Sunday, 15 May 2011

Final Product!!

All of the photgraphy used in my product is my own. The photos of the model were taken on a set, the photo on the front cover of a festival was taken at the Evolution festival last year and the picture in the bottom right hand corner was taken at The Yeah Yeah Yeah's gig I attended. Finally, the photo of the Paramore album was taken at school.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

EVALUATION - (What have you learnt about technologies throughout the proceess? AND Looking back at the preliminary task, what have you learnt?

All of the progress of my work has been uploaded and displayed onto this blog. This means I have become a prosumer (I am both a consumer and producer.) I have created my own technology in the age of WEB 2.0. People who live all over the world will be able to access my blog, therefore making it more popular.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

EVALUATION - (What kind of media institution might distribute your media product?)

With research into BAUER MEDIA GROUP who have now taken over Emap, I found that under their men's entertainment, KERRANG and Q feature, which were magazines included in my style models. This would be the category my magazine would fall into.

I think that BAUER MEDIA GROUP would distribute my magazine. With only two of my style models featured in their list, I feel my magazine would have a relatively good chance at making enough sales. The genre of my magazine is rock and with two of their magazines with an indie genre, and one with a rock, I believe it would fit in well.

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

I deliberately chose to make my artist that features in my article appear to be somewhat a "regular" girl. Especially in the feature article, I chose to show that her rise to fame hasnt made her to confident. This would appeal to the lower and middle working class as they will be able to relate to her.

My model stereotypically represents the genre of rock. She is wearing heavy black makeup and in her pose she is screaming, which isn't very feminine. It is more aggresive, making her appear somewhat masculine. I think that rock magazines fit in with today's post-modern society that we live in. The need to be completely feminine has decreased allowing lee-way for some women to express themselves in a way they feel comfortable.

Although rock is dominated by men, women are pushing the barrier and they are appearing as solo artists and in bands much more.

My main audience for my magazine is obviously men, and by using a female on the front cover, they will find this attractive. However, the secondary audience for my magazine is women, who will look up to and aspire to be like the model.

Sunday, 1 May 2011