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MOD magazine Evaluation


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MOD magazine Evaluation

  1. 1. EvaluationMODmagazine<br />
  2. 2. In what ways does your magazine product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products <br />
  3. 3. The Title of my magazine was chosen because i wanted it to mean something to those who were reading it and for it to introduce something about the type of magazine it was so therefore because the MOD genre was about new age music with passion and individuality I decided on using that. <br />Camera Angle is that similar to those photos taken of Weller and Noel etc. With the arrogant look upon his face. <br />I used a guitar to make it obvious what it was a music magazine. Also the style of top it MOD fashion and also Pretty Green, for my background i have used all iconic British/London symbols so that it carry’s an obvious British symbolism like the MOD genre. <br />I’ve stayed with the classic British/MOD colours so the Dark blue representing the underground music, The White to represent the Highlighted areas and those for the Light areas at the bottom of the page to show we are highlighting them from the under the radar stuff. And the red to bring out certain aspect of things. <br />I split the page into 2. I thought of this as use of image but also a symbolism for The underground side of music and the clean open above the air music. I put the artist going throughout this split the light and the dark to show that we cross the boundaries. I also used the writing in the dark as this looked tidier and then the artist’s names stood out well. I put the logo in the top corner in order to follow the set conventions used in magazines such as NME and Q<br />I have used 2 different fonts rather than the classic 3 in order to create a minilistic feel to the magazine .I used a totally different font for the main article in order for it to create more impact. <br />
  4. 4. How does your media product represent particular social groups ?<br />
  5. 5. My Artist Guy Starie, Front man of SONS OF THE STAGE i thought would be inspired by the likes of Weller from when he was in the Jam and now, Noel Gallagher, and some of the Beetles and obviously some of the Who. However i made him a man like the history of Weller, come out of the band and made a new band etc. So i had to make him older. However Guy Starie doesn’t look around the age of Weller so i had to have a younger guy but still with the passion and knowledge of Weller. I used this iconic picture of Weller to base the contents page idea from. I also picked someone who looked similar to Gallagher I asked him to use a stern look and use arrogance to bring more about his character. I think this worked well in the end and there are a lot of similarities between my artist and the artist who have similar styles to their music. <br />
  6. 6. What institution distributes my media product?<br />
  7. 7. Who would be the audience for your product?<br />Currently reads NME and Kerrange. <br />Shops at places such as wardrobe, Dolly mixture, Pink pigeon. All local places with an unique style. Or Canden anywhere or shop that is unique. <br />Their favourite TV series is skins but only the first 2 ones because it was about having fu. Then it turned main stream <br />Into new music and supports local bands.<br />
  8. 8. How did you attract/address your audience?<br />As the point of my magazine was to create a whole new genre to the industry i had to disobey the conventions of magazines around today as my point of my magazine was to be unique. This is the way i attracted my audiences most. <br />
  9. 9. MOD logo in the top right like Q and NME & will attention from older generations. The target is iconic. <br />Artist drawn using illustrator like Dusk 2 Dawn to create the MOD look to my magazine and a new style. <br />Use of instruments often run throughout the front cover of NME <br />2 font’s used of front cover to create more of a simple and tidy front cover likened to the genre of MOD<br />Iconic London scene in order to represent and attract British people <br />Clear writing with a banner running through the middle so that your eye automatically draw to the headlining band, <br />Barcode bottom right like NME<br />
  10. 10. The same banner along the top throughout the magazine. <br />The contents page is a DPS because i believe that this stood out throughout the magazine and allows it to look tidier. <br />The Skyline running along the bottom in order to attract the British readers. <br />Deals and logos throughout the whole magazine like NME relating it back to MOD magazine. <br />A thought from the editor. Like Kerrange i thought it gave more of a personal touch to the magazine. Building a relationship with reader. <br />Photos throughout the whole magazine to attract the younger readers like NME <br />
  11. 11. Iconic target running through the banner at the top to keep throughout the magazine. To attract the older generation <br />Formal layout to keep in keeping with the tidy Genre. To attract the younger and older generations. <br />Keeping to the colour palette to keep organised and for the colours still to show that we uncover new artists and bring them into the spotlight. <br />Photo’s on the right hand side so that attracts the reader whilst turning the page similar to NME layout <br />Still using the London skyline to keep the British feel. For the British readers. <br />The photography is laid out in a way which screams poplroiad which is now on the scene with younger people and still with the older generations. Making up the image with these attracts the younger generation as it is something new and yet the older because it is something that went through a phase in the MOD culture. <br />
  12. 12. What have you learnt about technologies from he process of constructing this project<br />I have learnt about Adobe CS4 Photoshop and CS4 Indesign and CS4 Illustrator Adobe PDF. I’ve learnt the new ways of the new suite and the strengths and weakness’s of all of the programs.<br />I learnt that for the photoshoot that it was better if done on with the camera free hand as the photo’s are more arty and you get a better style of photo for what i was doing. I used my laptop and my dad’s PC for my work i used an inkjet printer. <br />
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  14. 14. Looking back at your preliminary task (the continuity editing task), what do you fee you have learnt in the progression from it to full product?<br />I believe that from my preliminary task i have learnt a lot about the way in which a magazine should be read, interpreted and seen. I have advanced upon my skills in Illustrator and indesign using YouTube clips to help teach me how to certain things. I have become quicker and more advanced within my skills in indesign and through not giving up and moving to Photoshop which i already have skills within i think i have created a magazine which could be published within the real world. And that is tidy and ready for the prints. I feel a lot more confident throughout all my work in these area’s. Just from making this magazine my skills have become more advanced by the minute. <br />