Evaluation Activity 7Unit G321 Task 25 Tom Sharman
Preliminary Magazine Music MagazineAbove is the two magazines that I created. The first, for an educationalmagazine created in Task 7. The other for 60% of the coursework, a musicmagazine called WHO?
Similarities Differences• Both magazines have the masthead • The advert on the WHO magazine is on reading from left to right. the right, whereas, the advertorial on the educational magazine is on the bottom• Both mastheads are at the top of the left of the page. page • WHO? Magazine contains content on the• Both pages contain a left third section right side of the page, whereas, DARE to the magazine containing images and magazine has a blank space. text. • On DARE the barcode is at the bottom right of the page. Compared with WHO?• Both feature a large headline which Which is at the top on the right side of the goes across the page page.• WHO? And DARE contain many • The image on DARE is a medium conventional elements that real life shot, whereas, WHO?’s image is a close up shot magazines contain • The house colours for DARE was blue, red, green and yellow. Compared with WHO which is Black, Red and white.Cover Page Layout
What have I learnt?• From the layout of the cover page I have learnt that Its important to pick popular house style colours to attract the right target audience.• I have also learnt that information about whats in the issue is important and have learnt to add information like captions on both the right and left sides of the cover page.Cover Page Layout
Similarities Differences• Both pages have the title as “Contents” • The index on WHO?’s contents page is which are both located at the top of the similar to the left third and looks to a page. higher quality.• The index is an essential convention in • WHO? Magazine contains a website the contents page to provide a sense of address and date/issue number navigation on the page. • The WHO? Magazine contains a page• Both contain featured articles on the number on the page. contents page with page numbers to • There is a lot more information on the the article. WHO? Magazine rather than the• Both contents pages contain an editors DARE contents page. note. • WHO?’s contents page’s main image• Both contents page contain an is also the background image. advertorial on the page.• Both pages follow the house style of their magazine.Contents Page Layout
What have I learnt?• Throughout making two contents pages, I have learnt that it is good to put the title of the page at the top of the page so users can easily identify the page.• I also learnt that having a featured article on the contents page is a good idea as it adds contents and looks professional.• I learnt that adding an editors note is essential as it is a convention used by real life magazines and looks professional and adds contents.• Adding page numbers to the pages in the index is important as it leads to easy navigation.Contents Page Layout
Similarities Differences• A similarity between the two photo- shoots is the three point lighting used • A difference is the amount of images to create a natural light for better taken for both photo-shoots. For the quality images. preliminary magazine I took very few, compared with over 150 photos• Another similarity is the white screen for the music magazine. used for the background images. • I used a few different locations for the• I used a mixture of shot sizes for both WHO? Magazine photo-shoot. photo-shoots to create different moods and make it more interesting. • I experimented with lighting a lot more on the WHO? Photo-shoot to• I used different angles to take the play with low-key lighting. shots. • Framing was important in the WHO• Both photo-shoots contained props and magazine to create a nice shot for my costumes. contents page image. • I used a tripod with a better camera for the better quality images for a moreImages professional look.
What have I learnt?• I have learnt that three point lighting is very good for a professional feel to the images. As the lighting is natural and means that images are a higher quality.• That camera quality is essential for the photo shoots to get the best quality shots using a tripod to make the images clear like real life magazines are.• Framing is important for affect and for fitting other elements on the page.• Shot size is very important for giving effect and focusing on particular things.• Different locations give variety to the shots and add a more interesting feel to the images.• Props and costumes are a good idea to create a certain perception.Images
Similarities Differences• A similarity between the • A difference between the two magazines is that I used two magazines is the a similar amount of fonts in the magazine to keep a fonts used. In WHO? consistent house style. Magazine I used a music• I used mainly Sans Serif more clearer house style fonts throughout to give a with consistent fonts more informal look to the compared with the DARE magazines. magazine.• I kept the magazines fonts throughout all the • The fonts in DARE were magazine’s pages. very colorful, compared• Fonts all followed the house with WHO? Which are colours of both magazines. mostly black and whiteFonts
What have I learnt?• I have learnt that the fonts used must reflect to the house style and be consistent throughout the magazines pages.• I have also learnt that the fonts need to be sans serif as they are a much more informal and casual type of font which is what you want in magazines.• Font colour and size is important as it much look good, have depth and fit with the house style of the magazine.• The character spacing between the letters needs to look good so it is clearly readable and looks visually appealing to the customers.Fonts