The master head
I wonted my masthead (Fig 1) to stand out by looking exclusive and elegant. When I started
to create my master head I was inspired by figure 3 and 4 by having it across the page not just in the
corner as figure 2 has. I chose my master head to be a combination of purple and pink, pink because
my reader recourse told me that my target group liked pink. The pink colour is fading in to purple and
This draw attention to the magazine and it looks more professional. The name of my magazine is easy
To say and remember, it also give the reader an idea of what the magazine is about. The under line
On left hand side make the magazine more professional and it makes it easy for my reader to see
have much the magazine cost and witch issue it is, this is important because my target group is
Between 16 and 24 and they want to get the information they need quick and with out to much work.
My master head is also placed behind my models head (fig 6), which draw the focus on to the model,
which my readers are going to be interested in. By putting the
Masthead behind the models head it makes it look more
Professional and was inspired by figure 5, witch was a part of my
Fig 5Fig 6
Fig 1 Fig 2
Fig 3 Fig 4
My slash image (Fig 4) is taken in a studio, just like
Figure 1,2 and 3. by shooting I a studio it looks more
Professional. I have used a medium shot (fig 4) similar
To figure 1, 2 and 3. it focus on the models face so the
Main focus is on the models face. My model (fig 4)
Make direct eye contact just like figure 1, 2 and 3, this
Dowse the rider to the magazine and it makes the
Rider feel more pressured to buy the magazine. I have
used a young female on my front cover because it
Appeals to young girls and men feels attracted to it.
All my figures have used a young female on there
Front cover. All the models as heavy styled, this make
Them look more exclusive and important.
The similarities between figure 2 and 4
Is that the magazine name is behind the models head
And the models name is in front of the image, figure 1
Also have the models name in front of the image.
Figure 3 have the models name in a plug, I think this is
hiding the name of the main person of the magazine
And I wonted the name to stand out like it dos in
Figure 1 and 2.
The similarities between figure 2 and 4
Is that the magazine name is behind the models
head and the models name is in front of the image,
figure 1also have the models name in front of the
image. Figure 3 have the models name in a plug, I
think this is hiding the name of the main person of the
magazine and I wonted the name on my magazine
to stand out like it dos in figure 1 and 2.
The head line
My layout (fig 4) is most similar to figure 1 by having the
Cover lines next to the models head. Its similar to figure 2
By not covering her body, but using the space on the
side. The similarities between figure 4 and 3 is that the
Cover lines are placed and left hand side.
I have chosen not to have to match text on my front page
Because of the elegant and tidy effect.
My main colours are pink/purple, black, white, yellow
and blue. By not having to many colours on my
Magazine it doesn't look messy or chaotic. This is similar
to figure 2 where they have only 4 main colours.
I chose to have a white background similar to figure 1,
2 and 3. by using the white background it looks more
Professional and clean, it also make sure it doesn't
Draw attention away from the splash image and text.
I have placed my barcode in the left corner of the page. Figure 1 and 3 has also
Ben placed in the corner of the page, on the right hand side following the
Z-reading pattern. I chose to place the barcode, not following the Z-reading pattern
Because I didn't wont to cover up my model.
Master head, headline
Fig 1 Fig 2 Fig 3 Fig 4
My headline (fig 2) says “contents” like figure 4. Both figure 1,2 and 3 are
Putt on a white background an other similarity is the simple font that is
Used on the headline.
Compered to figure 1,3 and 4 I have mentioned the date of the magazine
Under my headline (fig 2). I have also put the magazine web-page address
Under the headline so the readier remember the magazine name and know
That there is more to look at if they visit the magazines wed-page.
Images and layout
I chose to put my images on left hand side, starting in the upper left corner going across to
The lower right corner, this follow the fact that humans reads from left to right. My contents
Page (fig 2) is most similar to figure 4, thinking about the photos, because of the tidy way to plays the
photos and the amount of images. Compared to figure 1, 3 and 4 I don’t have much text on my
contents page (fig 2), this is because my readers are more interested in looking at photos.
Similar to figure 1 and 3 I have different models on each photo, so everyone can find something that
interest them. Half of the amount of my photos are taken in a studio, and the rest is taken on the street
or in a regular room. My contents page layout (fig 2) is similar to figure 3 by having photos in left upper
Corner and right lower corner and the columns are mostly on right hand side.
Page numbers and fonts
I (fig 2) placed the page numbers beside the images so the readers easily could see witch page
To go to to find the articles about the images. I made them big so it was easy to spot. My magazine
(fig 2) is most similar to figure 4 when it comes to the numbers on the photos, I think this is a much
More tidy way to present then on figure 3.
When it comes to the fonts I (fig 2) have decided to have a small headline over each category just
Like figure 3 have done. This is to make it more tidy and easy for my reader to find exactly what
They wont to read about. Just like figure 1 I (fig 2) have big page number in the fonts.
Fig 1 Fig 2 Fig 3
My (fig 4) is inspired by figure 1 by having the writing skewed and
By using apostrophes and an exclamation. Figure 3 also use an
Exclamation I think this make the headline stand out more and it
Gives it a stronger effect.
I was also inspired by figure 3 by using the main persons name in
The headline to make it clear to the reads that article is about
Fig 1 Fig 2 Fig 3
For my layout (fig 4) I wanted it to be an equal amount of text and images.
On the left side page is a full photo that also can be used as a pull- out
Poster witch is attractive to young readers. This is also used on figure 3.
My layout (fig 4) is similar to figure 1 and 3 because of the balance
Between text and images, so readers get what they pay for but don’t
Get to much text to read.
Fig 1 Fig 2 Fig 3
I (fig 4) chose to have an equal amount of images and text.
I also wanted to have a big photo on one of the pages so it could
Be used as a rip out poster just as figure 3. You also have a similar
Photo on figure 1 except it would not be able to be used as a poster
Because of the headline that go over both pages.
I chose to use a medium close up and eye contact with the camera,
This is so the readers feel drawn into the article.
Fig 1 Fig 2 Fig 3
Compered to figure 1, 2 and 3 figure 4 is the less colorful. I (fig4) used a
Photo taken in a studio with a white background and I made the
First page the same color as the background and all my text is all in black.
I made it this simple to have the classical and tidy touch.
Figure 1 and 2 is using the same color scheme and figure 3 is using
Brighter colors .
Fig 1 Fig 2 Fig 3
I opened my (fig 4) article with a big and bold letter, just like in figure 3,
and I made my questions in a thicker writing so the readers easier could
spot out the questions they are interested to know the answers too.
This idea was something I got from figure 1and 3.
How does your media product
represent particular social groups?
My photos are mainly of girls, basically because I chose to
Make my main story about a girl and that’s why I have a
Female on my front cover, double page spread and on
one of the images on my contents page.
The women are stereotypical represented by being heavily
Styled in fashionable cloths, using makeup and styled hair.
They are also represented in two different dresses, they are
Both thigh. The purple dress is more elegant and are more suitable
for an elegant evening. The other dress is more of a
“out in town” dress. The top photo is focusing on the feminine
front part by wearing a reviling top and a skinny jeans, this is a
Typical way to dress for a teenage girl this days.
The boys are represented in a more casual way. The bottom photo
Is showing of the man power by using a frog angle, this is a
Stereotypical way and maybe an old fashion way to show of
My models are mainly around 17-19 years old, this is my readers
Main age and that’s why I chose to use the models around
That age. Since my readers are between 16 and 24 I chose
To add a photo of a band were the artists are between 20 and
The boy on the photo in the left corner are representing a
Stereotypical teenage boy by wearing skinny jeans and a white
The band photo represent typical hipsters that like to go their own
Way, witch many young people dos now days.
The photos of the girls are showing of fashionable girls that’s like
To dress up just like many teenage girls like to do.
Because social class is defined by work my readers and my models
will be defined by the roles of their parents.
My magazine is aiming for the working/middle class and I think
These photos are representing this class in a good way by what
They are wearing.
The band photo is representing the working
Class by standing on the street, not on a stage, playing there
Music. The other photos of the girls represent more a middle class
By being heavily styled, this shows us that they have enough
Money to by good products and fashionable cloths.
What kind of media institution might
distribute your media product and
Immediate media co sell over 70 million magazines every
year and reach 22 million people online every month. This is
one of the reason I think immediate media co would be a
good publisher for my magazine. They reach out to many
readers by paper and an other important factor is that
they reach out to so many people online, this is important
Because teenagers now days spend most there time
online. Due to the company's experience and variation of
targets groups I think this would be a good match.
I think immediate media co
would benefit from working
With my magazine, Pop mouse,
because they already
Know have to promote and work
with retching out to
A teenage market.
Who would be the audience for
your media product?
This is Julia! She is a perfect Pop-mouse reader. She is
17 years old and lives in London. She is from a well off
family. She likes to use her money on music,
magazines, clothes, make-up and on coffees with her
friends, this is also what she is most interested in.
She loves to read exclusive interviews with big pop-stars.
She would also like to be famous one day as well.
Her favourite colours are pink, red and yellow, but she also
like the standard colours, black and white.
To find my audience I created some question on survey monkey, out from these questions I
Made a reader profile.
I also researched other types of music magazine that aimed for the same target group to
Create a better and more detailed reader profile.
The largest group of my audience will be female, but
The magazine will also attract boys when using Laura
Mulvey's theory of the Male Gaze.
Because of my model being a young and attractive girl,
girls want to look like her and boys what a girl like her.
My female readers will find appearance very important
and the magazine will therefore be focusing on the
stereotypical girl, that find fashion, makeup and hairstyles
I chose to have a mix between pink and purple, this
Is a typical girl color and it represent teenage girls.
This is because the color is bright and bold, and from
A young age girls always are represented by the
The articles suggest a young
Audience, first you have the
Four headline to categorize
So the audience easily can
Find the articles they are most
Interested in. the language is
Also easy to understand and
An other thing that suggest
That the audience is young is
QR code and the connection
To social media.
The headline suggest it’s a young audience by being short
And snappy. The amount of text and the questions are in
A thicker font so it is easier to read and it suggest that the
article is aimed for a young reader.
How did you attract/address your
Have dos my magazine appeal to the
Since 100% of the people answering my questions on surver
monkey use Facebook, I maid Facebook available on my
contents page by doing this my audience get the newest
information and pictures direct on there phone or laptop.
For the photos I would also use Instagram since 92.31% use
it, I also made sure my readers know that the magazine
have an Instagram page as well on the contents page.
Just over half said they use Twitter so I would create an
account and post the newest information on there, this is
also mention on my contest page. Because Tumbler,
Myspace and Other have gotten under
40% I would not focusing on this in my magazine.
Since all the asked people like exclusive
Interviews I was sure to have one in my
magazine and it will be inn focus on the front
cover, by using the headline “Exclusive Joe”.
Because the asked people said they liked
Pink and all the people asked are girls I choose
To use pink on my headlines and master headline
To attract as many girls as possible.
Everything that is
don whit the
magazine is based
On the facts I got
from my audience
The photos I chose to use was chosen to appeal to
Teenagers. I did this by using a young girl on my front
Cover that is fashionable and styled whit makeup and
Styled hair. My cover girl can inspire other girl by her
Look and boys will think she is attractive.
She is also looking straight in to the camera and this draw
The audience attention to the magazine and draw them
To buy it.
What have you learnt about
technologies from the process of
constructing this product?
This is what I learned, have did you learned it and have
And what have you learned about technology!
Save your work and don’t forget your memorystik you
Need to back up work.
Easy format to work with, by using digital camera, ability
To editing stuff.
This is some of the software and websites
I used to do all my work;
Her is some of the hardware I used;
This is were I used the technologiesThis is what kind of technologies I used
I could not have done anything without my MacBook or the computer
In the classroom. All my recherché, planning, production and
Evaluation is don on a computer/MacBook.
If there is something I could have managed without it would have
Been my phone. I only used it to record my interview during my
Recherché. I know if I had used my camera the quality would
Have been much better.
My memory stick have been a key thing in all of my work. It has
Allowed me to work at college and bring my work home whit me.
It has not been enough just to save all my work on the memory stick
Because I have lost it a number of times and I have found myself
Lucky to find it again every time.
Whit out a camera I would not have a magazine, because I
Wouldn't have any original photos.
The lighting I used while I used the studio helped me get the best
Photos I possible could get.
Google chrome is something I really
Have had a massive use of. I have used it for my recherché to fore example find out about
Different companies that publish music magazines and to find all the photos of the magazines
I have analyzed. I have used Google chrome during my planning to get inspiration and I
used it during my evaluation by looking up have other people have maid there evaluation.
I have found photos that I have used on this PowerPoint presentation.
I also needed Google chrome to get on to Blogger, the wed page I used to to post all my
Work. I have never had a blog and by having one now I have learned have to upload stuff
And have to do the layout on my blog. I also liked to do all my work using a computer/
MacBook first of all because it easier to keep it organized and second because it saves the
Environment by not coping up paper.
Because Blogger don’t support the file formats PowerPoint I had to use slideshere to manage
to upload all my work. I learned have to set up an account and have to upload all the
PowerPoint presentations I have maid.
If it wasn't for Photo shop I wouldn't’t have any magazine to upload. I had never used
Photo shop before so I feel I have learned a great deal. I first taught it was a bit difficult
But I got the hang of it after using it a few times. I now know have much you can edit a
I chose to present all of my recherché, planning and evaluation by using PowerPoint.
I thing I comes trough in a more tidy way and it is easier to be creative because the
Opportunities to do fancy things are bigger.
Looking back at your preliminary
task, what do you feel you have
learnt in the progression from it to
the full product?
What have I learned?
This is the stages I went through to make my music magazine;
Research: Audience, market
Planning: Pitch, flat plans, style sheet, photography plans, draft layouts
Production: Image manipulation, text manipulation, layout manipulation, photography
This is the four main skills that I learned whilst completing my project;
Planning have been very important for me to create the type
Of magazine I wanted to make. By planning everything I have
Saved a lot of time and because of that I have had the
Opportunity to be more creative.
By planning all my magazines pages I knew exactly what to do
when it came to the production.
Planning was the key for my magazine to look alright. Just have
A look at the college magazine I made in the start proses.
I did not plan any thing for it and it ended up looking really bad,
An other thing that made it look unprofessional was the fact that
I didn't know have to use photo shop.
My photographs plans were good, because
When I went in to the studio I knew exactly what
To do, this saved me lots of time in the studio and
I could use that time to be creative.
I had planed every costume my model were going
To be photographed in and this gave my photos
A more professional look because the model was
Not wearing normal every day cloths.
I have learned that before you start something, such as a magazine you need to do
Some research to see if there is a marked for the product you wish to create. If it is a
Magazine you wish to create you would have to find someone who wants to sell
Your product, and to find the perfect publisher you would have to do some research.
It might be that you would like a publisher that have published a similar magazine
Before or you might like to take a chance on someone that haven't don a similar
category before. To decide this you would need to some research!
I have learned throughout my research have to create a professional and sailable
Magazine. By looking at other, similar type of magazines as my own I have gotten
ideas have to make my magazine to look professional.
I also did some research to find and create my reader profile. I used survey monkey to
Find out what my readers like and I did an interview. By looking at other pop magazines
Reader profiles I manage to make my own.
When it comes to the way my magazine looks I have learned how to style photographs,
writing and layout and manipulate images. I used photo shop to manipulate photos and
My page layouts, because it was easy to learn and use.
If you have a look to the right you can see my college
Magazine and my music magazine. My music magazine
Looks more appealing because of the combination
Of colors and text fonts. Also the front cover girl is styled
On the music magazine,