Above is my Double Page spread after I had made changes to improve the magazine. My other double page spread had a pink background but i complete went away from that style as I didn’t think it fit in well with the rest of my magazine. The conventions I changed in order to improve my DPS were:
- The colour scheme
- The main cover line
- The layout of the magazine
- Enlarged the image
I much prefer this double page spread as not as much is going on as I felt as if the pink background overpowered the double page spread.
A Double Page spread is two pages that are beside each other. Each page works as one its own and then both pages come together to create one unit. It normally is placed in the center of the magazine. Some of the things a double page spread should include are; large image, a quote, stand first, text, by lines and a headline.
- Are the media forms present conventional for a DPS – byline, standfirst, columns text, page numbers, drop capitals, headline?
Some of these things are missing e.g byline, standfirst but the rest are all there.
- Is the layout considering where the fold will be in the DPS?
Yes although the title goes across both pages.
- Does the image create enough visual intrigue for the reader to stop turning the page and read more?
Yes because these are meant to be pop stars and it is intriguing why they are featured in the article.
- Does the language and register in the headline create enough interest for the reader to commit to reading the copy?
Yes because if you have bought the magazine you would have interested in this article. The headline is very accurate to the contents of the article.
- Enlarge picture of models – Their feet don’t need to be in frame
- Re arrange headline so doesn’t go over the fold
- Centered columns which is not conventional
- Add in page numbers, standfirst, byline and photography by?
- Change colours as the white is hard to read
Above is slide show of two different technical production skills I have used throughout this course. These skills will become in use throughout my life in many different jobs. These skills took time to get use to but watching tutorials on youtube gave me a better understanding. The photoshop tool helped craft the desired star image of a young, fresh face.
Above is my second draft of my contents page. This is my improved contents page after meeting all my targets. The things I have changed are:
- Added in a page number
- Changed the page numbers so all of them are double digits
- Corrected the spelling mistakes
- Used different images that were more in focus and made the images bigger
- Took out some page numbers
By completing these targets I feel as if I have made my contents page a lot more conventional.
This is my first draft of my contents page. I wanted it to fit in with my front cover but not be too similar, so I decided to add in more colours. I chose these colours in order to fit my genre.
A contents page is suppose to be the menu for the magazine. It lets the audience know what the magazine includes. It is important to use catchy phrases to the pull the audience in and read the magazine to find out more. Therefore making it stand out is very important.
- How does the Contents Page work in tandem with the front cover?
- Is the font/typeface consistent with the front cover? Although it is a different font it fits in with the retro look of the front cover and the colour scheme used links it together.
- What genre of music is the Contents Page featuring? Pop/Indi/Festival
- Describe the images of the stars using adjectives. Hip, current, young, realistic, believable, empowering, thought provoking and enticing
- Which coverlines tempt the audience to read on and which ones stand out and why? Glam night out get ready with me – it’s punchy. The Pop Gossip does make sense.
- How do the coverlines reflect a music magazine? If they don’t, which ones need to be adapted? they are all pop related but give depth to the magazine as its a wide range of issues covered.
- Which areas, aspects have distracting areas of integration of copy and images? None
- What aspects do you consider conventional or unconventional (page numbers, inserts, captions, catchy cover lines, editors comment?
- Conventional= All of it
- Unconventional= none
- Be careful that the photos don’t confuse the reader as they are alone and together.
- Think about the page numbers as they are all over 30 apart from one
I took these photos at Castle Cornet. We had all day to capture images for our magazine and model for other peoples. My models had two different outfits as show in the pictures above. I took around in order to have a wider variety when choosing what pictures to include in my magazine. I had to find different locations within the Castle to capture the best images. I tried inside and outside locations.
My aims for this shoot was to get lots of images that I would be able to use on my contents page and double spread. I planned the outfits before the shoot in order for is to go efficiently as possible. I also did this to make sure the clothes created meaning towards my genre pop. I did this by making sure they went with the style of pop I want my magazine to convey.
My favourite images are the ones of Chloe and Ben sat on the arch way. This is because they contrast well against the sky and because their body language is showing a narrative. The image that I wasn’t so keen on is the one’s taken on the sofa. This is due to the surroundings making you concentrate less on the models. Also because the yellow sofa and red walls don’t loo good together. Overall I am happy with how this shoot went as I captured the style I was going for and enough images to use in my magazine.
It is important to be aware of all the risks in order to avoid any danger. The risks on this sheet show that you need to be aware of your surroundings in order to ensure your safety. It is important to know these risks as otherwise your shoot isn’t going to go according to plan. By taking them in to consideration you are making your shoot go affectingly as possible.
My aim for this shoot is to get a variety of images that I can use throughout my magazine. I want the photos to be vibrant and to link in with my genre Pop. I want to have photos of Ben and Chloe together as well as a few individual ones. By doing this meeting agenda will make sure everyone knows what they need to bring in order for my shoot to go efficiently as possible.