Friday, 28 September 2012

Schedule Template

Day (1/11- 6/11)     Task           Content    
Monday                                Photography          take a range of images for the       
                                                                         for the cover and a medium close  
                                                                         of a student.

Tuesday                              Post Production       chose final photos and edited them.
                                                                          start to put your cover together.

Wednesday                        Post Production         input mast line cover lines etc. 
                                                                          and complete a layout for contents.                                                                                    

Thursday                          Evaluation                    comment and conclude your feelings
                                                                            towards your blog what you did well  
                                                                            and what needed improvement

Friday                          Deadline                         Make final touches to your blog
                                                                         completing and finishing it. 

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Magazine Analysis:Teen Vogue


Looking at the first Teen Vogue:
Denotation: a blonde haired girl wearing a hat and a brown t-shirt. The location of photo looks to be outside near greens/trees. The icon of the girl is surrounded in symbols in this case text.
Connotation: The icon of the girl looks happy, stylish, independent, young, fresh, classy, fashionable.
Anchorage: the text such as 'style' and ' tomboy mix' all refers to fashion and style which limits the audience connotations to word related to fashion and clothing.
Second Teen Vogue Cover:
Denotation: Brown haired young male wearing a grey jacket and a white top, posing holding a striped scarf. The icon of the male again is surrounded in symbols (text).
Connotations: confident, boy next door polish, gentleman, smooth, attractive, stylish, likeable, independent, innocent, fun.
Anchorage: Again the magazine producers have used the word 'Style' and have used the phrase ' to cool for school' which restricts the readers connotations to stylish, independent, smooth, attractive confident with a hint of arrogance.

Comparing Teen Vogue: 

Both magazine covers have simple cover scheme keeping it clean and not looking overloaded to the reader. However the first magazine cover colour scheme includes majority pastel colours with the vibrant red which represents the Autumn months ( when the magazine was published). In contrast the second magazine cover compromises mostly of vibrant and bold colours, fuchsia yellows and reds.
The producers have taken a different approach with each magazine cover. With the first magazine they have gone with the female icon and the idea that the audience desire to be like her/ be her. However in the second magazine cover they have decided to go with the idea of the desired male that the audience wants/lust and this ties in with the brighter and vibrant colour scheme as it more of the typical girly colours and gives connotations of the giddy females behavior.
Looking at the mast line and comparing it to Vogue magazine the editors have decided to keep the signature serif font in the Teen Vogue magazine, acknowledging the magazine is still up market and class still remains.


My Magazine Ideas:Communicating Connotations

I will display my connotation ideas I want to portray to the reader in a variety of ways; sign symbols icons and convention.  Also through association, text and pictures

For example I type the words into Google and the surrounding images appeared. Demi Lovato for inspiration because a number of people look upon her as a role model and someone to aspire too cause of the personal problems and bullying she had to over come in her college/High school years.

Another way like I have said is through association; Having a picture of a girl ripping up homework to portray to the reader that the girl is stressed and annoyed etc.



My Magazine Ideas : Connotations

Fun                  Young                                                                                 Thrill


              Rebellious                 Fresh 

Lively                   Blissful               

Innocent                                                     Love 

          Inspirational       Studious               Pride 

My Magazine ideas: Audience Profile

I would define my reader as:

  • Female
  • Falls in the  aged 16-19 (Teens)
  • You're Into Fashion
  • You would fall into one of the following categorises for Social Values :  Hedonists, post-materialists or post-modernists all following the general idea of  play and enjoy life.
  • Comparing the Jicnars scale you would either be classed as B or C1
  • Your an achiever or an aspirer.
  • Your favourite movie would be a romcom/ chick Flicks or sometimes a horror.
  • You listen to a range of music
  • You listen to music that your hear and like rather that following music artist.
  • On the weekend you would rather have a girls night in/out depending on your mood
  •  You like to get up to things and experience new things
  • You're more of a 'go for it girl' rather than sitting back and not trying
  • Your appearance is very important to you and you try and make an effort

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Analysing Q : The Music Magazine

   The denotation on this front cover is a brunette female against a black background with red lips with her tip of her tongue against her silver ring.
    The colour scheme, red black and white gives the reader connotations of danger, darkness alone rebellious, rock, Gothic, love, hurt, innocent and evil.
    The symbols used, in this case text ‘ Cheryl Cole rocks’ this play on word represents the magazine cover is promoting the genre of music is rock. This limits the connotations (anchorage)  to more ;  danger, darkness ,demanding, mournful, bored, depressed, prideful,evil and hurt as these are the normally words associated with ‘rock’ music.
   This cover has the typical conventions that a magazine producers uses;Mast lines, cover lines, The promoting image placed in the centre, set colours schemes, advertisements and similar types of stories published on the cover. This one of the ways the audience recongise it's a magazine.