How CONTACT magazine is made – Part 2 – the first pages layout

In Part 2, I lay out the first four pages of CONTACT issue number 62.

These are the same four pages I nearly always start off with – Major Darryl Kelly’s “Just Soldiers” column (and I take this opportunity to thank Darryl for steadfastly supplying these stories, every issue since day dot – 62 stories in 62 issues!).

They are done to a template that gives me a good starting point – but, as you’ll see in the video, there’s still a lot of tweaking and fiddling – and artistic freedom involved.

BTW – the story edit and pages layout took just shy of 2 hours – but the video took about 5 hours to edit 🙁 (at this rate I may have to pace myself a bit better – and get the magazine done as a priority).

 

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This video is brought to you by CONTACT Publishing – producers of CONTACT Air Land & Sea magazine and CONTACT fortnightly newsletter – subscribe to both free, here http://www.aussiecombat.com

and the daily CONTACT military-news web site  http://www.militarycontact.com

CONTACT reports on the people, platforms and operations of the world’s defence forces, particularly Australia. We are dedicated to presenting stories, photos and video that capture the essence of serving-members’ lives, as much as possible from the grass-roots perspective.

Subscribing to CONTACT is totally FREE – here http://www.aussiecombat.com

If you subscribe, you can expect to receive our quarterly magazine, our fortnightly newsletter and a copy of our viewee-twoee-sized “Weapons of the ADF” Part 1 and Part 2 – and no spam.

If you want to support CONTACT directly, you can become a member of our DFSW Club here – https://www.patreon.com/contactmagazine

A bit more about us…

CONTACT is independently owned and operated by a proud Aussie Veteran.

The CONTACT web site (http://www.militarycontact.com) is our internet-based headquarters where we publish daily news and other interesting, relevant items. 

We also use 

Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/contactmagazine)

Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/aussiecontact)

Pinterest (http://www.pinterest.com/contactmagazine) and

YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/contactpublishing) 

as ’embassies’ where we engage our audience, inviting them back to our headquarters – http://www.militarycontact.com

The CONTACT newsletter is a free fortnightly email-based publication that draws attention to recent news stories. Its intent is to bring readers the best of the previous fortnight in a handy-reference format, as well as ‘blog-style’ articles produced specifically for the newsletter.

CONTACT Air Land & Sea magazine is a high-quality, full-colour, features-based magazine published four times per year. Initially launched in March 2004 as a traditional paper-based magazine, it switched to digital in 2013. It is now only available by FREE subscription – http://www.aussiecombat.com 

Our magazines are digitally archived at – https://www.contactairlandandsea.com/magazine-archives/ but are restricted to members of our ‘DFSW Club’ – find details at https://www.patreon.com/contactmagazine

Thank you for your interest and support.

I very much appreciate it,

Brian Hartigan
CONTACT Editor

Mobile – +61 (0)408 496 664
Email – editor@militarycontact.com

PO Box 3091, Minnamurra, NSW 2533, AUSTRALIA

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