BC: The Zone. A modern magazine with its own unique take on music!
FC: How does your media product represent particular social groups? | QUESTION 2
2: Body Language is key to creating a relationship with your audience based on understanding! | body language
3: I scanned the Internet for image of the subcultures I would be aiming my magazine at. The emo scene seemed keen on the idea of filling the camera space So i replicated this with my shoot to show that they can relate to the artist they are reading about.
4: "Little girls have a magic all their own." | I also felt it key from my research to feature them looking quite casual and relaxed yet still quite provocative | It is also key for their fans to see their solidarity so I had the girls stand close together to show their good relationship.
5: To appeal to the indie audience I chose a girl group - a common aspect of indie music to have images of a band without the need to show them with their instruments
6: ALICE'S WONDERLAND | eMma | emMa | siGNe | eMma | eMma | eMma | COSTUMES
7: The girls chose a range of outfits for me that each with their own individual styles represents the different personalities of the girls - a key to many music fans who will each have their own favourite who they may connect to one a personal level, something I discovered in my online research. The glamor also acted as an aesthetically pleasing aspect for the majority, male consumers of "The Zone". | thE ouTFitS | EiliDH | kirStY | fReyA
8: The girls varieties of outfits were there to appeal to more than one consumer - something for everyone! | The casualness of the girls living room outfits showed the intimacy and created a casualness that reflects the mood of the magazine.this is crucial to drawing the relaxing purpose of a music magazine.
9: Nikki's outfit was key in relating to the indie female fans who could recognize the clothes from shops they shop in.This creates a relationship between artist and consumer as they share similarities. | The purpose of mels outfit was to draw in the emo kids who choose the darker more plain clothes that resolve around black and white and the traditional patterns i.e plaid!
10: For my interview and pictures of the DBS I decided to do a feature on the group at home. I felt that this drew a sense of normality to the girls and drew a connection with the average fan., The main image I chose features the girls in a bedroom and on a stairway both showing as normal side as possible to the band. The easiness and cheapness of location meant I was able to shoot anywhere I liked and the actual teenage feel of the rooms drew into the band members personalities and realism of theirs and their fans lives. | LOCATION
11: The choice of a dance studio reflected the need for coverage of live music that again created realism and credibility for the magazines image that I picked up on following audience research. By making it behind the scenes exclusives It made the magazine seem all the more exciting and added an extra reason for people to buy it! | I used a second location for the unused pictures of the girls in the living room. The location is the house of one the bands members. | The same location was used for Mel's shoot for ease as the photos chosen would be close ups/head-shots.
12: In cOloUr | blAcK anD whiTe | A home indicates warmth and intimacy
13: A good location sets the mood for the whole interview. It tells you an artists personality and gives the audience a basic insight into the theme of the article! | I wanted to approach the idea of "how the other half lives"
14: I researched into popular artists for this genre and recognize them in my finished project to gain legitimacy and a professional finish.
15: my contents! | It was important to include a mention of real artists in my contents page!
16: Although I haven't directly emulated any of the major music magazines in my genre I have taken aspects of them. The black and white from the NME is a modern look whilst the sexy photo's attracts a male audience. And ultimately, the eye contact automatically gages the audiences attention. It was therefore important to take use of the conventions that my target audience already like from these style models. | REAL | MEDIA
18: Again I haven't directly copied a particular Contents Page. The main convention I followed was the idea of promoting the included artists to gain instant credibility and make people want to read on. I used the conventions of separating the regulars from the features by created my own extras such as the top 20 list and editors note to give "The Zone" a USP.
19: I wanted to give the consumer more for their money with the DPS and did an extended interview with Alice's Wonderland and took influence from some real media texts such as the large picture on the Lady Gaga DPS but put my own individual twist on it.