In this task, using the genre we got allocated a couple of blog posts ago, we had to create an album tour poster. My genre was punk, therefore I incorporated Mis En Scene into my album cover. This helped portray the atmosphere of my genre and attract the right target audience.
To attract the right audience I used specific:
By doing this it has developed my knowledge of Mis En Scene and will be useful when creating my own magazine cover.
I could improve my cover by:
Making the background in focus- This would make the poster have a clearer image and make the model stand out more.
Naming the tour- This would make it clearer to the audience what the cover is about.
Adding in a pug- This would help attract the right audience.
In this task we all got given a specific magazine cover. Using indesign I recreated the NME magazine, I did this by using the appropriate fonts, colours, layouts and sizings.
When using indesign I found that it was quite hard to get use to. This was due to all the different boxes and all the different tools available. Once watching helpful videos and using the app for a good amount of time I started to get the hang of how everything worked.
The area’s I found easier than others was sizing and placing the fonts in the correct position. This is because it was easy to see where everything went and also once you had done one piece of text you could then work out how big everything else needed to be.
Some of the fonts I used aren’t identical to the original copy, this proved to be quite hard to make the fonts the same length and width as the fonts used on the original magazine cover. I also couldn’t find the image used of Florence anywhere online, so I used the original NME magazine in photoshop and got rid off all the text so I was left with just the picture. This made some parts of the picture not identical to the original to the others, for example the curls in the hair.
Later on we chose 9 images and converted them into a mood board. In this task we included technical commentaries and hashtags analysis. This helped us label the different types of angles the images are and also what imagery the photo is trying to convey. Using Mis En Scene, will help in the future as it will be easier to get the target audiences attention. Each of the 9 photos have a different atmosphere, which creates a different mood and tells a different story.
The 9 images will help when creating my own magazine, as it will give me a platform of knowledge already. It also will point me in the right direction when linking what camera angles to use with the right facial expressions. Furthermore it would help me use different images which completely different effects given off. When choosing the 9 images I kept in mind the ones that had the better lighting and were more focused.
Within this task we had to take a variety of images with different camera angles. We went to different locations in order to outtake this task. Most of our images are set outside, this is because we felt that it created more of an atmosphere for the photos being created. The images had different:
We including all of the above in order to create a different story for each image. We used a variety of camera angles, including:
Medium long shot
In total we took 40 photos and gathered them together on to a contact sheet. Taking this many photos abled us to have a wider range to choose from. This would help us chose which one conveys the best imagery and pick out the ones with the best lighting and focus.
In a few of the pictures we focused the camera on the wire instead of the model. This gave the photo a different imagery to the others as it gave of more emotion and makes you think deeper in to the photo. This helped create a different story. Also in some of the photos we took them in action, this is so the photos looked more natural and as if it wasn’t planned.
To engage our target audience we used a variety of different terms. For example through Mis En Scene we used different emotions and facial expressions to keep the audience alert and look more in depth in to the photo. This influenced us to try to make every photo tell a different story.
I researched the conventional features within the genre punk. This mood board shows how an individual can be encoded by wearing a certain costume. Symbols can been seen by Mis En Scene:
My Genre is usually represented by tattoos, piercings, metal stud and spiked accessories. Men of this genre tend to wear motorcycle jackets where as women tend to were coy sex kittens and wronged blue belts. They tend to have a mohawk hairstyle which is very important to them as they feel it expresses their freedom.
Later on we then dressed up our model in the imagery of a punk artist. Everyone else is in the class then made comments about our star. We had deliberately encoded punk conventions and hoped that the audience would decode him correctly and they did as the responses matched our genre. For example they said:
This further influenced us to do a photo shoot of our model.
A plain wall behind our model was ideal, this is because it will make the image a lot easier to photoshop. We took various different photos in order to pick the best one as shown below. Using various different camera angles we tried to get the make up, outfit and props all in. The camera angles included:
Close up- shows the facial expression of the character
Long shot- this creates more of background in the photo, which will come as an advantage when photoshopping .
Mid shot- this angle ables the body language to stand out
This photo stood out from all the rest, this is because . Our model is portrayed by crouching down, whilst pretending to play the guitar. His facial expression suggest that he is a hardcore and has a sense of viciousness. This photo could also be associated with violence as the make up looks quite somber and intimidating.
This image seems to work better than the others as the facial expression conveys the most affection, which suggest our model is more in character in the image. Also the camera angle makes the image a lot clearer to see, as you get a wider shot of the photo. This will make it easier to photoshop more Mis En Scene in to create a better imagery of our genre, punk.
In this image Mis En Scene helped convey the bigger picture of this photo, it suggest that everything has a meaning behind it. For example I could photoshop the lighting in this image to make a more turbulent atmosphere. Mis En scene also helped me understand that the way people dress/do their makeup is expressing how they feel and has a deeper meaning behind it than just an outfit. This will effect me when producing my own magazine as it has taught me the skills of capturing different angling shots and facial expressions through Mise En Scene. It also has taught me how costumes affects meaning portrayed by the audience.
In this task we had to analyse an artists cover. This shows how symbols such as fonts, colours, images and facial expressions all make different meaning. For example all of the above can indicate signs such as the facial expression makes the album seem quite extraordinary and spicy. The term denotation is saying exactly what is and the term connotation suggests or implies something. E.g if there was someone in an army suit is denotes that they are from the army whereas it connotes that they have courage.This helps as it shows what you have to do in order to address your target audience. This will come into use when choosing the brand, image, font and colours in my own magazine.