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Evaluation question 1

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Evaluation question 1

  1. 1. EVALUATION QUESTION 1
  2. 2. COVER CONVENTIONS I based my magazine cover off of the conventions of an elektro magazine cover, therefore this focused on the normal music magazine conventions, such as a masthead, cover lines, a main image, headlines a price and a barcode. Due to my magazine being based on the dance genre I feel that using the conventions and the overall structure of another popular dance music magazine to be useful as it will make my magazine more relatable to the real life elektro covers. I decided not to break the regular conventions that are used in music magazine covers, as the audience may not understand the layout and structure of the magazine if the common conventions are not used or if they are dramatically changed.
  3. 3. COVER FORMS My cover has followed the house style of my magazine it has been used throughout the contents as well as the article. Using this technique will further illustrate that my magazine will be favoured by the audience as it has been consistent with its forms and conventions. Colours: The colours that I have used throughout my magazine are the same I have used black and white to show contrasting colours and I have used the red to add some vibrance to the pages and to allow the cover and contents to seem more appealing and inviting. Images: I took the images myself in a photo-shoot and manipulated them in photoshop to make them suitable and fitting for the cover of my magazine. My image has also followed conventions by placing the image in the centre of the cover. Text: The different sizes of the text will also show the different levels of importance for different elements of the magazine. Fonts: For the fonts that I have used, I have chosen a wide variety of styles and colours to make my magazine stand out from others.
  4. 4. CONTENTS CONVENTIONS The overall layout and structure of my contents page was heavily based off of an NME page, (seen in the top right corner). I used this as my inspiration for my contents as NME is one of the most popular magazines on the market, so they now what the audience is looking for and they must know how all the conventions work and how to make them work well, therefore I have tried to replicate their design and structure. Also it is conventional for all or most contents pages to contain a variety of images, page number tagged next to the focus of the article and for it also to continue using the house style and colour scheme that is first seen on the cover.
  5. 5. CONTENTS FORMS The forms on my contents page allow my magazine to stand out from the others and the forms will mean that my magazine will fit the conventions found in a music magazine. Colours: I have used the same colours for my contents that I used for my cover this has allowed me to keep to the house style that I set. Images: Once again I took my own images for my contents page using the studio set up in school, I continued to use this as I felt I would get the best quality photographs possible from using the studio already in school. Afer this I edited them in photoshop to make them look the best they can be for my contents page. Text: The text that I have used in my contents is directly in context with the coverlines that I have on the cover. The font and size of the text has roughly stayed the same between my cover and contents. The larger text I have used for the name of the artist is still larger than the summary of the article this allows the reader to know who the article is about as maybe their favourite artist is featured in one and if not it will just be easier to see what is in each article piece. I have also changed the colours of the artist or bands name to further differentiate it from the small summary.
  6. 6. ARTICLE CONVENTIONS I wanted my article to contain a question and answer style of interview as I felt that this was the easiest to read and follow and would be the most understandable out of the different types and styles that I could choose from for my article piece. I used a Q&A of Usher that was published by Vibe magazine for the framework of my article. I have followed the main conventions of an article in a music magazine, these being a headline, a main image, an article and pull quotes.
  7. 7. ARTICLE FORMS Colours: The colours in my article are the same as the cover and contents so that the article will continue in using the house style of my magazine. I did this so that it would not become confusing for the audience and it will keep all the pages of the magazine connected and more understandable. Images: The image that I took for my article was once again from using the studio in school, after I took the best quality picture I could I then put it into photoshop and manipulated it to make slight improvements and to make it fit into the space that I had previously left on my double page article spread for it. Text: My main body of text has been separated into two columns to make it look more representable and easier to read, also I have made the questions bold so the reader can see where one question ends and another begins so it just makes it easier to follow for the reader. The pull quote I used next to the image is another factor that ultimately attracts readers as it is a small extract of the full article and it gives a little away of what the story is so people will want to read more. The drop cap that I used is to basically show the reader where the main body of text starts. Finally I used the columns so that all my writing could fit onto one side of the double page spread and then the image of the focus of the article can also take up a whole half of the double page spread.

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