How do my ancillary tasksfollow the codesand conventions of real media products?
POSTERMostly, my movie poster has followed the codes and conventions of real movie posters. I used the poster for ‘TheUnborn’ as a basis for my poster. I noted the title should be bold, the credits and website info in small print at thebottom, the company logos, e.g. regency pictures, below the credits in small, and a tag line for the film in bold onthe poster, and the central image clear and concise with no text intruding onto the main focus. I followed all theseconventions, but decided to challenge the conventions by adding in star ratings onto my poster, as I felt it would bea good marketing strategy. However, if I were to undertake this task again, I would take more time in planning myimage, as I feel my image is bringing my grade down, and my image was constantly referred to in audiencefeedback as not strong and bold enough for a movie poster.
MAGAZINEMy Empire cover mostly follows the codes and conventions of real Empire covers. The masthead is bold and at the top,and the central image is bold and you can clearly depict the article to which it is relating. I have also positioned thesmaller feature articles round the central image similarly to the way the real empire cover has done. I haveconventionally included a small barcode, the price and date tucked within the ‘M’ on the masthead, and a taglinefor the magazine. I have challenged the conventions however, by making my magazine a ‘special horror edition’ andtherefore including a lot of blood dripping and blood splatter effects to coincide with the theme. My colour palette ofred and white was also chosen to coincide with the horror theme, but also because I didn’t really have much othercolours I could use, due to my quite muted image I had chosen. If I were to repeat the task, I would definitely takemore care in planning my image so that I had more colour choice for my magazine front cover and the fonts.