Evaluation Question 7 - Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the main task?
ResearchFor the research and planning in my preliminary task it was verylimited and I only did magazine research. However whilstproducing my final product I carried out research on musicmagazines, audience, font, articles and photography to ensure mymagazine constructed representations and fitted my chosen genreof music.I used the internet to collect secondary data about my audience –what their interests are and how other media producers producemusic magazines.My research skills have developed which have benefited my workbecause researching is a crucial part into creating a product whicheasily falls into the ‘rock genre of music’ and conforms to a certainstereotype and social group. I produced work more in line withprofessional practices as I have a more detailed understanding ofthe conventions of real media products.
PlanningMy preliminary planning and production schedule was a lot simpler and quicker process;magazine research, photo shoot then construction of magazine. For my final product Imanaged my time better and my work was planned well.The planning for my final product was done over a number of weeks and included a lotof dates to make sure I kept to a production schedule and met deadlines. My planningwent as so; similar magazine research, audience research, constructing flat plans,photography test shots, flat plan feedback, model costume/makeup research, locationreece, photo shoot plans, article research, article drafting, photo shoots, model releaseforms, location hazard and risk sheets then finally construction.The skills I have learnt and developed from my preliminary task to my final task haveallowed me to produce a product that looks professional and fits the rock genre of musicand attracts my target audience.
ConstructionFrom the images of these two front covers you can see that I have developed a lot of newskills and techniques and a lot more effort has been put into the production of my finalproduct. For the preliminary task I did little research into what style fonts would be used for a college magazine. As you can see the font I used was plain, block text where as in my final product I did a lot of research and chose different fonts that fit my rock genre. I also used a house style colour theme or red, white and black. Regarding photography my final product uses photography that constructs representation and portrays a certain message to the reader. For example my model has a serious/fierce facial expression to represent her character whereas in the preliminary task I didn’t plan what facial expression, clothes and makeup my model would be wearing.
ConstructionComparing the mast head of my two products. Developing my Photoshop skills I was ableto create a more professional masthead the rock music genre.The brightness and overall quality of my photographs have In the final product I have used a rangeimproved dramatically as my Photoshop skills have developed of Photoshop skills that made myover the two projects. I also put a lot more thought into the product look more professional and likemise-en-scene of my photograph as I aimed to represent a a real magazine. For examplecertain genre. Which from my research was dark, edgy bold downloaded fonts, image layers andlooks. In the prelim task my mise-en-scene was well thought photo editing. In the prelim task I wasout it was generalized to just a young audience not a certain unaware of how to use these tools sogenre. my product didn’t look as professional.