Media studies coursework a2

I found a few review articles in the April 2016 issue of EMPIRE Magazine about, the latest James Bond installment, ‘Spectre’ and USA Network’s ‘Mr. Robot’. I also found a review on hit Channel 4 dramas, ‘This is England ’86-’90’. To begin, I scanned the articles into Photoshop where I could digitally draw over the articles and highlight the key aspects of the article layout. The first thing I noticed in all three reviews were the three large screencaps of the movie/tv show. The three photographs are laid out in a tiled format, with one large photo and then two smaller ones that measure the same height, when stacked, as the larger screencap. In conjunction with the three screencaps, below the the two smaller shots, there is small description of the photos. These description are either a direct explanation of the photo or can also be a short humourous comment. Other aspects of the double page spreads that I noticed where the evenly width and height of the columns.  Below the title of the film/tv show, the magazine has rated it with a star system. Also below the title, I noticed that EMPIRE Magazine has added a short, witty comment about each of the media texts. At the top and bottom of the page, they have added the page number with the number at the bottom of the page being significantly smaller. In addition to the smaller page number, the title of the magazine is present alongside the month and year of the issue. Another feature of the double page spread I noticed throughout all three articles was a stylised first letter. The first letter of the first word in the article is always larger than the rest of the text. Finally, the last thing featured in all three double page spreads are three short reviews of other film releases or tv shows. This is featured on the far right hand side of the second page.

Media studies coursework a2

media studies coursework a2

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