Exercise 1: Pitching

Part A: Take a scene that you storyboarded in Lesson 5 and practice pitching it first in front of a mirror, then to a close friend, then to someone who you don’t know as well, but is willing to listen and provide feedback. Here are some things to think about:
  • Who are the characters and how can you make them distinctive?
  • Pull out and highlight any dialogue between characters so it’s easily visible when you’re going through your scene.
  • What are some descriptive words you can use to help your audience use their imagination?
  • What kind of energy can you bring to your pitch? Consider body movements, voice characteristics and sound effects.
  • Remember to pay attention to pacing; going through action scenes quickly while slowing down to let moodier moments breath.