During my time planning and executing my magazine, I have learnt a significant amount of new skills on software such as Adobe Indesign and Photoshop, before this experience, I had no experience on either. As well as aquiring new skills that are specifically exclusive to the subject of Media Studies, I have also learnt other IT related skills that are applicable to other subjects, for example how to convert image files.
The production of my music magazine has taught me how I am able to attract my target audience in a variety of ways, such as mise-en-scene (which is the arrangement of the scenery, props, etc. on the stage of a theatrical production or on the set of a film).and camera angles and how these affect how an image is portrayed, including the importance of how every aspect of a photo works together to convey a certain narrative.
The feedback I have received over varied intervals whilst making my magazine has been very important as it has helped me to develop my magazine for the better as well as further develop my skill set. I have realised that getting feedback is essential in improving different media formats such as, magazines as sometimes you are not able to spot a mistake such as a typo or whether it is all aligned correctly.
Overall, I am relatively pleased with how my final product turned out as I worked hard to develop upon feedback and achieved a much higher quality than intended (shown in my first drafts).