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Magazine Reflections – Two

4 March 2015

Today we had an Adobe Indesign workshop with Duncan to look at design and layout themes.  I managed to make a complete hash of the whole thing. I am a bit behind on digital applications but I am looking forward to the challenge. Indesign is the industry standard form for magazine production and it will be a useful skill to add to my CV.

Lucy, our arts and design editor, has created a selection of logos for us to choose from and we are looking at different fonts in order to suit the content of the magazine.


A review is an evaluation or synopsis. It could be on anything, a car, a computer a bed, a meal – the list is endless. For this type of review a comprehensive understanding of the product or service is necessary. A potential customer wants all the facts in order to make a decision to purchase or not.

When reviewing films, (or books, theatre performances etc) the style is different. It is important not to give too much of the plot away – ‘a spoiler’. Around the facts, the characters, the writers and an outline of the story, the reviewer must weave in their opinions and whether they recommend it. This leaves the potential customer to decide whether to watch or attend.

For my review I was planning to watch The Theory of Everything as Eddie Redmayne has just won an Oscar for his portrayal of Professor Stephen Hawkings. I had to change my plans though as it was a matinee show and I was unable to attend. Instead I watched The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

See a clip here.