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Andrew Pulaski - Apollo ([personal profile] itssacrifice) wrote in [community profile] maskormenace2017-04-19 10:07 am

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[The video feed opens on a television set currently playing Nonah News. The lead reporters are just finishing up their segment and signing off to the Weather Man. Said Weather Man is a tall, blond man wearing a blue suit. Despite his smile, he looks deeply uncomfortable and nearly misses his mark to begin. Nearly.]

Good morning Nonah! I'm Andrew Pulaski and this is the Weather the Weather Corner! This next week is looking to be a sunny one, reaching highs of about 88 degrees. It's time to put away those winter clothes and break out the summer wear. [Even as he's pointing to the weather chart behind him, he keeps his eyes glued towards the camera-likely focused on reading the prompter.]

The lows are staying at a mild 70 degrees, giving us a lovely week to look forward to. As for the weekend, expect sunshine with no sign of showers in sight. Back to you in the news room!

[As soon as the weather segment ends the TV is shut off and the camera shifts around to face its owner, none other than the Weather Man himself. Andrew smiles a little awkwardly.]

Okay, so it's clear I didn't miss my calling as a Weather Man, but go easy on me. I've never been on TV before. [Pause.] At least not on purpose. But that's what I'm here for; I'm curious if any of you have any tips you can give me. But let me stop you before you say 'don't stare at the prompter the whole time'. I've heard that one loud and clear already.

And, just out of curiosity, how many of you have been assigned a job you're actually qualified for? I'm like ninety percent sure we're being trolled with these job assignments.
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[personal profile] ghoulking 2017-04-19 05:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Most jobs don't fit the people getting them, so you aren't the only one.

I was lucky.
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[personal profile] ghoulking 2017-04-22 12:04 pm (UTC)(link)
Aha- [ a shake of head follows his quick laugh ]

Actually, I started out as a book store clerk. That was the job they gave me. The coffee shop came long after.
heliophilic: M- (I liked you as gleeful captive)


[personal profile] heliophilic 2017-04-19 08:57 pm (UTC)(link)
[M debates whether or not his input would even be welcome right now. They were at this strange stage where they're cordial, yes, but he isn't sure exactly how to define their current relationship. He knows the awkwardness is there and doesn't want to stoke it further... but at the same time, he feels he's already spent too much time ignoring Andrew as it is.

He switches on the feed.

Being on camera suits you.

[The smile he gives is brief, but genuine.

He quickly moves on.

The other guy apparently was supposed to work at a daycare. I'm fairly certain he never went. I certainly didn't.
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heliophilic: M- (Your wit's twice as deadly as your oil)

[personal profile] heliophilic 2017-04-20 08:22 pm (UTC)(link)
You might have stared directly at the camera a little too long, but I'm pretty sure it's impossible for you to come off as awkward.

[M isn't biased in the least, of course.

He chuckles.

Now you understand why I never went. Guess the other guy had a few skills I don't.
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[personal profile] snarkbot 2017-04-19 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
[ While Skeets is on video in all of his small gold robot glory, his voice carries a distinctive robotic flavour.

While I have never taught before, they did assign the job of "history professor" to someone who is an expert in history, albeit an alternate Earth's history. But studying up on the differences was relatively simple.

As for television, sir, as a friend of mine might say -- the trick is to be your charmingly handsome, charismatic, white-tooth grinning self. A more practical suggestion would be to make sure you've practiced, like you're doing now.
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[personal profile] pluviae 2017-04-19 11:30 pm (UTC)(link)
I can't say what my first assign job was. All I know from friends and colleagues alike that I used to work at an all you can eat buffet before being discover by someone working at the local news network after catching me making it snow from my singing or predicting the weather for the next day accurately.

[With a soft smile, Nike will give him a light wave.]

You seem more natural than I was the first time I had to do it. Having a prompt to follow is nice and all, but it didn't help in making it seem natural. I was so stiff the first time around! You'd think I was made of glass or something. [Sheepish laugh.] I usually ask for the data before going live to memorize it while other times I usually practice in front of a mirror before going live on the air to feel more relax, knowing how I will move or smile to the camera. It helps knowing how you'll look after practicing for it.
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[personal profile] jojoceanman 2017-04-20 02:04 am (UTC)(link)
A good tip for anyone on the news is to tell the truth. [hahah get it? sick one-liner.] Past that you need to be confident in yourself. Watching you was a little painful.

[Anyone can read a teleprompter. It's how you perform that matters.]
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[personal profile] devoutish 2017-04-20 02:56 pm (UTC)(link)
The prompter? You've god a man out of sight, feeding you your lines?

[Guess who knows nothing about television production - this guy.]