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  • 1. AS MEDIA STUDIES EVALUATION G321 By Kamila Sawzdargo

2. Question 1. In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? 3. Front Cover It is very easy to spot the different types of conventions on my magazine which also come up on real life magazine. I have circled the conventions which follow the rules of conventions. I have focused on the magazine to look like an actual magazine by having the left-third rule for the masthead which is the name KANDY making it obvious to the public what my magazine is called surround by the other magazines. There is also the little conventions which are more obvious like the barcode, the URL and the price. Which are positioned the same way as it would be on an actual magazine. The cover lines which are on my magazine are very similar to the ones on the magazine which I have been inspired by. My magazine is quite bold and busy because that is exactly what the Top of The Pops is like. The colour scheme which I have used thought-out my whole magazine is pink, black and white. Question 1. develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? http://kamilasawzdargo.blogspot.co.uk/20 13/11/remake-remodel-task.html 4. Challenges and developments The original photography taken by myself which is on the front cover I think is very successful because it almost shows the feelings my pop star has. The facial expressions show that shes young, fun and crazy and thats exactly what influenced me from the magazines I have been looking at which also follow the conventions of a pop music magazine. The different magazine i have looked at do have a few similarities to mine because by using a young, natural looking girl, I have realised, it is easy to attract young girls attention as it would create an interest to see who this girl was. Question 1. develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? http://kamilasawzdarg o.blogspot.co.uk/2014/ 03/planning_5.html 5. Influences I have been influenced by many POP magazines, but the one which i have looked at the most was Top of the Pops . I think by looking at my magazine it is pretty obvious what type of genre music it is. I actually like the TOTOP magazine design so it was a good choice of magazine influences and the genre of music. I have mentioned on my blog posts that this magazine does change slightly in the design because it has so much to offer however every article looks very alike in a way. I have circled the similarities of these magazines and how well my magazine looks with the two of them. Question 1. develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? 6. Influences Question 1. develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? Other influences which I have also looked at would be the magazine called WE LOVE POP which is very similar to top of the pops. http://kamilasawzdargo.blogspot.co. uk/2013/11/my-own-we-love-pop- magazine-cover.html This magazine is also one which is very similar to the type I was going for. The cover lines, posters and cover star pictures have a lot similarities A link to my blog where i did my own we love pop magazine. 7. Contents-influences The Contents of my magazine wasn't followed through the influence of the Top of The Pops magazine exactly because I did decide to change a few bits and pieces. I decided to go with what suited the front cover. In the top of the pops magazines they had the front cover of the magazine on the contents page which I thought was a little bit pointless and would have took a little too much room. I have used bold page numbers and titles which are neatly placed around the page. This is to make it easier to see what sorts of pages everything it on. I have also kept exactly the same colours; pink, black and white, moving from the front cover onto the contents page. Keeping everything colour connected which makes everything look neater and presents itself better to the audience. It clear to see what is more important in the magazine through the change of font size, making the reader aware that its the main topics inside the magazine. It attracts the readers attention because it varies and stands out from the rest of the pages. Question 1. develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? 8. My Contents Page I decided to make my contents page quite simple and easy to follow. Sometimes contents pages are very busy and you can hardly understand what pages have what on them. I think keeping it quite simple has made it far more pleasant to look at. I have also used the same colours and font as I did on the front cover which is also good because it doesn't make the magazine look cheap or random. I Think that it is easy to see that this contents page goes with that front cover because I have maintained the features throughout my magazine. To keep the attention on the cover star i have included a second photo of original photography and enlarged the picture as well as adding a bigger font next to it. This will show the importance of her in my magazine. Question 1. develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? 9. Double Page Spread-influence. It was quite hard to find a double page spread which influenced me to make mine the way it is. I have been looking at ones which were featuring bands like Little Mix or JLS. And i especially looked at the double page spread with Jessie J. I like the way it was presented, the picture of Jessie takes up one page and that shows the importance of her. I also liked how the questions which were asked were really interesting. Therefore i think my main influence was this one in particular. Heres a link to my blog to see an annotation of a top of the tops double page spread along with its conventions. As well as an analysis of what id like my double page spread to look like http://kamilasawzdargo.blogspot. co.uk/2013/11/double-page- spread.html http://kamilasawzdargo.blogspot. co.uk/2014/02/drafting- planning_27.html Question 1. develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? 10. My Double Page Spread. For my contents page i liked the idea of having the first letter of Jades name in the background behind the text. I think it gives the double page the colours which are important in my magazine. It just makes the text look more Interesting. The font is a good size because its easy to read and its obviously one which is pleasant to read. Some fonts can be very irritating. I know that POP music magazines like funky fonts but sometimes it doesn't look so good as it can be frustrating to understand. I really think that jades body language in this picture is perfect for a double page spread. She looks young, relaxed and welcoming. Her smile and pose show this friendliness about her. Little things like the fonts and colours make a huge difference, everything matches with the pictures and it just looks colour coordinated Question 1. develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products? 11. Question 2: How does your media product represent particular social groups? 12. Cover star. My target audience is teenage girls which can be identified easily by looking at the magazine straight away. Its the typical fun, gossip packed pop music magazine. I found pop music magazine like Top of the Pops and WE LOVE POP very beneficial because it helped me to understand how to fit this genre into my magazine as well as how to target it to teenage audience. A little bit about my cover star: The young girl on the front demonstrates this fun and outgoing personality by her body language. She is confident and beautiful which matches a lot of pop stars as they always have a lot to give through their appearance. Its clear to the public that jade has beautiful feature and this makes the younger girls look up to jade. The body language which Jade has are also something which shows the confidence and kindness of this new young pop star. Question 2: How does your media product represent particular social groups? 13. More photography... And for the other small picture of the girl Deanna on the front cover, i have decided to use this to create a little bit more inspiration for younger girls. Deanna is also very pretty and natural which matches the cover star. support artist: 2 boys and a girl. This was because i know how much girls love to support good looking boys and how much popularity it would have created within the teenage fan base. Using two good looking boys would definitely make the band more popular because it would create a fan base. All the other photos which i have taken for my magazine I have also tried to keep in the age group and the first impressions which the people give out. Question 2: How does your media product represent particular social groups? Using people of the same age group can create a bond with any target audience fans and this means that the magazine easily appeals to them. http://kamilasawzdargo .blogspot.co.uk/2014/0 2/drafting.html http://kamilasawzdargo.blogs pot.co.uk/2014/02/organizatio n-research-and-planning.html 14. Question 3: what kind of media institution might Distribute your media product and why? 15. The genre of my magazine KANDY is pop and the target audience is teenage girls. My magazine is very similar to the ones like Top of The Pops, WE LOVE POP which are of course from huge distribution companies. I do feel that my magazine would perfectly fit in beginning to work with huge distributors because it looks could look extremely eye-catching along side the rest of the top selling magazines. Distribution of my media product Question 3: what kind of media institution might Distribute your media product and why? I found that may popular music magazines had been produced by them. These magazine including NME, Q magazine and Kerrang. They were also involved in a range of media such as TV, radio, in