shola v the scum

shola v the scum

Thursday, 8 December 2011

3rd and final step of making my poster

I added a quote from a famous artist: Chris martin, whichs shows the band are popular and are held in high regard in the music world, it also gives the poster an added proffesional feeling as most band posters have quotes complementing the band. I added the price of the album at the bottom simply to take up a blank space at the bottom of the poster and it shows the audience where to buy it and how much it will cost.

step 2 of making my poster

I added a picture of the album cover that i made and added a quote from one of the band members this makes it look realistic as alot of posters have this feature. I added an hmv exclusive logo after noticing a similar one on a style model.

step one of making my poster

First i had to choose an image to put on the background but it looked to bright so i simply used the burn tool on photoshop to make it look darker, then i added the hmv logo but i had to delete the white background then change the initial logo into white to fit in with the poster better. The title lyrical criticism isnt bold but the colour and the shadowed background halps it stand out.

finished poster

inside of my digipak

Monday, 14 November 2011

prep project

This is our prep project we will carry the plot on to our music video.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

These are some of our location ideas for our music video

analysis of the kill

The song the kill is about someone changing themselves for a woman and realising his mistake. The line “laugh it all off in your face” shows he doesn’t care anymore and will not change himself for her. “What if I fell to the floor, couldn’t take this anymore, what would you do” is showing he has realised she doesn’t care about the way he feels. “Come break me down Bury me, bury me I am finished with you” This is where he is ending the relationship and changing back to the way he was. “I tried to be someone else, but nothing seemed to change, I know now, this is who I really am inside. Finally found myself, fighting for a chance. I know now, this is who I really am.” This is him telling us that changing did not help him and that he has found himself through this experience.
The music video we are doing should show a male going through a rough time, by changing who he really is for someone else. At the end we should see him realising he is wrong and should stay the same.

Monday, 7 November 2011

The kill lyrics

What if I wanted to break
Laugh it all off in your face
What would you do? (Oh, oh)
What if I fell to the floor
Couldn't take all this anymore
What would you do, do, do?

Come break me down
Bury me, bury me
I am finished with you

What if I wanted to fight
Beg for the rest of my life
What would you do?
You say you wanted more
What are you waiting for?
I'm not running from you (from you)

Come break me down
Bury me, bury me
I am finished with you
Look in my eyes
You're killing me, killing me
All I wanted was you

I tried to be someone else
But nothing seemed to change
I know now, this is who I really am inside.
Finally found myself
Fighting for a chance.
I know now, this is who I really am.

Ah, ah
Oh, oh
Ah, ah

Come break me down
Bury me, bury me
I am finished with you, you, you.
Look in my eyes
You're killing me, killing me
All I wanted was you

Come break me down (bury me, bury me)
Break me down (bury me, bury me)
Break me down (bury me, bury me)

(You say you wanted more)
What if I wanted to break...?
(What are you waiting for?)
Bury me, bury me
(I'm not running from you)
What if I
What if I
What if I
What if I
Bury me, bury me

Friday, 4 November 2011

digipak analysis

The Eminem show album cover is plain and simple; there is an image of the artist in a stage curtain. The E in Eminem is the wrong way round which gives it a sense of the rap genre. The spot light is not on the artist could show the emphasis is on the music and not on him.
The curtain could imply that his music is dramatic. The colour scheme is mostly red which can show anger or lust. Then the font is also big and the colour stands out from the background. The artist looks small compared to the whole album cover which could show he doesn’t want to be the centre of attention and he wants to let his music do the talking.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

questionnaire results

Here are the results of our questionnaire we asked 30 different people these questions and the results will influence us to making our music video the way people want it to be.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

A2 project music video!!!!

For my A2 project i am teaming up with sam terry to make a music video of the song The kill by 30 seconds to mars. We chose this song as we feel we could create a good music video from the lyrics as they follow a story of someone having a relationship with themselves and we think/hope we can make the video as creepy and scary as it could be.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Finished magazine !!!!!! :)

world wide viewing of my project!!!!!! Evaluation

As you can see people from all over the world have been viewing my blog, this shows people are interested in music projects.
It also shows that to advertise a product, a good way of revealing it is online. About 200 people have viewed my magazine and if they thought it was professional they would buy it. My blog has been operating for 3 months and there has been 200 views, and it is going up every day as this week i have had 47 views so my blog is becoming increasingly popular.

Finished magazine !!!!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

EVALUATION - (What kind of media institution might distribute your media product?)

I have researched Bauer media magazines and Q magazine featured on the website which was my style model, it owns over 80 brands of music magazine, which shows there is alot of competition in the music magazine world. I think Bauer media would distribute my magazine as it is proffesional and it would make money, would fit in well with the other magazines as there is two indie and one rock magazine so i think there is room for another indie/rock magazine.

EVALUATION - (How does your media product represent particular social groups?)

I used two "regular" people on my front cover to appeal to working class people as their rise to fame has been a success like a rags to riches story. Teenagers will relate to her as they could believe they can become famous.
The way they dress can influence teenagers in a certain way to dress as natalie and sam are dressed in an individual style. The magazine fits the indie rock genre so people who follow indie rock will be interested in the magazine. i have included names such as "dave grohl" this attracts people to read it as dave grohl is one of the biggest names in the music industry. Rock is dominated by men, women do not really play a big part in rock but i have broke conventions and made natalie lead singer of "plectrum". But over the last few years women have started to appear more in bands, but we still see them used as sex models in music videos by male artists like queens of the stone age. Hayley williams is now the lead singer of a very successful band which shows women can become as big as men.
My main audience is men that is why there is a female on the front cover and mainly men are interested in rock. I have priced it at £2.99 so it is affordable for working class people and so the magazine makers make money.

EVALUATION - (What have you learnt about technologies throughout the proceess? AND Looking back at the preliminary task, what have you learnt?

Since i started my preliminary task i have learnt to blog every piece of work i do this makes me a prosumer as i am producing multimedia work that anybody can view. This also means i am a consumer and producer as i have looked at other magazines.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

audience feedback

I interviewed natalie wood about my magazine, i asked her what she thinks.
Natalie said she would buy my magazine as she is interested in that sort of music, and she thinks the magazine fits the genre of rock, she said it looks proffesional and she wouldnt be able to tell if it was made by a student if it was on the shelves. The magazine is aimed at males and females so she enjoyed looking at it.

audience feedback

In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?

contents page

front cover

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Monday, 4 April 2011

contents page

I have made some adjustments to my contents page and i think it is better, let me know what you think.

feature article

This is my feature article, it is nearly finished, let me know what you think of it :)

contents page

This is my contents page (not finished) let me know what you think of it and how i can make it better

front cover

here are two front covers, decide which one is better in the comments box please :)

Monday, 28 March 2011

finished front cover

This is my finished front cover, i decided to change the grey background into white so you can see all of the text and the images better. i am using the same picture as my first draft as it fits the criteria. i changed the bands name to plectrum as it suited the style of music they play and, the junior sound workshop is my magazine name simply because it is catchy and sounds cool, the colour scheme is simple, red and green, and i mix the two colours together throughout the magazine.

front covers

This is the first outline of my front cover, the colour of the background matches the shirt that natalie is wearin and the title "scallywag" suits the magazine style. the photograph is a medium shot of both natalie and sam, they are both laughing which shows they are close, the shot also fits conventions of a music magazine

Monday, 14 February 2011

feature article plan

This is a basic outline of what my feature article will look like, my images take up alot of the page.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

school magazine

This is my final front cover for the school magazine. I have changed the background from yellow so the models clothes blend in with the magazine. the fonts i have used are yellow, the same colour as the heworth grange badge. The front cover as a whole looks proffesional as i have used conventions of a real front cover, like a barcode, the models clothes blend in with the background and the model is in the centre of the cover.

This is my contents page i havnt really changed much in this, i have carried on the style of the front cover by using the same colour scheme and the title is very similar to the one on the front cover.

Please comment on my magazine and tell me how i can improve on it.


here are some of the pictures I will use in my school magazine.
This image shows sam who will feature on my front cover i am still questioning which photo to use on him

 this image show hazel standing next to the science sign, this can be used for a story about her winning an award for science
This is the new section of the school, the title will be out with the old and in with the new

questionaire on my music magazine

This is my questionnaire on music magazines, i am using this to see what people of 15-30 prefer, please answer in the comments box =)

are you male or female ?

Do you have an interest in music ?

yes [ ] no [ ]

Do you read music magazines ?

yes [ ] no [ ]

What is your preferred genre of music

Rock [ ] Dance [ ] Indie [ ] Heavy metal [ ] Rap [ ] Other [ ]

how much would you spend on a magazine ?


Who would you prefer to see on the front cover of a music magazine?

Eminem [ ] Coldplay [ ] Muse [ ] Slipknot [ ] Rihanna [ ] Calvin Harris [ ]

Would you buy a weekly or monthly magazine?

Weekly [ ] Monthly [ ]

what would be the three colours you would choose to have on the front cover of a music magazine


ideology !!!!

Ideology is the belief system in media that society has created. Ideology has created a belief that everything has to be perfect. The way people string ideas and thoughts together are all based around ideology and what the audience want to see !!