Archive of ‘Preliminary Tasks’ category

Flow Chart And Preferred Template

As we are making our website, as a group we needed to create a layout so we know exactly how we want out website to look and what aspects we need to make sure we put into it to make it look as professional as it can. We then created this flow chart above to help create and organise our website so our typical RnB target audience will be able to engage and connect with the website.

Above is the layout we chose this included the following aspects we want to put into our website:

  • Home/Splash Page
  • Latest Work
  • About L.U.N.A
  • News
  • Tour Dates
  • Merchandise

After we created our flow chart we then needed to find the perfect website which we could create our own website on. We then signed onto and chose the right colour scheme and template which suited our genre and our artist exactly.

The image above is the template we chose to use for our website. It’s called “Music Video Director” we chose this one as it fitted our genre and star image the best and also the colour scheme goes well with our artist and genre.

Website Terminology

On this slide show shows some website terminology that i have learnt so far about webpages.  I have chosen to analyse Rita Oras and Post Malones websites to be able to pick out the different technical forms and website conventions that both of the different websites use. This will help me when i come to creating my own website to know what aspects and features to put in it, to make it look professional.

Making A Montage

After filming our montage, I created this video using premier pro, creating titles and transitions to make it more exciting and pleasing on the eye to my audience, this furthered my knowledge of using the different software for our music video’s.

This is our preparation of making our montage, we created a storyboard of 16 separate shots that we were going to shoot and the cinematography that we were going to use.



  1. the use of match on action
  2. the use of a variety of different shot distances
  3. I also used some transitions in my montage. like the blackout and the dissolve.


  1.  I should have included more close ups of his face to get more reactions of his face.
  2. I should have used a eye line match
  3. I could have used more locations of the shots to make it more interesting.

After learning how to add titles, music and putting transitions into my work using premier pro, I have also leant how to use premier pro more and how to add in and make sure I have included my cinematography to get the best images I can when I’m filming. I will now use the cinematography I have learnt to use and premier pro to get the best out come for my music magazine.

Preliminary Task Dialogue

  • I have used the following camera techniques of shot reverse shot, close up, mid shot to help my audience follow the narrative of the clip.
  • I used these techniques to create a sense of the relationship between the two characters and how they are getting along.
  • I have learnt to use the following continuity editing rules the 180 degrees rule, shot reverse shot and the eye-line rule.
  • I used these rules to make sure that my clip was the best it could be and so that I didn’t go over the 180 degrees rule, the other rules made sure I didn’t do break them.
  • I have learnt to use the following tools/techniques in Premiere Pro such as making my clip flow continuously in a montage way, embedding and cutting my separate videos.
  • I used these tools to make sure that my clip flowed freely and made sure that you couldn’t hear anyone else talking in the video by cutting their voices out.
  • If I was to do this project again I would do some things differently i would make sure  had a two-shot of both the characters as the first shot so my audience would get a proper narrative of what is going to happen in the short clip. I would also put in some match on action to make it more interesting and engaging for my reader.


My Tour Poster

After researching different tour posters, I decided to produce my own tour poster using the research I had gathered together. I started off creating a mood board of ‘pop’ genre tour posters to get together some ideas of what popular tour posters needed on them to attract their target audience.

Please click on my poster to enlarge the image.

Then I went onto Photoshop and used my favorite image from our ‘pop’ photo shoot that I thought portrays the best ‘pop’ look. I cut out the background so I just had the model on my page. I then went onto in design to create the background, text and image. This is my final version of my tour poster. I decided to peer asses my work below.

Overall, I will use my own constructive criticism to improve my next project and I will now know what my strengths and weaknesses are when producing a tour poster.

My Copy Of Professional Magazine Front Page


This is my copy of a professional NME cover starring Florence and the machine that I produced using Adobe Indesign.

The different aspects I was successful in were:

  • Trying to get similar fonts to the actual magazine cover.
  • The colour scheme of the magazine cover.
  • The lay out of the different features of the magazine cover like the masthead and the plug.

Some of my weaknesses were:

  • Trying to customize my own colours for my background.
  • The proportion of the photos are slightly off as I couldn’t enlarge it otherwise it went out of focus.
  • I couldn’t find the perfect font for the ‘NME’ title.

Here are three YouTube videos that can help m with my weaknesses:

Lick & Stick mock-up

These are the conventional design features that this NME magazine cover used to attract their target audience for this magazine. Vikki and I used post it notes to mock-up this magazine cover to pick out the, magazine’s masthead, main cover line, main cover star, plug, captions and cover lines. The different conventional design features of the magazine are all important but the main cover star, the main cover line and the masthead are the most important because it entices your audience in and makes your target audience want to read it and buy it.

When I come to make my own magazine cover I know that I will have to make sure that my main cover star, the main cover line and the masthead will be the prominent to attract my audience.

My image that uses mise-en-scene for meaning

Our music genre that we were given was ‘pop’. The conventions we associated with it were:


  • Bright clothes
  • Loud makeup
  • Ostentatious behaviour
  • Extroverts
  • Young teenages listen to it
  • Sparkles


This mood board shows a variety of pictures relating to pop, the way they dress, there different hairstyles, there makeup and of course the different pop groups and artists.  then we use the appropriate mise-en-scene for our model and took various shots of her and various poses, distances and angles. Here are the contact sheets.  





I have chosen this to be my final image. This is because it is the one that looks most like other pop album covers.  The lighting is also very good as it makes her dress sparkle in the different lighting’s.  Also her position and the way she is sitting makes she seems very sweet and innocent but with a bit of mystery included into it. The mise-en-scene of the image is very important when it comes to trying to figuring out the character and the scene. In this image her bra strap is showing slightly which I will have to photoshop out. I feel like this image will make a great magazine cover photo, this is why it is my final image for my magazine cover. I now know that this will help me with my future work as I  know how to get the lighting in the right places to take photos and use the correct functions on the camera.

The Camera Talks


After analyzing the contact sheet I produced, I picked my favorite 9 that showed our own story. I picked these 9 images to show the different angles, depth and exposure. After we created our mood board I analysed each image individually with a technical camera term and some adjectives to convey what the image shows the audience when we look at it.

My favourite of our 9 photos is the top right, this shows us the use of an angled shot but it is also blurred showing our modles edginess and hierarchy. This portrays the fact that and angled shot tells a story within the image.

Altogether, this mood board shows us that all images provide us with a story. I will use this when I come to making my own music magazine, as I will know what to look for when it come to analysing my own images to make sure that my image shows the right story that I need it to for my music magazine.

To see my mood board in full please click on it.


Print media that communicates meaning

This poster is a perfect way to show us the ways in which a picture can tell us a story about the way a person is trying to communicate with us. By analysing this poster I can know see how font, image, clothing, hair, makeup and information entices the audience to want to find out more about what’s happening in the poster and what’s going to be going on in the future about it. These aspects will help me react out to my audience when I am making my own print designs as I will know how to attract my target audience’s attention.

By looking deeper into this poster it has shown me that every little detail is important to your audience. Ever little thing from the small print website in the bottom left hand corner shows us as the audience that you can feel more engaged with the artist as she wants us to know more about her, to the obvious big bold sci fi print of her tour name to show the importance of it to her and to put it out there to her audience that it will be an ‘out of this world’ performance that the artist will be putting on. Also, the artist is standing in a very bold stance to show that she is confident in what she is going to perform and she is open to new people wanting to communicate with her.

Finally, this is going to help me when I come to do my print design as I will know what aspects I need to include into my print design to engage my target audience and what attracts them to want to look at my magazine.

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