Originally Posted by dchockeyguy
Are you just trying to scout out your possible competition by posting these? Most of them probably aren't see anyway, as the instructions state to post them privately. But not everyone follows directions well.
Noto scout out possible competition, they'd need to be watched
Posting them would help others to scout out their competitionit's for your entertainment, should you choose to watch them.From a casting producer:
"Thanks so much for your interest in our show. Your application was great! I LOVE your story and your cakes.
We have just started up casting for the second season and are looking for people with big personalities and even bigger decorating skills! I would love for you to take the next step, which is to make a home video, so that we get a chance to meet you (on camera) and see your talent and personality. The most important thing to remember is to answer the questions with a lot of energy, animation and enthusiasm. (Basically just be yourself!) Your answers in your application were great so feel free to say similar but more elaborate answers on camera!
We pitch a few candidates to the network every week, so please get the tape to us ASAP (48 TO 72 hrs max)! This video is what we send to the network, so have fun with it!! The instructions, questions and uploading info are attached. Once it's up, please just shoot me an email to let me know.
Do me a favor and look this over before you start making the video...in case you have questions.
We are super excited to watch it, so have lots of fun!
Tip for the video: Have fun, be creative and do something that makes you STANDOUT! NOW GO MAKE A GREAT VIDEO!! Make sure your video will grab TLC's Attention!!! You can see some of Season 1 home videos on TLC's website (we expect better ones for SEASON 2)! Make sure to show us some of your talents, interests, or anything that makes you unique in your video!!!!
Thanks and please don't hesitate to ask me any questions."The attachment:
(minus all 27 questions... some are specific to the applicant.)
"The next step in the process is for you to make a video, so that we get a chance to meet you. The most important thing to remember is to answer the questions with a lot of energy, animation and enthusiasm. (Basically just be yourself!) We are super excited to watch it, so have lots of fun!
HOW TO SEND/UPLOAD VIDEO:
YOUTUBE VIDEO UPLOADING INSTRUCTIONS: (The ONLY Option please)
Please log onto youtube.com and create an account. Make sure you send us an email with your username and password, so we can view & download the uploaded video.
Once you create an account, go to the upper right hand corner and click on the UPLOAD icon. You can ONLY upload 10 minutes at a time. If you need to upload several videos, that is absolutely fine. Just remember, when filming dont film over 10 minutes at one time or YouTube wont accept the video. If the video is about to go over 10 minutes, stop recording, save and start another video/segment.
ON CAMERA AUDITION TAPE
STEP 1 READ THE TIPS ON FILMING- They are VERY IMPORTANT!
DISTANCE: Try not to be more than 5 feet away from the camera as the sound will be too faint. We want a close shot of you. We dont want to see a lot of the room or extra space.
LIGHTING: Make sure there is a lot of light in the room. Dont stand in front of window, that creates a shadow and we wont see you.
NOISE & CAMERA: Make sure you do a test before filming the whole interview. Sit down, talk for a couple seconds and play it back to make sure we can HEAR you clearly and we can SEE you clearly.
Before you answer the questions. Do a little show and tell to pump up your energy and show us your BEST designs (if youre an artist and havent worked with many cakes, then show us some of your work that would be similar in skill level)!
1. Show us your work space and how you perform under tight time constraints! Start with any kind of blank cake or canvas you desire. Start your watch and WOW us with something you can create/decorate in 5 minutes TOTAL. DO NOT STOP THE CAMERA!
2. Show us real displays of your work (finished products you've either done recently or have as display items). Make sure to have fun and talk us through the process of how you made them and how long it took. Don't forget to let your PERSONALITY shine! THIS SHOULD BE NO MORE THEN 5 MINUTES TOTAL!
3. Show us something competitive like competing with friends or anything else you do to be active and competitive. Be creative! THIS SHOULD BE VERY QUICK!
4. Show us something that really showcases your personality (i.e. an interesting hobby, talent. GRAB OUR ATTENTION!
INTERVIEW QUESTIONS (Its helpful to have someone with good energy ask you the questions)! Answer the questions in 3 sentences or less but no one-word answers!
1. Introduce yourself. Name, age, ethnicity and occupation."
(Not entirely true about YouTube not accepting anything over 10 minutesif you've ever watched any uploads, there are plenty of them out there that exceed 10 minutes.)End of attachment:
"ONCE YOU UPLOAD THE VIDEO, DONT FORGET TO SEND ME AN EMAIL WITH YOUR YOUTUBE ACCOUNT INFO.
NOTE: (ALL FINALISTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO TRAVEL TO NYC IN LATE JULY, IF SELECTED TO MEET WITH THE PRODUCERS IN THE FINAL ROUND OF AUDITIONS. TAPING FOR THE SHOW WILL START MID-AUGUST TILL LATE SEPTEMBER)."
(This is what I received. Public or private is your choice... I'm sure they'll view whichever you choose as long as you provide the account info requested.)