Thursday, 10 May 2012

My Finished Media Product

Front Cover

Contents Page


Album Cover

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Evaluation: Product Feedback

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Evaluation: Product Feedback

I gathered some feedback in a sound clip shown above, I asked a friend a range of questions regarding my magazine and they gave me honest answers, some good points and some aspects I could make better. I took this and made parts of my media product better.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Evaluation: Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?

When I look back at my preliminary task I can see a clear difference between the quality of it and my final product, the level of skill increased dramatically also. When I did the preliminary task I had no idea what I was doing, I didn't do as much preparation as I did for my final product and I believe it made all the difference. One thing I didn't do with my preliminary task was to use style models to take influence from, this helped greatly with my final product as it made it look better quality and more professional looking. The images used on my preliminary task were not planned, I just took them there and then, they were also not edited in any way which made them look less professional. Overall I think the preliminary task helped me a lot as it made me realise the mistake I was making so I could add to my final product and this why the quality improved.

Evaluation: What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?

I learnt many skills while constructing my media product such as the use of professional cameras and using Adobe Photoshop, both of which I was not experienced in. Although both of these posed difficulties at the beginning I was able to become accustomed to them and overcome these problems with little trouble. On Photoshop I used effects on the images I used to make them stand out more, I saturated the images to make them paler against the bright colour used for my fonts and other features, I took this from Q as they did a similar thing by making the images black and white against the harsh red of the logo, I believe using this technique made my product a lot better and helped me develop my skills in using Photoshop.

Evaluation: How did you attract/address your audience?

The primary audience of my magazine is indie/rock so the images used were of this genre and style such as the way they were shot and the angle they were shot at. My main article image shows an image of my model looking to their right, as if to look at the arcticle beside them. The blank looks show an indie/rock image. I believe this shows a sophisticated 'rock' look that is essential to the genre of my media product as without these types of images, my magazine would not have the correct look at all.

Above are the three main images used on my magazine cover, contents page and main article.

Evaluation: Who would be the target audience for your media product?

Th primary audience for the media product I created would be teenagers of the age of around 16 to adults up to the age of 30 although anyone of any age could enjoy the contents of my magazine as some of the features used such as my colour scheme (simply red, black and white) could appeal to a wide range of people. I don't believe my magazine is aimed at a specific type of person as it has music from all genre's inside but if it was then it would be the type of person who's into indie/rock music first and foremost. My media product is not aimed at a specific class but it leans towards the working class.

Evaluation: How does your media product represent particular social groups?

The audience for my magazine is young adults both male and female of a varied music taste as I believe the look of my magazine is quite diverse and universal therefore there is something for everyone inside and something everyone can be drawn in by on the cover. My magazine is not aimed at any sexuality in particular as the look of my magazine is quite neutral. Throughout my magazine I have used a simple colour scheme of red, white and black to make it look quite contemporary and mature looking, the main image of my magazine is indie/rock.

Evaluation: In what way does your media product use, develop and challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

I took many photographs of Adam Bennett, some were up against a wall and some were in a field outside of the school. Most of the shots I took were medium shots and some were long shots as seen above. I kept the same picture as I believed it suited the style and genre of my magazine very well. I used the magazine Q as my main inspiration, in particular a cover with Noel Gallagher on as seen in my Prezi presentation. I used the same colour scheme as Q and incorporated many of the features such as the simplicity of the cover and the uniqueness of the contents page. With my article I believe that I challenged many conventions of normal music magazines as I used my image as the entire background of the double page spread.

Media Prezi