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My Magazine Evaluation

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Inwhatwaysdoesyourmediaproductuse,developorchallengeformsand conventionsofrealmediaproducts? Similarities: Masthead

Coverlines

Dominantimage (RuleofThirds)

Artistname

Followsacolour scheme

MaleArtist Posturesarethe same.


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Inwhatwaysdoesyourmediaproductuse,developorchallengeformsand conventionsofrealmediaproducts? Differences:


Rythmix doesnothavea flasher MastheadforBillboardis behindtheartist,Rythmix isin frontoftheartist

Date

Useofcolourschemes,red and whitecolourstoattractmy targetaudience

Ihaveabarcode/date/priceas thesearebasicsofamagazine

Backgroundcoloursare different.Mycolourscheme consistsofred,whiteandblue.

Footer Includepagenumbersto attractreadersand makesiteasierfor audiencetolocatethe page

Differentselllinesandcover lines Ethnicityofartistisdifferent.I usedanAsianmalewhois smilingwhichsoftenshe approach MillingTang

Inwhatwaysdoesyourmediaproductuse,developorchallengeformsand conventionsofrealmediaproducts? Similarities: Textlayoutof contents

Useofmorethan1 image

Blockseparators

Date,magazinename, andpagenumber

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Inwhatwaysdoesyourmediaproductuse,developorchallengeformsand conventionsofrealmediaproducts? Differences: Layoutofcolumnsfor featureswithinthe magazineand categorised

Inmycontentspage thereisnoNo.1on thechart InmycontentsIhave Thisweek which explainswhatitinthe magazineandIthink thisattractsthe audience Differentcolour schemes;mineis Imageoffrontcover;Iusedthis followingonfrommy becauseitremindsaudienceof cover thefrontcover.

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Inwhatwaysdoesyourmediaproductuse,developorchallengeformsand conventionsofrealmediaproducts? Similarities:


Bothmagazineshavedevotedeachpagetoeitherimages ortext. Thetextisplacedincolumnsandquestionsareina differentcolour. Amainquoteistakenfromtheinterview. Bothmagazineshaveplacedthetextontheleftand imagesareontherightbecausepeopletendtoreadfrom lefttoright. Dropcapitalatthestartofthearticleisconventionaland thefirstwordsisincapitaltodrawinreaders

Differences:

Iusedamaleartistwhereastheyusedafemale artist.Maleartistsaremoreappealing. Iusedadifferentcolourlayoutinordertosuitmy genreandmyartiststyle. Mybackgroundisdarkandyoucanseeanoutline ofabuilding. Ihaveusedatwocolumnshousestyle. MillingTang

Howdoesyourmediaproductrepresentparticularsocialgroups?

ContemporaryR&B(alsoknownassimplyR&B)isamusicgenrethat combineselementsofhiphop,soul,R&B andfunk. ThestereotypicalsocialgroupforthegenreisworkingclassafroCaribbean males,betweentheages1625 Inbothrepresentationstheartistiswearingabigpuffyjacket andahat overtheirheads.Thisreallyshowsthegenreoff.

However,Ihavechosentochallengethisparticularsocialgroup,asitis expandingonnewculturesandethnicities.Mymagazineisabletorepresenta varietyofsocialgroupsinsteadofjustone. IhaveusedanAsianmaleformymagazinewhereasnormallyonR&Bthemed magazinesyouwouldseeafroCaribbeanmales. Ihaveuseddarkbackgroundstoexpressthegenreasitisassociatedwithbeing sexyandmysterious. Althoughmymagazinecoverandarticleisofamaleartist,Mymagazineisnot genderbiasedasthereisamixtureoffemaleandmaleartistsinmymagazine. Myartisthasattitudeandconfidenceandthisisportrayedintheimage.

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Whatkindofmediainstitutionmightdistributeyourmediaproductandwhy?

IPCMediaproducesover60iconicmediabrands,withprintalone reaching almosttwothirdsofUKwomenand42%ofUKmen almost26millionUK adults whileourwebsitescollectivelyreachover20millionuserseverymonth IPC'sdiverseprintanddigitalportfolioofferssomethingforeveryone,witha focusonthreecoreaudiences:men,massmarketwomenandupmarket women. TheydistributeleadingmusicmagazineNMEandthereforehaveknowledge andexperiencewithinthemusicgenre. Thisconcludes,thatpublishingmymagazinewillbeagoodopportunityforthe companytoexpandtheiraudienceandgenreofmusic.

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Whowouldtheaudiencebeforyourmediaproduct?

AudienceFeedback

Hereisastereotypicalaudienceprofile.

AudienceProfile
Name:Stacey Age:18 Gender:Female Socialclass:Workingclass Interests:Clubbing,dancing,fashionand
shopping.

Likes:Music,shoppingandlookingherbestand
clubbing.

Dislikes:rainydaysandrealityTV WhytheylistentoR&B:Shelovesdancingand
singingalongtoit.

Ihavechosentoaimmymagazineat differentbackgrounds,insteadofjust AfroCaribbean. ThereisagrowingnumberofAsian peoplewhoareinterestedinthegenre soIusedAsianartistsinmymagazine andbecauseitisveryraretoseean Asianpersononamusicmagazineitwill appealandattractthetargetaudience.


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Howoften:Everyday Whattheywouldlikeinamagazine:Gossip
andimagesofartists.

Whowouldtheaudiencebeforyourmediaproduct? AFrontCover overallimpact BChoiceofimagesand manipulations CChoiceofselllines D Appropriateuselanguage EAppropriateintegrationof imageandtext FAppropriatenessfortarget audience G Professionalism/howwell doesitcomparetorealmusic magazines
2 1.5 1 0.5 0 A B C D E F G

AudienceFeedback

GOOD V.GOOD EXCELLENT

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Whowouldtheaudiencebeforyourmediaproduct? AContentsPage overallimpact BChoiceofimagesand


manipulations

AudienceFeedback

2 1.5 1 GOOD V.GOOD EXCELLENT

CChoiceofselllines D Appropriateuselanguage

EAppropriateintegrationofimage 0.5
andtext

FAppropriatenessfortarget
audience

0 A B C D E F G

G Professionalism/howwelldoes
itcomparetoreal music magazines MillingTang

Whowouldtheaudiencebeforyourmediaproduct?

AudienceFeedback

ADoublePageSpread overall impact


1

BChoiceofimagesand manipulations CChoiceofselllines D Appropriateuselanguage EAppropriateintegrationof imageandtext FAppropriatenessfortarget audience

0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0 A B C D E F G GOOD V.GOOD EXCELLENT

G Professionalism/howwelldoesit comparetorealmusicmagazines
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How did you attract/address your audience?

Iattractedmyaudiencebyusingdarkcolourssuchasred andnavy thatarequiteboldandwillstandoutandgo wellwiththecolourwhiteasmyaudiencepreferred darkercolours.Thisinformationwasobtainedfrommy questionnaire.Iusedredforthemastheadbecauseit stoodoutagainstthedarkbackground,thereforeit wouldgrabthetargetaudiencesattention.Iusedwhite forthecoverlinesonthefrontcoverasitalsostandsout ontopofthedarkbackground. Thepriceofthemagazinewouldalsoattractthe audiencebecausefrommyquestionnaireInoticeda majorityofpeoplewerewillingtopay12foramusic magazinesoIhavepricedmymusicmagazineat1.50. Ichoseinterestingcoverlinestoputonthefrontcover sothatwhentheaudiencewasdrawninbythebold coloursofthefrontcovertheywillbuythemagazineas thecoverlineswillappealtothem.

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How did you attract/address your audience?

TheContentspagewillattractthetargetaudience becausetheimagesIhaveusedshowavarietyofgender andethnicities.Theimagesarecloseupstomedium closeupsandthisisappealingtothetargetaudienceas itcreatesasenseofintimacyandmakestheaudience feelclosetotheartists. Thecolourschemeisstillred,navyandwhitesothatit looksprofessionalandthatwouldenticetheaudience. Mycontentspageaddressesthereaderthroughregular andfeaturearticles.Itmakesiteasierforthetarget audiencetofindthepagestheywanttoreadandalso givesaninsightintowhatisinthemagazine.

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How did you attract/address your audience?


Thedoublespreadarticlewillattractthetarget audiencethroughtheuseoflightcoloursona darkbackground.Ididthequestionsinwhite andtheanswersinredtofollowthecolour schemeofthemagazineandthisgrabsthe attentionoftheaudience.Ialsousedthered forheadlinesandfortheartistsnameasit stoodout.Ialsousedadropcapitalasitstood outmostfromtheimageandasitisinwhiteit willgrabtheirattentiontotheinterview.The coloursneedtostandoutastheimageisvery dark. Also,theimageIhaveusedlooksprofessional asitconsistsofaMCUshotofmyartistand effectshavebeenaddedtoit.Thedarkness givesitamoreoriginallook,whichengagesthe audiencesattention.Itisveryappealingasit onlyfocusesontheartistsandtherestofthe backgroundhasbeenediteddarkerandfaded outtogiveitamysteriouslookandalsocreates emotion. IntheinterviewIaskedquestionsthatare appealingtothetargetaudienceasitincludes insightintotheirlifeandtheirmusic.

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Whathaveyoulearntabouttechnologiesfromtheprocessofconstructingthis product?

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Whathaveyoulearntabout technologiesfromtheprocessof constructingthisproduct? Iusedacamera totakemyimagesformy magazine.Iuseavarietyofdifferentshotsand positions.

Iusedblogger tologandkeeptrackofallmy coursework. Iupdatemyblog everytimeIcompleteapieceof research/work. Myblog enabledmetoseetheprogressIwas makingthroughoutmywork.


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Whathaveyoulearntabout technologiesfromtheprocess ofconstructingthisproduct? IusedAdobePhotoshop tocreatethefront coverofmymusicmagazine. Also,IusedthetoolsinPhotoshop to manipulatemyimages.Theywereeasytouse andenabledmetomakemyimagesandfront covertolookprofessional.Forexample,Iused thegradienttooltomakemydoublepage spreadmoredarkerandusedittofadeand softenthebitsoftheimageIwantandthere wasafocustoolwithIusedaroundtheartists faceanditmadeeverythingaroundtheface fadedandthismadeitlookmoreappealing. WithoutPhotoshop Ithinkmymagazine wouldnothavebeenaseffectivein persuadingandattractingthetargetaudience tobuyit.
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Whathaveyoulearntabout technologiesfromtheprocessof constructingthisproduct?

IusedInDesign tocreatemycontentsand doublespreadpageandgiveitaprofessional look. UsingInDesign Iaddedeffectstomyimages. FirstlyIreadjustedthedominantimageand theother3images,bycreatingaPolaroid effectwhichIfoundeffectiveand professional. Thisistomakemymagazineappearmore creativeandexciting,toattractmytarget audienceasthatswhattheywouldexpectto find.

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Lookingbackatyourpreliminarytask,whatdoyoufeelyouhave learntinthe progressionfromittothefullproduct?

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Lookingbackatyourpreliminarytask,whatdoyoufeelyouhave learntinthe progressionfromittothefullproduct?


ThetitleIusedonthepreliminarytaskwassituated atthetopleftcornerofthecover,whereasthetitle ofmymaintaskissituatedinthemiddletakingthe widthofthecoverandhadeffectslikedropshadow donetoit. ThemainimagesIusedbothfollowedthe conventionsastheybothtakeupthemajorityofthe pageandbothhavetheattitudeofthegenreofthe magazine.Thequalityofthephotographshavemuch differencetoeachotherasthephotoformymain photoformymaintasklooksmoreprofessionalasit hasbeeneditedwitheffects. ThearrangementofthecoverlinesIusedinmy preliminarytaskwerealloverthepagewhereasin mymaintaskthecoverlinesaremoreorganisedand sticktotheoutersidesofthemagazine.From learningtheconventionsofprofessionalmagazinesI usedthecoverlinestoframemymainimageand nottocrowdthepageinmymaintask.Also,my coverlinesstandoutmoreasIhaveaddeddrop shadowswhereasinmypreliminarytaskIdidnot havethat. Thecolourschemeofmypreliminarytaskwasyellow,purpleandwhitedidnotmakethe magazineeasytoreadastheywereallprettylightcoloursandthismeantthatthetextdidnot standoutontopofeachother.Iamendedthesemistakesinmymaintaskbyusingadarker backgroundwithredandwhiteasthetextstoodoutmore.
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Lookingbackatyourpreliminarytask,whatdoyoufeelyouhave learntinthe progressionfromittothefullproduct?

UsingInDesignforthefirsttimereallychallengedmycreativityinthe preliminary taskbutasIuseditmoreandmoremyskillshavedeveloped,Icouldcreateamore professionallookonmyfinalproduct. Inmymaintask,mypicturesaremoreengagingandlookmoreprofessionalwith thePolaroideffect.Also,togiveitamorerealisticandeffectivelookimageshave beenplacedataslant. Ihavemademycontentsmoreprofessionalasitgivesabriefoutlineofwhatison thatpage.Also,pagesarecategorised. Ialsouseddividerstosectionsthepage.
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Lookingbackatyourpreliminarytask,whatdoyoufeelyouhave learntinthe progressionfromittothefullproduct?

UsingIndesign,Iproducedmydoublepagespread.Indesignallowedmeto createmanyeffectssuchasdropcapitalsandputtingdropshadowonmytext. Theseeffectsmadethetextstandoutmore.Ialsolearnedhowtopositionmy text.ThewayIusedcoloursmakesthepagelookprofessionalandlookingbackat mypreliminarytask,thispagelooksveryprofessionalastheimageandtextsare proportionedprofessionally.

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