All of the information a fan or consumer would need is directly accessible from the home/splash page. On the home page there is his most recent music video, which promotes his music, and on the left hand side of the page there is a drop down list, including a biography, his music, tour dates and a shop to buy merchandise, all within the click of a button.
Call to action is a marketing term that refers to a piece of content intended to persuade a viewer, reader or listener to perform a specific act, in this case to listen to his music and buy his product. The fact his video is on his splash page does just this, and prompts the viewers of the site to listen to his music, therefore doing the job.
The importance of understanding the technical forms and conventions is that we don’t want to create a product that wont attract our target audience. In that sense, we need to create a website similar to Artists like SBTRKT, because we know that the audience won’t reject it. However, it is good to variate from similar artists, so that we stand out above all and create the best product, as the best product makes more money.
This is my Montage, of a typical school day.
To improve, I would:
What I liked was:
This is the storyboard of shots we wanted:
This is a Moodboard of Hip Hop and Rap tour posters and album covers. I made this to help inspire me in designing and making my own tour poster, and have learnt that most of these posters highlight the main cover star, and emphasise the dates and times of their performances. I will need to include this type of design in my poster too, in order to make it look authentic and for it to suit the genre.
This is a quick sketch I did of what I’d like to see on the magazine, just drew it to get an idea of proportions and where to place the photo, etc.
This is my copy of an NME magazine cover. My copy of the magazine is on the top, and the real magazine is on the bottom. I made this copy with Adobe Indesign, a software which I had never used before. I will be using this software when I come to making my own magazine cover, and have found doing this copy very useful in terms of learning how to use and work the software. I have solidified what I’ve learnt about what has to be on a magazine cover, and will use this information I have learnt when making my own magazine cover.
Three things that went well for me were:
Three things that I could have been more successful with were:
Here are 3 Tutorial videos that I found that could help do this.
We analysed this magazine by the famous NME magazine and its conventional and technical design features, to find out about different proportions, to learn the key terms fully and to know how to make our magazine when we do it, stand out. I have learnt that we need to make our main cover line, our main cover star and mast head prominent.
As you can see, above is my contact sheet, portraying all of the photos our group took when trying to produce our moodboard. We experimented with framing, focus, high-key and low-key lighting, as well as different camera angles such as canted, high angles, and low angles. By doing this, I learnt all of what makes a photo contain meaning- and how to convey it.
This is my moodboard of different camera angles, distances and different kinds of shots. As you can see, we experimented with lots of close up shots, longshots, canted shots, and low and high angles. I have used hashtags to portray to the reader again what we’ve been trying to convey. Framing can help represent a n aesthetic picture too, one which is pleasing to the viewers eye. We also experimented with the aperture of the camera, making the background blurry whereas one particular thing is focused, such as the picture in the top-middle. I am going to use lots of different techniques with camera angles, lighting, and more to convey meaning in my music magazine, to show meaning through pictures.