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January 21, 2019

Casting Call – DIY Training Films

DIY HOME IMPROVEMENT SERIES

We’re creating a series of studio based instructional videos for one of our clients. The videos will live online, with the intention of helping DIY’ers become more comfortable with the terminology, tools, hardware and processes involved in various home repair projects. Each video will likely be about 2-3 minutes long, with the talent working on and off script. We intend to initially shoot 3-4 episodes during our first production (1 day of shooting in studio in the Twin Cities). However, our intention would be to find a long-term host for the entire series. One available to return to the studio when required, to film additional episodes. Our long-term intention is to create at least 15 episodes.

CASTING SPECIFICATIONS

We’re looking for a likable 30-45 year-old mid-westerner. Male or Female. Average height and build. Naturally attractive rather than model-looking. Friendly smile. Must feel genuine. Experienced DIY’er would be a bonus. Importantly, must be comfortable in front of camera and working on and off script. Experience as a presenter would be a bonus.

Please apply by creating a sample DIY-type video audition, using the script below. Please name your submission appropriately and announce your name at the beginning of the sequence. Follow these very specific instructions:

  1. Film yourself performing the script below
  2. Upload your video to a sharing service (dropbox, vimeo, youtube, etc.)
  3. Send the URL of your video in an email
  4. Address your email subject with BOLINDSDIY19 – Audition – [your name]
  5. Include photo (resized for easy downloading) and resume as attachments
  6. Include any additional acting performances via links to online videos or share links
  7. Email applications to mkraabel@bolinmarketing.com and CC aranallo@bolinmarketing.com

AUDITION DETAILS

We’ll be running final auditions over two days. The details are as follows:

LOCATION:      Bolin Studio, 2523 South Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55405

DATE:                Late January, Early Feb

TIME:                TBD

SAMPLE/AUDITION SCRIPT

Attached is a sample script for you to provide to talent. We’d ask that they get comfortable with the style of presentation, and the content, then audition without script prompting. We won’t be holding you to script, rather, we’ll be looking at ability to present to camera and talk confidently and naturally about the subject matter.

SCRIPT: DETERMINING THE SWING OF A DOOR

Our HOST stands in a clean, neat, studio. They smile and talk to camera.

HOST:

Hey there. I’m ……

Welcome to the studio.

Today, I’m going to teach you how to determine the swing of a door.

It’s an important part of buying a door, and can get a little confusing.

But there’s a pretty easy way to work out. Let me show you.

Host steps to their right. A door stands in the studio.

HOST (cont)

Now, imagine this is the door you’re replacing.

Open the door then stand with your back against the hinges. Like this.

HOST opens the door and stands with their back against the hinges.

HOST (cont)

If the handle or knob is on your left, then it’s a left swinging door.

If it’s on your right, then, well, it’s a right swinging door.

Pretty simple, hey.

HOST steps back into the center of the studio.

HOST (cont)

But what if you’re not near the door at all.

Well, here’s another trick.

Imagine you’re standing in front of the door.

Now pretend your arm is the door and hold it across your stomach like this. Now open your arm as if it’s the door.

If your door opens like this, using your right arm, then it’s a right swinging door. If you use your left arm, like this, it’s a left swinging door.

Make sense?

Host relaxes their arms.

HOST (cont)

So now you know two handy tricks to determine the swing of your door.

Thanks for joining me in the studio.

I hope we’ve helped make your door-buying experience, just that little bit easier.

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