Evaluationof the Music Magazine.Danielle Gamble.G321
As I was working in a group of people thisevaluation was supposed to be recorded,but some individuals within the group hadother commitments and were not able tomake the times we had arranged to recordthis. This meaning that it would be easierfor everyone just to do their ownevaluation on their own magazine thatthey have made.
In what ways does the magazine use, develop orchallenge forms and conventions of mediaproducts?• It uses the types as it has the headlines, subheadings and allthe things that a normal magazine would have.• It develops the media types as the social side of things isdeveloping meaning that there are many different socialnetworking sites that the target audience will now be able touse to read the magazine or get the information that they arelooking for, this would be Twitter, FaceBook. Also the use ofdifferent web addresses that they will use for the magazine,making it easier to get the information. Also YouTube andmusic are becoming more advanced so the magazine willhave to follow the technical changes with in the magazine.• It challenges the types as they are challenging thestereotypes of the magazine buyers as they may not usuallygo for a magazine that has information in it about YouTubersand home made music.
How does your media product represent particularsocial groups?• My magazine presents a positive representation of theyounger generation as they will be able to understandhow YouTube works and who has come out of it.• It will also help them gain the knowledge of YouTubeand ensure that they know how important it is to somepeople.• The more the younger generation know about the musicthe more they are aware of what is happening aroundthem.• I wanted to be able to help the younger generation gettheir views heard and have a chance to see how gooddifference is, as people with YouTube channels could beseen as being different.
What kind of media institution might distribute yourmedia product and why?• Bauer institute may want to distribute this magazine as they willhave a gap in there sales for a magazine like this.• As it will be different to the ‘normal’ magazines that they sell thesebeing ‘Q’, ‘Kerrang’ and ‘Mojo’. This will be more about live musicand this edition will be magazine about YouTube but the othereditions are about live music in general and where you will be ableto listen to live music.• This meaning that Bauer may want to distribute this magazine asthey may be the only institution that will distribute that will sell livemusic magazines. Also the institution is local which works well withthe magazine as the magazine is all about local music.
Who would be the audience for you mediaproduct?• This magazines audience will be people aged aroundmid teens (15/16) to early 20s, as they will be the onesinterested in the magazine and where they will be able tolisten to live music.• Also it will be people who are interested in knowing newinformation about new artists around, getting to knowthem better and having a better understanding of whatthey are doing and how important it is to them.
How did you attract/address your audience?• To help me address my audience I made a questionnaireto give out to my target audience and then got thefeedback and made my magazine match the feedback.• The cost of the magazine, colours and images used willhelp attract the audience. It helps the audience realisethat they now have something that they want. Live musichasn’t got a specified magazine for that genre so theaudience don’t know what’s on and what’s not.• Also it helps being local as they will be able to knowwhat’s happening down the road from them.• Also the use of having well known artists in my magazinewill help address the audience as this will be the artiststhat they know and listen to.
What have you learned about technologies fromthe process of constructing this project?• It is time consuming to produce a good product. It was hard toget my head around the different technologies that I had touse when creating the product like Photoshop and InDesign.• The quality of the production will be better when there is moretime put into it. So the longer I spent on creating the productthe better it would look.• The advantages of using Photoshop and InDesign was thatmy magazine will look a lot better and have better effects onit, and making it look like a professional had made it. UsingPhotoshop and InDesign is better than using publisher as itmeans on us using more skills to be able to understand howto use new softwares.
Looking back at your preliminary task, what do youfeel you have learnt in the progression from ittoo the original project?• From the preliminarytask to the main task Ilearnt that usingPhotoshop will be betterbecause it will make themagazine look moreappealing and attractiveto the audience.• Also the preliminary tasktook shorter amount oftime to do as I was usinga different software, thismeant that it didn’t lookup to the standard of themain tasks magazine.Preliminary TaskMain Task
Feedback from target audience.• As we was working in a group there wasdifferent editions to the magazines, and minewas made to look more girly and pretty to attractthe female side of the target audience and thiswas shown well I believe in my front cover.• I also asked the people in the group I wasworking with to take a look at my magazine andsee if it matched the look I was going for. Theytold me that it did and that I done a good job atit.