7. Looking back at your preliminary task (the continuity editing task), what do you feel you have learnt in the progression from it to full product.
Compared to my preliminary magazine I have decided that I have improved considerably with the quality of the magazines I created. I think one of the main improvements was the quality of the photos and the layout of the magazine. Between the time that I made my preliminary to my final magazine I had furthered my understanding about how to take photos and use photoshop. My photographs for my preliminary were not as good as my model looked uncomfortable whereas my model for my final images looked more natural. The layout also looked better for my final magazine this Is because I carried out more research on existing magazines to find out what makes them look more professional, I then applied what I found to my magazine. I also learned more on how to use photoshop, for my preliminary I was new to adobe photoshop and had little experience using the software so creating the preliminary helped me to learn about the different features. For the preliminary I did not have much time to complete it so I rushed it and therefore I had less time to think about aspects like page furniture. For the final magazine, I spent longer trying to get good photos and on the editing and layout process which is why it turned out to be more successful. Once I started to get better at using Photoshop I could see how my magazine was progressing from my preliminary to my final magazine.
Overall, I think I have improved and learned a lot since the preliminary task from taking successful photographs to the layout and look of the magazine. I have learned about page furniture and its importance and the mis-en-scene in the photos and how it can help to create more professional looking magazine.