Allan Isaković Media Studies

Category: Preliminary Print Tasks

My Tour Poster


Feedback on the Brief

Your comment:

Yes, my design product does fulfil the brief, My design includes the Name of the Artist, Name of the Tour, Dates & Venues and I also included a statement saying that the tickets are available for purchase.

Feedback on colours:

  • Has the design used a consistent colour scheme?
  • Is there a relationship between the colours in the image and the colour of the graphic design?
  • Do the colours seem typical of the genre?
Your comment:

Yes, I would say that my design has used a fairly consistent colour scheme. There is a relationship between the colours that the model is wearing and the graphical colours. The model is wearing a top that has orange spots and the graphical background is half orange. The colours used are very typical of the POP genre.  

Feedback on typeface:

  • Is all the text legible?
  • Is the typeface well chosen and does it suit the apparent genre?
  • How many typefaces are used in the design?
Your comment:

The text of my graphical poster is very legible. The typefaces I chose where Euclid Math One and Franklin Gothic Demi these fonts suit the genre of POP because they are both bold and attractive fonts, and Euclid has a fun look to it so it fits into the genre better. There are 2 typefaces used in the graphical design

Feedback on integration of image and graphics

  • Does the text wrap around the image well?
  • Does the eyeline of the model focus attention?
Your comment: The text of my tour poster does wrap around the cover image well. The models eyeline focus the audience’s attention well.
Feedback on image

  • Does the costume reflect a particular genre?
  • Is the body language of the model appropriate?
Your comment:

My model’s costume reflects the genre of POP perfectly, The bright fluorescent colours portray that of a jolly personality, which is exactly what the genre conveys. The Models body language is appropriate of the genre as her body language conveys that she is excited and full of joy.

Feedback on copy

  • Do the words on the page prompt a sense of desire?
  • Is there a clear call and a route to action? (AIDA)
Your comment:

The wording that I used on my poster is prompting a sense of desire onto the audience. There is a clear call and route of action to my poster that targets my target audience

Feedback on connotations

  • What messages and ideas are being communicated in the text?
  • Do those messages and ideas seem appropriate to the genre and purpose of the text?
Your comment:

The messages and ideas that are being communicated in the text are that of an energetic atmosphere.

The messages and ideas that my poster connotes do appropriate to the POP genre and the purpose of the text

Four targets for my future work:

I need to be more careful when using tools like Smudge and sharpen so that I don’t over do it like I did this time.

Next time I should keep to a font when typing a sentence instead of using multiple

I need to use more encoding and decoding techniques in my designs.

The background of my poster could have been more colourful.


My Copy Of Professional Magazine Front Cover

Please click on the image to see the pdf version

Today we made a copy  of professional magazine cover, What went well when making my front cover was the matching fonts. The bold fonts that NME use are impossible to find so I had to try and find fonts that matched them, this makes my copy look more like the image. My copy of the magazine cover also uses the same image as the professional image .

I was having trouble with Indesign and Photoshop, so I used theses two youtube tutorial as references when I needed support on how to use the software.

The Camera Talks

I have chosen these photos for my final piece because I was able to convey a story through either mise en scene or camera angles to express meaning.

An example of this is the mid-shot picture of the man on the chair which conveys the man’s loneliness. The use of Mid-shot is used to show that the man is by himself. The man’s body language also portrays that the man wishes that he was not alone, this causes the audience to have sympathy for the man.

Technical Camera Terms

We where tasked with taking a range of photographs, that had different techniques such as; distance, angle and composition. We did this to portray certain emotions and to help tell a story. Distance can be used to connote a characters emotions and personality, for instance an extreme close-up on someones teary eye implies a characters sadness and depression. Camera angles can be used to show a characters vulnerability or strength, an example of this is a low angle shot which can be used to connote a characters power and responsibility. Composition is used to imply a characters popularity, an example of this would be if a character is in focus whilst everyone else is blurred, this connotes the characters loneliness and separation from everyone else.

We also used some examples of mise en scene to portray the characters emotion and story. An example of the mise en scene that we used in this task is body language and facial expressions, with the use of this aspect of mise scene we where able to show that the person behind the fence is sad and depressed  in image 9775.

The skills that I have learnt from this task are how to use distance, camera angles and camera composition, to connote emotion and personality in a photograph.

My image that uses Mise-en Scene For Meaning



My groups moodboard was based on  the conventions of the pop genre. We gathered a range of pictures of the genre, to collect evidence of the styles that POP uses an example of this is the bright and attractive clothes that the artists wear.

The main 3 types of mise-en-scene used in the POP genre are :

  • Lighting and colour are used to show that the performers are the center of the stage. It is also used for the artist to stand out and show to personify their personality.
  • Body language and Facial expressions are used to show the Pop stars emotions and to show that they are fun and quirky
  • Make-up and Hair, are utilized to show the flashiness and excitement that the POP Genre brings to a performance.

we then went about dressing up our model as a popstar, using bright vibrant colours and sparkly fun accessories. We did this in order to encode the conventions of the POP genre into the photo graph, so that the audience could decode it and understand what is happening in the final image.


After we dressed our model up, we got other groups to stick post-it notes on our model to let us know what they think our model’s personality is like from the clothes that we told her to wear.

They said our model looked;

  • Fun
  • Colourful
  • Cheerful
  • Sassy
  • Confident
  • Quirky
  • Superficial
  • Materialistic
  • Girly
  • Obnoxious

I have chosen this picture of the model to annotate because, when  I think of a pop star, you think quirky, joyful, energetic, dazzling and stress-free. In this image Emilia is all those things, this is due to  Mise-En-Scene. The Mise-en-Scene used in this image is body language which portrays confidence and sense of excitement. We also used costume & facial expressions, her outfit connotes a quirky and energetic lifestyle. Her facial expressions connote a quirky and energetic personality, however, it also purveys a sassy side to her personality.

To summerise, Mise-en-Scene is needed to help show a photos meaning and purpose.

Print Media That Communicates Meaning

All print has signs and signals, an example of this is the producers use of the balaclava, which connotes a sense of criminality and secretiveness to the target audience. In this poster there are two conflicting connotations, her body language and the posters background ; her body language conveys a sense of insecurity and fear. The background is pale which implies a sense of innocence and neutrality.This contradicts what the rest of the poster is conveying, the producer could be doing this to showcase the fact that this band is different to others.

This poster will influence my final product, because I now know to include the elements Mise en Scene. The elements of Mise en Scene are : Make up and costume , Colour and lighting, Setting, Props and Facial expressions and body language. They are used to attract a target audience to by the product being advertised.

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