Front cover For my front cover I used a picture of my friend . I used this picture mainly because I like the location, I like it because of all the green which makes him stand out because of the bright colours that he's wearing. I think I stuck to most of the magazine conventions by having a main picture, a bar code at the bottom right corner, the mast head at the top and putting lures on the front cover.
Contents page For my contents page I decided to leave it simple with a picture to one side, the title in orange and the writing in pink with a blank background to make the writing and picture stand out and be the focus. I used pink orange and white as they are part of my colour scheme and I think the colours contrast and compliment each other.
Double page spread For my double page spread i used a lively fun picture of my friends. I used the colour scheme of white orange and pink. I did an interview and pretended my friends were a band. For the interview the names and questions were in pink and the answers were in orange to show the difference between them. I left the background blank and the article and main focus with the picture on the top half of the right page. This follows conventions as the picture is not the main focus in this article
In what ways does your music magazine use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real music magazines? My music magazine conforms with the conventions by having the main image as the focus, with a masthead at the top and lures and pulls of articles over the main image on the side of the front cover My music magazine challenges the forms of conventions by having the mast head completely uncovered and towards one side of the magazine.
How does your music magazine represent different social groups? My magazine represents different social groups as there are different articles, and types of people in the pictures. Its also designed so that it doesn't look too girly or masculine.
What kind of media institution might distribute your music magazine and why? The music and magazine companies for teenagers would distribute my magazine because it is targeted at teenagers. It appeals to them with the bright colours and diversity of the articles and artists I put into the magazine.
Who would be the audience for your music magazine? I think the audience for my magazine is teenagers and people in their 20’s. I think this because of who I targeted and the articles and pictures I used in my magazine are mainly targeted at people of those age.
How did you attract/address your audience? I attracted my audience by the bright colours and the front cover. Also by using lures. I addressed my audience in the typical way that teenagers address each other by using the correct English that we’d use- informal lanuguage.
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this music magazine? I have learnt how to use new programmes like Photoshop and indesign. I have also learnt about blogger and the use of slide share. I have learnt about how a magazine is put together and produced.
Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full production? From the preliminary task I have learnt that a magazine is hard to put together and a lot of effort goes into it. I have learnt about different programmes and about the conventions of a magazine and what needs to be in it to be a proper music magazine.