Editorial Brief: Final Image

I sent off my final finished image to our fake editor ‘Brian’ Sunday afternoon, with plenty of time before the deadline, so that I could be absolutely sure, that I had the file formatted and exported correctly to the specification that he had asked for in the emailed brief. I also did that in the full knowledge that I am not a morning person and was unlikely to wake up on Monday with enough time to properly compose and send the file without being very stressed about it.
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Due to the fact that I’d used the Mac’s in uni to properly export and organise my files in advance on Friday make the experience really easy; the only hard part being actually formatting and writing the email in a professional and appropriate way. Brian’s initial email had been quite informal and easy going, but I did feel like that was the tone that I should respond with, if I were to be doing this in the ‘real world’ of professional illustration, I felt I’d try to always be very professional in how I address any editor or publisher that I’d like to work with again; so as to leave them with a good impression of me and my work. No matter if I sent them a two bit gif or a full cover piece, I think I’s like to approach every job like a future opportunity.
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The image that I produced as my final piece, was based on both my own favorite concept and the advice that I got off my piers in our tutorials. I feel like it’s the most striking concept that I produced, it defiantly embodies the gravity that I wanted to communicate with my image and I feel that it does this without showing my own personal bias or opinion on this most polarizing topic. Though I didn’t get the chance to work on the digital aspects that I had talked about during our pier tutorials; with my next editorial briefing, on Monday, I plan on basing my whole concept around making it in digital form. I am also very happy with the work that I produced for this brief and feel like it hasn’t lost any from the lack of digital enhancement; there is no point in making a piece digital just for the sake of it.

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