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What Has Changed:
- I have changed the backgrounds to make the overall website more interesting and conventional to our other products such as the digipak.
- I have added comments/captions to the images on the gallery page.
- I have added skyscrapers to help make the overall website stand out.
- Some of the typeface has changed to the same text as on our digipak which is conventional.
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This is our website Millie and I have designed, we chose the same colour scheme as our digipak and used the image on the front cover for our merchandise. We chose a similar font type to our digipak to bring them both together and help the overall website look ecstatically pleasing to the eyes. The feedback we received was all positive everyone liked the colours and images we used throughout our website and also liked the layout as they said it was easy to use and navigate and still looks effective.
- use some quotes
- use the other panes from the DP as backgrounds and include somewhere else
- video needs to be higher up the pages
- not sure about white font on yellow
- captions with some of the gallery photos
- couple of made up news stories
- couple of other album covers that link to music
- Biography higher up to include your mission statement
- What about social media links to actual Aluna George pages
We would like to include the elements of AIDA, Attention, Interest, Desire and Action in our website design. Th conventional elements in an R&B/pop music website design includes things like convergent links which send you to more information on another page; a navigation bar which allows you to transport from page to page and a hero shot which is an image of the star which shows new fans what the artist looks like.
Here, Millie and I have done a screencastify on this professional website. We analysed her website design, this has helped us to become more familiar with different website designs and especially because she is an R&B artist this will help us and give us different ideas of what to include in out website.
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Here is our final digipak product, we kept the same colour scheme and used the same image from our draft one. Millie and I used a filter on the background to help make the circles more prominent and also added a slight grain filter to the front and the back cover which relates back to the R&B genre as when we did our research a lot of album covers included a grain filter on the star and a circle somewhere on the front. We used the name Kalika as we thought it was short, rememberable, edgy and cool like Beyonce the font we used for her name stands out against the two toned colours underneath and also works well with the ‘Shade’ typeface as it is in black and white which attracts our audiences eye.
Furthermore, on the inside left Millie and i decided not to use the images we took in the photoshoot so we found an image with mostly the pink and orange feathers and removed the background and liquified it on photoshop creating a cool liquid effect using one of our images. I placed it in InDesign and layered a few on top of each other and rotated them to make them more interesting. We used the same image for our inside right side although we found it a bit boring so we added more vibrance to it and turned up the brightness and exposure which helped it to pop more inside.
The back cover of our digipak includes a gradual fade from pink to yellow and a grain filter which goes with the front, we did this so it goes well with the front and doesn’t feel like two separate music albums. The text is the same text we used for “Shade” as we think it is clear and easy for our audience to read which helps her songs to stand out.
This is our first draft of our digipak, Millie and I chose yellow and pink instead of dark reds as we thought it goes better with the pop/R&B genre. We chose this image of grace and added a drop shadow to make her seem more realistic against the background. We also experimented with our background using filters, like this one which I personally don’t think fits well with our theme of R&B/pop music but we thought we would try it anyways. On the inside left we used the images from the airport shoot to create a photobooth effect by placing the images next to each other, this made the digipak more casual and less formal. On the inside right hand side we used the sunglasses she is wearing in the front cover and used one image we took whilst in a shoot with grace, we also used orange and pink feathers which go well with our colour scheme. On the back we wanted to keep the same theme as the front so we used the gradient in photoshop to create a fade effect between the two colours pink and yellow.
- Change background to something more conventional
- Make our model more tanned
- Add vibrance
- Add more exciting font
- Add a colour scheme/ colour filter for the left side so it fits with the rest of the album
- Make our model bigger on the back page
- Add colour to the back page
- Add spin
- Add copy write
- Add bar code
- Move or flip the model so she can be looking at the tracks
- Make the model more vibrant
- Add more pink and orange in the overall abum
As a part of our research for our website design, I decided to analysis a pervious students work to get more ideas and to help us widen our work further by adding new technical conventions and visual branding we have learnt from someone else’s website design.
I chose a website that seems to be the same genre as our star image/brand, R&B/pop music, the website I chose is called, Ama Lou. The layout of the website is easy to use and navigate. The overall layout is ecstatically pleasing as the colour scheme of black, grey and white works throughout and even though they are simple colours they work nicely together and is still very effective. Everything is easy to find with the search bar at the top along side the links such as, bio, music, tour, gallery and contact. These are obvious things Millie and I need to include in our website to insure it is the best it can be.
Furthermore, I also like how the typeface of the stars name, ‘Ama Lou’ is written as if the artist wrote it herself, I think this makes the overall website more meaningful as pleasing to the eye because it goes with her edgy theme that is seen throughout the website design. Moving on, when you click the link ‘bio’ at the top of the page which drops down the description of the artist, the bio is full of important information any fan would want to know, like her age, nationally and other things about the star.
Overall, I like this website and have seen some things I would like to try and include in our website, such as the hand writing font for the stars name. Although, there could have been more things which would have made it better, for example adding more digipaks to make it seem more realistic and include more information about the images used or quotes to help us as the audience connect with the artist more.
I think both photoshoots went well and we included a vary of different angles and colourful props to help make our images more interesting. Although, our shoot in the white studio went well the images didn’t tun out as good as we wanted as at first the camera wasn’t working and the images were too over exposed even when we turned it down so we had to change the camera. Some of our images were also blurry as some images were on manual focus rather than auto, but once we turned it back to auto focus the quality of the images came through nicely. We used props like the green sunglasses to create an edgy persona to show our target audience her fun, dangerous and excitable side. Furthermore, we also used the feather scarfs to add more colour to our images and used shutter speed to experiment with movement. Our second shoot didn’t go as well as our first one as we planned to go to the airport and use the photobooth to create a four image in one effect for the inside left of our digipak, but when we arrived it wasn’t working so we improvised and took serval images of the band scattered around the airport doing different poses and with different backgrounds to make sure we had enough images so we could choose four to make the photobooth effect we wanted. Overall, I think our photoshoots went well and we used a vary of backgrounds, colours and angles to insure our images would all look the same and make our digipak boring.
Here, I have created a slide with a famous stars website and labelled each website terminology I could find whilst searching for ideas for when millie and I start to design our website. All of these bits which make up this website are conventional to a R&B/pop music website design, for example a hero shot of the star to show the audience what they look like if they are new to the site, and a skyscraper to link you to another part of the site. This has helped me to remember different bits that overall make a website and will help me think about what i would like to include in our website design.
Here, we did a shoot at the airport as we wanted to use the photobooth to create a four image in one look for the left inside of our digipak. But annoyingly the photobooth wasn’t working so we decided to improvise and take images on a plain background and staggered on the stairs so we can photoshop it to look as if it was taken in a photobooth or use a filter. We did a mini shoot in the white room with the chain which we can play around with on photoshoot as we don’t like the images as much as we though we would.
Here, as you can see Millie and I have created a contact sheet with the images we want to use in our digipak, we tried different poses and use of props to make the overall images more interesting.