Attention all Artists and Creators who want to hone their pitching skills!
This podcast is especially for you! Today I talk about how to effectively simplify your pitches and get to the point of your story quickly and effectively.
Don’t waste time developing stuff that isn’t necessary for your pitch. At this point the detail is not important. Nobody cares if your main character has a mullet or a flat top haircut. If your story is flimsy, it doesn’t matter what kind of boots your hero wears.
The essence of your story and how it will illicit emotion in your audience should be your primary concern. Model sheets, turn arounds, storyboards, even animation are not necessary in a pitch. You need a bare no frills solid story with interesting characters. That’s it. People love a good story and as a creator and storyteller it’s your job make your story an emotional experience!
What are you waiting for? Get writing and make that pitch sing!
Jose Gonzalez is a faithful Minion and developing artist! The guy loves to draw and I have taken him under my wing to help him improve his drawing skills! I assigned him to draw a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat and below is what Jose drew.
I then took Jose’s drawing and went over it with red to punch it up a little and help him make a better drawing out of it!
I recorded myself doing it and below you can see the video notes I gave Jose!
Below is his final pencil sketch with the adjustments I suggested!
The Great Gordini!
This is the fantastic final inked drawing by Jose! The Great Gordini! What a difference eh Minions?! Let’s give it up for Jose folks!
Be on the lookout for Project Jose assignment #2! where I asked Jose to draw some robots playing poker! It’s going to be sweet!
Until next time Minions!