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Transcript of MAGAZINE
Double Page Spread
Like most of the food magazines that I was looking at, I made sure that I had a masthead that was large and bold,. This would attract people towards my magazine.
I used a slogan that was short and catchy, which would enable a person to remember it and my magazine would be recognizable.
I liked how the Gluten- Free living magazine used different sized fonts on their cover lines, which made the cover more interesting to look at. I decided to do the same thing on my cover.
The magazine seemed to have used a bold Arial font through out the cover, but I preferred using a mixture of both serif and sans serif fonts for my cover. It have my cover a more appealing look.
When looking at the different food magazines, they used three colours on their cover page, but I used four because there were four main colours that were in my main image. For example white, back, green and red.
I used a close-up of a plate of food, like most food magazines do. The most important part of a food magazine cover is the main image because that is one of the first things that a person notices.
Barcode and price:
I put a barcode and price, which are conventions that you would see on a magazine cover. The barcode and price enables the audience to know how much they would have to spend for the magazine. I made my magazine 9.95 pounds, which is a fair price, and from the questionnaire I carried out 75% of the participants said they would pay below 10 pounds for a food magazine.
Barcode & Price
In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
Barcode & Price
A lot of food magazines will show what issue the magazine is. I showed that my magazine was a launch issue, which will inform the audience that it is new and is something that they have to get.
I also put a date so that the reader knows how old or new the magazine is.
Social media links
Date, magazine's name
I used two columns for my contents page. One side shows the contents while the other side shows the images.
Page numbers, contents and sublines:
The use of page numbers, contents and sublines enables the reader to browse through the magazine with ease, so I decided to use them.
Using images made my contents page more attractive to look at.
I chose a colour scheme that was different from my cover page.
I put my magazine's name and date next to the page number.
Social media links:
I put different media links at the bottom left side of the page so that the reader can access the magazine in more than one way.
Double page spread
I put a headline on my double page spread which is a convention that is normally seen in magazines. Compared to Good Food magazine's double page spread, I made my headline really big and made it spillover to the next page.
I made sure to use a stand first which allows the reader to have a summary of what the article is about.
Like most double page spreads I used a drop capital which will help the reader know where to start reading the article.
Instead of using a number of images I used an image of pasta which was a background for my headline. Most magazines don't do this, but I felt that it gave my double page spread a fresher look.
The Good food magazine's double page spread did not contain a pull quote,but i prefer the use of pull quotes because it makes a reader want to continue reading the article.
I separated my text into three columns so that my article looked tidy.
I used the same colour scheme as my cover page.
How does your media product represent particular social groups?
There are not many gluten-free magazines out there. When researching about different food magazines,I found that there were less than 10 gluten-free magazines out there. For example Living Without, Gluten-Free living, Delight etc. This shows how people with food allergies or people who follow a gluten-free lifestyle are under represented when it comes to magazines.
When most people think of food magazines, they think that it is something that only women would buy. In my magazines case, the people who would by my magazine also includes men. I made sure that it represented both genders and would bought by the male and female demographic.
Another thing is that food magazines tend to be aimed at a much older audience because teenagers are seen as not being interested in them. From the survey I carried out, there were a few participants who were teens but actually said they would buy my magazine. I've tried to make sure that my magazine can also be available to the younger people who would be interested.
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
Time inc is the top media company in the world that distributes a number of magazines.
They have 120 million individuals that get magazines from them, and in the US, have 104 million visitors to their website.
They distribute food magazines such as Food and Wine, Real simple and many other well known food magazines.
They have branched in the UK,US and India.
They have a great deal of websites for all of their magazines.
Their target audience is a much older crowd.
Who would be the audience for your media product?
People who follow a gluten-free lifestyle or have food allergies.
The age group I am targeting are people between 25-30 years old.
I am also targeting both the male and female demographic.
How did you attract/address your audience?
Used an image that would make the audiences' mouth water.
By the use of different fonts and font sizes to make the cover page very attractive to look at.
The cover page influences whether the audience will purchase the magazine, so I made sure the cover page would stand out.
The use of colours that would make the cover stand out to the audience.
What have you learned about technologies from the process of constructing this product?
Looking back at your preliminary task , what do you feel you have learned in the progression from it to full product?
Learned about different camera shots and angles that can be used to take the photos of good quality.
Gained more knowledge about using software such as InDesign to make my magazine.
Learned about the different kinds of layouts that are used in magazines, and which ones are used in specific types of magazines.