Monday, December 10, 2007

Got tattoos? Want to be a visual anthropologist in front of the camera?

Here is an interesting opportunity (posted on EASIANTH) if you want to get out from behind the camera and show the world how cool visual anthropologists really are! The deadline is a little tight but surely a Hunter S. Thompson like guy (sorry gals, they seem to want a man for this job...) still has plenty of time to get a couple tattoos, shoot some video and shove it down the mojo... 頑張って下さい!

New York Documentary Television Production Company is seeking anthropologists or journalists or travel writers to host a new documentary TV series for a major cable network about tattoo culture around the world.

We are looking for someone who is attractive, smart, a guy's guy, adventurous, engaging, inquisitive. Someone who's up for anything, not afraid to get dirty, be in dangerous situations. Having a tattoo is a plus! This is someone who is driven by curiosity and can share the experience -- be it in Russian prison tattoo parlors or Puerto Rican gangs -- with an audience. He's not in it to get tattooed but is a
seeker with real world experience.

This is an opportunity to host a primetime cable tv series. Must be willing to travel. This could turn into a full-time job.

If you fit this description, please film yourself answering the following questions. Personality is key so have fun with this, while imparting intellect and curiosity. 5-10 minutes max. Shoot outdoors if possible. Waist up so I can see your face. Going for an outdoorsy look, not clean-cut, not too edgy.

Please email your clips (to or overnight them to:
NorthSouth Productions
1140 Broadway, Ste 1201
New York, NY 10001

1. Your name, where you live
2. Your bio in brief - professional, education, hobbies
3. Travel experience -- where have you been overseas? Most memorable experience.
4. Show us your tattoos [if you have any]. Give a brief explanation of 2 of them. Why are you interested in tattoos? Or why are you interested in investigating cultures around the world?
5. What are you most passionate about? Give us a one-minute tutorial on the subject.
6. Have the camera follow you to go "interview" someone (could be someone a few feet away). Ask that person a few questions about a topic they know about.
7. Eat something spicy, sour, gross and react - tell us what it tastes like, feels like. Make us feel like we're experiencing it too.

Tape can be submitted via email, or hard copies on DVD, VHS, or Mini-DV formats. Materials will not be returned.

Must be received by Dec 10, 2007.

Thank you.

Amy Rapp | Head of Development
NorthSouth Productions

Here is their internet site if you want to know more about them...

Link to NorthSouth Productions

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