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Question 7 A Level Media Studies.

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Question 7

  1. 1. Question 7 Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
  2. 2. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? Preliminary task Final magazine
  3. 3. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? The masthead of my student magazine is very flat and can easily be missed by the reader, despite the fact a masthead should stand out.The font isn’t specially downloaded it’s a standard font and used by many people making the headline boring. The boxes around the headlines are badly drawn as the don’t fit well around the text, showing the magazine cover as messy and not perfected. The black boxes under the white text actually make it harder to read. The image is badly cut out and the lighting isn’t ideal for a good quality photo. The barcode looks randomly placed. The light blue background is an odd colour to have used as it adds to the flat effect I have accidently created. No main headline.
  4. 4. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? The masthead is obvious and stands out on the page. I added a shadow to force it off the page. Added detail like an email to add more to the page and look more professional. Good lighting to make the image look more professional. Different sizes and colours to create layers for the readers eyes to follow more easily. It adds depth to the magazine. Adding strokes highlights the importance of a text and shows what is the main point of a headline. Extra things on the cover like competitions and rewards to futher attract the reader to pick up the magazine. Adding details that make the texts closer together to make the magazine look less amateur and avoids making the reader can long lines of text that looks he same. Adding a guitar to ensure the genre of the magazine is obvious.
  5. 5. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? The headline is really flat and thin. It doesn’t stand out and, again, uses a font already programmed in the computer which doesn’t create a sense of a brand because it is a font assessable to everyone. The contents isn’t a straight line and although this was purposely done, it looks rushed and messy. The photograph has random things in it showing it wasn’t a planned photo. Plus the lighting isnt great and the photo was adjusted to increase saturation and brightness. The white against the blue is hard to view which is bad because the page numbers should be easily viewable. It’s not obvious why only some of the texts have boxes round them.
  6. 6. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? The logo (masthead) constantly reminding the reader of the brand that is Platform. Neat line to ensure the pages looks tidy and well put together. Categories to make it easier for the reader to know what they’re looking for. Quotes on the page from the main article, not only to fill space and make the page look attractive but also to hook the reader. Extra photos so the cover artist isn’t the only artist standing out on the page and proves the magazine has a lot to offer. Extras on the page. Shows there is a lot of content and also looks visually appealing adding extra boxes and colour, adding more the the page.
  7. 7. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? The masthead on my final product is a lot clearer, eye catching and the shadow behind it really lifts it from the page, whereas the masthead on the preliminary task is flat and boring. There is no main headline on the first magazine I did and my music magazine’s main headline is very clear an obvious. Also I feel overall my cover lines look better (clear an eye catching). There is more detail on my music magazine.
  8. 8. Comparing my magazine and my preliminary task it is obvious to me that over the course my skills have improved. I can now confidently use Photoshop, including airbrushing an image, adjusting the contrast and saturation of an image and its brightness. I also understand how to use the layers in Photoshop and use stokes and increase or decrease the amount of space in between text. From taking photographs for my music magazine I have learned a lot about how lighting works and the ideal lighting to take a professional standard photo. I have learned how to construct a detailed magazine. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?

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