AS MEDIA STUDIES <br />FOUNDATION PORTFOLIO <br />RESEARCH AND PLANNING <br />CENTRE NUMBER 11049 <br />ST FRANCIS XAVIER <br />
The name is Gerry Otim Candidate Number Is 1361<br />
Preliminary Project – Research and Planning <br />My college is a sports college so the person on my front cover is a professional footballer who had “previously studies in the college” and had come back to visit the students and inspire them to greater heights. <br />I thought about my target audience by considering whether my magazine would appeal to them and if not how I could make sure it did. <br />This would mean who or what was the front cover of my magazine and what colours would be used. I decided bright colours like blue as the person on my front cover was wearing blue and furthermore many boys like the colour blue and my magazine was aimed at sports lovers which the majority is of the male gender .<br />The key points I learnt from Adobe Photoshop and InDesign in constructing my artefacts were that Photoshop allows the user to professional image editing. Furthermore, the paint feature on Photoshop is very useful.<br />
REFLECTIONS AND FEEDBACK<br />Next time I would try not to waste so much time as I found myself rushing at certain points to meet deadlines which meant that I wouldn’t be able to put as much quality into my work. I would also try to improve my use and knowledge of Photoshop and In design as they are key features of making a professional looking magazine which was the aim at the beginning of the preliminary task <br />
Main Assignment Music Front Cover <br />The Music Genre that I chose for my music magazine was grime. I chose grime due to the fact I listen to a lot of grime and rap and thought it would be easier to produce a magazine on grime than say pop or country western. I did quite a bit of research and tried to steal ideas from various types of magazines. Flavour which is a grime magazine is one of the magazines I attempted to base my magazine on .<br />
Flavour <br />Use of black and white go well with the yellow also added for brightness<br />Grey suit worn blends well with white /grey background<br />Flavour has a website <br />Magazine includes fashion, music,travel, games, beauty and nightclubs<br />
Grime Entertaiment<br />Grime Entertainment is the name of my magazine as I took a little inspiration from Grime Daily which is a website/youtube channel that promotes grime/rap music some of which is made by underground or unknown talents. My magazine would include fashion, music , football , clothing and the latest music. I used various amounts of bright colours for my magazine such as yellow, pink and blue as I thought they would go well with a black background. I used a picture of Ola (YSK) for my front cover as he is a comedian/artist and is seen relaxing in the studio after a hard days work. The target audience is of the male and female genre .<br />
Main Assignment Contents Page <br />With the contents page I again went with the colours black, grey and white. Furthermore I used Photoshop which after a little practise I found A bit easier to use. Black was the background with the writing in gold and white. <br />
Key points of double page spread<br /><ul><li>The double page spread features a major interview with YSK , who is the leader of music/comic music group “MOtiVe”.
The image used is of YSK with the person interviewing him. They are shaking hands.
I used similar colours and font types for my contents page as for the double page spread as I felt it was important for there to be some form of link as I used a set of different colours for my front cover.</li></li></ul><li>Key points of contents page <br /><ul><li>The contents page has an editors section which is different from normal Grime magazines as they do not usually have an editors section
I have ordered my contents page information by having the music part at the beginning with the prizes, football and so on more towards the end. </li></ul>I only have one image on my page which is the editor as the magazine will be full of adverts and images.<br />
This is how all three are linked<br />On my front cover I mentioned that there would be an exclusive interview with “YSK” which featured on the double page spread. Also I used the same colours on my contents page as I did for my double page spread . Also a lot of the people featured on my magazine are black as grime is a genre dominated by black males.<br />
Key modifications after feedback <br />After receiving feedback from my media teacher I decided to change the font of my writing to make it better suited to my target audience . I also chose a different image as feedback told me that I should consider changing the image as the previous one wasn’t good enough.<br />
Evalution<br />You can find my blog here : http://wavedgerry.blogspot.com/<br />And you can find my evalution with seven responses here ; http://wavedgerry.blogspot.com/<br />