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AS Media Evaluation - Rebecca

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Rebecca Hummerstone

on 27 April 2010

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In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? This is my front cover. Whilst planning for my
music magazine I studied the forms and conventions
of two magazines which were Kerrang! and Q. The text
used on the front cover of Kerrang! magazine looks rough
and hard looking which suits the genre of the music. As the
genre of my music magazine was indie/rock I decided to use
a similar font which I found on Urban Fonts. I thought that this
text matched the magazine style. Whilst studying a wide range of Kerrang
magazines I noticed that they use a banner on the
cover at the top or bottom of the page. I thought that this was
a good way to include bands/information included within
the magazine. I developed the idea of using a banner on only the top
or bottom and decided to use it on both sides. This way I could include
more information on my front cover which would interest the audience more
as they are given more of an intentive to read my music magazine. My main image is placed on the right
hand side therefore the text on the left
third on the front cover is more noticable
and easy to read. I located my text around the image
as I wanted people to recognise the picture more as it
is the main feature in the magazine. Most music magazines such as Kerrang! place their images in the centre of the magazine however I didn't think that by placing my image in the middle would look out of place with the text. Whilst I analysed different music magazines
I noticed that alot of them use an image of a band/artist holding an instrument that would connect to the music genre. The image of Kerrang! is a good example of this as the guitar represents the music genre of the magazine as being rock. I used this forms and convention of music magazines as I thought it was a good way to inform my audience what genre my music magazine would be. I have used a long shot on my front cover and this is a frequently used shot in music magazines as it shows what the model is wearing fully which may interest the audience. The placement of the title was hard to
decide as I didn't want it to clash against my
image or text. Studying the forms and
conventions of Kerrang! and Q I noticed that
Kerrang! place their title right across the front cover
being placed behind the image whereas Q's magazine
title is placed to the side. I decided to place my title more
to the side as I thought this integrated with my image and text
more easily and didn't clash with my main image. Here is my contents page. I studied the forms and
conventions of NME magazine to help me construct
my contents page. I noticed that the contents in NME use
different sections to inform the reader what is in the magazine.
I thought that this was a good way to tell the audience whats within
my magazine, I used the sections News, Album Reviews, Features, Gig
Guide and Band Index. I have used the same colours as I have used on the
front cover which are red and black. I decided to
use the same colours throughout my product as it shows
consistency and a house style. A house style is used in many
different music magazines such as NME. Many contents pages like NME and Kerrang! both use the magazines name on the contents page which is usually placed at the top of the page. Therefore I decided to use this on my contents page.
Here is my double page spread. I studied
a variety of double page spreads from magazines
such as NME and Kerrang! The majority of
magazines use a question and answer format on
their double page spreads, similar to an interview.
I liked the idea of using an interview on my double page
spread. I think that I used and developed this idea as I feel
that I layed my double page spread differently to other music
magazines as usually they are placed in columns whereas I have
placed my text around my images.

When designing my double page spread
I had to consider what type of language I was
going to use. Whilst analysing the language used on the double page spread of NME I noticed that they used colloquial and informal writing therefore this would attract their target audience for example using smart and formal language would not attract a younger audience. Therefore I decided to use colloquial language as I thought it would appeal to my target audience more and they may feel like they can engage with the magazine more, relating back to the uses and gratifications theory of personal
identity. Another key feature that I included in my
double page spread was pull quotes. This is
frequently seen in most music magazine double
page spreads. I think that pull quotes help the reader notice
the key or main parts of the double page spread. How does your media product represent particular social groups? Hayley Williams would be very well known in the indie/rock scene due to her being in the band paramore. People, boys and girls, will both be intersted in this particular artist therefore I aimed to try and make my model look similar to Hayley Williams as my particular social group would be more interested. What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why? The reasons why I think Bauer would publish
my magazine is because
- it is well known nationally which would suit my
magazine as it is global.
- many different music magazines are distributed
by Bauer such as Kerrang! which is similar to my
music magazine. What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product? By constructing my music magazine I have learnt
alot more about Adobe Photoshop. This is the main
tool that I used throughout the whole construction of my
preliminary task and my final product.
I used many different tools to help manipulate my images
such as:
Magnetic lasso tool
Grain filter
Colour variations

These all made my images look much more interesting and

I also had to use other different technologies such as blogger, prezi and cameras.
During this coursework I feel like I have gained a better understanding
of camera shots and what type of camera angles to use to help take a better picture.
Planning my coursework I used the site Blogger, this site was very useful for my planning
as it was very easy to use and also very accessible. Finally to evaluate my final product I used
the programme Prezi, at first I was unsure whether to use this site or to just do a slideshow on powerpoint
however after a day of getting used to it I found that Prezi was much more easier to present my work due to the
infinite space to write my evaluation
Who would be the audience for your media product? The audience for my music magazine would be
a young audience of both sexes at the age of 16-28, working or middle class.
They would still be in education/high education and
music would be a big part of their life. They would be
very keen on technology and will have the latest technology. Style and fashion would also be a key principle for my audience, shopping in places such as
Topshop and Topman. My audience would attend lots of festivals and gigs and also enjoy having a good time with their friends. How did you attract/ address your audience? To attract my audience I had to think of many different ideas that would appeal to my target audience. This consisted;
Mise en scene
Cover lines One of the coverlines that I decided to use was about festivals. The reasons why I chose this particular coverline is because I knew that this would appeal to my target audience. I had to pick what type of clothing
my model would wear as if I chose
clothing that was not suitable for my
music genre this would not appeal to
my audience. I decided to dress my main
model in a check shirt, skull top, acid
skinny jeans and lots of jewellery. The
reasons why I chose this clothing is
because I knew that my audience could
familiarise themselves wearing similar
clothing. From my preliminary task to the final product
of my music magazine I feel like I have learnt much more
about the forms and conventions of the music magazine industry. This meant that I could make my design much more better in comparison to my preliminary task.

I also felt like I had gained a better understanding of photoshop where I could use new tools and effects to help construct my music magazine. Using more interesting and better effects to manipulate my images even better.

Looking back at my preliminary task I feel like I have learnt how to fill up white space more with useful information. For example on my preliminary front cover there is alot of white space where I could have include extra content whereas in comparison with my final product front cover there isn't much white space.

Overall, I personally think that I have gained alot more knowledge about the magazine industy to help me produce a magazine of much higher standard. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product? Similarities - appeal to the same audience
- young
- both from the rock genre

Differences - Hayley Williams is from a band
- Hair colour is different
- Body direction
- Different camera angle The image on the left is one of the main pictures used on the front cover. If you had to stereotype my particular social group it would indie/rock scene. To attract this social group I had to think about the setting of the picture, what the model was wearing, mise en scene, props and look/attitude the model would portray. People who would categorise themselves in the indie/rock scene would usually be seen in fashionable clothing from shops such as Topshop/Topman. Typically girls would wear check shirts, lots of jewellery and skinny jeans and for boys they would also wear check shirts, skinny jeans, long hair and stylish. Therefore I decided to clothe my model in clothing that the indie/rock scene would familiarise with and reflect themselves within the magazine. As you can see I have dressed the model up in a check shirt, skull top, lots of gold jewellery and acid skinny jeans. I thought that this look gave out a strong attitude feel that would fit in the magazine.
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