Research into music

I and Adrianna gave some soundtracks a listen in order to decide which ones we will use in our trailer. The above prezi explains what we thought of each song we listened to.


Textual analysis- Double page spread of a music magazine.

This is the double page spread for a rock music magazine. Again, like my previous textual analysis’ I will incorporate several of the features that I have highlighted in this presentation.

Brand identity

To make sure that all of our ancillary tasks are linked together, Mariana and I have decided about the font that we’re going to use for the trailer, poster and the website.

cargo script

We have also chosen a colour scheme which will be a peachy colour that will complement the black font. By using this combination, not only we’ll show consistency but we’ll also show the equilibrium of the tenor between the characters in contrast with the tension we’ll show in the trailer. In the prints and online media, the most important thing to show is the romantic element of the genre.


For the poster, we’re going to stick to the same font style but change the colour to white. This way, we’ll portray the purity of characters’ love for each other. For the background of the poster and website banner, we will use an outdoor image which will be one of the settings in the trailer too. Making use of the same location, we’ll keep the products consistent and linked together.

The themes of the pictures will vary a little. The website banner will consist of a  picture of the three characters of which theme will be love, but a sense of tension will be portrayed: the rest of the pictures will be different shots from different scenes. The poster again will consist of the image that will be found as the website’s banner and a more intimate picture of the characters being closer to each other and this way all the products will stay linked together. We have tried finding our inspirations for the pictures included in the poster and we have took inspiration from the Vampire Diaries pictures.

The first picture that will also be used as the website banner will look similar to this:


The second, more intimate picture will be similar to either of these, depending on whether we decide to have a long or a mid shot:

the_vampire_diaries_season_2-wide vampire-diaries-trio-pca

Influential Figures

I chose to research Siobhan Galvin, as she is the Publisher of the ‘We Love Pop’ magazine.  As she is integral in the success of a magazine in the Pop genre, I see her as an important figure in influencing the decisions I make when making my production.  I have read some of Siobhan’s interviews on the Media Week website and it is apparent that the ambitions she has for ‘We Love Pop’ is similar to my ambitions for making a good pop magazine.

We Love Pop: reports sales of 119,000

“The focus that We Love Pop placed on launching a brand that utilizes multiplatforms, along with our in-depth research, allows us to give the readers a truly integrated experience.”

This quote from Siobhan Galvin clearly shows that’s in the process of publishing the ‘We Love Pop’ magazine, she is always thinking of the target audience and how every element of the magazine will be appropriate for the age range it is intended to be for.  This again influences my production massively because she refers to the ‘truly integrated experience’ the readers get from the magazine and the professionalism that comes across here is something I would like to try include in my production.

The £1 title, which launched with a print run of 200,000 in July, targets 13- to 15-year-old girls. It incorporates a website and a presence on Twitter and Facebook.

The quote above from Media Week also indicates that the age range for her magazine is similar to the age range of mine, Jordan and James’ pop magazines.  Furthermore, the link with social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook shows the modern nature of a pop magazine and ultimately, the social media side of the production definitely helps in marketing the magazine to the younger generation.

Overall, there is a huge influence from Siobhan Galvin’s publishing on my production.

Influential Figures

I have chosen to look at Egmont Publishing, the publisher of ‘We Love Pop’. I found this one interview very influential as I was thinking about using social networks to gain publicity for my magazine and this is what they did: “The £1 title, which launched with a print run of 200,000 in July, targets 13- to 15-year-old girls. It incorporates a website and a presence on Twitter and Facebook”.

With an age range of 13-15 year olds using social networks would be very popular as plenty of teenage girls use either Facebook or Twitter. It is important to make it up to date with all the latest pop stars as all the pop stars use social networks to engage with their fans.

Me, James and Evan picked a pop magazine as there’s not many pop magazines in the market so we could incorporate our own ideas and image to our own magazine. I then found a interview with the publisher this is what she had to say:

“Egmont firmly believes there is a place on the newsstand for a respected teen pop magazine.

“Our in-depth research into this audience demonstrates a real appetite for a magazine that delivers fresh and exciting pop content and we believe We Love Pop is set to refresh and revitalise the teen sector.”

They have clearly thought thoroughly about this magazine before making it, but as they said they seen a gap in the market like we did to make a pop magazine.

After selling the first magazine this what Siobhan had to say :

“It is fantastic to see such a strong set of results for the first issue of the magazine and we anticipate similarly robust figures for issue two.

“The focus that We Love Pop placed on launching a brand that utilizes multiplatform, along with our in-depth research, allows us to give the readers a truly integrated experience.”

We Love Pop: reports sales of 119,000

This was very motivational as they seen the gap and went for it and it pulled off and their first batch of magazines were very successful and pulled off, this is why they are already planning for the second magazine. This is huge motivation for us when making our magazine as we know the gap is really there and we now need to create competition.

Roles chart

We have created a roles chart to be able to divide the tasks between our group. We have decided, we will need 4 actors, 2 girls and 2 boys and they will all be teenagers that we know: Beatriz, Hannah, George and another boy that we haven’t decided upon. Three of the actors will have the main roles, whereas one girl will play a small part at the end of our trailer.

We have also decided what mine and Mariana’s responsibilities will be during creating our products. When shooting and editing the footage, I will be the camera operator, both of us will be in charge of directing and Mariana will edit the final piece.

For the ancillary tasks, Mariana is creating the film website homepage and I am designing the film poster for our romantic drama film trailer.