All posts by miaquintal

So… I am ready to photograph my star.

After using MES, I have started to become clear on why and how we use it. When starting out on this task, I had a strict idea of the message I wanted to portray as the creator of this R&B magazine.

For this, I will use:

  • A range of camera angles
  • Different lighting techniques
  • A change of costume
  • Props
  • Different poses
  • Props

When including these different elements and playing around with all of them, I would hope to achieve the correct MES  that I am aiming  for. This would be to:

  • Make my model look flirtatious
  • Make her look very feminine
  • To reflect the R&B genre

If I achieve my initial aims, I will be very proud of the work I had put into making this music magazine.

Production Meeting Agenda for 1st Photo Shoot

I am aiming to use a wide arrange of shot types, angles and poses with my model for this shoot. I would also like to create a story using the pictures I have taken as I really admire this idea when making my own media. I would hope to get some high quality shots to make it easier when choosing a photo for my front cover, double page spread and my contents page.

I want my model to look very seductive and flirtatious. I will do this by having my models makeup quite natural but sculpted, using contour and highlight. Her eyes will be fixed straight at the camera to entice people into reading it. With using different poses and costume, hopefully it will convey my intended response for the reader.

To help me to achieve the best shot I can, I will be using the reflector sheets and experiment with different lights and shadows. I would like to come out of this photo shoot with some images that look almost professional. To summarise, I have created a document featuring my agenda when meeting and discussing ideas with my model. 

Star Image

To determine this star’s image,  she is portrayed as being a very generous, selfless character that deserves all of the fame as she is a talented, beautiful, inspirational, and all around, a pretty ordinary  person. However, this task proves that she is extraordinary. In some cases, Rihanna has been portrayed as being sassy, vindictive and self promoting. This has proved though, to work quite well with the audience as it will get people talking about her.

So… I’m ready to make some media!

As we are getting prepared to create our own music magazine, I will definitely take on some of the skills that I have learnt. Such as:

  • Creating a story
  • Choosing the right font, colours, sizes of images etc…
  • Choice of words and phrases

Something that I am setting myself as a target would be to have a bit more confidence in myself and to have some patience with editing. Going out and getting some practice in editing and using the camera has really helped with being as creative and original as possible. I really hope that my knowledge from this term is evidenced in my work in the future.

Branding Ideas + Mission Statement

I have decided to call my music magazine ‘Cloudnine’ which links to the feeling of R&B music. This genre has been around since the early 1950’s it was frequently applied to blues records. Starting in the mid-1950s, after this style of music contributed to the development of rock and roll, the term “R&B” was used to refer to music styles that developed from and incorporated electric blues, as well as gospel and soul music.

My target audience are based on 25-39 year olds, as the majority of R&B listeners are around this age bracket. Lastly my magazine talks about the most popular R&B artists in the charts, but also provides a chance to help new and upcoming artists in this genre express their work too.

To sum up this genre, I made a word cloud with all the words I can think of that relates and reflects R&B music. This wordcloud will definitely help me when thinking of the audience response and the vibe I want to give throughout the magazine.

Mission Statement:

Cloudnine is all about R&B. Aimed at 25-39 year olds. It’s going to be packed full of the most popular R&B artists in the charts but also provide a platform for new upcoming artists.