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Each student will have 5 minutes to pitch an idea for a collaborative short film to the class. Prepare an enthusiastic and engaging presentation of an idea for a film you would like to work on. Follow the checklist of points to cover in your pitch. Please keep your pitch under 5 minutes. The selected film projects will be short (10 minutes or less) and your pitch must offer an idea that is realistic within the timeline, technical tools, and financial limitations of our class. Students will vote for the best ideas. The class will break up into teams of 5 or less to work for the remainder of the semester. Identify your skills, strengths, and areas of willingness to learn. Be prepared to step into specific roles on your team (for example: lighting, camera, set decorating, acting, etc). Every team will need to designate a director for the shoots. Teams can also recruit or cast from the larger UMD community. After the project is shot, each student will edit their own final cut version of the film. These variations on the final edit will be an important part of our learning this semester.
Your Pitch Checklist
Visual Narrative Plan
Outline or Script (optional)