Casting Calls

DStv seeks two presenters for YouTube what-to-watch show

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Casting Calls on 22 Apr 2021
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If you're a TV lover aged between 19 and 24 who wants to be a presenter... this is for YOU.

DStv's on a search for two presenters to host a new YouTube show that brings the satcaster's "watch to watch" guides to life.

It's called Oh Snack! and will offer viewers an introduction to upcoming DStv shows of the week.

They're looking for TV fans who know what's what with TV and who have a presenter's knack.

Who can apply

You need to be between the ages of 19 and 24 and be based in Joziburg or willing to relocate,
You can't be afraid of giving your opinion about a show, be it good or bad.

How to audition

You need to film a video of yourself chatting about a DStv show that’s currently airing.

Have fun, and say whether it gets a Ncah or Nah! from you. Your review should give your views in your style.

Get specific and speak about the good bits, as well as the bits you don’t get in the current storylines. e.g. you can explain why you’re crazy about one character, and why another isn’t your cup of tea. Be sure to give reasons for your opinion.

Your vid. needs to be between 2 and 5 minutes.

Once completed, upload your vid. to your YouTube channel with the hashtag #OhSnack.

How to enter

Fill in the application form and submit a link to your audtition on your YourTube account. You'll need to include your full name, ID etc on the form.

You'll find it at the bottom of this page: OhSnack! application form

You may only submit one audition vid on the entry form, but if you have other reviews on your channel, DStv might take a look.

Deadline: 12 May 2021.

Must-know tips from the selectors

You can record using anything - your phone, a laptop or a professional camera. Your camera won’t affect the judging. The selectors want to see your personality and perspective.

Prepare by outlining what you want to say for your start and finish and use keywords to remind yourself of the points you want to hit, but leave yourself room to improvise.

Find somewhere quiet to record. Record some rough tests and check the playback to make sure that there isn’t an echo or background electrical or traffic noise.

Shoot during the daytime, in a place that has flattering natural light (but not full sunshine).

Make your recording in landscape view.

Face forward and look directly into the camera.

Record your segment mostly in English, but feel free to do what comes naturally if there are phrases in another language that you’d use when talking to a friend.

Keep it clean. Oh Snack! will be appealing to children, grannies and grandads too and it aims to be a safe space, so be kind.

What happens next?

Once DStv has assessed everyone's entries they'll decide on a short list of candidates and those on the list will be contacted to audition in studio.

"I've landed the gig - what now?!"

You'll find details on what will be expected of you on the DStv website here, just above the application form: Oh Snack! Presenter Search



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