Tuesday, 22 November 2011


Sony is a vast organisation which can be known for being a parent company of the Sony group. The corporation is mainly focused on electronics.  The company developed and evolved from a smaller company which built electronic equipment for broadcasting and recording to another which built software for recording.  This removed the in between stage and the increase in wealth began.

When Spiderman was released, the synergy of the entire thing was huge. By associating Sony into the promotion this led to advertisements of other factors such as:
·         Artists
·         Movie itself
·         Revenues Sony
Without this vast amount of advertisement, the film could have perhaps not have been as successful. The extra promotion concluded in the film being advertised in many different ways promising a large population would see the advertisement and become immediately interested.
CONVERGENCE is the integration of previously separate technologies to achieve a particular aim’

Monday, 21 November 2011

My Attempts:

My task was was to create the front cover and contents page of a school mag. I decided to create mine with a varied target audience. Although students would be my main audience with the ages varying from eleven to eighteen, there was the possibility staff could read this school based media piece.
  To suit all ages, I took the classical Heworth grange colours of Yellow, blue and and black and based my colour scheme on this. By carrying on these dominant colours throughout my front cover and contents page, this  made the two pieces almost belong to each other instead of a HUGE contrast.

The main stories I advertised on my front cover were school based ofcourse but highlighted many different years. For example a double spread on a six form matter and others on factors such as:

- Teacher related stories
- Building contruction news
- etc

After annalysing many different mags, I chose to go with the stereotypical look with a blown up picture of a person. One of my models is shown:

As the mag was dedicated to school purposes, I used two photo's of pupils within the school. I also belnded a photo of a pupil in with the newest building work to show many different aspects which the mag would highlight.

My Pieces:

Enjoy :-)

Tuesday, 15 November 2011


When looking at different genres and styles of magazines, it was clear the target arudience had a HUGE impact on nearly everything variable. If the target audience wasn't considered this would bascially lead to the magazine failing to sell as it wouldnt appeal to its chosen peers.
Colour schemes are vital within a magazine layout. Without a layout, this will lead to the magazine losing structure and looking a tad messy. The correct colour scheme can sometimes even attract the chosen audience. For example if the colour palet was more or less different shades of pink or pastel colours, this would automatically be stereotyped as a females mag.
The use of font & sizes is also an important factor. If the font is say bubble writing this would obviously be directed to a younger audience instead of the older generations.

Considering many different factors involving the media and design of a magazine, I then began to create my own front page and contents page.

Will post soon :-)


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