Thursday, 12 May 2011

Monday, 28 March 2011

Evaulation On Prezi.

Friday, 4 March 2011

DVD Advert

To create the magazine cover I used Photo Shop. In order to create stills for magazine cover I took some print screens from my finished music video which I thought best represented the band but also incorporated the colours I used to create a brand image in my album cover, these colours were blue red and yellow.

I took my ideas for the album cover from popular music magazines such as Kerrang! And ‘NME.’ These are the magazines in which I would expect to see such new up and coming bands like Mox Pox. The magazines not only show readers the new releases but also release exclusive interviews from the bands such as Razorlight, and The Artic Monkeys.

An interesting layout I found in one NME magazine was entitled ‘Exclusive First Interview’ and featured Artic Monkey and heart throb Alex Turner. I decided to base my magazine advert around this as I liked the colours and layout used. Although my article was perhaps slightly unconventional due to a college of pictures as apposed to one still of the band with text overlapping it. I copied the layout of the advert, using the black blocks containing the yellow writing in capitals. I thought this was eye catching for the audience and that is would stand out although the background picture was very vibrant and busy.

Each band member is present in the images in the background and using the stills from the video creates a great link for the band and makes the colours very familiar and easily associated with Mox Pox. Looking carefully and comparing the NME advert to my own the poses of the artists are very similar. They are both shots of the guitarist performing. I also incorporated shots of Jack (bassist) as well to create more general interest.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Album Cover Design For Mox Pox.

I created this image using paint and I believe it links well to my video as I tried to use the bold band products assoiciated with the band. Red, blue, yellow and white.

I used these colours in my when editing my video so they would be easily recognisable and stand out for my audience.

Friday, 4 February 2011

A Sound Similar To Mox Pox.

Below is a link for band Joy Divison - She's Lost Control. I believe Joy Division have a similar sound to Mox Pox.

Joy Division happen to be a band that which Josh, lead guitarist and myself both enjoy to listen to. Although I was unable to access the video I orginally wanted to use 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' I think the song and style of the video will influence the way I create my music video as it is this kind of style I wish to follow.

"Joy Division rapidly evolved from their initial punk rock influences to develop a sound and style that pioneered the post-punk movement of the late 1970s. According to music critic Jon Savage, the band "were not punk but were directly inspired by its energy". Their self-released 1978 debut EP, An Ideal for Living, caught the attention of the Manchester television personality Tony Wilson. Joy Division's debut album, Unknown Pleasures, was released in 1979 on Wilson's independent record label Factory Records, and drew critical acclaim from the British press. Despite the band's growing success, vocalist Ian Curtis was beset with depression and personal difficulties, including a dissolving marriage and his diagnosis with epilepsy. Curtis found it increasingly difficult to perform at live concerts, and often had seizures during performances."

Quote source from site, Wikipedia.

This is a fan base website I found which has been created for the band;

Their target audience seems to be for an older audience, which I believe will benefit mox pox as it shows they have a more mature approach to their music as apposed to a typical pop teen band like Mcfly who are specifically targeted at a younger, less censored audience.