Here I will be answering the following questions:<br />In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge form...
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N:\as level\media\coursework\evaluation\evaluation questions

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  • 1. Here I will be answering the following questions:<br />In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?<br />How does your media product represent particular social groups?<br />What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?<br />Who would be the audience for your media product?<br />How did you attract/address your audience?<br />What have you learnt about technologies from the process of constructing this product?<br />Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?<br />I have answered each of the questions in detail:<br />Using, developing and challenging conventions of real media productsFor my magazine cover I decided to make it as different as possible to other music magazines. My main heading text is very stylish and detailed, which is different from other BOLD magazine headings. I have also used a bright orange colour, as orange is a colour that is not really used on music magazines.<br />How the media product represents particular social groupsMy music magazine is aimed towards the rock scene, as rock is a very popular sort of music magazine. Most people who like rock music have purchased a magazine before, and other music genres do not really sell a lot of magazines. My music magazine specifically focuses on rock music, which makes it different to any ordinary music magazine.<br />What kind of media institution might distribute my media productIPC Printers is a magazine printing company. To make my magazine as successful as possible I will need to have it printed by a professional company. IPC Printers s one of the most popular magazine printing companies in the UK. To make my magazine as successful as possible I will need to have it printed by IPC Printers.<br />AudienceThe audience for my magazine is basically teenagers up to 25 year olds. I think that this specific age group contains people who are willing to purchase the magazine, and contains people who will find this type of magazine interesting. I also think that this age group is a popular age for rock music; therefore more people will find the magazine interesting and will be willing to buy it.<br />How to attract/address your audienceTo attract customers I needed to use bright colours that will attract people to the magazine. Also, I had to use a different style of magazine to make it look different. To do this I had to use a very different font to other magazines and create a new image. I think that I did this successfully, which is why the magazine is attractive towards customers. Also, cover stars have a huge impact on whether the customers will be interested in the magazine or not. Customers may not buy a magazine if they do not see any artist's names of pictures advertised on the cover. To tackle this problem I had to use a lot of big names where the artists have a huge fan base. This will attract more people to my magazine.<br />What I have learnt about technologies from the process of constructing my magazineFrom producing my music magazine I have learnt a lot of things about technology that I did not know before. This can be seen from looking at my preliminary task, as I was not a very developed user of Photoshop whilst producing that piece of work. However from using the programs more often I have learnt many different things. One of these is the amount of layers that a magazine has, simply due to the fact that certain parts of a magazine need to stand out over other layers to make themselves visible, and that every part of a magazine needs its own layer. Without learning this I feel that my magazine would not have looked professional, however I have improved my Photoshop skills and have developed my magazine into a professional looking product.<br />What I have learnt since my Preliminary TaskWhilst creating my preliminary task, I was having problems with the programme I was using. This was because I had not used the programme before; therefore I was finding it hard to interact with the programme. As I was inexperienced with Photoshop I feel that my preliminary task was not as good as it would have been if I had experience. However, I have gained experience on Photoshop over the last few weeks and have developed my skills in many ways. I have learnt how to create layers, how to change colours, how to move objects, how to create patterns, and how to make shadows. From learning skills like these I now know how to make a magazine look professional, which is why my final piece looks a lot more professional than my preliminary task.<br />