I'm guessing if there is enough quality to go around - and with the rumoured 18,000 or so entries received, there would HAVE to be - it might be possible that SBS could do a whole TGA Special showing the best bits of the TGA Auditions.I noticed those copyright signaways too, and the fact that they wanted to know if we'd used any third party copyright material (music or footage) in our pieces. This led me to think they're reserving the right to use some of our clips in the show.
GerFix can get away with it as he doesn't have a vested interest in the outcome (that I know of). It wouldn't look too good if actual auditioners took to some of these entries with a blow torch now, would it? That said, all the comments have been pretty fair.By the way, GerFix, I like your reviews of our audition pieces on that Bimmer board of yours- very witty, very true.
Very good indeed. Doesn't sound very 'ocker' which I think will be a great help.This guy has a spooky resemblance to Tiff Needell from some angles. This could augur well for him. Smooth delivery, with nice production values. Could probably produce an entire car program by himself. Definitely watch this one.
Golf ball to China is a professional TV crew:Re the Golf Ball To China Guy:
Bwahahaha! What a gem.
Looking at the site, they now have a competition to suggest a stunt or challenge you would like to see on the show. The prize is a drive with "The Stig" ..... doesn't say whether it would be THE Stig or who (sorry ... what)ever they choose as Aussie Stig.It says on the SBS front page,
"The search for Australia's Top Gear hosts is over."
I guess they mean applications have closed...
I concur with 2 of your 3 top picks. Definitely Michael (hell funny) and videowilliams (wise old soul). Dunno about Ben Z ... he doesn't seem as warm and likeable as the other two. I think you're biased because of his choice of hardware. I'd substitute Ben for Scott - not just because Scott is reading this thread, but Scott has broadcast experience (radio, IIRC) and it shows.Just to stir things up, this is my dream team (from the auditions I have seen):
Michael Teychenne - his video is a cack and I like his comic timing (the Leyland P76 moment is perfect)
videowilliams - he is very relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera and he touched on some very pertinent issues related to motoring in this country. Also, he looks more my vintage, and I think that would balance MT's youth well
Well, you just had to talk about us, dude! Thanks for the recommendation. Not sure how fond I am of being seen as the old man of this group ("more my vintage", "wise old soul", and from another board, "Dug's old man here") but then again, for once this may be an Australian TV show where youth and hipness ain't everything. As opposed to the usual vapid fluff of a typical- ahem- Tampax commercial. (Having worked in television, I agree it's mostly like that.)This thread seems to have gone very quiet in the last day or so. What's up? Are you all sitting by the phone, twiddling your thumbs, waiting for the call?
Thought about this too, no way they would watch the entirety of each. Most on Youtube that I have watched I skip through just to see what happens, you can get an idea of the person without listening to every "witty" bit of script. Perhaps when they get a short list they would watch the entire thing.Edit: With 18000 estimated entries, I figure it's going to take a long time to screen them all:
18000 x 10 mins = 3000 hours of viewing