My Padlet

Overview & Transferable skills

So far I am happy with the progress I have made in my magazine.  I have drafted my magazine pages and each page is linking together well. The pages are linking between the double-page spread and contents page. Furthermore using a colour scheme and using a simple colour palette and choice of fonts have also helped me portray the genre of rap. I have also portrayed the genre through the choice of images, layout and headlines. However, I still have improvements to make throughout my pages.


  • Design Skills – The skills I have learnt on InDesign and Photoshop have helped make my magazine more interesting with a greater range of graphic design and ideas.  I will also be able to use these skills on other posts in the future.
  • Organisation – Being able to keep on top of the workload and making sure I spend my time wisely and not just on one part of the magazine. This helps me complete my work at the right time.
  • Communication – I have spoken to my peers and got advice and improvements I need to make. By sharing our ideas and skills we have learnt this has built a greater image of how I can adapt my magazine.

Design Skills Slideshow


This slideshow highlights the tools and techniques I have used during the creation process for my music magazine. I feel that I have learned a lot about both InDesign and Photoshop and therefore I am confident in my ability to create and edit images in the future

Design Skills Slideshow

 


This slideshow highlights the tools and techniques I have used during the creation process for my music magazine. I feel that I have learned a lot about both InDesign and Photoshop and therefore I am confident in my ability to create and edit images in the future

Mission Statement:–

CRXWN” is one of the most popular rap magazines of the generation. It airs every month and features the hottest in the rap game of that certain month. There will also be the CRXWN Award which is given to the most influential rapper/artist of that month, they are situated on the front cover. It will also include interviews and insights into new albums and upcoming artists as well as news, gossip and an insight into the minds of the artists. If they purchase the CRXWN Magazine, They will feel like a part of the culture and be able to bond with the stars in a more personal way through the articles and interviews in the magazine.

Brand Values:–

I want “CRXWN” to be the most sort after magazine with stars that are established and also some that are up and coming, with interviews and news about everything to do with rap

Camera & Mise en scene:-

I will need to take into account certain camera techniques when photographing my star, such as Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO. I will be lowering the shutter speed to get a darker image to create a mysterious ora which will match the mood of the magazine

What do I need to think about when I make my own magazine cover?

When creating my own music magazine front cover, I need to think about what genre my magazine is going to fit into so I can emphasize the archetypes of that genre so that my front cover can fit in and look like a part of the genre. I also need to think about what type of audience my magazine is trying to appeal to. I need to take AIDA into account when making this magazine. AIDA is Attract, Interest, Desire, and Action. This means my front cover has to cover all bases and involve all of them to manifest a front cover that people want to buy.

as well as AIDA, I will also need to think about clamps: Costume, Lighting, Acting and Makeup/Hair, Props and Setting. this is an integral part of my magazine front cover as it covers all areas of the magazine when shooting my photos of my star. I will have to think about how each of these components carefully so that my magazine can come across how I will like it too look. The camera also creates meaning by its use of angles & distance. the angle of how the star is shot is an important detail as it can completely change how we view the star and how they are feeling. For example, if the star was shot standing up we could assume that he is confident, however if he is shot sat down we could assume that he keeps to himself and is mysterious.

We follow the features of CLAMPS to communicate meaning with mise en scene to create the perfect image and manifest a narrative within the photo for the audience to follow. Camera framing is also a vital part of designing an image/shot as you want to get the right message across to portray what you want the audience to recognise. CLAMPS is an acronym for the six key features of mise en scene:

  • Costume
  • Lighting
  • Acting
  • Makeup
  • Props
  • Setting

All of this knowledge will help me in my own approach when planning and designing my next piece of media and future pieces. This will help me pick out vital elements of clamps, mise en scene and camera framing to create the best possible image or piece of media. There are also some specific techniques I have learned, such as the different shots, and how the camera is situated, it can communicate meaning. I have learned things such as; if the camera is far away from the person, it can communicate a feeling that the character is lost and alone. And also how in the opposite way where the camera is close up to the person, it can communicate a meaning of anxiousness as the characters space is invaded by the camera.