Thursday, 30 October 2014

My Chosen Photo's

For my music magazine I decided use Hannah, Lewis and Lewis to make the band 'Fading Fault'. I used them as I thought that they had an indie/edgy look to them and that together; they would make a well suited and stylish band to put onto my front cover. These are my three chosen images that I wish to use for my article and my front cover as the quality of the images are good and they will make my magazine look effective.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Monday, 20 October 2014

Front Cover Style Model

For my style models I have decided to use both NME and Kerrang! as I think they will attract my target audience. I will interpret the features that are used in both of my style models to create a successful piece that shows how I have interpreted the style models.

Like the NME magazine I will use three people as part of a band and have the female centre of the page. I will take trates from both magazines to create what I think could be the perfect magazine. 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Naomi Wolf's Beauty Theory

Naomi Wolfs theory involves that beauty is actually used against women in the industry. It was said that beautiful women were used on the front covers on magazines to attract self-loathing women who are concious about their own looks, hence why they buy the magazines with the 'flawless' women on, to aspire like them. However, what these 'ordinary' women do not actually realise is that the women who are actually photographed have of course been photoshopped and edited to look this way. Women are made to look like this to of course attract more people to purchase the magazine, Naomi Wolf named this the Beauty Against Women Theory.

In my own magazine I intend to use a female on the cover along with two males so I am going towards a group look rather than one person standing out. Although I do not intend on using the Beauty Theory myself in my own music magazine, i do intend on centring the female on the pictures that I will be taking of the band.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Super Smiler

Marjorie Ferguson: Facial Expression Theory: Super Smiler:
The Super Smiler theory is when the full face is shown and full smile is being shown. It is supposed to give off a warming and happy feel to the magazine. The look often has the windswept hair look to it or an aggressive look or approach to it too. 


Marjorie Ferguson: Facial Expression Theory: Invitational:

The invitational look is where the eyes are the main focus of the picture and the mouth is showing little teeth or none at all. The head tends to be slightly tilted and the mood of the cover normally gives off a mischievous look. This look is to give off a hint of personality rather than sexuality  

Romantic or Sexual

Marjorie Ferguson: Facial Expression Theory: Romantic or Sexual

This is the more general classification devised which includes the dreamy, heavy-lidded, unsmiling big-heads, or the overtly sensual or sexual. The looks that are projected from this look is 'possibly' and 'definitely' available. 

Chocolate Box

Marjorie Ferguson: Facial Expression Theory:

Chocolate Box: The chocolate box theory is when the model is showing either a half-smile, full-smile, their lips together or slightly parted and their face full or three-quarters to the camera. The mood that is projected from this is blandly pleasing.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Blumler and Katz

Blumler and Katz came up with the theory of the four needs in media, they said that the media must gratify these needs:

Escapism and Diversion:
Is the theory that by reading music magazines or going onto websites it allows people to get lost in a different world and to get involved in drama e.g. with celebrities, making them focus less on their own life and more on others.

By reading music magazines it gives the reader more information on different artists and things going on in the music industry. This give readers a chance to find out what is really happening the world of music and celebrities.

Personal Relationships:
Music magazines offer people the opportunity to talk to each other about the magazine and the different artists and articles featured

Personal Identity :
To gain insight to ones self, finding reinforcement for personal values and finding models in behaviour by looking into the media for example; magazines or TV

Thursday, 2 October 2014