How does my product use or challenge conventions and how does it represent social groups or issues?
This question is asking you to be a detective. There are two elements to this case:
- What are the clues in my magazine?
- The clues are the conventions
- What meaning is suggested, implied or connoted through those clues?
- The meaning is the representation.
We have done work on the conventions of magazine and you may need to revisit the lessons in the departmental blog blog and the important posts in your own. These will refresh you memory about the key concepts and terminology you need to use in the reflection.
The work we did on identifying conventions (clues) are in these posts:
- How the camera makes meaning
- Writing the article.
- Magazine Page Layout
- Your Analysis of the Front Page of a Magazine
The work we did on representation (values, attitudes & beliefs) are in these posts:
- Your Mission Statement
- Representation and The Star
- Mise-en-scene (Designing your star)
- Textual Analysis (Album or Tour Poster)
Identify all the (conventions) clues on your magazine pages by using the template in classroom.
You should complete this briefly and show to your teacher before completing the presentation to make sure you are on the right lines.
Present your ideas using Prezi or EMAZE.
- Sign up to a free account
- Copy and rename this prezi or EMAZE TEMPLATE.
- Replace the images in the presentation with examples from your own magazine (use the snipping tool).
- Replace the words in the presentation with…
- …description of your examples (used or developed) and
- …analysis the representational meaning the examples communicate.
- Make the presentation your own and delete all the instructions etc.
OR…….A SIMPLER AND EASIER WAY IS TO USE…..sign up with google, open create…click on this link and then duplicate.
and you should have your own copy to individualise and make your own.
or you can start from scratch and choose your own template: emaze.com: Sign in with Google: Go to Create: Presentation:Choose a Template:Soho/Gallery/Breaking News/Illustrated and then set up all the slides in advance of copying over your analysis from the classroom template.
Some additional resources that may help: