Here are some adverts that I can include in my magazine. I believe they fit appropriately with my target audience as they’re from Ariana Grande’s perfume product and Dua Lipa who are singers that are extremely popular with teenage girls. I found that these adverts were the most suitable to use in my own magazine because they are light toned colours like my own magazine but also are very eye-catching to my young teenage girl target audience.
I chose this Ariana Grande perfume advert for my music magazine as she is an inspiring young pop artists which many of my target audience love and listen to regularly. The advertisement fits in with the colours and themes I chose in my magazine but looks different for the readers eye and contains interesting fonts and images that will attract.
I also chose this Dua Lipa performance advertistement as she is another artist that my target audience love and listen to and would be interested in seeing in a magazine. Dua Lipa’s fashion is also appreciated by my target audience so they will be more drawn into the magazine and buying future copies if she is included.
To conclude, I appreciate this isn’t going to be marked but for the purposes of presentation, having an extra page in the magazine helped make the Flipsnack platform work better. However, it was an interesting exercise in reaffirming that I know who exactly my target audience, young teenage girls, and can prove I know what adverts this audience would be interested in seeing if they were buying a pop music magazine.
Here is my new improved contents page which is complete of all my own personal targets. However, I recordered a conversation with my peer asking questions about my contents page to make more improvements to make it as successful as it can.
This is my peer assessment for my feedback on my new improved draft of my contents page.
Summary of the points:
Contents page works well with the front cover as the backgrounds both have pastel colours and go well with the pop genre of the magazine. It has bold and catchy elements between both pages.
The typeface looks the same throughout both the front cover and contents page which portrays an elegant side to both pages
The genre of music featuring in the contents page looks like pop as it is very stylish, friendly and simple.
The star is portrayed as glamorous, girly and innocent.
The cover lines that stand out are Kira K dreams big as it reflects one of the images and you know who Kira K is.
The cover lines are very catchy and bring an intriguing side to the magazine which goes well with the images. They are very bold and so stand out well.
Captions next to the picture are quite bright so are hard to read which could be distracting.
There are conventional aspects such as the main image is clear and goes well with the colour scheme and pastel colour palette. The images are all bubbly and stylish. The unconventional parts may be the different colours of the images which don’t go as well with the background. You could add a colourful banner around them as well as the main image.
For this task, I hand drew some draft layouts to plan for my contents page and thought of some catchy headlines that I can use in my own contents page for my magazine. This task helped me to come up with some ideas and inspiration so I now have an image in my head of what my contents page will look like. These are the plans that I made:
These are some components that I found are including in a lot of magazines on their contents page:
Hyperbole and superlatives in headlines
Images and word clues
Graphic illustrations and designs
Reminder of the magazine’s name and mission statement
Other components I need to consider when making my contents page is:
D- Create desire
A- Call to action
It’s also important to tempt, tease and intrigue and use hyperbole, superlative, descriptive and alliteration when making a contents page to make it as interesting and attracting to the audience.
After listening to all my feedback on my first draft of my double page spread, I have created a new improved version with all the appropriate changes I needed to make. Some of the changes I made to my double page spread are:
Increasing the saturation of the photo so it’s more bright and interesting.
Adding shapes and borders to make the pages more attractive to the audience.
Changing fonts and colours to fit theme of my magazine.
Making quotes larger or bold to make them noticed by audience.
Adding page numbers and By Line.
This is my new version:
Overall, I am reasonably pleased with my double page spread however there are still a few changes I would like to make to it.
The next changes I would like to make to my double page spread would be:
Adding a by line to credit the photographer of the photo.
Changing the colour of quotes to white
Bring my model down in the picture
Making my stand first stand out as it’s an introduction to the article but doesn’t stand out enough.
For the next step in completing my magazine I need to create my double page spread. A double page spread is two pages in a magazine usually featuring an interview, review or article based around a celebrity. The task was to create two pages for the magazine with my own photos of my ‘star’. This is my first basic draft of my double page spread.
Overall, my shoot was successful and I produced many strong photos that have an appropriate use of mise-en-scene for my pop genre. As well as modelling for two other media students I dressed my models up in outfits I had prepared in my Production Agenda Meeting. We got to go to different locations and I was allocated Castle Cornet, this was a good place to take pictures as there was many different backgrounds to take pictures, such as lots of gardens and green areas as well as old doors and staircases. The day was very successful as I achieved many strong images which I can use for my double page spread.
Here are my contact sheets from my second photo shoot.