Remember for this post on costuming and dressing a model for your allocated genre of music performer you should include the following 4 elements in this particular post:
Explain how you were allocated a genre to research and what you found – refer to the moodboard findings.
Embed the moodboard with images of ideas for how a performer from your allocated genre could be represented in terms of costume, facial expressions, hair, make-up, body language, gestures, props etc. Use adjectives AND describe and pick out some of the most important MES conventions for the genre.
Add in some relevant adjectives as to how that genre is generally represented – edgy, anarchic, produced, synthetic, friendly etc. Use terms Mise En Scene, Genre and Star Image (how are they represented/presented to the audience). If you can get the term ‘CONVENTIONS’ in too that would be great – those expectations, commonalities of the genre.
POST IT PHOTO
You then used all the research and findings to dress, encode your model as a star from that genre. Include a draft photo with the ‘post-its’ from the class in your test outfit with the comments and adjectives that the class suggested as to how your character was represented. Reflect on how you, as a producer, used all the conventions from the genre to encode your model with the appropriate MES and the audience decoded them correctly (or not). Did they read the star image correctly? What were their responses? List and reflect.
Final and chosen photo of your artist in costume with a commentary on how they are represented/portrayed with plenty of relevant adjectives.
Reflect on how and why that image seems to work better than the other ones from the shoot.
Overall, reflect on the importance of using MES to convey meaning – tell a story – an image and an idea and HOW WILL THIS NOW IMPACT ON YOUR OWN PLANNING/RESEARCH FOR YOUR MAGAZINE PRODUCTION?