In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conversations of real media products? On most front covers of magazines, they will have a main picture and headings, sub-headings with pictures and there name of the magazine, also some main include free gifts to be won etc. As my front cover shows it has all the attributes and therefore is like a real media product. I have used a real name of an artist for my interview and used some facts on him that I know to do the interview and make it sound even more realistic. As you can see to the left, I have used the artists name effectively by having it in big bold writing to make people attracted to do it like in a real magazine when you see a big artist name on it, it attracts you to that magazine
How does your product represent particular social groups? My magazine was based on R&B and Hip/Hop. I believe I have done this well by using fonts and pictures that attracts the social groups that like that type of genre of music. If a social group that liked rock music they would not be attracted at all to this magazine and it has so style of rock by the fonts or pictures, so therefore I believe I have done this very successfully. As you can see here, I have used big bold fonts, associated with the genre of music which attracts that type of social group.
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? The main social institution at this current time tend to prefer things with sex, drugs, violence in them as many people enjoy reading about them. In my magazine I have used different types of writing styles to attract all kind of people. For example on my interview page, in the interview with my artist it says he was on steriods for 2 years, this attracts the main social institution to the magazine.
Who would be the audience for your media product? I based my magazine on an audience between 14-21 and listen to rap like music, so for people who tend to wear the stereo type of a gangster or rude boy. I have done this by using big bold fonts and big pictures and not a lot or complex writing as it attracts the eye of my target audience, as you can see on my contents page I have used many big bold fonts with not a lot of writing. By doing so this makes my target audience more interest in it rather than a magazine with lots of writing and not many pictures.
How did you attract/address your audience? As my target audience are ages between 14-21, many people that age tend to not like a lot of writing on the magazine but many pictures and not much writing, compared to older people who tend to like the opposite. I have done this by having big pictures and fonts, with writing underneath the heading’s explaining the topic, therefore not making it to boring for the targeted audience but still giving them information in a more attractive way. I got my research by constructing a questionnaire for people that I thought what would be my target audience and used the results to help me. Here I have used many pictures to attract the audience
What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? During my time constructing this magazine I learned many new skills that I did not know before like: - Editing an image on Microsoft fireworks
Some rules of the magazine like the 3 colours and the amount of fonts you use
Overall constructing this product has helped me for future things I may need to do
Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? As you can see on the left I think there is a huge difference between the quality of the two magazines and how much more eye catchin my final product is compared to the preliminary task. During that time I have progressed hugely in how to make a good magazine that people would buy. I learnt more skills which allowed me to make the final product better quality than the first task. Overall I was very pleased with the progression made.