by Hoang Ha
When reality TV shows and game shows flock into Viet Nam, the “cheering job” appears to attract a lot of young people.
Hong Anh (student of Academy of Journalism and Communication) says she has a part-time job, being audience for TV game show, an unhard work but earn good.
According to Anh, everything she has to do is sitting at the audience seat, smilling, clap hands, and expressing the pleasure on her face.
These “acts” are recorded before the game show, then cut and inserted into the programme during the making film process.
Then, during the game show, the audience will follow the guide to clap hands – usually when MC or competitors stop talking.
Of course, when the MC makes a mistake, all audience have to re-act to record.
However, most of people doing this job do not feel to be borthered for this, because all of them are eager to enter a film studio.
“Though they have to re-act the clapping hands a lot of time, they are all smiling whien the camera turn to their place,” Anh said.
Minh Trang (De La Thanh, Ha Noi) said: “The cheering job for game show attract a lot of student though not high payment of VND50,000-70,000 for a programme.”
A student with several year experience in this job said: “I gain a lot in this job, get injoy programme, and get money.
It is great that I have chance to meet my idols, not have to buy ticket to see with my own eyes their performance, and take advantage of break time to ask for their signatures.
She also said the job helped her to get much more knowledge of the film studio.
Hong Anh said, besides the relationships with people working for the studio, she has to take the initiative in “hunting” programmes.
“I must take notice for the up-coming events and contact to the person in charge.”
A record from morning to afternoon pay Anh VND90,000-150,000, based on the “hard”. Because there are also programmes require them to join into games.
Many audience with not good health could get hoarse or get sick after these long programme, but they all come back when getting well, just to see their favourite MC, editor, or invited guests.
Tran Khai Hung (student of University of Commerce) said: “I consider the job as doing physical excercises, because I have to stand up, sit down to cheer and rouse the programme. Though the payment is not high, I like to do this “gymnastics” job.” — VNS