Film Students: Please meet in the classroom this week for info about the Pitch Assignment. Students who need more time to edit projects 1 and 2 can go to the Multimedia Hub at 3:30 after this discussion. Students who want to shoot location photos for their Pitch projects may use class time to do that, if they are done editing previous 2 assignments. Final Edits for Project 1 and Project 2 are due on Friday September 28, and should be uploaded to the class folder by the end of the week.
I will go over Pitch Project info this week at beginning class. We will brainstorm ideas and begin work on the pitches during class. Pitches are DUE the following week for presentation.
NEXT ASSIGNMENT: Short Film Idea / Pitch Project
During our class time in second week of October, (Sec 1 on Tues Oct 9, Sec 2 on Wed Oct 10) Each student will PITCH their idea to class. Attendance is required!
Please read the info below on how to prep your pitch and follow the powerpoint format as outlined. No fancy templates or fonts please! Keep the presentation clean with good visuals to back up your cinematic ideas.
SHORT FILM PROJECT PITCH
You will have 5 minutes to pitch an idea for a collaborative short film. Prepare an enthusiastic and engaging presentation of an idea for a film you would like to work on. Follow the checklist of points to cover in your pitch. Please keep your pitch under 5 minutes. Your pitch must offer an idea that is realistic within the timeline, technical tools, and financial limitations of our class. Films can be shot in multiple locations, but be realistic about the time it takes to plan and shoot. Pitch ideas can be any genre, in narrative or documentary form. (I will discuss a few exceptions in class).
SAVE THIS INFO to help you prep your pitch!
WHAT TO BRING TO THE PITCH: Paper printout + 10 slides in Powerpoint
Paper Printout: Please bring a one page printout that includes this info:
YOUR NAME: WORKING PROJECT TITLE:
TEASER: Sum up the storyline of your idea in around 25 words or less. Introduce the characters, their conflict, and the genre or visual style.:
PLEASE PREPARE a SHORT POWERPOINT (10 slides) OR PDF Your presentation must include visuals to support your pitch. Location photos and other visuals should be horizontal in proportions of HD video.
YOUR Powerpoint or PDF PRESENTATION SHOULD INCLUDE:
Slide 1 : YOUR NAME
WORKING PROJECT TITLE
TEASER: Sum up the storyline of your idea in around 25 words or less. Introduce the characters, their conflict, and the genre or visual style.
Slide 2: GENRE / STYLE:
Describe the type of short you want to make, show visual example
Slide 3 : STORY / PLOT:
Short paragraph that expands on the Teaser.
Slides 4-5: Character Descriptions / visual examples
Slides 5-7 : Locations / Settings / visual examples
Slides 8-9 : Additional Visual Examples that support the type of cinematography, visual effects, look / feel of the movie you hope to make. Storyboards, character sketches, still photos… please use horizontal format.
Slide 10 : Special Issues / Time of Day for shoots / restrictions
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