From a class of 23, these are the results Ireceived after asking them aquestionnaire:
For this preliminary task we had to design afront cover and contents for the collegemagazine. We had to aim the magazine forstudents just like us, and make it appeal tothem.
Branding: I have changed the colour of the first letter to create a brand identity.Eye Contact: isvital to grab thereaders attentionand keep theminterested. It alsopersuades thereader to buy it. Date: so the reader knows which issue they are reading.
Tag Line: Essential if you want to get the genre of the publication across to the reader.Colour Scheme: is Anchoring: theimportant to create star is identifiedbrand identity. I have and is vital tomade the first letters of attract potentialeach word purple to readers.match the colourscheme of purple,white and black. Unique selling point: helps to attract reader, and persuades them to buy this publication rather than others.
Rule of Thirds: I would try andBackground: I make the star’scould’ve chosen a name smallpicture with a lighter enough to fit intobackground so the it’s ‘third’. It lookstext would stand unprofessional.out. Positioning: I would Colour Scheme: I move this further up could’ve chosen a the page so more unisex colour potential readers choice, so it would see it first. appeal to both genders.
Branding: A repeat of the masthead creates brand Quote: identity. This is used encourages throughout the reader to read the magazine. article about the star. Standout Numbers: this helps the readerColumns: helps find the article theyreader to understand want quickly. Itpage order. Stops separates eachthem getting feature.frustrated trying tofind an article.
Importance: I could’ve made the contents about the cover star rather than about a totally different article.Features: I wouldmake the cover story Columns andfeature stand out Subheadings: Imore so the reader could’ve shortened thewill instantly see and subheadings. They lookrecognise it. unprofessional because they are too detailed. Editorial: I would insert an editorial instead of the ‘Plus’ section. Shows commitment and passion in the job.
Q3. Rejected because it isRejected because there star is not looking at a bad Mise-en-sceneis no room for columns the camera and and bad qualitywithout covering the engaging the reader. because it is blurrystars’ faces.Rejected because it Rejected becausewould not fit on the page star is on the gutter –properly. Does not star will be cut in half.engage reader.