Instructional Video

Pitching and Pre-Production

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Do you have a brilliant idea for a movie? Where does it take place? Who should star in it? Who will want to see it? Filmmakers must consider these questions and more as they pitch their film ideas. Explore the art of pitching a film, as well as the detailed and laborious process of pre-production, with a short video,

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Encourage small groups to come up with a script idea and have them pitch it you or their peers as the first part of a screenwriting project
  • Incorporate the video into an argument writing lesson or debate class to hone persuasive skills
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should have knowledge of basic literary elements, including genre and tone
  • Part of a larger Crash Course series on film production
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Defines film industry terms for viewers, such as comps and logline
  • Informative for future filmmakers who could use a few practical pieces of advice
  • None
Common Core