Now that Component 1 is complete, I feel ready and set for the future aspects of this course. Throughout this component, I have gained a huge amount of new skills that will aid me in the upcoming tasks, for example I was introduced to Premiere Pro, InDesign, Photoshop and Edublogs. I know there is so much more to learn on each of these programmes but this component enabled me to master the basics.
With ‘Iris’ being my final product (which can be found on the HOME PAGE) , I am extremely pleased with the outcome considering the journey I have been on with this magazine. I have been able to improve my research and evaluation of both my own and peer’s work; as well as having the ability to interpret texts in denotative and connotative ways- broadening my understanding of all media. My creative streak has been greatly developed and my knowledge and awareness of media in today’s society has matured; gifting me the skills to give constructive feedback to myself and my peers. Overall, Component 1 has been a success.
Above are two adverts in which I believe are suitable for my music magazine. I chose adverts that explore my intended audience interests as a result of my recent research on my audience demographic and psychographics.
My first draft of my article went well; yet common feedback I received was to adjust the language I used and not over complicate the answers. Once taking on board this feedback – here is my new drafted article.
Here is my article on my DPS:
Here are some friends reading my article:
Here are their comments on the article:
“Your language used is sophisticated which represents your genre nicely. I really liked the article as it was engaging as a result of the varied questions.”
Before writing my Q & A article about ‘Jude’ (a well-known indie pop artist), it was recommended that we write a hook– this is the information given by the writer to the editor in order to allow them to write the article. Here are the questions in which are included in the hook:
Who are you writing for? I am writing for Iris magazine, an audience interested in the indie pop music genre, and people who are interested in the life of ‘Jude’ .
What is important to your audience? It is important that the audience gain a full insight into Jude’s musically influenced life, therefore the questions asked must good enough in order for the artist’s response to allow this insight. I would like to include the artist’s beliefs, aspects of their childhood and music career.
What news is currently trending? I would like to include that my article is performing at the upcoming Brit Awards and therefore means that they are in the current news.
How are you going to start? I will start may article with a brief introduction about my artist, their successes, before going into the Q & A.