LEARNING UNIT 5 The pitch
Assignment 7: Pitch your story and screenplay to the class in five minutes.
No matter where your story is situated in the building process, it is important that you are continuing to explore, rewrite and pitch your ideas. By rewriting and by pitching, you can integrate what you have done in the course’s previous assignments. It is also important that other knowledgeable folks read and comment about your work as often as possible.
What does it mean to “pitch” my project?
In a few short minutes, speak in depth to the class about your project. Integrate the work you’ve done so far and express your vision for the story, describing the passions that drive your commitment and plans. Help each of us to focus our attention upon the essence and details of your story and project–convince, describe, persuade and motivate us to love your story and project–how could an audience relate to it? Do you seek funding? Collaboration? Why should your story and screenplay become a film or other performance? What do you need, want, and seek? In the pitch tell us about your story and the main character’s objectives. Describe and seek and ye shall find. It’s OK to use notes or other presentation tools as you pitch your project, but it’s better if you just speak knowledgeably and informatively from your heart.
What can I do when the class is over?
All students, beginning or advanced, are encouraged to take the class multiple times. In between classes, your goal should be to integrate what you have done in the course’s previous assignments. No matter where your story is situated in the building process, it is important that you are continuing to explore, write and rewrite and pitch your ideas. It is important that other knowledgeable folks read and comment about your work, at least on occasion. Keep writing and never quit.