8 Week TV, Video & Online Presenting Course
This course is designed to equip you with all the practical skills necessary if you are aspiring to work in the media or as a professional presenter in TV commercials and online video or if you are serious about producing great video content to grow your business.
Lisa McAskill shares her knowledge and expertise along with guest lecturers from commercial TV and radio, Community TV, sound engineers, videographers and make up artists.
In the 8 weeks we cover...
Interview techniques – How to build rapport and trust quickly
For both being an interviewer and for when being interviewed by the media.
How to use our body and mind to create presence on screen.
We explore what works best for you with tips on how to learn lines on the spot.
Action – Where do I look and what do I do with my hands?
Practice presenting to camera starting with learning a couple of lines by memory and delivering in a few different ways under direction building up to adding in movement and activity.
Voice Over – How to read scripts but not sound like you are reading!
We spend some time learning how to read voice overs, both commercial and lifestyle, mark up a script and go through some vocal exercises in readiness for the voice over session in the studio.
On location – Wundenberg’s Recording Studio
You get to practice under the guidance of a super experienced sound engineer, John Bridges ex Channel 9 with recording a voice over for a lifestyle show and a TV commercial script.
Your Presenting Persona
Confidence has to be activated with some fun improvisations and exercises often used in auditions.
Practice how to talk about yourself and continue the on-camera work + get some takeaway info on public speaking and MC skills.
Q & A with Industry Professionals
Lauren Hillman General Manager of Channel 44 and an experienced ABC producer, documentary producer and Iview show creator. Lauren talks about current opportunities, how to “get your foot in the door”, she will also discuss expectations of a producer, what makes a good story and how you can promote your business or yourself in the media.
The “media” is a who you know business so having the opportunity to meet those that are actively working and being able to pick their brains for advice in an informal Q&A session is invaluable.
As the lines appear in front of the camera with an autocue or Pad Prompter it takes the pressure off having to remember lines and lets you concentrate on bringing more personality to your performance. But there is a skill in using it as a “prompt” and not just reading from it, get it right and no-one will ever know!
Practice makes perfect
Workshop and rehearsal of your final piece to camera – you can choose what you would like to present. It could be a short sizzle reel piece for you to use to get work in the industry or a short video to promote your business.
Ready to Sizzle
To give you the experience of a professional shoot and a short video for you to takeaway, you will have makeup by a professional makeup artist and be filmed by a professional videographer with Lisa directing to get your best performance.
You will benefit from an improved skill set and confidence to bring to job opportunities and/or get an agent, industry connections and knowledge of how the industry works.
Payment plan available.
3 hours per week
over 8 weeks.
Extra Value & Attention:
Kind words from some of our previous clients and students...
A huge testament to your wonderful classes - I absolutely LOVED every one of them! Steph Frick, Host of Scope TV Network 10
Thankyou for being an amazing teacher, believing in me and for your continual support. I am so grateful to work alongside such professionals and continue to learn. I have loved every minute and so excited about the future! I honestly believe you get out what you put in as I say to my children have a crack, believe in yourself and be kind x Jacqui Dunn, TV Presenter Indoors Outdoors Channel 9
Thank you again for a great course! The whole thing was well put together and so much fun. It really reignited my passion for acting as well and for that I am forever grateful.Mariah Gates, TV Producer and Host The Wholistic Approach TV Show
"I love staying in touch with my students and seeing their progress. When they succeed a part of me feels like it’s my success too and that makes me happy!"