Thursday, 12 May 2011

Final Project

 Front Cover                                                                                                      Contents Page

Feature Article

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Evaluation- Video Progress

Evaluation-(Looking back to your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression to it to the full product?)

Discussing my finnished project.

Evaluation-(What have you learnt from technologies from the process of constructing this product?)

Just a short clip, containing my views on adobe photoshop and why we used it.

Discussing the skills I have learnt whilst carrying out my project. As said we used adobe photoshop due to not having any other facilities available, however I feel my project still looks proffessional due to the image minipulation I carried out as well as everything else that has went into it.

Just adding a bit more onto my first clip.

Evaluation-(Who would be your audience for your media product and How did you attract address your audience)

My target audience is males between the ages of 16-24, they will usually be of working class back ground and therefore the magazine must be priced to target this audience, they will usually be knowledgable about the genre, and usually attend events.

After handing out a questionnaire I decided to market my magazine at the price of £2.50. This is aimed at the lower end of the market and will be released fortnightly.

The thing that attracted most people to my magazine was:

The colour Scheme was the thing that most attracted people, followed closely by the layout and colour scheme of my front cover.

Alex is 18 and a full times sales assistant, his average income is £800 per month. He admits sometimes things can be financially difficult, however he is a music lover and admits the magazine is reasonably priced for what it contains. It is a relativley small price but it contributes to the £50-£60 he spends per month on music related items. He is the type of individual that I am attempting to target with my magazine.

Attraction of Audience
I attempted to attract the audience by using a model that is of a similar age to the target audience. The model is also wearing similar close to the target audience so therefore the audience will be able to feel closer and part of the magazine, giving them a sense of ownership.

I attracted my audience by carrying out close analysis of products such as Mixmag and Vibes, this then allowed me to develop my magazine by placing hooks on the front cover for give aways and prizes.

Evaluation- (What kind of media institution might distribute your media product?)

The most likely group to take on a distribute my magazine would be Bauer, it is Europes largest privatley owned publishing group with over 230 magazines in 15 countries. This is something extremely beneficial to my magazine due to it reaching more countries.

The magazines I used as style models are not published by Bauer, however they do distrobute some of the leading magazines in Englad accross many genres, for example Heat and Q.

If Bauer took my magazine on I would be filling a gap in their market as currently they distribute mainly Rock and Indie Genre magazines, aimed at an older age range then my target audience.Some of their magazines are cross Genres between lifestyle and music. So there is definatley a gap for a more music orientated magazine.

Evaluation- (How does your media product represent particular social groups)

Therefore my magazine does not interfere with the feminist society and the controversial images of women we now see on front covers due to it containing mostly male models, our society now is post feminist which allows the media to carry out things without fear of persecution.The traditional RnB scene projects the image of the men being Alpha males and the women being less dominant. Feminists such as Naomi Wolf would suggests that women are looked down on and used. However the post feminist society suggests that they use what they have got to gain the benefits. My magazine sticks with the image of the male being dominant as a large proportion of the images are of males and the content is also aimed at males. However the feature article appeals to females in order to incorporate the dance genre audience.

Less pressure is placed upon the models to be slim unlike the pop genre, especially the males. The model I have used is slim, due to it being something that is common but not necessary in the genre I am directing my product towards. My magazine is aimed towards a male audience, due to its contents, however the story of the feature article, is more directed towards the female perspective. The rags to riches almost fairy tale story is something most women enjoy reading about. The fact that my main artist could now be looked at as a role model is something that appeals to younger audiences.