Looking back at your preliminary task, what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to the full product?
When looking back over my media coursework and comparing my final product to my preliminary, I feel that I’ve improved significantly. An example of this would be in my preliminary the quality of the photos is far less considered than that of my finished magazine which were took with the intention of having a finished look to my magazine. I believe this is due to various skills and concepts that I’ve learnt about magazine creation over the coursework process. One of these concepts being the concept of genre and target audience. Over the duration of the process I've become increasingly aware of how important it is to have a set genre and target audience when creating a media product. Having a target audience and genre aided me in the creation of my magazine because it helped me understand how I should design my magazine. Looking back, I also learnt about the importance of what editing software to use when designing magazines as although for my preliminary magazine I used Photoshop, I learned through trial and error how to use the software to a higher standard which was illustrated in my final piece. Moreover I felt my choice of clothing for my models has improved as I placed a lot of thought into the final outfit of my artists to be appropriate for the genre of music I was trying to convey and I hoped that my target audience would appreciate this.