Media AS Evaluation

by Sam Hatcher

Question 7: Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to full product?

Preliminary Task

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Final Product

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When looking at my Preliminary Task compared to my Final Product, I have learnt that the use of a main focus image and its positioning is very effective when trying to attract a target audience. The use of a larger image on the page, making it the prominent focus of the page, helps to appeal to the target audience, as the image usually contains someone that they know and are keen on reading about. For this reason, in my final product front cover, I have used a large image and placed it in the centre-left of the page. The positioning and size of the image makes the image the main focus of the page and helps to appeal to the audience of the magazine who would be interested in the person photographed.


As well as that, I have also learnt that the way space is used on a page is very important when composing the page and moving images and text. Following my preliminary task, I found that leaving blank space on a page rather than filling it makes the page look unprofessional and suggests that the magazine features less in terms of articles and overall appeal. It was for this reason, that on my final product, in all three pieces, I have filled all the space available to give the impression that my product is packed full of important news and interesting features, as well as this, it gives the magazine more of an eye-catching stance as the page now contains far more text and box-outs.


When comparing my Preliminary and Final products, there is clear evidence that following my preliminary task, I have learnt that using a variety of colours and different shades and gradients is important when creating a magazine, especially on the front cover. This is because a range of colours and gradients will attract the eyes of my audience and potentially others as there is clear contrasts in the page itself in terms of colour.