Thursday, 22 December 2016

Photo Editing- Part 3.

I cut out the background around the model. in doing this I can place text and other images behind the model creating a 3rd dimension.  

Monday, 19 December 2016

Photo Editing- Part 2.

The pictures that I chose, did not reflect the standards of which I wanted in my magazine. For example no make-up or beauty products were used in the taking of the pictures, which left imperfections. In order to correct this I used Photoshop's patching tool to get rid of shadows, stains and small spots. In doing this I feel I have achieved a picture worth of industry standards. 

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Photo Editing- Part 1.

Now that I have chose my pictures I need to edit them to give a professional finish.

I decided to lighten certain parts of the image to accent the key features of the model, for example I wanted to bring attention to the denim shirt. Also I felt that the face and eyes would catch the audiences attention if they were highlighted. The model is reaching out to the audience, with his 'plain, lost' glance.

Monday, 12 December 2016

New House Style- Part 2.

After analysis of the house style questionnaire, I have created the house style for my magazine. I chose the light blue from the light blue in his denim shirt.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

New House Style- Part 1.

I made a small questionnaire, dedicated to creating a new house style for my magazine. I will ask peers and members of my target audience which of the above they think is appropriate.

Monday, 5 December 2016

New Magazine Name.

After talking to my target audience I have decided to change the name of my magazine, I feel the name 'focus' fits more with the style of my magazine. I asked members of my target audience which font they think best reflects indie pop. The majority choose:

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Magazine Article.

Ged White, known as the wild child of the charts 2016/17, began his passion for music like any normal musician, in the bitter cold garage of his home in Newcastle. His frustrated attempt to learn how to play the saxophone sparked an interest, which would soon lead to the fresh new taste of music, which we now know as indie pop. Little did he know that his undeveloped musical mind would soon re-shape the music of the 21st century. At the age of 13, he was given an ordinary opportunity, to perform like an ordinary musician, in an ordinary venue, but what the audience witnessed was no ordinary performance. 5 years later, he is now starting his second world tour and producing his own CD, with artists such as Twenty One Pilots

Tell us how your interest in music started?
I never really had a secure home, my father was never there when I needed him, and my mother had problems of her own. For my early years, music was the only way I could escape from my problems and the thoughts in my head. I know how important music is, in the world we live in and to contribute to that is an honour. My father was always on tour with his band, so music substituted for his absence. It helped me through some rough times.

Was indie music always part of your life, or is it something that has developed over time?
My saxophone teacher taught me Jazz music, which is ironic because both my mother and father loved Hard Rock. I like to think that the contrast of both these genres led to my discovery of Indie Pop music. The first band I started listening to was The Shins, this sparked a completely new interest in music. This inspired me to find other bands; I found a small-unknown band called Twenty One Pilots. Who now, have sold over 7 billion records in the past year. Whats more i also, now have the privilege to work aside them, writing music and performing at concerts.

How does it feel to be working with Twenty One Pilots?

It is more than an honour to be working with a band who I have looked up to for so many years. It is funny because people, who have a large reputation, normally have a large ego to go with it. However, Tyler and Josh genuinely are the most down to earth normal people I have ever met. They used their fame and fortune, not to make them look good but to help fans in need.

How did you come to meet them?
I actually met them on a gig, with my last band. They came to me after a show. They said, "Hey, you seem cool, we should make music together sometime." My response to that was simply "cool". Although my head and heart were both spinning out of control (he laughs). Although I only met them a year ago, I feel like I’ve known them for a life time. From there we’ve met up in our studio and recorded simple ideas which are going to be used in our new album.

You mentioned your last band, what happened?
Well short answer is it got too much to handle. Our bass player dropped out, which left the drummer, Dan, and me. I think what is cool is that Dan and I started out as friends first. When we met each other, I think that we just hung out as friends for a few years before we even started thinking about playing music together. It is probably important, looking back now, that we had established a strong relationship with each other, just as friends before we even thought about starting a band. We developed a cool relationship and then everything fell into place where we were both available to play music together. It just worked out perfectly. I had some songs that I had written that I was throwing together, and I remember when Dan first started playing his drums; it all came together and made sense for me. We met some cool people along the way, and we left some behind. However, for now it is just me.

Now that you have become a solo artist, what are your plans for the future?
As you know, I am starting my second world tour and I am producing my own CD, featuring Twenty One Pilots. Now I am making plans for the future, so be excited for what is coming up for me. I have a few ideas for a new album and hopefully a new album release night. I have new line of fashion; my merchandise is available from online and in selected stores.

Ged’s new album will be available to buy January 1st on all

music platforms.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Music Magazine- Flat Plans.

Reader Profile- Heavy Dirty Soul.

Heavy Dirty Soul My Reader Profiles.

Looking over the results from my magazine questionnaires, the trends show that males and females between the ages 12-23
are most interested in this type of publishing. This means that in my magazine I will tailor the language and content to suit this primary audience. There will be content that appeal to other types of people, but the majority of content will be trending in that demographic group.
The image above shows products that I will aim to include in my magazine, because they are trending in the demographic group of my primary audience.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Music Magazine Questionaire Results- Part 2.

After analysis of the data collected from my first questionnaire, I have established that the pictures and house style do not go with the overall genre of the magazine. Therefore I have taken more pictures and I have updated the house style. The model in these pictures gives a more 'indie' feel, I decide to make his wear light denim- this gave a more 'pop' feel. Another point that was brought to my attention; The title doesn't fit with the genre, so I will have to re-think this.   

Thursday, 10 November 2016

House Style- Music Magazine

To create the house style for my magazine I took colours from the photographs, previously taken, using the colour picking tool on Photoshop. I took the gray from her coat and the light pink from the art in the background. My research concluded that boxes around text is very effective. So I used this idea but put a boarder around the text.

Monday, 7 November 2016

Pictures- Music Magazine.

Today I took the pictures I want to use for my music magazine. The mise-en-scene in these photos create the illusion that's its quite windy. The location of where the photos are taken is local to where I live. The photos range from medium close ups to long shots, with some more creative over the shoulder shots included. I wanted to use urban art and tourist attractions from around the North East which could be featured in my magazine.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Reader profile- Rolling Stones.

Rolling Stones 2016 Reader Profiles.

After an observation of the 2016 rolling stones magazine reader statistics, I can see that the majority of readers are white single men that are around 35 years old. This is the target audience for the magazine. This means that the magazine will be custom-made to that target audience. So most of the adverts and articles inside the magazine are published with the audience in mind. However there still will be things that will appeal to women, ages younger then 35 and married couples but they are included purely to keep a sense of balance.
The table above was taken from the Rolling Stone Website, it shows the primary and secondary target audience.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Monday, 26 September 2016

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Uses of Gratification.

Uses of gratification:

I have completed research to try understand the uses of Gratifications

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Monday, 12 September 2016

School Magazine- Front cover.

I used Photoshop, to create what I think the front cover of our school magazine should look like. After feed back from my peers, I have established that there is no clear house style, and the main image should be bigger. The medium long shot of the models really stand out because they have been cut out and the background blurred. This information will help me when I create my music magazine.