• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Evaluation for GCSE Production (CD Covers)

Extracts from this document...


Evaluation for GCSE Production (CD Covers) I set out to make a CD cover for a fictitious band called ............. Initially I the layout was to be a conventional square used by the majority of designers and bands, I believe that this allows for ease of display in high street retailers such as HMV and Virgin. As.........are primarily a niche market band (their music borrows from many genres: experimental/folk/country/electronica ) it was decided that the main points of distribution would be independent retailers such as The Chain With No Name. Because of this I allowed the design of the packaging to reject the square and go for something a little more adventurous - the gatefold rectangle. My research began with the simple exercise of looking at album designs across as many different genres as possible. ...read more.


The target audience for the band is comprised of students from year 11 through to older music buyers who read 'Uncut'/'Mojo' magazine and are keen on music that wouldn't necessarily appear in the charts. Other bands that appeal to a similar denomination might be Led Zeppelin, Beck, Wilco, Neil Young and Four Tet. From looking at the sleeves for these artists it became apparent that having their portraits on the cover was not of utmost importance, this may be to do with that fact that they don't rely on their looks to sell records, although the mystery projected can be a unique selling point. Following on from this I decided that the images used would be along the same lines as those used by Warhol (as the target audience was closest). ...read more.


Throughout the production process I was confident that the images were right for the target audience and the band. However, when I look back over the production process and discus the images with my peers there are a few changes that could be made. The choice to put the name of the band on the cover was felt to be unnecessary due to the cult status of the band - word of mouth and the album's review's in magazines would be enough to advertise the CD. Areas that may need to be looked at the decision to contrast the cover with a gatefold image of the original, ( I think this is a little to fussy and may detract some of the vital mystery from the impact) and I would like to think that when in full production the 'Pear' illustration ( in colour halftone) might be manufactures in low relief to add a little prestige to the product. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Audience and Production Analysis section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Audience and Production Analysis essays


    The editing needed to be fairly fast paced, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. In terms of graphology we used certain effects in our trailer such as the flash on words This makes sure the audience's attention is drawn to the point.

  2. Media Studies: Magazine Evaluation

    company, who would advertise their new car well, this is why I was asked to design their advert for Mercedes' new luxury car the s-650. In the advert I was asked to create I wanted to use the same font throughout the page, I chose the Mercedes trademark 'corporate A'

  1. practical production supporting account

    I researched a variety of sc-fi trailers (such as.....) and discovered that sci-fi trailers seem to contain eerie music and images of space etc.. However, I decided to include..." We have researched a variety of spoof trailers, for example we have researched the "Scary Movie" trailers which is making fun of the film "The Ring" and "Scream".

  2. Analyse the appeal of two specific CD covers. Kanye west - Graduation

    I also believe it is used to represent him in some way. The building, on top of what seems like a monster, is to show the college and the hats in the air represent graduation day. I believe the monster is there to show the hardships of college and life,

  1. Cd Evaluation

    I then researched other posters for different bands but the same genre. I then found out that this wasn't a very popular for a poster theme, but I still liked the idea of being able to design anything I wanted with my own hand, I just wanted it more computerised like a photo for example.

  2. The lyrical, slow-moving opening sequence is a dazzling combination of cinematography, music and hallucinatory ...

    He encounters the commanding officer of the Air Cavalry as an American military archetype. Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore [Kill-Gore] (Robert Duvall) is a hawkish, lunatic, flamboyant commander, who wears a black horse soldier's Stetson cavalry hat with a cavalry sword emblem, sunglasses, and a yellow dickey (in the mode of Gen.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work