This is my mock-up where I have attempted to recreate the NME magazine front cover but using a new image.
In creating my Mock-Up using In-design and Photoshop I am really pleased with how I was able to use Photoshop to cut out the image of the women to easily place it into my magazine. I also enjoyed trying to get the correct/similar fonts and colours, this is the area which I found was particularly time consuming, as I wanted to make it as similar as possible to the original. Additionally I like how the women’s eyes are looking into the camera, so with my image I tried to find one where the women is looking into the camera too. I’m also pleased with how the image is the similar type of close up shot and how her face and shoulders take up the whole magazine page. Finally, I tried to make sure all the fonts and images were in the correct places as the original as possible.
On the other hand, there are some areas where i would’ve done differently if i did do it again, for example firstly this would include the image, even though i do love the image as she looks straight into the camera, if i did it again i wouldn’t of chosen one where she wore white or pale clothing as i struggled when it came to the texts as i wasn’t able to put it in the correctly accurate places because, the text on the original is white and it obviously didn’t stand out. A solution to this is that I placed a black border on the text so it was more see able. As well as that, I did struggle to make the text of the word ‘Florence’ longer, which means in the future this would be an area i would like to improve in and spend a little more time on perfecting it.
This video will help to place images inside texts. I would like to know how to do this because it will make my magazine cover unique and different to others and stand out.
This video will help me to be able to move images around and shape them into and on top of other images, this will help make my magazine not just to become clock images but shaped and unique.
The final video, is a tutorial on how to set a background, I placed this video as i know its a hard and challenging thing to do and this video will help me when i want to create my magazine next week.
My recreation of the magazine cover
The image on the left is the original image which I was trying to copy and label all main features points.
The image on the right is the image of which i created by trying my best to copy the image. The features which i identified were,Masthead, plug, main cover star, cover lines, bar-code, main cover line and the pull quote. The magazine has used key features to engage their target audience.
Here is a contact sheet of photos which I have taken displaying different camera angles.
This activity has helped me develop my knowledge on camera angles, this has made other tasks easier to analyse and write up about as I can know terms such as, rule of thirds and can now identify terms like, medium close up, close ups and long shots this is some of the shots I have used in my photos. This has also made me realize how important an angle or shot can be to a audience as it is the difference between drawing in a persons attention or not.
When taking the photos we made sure the main part of the image is in the center as that is where your eyes first glance at, this was even when the main focus of the image was a long shot photo, we still made sure it was in the center.
We took photos around the school from different angles and and heights then i analysed each one with a few words each.
This task has helped me understand some more key terms and I now think I will find it far easier to identify the key terms in later work.
For this task my group was allocated a genre to dress up as design are own version of the genre.
Here I created a moodboard with the genre in mind being punk, this helped to inspire the outfits to dress up in for the task ahead. As you can see the genre of punk usually consists of outfits such as, leather jackets, and black or dark coloured bottoms. As well as that they usually include the colours red, black, white and grey. Finally they all take pride with how they look, pose and their hair.
With loads of trial and error attempts my team came up with this outfit, this included a leather jacket, colourful top (with the colour majority of red), we uses black trousers to represent the colour that they most commonly dress in, as well as that we included black boots as this also a commonly occurring aspect to their general outfit. Finally, we included a hat this was to represent how they treasure their hair styles and the way they look. We deliberately did not place the hat on the top of head so some of the hair showed through this showed the self respect the person gave for them self.
Here are some adjectives which would best relate to the character:
After we had decided an outfit we did a mini photo shoot, from this i created a contact sheet of the photos taken. We took various photos at different angles and various distances apart this was to catch different types of lightning and it gave a different perspective to the viewer viewing the photos.
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Out of all the photos, this is the photo i have chosen. I chose this photo as it betrays the attitude of a punk artist as: serious, evil and vain. From the trial photo in the classroom we have included a black glove and sunglasses, this made the person seem like they love the limelight and wants to become center of attention.
Annotation of a music magazine front cover
Here I have been given an professional music magazine front cover which I have annotated to give myself ideas when creating one myself so i would know the key features included in a music magazine.
Annotating this media front cover has made me realize how much you take within a single glance of an image. You look so much more into an image than recognize, the colour of an image is very important as well as the way it is set out. It make me understand when you create you own how much you’ve got to concentrate on looks, presentation and if its eye catching too the reader.
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