ABC TV today announced the launch of an exciting new multi platform Web and TV youth travel show – Fanging It.
Fanging It launches with an Australia-wide search for two vibrant presenters to host the show.
Fanging It is an irreverent and contemporary hybrid web and TV production that marks a new phase for ABC TV, with user generated program content uploaded to the web before the show airs on television.
ABC TV’s Commissioning Editor, David Jowsey said “Fanging It is a new sort of 21st century Race Around The World. We hope to find some great new talent and showcase them on the Web and TV.”
Fanging It is a Net Effective/NMG production for ABC TV. Net Effective/NMG is a Melbourne based production company that specialises in new media formats.
James Boldiston, producer and director of NMG said “Fanging It is a great opportunity for any would-be filmmaker or TV presenter to have the adventure of a lifetime. We look forward to delivering what will be a pioneering, engaging, interactive travel show for ABC TV. We invite viewers to give it a go and send in their clips.”
All Australian residents over 18 years old are invited to upload their factual mini-documentary video clips to the website www.abc.net.au/fangingit before the closing date of August 10, 2008.
Video clips must be greater than 90 seconds and no longer than two minutes in length, and be made by and feature the entrant. Entries should cover the fabulous, strange and eye-opening encounters experienced by the entrant in Australia and may be shot on camera, phone or other video device.
A judging panel made up of members from ABC TV, Net Effective/NMG and the Australian Film Commission (AFC) will select five semi-finalists who will be brought to Melbourne for an intensive three day course, learning the ropes in hands-on factual filmmaking.
On 25 August two entrants will be selected as presenters and immediately be packed off on a three week Australian road trip, all no frills expenses paid. En route they’ll make a series of mini-documentaries about their exploits that show the thrills, chills and challenges of traveling round Australia on a budget. They’ll make regular video-diary and blog updates of their adventures and engage with viewers via website forums and live chats.
On their return, the presenters will host a new ABC2 TV travel show featuring all that is fresh, edgy and fun about travel in contemporary Australia. As well as their own footage, the show will include the best of travel mini-clips uploaded by viewers in the run to win $2000 worth of travel prizes.
Fanging It is a co-production funded by ABC TV and the AFC. Produced by Melbourne based production company NMG.