Friday, 17 March 2017

Double Page Spread Layout Sketches

Photo mockup

This mockup shows how the photographs were setup. Nathan stood in front of a white projector screen, with fluorescent lighting above him. I then stood with the camera (a Canon EOS) in front of Nathan and took the photos.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Page Furniture

Page furniture is used to fill up the page and also pull the reader into the article. It includes drop caps (large letters at the start of the article), pull quotes which are could be taken from the article, captions either for images or explaining what the article may be about, headings - give the reader an idea what the article is about at a quick glance.

Examples of page furniture include pull quotes, drop caps, folio/slugs, info bars, caption, headings, bylines, call outs and more.

Folio: Information such as the date, page number, magazine name.
Info Bar: Information about the subject of the article - artist, album, gig.
Caption: Gives some extra information about the article, quickly.
Drop cap: Draws attention to the next and fills up space.
Heading: Attracts the reader to the article.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Article Draft 1

The week, we are with Nate. He’s a new artist, and has only been around for about a year, but his first album was a major success and he is soon to release his second – which contains songs that don’t even conform to a genre. We met up with Nathan a week ago, and here is what he had to say.

So Nate,  what do you think of the music business?

So, the music business, it’s something I am so glad I have got into. It’s full of talent already, and to add to that talent it’s just great. I enjoy what I do, and my songs have a meaning, they’re not just made up. Take my first album, for example, that was all about my life at the time – but how what was going on in my life may be similar to many other people. The new album is also about my life, but a different part of it… it’s how the music industry affects my life, but also everyone’s. After all, music is a very important part of people’s lives, not just those that make it.

Your new album, can you give us any details?

Well, for a start, I can tell you that I have put a lot of effort into this album. It’s taken 6 months to make – I literally just released my debut album and immediately started work on this album. Another thing I can tell you is that it has been just as enjoyable to make, even more so, than my debut. For example, as my new album is about music itself – what it means to me and what it means to everyone else – there is no one genre in the album. It doesn’t fit into a category like that. And it has allowed me, as a musical artist, to experiment with other genres. This in itself has been an extremely interesting and enjoyable thing for me to do, it allows me to expand my music in the future. It allows me to experience more of the music business that is so important to me, as an artist. 

Well then, when does it come out?

I can’t really divulge that information quite at this stage – I can’t even tell you the name yet, but what I can say is that it will be out before August. I’m planning my first tour in August – which I am really looking forward to – and it’ll be out before then. I want the tour to be focused on both my debut and this album.

How about the tour, can you tell us any more?

Well, the tour is going to be focused on both the debut album and my new album. And, it’s particularly related to the second album – as the tour will show people’s interaction with music. And this is all a part of the album itself. The tour will be across Europe, starting and ending in Birmingham with London being second and second last. Every city that is visited will have two dates, to allow fans the most chance to see me in concert.