Evaluation -1. In what ways does your media product use forms and conventions of real media products?
1. In what ways does your mediaproduct use forms and conventions of real media products?
Masthead Issue Number, Price and Date – situated toThe masthead is the largest the side of the Masthead can also be underneath Positioning statementof all the text on the front the barcode. Positioned below the mastheadcover. It is just one word gives the readers an idea of whatlong and relates to the the magazine is offeringgenre of the magazine ‘Outstanding Music’ thisbecause ‘AIM’ stands for connotes to the reader that the‘All Indie Music’. content of this magazine is exceptional and cannot be matched by any other magazine.Main ImageThe artist is posing to the sidewith an open mouth, thisconveys both attitude with Colour Schemebody language but playfulness The colour scheme istoo with facial expressions too. constant and flowsThis would put the reader at throughout the frontease and believe that the artist cover, the Mainis a friendly and welcoming Headline anchors inperson but can also have a with the Mastheadserious side as well. The artist and Cover linesshows direct address in the because they are themain image, this helps to same colour red andconnect to the reader of the are the mostmagazine. important.Coverlines Main HeadlineCovelines are usually one or two The main headline is whatlines long. They give the target anchors the backgroundaudience an insight into what image to the article insidewill feature in this issue of the the magazine. It is usuallymagazine and is determined to one word and is made boldmake the target audience buy and bright to attract thethe magazine in the least readers attention.amount of words possible. Barcode
A smaller image of themagazines Title at the top of Contentsthe page The word contents is situated at the top of the page to the left of the Colour scheme title of the music A constant scheme of magazine. It is in black so red, black and white follows the same colour follows the front scheme for that of the covers choice of front cover. colour tooPage numbers Main ImagesPage numbers are Usually on a contents pagelocated next to each of there is one main imagethe written article titles and a lot of other smallerto show the reader images. But for mywhere to find them in contents page I decided tothe magazine. make each of the images the same size. Each of the images anchor to the texts for each of the articles. This follows the conventions as the content is separated into Page numbers two different columns of The page numbers on Feature and Regular the pictures show the reader where to look content. Regular in the magazine for content being that it the specific article appears in every issue of they want to read and the magazine that is also where to find the published, e.g. Reviews written content in the and Competitions columns on the contents page.
TitlePage number The title ‘Victory for V Festival’ is located at the top of theAt the bottom of the page, indicates to the Double page spread article and covers the whole top of thereader what page the article is on and that it page from left to right. It is catchy and bold and is eyealso matches to that of the number on the catching to the readercontents page. Title and Main Image Magazine title bleed The smaller image across of the magazines the page. title is at the bottom of the page with the page number and issue date to show the reader what magazine they are reading and what issue and month it is Standfirst Byline The standfirst is located at the bottom of the article and gives the reader The byline is always located under the standfirst and additional information about what the article will include. this tells the reader who the article was written by and who the images were taken by.
Main image This image is the main one on the article because its the Body Text TextDrop capitals largest out of all the other images The body text is 10 pt Text is kept inDrop capitals are three columnsused in each ofthe paragraphsin my article.They show thereader where tobegin reading.The ‘C’ is the firstdrop capital, it isat the beginningof the firstparagraph and is5 lines deep. Smaller imagesTextText is kept inthree columnson each pageof the articlePage number Magazine titleAt the bottom of the page, indicates to the Smaller images Smaller images are The smaller image of the magazines title is at the bottom of the pagereader what page the article is on and that used in the article to with the page number and issue date to show the reader whatit also matches to that of the number onthe contents page. break up the text. magazine they are reading and what issue and month it is