After a lot of work and time, component 1 is over. I am happy with how my final pieces have turned out. In addition over the last few months I have learnt many skills that are transferable. These include learning how to use new forms of technology or software such as the use of a DSLR or Photoshop. I have improved my time management and my organisation skills subsequently. I also have learnt about the factors that will influence of people buying your magazine, what comes down to it such as the MES.
With all the work I have produced over the past few months. I have really enjoyed producing my final pieces on my music magazine. I enjoyed being able to learn as the process went on when I was designing all my pages. I have spent hours on the best possible outcome for each page with many drafts being produced, finally with the copies I was happy with. To conclude I was happy with my final drafts and the effort and time I put in I felt was worth it. This too is because I learnt so many new skills that I can now use elsewhere and not just in the field on Media.
Above are two adverts that I am going to use in my magazine.
The adverts are important as they generate extra revenue for the company making the magazine, also they break up the actual content of the magazine well.
The first one is Travis Scott modelling for Saint Laurent, a major brand linked with wealth and success. This is good as this is fitting to my overall rap genre. The other advert is a tour poster for the artist future, who is a rap icon and someone who is a household name in the rap game.
These adverts are appropriate as they fit my genre well, as they include two people who are major rap stars. Also the colours and fonts fit my magazine, linking to the contrasting effects and neon bright with dark and dingy aspects.
The audience are mainly the young american male, they are interested in the ways of rap, the stars of the genre and being inspired themselves to make something of their life.
Here is a fellow classmate reading my article out loud. Overall I am happy with how it sounded when she read it out. I feel it fitted the genre well and how they would use certain types of words and phrases. However below I feel there is a few areas where I could improve my article to help it flow better.
Try to punctuate better for example when and where to use full stops or commas
Maybe use some words that are a bit more in everyday use so anyone can understand it
Potentially use a wider range of vocabulary when describing the band I am talking about
Overall the feedback was postive, with the reviewer liking my overall MES used. Also they said the genre is shown well with the imagery and the text used. An area for improvement could be the colour of text for the contents page as it matches the natural colour of the picture too much and it becomes hard to read. I will take the advice on board and look for other alternatives when editing my other drafts.