All posts tagged Fonts

Media Coursework-Magazine title

Published December 12, 2011 by Shanice Butler A2 Media Studies

Here is the final magazine title that I have created using a fonts website and Photoshop.

I went through many decisions ranging from colour scheme to effects to get my final title. It started firstly all black and white and then I managed to change the colour to purple as it was my chosen colour scheme that I had shown in the mood board and suited the genre of the magazine and the film. I am very pleased with the effect that I have attempted, using the eraser and brush tools on Photoshop to get the different shades. I added these to the parts of each letter making it stand out over the moon and stars that is around the first letter. I don’t think I will develop this anymore, because I feel it looks good as it is and there is a chance I could spoil the look of it.


Media Coursework Planning- Font Ideas

Published October 16, 2011 by Shanice Butler A2 Media Studies

Really useful places where you can find fonts are websites such as:

They include so many different ones that I have found lots of effective and possible font ideas suiting to my genre of which I could apply in to my own coursework. I am now going to briefly analyse each of the font types and even experiment with some colour to see which will work better for each piece. For example I feel the last one which looks like film tape will be most appropriate for the title of my magazine as it clearly relates to movies and will attract a wide audience however I think the colour will need to be very bold and bright so it is eye-catching whilst also thinking about my Blue and Purple theme.

 The first six fonts I have discovered on the sites reflect the genre clearly because of the use of a floral or jagged style. They all look like they can be touched and have some kind of texture to them which will certainly help draw in people to have a closer look at the product. I think if my main image and overall design on the front of my print pieces are quite simple then I will apply a font that is more detailed to stand out where as a more inclusive picture such as a scene will have a font that is more plainer yet will hopefully have the same effect.

Media Coursework Research: mise-en-scene,shooting/editing styles and font ideas

Published October 6, 2011 by Shanice Butler A2 Media Studies

Now I have completed all analysis on the existing film promotions I am going to look into the ideas I have on mise-en-scene, shooting/editing styles and fonts for text and titles.


Mise-en-scene is an expression used to describe the design aspects of a theatre or film production. It refers to everything you can see such as set, props, costume, actors performance and lighting and also includes the positioning or movement.

Costume:  The clothing that is usually worn sometimes depend on the film because most films in the genre consist of complicated and exaggerated costumes where others are more modern. Most of the clothing will probably be dirty, ripped and sometimes blood stained due to a situation in the film where the characters have come across the villain and take part in a fight or been on a journey of some sort.

Location: The location of a film always depends on the directors own artistic vision but they sometimes have similar ideas such as the use of a make-believe land or world. Harry Potter is based on Witches, Wizards and magic so the use of a dark, mystical forest and a big castle is the primary setting which shows us that it’s a fantasy film. They are usually inhabited with unusual animals and monsters which will be difficult to create in my own. The scenery is always a breathtaking beach or winter forest and judging by the weather when I finally get to film I would like it to hopefully be sunny so I can get effective lighting.


 Lighting: Whilst viewing trailers I have taken note that the lighting is sometimes quite dark with a lot of low-key lighting or bright and mystical. The Moon and Sun is a big key element in lighting when filming something that is outside as it makes things seem more mysterious and can create good shadows or silhouettes to make it more atmospheric.

Props: The items I notice in the genre are wands, broomsticks, long staffs, guns and swords that all aid in developing and giving power to a character. The more adventure sub genre would use props like this to cause harm to other characters especially when the directors incorporate a battle scene. Another item that could be considered as a prop is the use of a top hat that particular roles such as The Mad Hatter and Willy Wonka have.


Font is the set of displayable text characters in a specific style and size. The types of font and writing styles are particularly important in showing the spectator the genre or who the product is meant to be targeted at. For example if the text was a floaty or curly font you would expect it to be aimed at a more female audience or even part of the Fantasy genre where as if it was a gothic handwriting style or the letters looked like they were dripping, it would be put in the horror section due to it representing blood. Good sites with these sort of fonts instead of the typical ones you can get on Microsoft word are

I really like the range that is available and most of them are free to download but I will need to look into more fantasy looking ones so that they suit my products.