Tuesday, 8 May 2012

EVALUATION: How effective is the combination of your main product and ancillary texts?

During the construction of my ancillary tasks, the story line of the music video was always on my mind. I had to try and portray how the character is in the video and take a picture for the front cover of the digipak. The actual task was to try and create two ancillary tasks. One was a poster advertising the new album, the other was to create a digipak, also referred to as a CD cover. Originally, the picture on the front was deemed as too ‘boy-bandy’ and didn’t fit the genre of the song so we had to change the picture. 

The link between the poster and the digipak are prominent, as I have included the front cover in the corner of the poster. Inside the digipak is a picture of the band. We are wearing the same clothes in both pictures to try and create a link with both products. Creating a link with the ancillary tasks will realistically make them a lot more successful and the target audience will recognise them straight away.

As you can see, when all 3 of my ancillary tasks are together, you can tell that they belong; the colour scheme is similar in all 3 and the photo's all have a similar colour in them which I am very pleased about. 

After making changes to my ancillary tasks, I believe they fit the conventions of the genre. Originally my ancillary tasks represented more pop conventions because indie/rock usually consist of a prop or a created image. However, I decided to change the conventions and use someone in the band on the front cover but with him looking over the scenery to portray that he is distant from the rest of civilisation. I believe that the combination of my ancillary tasks. 

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