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  1. 1. In what way dose your media productsuse, develop or challenge forms andconventions of real media products For the masthead of my magazine I looked at the styling of the kerrang masthead, this gives the impression of being broken. I found a font that looked to be warn and old, I think that my masthead conforms with the industry. One of the main differences between my magazine and the industry’s in the size of the masthead, my mast head covers a lot of the page, I think that this makes it more prominent and would stand out more on a shelf.
  2. 2.  Kerrang used buttons on there contents page that did not follow through on the rest on the pages, I used this in my magazine to add numbers to pictures. I also split the contents page into different sections under different headings, this is also commonly used in music magazines
  3. 3.  I went ageist the conventions of magazines and have the text left align and not justified, this gives the magazine a scruffy look and fits in with the style of music. I made the text box at the bottom of the page slightly uneven, this was also used in a kerrang article and this also suits the style of music.
  4. 4. How dose you particular mediaproduct represent social group’s The colours used are very dark throughout the maroon colour and the blue/purple give this a teenage feel, also these colours are very common on album covers, for example “conceder this” by tonight alive uses a similar red and the black with white text have a heavy link to the double page spread.
  5. 5.  The font has a gothic feel to it, punk and emo music is heavily related to alternative rock, and gothic text is stereotypically used in these genres of music.
  6. 6. What kind of institution mightdistribute your media product Bauer Media Group would be a company that could distribute my magazine because they are publishers for “Kerrang” and “Q”. These magazines are appealing to a similar audience to mine, the company would have experience promoting this style of magazine.
  7. 7. Who would be the audience foryour media product My target audience would be… Both genders between the ages of 15 and 21. There taste in music would range around these genres…  alternative rock  pop punk  Emo  post-hardcore  electronic rock
  8. 8.  The main other magazine that the audience would also be reading would be Kerrang as it covers a similar range of bands.
  9. 9. How did you attract/addressyour audience To attract an audience I used big bands, such as MCR, Fall Out Boy and Paramore in the left third with the top band being in “the sweet spot”. I also used pictures of the band underneath the headings so that the band would be more appealing to and audience. I left the page un cluttered by only using three cover lines, I think this gave it a cleaner feel and would be more attractive to an audience.
  10. 10. What have you learnt abouttechnologys from the processof constructing this product Over this topic I have learnt how to use a dslr cameras. When fist using this camera I had problems focusing it, as I did not realise there was another part to turn on the front of the camera.
  11. 11.  I also used presi, I found this very simple to use and got to grips with the program quite easy. One of the main problems that I found with Presi was adding it to wix, as I could not find the right options to add it to a page.
  12. 12. Look back at you media selfbefore the project I think that I have learnt a lot of valuable skills over this topic. One of the main skills I have gained is the presentational skills for a magazine and how to lay out pages.