Media Representation Practical tasks
To complement our Media representation Theory students will be challenged to complete a series of practical tasks where they will utilise theeir knowledge of media codes and conventions and creative skills
For this task students will design an advertisement using
Photoshop for one of the products below
The challenge of this Task is to use one of the following brand names
as the name brand for either
Sports wear –
Perfume or cologne
The student must use a current photograph of themselves – or have a photo taken suitable for one of the products above - before this assignment commences ( MOn)
-If you are taking a photo- give consideration to composition- either a full body shot – waist to head – or shoulders to head
setting or location – consider the background
You must include the logo and name of your chosen product
You must include a slogan in your advertisement
You must consider carefully – the style of your advertisement should meet the image of typically elite companies.
Sports wear brands -
Consider the sport you will represent- e.g Basketball- Boxing- Athletics- Triathlon
- Martial Arts – Football – Baseball- or your own nominated sport
Perfume or Cologne
Fashion Label -
Assessment: Criteria : Adherence to the design brief- include logo - slogan
Adherence to style and image of product
Time management- ability to work in class to deadline
Students have on efull week to complete this task
Student submission should include your name on the back – and work printed on A3 glossy paper
Due Date Wednesday March 22
TASK: TWO Create a magazine cover using Photoshop:
Structure : Most magazine covers include
A Masthead that contains non- changing features such as the magazines title and price
A motif that identifies the theme, such as the platypus peeping out from the Australian Geographic Title
A Photograph / drawings advertising specific features
Subheadings which preview some of the feature stories
Bold or highlighted announcements of competitions and quizzes, posters maps and lift out sections
A short sharp title that is easy to remember,
A short statement of the magazines main theme- placed directly underneath the title
Questions to confront and involve the reader
Rhyme – such as Beckham id reckon
A good cover needs to accomplish four things:
1. Identify the personality of the magazine.
2. Attract the target audience
3. Lure the reader into the magazine
4. Establish a visual identity (consistent use of format)
Create New file - My magazine cover -
For this exercise we will set our photoshop document at A3 size
Height 42 cm Width 29 cm- Resolution – 300 DPI / RGB colour
Remember to work in separate layers for the various elements on the cover page
Masthead- - Dateline -Photo – Main Cover line - Sub coverlines - Bar code
Your magazine cover will assessed on whether you included the above elements and how you carry out unity in your magazine cover.
Unity can be achieved by carrying out a common theme in the type styles, photos, story titles and descriptions. Do all the parts work together?
Think about readability, can you read the type against the background?
Is the type style readable?
Are the sentences too long?
Are the titles descriptive enough to make you know what the article is about? Does the type size signify the importance?
Does the photo or photos support the theme?
Does the photo catch your eye? Is it too busy or too simple?
How is your effort and craftsmanship?
You will need to be selecting, cutting, pasting and cropping.
Does your cover look professionally neat?
Timeline 2 weeks
Presentation: Stiudents may either submit their magazine cover in printed form or as a digital file. The file must be
save as a JPG
Upload here if submitting as a digital file
View Assessment Rubric
Media Representation – Task 3 Photography Calendar
Your final component of Outcome One – Media Representation is to create a calendar where you will take a photograph for each month= 12 Photographs:
You must select one of the following topics to represent in your calendar
Alia College- each photograph should be a representation of events- relevant to each month- you could consult your school diary for assistance- Egg- January- a photo that represents the school year commencing: February – a school activity – such as the Chinese year celebrations at Taylor’s or the bush dance
Melbourne- A series of photographs that promote different sites in the city of Melbourne- e.g.- Federation Square- Crown Casino: Docklands- Myer Music Bowl: National Art Gallery, South bank: Melbourne Central: Flinders St Station: Cathedrals etc
Fashion- A series of photographs that represent different fashion wear typical of each month- e.g. Summer –Autumn Winter Spring
Sport- A series of photos that represent different sports
Portraits- A series of photos representing different cultures for each month- or different age groups – or a particular age group
Vehicles- A series of photos that represent different models- styles of cars or different modes of transport- trains- buses- trams- motorcycles- horse and carriage- bicycles- roller blades- motor scooters etc
Music- a series of photographs that represent different styles of music- or instruments or different bands
Animals- you could go to the Melbourne zoo
Numbers – use the theme of numbers for each month
You have the final 2 weeks of Term One to complete this task
You must first take up to 30 digital photos over the long weekend
You will then incorporate your photos + the calendar date in Photoshop
In class over 8 lessons you will use Photoshop to design your calendar and print each page – we will then have your pages bound so that your calendar will be completed.
Commence by visiting the following web site to gain sample Calendar templates.
http://asnailpace.com/blog/147/ You will need to download a template for each month. The template will open in Photoshop- showing layers which you can edit.
You will need to create a particular style for your calendar- S0think carefully about the TEXT you use and the way it is formatted- designed etc
You may wish to apply filters to your photographs or use Image adjustment tools
You may also wish to apply special dates to commemorate on each calendar month