The Hacker Warehouse – Auditions for Tech Savvy video series Host
Location: Santa Ana, CA
Type: Web series
The Hacker Warehouse Show, non-union commercial / web series seeks tech savvy host able to speak on-camera about a variety of technology and computer related topics. The show will air on the internet / Youtube as a promo / commercial for tech and security related products. Episodes will run 20 minutes and host will be paid per episode. The series will be filming in the Santa Ana (Orange County) Area.
Please note that this project is not looking for actors to “play” a role. The project is seeking someone with REAL knowledge of topics such as web servers, Linux , computer programming, etc. and is able to talk about those areas on-camera.
Pay is per episode (100 per episode) and expected to be 2 work days per month. No travel is being covered. See below for details.
The Hacker Warehouse Show is an episodic exploration of the InfoSec industry from an insider’s perspective that speaks to a wide range of topics, including current events, skills-building, technical demonstrations, career strategy, and entertainment. Seeking to bridge the gap between the beginner and advanced audiences, The Hacker Warehouse Show will feature highly informative and actionable content delivered in an authoritative, but captivating style through the use of high-quality graphical elements, engaging soundtrack, and frequent use of inside humor. Appealing both to the lifestyle and technical interest of the InfoSec community, The Hacker Warehouse Show will serve to build the brand identity of Hacker Warehouse and it’s parent company, Godai Group, as well as driving the sales conversion at the HackerWarehouse.com online store.
July 8, 2016 1:00 – 4:00 PM
July 11, 2016 1:00 – 4:00 PM
(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window)
Callbacks: July 20, 2016 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Shooting Starts: Aug 17, 2016 (tentative)
Our ideal show host is a vibrant and confident personality, radiating with a contagious but never cloying level of excitement and passion. The host projects an air of authority and command over the highly technical subject matter, while delivering this content in an approachable tone. In addition to being able to deliver the content of the show verbally, the host will be required to demonstrate various skills and procedures involving InfoSec technology and equipment.
THIS ROLE IS MULTI-DISCIPLINARY IN NATURE AND WILL REQUIRE A STRONG BACKGROUND IN COMPUTING/INFOSEC AS WELL AS A GREAT ON-CAMERA PRESENCE. DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS CASTING CALL WITHOUT REVIEWING THE QUALIFICATIONS LISTED BELOW.
The role of Show Host is a part-time contract to start but with advancement opportunities that will include leadership roles in show production and content development as well as Ecommerce management. The ideal candidate is looking for an opportunity to grow with our team and gradually take on more responsibilities as the project succeeds. DO NOT apply for this role if your only professional interest is in acting – we are looking for a long-term partner in the Information Security community and developing a successful/profitable brand around this content marketing platform.
Compensation: $100/episode for the first 6 episodes, LTE contract to start.
- Technical background. Ideally you are already in the information security industry. Can speak to technical topics. Ex: can you explain to someone not in infosec what a buffer overflow is?
- Proficient with linux and experience programming. Can quickly absorb concepts if not familiar with them.
- On-Camera/Stage Experience.
- Comfortable reading copy / being in front of a camera
- Not overpromising and under-delivering.
- Excitement radiates from you.
- Reside in Orange or LA County.
You will be obligated to work on at least two days of the month: once for rehearsal, once to film, and possibly a partial day for a pickup shoot or an on location shoot. We can work with you on which days this will be based on your availability, as long as we can arrive at a schedule that will be consistent from month to month.
Don’t have some of the above but you’re still super interested? That’s great – tell us about what you’re lacking and what you have to offer! A great personality, capable attitude, and the ability to show up and learn are of primary importance. So if you’re ready to make it happen, let’s talk.
Please send an email with the following information to email@example.com. We will be evaluating your ability to follow these directions.
Name, Email, Phone Number
Headshot, or better yet video reel
CV or Resumé, if you have one
Why are you qualified and/or what’s your experience/expertise with Information Security? We would love to hear about past projects you have worked on, programming languages known, acting/film/journalism/teaching experience, etc.
Relevant website or social profile (linkedin, facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube, etc)
Where do you live?
What excites you about this opportunity?
What is your availability? How is your time structured currently and what’s your vision for how that may change (or not) in the next year?
Anything else you’d like to share?
If you seem like a good fit, we will be contacting you to set up an appointment to do an interview and screen test.
City or Location of call: Santa Ana, CA
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 2016-07-08
This casting notice was posted by: Bryan Harris, Production Director