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IN WHAT WAYS DOES YOUR MEDIAPRODUCT DEVELOP & CHALLENGERFORMS AND CONVENTIONS OF REAL MEDIA PRODUCTS?
DEVELOP AND CHALLENGECONVENTIONSMY MAGAZINE OTHER MAGAZINE
DEVELOP AND CHALLENGECONVENTIONS My magazine challenges usual conventions of rock music magazine by appealing to a dominant female audience through a pink white and black colour scheme My magazine challenges the conventions of rock magazines through the use of a bold typeface for the title rather than a broken font synonymous of rock magazinesMy magazine challenges conventions of normal rock magazinesthrough the use of an image of a female artist only on the front cover
DEVELOP AND CHALLENGECONEVTNTIONSMY MAGAZINE OTHER MAGAZINE
DEVELOP AND CHALLENGECONVENTIONS My magazine challenges conventions of contents pages through the minimal use of images on the contents page, this provides emphasis on only the main features My magazine challenges conventions of a contents page through the use of a section specifically for weekly found features of the magazine. My magazine develops the ‘subscription’ section used on some contents pages by also giving 3 reasons why the audience should subscribe, the feature will be used weekly
DEVELOP AND CHALLENGECONVENTIONSMY MAGAZINE OTHER MAGAZINE
DEVELOP AND CHALLENGECONVENTIONS My magazine challenges conventions of a double page spread by not using quotations from the article to advertise it on the page. My magazine develops conventions by using one large main image of the artist however it is a mid-shot to emphasis on her femininity through her makeup My Magazine does not use multiple entry points as the example above shows.
HOW DOES YOUR MEDIA PRODUCTREPRESENT PARTICULAR SOCIAL GROUPS?
REPRESENTING ANY dominantly represents females as they The CLASS FEMALE are magazine shown through images and written about through the magazine. Females are also represented through the pink colour scheme. Middle class are represented in the magazine shown by the clothing the main female wears throughout. Her clothing is not designer and can be afforded by middle class readers. Youth is also represented in my magazine as the majority of images are of females and a band (in the contents page) of a young adult age range. I feel my magazine represents young female artists as confident through the way my main model stares confidently in the camera on the cover page.
REPRESENTINGLeather magazine represents a wide range of artists from various ethnic and social backgrounds, as it also shows unsigned bands and artists. The front image represents a female artist portrayed as being independent and strong, a misconception throughout all ages and ethnicities around the world from all music scene’s in that women don’t belong in the music scene as much as men.As you turn to the contents page there is an image of an unsigned band ‘undercurrent’ of which consists 5 male artists ranging in age from 19-31 and from ethnic backgrounds ranging from British-Iraqi. Leather magazine aims to open the music market to promote bands from all backgrounds. RnB and Rap music is often associated with ‘black music culture’ and a lot of urban dialect and jargon is often used in magazines such as VIBE, however, Leather uses no colloquial language so that the magazine is accessible for people from all backgrounds.
WHAT KIND OF MEDIA INSTITUTIONS MIGHT DISTRIBUTE YOUR MEDIA PRODUCT AND WHY?
DISTRIBUTING MY MAGAZINEBAUER IPC MEDIA A renown multinational Also a renown multinational company who are well built company who could easily and could fund my fund Leather into a magazine easily. successful industry. Owners of Kerrang they Owners of NME they have a already have a successful successful target market, market for a similar that is slightly similar to magazine to mine. mine. By using ‘Synergy’, Leather and Kerrang could be used to promote each-other for free, and as the target market is similar it would be successful.
DISTRIBUTING MY MAGAZINEAs my magazine is aimed at older teens/young adults,they have more disposable income to spend onmagazines. If I used a company such as Bauer todistribute my magazine, it would be found on shelves inWH Smith and supermarkets such as Tesco andSainsburys.In an on-the-go society however, people find they don’thave time to buy magazines, especially the youngergenerations, so I will offer the subscription service wherethe magazine can be delivered to the audience membershome, an online store where the magazine can bepurchased and sent out. Another idea for distributing themagazine is having an ‘app’ for smart/android phoneswhere the target audience can buy the magazine to theirphone and read it weekly.
WHO WOULD BE THE AUDIENCE FOR YOUR MEDIA PRODUCT? HOW DID YOU ATTRACT/ADDRESS YOUR AUDIENCE?
AUDIENCEThe audience for my magazine is Females between the ages of 14/15 toabout 22/23. The females will be fans of rock music and chart music. How I attracted my Female audience: •Pink, white and black colour scheme is often synonomous of a very feminine magazine and automatically attracts female audience. •Dominant female artist used on main cover, dressed in feminine clothing. •Rock fans are attracted to the magazine through the features of other rock bands titled on the front cover.
AUDIENCE - CONTINUED How I attracted my Female audience: •Fashion article in the magazine will attract the female audience to purchasing ‘gig’ and ‘festival’ wear. •The white background is synonomous of fashion magazines often read by woman and targeted at a female audience, I used a white background to also attract a female audience. •The main article and double page spread is on a rock artist who is a female, attracts the intended audience as she is both an artist of the music they are fans of and a female role model.
WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT ABOUTTECHNOLOGIES FROM THE PROCESSOF CONSTRUCTING THIS PRODUCT?
TECHNOLOGIESDuring the creation of my media product, a music magazine, I’ve learnt a great deal about technologies and they have vastly helped, and improved, my media product had I been without them. During the process of creating my product I regularly blogged about what I’d done and so in parts of my answer to this question I’ll reference these blog entries or make use of the screen prints featured in these blog entries.To make my product I used a number of different technologies. Needless to say, I used a computer but below is a list of other technologies I made use of for the task; -Digital Camera -Digital Video Camera -Scanner - Adobe Photoshop -Quark Xpress -Internet Explorer (Blogger and numerous other websites) -Microsoft Word/Open Office Writer -Microsoft PowerPoint/Open Office Impress
TENCHOLOGIES Overall technology has helped me with my task of creating a front cover, contents page and double- page spread in numerous ways and without it; the end product I created would be considerably less professional and of a lesser quality. It would have also resulted in me being less organised and showing less cohesive and clear research, planning, skills and evidencing.
LOOKING BACK AT YOUR PRELIMINARY TASK, WHAT DO YOU FEEL YOU HAVELEARNT IN THE PROGRESSION FROM IT TO THE FULL PRODUCT?