Thursday 27 November 2014
Tuesday 25 November 2014
The re-drafted poster was based upon the original draft as seen below:
The title was changed, and the correct date was added along with the institution's logo in the top-left corner. Most importantly, the background picture was changed to a photo our group shot at a location visit.
However after the premier of our soap opera trailer we wanted to act upon the feedback we where given. Some of the comments towards our first ancillary product included;
"The product is too dark and hard to be able to see from a distance so could be lighter"
"The E4 logo needs to be bigger"
From these comments we have chosen to lighten the poster and also make the logo bigger as we feel it is important to take on board viewers comments as they are ultimately the people who need to be able to gather the information from the poster.
We also felt that we needed too look back at our poster evaluation and act upon the comments we had made on them. One change we feel we really needed to change after looking at these was the positioning of the E4 logo as this is crucial to the soap operas success. The bottom right hand corner is the last place that your eye is drawn to and there for the most memorable place for any key information to be placed just after the bottom left hand corner, which is why we have chosen to move the information on our poster.
This is the final poster:
[Jake & Alice]
Monday 24 November 2014
As a group we discussed what we felt our name for our magazine should be and we came up with the idea of "WOW TV!" we felt that this was an ideal name for our magazine as it was powerful and also captured the readers attention. Some of the other names that we thought of included:
- Gogglebox TV
- Telly Times
We wanted to go with something simple and also powerful which is why we chose "WOW TV" and also the reason we added the exclamation mark. This also gives the magazine a more modern feel which is something we are looking to achieve especially as this is also our target market for our soap opera. This is something we need to remember when creating our magazine front colour especially with the colour we choose to use.
This font is very quirky and original which certainly makes it stand out however as it isn't one block of colour it does make it harder to read and makes readers really focus on the title, some people may see this as a positive however we want readers to see and instantly recognise our logo.
We also liked the simplicity of this font however the letters we felt where too thin to be used as the title font for our magazine and would be more appropriate for something that didn't need to stand out as much. The title of our magazine is one of the most important features and therefore needs to bee prominent.
Much like with the previous font the letters are too thin and would get lossed in the busy crowded magazine front cover we have planned, especially as television magazines often include a lot of bright colours and images.
This font is very sophisticated and reminded us of something that would be seen in the 1920 and wasn't very modern which we want our font to capture. We do however like how bold this font is and we are confident that we would like to replicate this thickness in a more modern font if possible.
This was our second option that we had as a back up to our initial choice, the font is clear to read and the line across the top of the words makes it modern and also quirky. The reason this wasn't our final choice was because some team members felt that it looked a little like a television channel logo.
This was our third option for our magazine font as we felt this was the most modern font we had chosen and really suited the target audience of our soap opera however we needed to remember that the TV listings magazine wasn't just for the younger generation but needed to be targeted at a much wider audience.
This font was far to retro for the magazine and really didn't fit with what we wanted our magazine to connote to the reader. This font like many of the others didn't include the serif additions which made the font look much more formal and is another reason for choosing our final font.
Thursday 20 November 2014
These photos were taken during our filming of the first scene located down Laburnham road. We took them while filming as well as using photos of team members Henry and Kira who are to be on the front cover. We were able to shoot the photos that we are going to use for our magazine front cover as well as our soap opera poster.
We used Henry's auntie's house to film these photos.
This was the location that we were going to film for our trailer opening. Alice is in the shot, filming using the video recorder.
These were taken for our front cover. We decided to take various shots as we were not sure on what type of photo we wanted for our cover.
We used Henry's auntie's house to film these photos.
We took this last photo for the poster idea, which we initially wanted to include a landscape design. However, after we had edited other photos, we decided we wanted a character poster that framed our characters.
Tuesday 18 November 2014
This is a mock up that I created of our TV listings magazine which uses photographs taken on the day of filming one of the scenes and also screen shots from two of the other trailers that we analysed at the beginning of the portfolio. The magazine incorporates all of the conventions of a magazine, including masthead, bar codes and also banners.