In what ways does your media product use, develop or challenge forms and conventions of real media products?
nearly all magazines show the masthead at the top of the page in usually large bold lettering which is something i have stuck too. This makes it easier for the target audience. By sticking to a clear colour scheme in my magazine of white, black and yellow it develops a house style. i used the colours in my masthead to develop these conventions by using its colour sceme throughout the content of my magazine. This included through the use of pugs, text and for the borders of images. Having a house style is important as it makes your magazine well known, branded as well as recognisable. I stuck to a barcode, price and issue date in the bottom hand corner and used things a lot of magazies use like a strapline and a pug. I didnt really break any rules with my front coveras it was the first thing the buyer looks at i wanted too present it similar to others of this genre. With my double page spread i used some conventions such as a drop cap for the starting point of my interview. I also used a main image taking up the whole two pages meeting conventions. As well as having the masthead small in the top right hand corner like many well known magazines do such as NME. With the contents page i have kept to conventions mostly. I put my contents in a row and put them in order so its clear to read as well as page numbers on the relevent images as well as after every title. The images are of males producing music as my target audience was a male who produced and listened to drum and bass. Followin the conventional guidelines i included a contents title, page numbers, images, a masthead and contents information.