Friday, 27 January 2017
Evaluation Question 1: In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real-life media products?
My magazine's front cover, contents pages, double page interview intro and the interview page itself implements but also challenges typical forms and conventions seen in existing music magazines.
The left page of my double page introduction for my interview page shows another image of the cover model in another powerful pose, a common feature in music magazines in general. The image is also in black and white which creates an image of negativity and struggle but at the same time entices the reader to read on. The right page contains only text and is a brief introduction to the cover model's story, this use of a short paragraph to set the scene can be considered a typical convention in music magazines.
The interview page is set out in a rather conventional picture-at-the-top, text-at-the-bottom format. This style is commonly used as the reader's normal idea is to read a page from top to bottom. Therefore, putting a good image at the top of the page will make the reader want to engross themselves in the interview. At the very top of the page, there is an advertisement for both the magazine's and the cover model's Snapchat pages. Advertisements like these are very common in magazines and also good for their image as it suggests the overall quality of it attracts a swarm of companies.