This one-day course is intended to give you advanced TV presenting experience in a variety of genres; it is aimed at audition technique and assumes basic TV presenting skills. All recordings will be played back with feedback. This is suitable for those who have taken part in the Get Into TV Presenting course, or with experience presenting.
Before the course please prepare the following typical audition tasks:
1. Think what you can offer a producer/production. What have you been doing recently? What TV presenting experience do you have? What kinds of programmes would you like to present? Why choose you? Be prepared to ad lib to time on any of the above for 1 minute.
2. Write a 30 second piece to camera on a topic of your choice, and memorise it thoroughly eg. fashion, travel, film review, music review (30 secs = about 90 words). Deliver to camera.
3. You will be reading autocue, and you will be given hard copies of the scripts on the day. If you need glasses/contact lenses please bring them.
4. Please prepare EITHER a two-minute demo OR a two-minute ‘make’. For the demo bring a product of your choice, such as jewellery, beauty product or gadget and give a 2 minute demo to camera in the style of QVC shopping channel.
The ‘make’ is for children’s programmes, bring your own props. Rehearse it to time. If you do not feel that shopping channels or children’s are for you, you can do another task eg interviewing.
Recommended reading: ‘So You Want to be a TV Presenter?’ by Kathryn Wolfe, published by Nick Hern Books, and ‘The TV Presenter’s Career Handbook’ by Kathryn Wolfe, published by Focal Press. Please bring a notebook/pad and pen. Unedited recordings of your work will be sent to you after the course.