Before I begin construction on my movie poster, as I did with both the movie poster and the actual teaser trailer, I will have to construct research into real media products that will influence my magazine construction. The two magazines I will compare will be Total Film and Empire, two popular film magazines.
The image, taken from The Amazing Spiderman is laid over the masthead of the magazine; this is a regular feature found in many popular magazines. Their popularity ensures they do not have to reveal the full title. Masthead written in a bold font, to attract the eye and make it noticeable to the customer. This font is kept consistent each issue. Colour coding on the skyline banner; Prometheus in a yellow font to make it noticeable. Declarative ‘Worlds best movie reviews’ The magazine is renowned by the market and has weight to such a claim.
Red sticker on left channel; eye- catching and features a list. Listing is commonly used in movie magazines and this one details ‘12 movie surprises that will rock 2012’. Sub headings used to highlight content of magazine in a compressed, neat listing whilst also alternating the colours. Magazine, issue date, number and website. Website allows inter-textuality and ability for more content online.
Text box; exclamatory ‘EXCLUSIVE’ draws attention to the eye as it explains the main article. Bullet points detail content of main article in a compressed fashion and stars are used to keep in context with the cinematic/film field. ‘FREE’ written in red and capital large font. Striking colour draws readers attention to a ‘freebie’ – a giveaway incentive to encourage the reader to purchase. Adjective ‘Amazing’ describes posters. ‘+’ Plus sign highlights further content inside the magazine listed below. Brief sentences, alliteration of ‘playboy, port and ping-pong’. Barcode alongside publisher.
Bold masthead in a striking red colour. Similarly to ‘Total Film’, masthead written in a consistent font each issue. Issue date and pricing. Two prices are shown; pounds and USD representing US Dollars. The magazine is sold in a number of regions highlighting its popularity. A bold declarative is made ‘The world’s biggest movie magazine’ highlighting its universal popularity. Also a reference can be made with the name ‘Empire’. Website of the magazine; inter- textuality and more content online.
Bold font; ‘Massive Preview Special’. Massive suggests a large quantity of reviews/content for the reader. More content = more value. Listing of all the films in the magazine. ‘And many more’ suggests that there is even more content for the reader Non-standard English/colloquialism ‘Bloody Hell’ used on front cover. Refers to blood on main photo.
Further content displayed along bottom banner. Background design can refer to a movie clapboard. Side barcode to allow more space for banner. Secondary image of images taken from various films. Compared to single image used on other front covers.
My aim for my magazine is to: Have a banner alongside the foot of the front cover displaying more content. Have small subheadings. Have a colour scheme that meshes well together. Ensure the final magazine is interconnected with my other products. Have a website and issue date/no. Have a bold, eye-catching masthead. Have a main movie EXCLUSIVE! Use a main image but also possibly have other images alongside.