Guest Blog - Presenters Inc by Jonas Hurst
Once a month, Presenters Inc run a 2 day studio TV Presenter course in West London with the Silvertip Films crew studio managing the course. We have up to 7 clients booked on to each course and they're always varied in terms of age and experience.
The 2 day course is essentially a Presenter Training experience, taught by Sally Gray MBE and Jonas Hurst -both former TV Presenters themselves. The course is designed so the clients will cover all skills that may be required of a TV Presenter. The studio is a well-equipped studio used by the likes of the BBC and Channel 4.
Presenters Inc puts the clients in real situations, so they gain a real and beneficial experience. After the 2 days, they will be comfortable and capable when using talkback/earpieces, autocue, multi-camera-use, outside broadcasting/reporting, interviewing and co-presenting. Also ad-libbing, presenting to time and leading in and out of VT's. Each section is filmed to the standard of a real TV show, directed by Jonas and Sally in the gallery with a professional crew. The footage is then sent off to Silvertip Films who edit together high quality TV Presenter Showreels for each client.
When starting out as a Presenter, a showreel is essential and you want one that will stand out from the crowd. They are always works in progress and need to be updated as one collects more footage and gains more experience. It is probably the most important part of the presenter package.
For more information on Presenters Inc, visit their website HERE
Jonas Hurst and Sally Gray