Today, we will focus on the “pitch” part of your assignment. A pitch is essentially an attempt to sell a product or idea; thus, a movie pitch is an attempt to sell an idea for a film to a movie studio.
- Engage us. Remember that you will make your pitch to a small group of people. Engage with them. Talk to/with them, not at them.
- Sell your ideas. Package your ideas in way that will interest the audience. Make want to watch (and buy!) this movie.
- Use body language to enhance your message. Project ease, confidence, and appropriate energy.
The following videos will help you prepare for your movie pitch.
This video features a film school instructor explaining strategies for the pitch. In particular, he focuses on defining your project early; make sure your audience understands the basics about the film in the opening minute. He also mentions the importance of the greeting, body language, and hand gestures.
This video features a number of young students pitching their ideas. Assessing their work might give you some ideas about how to approach your own pitch.