Thursday, 19 September 2013

Logo Evaluation

My TV programme is called the underground school, because it is set in downtown London by the tube stations, this means that the characters are violent and they all live in council flats. They have all had bad upbringings leading them to drugs and criminal offences  The students don't care about school or the teachers all they care about is meeting with their friends 
and taking drugs. The school connotes that the school do not provide good equipment for the students as the equipment that is shown in the middle of the logo are all broken and overused. This connotes that the school don't care about the school and the students and perhaps that the school are short of money.

First of all I used the shapes tool to designs my own tube station logo. Next of all I imported a grunge texture from Safari and applied it over my logo, which created the broken effect over the logo. I then used what i learnt online to apply a green colour correction. I added school in the background and chose the opacity to %50. I next added a black layer over my logo, i then changed the opacity to %80, i then used the eraser tool to reg out a faded hole in the middle of the logo revealing it. It also gives a radial gradient effect.

I think that i have designed a good logo in terms the school, the colour correction works well with the logo, the grunge textures within the background and on top of the logo works well with schools concept. I think that i could've added more school features to my logo. So overall i would give my self an 8 out of 10.

Friday, 13 September 2013

How to apply a colour correction on photoshop

First of all you have to go to your layers, and at the bottom you will find a button 4 buttons along saying "create new fill or adjustment ".

Press that button and choose solid colour, obviously pick the colour you want, choose overlay, and change the opacity to about 50%

Place the newly created layer above the layer that you want a colour correction to be applied to.

You should now have a colour correction on the image that you wanted.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Denotation & Connotation

1. Back In Black- ACDC

Denotation: It has a Black background.
Connotation: This could suggest that someone close to, or in the band may have passed away.

Denotation: The TItle of the album is very dark grey in colour and is faded into the background.
Connotation: The album is spooky, or dark.

2. Queen II- Queen

Denotiation: The title of the album us "Queen II".
Connotation: Queen may have released an album before this which was a success.

Denotation: The background is black, revealing the 4 members faces above everything else.
Connotation: The members thought that they were perhaps more famous than anyone else, so therefore wanted to appear bolder and brighter.

3. Bat Out Of Hell- Meatloaf

Denotation: The album is orange in colour, this may represent fire, and it is set in hell.
Connotation: This suggests that the artist is crazy and all over the place. It also connotes that the artists style of music is crazy, he most likely is a rock artist.

Denotation: The bat on the motorcycle is escaping from hell on a motorbike.
Connotation: Perhaps meatloaf has just recently got out of troubles and has escaped from his "hell"

4. Born In The USA- Bruce Springsteen

Denotation: The background is a picture of the American Flag
Connotation: This connotes that Bruce Springsteen is very patriotic about his country.

Denotation: He is facing away froamera on the album the cover 
Connotation: This could suggest that he doesn't like his appearance and is afraid to show anyone.

5. The Man Machine- Kraftwerk

Denotation: The Band are all doing the same motion.
Connotation: They Album could be about electronic music, because they are all in the same position acting like robots.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Waterloo Road chose to use this logo as it represents that they are an untidy, unorganized school and that they do not care about how their school is represented.

The producers are trying to appeal to all age groups 
       and types of people because if they were to use only one type of character then the series would get boring andwould only appeal to one type of person.

Waterloo Road is broadcast at Thursday 8:00pm because the content isnt appropriate for young children 

due to the swearing and violence involved in the show. However teens would love this show because of the violence and adult behaviour. 

The meaning brought out by the logo is that the school is unorganised and not well kept at all.



Tuesday, 3 September 2013

What type of school is Waterloo Road

Waterloo Road is obviously a school in trouble, because in the opening scene a kid smashes a window, this connotes that he doesnt care about school property, suggesting that the school doesn't respect the students very well. The teachers dont do anything about this, this suggests that they also do not care and are only there for a job and money not to advise over the kids. They also smoke outside infront of the kids which sets a bad impression suggesting furthermore that they do not care about the students health.
All/most of the kids are not wearing typical school uniform, this suggests that they do not respect the school laws and neither to the teachers  as they are hardly smart. This has obviously been going on for a while as at the end the headteacher loses it and starts throwing equipment and paper of the roof.

Sunday, 1 September 2013