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Film magazine covers

  1. 1. Film magazine covers <br />To identify codes and conventions used within the film magazines <br />
  2. 2. Conventions of magazines <br />Technical terms<br /> What creates meaning? <br />Masthead<br />Cover lines<br />Cover stories<br />Pictures and captions<br />Route of the eye<br />Principle of thirds<br />Pull quotes<br />flash<br />Kicker and explanatory text<br />U.S.P<br />Language and register<br />Mise en scene- Position, pose, costume, eye contact /gaze, facial expression<br />Camera angle <br />Font style, size, colour <br />Revealing genre<br />Quotes/links to the film<br />
  3. 3. Conventions of magazines <br />Layout (Rule of thirds) (camera angle) (text) <br />Image- Direct pose? Sexual/seductive/aggressive <br />Text- Style of text and impact of this <br />Audience profile- who is the audience for this magazine and how do we know? <br />Ideology- What ideas is the magazine portraying? <br />Representation- what representations is the magazine giving of itself and of others? <br /> What representation is this giving about the film<br />
  4. 4. <ul><li>Language and register
  5. 5. Mise en scene-
  6. 6. Position, pose, costume, eye contact /gaze, facial expression
  7. 7. Camera angle
  8. 8. Font style, size, colour
  9. 9. Revealing genre
  10. 10. Quotes/links to the film</li></li></ul><li>Skyline /selling line <br />Flash / button <br />Main image <br />Masthead<br />MainCover line /kicker <br />Pull quote <br />Explanatory text <br />Model credit <br />Coverlines<br />
  11. 11. Style of writing that is reflective of the joker’s actual writing that again we see in poster, website, film and magazine <br />Continuity of colour throughout film, poster and magazine <br />
  12. 12. Again consistency in the colour scheme which represents the character. <br />
  13. 13. Play on words with the tagline <br />Appealing to fans with the collectable covers and asking them to choose a side- Awareness of target audience <br />Direct mode of address within character<br />Character handwriting/sense of realism <br />
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  15. 15. Lack of other coverlines to <br />Show the severity of the <br />Situation <br />Still using the joker to represent <br />Heath Ledger- linking into awareness<br />of target audience and how they see <br />the character- as the joker <br />
  16. 16. Clear awareness of target audience <br />Play on words including the title of the film<br />Comic book style in its pictures in the background<br />Paint effect acts as an example of continuity and branding, house style <br />These two words create meaning on their own due to the use of different colour text- Bloody brilliant <br />
  17. 17. Secondary images within the selling line/skyline <br />Tag line<br />Masthead altered<br />
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  19. 19. Focus on the picture to create meaning for the audience <br />
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  21. 21. Reliance of audience awareness <br />Model credit <br />Use of colour<br />Also similar idea of launching the magazine in the same way that the golden ticket was launched<br />
  22. 22. Different use of mast head<br />Choice of font style <br />

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