Foundation Portfolio Evaluation. Katie Ebbs. Evaluation. In my evaluation, I intend to cover the following criteria: Forms & Conventions Representation Institutions & potential distribution Audience Technologies Progression. Forms and Conventions - Front Cover.
Column inch: This promotes the secondary features that aren’t important enough to take centre-fold. The text-types follow standard conventions by alternating bold, capitalized text for the heading, and smaller, lower-case text for more detailed.
Brand identity: My magazine is called OCMD which stands for Obsessive Compulsive Music Disorder. It will promote the latest information on new and old music and is designed for music lover, while also making a statement about the magazine. I got the idea for using an acronym from reading different magazine titles online. I also think the background circles work well, making the title stand out with it being a bold red against a duller background.
Image: My mid-shot image of ‘Amelia White’ bleeds to the edges and bottom of the page. Her face takes up most of the page, representing the importance's of her and how big she is in the music industry.
Text types: The white block text is instantly attention-grabbing and stands out against the background colour. The black text is bold against the red colours across the page. I got this idea from looking at the colours used in Q magazine.
Text: The quote from my artist acts as a callout to hook the reader in. The colour stands out as it is in contrast with the red. I’m really happy with the way the white looks on the black background, and the purple, matching the sleeves, gives an almost 3D effect on the text. Also, the red ’50’ matches the title colour but I think the other text could have been a different colour to black, as it blends in slightly with her hair.
There is a significant difference between the two front cover pieces. The music magazine is a lot more clear and evidently has a lot more detail. The student magazine is unfinished due to computer errors and lack of time to finish it. The main differences, are the title, image, text and mise en scene. The title on the student magazine is bold and clear, possibly a bit too dark but works against the light background. It is a very simple title, which shows my lack of Photoshop skills. The improvement on the music magazine means it looks clear, and uses more skills to do. This reflects on how much my Photoshop skills have improved throughout the corse. Secondly, The editing and lassoing on the photo have improved a lot since my student magazine piece. The student magazine looks untidy and again, showing my lack in Photoshop skills compared to my music magazine. The lassoing looks more cleaner and less obvious than my student piece. Also, my use of a variety of texts has improved, as for y student piece I only used two different texts, whereas on the music piece, I used more different styles and sizes. Finally the mise en scene has improved the most, with a very dull, darker piece that looks very monotone, to a piece with a lot more bright colours and looks overall, more light and pleasing on the eye.