Friday, 27 March 2015

7. Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?

Throughout this piece of work i have learnt a lot about magazines in general and the effort and detail that goes into making a magazine look 'professional' a clear indication of the knowledge that i have developed throughout this piece of work is the difference between my preliminary task and my final product.

Firstly, the type of shot i took on both magazines has a significant difference in the overall look and style of my magazine. For my preliminary task i took a long-shot and edited it to fill the entire page, this made the photo look stretched and look life the photo was very unprofessional, this contrasts with my final product. For my final product i opted for a more simple mid-shot so there was little risk of it getting stretched. Also the overall design differed from my preliminary task as well. My preliminary task had no borders so this meant i had to add the title of the magazine onto the photo on the magazine, this meant that part of the title went over the models head and i had change the titles colours to white and black instead of just white, which i intended to do, by doing this it warned me not to do it again because it gives the magazine a messy look to it, i implied this into my final magazine by having a border, which allowed a clear space for my title and made sure it didn't go over any of the picture and it was able to go well with my colour scheme, unlike the one on my preliminary task.

On the topic of colour scheme, i learnt that it was hugely significant in the overall look of the magazine. On my preliminary magazine i did not stick to any colour scheme and just stuck to the one that i was given due to my back drop, so i stuck to just a white colour scheme, which didn't really go with what my model was wearing. By now knowing this i was very specific on what i made my model wear, for example on my cover on my preliminary i had a white background and white writing to go with my background, but he was wearing a blue, yellow and red shirt which really didn't go with the colour scheme of my magazine, there is a clear change and clear improvement of knowledge with my final product. With my final product i have stuck to a strict black and white colour scheme (with a slight involvement of grey) this allowed my magazine to look a lot better than my preliminary magazine due to the colour scheme, so overall i learnt a substantial amount from the period of the making my preliminary and my final product

Arguably one of the biggest differences between my preliminary magazine and my final product is my contents page. My preliminary magazines contents page is very different from my final product. On my preliminary contents i had a large long-shot photo covering the majority of the page apart from the bottom which has the date that the magazine came out. My preliminary contents page was significantly different to my final contents, firstly my preliminary contents had little writing on it, so it didn't really give a lot of information about the actual content of the magazine, which is very uncommon in most 'professional' magazines, this is in great difference to my final product, my final product was packed with information about the content of the overall magazine and also the overall design was much better than my preliminary design, as my preliminary contents page was very basic and boring, in contrast to my final product.

Overall i have learnt a substantial amount from the period of making my preliminary magazine to my final product and this is evident if you compare both the magazines.

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