Magazine 1st Edit:
This magazine page is very simplistic and I don’t think it would attract an audience as much as it should. The reflection of the boy in the water might only make sense if the readers have seen the film, so I need to decide whether this magazine page is aimed at people who haven’t seen the film to make them want to watch it, or as a review of the film once people have seen it.
To do list:
-take out “film”
-add ‘Do you really have free will?’ or ‘Is there such a thing as free will?’
-add a ‘did you know’ box and a graph and a ‘sneak peek in the making of it’?
-add one or two screenshots from the film and maybe the making of it?
Magazine 2nd edit:
I added some screenshots from the film to attract the audience’s attention, added a ‘did you know’ section and a graph. I also changed some of the fonts to fit with my film and poster better. However, I’m not sure if I like the font for ‘did you know’ and the two other small titles.
To do list:
I need to research and plan the review for my magazine, by looking up existing articles, to seethe codes and conventions of them.
I could add “Best short film 2017 so far” or “One of 2017 must see films” then change the graph slightly and make it show “what the audience preferred about the film”. I need to put the stars higher or delete them, and chose one same font for the sub heading and the titles of each paragraphs. I also don’t think I like the screenshots of my film, and might just add a picture of the poster rather than those pictures, so that the colour scheme stays the same and that it doesn’t distract the attention from the picture.
Magazine 3rd edit:
I decided to delete the screenshots of the film, as the colours just clashed with the plain colours of the magazine. I’m very happy with all the conventional titles, page numbers etc that I added and think that it makes my poster much more professional now.
However, i’m not very sure about the pale purple boxes or whether or not I should keep the poster image. I also don’t know if I should leave the magazine this colour.
For this edit, I mainly just showed in to people, so I don’t have any written comments, however, I was told that the pale purple boxes didn’t look good. I was also suggested to make my picture more saturated and to replace my poster image with a screenshot of the film.
To do list:
-write up my magazine article
-change the pale purple boxes and just write in black instead
-desaturate the main picture
-swap the poster image for a screenshot of the film
Magazine final edit:
I’ve uploaded my magazine twice, the first one is a screenshot to show what it actually looks like and the second one is in two separate pictures to allow viewers to click on it and be able to read the writing.
I’m much happier with the colour scheme and the fact that I don’t have the pale boxes anymore. I’ve replaced the fill text, by my own article and added a screenshot of my film, which looks much better than the image of the poster. My magazine is still quite mysterious and doesn’t give anything away through the pictures, but that was my aim and this fits with the magical realism genre.