Foundation Production Planning By Annabelle Snelling. FOUNDATION PRODUCTION PLANNING. Proposal Draft layouts Draft fonts Photos and their stages of manipulation Your knowledge of similar bands Your target audience The style look etc that you hoped to achieve.
By Annabelle Snelling
Contents page draft layout
This is my first idea for my layout of my contents page. I liked the way the ‘CONTENTS’ sign was shown, as though it is dropping down and pointing slightly in the direction of the next page, suggesting that there is much more to be seen within the magazine. I thought that it would be important for the Features and writing on the contents page to be clear and not hard to read and quick and easy to read for those searching for particular section of the magazine, not making it too long and complicated.
Front page draft layout
I first decided that I would use a picture in the middle of my magazine, and a title at the top so that it was clear to my readers that this was an ordinary magazine you may find in a shop as this is the usual way a magazine is set out. The stories and features would be placed at the side, not overlapping the picture so that the front cover was not messy and too full.
Double page spread draft layout
I thought that a simple layout would be the way to go, to make the reading clear and simple toward to the audience. But I did not want to waste space. I decided that a large picture of the band in the middle we be most eye capturing to the audience letting them know that this article is about. The writing would be spaced around it, as though all writing is based upon the band in the middle. I liked the idea of the blue and red colours as they were clear, bright and contrasted well together.
Names for Magazine
I went with the name ‘Scream Scene’ because my magazine is going to be based upon ‘Screamo’ music, and this particular type of music is most popular within the teens labelled as ‘Scene Kids’.
Screamo is a genre of music which predominantly evolved from hardcore punk, among other genres, in the early 1990s. The term "screamo" was initially applied to a more aggressive offshoot of emo that developed in San Diego in 1991, which used short, chaotically executed songs which grafted "spastic intensity to willfully experimental dissonance and dynamics. In the early 2000s, the genre name began to describe a different, slower and less dissonant style that borrowed from alternative rock. The term's application to the "second wave" is controversial among fans and practitioners of the earlier style. One musician alleged that the term "has been kind of tainted in a way, especially in the States".
My Music Magazine Proposal
Genre – Rock/Indie/Screamo
I feel I can relate to this type of music most as I am interested in and listen to Rock music very often. I have read many rock magazines and have a good idea of what readers will expect the magazine to include and what they are mostly interested in.
Similar Bands –
13 – 18 year olds emo/scene kids
This is because music magazines are mostly popular with the younger generation. I want my music to be relatable to ages such as myself because I know what interests me most.
Scene kids usually go to local shows have extremly tight groups. They may be there for the music but usually they are there for the social time. Scene kids are usually very picky about who they talk to and associate with. If they deem you cool they may go up to you and talk to you and act as if they've known you for years.
A 'scene kid' is a person who conforms to the current trends promoted by the punk/goth/emo/hardcore music genres in order to appear cool. Someone who is expressing themselves through the music they listen to and make and the clothes they wear.
Kids who know the music scene, sure they dress alike, but who doesnt these days? most chavs wear sports clothing, most goths wear black, but whos to say that wearing skinny-jeans and eyeliner is a bad thing? everybody's different, different people belong to different cliques, different cliques follow different fashions...
I decided to manipulate this photograph to convey a darker, rebellious meaning.
I used a bright blue neon colour to create a ‘club’ effect which represents young teenage life.
I decided to make the edges off this photo brighten to give off the effect that they are in a darker place.
I used the colour tool making the picture darker by using black and grey colours. this gave off a dark, deathly and more emo effect to the picture. Showing the bands style.
Contents Page Topic’s
‘Battle of the bands’
Funeral for a Friend vs. Lost Prophets
‘Scream Scene chills with Past Sundown’
Interview with Past Sundown
‘London gets louder’
Review of Past Sundown’s first gig of their tour
‘BEST IN TOWN’
Review of The Blackout’s new album
‘Bring me the Horizon, back in action!’
Comebacks – Bring me the horizon returns
‘Top Ten Tunes!’
This week’s top 10 tunes
‘What’s to come... Tour dates?’
Supermarkets, newsagent chains, small newsagents, subscription, gigs and clubs, specialist record shops