Evaluation of Your Magazine <ul><li>How to do a good job of answering the questions </li></ul><ul><li>Where to gain extra ...
The Basics <ul><li>The evaluation (like your planning and research) is worth 20 marks. </li></ul><ul><li>You should presen...
Mark Bands Level 1  0-7 marks  minimal understanding of: forms and conventions; use of new media technologies in productio...
Advice: <ul><li>Use one PowerPoint presentation per question (so you should produce 7 PowerPoints in total) and upload eac...
Do Not: <ul><li>Discuss every decision you have made. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn it into a personal account of the journey you...
In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? <ul><li>Compa...
<ul><li>I am now going to compare my front cover to real magazine front cover that are a similar genre to mine to show how...
How does your media product represent particular social groups? <ul><li>Look at how you have represented your feature arti...
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? <ul><li>Look back at your publishing house res...
Who would be the audience for your media product? <ul><li>Be specific – give sex, age, class, ethnicity, etc if it will he...
<ul><li>To attract: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use of colour, image, font, offers/giveaways, articles on cover etc. </li></...
<ul><li>A really duff question – but will form part of your A2 exam, so worth doing well at this stage and referring back ...
<ul><li>Again, a stupid question, because prelim task and main task are very different in a number of ways. </li></ul><ul>...
Audience Feedback <ul><li>Print out your magazine and hand it out to your target audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide them ...
Presentations <ul><li>Still need to be creative, still need to use ICT effectively. </li></ul><ul><li>This is why I sugges...
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  1. 1. Evaluation of Your Magazine <ul><li>How to do a good job of answering the questions </li></ul><ul><li>Where to gain extra marks </li></ul>
  2. 2. The Basics <ul><li>The evaluation (like your planning and research) is worth 20 marks. </li></ul><ul><li>You should present your evaluation as a response to the seven questions you have already been provided with via the blog. </li></ul><ul><li>You are marked on the quality of your presentation of the evaluation, as well as the content of it. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mark Bands Level 1 0-7 marks minimal understanding of: forms and conventions; use of new media technologies in production of text; combination and progression of preliminary and main task; significance of audience feedback; skills in choice of form; ability to communicate; use of ICT or digital technology in presentation Level 2 8-11 marks basic understanding of: forms and conventions; use of new media technologies in production of text; combination and progression of preliminary and main task; significance of audience feedback; skills in choice of form; ability to communicate; use of ICT or digital technology in presentation Level 3 12-15 marks proficient understanding of: forms and conventions; use of new media technologies in production of text; combination and progression of preliminary and main task; significance of audience feedback; skills in choice of form; ability to communicate; use of ICT or digital technology in presentation Level 4 16-20 marks excellent understanding of: forms and conventions; use of new media technologies in production of text; combination and progression of preliminary and main task; significance of audience feedback; skills in choice of form; ability to communicate; use of ICT or digital technology in presentation
  4. 4. Advice: <ul><li>Use one PowerPoint presentation per question (so you should produce 7 PowerPoints in total) and upload each separately to your blog under the title of each question. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a combination of images and text. </li></ul><ul><li>Use questionnaires to gather audience feedback – get them to rate various aspects of your magazine. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Do Not: <ul><li>Discuss every decision you have made. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn it into a personal account of the journey you have been on! </li></ul><ul><li>Forget that you have to evaluate the product you have made in relation to two things: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The question at hand </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Real magazines </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Forget that you can refer to blog posts to help you prove points. </li></ul>
  6. 6. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? <ul><li>Compare your magazine pages with real magazine pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Scan in real magazine pages, insert into PowerPoint, annotate and then do the same with your pages. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have used conventions well, say how and why. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have challenged conventions, say how and why. </li></ul><ul><li>Can your research help you answer this question? </li></ul><ul><li>Use audience feedback – do your target audience think your product looks ‘real’? What do your findings show? </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>I am now going to compare my front cover to real magazine front cover that are a similar genre to mine to show how I have followed conventions. I have chosen to use magazines such as VIBE and Billboard this is because their genre of music is R&B which is the same as mine. </li></ul><ul><li>Firstly I am going to compare my cover with the cover of VIBE. </li></ul><ul><li>The flashers used are very similar, </li></ul><ul><li>they both are blended into the background </li></ul><ul><li>with the text in a brighter colour to make </li></ul><ul><li>it stand out. </li></ul><ul><li>The main image on vibe magazine </li></ul><ul><li>is a medium long shot whereas the main image </li></ul><ul><li>on my magazine is a medium close up. </li></ul><ul><li>Also the main image on VIBE is covering </li></ul><ul><li>the masthead this suggests that this is not </li></ul><ul><li>the first issue of VIBE whereas my image </li></ul><ul><li>does not cover the masthead this is </li></ul><ul><li>because it is a new magazine. </li></ul><ul><li>The main cover line on VIBE is larger </li></ul><ul><li>than the rest of the cover lines, this is </li></ul><ul><li>similar to PULSE as my main cover line is </li></ul><ul><li>larger than the rest this is so that it stands </li></ul><ul><li>out and attracts the reader. Also the magazines </li></ul><ul><li>are similar because both have the main cover </li></ul><ul><li>line in the left hand third and anchor the main image. </li></ul><ul><li>On the cover of PULSE, I used three colours </li></ul><ul><li>VIBE has their website in the bottom left for my cover lines, this was to make my I have put a footer in the bottom third, this shows </li></ul><ul><li>hand corner this is very similar to PULSE because magazine look simple and neat. I chose to what artists are featured in the magazine. From looking </li></ul><ul><li>the website is in the bottom left hand corner by the use the colours red, yellow and black. VIBE’s at the cover of VIBE I can see that they have done </li></ul><ul><li>barcode. cover is similar to mine as they have used the colours something similar only they have used a header at the </li></ul><ul><li>yellow, blue & a small amount of red, green and white. It is similar as both covers have used top of the cover to show the artists featured in the </li></ul><ul><li>the colour yellow and red also I think using less colours make it look more sophisticated. magazine. </li></ul>Comparing my front cover
  8. 8. How does your media product represent particular social groups? <ul><li>Look at how you have represented your feature artist(s): through colour, use of image, language in article, font type etc. What representations do these things generate? </li></ul><ul><li>Again, screenshots or scanned in images, annotated. </li></ul><ul><li>Again, audience feedback – what do your target audience think of the artist(s) you featured? </li></ul>
  9. 9. What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? <ul><li>Look back at your publishing house research – is it more likely that EMPA, Bauer, IPC or another institution would distribute your magazine? </li></ul><ul><li>Give thoughtful reasons – not just ‘coz it is good innit?’ </li></ul><ul><li>Show examples of other real music mags to highlight how yours would fit into the market. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Who would be the audience for your media product? <ul><li>Be specific – give sex, age, class, ethnicity, etc if it will help to define who you aimed this magazine at. </li></ul><ul><li>Justify those choices – why would a 13 year old white girl from a middle class background buy your magazine? </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>To attract: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use of colour, image, font, offers/giveaways, articles on cover etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>To address: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use of language, editor’s letter, use of reader forums (your letters page?) etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Annotated pages </li></ul><ul><li>Audience feedback </li></ul>How did you attract/address your audience?
  12. 12. <ul><li>A really duff question – but will form part of your A2 exam, so worth doing well at this stage and referring back to in a year’s time. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about various stages of research, planning and construction: websites (to enhance brand identity), photography skills, image manipulation to enhance effects, and the software used to construct your pages. </li></ul>What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
  13. 13. <ul><li>Again, a stupid question, because prelim task and main task are very different in a number of ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about your level of care, your use of photography skills, the difference between constructing prelim task in publisher and main task in Photoshop/InDesign, building on mock up skills for contents page etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Compare and annotate screenshots. </li></ul>Looking back at the preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
  14. 14. Audience Feedback <ul><li>Print out your magazine and hand it out to your target audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide them with a questionnaire about it? Questions could relate to those you have to answer. </li></ul><ul><li>Give them a mark sheet and get them to rate everything from 1-10? </li></ul><ul><li>Give them a blank piece of paper and ask them to write a brief evaluation? </li></ul><ul><li>You MUST include details of audience feedback in your evaluation PowerPoint – either integrated with your analysis or as a separate slide/show. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Presentations <ul><li>Still need to be creative, still need to use ICT effectively. </li></ul><ul><li>This is why I suggest you use screenshots, links, annotations, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine you had to present your presentation to the rest of the group – is it engaging enough or would it rely more on you? </li></ul>

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