Sunday, 9 March 2014

Mock GCSE exam questions

Q1: What conventions have I used and why?

On my magazine cover I have used the celebrity Megan Fox. I have done this because she is probably a role model for many teenage girls and they probably want to look just like her. This will attract the buyer (that will probably be a teenage girl) and make them want to buy it cause it catches your eye.

Q2: What are the effects of my Layout, Typography, Colour choice and Language Choice?

On my magazine it is organized so that there is three small stories on the left and only one on the right hand side. This makes it visually balanced. The title of the magazine is positioned at the top of the magazine in the centre. My title has been made bold so that it catches the viewers eye and is very clear.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

homework- typography

Font 1: LEGO- I think the company have used this sort of font for the brand Lego, because it is for children. This is good for a child as it is bright, colorful  and it is very bold which makes it stand out

Font 2: Jokerman- This is probably my least favourite font. This is because it is very messy and at times can be very hard to read.

Font 3: Old London- This particular font is very original and it is probably one of my favourite fonts out of the lot. It is basically like a normal font, apart from the capital letters, which look really medieval.

Font 4: Arial black- This font I find is extremely boring. It is basically just a font you use all the time, because it is the default font.

Font 5: Nintendo- I think this font looks very old fashioned, even though it is a company that creates video games. However, I quite like this font as it is fairly bold making it more visible and it is just quite a sensible font.

Font 6: Disney- This is probably the font I hate most after the jokerman font. This font is just so babyish. This is probably the reason the company have used this style of font however.


Really good piece of work with the right amount of detail and analysis. Well Done.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

convention 4

The standard model “guy” is a pretty straightforward being. When we tell our lady to shut her trap so we can watch some footie, it means just that. There are no hidden messages whatsoever. And it certainly does not mean, “Honey, now is the best time to talk about where this relationship is going.” But as we’ve stressed oh-so-many times in the pages of this very magazine, women on the other hand, are not so much into this business of being straightforward. The word “fine” for example, could mean a million and one things, and it is way better to have all your limbs chopped off by a mega-powered chainsaw than have a woman say the dreaded word to you.
So this month if your girl mutters, “We don’t really need to celebrate Valentine’s Day if you don’t want to,” don’t take it as your cue to jump for joy and spend all the cash on Star Wars Lego. Why? Because there is simply no chance in hell that she actually means it, plus it will take you forever to build one stupid Millennium Falcon.
If anything, it’s simply a test to see if you’re really the sensitive and caring dreamboat that you’ve been pretending to be, or if you’re just, well, a guy. So what do you do? If you really dig the chick – and third base is a great possibility – we recommend you sell all your worldly possessions and spend it all on that one special day. And to help your cause, we’ve got some pretty good V-Day gift ideas on pages 98 and 99. After all, third base is a pretty damn good thing.

Convention 2

Sunday, 15 December 2013


On Friday, school was actually pretty good. I had my first PE lesson in which we just sat down and did nothing. After PE it was pretty bad though as I had maths, English and Science. They were all pretty boring but still better than I expected. When school ended I went round my friend's house and slept there for the night. We watched Abduction, which was a pretty good film (it was really action packed).  I fell asleep at about 4am.


Saturday morning I was so tired....
When I woke up fully I had a fry up and headed off home. I was so tired I fell asleep as soon as I got home. When I woke up I decided to go down stairs and watch The Hobbit which was a really good but long film. By the time that was finished it was dinner time. I had roast dinner which was lovely. When I finished my dinner I headed off and played on my Xbox and played it for about 3 hours.


On Sunday I woke up at about 11am, because I had a late night the night before. When I woke up I headed off downstairs and watched soccer am. After that I had breakfast which was really nice! I had a bacon and egg sandwich. I then went on my Xbox for about 2 hours playing Fifa 14 which was really frustrating because I kept losing. After the two hours of xbox I had to go into Bromley to buy my mum and dad Christmas presents (which was really boring). When I bought the presents I headed off home and had dinner, which was roast beef. When I had finished I went on my iPad for a bit and then fell asleep.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Photoshop color  replacement tool


When you select the color replacement tool your cursor should look like this

As you drag your cursor over the image photoshop continuously samples the color that is directly underneath the cursor.




This isn't really finished and you don't really explain how you perform the task here.

T: Please finish this task fully explaining how you use the tool using step by step images.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Jason Derulo "talk dirty" feat. 2 Chainz

The video "talk dirty" presents the women in a very negative way. I believe this, as all the women are wearing very revealing clothing and are acting as if Jason Derulo is their master. All the girls basically worship him. The cinematography makes the girls presented in an even more negative way, it shows close ups of the girls breasts, bums and lips. However, Jason is not as selfish as some other artists, for instance Cee Lo Green, as he actually reveals his body instead of just watching all the girls dance around. This connotes that "talk dirty" by Jason Derulo does in fact present women in a negative way.

Katie Perry "California gurls"

In this video Katy Perry is presented in a very negative way as she slowly loses her clothes. At the beginning it is a positive start and  she is fairly well dressed. However, a little while after that she is laying down naked on a cloud. After that, she is dressed again but has milkshake bottles around her breasts which squirted out loads of milk shake. The camera didn't leave Katy Perry once. They mainly focused on her whole body, especially her breasts.




What you have here is good and you have responded well to the question. You have used examples and some terminology. 

T: What you must do now is develop your points and fully explain them using multiple specific examples. Pick out all of the technical aspects (Mise-en-scene, editing, lyrics etc)