CBC’s Next Food Host Audition

12 Aug 2012

Still shots for CBC food host audition

Have you ever felt like taking a leap? Putting down your guard and just going for something? In times like these, I look to Ray Bradbury.

“You’ve got to jump off the cliff all the time and build your wings on the way down.” – Ray Bradbury

Last week, my coworker sent me the link to CBC’s food host search and set my imagination on fire. HEY, I thought, that could be me!

The fear set in shortly after. Since making cooking videos has been more of a daydream than a reality for me, this would mark my first time in front of the camera. Needless to say, I was nervous and hesitant to audition. I had to ask myself, “What’s the worst that could happen?”

My friends joked about the worst nightmare scenario: CBC airing a segment on live TV where they laugh at every fault in my audition video.

In the end, my passion conquered my fear, and I jumped in front of the camera, armored with the love for food and cooking. Initially, filming gave me the same sensation that writing first gave: a feeling of nakedness, of baring all. I’m happy to report that it gets easier. You start feeling more confident and start having fun with it. Also, it was a great excuse to eat a ton of Ube ice-cream! If you look carefully, you can see that my tongue is purple for the last segment.

Here’s my audition tape for CBC’s food host search!

Thanks for watching!

Click here for the simple thai curry recipe.

P.S. For anyone learning to use iMovie, I recommend this video about adding music to your movie. It taught me the all mighty iMovie shortcut of using the spacebar to stop and play clips.

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