Tuesday, 10 May 2011


Here Is My finished Product !

Front Cover

Contents Page

Double Page

EVALUATION- What have you learn't about technologies from the process of constructing this product AND Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learn't in the progression from it to the full product ?

During the process of constructing my product I have learn't my aspects about new technologies...

1. How to change the settings on the camera to suit the background. For example, if the lighting is dark the camera will automatically change it to make it brighter.

2. As I never took GCSE media I had never used photoshop before. Therefore I experimented with the tools and so on before making my product, so I feel because of that I was able construct a successfull magazine.

3. By creating and using a blog I have became a prosumer.
4. As I have re-searched magazines throughly I have learn't more about the conventions of a music magazine.

Looking back at my preliminary task I feel I have learn't...

1. How to use a camera successfully and use photoshop to maniplutate the image to make it look even better.

2. I have learn't that it is crucial to make the front cover look attractive as your target audience will decide in seconds whether they like it or not. Therefore I feel I have tried to the best of my ability to make this happen.

3. I have learn't more about the layout of a magazine and that they use a limited colour pallet.

Here is the link to my preliminary task:-

Unfortunately,I have had to use my original videos and not the ones I changed on movie maker as they wouldn't upload successfully.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

EVALUATION- What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?

During some Internet re-search I looked at the Bauer website. They are Europe's largest privately owned publishing company, and have now taken over e-map.

Here is the link to the website:-

I believe this company Bauer Media Group would distribute my magazine as it distributes two of the style models I have looked at previously in my re-search such as Q Magazine. I found that these style models fall into the men's entertainment section and I feel my magazine would also be located into this category, and would have a positive chance of getting great sales as it just has two of my style models, in this category.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

EVALUATION- In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

EVALUATION- How does your media product represent particular social groups?

As my magazine is pop/rock genre I believe it is mostly targeted at a male audience. Not only because females are more likely to read lifestyle magazines but also because this type of genre I would say is more male dominated and anything associated with rock is believed to be sex or drug related and considered to be particularly aggressive. Nevertheless, society is changing and since the sexual revolution of the 1960's women are now considered to be more equal and are now represented in a different light. However, is this truly the case? Erotic images are still used to sell products to women such as the Sophie Dahl. Feminists believe we are still living in a patriarchal society and these images of women are turning them into sexual objects for men's pleasure. However, post-feminists believe it is now a women's choice to whether she wants to dress provocatively or not, and it is now empowering for them to make that choice.

The model I decided to use for my magazine was in fact female, which breaks the convention of the rock genre magazine because normally you see males on the cover. I also chose to dress her in a black leather jacket with studs which is something considered to be masculine, this was again to break the convention. However, she still looks feminine as she has red lipstick on. Not only would attract a male audience but female as well, as women may feel empowered that a female has broken into the pop/rock genre, and she could also be considered to be a role model. I also picked a model that isn't anorexic thin like pop magazines normally would as females in that genre are normally body conscious as the media outs a lot of pressure on them. However, since my model isn't this also shows that my magazine breaks that convention as well.

Therefore I feel compared to most pop/rock magazines I have broken conventions with the model I have decided to use and represented gender in a different way. Nevertheless, I do think rock magazines represent today's post feminist views as women are more free to express themselves in what ever way they like and feel less obligated to be completely feminine and I wanted to bring that element to my magazine.