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Evaluation

  1. 1. Evaluation
  2. 2. 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? My magazine follows most conventions of R&B magazines. The image on the front cover is a close up camera shot, the same as it is in vibe magazine. I also followed a simple colour scheme for the cover lines and made them bold and clear.
  3. 3. 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? My contents page follows the usual conventions by having the date and issue number on the page. I challenged conventions by tilting the images to give the page a bit more character. I also didn’t leave any dead space and used the whole page unlike vibe magazine on the right.
  4. 4. 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? My double page spread follows a lot of conventions of music magazines. I used a question and answer format for my article. I challenged conventions by using bright colours on a dark background to make it colourful. I only used one page for the actual article and had images on the other page. This breaks up the article and makes it easier to read and process.
  5. 5. 2. How does your media product represent particular social groups? On my front cover the main image is of an R&B artist with their hood up. This is the typical imagery associated with the R&B genre. Other imagery associated with the genre is the bling and gangster aspect .
  6. 6. 2. How does your media product represent particular social groups? This image shows the artistposing for a photo shoot and he is posing, with attitude how a R&B artist would do. This represents the gangster imagery associated with R&B.
  7. 7. 3. What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? I think IPC Media would distribute my magazine because they already produce a number of successful magazines and they would know the industry inside out. One of their main magazines, vibe, is a massive, successful magazine in the R&B genre. This means they would have expert knowledge of the genre and could help my magazine get off the ground and become succesful.
  8. 8. 4. Who would the audience be for your media product? Out of the 4 consumers the audience for my magazine would be aspirers because they have a need for status and the esteem of others. Aspirers could relate to the artists and products that would be featured within the magazine and it would show them what they could have if they achieve whatthey plan to. The magazine would give aspirers a goal to strive towards.
  9. 9. 5. How did you attract/address your audience? I also consulted a potential audience through a questionnaire. The questionnaire included various questions on potential ideas for the magazine. The questions ranged from ‘What is your favourite genre of music?’ to ‘Do you prefer large, colourful fonts or small and refined fonts?’. These questions helped me a lot and helped me choice the genre and layout of the finished product.
  10. 10. 5. How did you attract/address your audience? I addressed the audience in a very formal manner and gave the magazine a relaxed feel. I attracted an audience by offering prizes in return for participation in quizzes and competitions within the magazine.
  11. 11. 6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? During the process I learned how to use slide share. I uploaded all of my work to slide share where anyone can view it. I embedded the different presentations back onto my blog so that my work is easier to view on my blog. The image on the left is my slide share profile with all my work uploaded onto my profile.
  12. 12. 6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? In order to design and create my front cover I had to use adobe Photoshop. I had never used Photoshop before so I learnt a whole new set of skills on how to create and effectively edit a magazine front cover.
  13. 13. 6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? I put a stroke effect on the masthead ‘mixtape’ to improve its sharpness and make it more visible on the page. The main colour on the masthead was red so to make it stand out I used black around the edges because the two colours contrast well.
  14. 14. 6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? To make my main image look sharp and bright I used the auto levels setting on Photoshop to bring the image out more and make it look more professional.
  15. 15. 6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? The main selling point in the magazine was the exclusive interview. In order to make the cover line more visible I increased its font size and change the colour to gold. This meant the cover line is the first thing you look at.
  16. 16. 6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? I put a stroke effect around the text on my contents page to make sure it was easily visible on top of the background. I put a black stroke around the white text and the two colours contrasted to make the text more visible.
  17. 17. 6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? To make the images on the contents page look more professional I put a red stroke effect around them to act as a border.
  18. 18. 6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? I tilted the three images on my contents page to give my magazine a unique edge and to give the page some more character.
  19. 19. 6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? My article was displayed in a question and answer format, so in order to differentiate between the interviewer and interviewee I set the different speech in different colours. I did this by setting a blue swatch and a red swatch and colouring the text accordingly.
  20. 20. 6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? In order to construct my double page spread I had to use adobe in design. I also transferred my front cover on to in design to create the completed magazine as a whole.
  21. 21. 6. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? I decided to put an anchored image alongside the text in the article. To incorporate the image in I had to use text wrap so that there was no rough edges around the image to keep the article looking professional. By using text wrap the wording around the image remains smooth with no rough edges.
  22. 22. 7. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? Since the preliminary task I have learnt a lot about conventions of music magazines. On my preliminary task on the left my cover lines are small and insignificant and hard to read. I rectified this in my main task on the right by making the cover lines bold and bright. In the main task I also made sure there was no dead space left on the page to make the content look full.
  23. 23. 7. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? The contents page for my main task was much sharper and more professional than my contents page from my preliminary task. I made sure that my main task looked professional and not tacky like the preliminary task. The bright green background doesn’t look professional and there is still dead space on the page. On the other hand the contents page for my main task is more subtle and there is no dead space.
  24. 24. 7. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? Since the preliminary task I have learnt how to layout and create a double page spread. I researched into existing music magazines and how they were laid out and applied some of those conventions into my own double page spread.

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