Whether you want to be a news/sports reporter, actor, producer or editor, Duck TV is the perfect opportunity to gain experience and hone your skills. Auditions to be part of the team are held on Thursday and Friday of every week one.
Duck TV is always looking for:
- Graphic Designers
- Music Composers
- Web Designers
- Production Assistants
- No experience necessary.
If you want to be a writer, producer or director for Sports, News, or Creative Shows, auditions take place week 9 of every term for a position in the following term. Please keep in mind, Duck TV is a class which you must enroll and will receive upper division credit for (J 406, 1-3 credits). For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org More details will be available closer to audition weeks.
Producer/Show pitches – In order to pitch a show you must be willing to work on the show as the producer. We ask that you come with a complete idea and at least an outline of the first two episodes. Typically shows on Duck TV are between 3 and 5 minutes in length and run for 5 episodes. However, we will consider shows up to 8 minutes long. A rough draft of the first script is preferred, but is NOT necessary. You MUST have excellent organizational and communication skills and be able to demonstrate that you can manage a group of 12-15 people. If you have a great show idea but know that you do not have these skills, please consider finding a co-producer who does.
Director – Must have experience filming and know the basics about framing, lighting, and audio. You do NOT need to be an expert in all of these fields, as we will have camera and lighting workshops at the beginning of the term. However, experience shooting video is a must. Familiarity with the Panasonic HMC 40 or Cannon T2i or T3i is recommended. For auditions you will need to come with at least two examples of your work. If your videos are available online, you may provide us with links, otherwise, please bring your work on either a USB flash drive or a DVD.
Writer – Experience with screen writing is preferred. Most importantly, must be creative and be willing to work with others to develop a script that both the producer and director approve of. We ask that you provide at least 2-3 samples of your writing at auditions. Writing samples do not have to be scripts, any creative writing you have done is fine.
Videographers – responsible for operating cameras on the set. Familiarity with the Panasonic HMC-40 or the Canon t2/3i is a plus but not necessary. BRING: Examples of video work.
Editors – responsible for taking all the footage shot for a segment and editing together a coherent final product for airing. Must be familiar with Final Cut Pro. BRING: Reel of works you have edited.
Graphic Designers – responsible for working with web designer, the PR team and producers to work on logos and layout designs for everything from t-shirts and posters to syllabi and view books. Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign is a must. BRING: portfolio of work.
Music Composers – responsible for working with producers to produce music for shows. BRING: Examples of work. MIDI files are fine.
Web Designers – responsible for updating the website on a weekly basis. Must be familiar with WordPress 3 as well as CSS and HTML.
Production Assistants – responsible for working on set with everyone to produce a quality show. This is ideal for people with no experience who want to get involved with Duck TV.
Advertising and PR – Work as part of the PR team to promote Duck TV through event planning, social media and the Duck TV website.
Actors – Act in one of the dramatic/comedic segments.BRING: Monologue or, if you’re comfortable doing a cold read, we will have scripts available.
News/Sports Reporters – Report on various events and anchor news/sportscast just like in local TV.