So how did it go?

The first component for A-Level media is to create a music magazine for a genre of your choice. I have now finished this component and made my own magazine. My magazine is called ‘SHUFFLE’  it is a pop magazine for teenage girls. It is bright, fun and colourful everything this demographic wants from a magazine. The magazine consisted of me making and designing a front cover, contents page and double page spread as well as including two adverts of your choice. I took all of the images for my magazine myself as well as writing all of the text on the pages.

Over the course of this project I have gained a number of skills such as transferable skills like time management and teamwork, creative skills such as editing images on Photoshop and technical skills like learning how to use edublogs and in Design.  All of these skills will be useful to me for the rest of my media components and for jobs or hobbies in the future.

As well as creating the magazine I had to answer four CCR questions to do with the evaluation of my music magazine. These questions required me to think about all of the different elements of my magazine and look at it in different ways such as the conventions for the genre, how it engages the audience, how did my skills develop and what technologies did I use and how did it help. I answered these questions in many different ways, for instance I answered question one with an emaze presentation, I answered question two with a dragons den pitch which required me to record a video of myself giving a pitch about my music magazine and then I had to edit the footage down and leave only the important and revelent information, for question three I made a google slides presentation bu also included a voicethread to record my voice over the top of the presentation reading out a letter to answer my answer to the question and for question four I made a flow chart linking all of the different technologies I used in the process.

Overall, I am happy with the outcome of my magazine and I think it suits my pop genre well. I am also happy about the progress I believe I have taken into account all of my in depth research and applied it to my work allowing it to strike my readers with entertainment, information and express their personal identity throughout the content in which I have provided. I am very pleased with the result of my magazine and believe it is truly successful in accordance of the task which I was set.

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