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Media Coursework Research- Analysis of Magazines 3

Published October 6, 2011 by Shanice Butler A2 Media Studies

The final piece of analysis I am going to do as part of this research on existing pieces is the magazine Total Film. Total Film is a British film magazine. Total Film is  published 13 times a year (every four weeks) by Future Publishing.  The magazine was launched in 1997 and offers film, DVD and     Blu-ray news, reviews and guest editors have included Peter Jackson, Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais.  I feel that both the British and American ones offer the same amount of information and features whilst also bringing in both of the successful film industries which makes them interesting to read as you can get a good idea of what is happening in the other country.

I have focused this time on the overall layout I would like my cover to have such as the title going over the top of my main image and having none or only  a few pictures  so it doesn’t look too over crowded. I will also create an appropriate colour scheme that matches the image as this is what other film magazines have done. I am also going to of course use my imagination to think of a good name that suits to a magazine of this type and even the features to make it more professional. Overall looking at the different magazines and the similar articles they each seem to have has been extremely helpful.

Here I have made a prezi interactive presentation of all the things I have already and am going to research. I was quite impressed with the software that I thought it would be incredibly useful to plan what I am going to look at further before I start to plan the final piece.


Media Coursework Research- Analysis of Magazines 2

Published October 4, 2011 by Shanice Butler A2 Media Studies

In order to get enough knowledge on the certain things that will need to go on the front cover I will have to look at more than one, not just focusing on the text but the positioning of my actors from my film trailer plus the props and the clothing they wear. For my second magazine analysis it is Entertainment Weekly. Entertainment is an American magazine published by Time Warner and is based on  film, television, music, stage and theatre. It’s primary aim is to provide information on media news and critical reviews which targets a very general audience.

Media Coursework Research- Analysis of Magazines

Published October 2, 2011 by Shanice Butler A2 Media Studies

As one of the other supporting pieces is the front cover of a film magazine, I am now going to be analysing different titles such as Empire and Total Film to get some ideas of how they are set out and the types of headlines that are used and appropriate for a  film magazine.

Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Bauer Consumer Media. It is the biggest selling film magazine in Britain, consistently outselling its nearest market rival Total Film by over two-to-one. It contains film news, previews and reviews and sometimes has some unique regular features.

Firstly I have an example of a Harry Potter front cover, I have labeled most of the key things that I can see and how they impact the reader. I have also looked at the clothing and if it is relevant to my chosen genre.