Lancer Lens held auditions to find new hosts for Pasadena City College’s daily news show, PCC One, on Thursday.
This is the second year in a row that Lancer Lens has held auditions open to anyone who was interested in landing the host position. In years past, the hosting gig was only open to students who were enrolled in television and radio classes.
“This is a great opportunity for those who want to pursue a career in broadcast journalism as well as those who want to build more confidence performing in front of a camera,” said PCC One producer David Steiman.
PCC One is PCC’s official daily video program that informs students of the events that are taking place at school and what is going on involving the school itself. The show is broadcasted on television all around campus in building hallways. Every episode of the show can also be accessed online on PCC’s YouTube page.
The host selection is a two-step process where the applicants first go inside of the recording room and read from the script that is on the teleprompter. From there, every applicant’s audition is uploaded onto Facebook for the public to decide who performed best.
The top five applicants with the most votes on their audition video will land a spot as a host for the entire 2015-16 academic school year.
A few students who auditioned for the role said that landing this opportunity would have a huge impact on their future in years to come.
“I looked at this as a good way to gain experience for performing in front of a camera because I am a dance and theater arts major,” said Jessica Lavren Taylor, a second year student at PCC. “I wanted to test myself and I wouldn’t normally do and step out of my comfort zone. This will allow me to be more well rounded and learn new skills.”
First year PCC student Keno Deary Jr. saw this audition as a step closer to achieving his goal of landing his dream job.
“I had a really good time during my audition,” said Deary Jr., a first year communications major. “In the future I hope to be a sports broadcaster and this is one step closer to reaching my goal. The more hours you put into your craft, the better you will become.”