Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you havelearnt in the progression from it to the main task?
Preliminary task…• The preliminary task was to create the front cover and contents page of a college magazine.
Research and planning• When I did the research and planning for my preliminary task some of the only research I did was to briefly look at some existing college magazines and concentrated more at looking at other more popular magazine genres, this shows in the quality of my work as I didn’t have a clear idea of what sell lines to include in my contents page.
Flat planning• My flat plans for my preliminary task were quite basic and werent very detailed, for example my main image was only a outline and wasn’t detailed about how I wanted my main image to be.
Finished product• My finished product was quite plain and basic and featured a medium close up of a model on my front cover and a long shot on the contents page, the magazine had a pink colour scheme as my target audience were female college student.
Main task…• My main task consisted of a front cover, contents page and double page spread of a music magazine of a mainstream chart music genre, and had a target audience of both males and females in the 16-24 year old age group.
Research and planning• A lot more in depth research and planning went into my main task, I looked at other music magazines of the same genre such as American music magazine ‘Billboard’ and ‘Blender’
• I also researched main image poses and what I want my models to be wearing in my magazine, I also looked at other magazine articles and this gave me an idea of how I wanted my magazine to be, I also looked into my target audience and looked at what they liked and what interests them and tried to incorporate it into my magazine to help attract my target audience.
Flat planning• My flat plannings for my main task were a lot more in depth and detailed and included all the information I needed when producing my magazine. I included a detailed drawing of the main image and wrote down what colour I wanted everything to be.
constructionAs you can see my main task is a big improvement from my preliminary task as I put a lotmore time and effort into my main task and spent a lot more time doing some initial indepth research before even starting my product, this helped a lot as I knew exactly how Iwanted my product to be before producing it. I also experimented a lot more with theimages I used as the images for my preliminary task were very plain and basic but therea lot more varied and professional in my main task. My front cover looks a lot moreprofessional then my preliminary task and my contents page contains more conventions(such as the weekly chart) that I saw on other magazines such as ‘Billboard’ during myresearch.