Our newest blogger Christian Capes is up for MTV ASIA VJ competition and is one of 20 contestants selected. Check out the interview below and vote him in!
Christian Capes is a familar face in the local entertainment scene since he first appeared in 8tv's award winning reality TV show "What Women Want" back in 2007. He followed it up with further success in winning Cleo Bachelor of the Year the same year. After taking a hiatus to go back into teaching. He took part in KL PAC'S Short and Sweet Festival in 2009 before landing a plum job as host and producer for the online entertainment channel Unseen TV.
(We take Christian aside for 10 minutes to grill him on why he thinks he should be the MTV's next VJ)
Morning Christian, so how did you hear about the MTV VJ Asia 2010 competition?
It was actually from one of my old students that I used to teach that told me last week MTV were on the hunt. So it was a mad rush to code my website and get the audition tape in time. Theres still a long way to go so im keeping my fingers crossed.
Have you always wanted to become a VJ?
It was always my dream to be a host on MTV before I came out to Malaysia. I think in the intervening years since I first won the Cleo title back in 2007, i've really grown in confidence in hosting since I joined Unseen TV. I've kinda taken my own path in life and i've really had to discover and grow as a person in these past couple of years. Now I feel i'm ready.
So what kind of music can we find you listening too on your ipod?
Well when I was growing up in the UK. It was in the Britpop days when Oasis and Blur ruled the roost. But the first album I actually bought was Michael Jacksons Off the Wall. I still have in on cassette which shows you how long ago it was. Nowadays i'm quite into my electronic music but still reserve a special place in my heart for the Cardigans Gran Turismo album which was a real underground classic at the time.
Besides hosting where can we normally find you?
Well right now if im not shooting or modelling you can generally find me in front of either my laptop or the TV Screen watching the world cup! My days of infamy are over for the time-being.
So going back to the hosting...what do you think makes a good host?
I think its all about opening the other person up if your interviewing someone. Its harder to interview groups than one person so its good to do your homework before. And obviously coming across as natural on screen. I asked a lot of questions before I first started out to more established names in the industry. Ultimately its how you deliver and its important to have good dynamicism with your camera person. When I shoot videos I see it as a very organic process.
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