover up an image. Some magazine have messages from the editors who produced or worked on this issue of the magazine. These are in the bottom corners of the page. Category headings are Usually to the left hand side of the page. And are a list of the weekly/monthly magazine contents. Page numbers start at the left, and are before the heading. The numbers are usually in a different colour to the font heading to make them stand out. The headings are only either one word or a short sentence, followed by a short sub line explaining more about the article. FONT: the font is usually in a small size (11pt). The page numbers are normally a bigger font and the main ‘CONTENTS’ header is also bigger.
  • 9. Double page spread
  • 10. CONVENTIONS OF A REAL DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD STAND FIRST: an introduction to the celebrity. It is usually in a bigger font to separate It from the rest of the text. The celebrities name is written in bold somewhere on the spread. This is to make them stand out more. A quote from the interview is presented as a headline, by the picture, or used in the text to break it up. The quotes used are usually controversial or shocking to grip the reader. The page number, is usually the same font throughout the magazine. All the text is around 11pt. And is in a simple font. However some magazines use the font to connote the genre. Some double page spreads have a drop capital, which shows the reader where to start reading. The text is usually in 2-4 columns, this makes it appear tidy and easy to follow. The colour scheme on the double page spread is the same as the rest of the magazine. The main image on the double page spread is usually on the left however some magazines go against conventions and put it on the right hand side. Sometimes the image bleeds over the whole page, although it isn't common. The picture always relates to the article.
  • 11. CONVENTIONS OF MY DOUBLE PAGE SPREAD STAND FIRST: an introduction to the celebrity. It is usually in a bigger font to separate It from the rest of the text. All the text is around 11pt. And is in a simple font. However some magazines use the font to connote the genre. Some double page spreads have a drop capital, which shows the reader where to start reading. The text is usually in 2-4 columns, this makes it appear tidy and easy to follow. The celebrities name is written in bold somewhere on the spread. This is to make them stand out more. A quote from the interview is presented as a headline, by the picture, or used in the text to break it up. The quotes used are usually controversial or shocking to grip the reader. The colour scheme on the double page spread is the same as the rest of the magazine. The page number, is usually the same font throughout the magazine. The main image on the double page spread is usually on the left however some magazines go against conventions and put it on the right hand side. Sometimes the image bleeds over the whole page, although it isn't common. The picture always relates to the article.

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