What is PRE25LIVE? PRE 25 LIVE, Pearl Ridge’s morning news station, will be shown live every morning on the school’s closed circuit TV system. As a newscaster, you will be giving important information and announcements to PRE’s faculty and students.
Qualifications and Requirement:
5th and 6th Graders.
Reads well (Pronounces words clearly and can be animated)
Able to come by 7:20 a.m. when scheduled (very important)
Comfortable and confident in front of the camera.
Fun personality and positive attitude
Follows school rules and expectations (You will be considered a role model)
Keeps up with school work and responsibilities.
Any newscaster that cannot fulfill their responsibilities, at any time, will be replaced by another applicant.
Auditions are held when for 4th and 5th grade at the end of the school year. However, there are exceptions for current 5th and 6th graders to audition if needed.
Individuals audition in the media room in front of the advisor and selected student judges.
A few audition announcement slides will be shown on a teleprompter computer screen.
You will read the announcements as if you were a newscaster.
Scores will be given according the audition criteria score sheet.
Reads Smoothly: Sentences flow and are not choppy. Pauses, stops and starts in the right places.
Loudness & Clarity: Voice is easily heard and understood.
Voice: Changes in voice quality. Not monotone. Voice animation and brings meaning and life to lines. Speaking seems natural and not rehearsed.
Personality: Gestures and facial expressions enhance lines. Connect with audience.
Stage Presence: Appears comfortable and confident in the spotlight and camera.
After all applicants have auditioned, there will be “Call Backs” for selected students on another day to have a second audition.
Then a selection will be made for 6 applicants to be newscasters.