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<ul><li> 1. Double Page Spreads </li> <li> 2. Analysing a DPS In pairs look at the following DPS. Label the dif ferent features of the magazine. (Headers etc) What genre is this magazine DPS? How do the codes and conventions tell us that? Iconography (symbols in the images that might give you clues on the genre) Who would be the audience for this magazine DPS? How do the codes and conventions tell us that? Mode of address </li> <li> 3. Analysing a DPS Genre Central Image Microphone/Guitar (music magazine) Iconography (Rock, guitar, hair style, clothing) Graphic features Iconography (Rock, guitar, hair style, clothing) Header Implies live music coverage Flash Set list (implies music magazine) Audience Mode of address Casual but technical, implies a knowledgeable audience Graphic features Large amount implies teen target market Article length Implies teen target audience Central Image Rock iconography indicates younger target market </li> <li> 4. Analysing a DPS In pairs find a DPS in your assigned magazine Fill in the graph looking at: Genre Image (Props, Costume, Lighting, Pose etc) Layout Language </li> <li> 5. Creating a DPS You will now create a design for a DPS using one of the photographs you took in your shoot last week. To complete this task you should: Consider the relationship between the text and the image. Where will the main ar ticle go? Where will the callouts and pull quotes go? Think about the positioning and content of the flash? Think about where is your article header going to be? While completing this task you should think about why these elements and images are relevant to the genre of your image. Look at the example DPS for some inspiration. </li> <li> 6. Final Results How have you designed your DPS? Why have you chosen to design it that way? Post your designs and your reasons for them on your blog. </li> </ul>