Thank you so much to everyone who participated in, watched, and gave feedback on our first ever Twitch Studios Hosting and Interview Workshop this past July. We were honored by your enthusiasm and learned so much from your comments on that pilot event! That’s why we’re so excited to announce, as part of the Twitch Studios Talent Development Program, that our second Hosting and Interview Workshop will take place this February.
As before, this workshop will focus on helping on-camera hosting talent improve their skills and hireability through training, lectures, and activities. A full panel of hosting and interview experts including Twitch Staff, our Twitch Studios Ambassadors — Ezekiel_iii, HelloKellyLink, and Seltzer, and a few special guests will be on-site to share their knowledge, experience, and techniques. Attendees will walk away with insight, resources, a headshot, and video assets. However, if you aren’t able to join us in person, never fear: just like last time, seminars from the workshop will be streamed on /twitch and available to all broadcasters for co-streaming.
Thanks to your feedback, we’ve also made a few upgrades! This second workshop will take place over two days, instead of one, offering more content and more opportunity for hands-on and in-studio practice for participants. Also, instead of being confined to the U.S., we are now able to extend an invitation for streamers worldwide to audition.
An open call for auditions begins today, and interested parties can submit video samples of hosting/interviewing work to be considered here! All applicants must have a Twitch channel in good standing, and be aged 18 or over. Chosen participants will travel to Twitch HQ for the workshop on February 1st-2nd with travel and accommodations provided by Twitch.
As always, Twitch Studios is thankful for your participation and, especially, for your constructive feedback that helps us keep working to make our community offerings bigger and better. We hope to see you there, either in person, or on stream!
What if I want to audition, but I don’t have experience as a host, or an interview reel?
We need to see you work on camera, but don’t worry if you don’t have loads of experience or a professional reel! It’s ok to turn on your webcam and show us a demo interview or other pieces of on camera work in footage that you made just for this audition. This workshop is made for and built to provide value for hosts or any and all levels!
Will I be guaranteed work with Twitch by attending?
The purpose of the workshop is to give you additional tools and support to help develop your talents. This is one of many efforts from Twitch Studios to provide resources for hosts and interviewers. While we cannot guarantee work, we do strive to establish a working foundation with each attendee and look for ways to expand upon that in the future.
Will you have all the kinks worked out this time?
We learned so much from our last workshop and we’re excited to implement as much of it as possible in an effort to make this second workshop even better than the first! Participants should remember, though, that this second workshop is still part of the “pilot” process for this program, and we’ll be looking for help and insight to help us as we work to offer even more and better resources for hosts and interviewers in the future.