Evaluation preliminary task draft

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<p>As Media Unit G321</p> <p>Preliminary Task</p> <p>As Media Unit G321</p> <p>1) In what way does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products.2) What have you learnt about the technologies from the process of constructing this product.Front CoverContents Page</p> <p>Similar Conventions used of a real media product Front Cover:</p> <p>Masthead</p> <p>Issue/date</p> <p>Main Image</p> <p>Coverline</p> <p>Main Coverline</p> <p>BarcodeThe conventions I have used on my front cover are similar to those you will find on the front cover of a professional magazine such as Billboard.</p> <p>2</p> <p>Difference in Conventions used of a real magazine product Front cover:</p> <p>- My magazine Your College uses a different theme of colours and font, which may appeal to a younger target audience.- Billboard magazine challenges the rule of thirds placing their main image down the left third, where as my main image is show in the centrethird of the magazine.My magazine uses the shot type of a Medium Close Up, with the shot only showing the chest up from the person. Where as Billboards shot type is a Medium long shot, showing Jay-Z from the knees up.The mise-en-scene of Billboards is more detailed, Jay-Z holding a cigar with a city backdrop, where as my student is stood against a plain background with no extra props or things added to the background.</p> <p>1) In what way does your Front Cover use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of Media Products?My front cover uses many conventions that you would find on your everyday professional magazines such as; Cover lines, Masthead, Main Cover lines and Main image. Using the rule of thirds when applying those conventions to my front cover. I extended my main cover line across all three thirds of my front cover, when they are usually found positioned down the left third.POSITIVESNEGATIVESTheme of Colours and Fonts</p> <p>Realistic Cover lines </p> <p>Rule of thirds being applied</p> <p>Conventions of a professional magazine used</p> <p>Can be clearly read Image is quite blurry</p> <p>Some Dead space around head</p> <p>Price missing</p> <p>No direct eye contact of main image</p> <p>Rule of thirds</p> <p>Masthead</p> <p>Images</p> <p>Copy</p> <p>Sub headings</p> <p>Rule of thirds help when laying out the conventions your contents page may feature.Similar Conventions used of a real media products Content Page: </p> <p>The conventions I have used on my contents are similar to those used on a real magazine. The example I have compared mine to is the contents page from Billboard Magazine.</p> <p>Difference in Conventions used of a real magazine product:</p> <p>Your college I have placed all my images down the left third and one in the bottom left third to fill dead space that I had on my contents page. Billboard features a list down the left third of their contents page and 4 images shown across the top and right third of their contents page.The images shown on Billboard are much more professional, the quality of the images attract more of a more sophisticated audience, rather than young.Your College shows a theme different colours and fonts, these colours and fonts will appeal to a younger target audience with it being a college magazine. </p> <p>My contents page uses some conventions of a professional contents page; Masthead, Subheadings, Images, Copy. I decided to do the layout of my contents page different, putting my </p> <p>1) In what way does your Contents Page use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of Media Products?</p> <p>InDesignInDesign was used a way of designing my contents page, I learnt how to successfully think of design and then create it through this software, which made the task of designing a contents page much easier.2) What have you learnt about the technologies from the process of constructing this product?</p> <p>PhotoshopPhotoshop shop was used as a way of designing my front cover, I learnt how to locate and use fonts, effects and get to grips with a feature called layers . Learning these skills allowed me to produce my Front cover as part of my preliminary task.BloggerThe website we are uploading our preliminary task. We have to add labels and selected appropriate fonts.</p>