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Jade Gaches Evaluation


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Jade Gaches Evaluation

  1. 1. evaluation By Jade Gaches
  2. 2. Question 1 <ul><li>In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? </li></ul><ul><li>whilst researching existing music magazines I noticed that many music magazines where aimed towards rock music and the male market. </li></ul><ul><li>Then I found this issue of Q magazine which is slightly more female orientated </li></ul><ul><li>I decided to go against most of the ordinary magazine conventions and make a music magazine aimed at females interested in mainstream ‘popular’ music! </li></ul><ul><li>I followed the conventions of a typical Q magazine by using one image on the front cover. I also used a black and white image on the front which breaks most conventions, so to draw attention to it on the shelves! </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>To make my brand accessible to the mainstream audience I have used conventions such as – </li></ul><ul><li>Banner/ masthead/logo </li></ul><ul><li>Cover lines </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. ‘Jordan's big proposal!’ </li></ul><ul><li>Selling line = </li></ul><ul><li>‘ all the music AND gossip in one!’ </li></ul><ul><li>Date and barcode </li></ul><ul><li>Website etc </li></ul>
  4. 4. Question 2 <ul><li>How does your media product represent particular social groups? </li></ul><ul><li>I made my magazine look like a gossip magazine as much as possible, because my target audience was the sort of females who but gossip mags. </li></ul><ul><li>I also added a selling line ‘all the music AND gossip in one!’ </li></ul><ul><li>I wanted the magazine to be aimed at the younger generations from the ages 15-18 so I used a young model on the front </li></ul><ul><li>The aim of the magazine was to get more females to buy music magazines and I hoped to accomplish this by making it look more like a gossip mag, which the majority of females buy. </li></ul><ul><li>It relates to the reader by using a young female model, </li></ul><ul><li>Using up to date fonts </li></ul>
  5. 5. Question 3 <ul><li>What kind of media institution might distribute your product and why? </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstream ??? </li></ul><ul><li>Independent publisher? </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>I think Bauer would be an appropriate publisher for my brand as they already deal with a number of mainstream magazines and that is what I hope my magazine to be! </li></ul><ul><li>Although they already deal with some big music magazines I feel that there is a gap in their market in which BLAST magazine could fit into ! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Question 4 <ul><li>Who would be the audience for your media product? </li></ul><ul><li>15- 18 years </li></ul><ul><li>Females </li></ul><ul><li>Middle class </li></ul><ul><li>Women's lifestyle readers </li></ul><ul><li>Wide range of music interest </li></ul><ul><li>Channel 4 fans – glee and skins etc </li></ul><ul><li>Spend a lot of time with friends </li></ul><ul><li>Class B – C2 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Question 5 <ul><li>How did you attract your audience? </li></ul><ul><li>Using young models </li></ul><ul><li>Making look like a women's lifestyle magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Using informal language </li></ul><ul><li>Young new pop style </li></ul><ul><li>Bright colours on dark colours to make it stand out </li></ul><ul><li>Big ‘cool’ fonts </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>I used a questionnaire as research the sort of magazine people wanted to buy and what sort of things they would want included. I used my media class and friends aged 15-18 to answer my question as I already decided on my target audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Once I had made a rough draft of the magazine I got feedback from my class, they said things like- </li></ul><ul><li>Bigger fonts </li></ul><ul><li>Brighter colours </li></ul><ul><li>Brighten the front cover picture </li></ul><ul><li>etc </li></ul><ul><li>All of which I took into account and changes accordingly before finishing my brand of magazine </li></ul>
  10. 10. Question 6 <ul><li>What have you learnt about the technologies from the process of constructing this product? </li></ul><ul><li>i used- </li></ul><ul><li>a digital camera to take the photos and in the process have learnt how to use different settings to maximise the quality of the pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Internet I have learnt how to put things on the internet and starting a blog etc </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop, before starting this product I had no idea how to use Photoshop but now I have a wide range of skills on the programme </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher I have learnt how to arrange photos on top of each other to look like a magazine etc </li></ul><ul><li>Power point I have learnt how to put documents onto PowerPoint as pictures etc </li></ul><ul><li>I also used paint to edit my brand logo from the dafont site </li></ul>
  11. 11. Question 7 <ul><li>Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full project? </li></ul><ul><li>It is a lot ‘cleaner’ with a much more professional look, because my ICT skills have developed </li></ul><ul><li>I gained a better understanding of how to use programs such as Photoshop and publisher. which made my pictures etc look a lot ore professional. </li></ul><ul><li>I know have a better understanding of how to compose music magazines to attract a certain target audience through using pictures and language etc </li></ul><ul><li>If I were to do it again I would possible change the colour schemes of my piece and use more Photoshop skills etc to make it have a much more professional end look. I would think more about my cover lines and using some word play etc </li></ul>