The differences between Kerrang and rock sound can clearly be seen through their mastheads; it could be argued that Kerrang! Main image All figures in the main image are in direct address, therefore making the reader more involved and closer to the artists themselves. Alternatively, this can be seen as an intimidating stance that portrays attitude, this therefore could intimidate, but also relate to the target audience and make them and more likely to buy.
Evaluation Evaluation In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? Before planning my own product, I researched real media products that were already established and selling to the mass market.
However, I choose this specific magazine as the cover clearly challenged codes and conventions by having a bright pink cover; therefore, going against the rock colour palette of Red, Black and white.
Although I did not take direct inspiration from this exact chosen colour scheme, I did decide my artist was to have an associated colour outside of the rock palette to distinguish them as an individual.
This magazine example clearly shows how challenging codes and conventions does not stop a product from successfully selling. Having two contrasting products in terms of colour palette, allowed my product to take a mix of both conventional and unconventional features.
Despite having these colour scheme differences on the cover, many similar aspects that worked well were found on both. A free CD and plastic wallet was offered for both, inspiring me to make my own as both of these real media products had clearly identified this freebie as a strong selling point.
As well as this, including a CD as part of my product was an obvious choice due to sharing a music loving target audience with these two real life magazines.
As well as the CD, both magazines had a similar and effective layout and hierarchy of information. The masthead used in both cases were the largest text items on the page, clearly laid out, are in bold fonts and are in a colour that clearly sets it apart from the background.
It was these features that I aimed to imitate in my own product. However, the placement of these two mastheads with the main image varied. Furthermore, having the artist in front of the title perhaps says something of their personality. Confidence, maybe even arrogance is alluded to when an artist stands strongly in front of the masthead, therefore agreeing with stereotypical traits belonging to the target audience.
This striking font would be instantly recognisable to fans and therefore likely to draw them in to buy the magazine. Before deciding on a suitable name for the magazine, I looked at many real-life examples in order to understand what makes a catching masthead whilst clearly indicating the genre.
Short, one word names seemed to be the most regularly occurring with brands such as; Kerrang!
These short and snappy names are memorable, and due to them being short in length, bold, simple and visually recognisable. The word has associations to electricity and amplifiers, therefore agreeing with the codes and conventions for this loud and electrical genre. I believe my product has effectively used these codes as when the question of whether the title fits the genre was put to my target audience via survey, the overwhelming response was yes.
Below is the Prezi which is featured in the video https: My target audience is made up of a younger generation aged between Older and much younger age groups have been alienated in this product, as although there may be a market for rock music within them, it is not as prominent and targeting all age groups would make the content less specific.
Predominantly, the magazine is aimed at males as although female fans of the genre may find it appealing, the genre of rock is more commonly associated with males due to its loud and almost aggressive manner.
My audience could potentially aspire to have a career in the music industry, perhaps as a band member or involved in production. Alternatively, my audience could aspire to learn and enjoy the genre as part of their everyday lives without making a career out of it.
However, those that do have jobs are mainly involved with lower paid work. These jobs are likely to be part-time to fit into the hours and life style of a student.
These occupations are likely to have come from the higher end of my age bracket as at 25, it is probable that any students at university would have graduated. Musical hobbies could take the form of practising an instrument or being in a band. As students, these hobbies could easily be fulfilled through college bands and clubs.
Stereotypical interests my target audience could have; using social media to follow favourite artists, dressing in dark clothes and jewellery.
Throughout the course of the project, I utilised and improved my software and camera skills. Despite being held up at the start of the process due to inexperience with programs such as Photoshop and Indesign, I learnt through the mistakes I made and was eventually able to use it fluently.
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When researching magazine front covers I will analyse two types of magazine adverts. By doing this I hope to gain a wide knowledge on how they work, therefore allowing me to be able to create my own.
When looking at the advert on the right we can see that it is placed on the front. The typical features that ‘VIBE’ magazine have included in the magazine are Recurring segments include the back page list 20 Questions, the Boomshots column about reggae and Caribbean music by, Revolutions music reviews and Vibe Confidential, .
For the first cover, the main problem/limitation was the legibility of the text. The high brightness of the lighting made it hard for viewers to read the text on the left, which is a major negative as it limits the information that can be produced by the cover.
Communications Coursework: A Response to Magazine Articles on Readership. To. Writer I have to respond two of my fellow students' papers. -The comments need not be long ( words at least), you have something to say beyond, "I agree" or "I disagree.".