Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Double Page Spread

Contents Page

Magazine Front Cover

Here are the images that i took for my Photo-shoot. I tried to vary the shot angles and the type of images that i took so that i could meet the relevant conventions of a music magazine. The ones that i eventually will use on my magazine are highlighted with ticks and the ones i wont use are marked with a cross. I am happy with the majority of my images and i feel i will be able to implement them effectively within my magazine.
Now i have carried out my research and gained a greater understanding of the approach i should take and what the target audience will want, i can now progress to my photoshoot. Through my research i have learnt the shot types that are conventionally used within music magazines and therefore, i will use this knowledge and apply it to the images i take. In addition to this, i also have learnt what sort of mood my audience will approve of and  i will try and capture this within my shots.
Here i have explored the common conventions of music magazines and applied them onto an appropriate background image. This has benefitted my future work on my magazine as i now have a stronger mindset on the approach i should take in relation to structure and the formatting of the page.
Before creating my magazine i wanted to improve my understanding of what a Punk audience will expect within a magazine. More specifically, i want them to be able to recognise their genre through simple aspects of the magazine for example; font style and colours. Due to this, i carried out some research to condense some ideas and common features used within existing Punk magazines and products so that i could utilise them within my magazine.

Analysis of Interview and Ideologies

Here i have analysed an existing interview done by NME magazine. It is interviewing the Sex Pistols ( a band from my target genre) and from this i hope to see what sort of characters they are and the thoughts and beliefs they have towards certain things. I will focus on answers that highlight the Punk way of life and the way their music came about and was created.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Here is a CD Cover i designed for my front cover. I utilised the filters within Photoshop to create this and i purposely designed it so that it fitted the style of the band and magazine.