Looking back on your preliminary task,
what do you feel you have learnt in the
progression from it to the full product?
Change in quality and colour from preliminary to main task.
My preliminary task really helped to improve and make my main task to be
completed to a high standard. From my preliminary task I learnt that I
needed to improve my skills on the online and computer programs on the
computer such as; Fronter and Photoshop. I knew that I needed
to keep my house style constant throughout the magazine which is one
thing I improved in my main task. This was great as I was easily able to see
how I could blend my model into the house style of my magazine which
made the difference between being scrappy and professional. I also learnt
how to manage my time on making my magazine up to standard.
Extra effort and time
Picture qualities change and
angles within the process of
preliminary and main task.
Another skill that I learnt
was from my camera
skills, there was a major
difference in picture
quality between the
preliminary and main
The preliminary task was definitely a rush of work, I spent
probably 2-4 lessons which wasn’t enough since I lacked
most IT skills at the time and it was quite difficult using
Photoshop to create the magazine itself. However for the
main task I was able to spend equal time on each stage of
the magazine. I spent about more than 10 lessons on
doing three drafts of this main task and it was enough to
produce my final draft. As my teachers were able to give
me feedback on my draft, I was able to improve my drafts
and conclude all of it into my final product.
The preliminary task was definitely a base
line for a greater improvement on the course
to the main task.