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Unit G321 
Preliminary and 
Foundation Production
Preparation for Foundation Production Unit 
G321 
1. Preliminary task 
Front page of a college magazine, featuring 
a phot...
To develop ideas for preliminary 
task 
• What do you know , right now today about 
front covers? 
• Contents? 
• Create a...
Feedback on magazines 
• Main feature/ story 
• Name/ title = masthead 
• Price/ barcode/ date/ issue/ QR code 
• Text – b...
Target Audience 
• How do you research your audience? 
• Audience research….focus group. 
• Ask each other a series of que...
To develop ideas for preliminary 
task 
• Now… analyse your results. 
• What does your research tell you about 
masthead [...
G321 Foundation production 
• Front page/ contents 
page & Double page 
spread of a Music 
magazine 
• Can be done in pair...
• 
G322 Key Media Concepts 
Section A Textual analysis and 
representation [TV Drama] 
Section B Institutions and audience...
Terminology and needs…. 
During this course you will learn specific 
terminology. 
You will need: 
A glossary for the maga...
To prepare for photography 
You will benefit from having/ 
bringing in your own digital 
camera. 
Bring it in next Tuesday...
Saving files and mini lessons 
You will need a USB memory stick – have 
this for next Tuesday [ Amazon/ Play.com] 
After y...
Introduction to the Imac 
• Over to you Mrs Beasley
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Lesson2 intro to course g321main task outline, lang and front cover analsysis

  1. 1. Unit G321 Preliminary and Foundation Production
  2. 2. Preparation for Foundation Production Unit G321 1. Preliminary task Front page of a college magazine, featuring a photograph of a student in a medium close up. Must produce mock ups and layout of the contents page.
  3. 3. To develop ideas for preliminary task • What do you know , right now today about front covers? • Contents? • Create a list!
  4. 4. Feedback on magazines • Main feature/ story • Name/ title = masthead • Price/ barcode/ date/ issue/ QR code • Text – boxes • Borders • Image- relate to main feature / the genre/ the Target Audience – models look into camera • Sell line/ strap line • Range of font styles and sizes
  5. 5. Target Audience • How do you research your audience? • Audience research….focus group. • Ask each other a series of questions about creating a Brigg Sixth Form College magazine. • Make a note of all answers. Now go down to the common room and ask anyone down there your questions!
  6. 6. To develop ideas for preliminary task • Now… analyse your results. • What does your research tell you about masthead [ name of mag]/ Colour/ Image/ Content Did you ask males and females? Where there any surprises? Page 18/24 – read this as a class and then take a piece of A3 and design your front cover. [Portrait] You will need a 2nd piece of A3 to design and plan your contents page [ portrait]
  7. 7. G321 Foundation production • Front page/ contents page & Double page spread of a Music magazine • Can be done in pairs/ max 3 to group • If this is done in pairs or as a group each individual must have own issue following the same house style and own individual blog. • Minimum: Four images per candidate • All images must be original. • No found images permitted.
  8. 8. • G322 Key Media Concepts Section A Textual analysis and representation [TV Drama] Section B Institutions and audiences. [EG Working Titles/ Momentum/ Good Films & Blueprint film [Lincoln]
  9. 9. Terminology and needs…. During this course you will learn specific terminology. You will need: A glossary for the magazines – we will give you this A glossary for each section of the exam – these you will create. Therefore you will need a folder – if you don’t have one yet – BRING ONE IN NEXT TUESDAY of ask us for one!
  10. 10. To prepare for photography You will benefit from having/ bringing in your own digital camera. Bring it in next Tuesday! Not a mobile phone!
  11. 11. Saving files and mini lessons You will need a USB memory stick – have this for next Tuesday [ Amazon/ Play.com] After your first Adobe lesson….You must book mini lessons with Mrs Beasley for photography and Adobe You must always ask for help with software and hardware – never plough on regardless!
  12. 12. Introduction to the Imac • Over to you Mrs Beasley

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