AS Media Evaluaion Q1

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AS Media Evaluaion Q1

  1. 1. Breakdown Music Magazine In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
  2. 2. • • • • • • • Masthead Menu Pugs Sidebar Strapline Main Cover Image Issue Information • • • • • • • Text Layout Overall House Style Rule of Thirds Tags Coverlines Secondary Images • • • • • • • Standfront Captions Page Numbers Drop Capitals Headings Menu Bar Pull Quotes Typical Codes and Conventions
  3. 3. House Style – having a consistent house style for my front cover as well as through other pages in my magazine makes the it seem more professional and pleasing to the readers eye. Red, White and Black Colour Scheme – links to house style and shows consistency in the magazine in terms of colour and content. Straplines and Sell Lines – these Issue Information – help show some of the other key parts of the magazines content and are coloured and tall to remain separate from the rest of the text on the front cover this informs the target audience of the issue number and price of the magazine. Secondary Images – Coverline and Anchorage Text – these images will help show additional content that is in the magazine and will also draw in the reader more. this shows the main article included in the magazine and tends to be located in the centre of the magazine to show the audience that is the part of the cover they should mostly be paying attention to and that they remember it when they going through the magazine. Puff – this single stand out graphic draws the attention of the reader to this point to show that there is something of importance within the magazine when looking at the cover. Masthead and Tagline – the name of my magazine is located in the conventional place at the top of the magazine which is where the audience will tend to look first and is also accompanied with the tagline which is the case has some rhyme to it with “scene” and “magazine”. Main Cover Image – the cover is in Barcode – accompanies issue information Banner – a banner again makes pieces of text stand out and inform the reader of extra content within the magazine that perhaps isn't of much importance but is there to be seen. Rule Of Thirds – splits the magazine into to separate parts for the audience and makes it easier to follow the information Front Cover a centralised position to accompany the coverline and links to its purpose and also to advertise the content of the magazine. Pug – the idea of the pug is much like a puff where a single graphic makes something stand out on the cover of the magazine and highlights the importance of it.
  4. 4. • I chose a simple colour of red, black and white to make my page seem less congested and more approachable compared to having a large number of colours, the colours also make the features of my front cover stand out more. • I decided to use a large front cover image with one person rather than an image with numerous people as again I wanted to keep it simplistic. • I wanted to try and use up as much space as possible on my front cover as I felt it would offer more to my target audience and gain their attention more rather than just having one or two front cover conventions. • I’ve specifically used this layout/text style to make the magazine seem as if it had some attitude but also seem as it was going to be a magazine that would be informative at the same time, I used “Kerrang” and “Rock Sound” magazine as inspiration. Explanation
  5. 5. • Masthead located at top of the page • Secondary Images • Large coverline stretching across the middle of the page • Puff located on the left hand side of the page • Banner with additional content located at the bottom on the page • Poster special advertised on the front cover • Barcode positions in bottom corner of the page Comparison – Front Cover
  6. 6. Red, White and Black Colour Scheme – links to house style and shows consistency in the magazine in terms of colour and content. This then links to the front cover. Issue Information – again informs the audience of the issue etc. Menu Bar – this bar shows all the contents and the page numbers where they can be found with a brief description under each piece to inform the reader of its purpose. Article Quotes – the quotes come from the article themselves and help give an idea what the article is about and could link to the image that they have been accompanied with. Headings –this breaks down the contents in the magazine to give help the audience what certain piece of contents they want to find and in interests them. Images – the images link to the contents of the magazine and help give a visual representations which could make the reader more interested in certain parts of the magazine. House Style – this continues to follow the house of the magazine that I’ve set out to use in all the pages of my magazine. Magazine Name– my magazine name is located at both the top of my page Editors Comments – this comes from the editor of the magazine who talks about what's in this particular issue of this magazine and what they hope the reader gets from the magazine, this is also sometimes accompanied by a signature and an image of the editor Contents Page
  7. 7. • I felt that having a more visual based contents page with minimal text would be more appealing to my target audience rather than one filled with loads of text that they’d have to read, I used “NME” as an outline in creating this layout. • I also wanted my edited photos to immediately stand out from the rest of the page so creating a montage of images, it allowed me to create a layout where I was able to include more photos. • I continued with the house style that I used on my front page to make my magazine more consistent rather than having a mix match of varied colours on both pages. • I used the most typical conventions you’d find on a contents page such as a menu bar and an editors comment box to still create some originality whilst still trying to keep my magazine unique. Explanation
  8. 8. • Contents title at the top of the page • Images that link to the content located to the left hand side of the menu with varied sizes • Headings to separate the different types of content in the magazine • Editors comments included on the contents page • Page numbers • Consistent house style used • Brief descriptions along with the contents Comparison – Contents Page
  9. 9. Article Title– the title shows the Page Numbers – shows the audience what page they’re on. Standfirst – this introduces the audience what to expect from the rest of page and it could also hint what the article itself is about. article and informs the audience what it’s about. Secondary Images– relevant can be placed all over the spread to give the audience ideas about what they're reading. Large Main Image and Secondary Images – the images Layout and Design – by creating a unique spread for the main article in the magazine, it will instantly draw the reader in and grab their attention from the rest of the contents link to the purpose of the article Dropcapital – shows the reader where the main text of the article begins Image Captions– this informs the reader about what the image is showing and how its relevance to the rest of the article. Pull Quote – this is a quote from the article itself and helps highlight the actual purpose of the article Column Titles – this shows the different parts to the article in relation to the title House Style – although the colours are different for this page, its does follow the same text and layout style with the rest of my magazine. Blue, White and Black Colour Scheme – differs from the rest of the house style on the other pages but links to the article information Double-Page Spread
  10. 10. • I wanted to position numerous images all around my pages so that my audience wasn’t just reading text and then the images would break up the article. • I decided to have a page structure that had some sort of flow for when the audience was reading it so by having an angled upward article, the reader would easily know where to begin and end. • I included some additional features on my doublepage spread such as a live review which you may find typically in a music magazine but also an interactive barcode which differs from most music magazines of this type. • My colour scheme is different from the rest of my pages as I wanted to make it more fitting to the band I was writing about and would therefore have much more of a theme to the pages. Explanation
  11. 11. • Large title at the top part of the page • Consistent style across both pages • There is one large main image on one side of the page • There is standfirst underneath the main title • The main article text has been divided into three separate columns • The style of text for the title is different from the main article text • There is a drop capital at the beginning of the article Comparison – Double-Page Spread
  12. 12. • • • • • • • • The overall style and approach for my magazine was to create a local music scene magazine that had some form of attitude much like that of “Kerrang” whilst also making it informative and interesting in the process. The audience are able to read the text easily as it has a continuous flow to it. Also, the text style and the way that the main article for example has been worded, I wanted to make it into an informal and approachable style. I wanted my magazine to follow the typical conventions of any magazine on all my pages but I also wanted to create a unique style and layout that was appealing. An example would be my double-page spread where I’ve created an angled sort of style that flows from one corner to the other and is still easy to read without it being to crowded. Additionally, I wanted to make the front cover pretty much similar to that of existing rock magazines that are currently available via the use of my text positioning such as my masthead and also the way I have used images. I also wanted my contents page to highlight the main features of my magazine through the use of my images and text style so by having images along with quotes from the articles themselves, it make it much more easier on the eye. For the name of my magazine, I wanted to make it clear when my audience first saw it that it is clearly a music magazine and by having a title such as “Breakdown” which immediately suggests music, it is much more likely my audience will take notice. By having a large centralised cover image that was in the same style of “Kerrang”, this will again make my magazine more in the style of current music magazines. Finally, I wanted my magazine to have a consistent house style on all the pages to make it seem more professional and less congested with multiple images and pieces of text although the colours and style of text would change in accordance with whatever the article was on about. Magazine Style
  13. 13. Despite my magazine using the typical codes and conventions you will find in popular rock/metal music magazine currently on sale, it still has a unique approach by just focusing on the local music scene in a particular area of the country. So overall, I fell my magazine is much different with the way it uses the original conventions and how it makes the most of them throughout my pages. A consistent and simplistic style may not usually be associated with the music genre my magazine focuses on, however it’s still able to deliver some attitude that offers my target audience all the information they would expect from a music magazine. Conclusion

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