Evaluation Question Seven- Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
<ul><li>When working on this project, I have had to perform a ton of research in to the typical conventions of different styles of magazines. </li></ul><ul><li> I had to study a variety of aspects, such as colours, font sizes and styles, images, sell lines, and general composition. </li></ul><ul><li> I had to consider why these things were done and why they were successful and apply these answers to my own work </li></ul>
<ul><li>I learnt that a plan of time and efficiency is also extremely important to the project </li></ul><ul><li>Looking back at my time plan I’ve realised how much I’ve relied on it </li></ul>I do feel I managed my time well throughout the project and this was a result of consistently reflecting upon the time plan.
I created different sections for each stage of my magazine and each aspect within that stage. This allowed me to see all the tasks I had to complete at each stage of the process It provided me efficiency and kept me on course It allowed me too see what I would be moving on to, and therefore what to start considering
The dates allowed me too see where exactly I was in the project. The dates reminded me of how long I had for each task I colour coded each stage of the project to make each section clear to me
I used the colours in along with the right dates to create a chart to show myself how much time I had to complete each of the tasks.
<ul><li>I learnt that planning and research is absolutely vital to the project. </li></ul><ul><li>When looking at my initial design layout and my final piece, I can see how useful it was to me to of had that. </li></ul>
I feel I really captured my original design layout
<ul><li>Throughout the project I had to remember to be efficient with the equipment i had in order to meet the deadline and create a piece that reflected the criteria </li></ul>I had to remember to be realistic, and work with what equipment was available and also reliable.
I chose to use two friends of mine who were relevant to the models I was trying to create but more importantly because I knew they would be reliable and therefore I could stick to my time plan and complete the task, of my photo shoot for example, in the time given.
I chose to use the Creative Centre at my own sixth form as I knew that by booking it for the day I required, it would be available, easy to get too, and would also be there again if I needed to re-shoot. It also includes a range of camera’s and lighting in which would also always be available to me and would be consistent. (I wouldn’t have to worry about the weather est.)
<ul><li>I learnt how to use a number of pieces of technology and how vital these are to different media forms. </li></ul>
Blog Spot Adobe Photoshop Professional Cameras I learnt how to use the two computer based programmes of Blog Spot ( www.blogspot.com ) Adobe Photoshop and also the Professional Cameras ; all which were extremely important to me throughout the project.
Looking back I feel I really progressed and developed regarding my skills towards the project. When comparing the two I feel the quality is much greater in my final piece in contrast to my preliminary task I feel I have captured the connotations of a magazine, such as ‘ a bold masthead’ and sell lines in a variety of text sizes and fonts to a much greater extent that my first attempt. I feel I focused more on why techniques were used and made these more successful by using them when they were much more relevant, such as when to have larger sized text, when I wanted to make a piece of text stand out I feel I reflected the theme and genre of the magazine better the second time round. When looking at my masthead of each magazine, it’s clear I have considered my decisions much more. The font style on my music magazine reflects the indie genre I was trying to portray, whilst the font used for my school magazine does not portray a school theme.