Thursday, 6 February 2014
The image on this magazine cover is a close up of a celebrity singers face called 'Rihanna'. The subject isn't quite making direct address to the audience as she are looking slightly away from the camera. The image is in black and white and stands out compared to the brightly coloured background which automatically makes it the focal point on the page. In this image the subject is presented to be caring about her appearance as she has make up on and her hair done and also has visible jewellery on, which makes her the main focal point of the magazine which may appeal to the target audience.
The anchorage text is very bold and big and runs across the main image and the black stands out compared to pale grey on the image. The anchorage text 'Rihanna&Chris' links in the rest of the page and gives more information about the main image and what may be inside the magazine which catches the audiences eye and makes them want to purchase the magazine. The colour of the anchorage text fits in with the rest of the cover and is also the second largest bit of text which shows it is quite important compared to the rest of the text.
There are a few sell lines down the right hand side of the page and are all the same font and size but are two different colours which are black and grey and the black stands out more on the background compared to the grey which makes the black coloured sell lines look more important as it catches the audiences eye more. The sell lines fit in with the rest of the page and with the genre of the magazine.
The colour scheme on this magazine cover is made up of blue, black, white and grey which a simple but effective and eye catching colour scheme. Blue is the dominate colour on the page as it stands out to the rest and is used as the background. The colour of the main image is links in with the rest of the colours on the page and the sell lines although the blue is very different compared to the rest of the colour scheme but works well with the colours on the page. The colour scheme matches well with the genre of the magazine as it is very eye catching and stands out to the audience.
The price is at the bottom right corner with the bar code and is much smaller than the rest of the font and is hard to find and read and may be small for a reason as the magazine may be quite expensive and the creators of the magazine may not want to put the audience off.
The bar code is located at the bottom right of the page and is small and doesn't get in the way of the image or any text but it is noticeable on the page.
The layout of this magazine is quite simple but formal with the sell lines all beneath each other neatly and all the writing in straight lines. The cover is also minimal featuring as there are only a few sell lines and and colours creating a formal eye catching cover.
Thursday, 17 October 2013
The masthead on this magazine cover is big bold and brightly coloured it is quite easy to read as it is in clear bold font. The masthead nearly goes across the width of the magazine which automatically draws the audiences eye to the masthead, the masthead is covered a bit by a sell line box which makes it difficult to understand what is says fully but shows that the maker of the magazine is confident that the audience will be able to understand it. The masthead goes over the top of the main image which makes it easier to read, it doesn't really fit in with the rest of the cover as it stands out and its a different colour to the rest of the cover, but there are little bits of yellow that are less subtle on the cover which links the masthead in with the rest of the cover.
The main image on this magazine cover is of a singer called 'lil wayne' which attracts the target audience and goes across the whole page behind of the writing and one of the first things you see on the page. The subject in the image is wearing a black top hat with long curly black hair and tattoos all over their body and a lip piercing and they also have a silver necklace which catches the audiences eye, the image fits in with the context and style of the cover which also attracts the target audience more. The subject in the image isn't making direct address as he is looking down but adds interest and emotion to the cover. The subject is presented to be fun, proud and lives for the moment by getting so many tattoos and showing them off, they are also resented to be caring by having an emotional and caring look on his face and also sophisticated by wearing a top hat.
The colour scheme on this cover consist of yellow, black and white. Yellow of the masthead dominates the cover as it stands out compared to the background and compared to the rest of the colours on the page. There are only three different colours on the cover which is a good amount so that the cover isn't over powered with different colours but there isn't too little so that's its too bland although there could be brighter colours to catch the audiences eye. The colours in the main image match well with the rest of the colours on the cover but not so much with the yellow. The colours fit in well with the genre although they could have used deeper reds and bold colours which would fit in more with the genre.
The anchorage text is in white, big bold and clear font and goes slightly across the main image which draws the reader in it says 'lil wayne goes rock' which links in with the image and the contents of the cover. This text makes the audience want to but the magazine as it has new information on a big rapper and draws the target audience in.
There is a skyline at the top of the page for additional information and you can see that it is in white but it isn't clear and the audience aren't able to read it.
The sell lines go down the left hand side of the page in clear white and bold font, there are 4 sell lines with clear yellow lines under each one for a clear indication on the difference in the sell lines. The sell lines aren't all the same size but are the same font, on two of the sell lines there is a section of writing that is big and there is smaller writing underneath which links in with the sell line, which shows that the bigger writing is more important than the smaller and the creator of the magazine wants the audience to notice the nigger writing first.The price is at the bottom right corner with the bar code and is much smaller than the rest of the font and is hard to find and read and may be small for a reason as the magazine may be quite expensive and the creators of the magazine may not want to put the audience off.
The bar code is at the bottom right of the page and is small and doesn't get in the way of the image or any text but it is noticeable on the page but blends in with the rest of the page.
The layout of this magazine cover is simple but eye catching for the target audience as there is a main image that is also used as a background with some short straight to the point sell lines on the left and a clear bold masthead at the top of the page. This catches the audiences as they can find out what the magazine is about quick and easy and the cover isn't over powered with writing.
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
5)What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?To create my media product I used a digital camera to take the main image on the page and I also used photo shop to edit, create my product and to also make my product look more professional. From using this I learnt how to use all the effects on the camera and I also learnt how to edit and minipulate photos on photo shop such as using lighting and cropping and also contrasting colours.
Thursday, 10 October 2013
4)How did you attract/address your audience?
I attracted my audience by using a simple but bright colour scheme, and also using little but straight to the point sell lines with a big colourful eye catching masthead. I have also attracted them by using a image of a college student in their own clothes in a suitable environment to show that they are happy and comfortable.
3)Who would the audience be for your media product?
The audience for my media product is aimed at students in their last year of school and students at college and also for some of the students parents to have an in look on colleges.
Thursday, 3 October 2013
2)What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
A particular media institution that may distribute my media product could be IPC because they create and produce the magazine and music shops and super markets distribute them such as 'tesco' and 'HMV' basically places where young people may go and see these kind of magazines.
My media product presents particular social groups as being fun, outgoing and sociable by having a college student on the cover shows they are academic, this is also done by presenting a 'freshers party' and gossip that students talk about but it also shows them to be hard working and determined by showing that students are doing resits to secure a better future. It also shows them to be in a good appropriate environment. By having a picture showing a student smiling and in their own clothes and holding books for studying it portrays them to be comfortable but also enjoying their lessons.