Magazine Production Brief MS2: Media Production Processes
PRINT PRODUCTION BRIEF:• (individual project)• To create a new British Magazine…• Music• Fashion• Lifestyle• Hand drawn sketches of all pages- pre- production
Production• Two different versions of your cover• Contents page• Double page – feature article• 4 + images across all pages
Print Brief• INVOLVES:• Photography – studio and location professional photo shoots• Graphic Design and Desk Top Publishing• Journalism – writing your feature article
House Style• The biggest thing the examiners are looking for is the consistent HOUSE STYLE of your magazine.• This is where the magazine has a typical look/ aestheticmade up from…• Layout• Colour scheme• Use of fonts etc… across all pages• This provides a familiar product for the audience and encourages reader loyalty (they will buy it every month/week/fortnight.)
Photography Shoots• The biggest mistake students make is not getting their photo shoot done early enough!• Sorting and organising props, costumes, makeup and models.• Booking the studio – you will need at least 2 lessons (1 ½ hours) for your shoot. Take about 50 photos!• Use the lighting!
Theme• Magazines/photographers will often use a theme or idea to base the photo shoots around• Changes of costume and makeup are typical• Props can be very effective!
The artist’s image and shoots• If you are shooting a music artist or film star or celebrity…• The theme of the photoshoot should either match their (star) image• OR sometimes it challenges it – linked to your article!
Journalism• Once you have planned your magazine you will need to write your feature article• 800-1000 words• Must be drafted– a deadline will be set by your teacher• Guidance on this will be given nearer the time