So, my friend and fellow writer Angelica R. Jackson was kind enough to offer her video skills to film my video pitch. I honestly don’t know how actors manage their nerves and then get through a zillion takes of the same material without tearing their hair out. After numerous attempts, I finally got it right…only to find out I was pushing the wrong remote button and nothing got filmed! But, after a few more attempts, I managed to film one that worked (though my inner critic still sees flaws in my delivery–eyeballs following a cue-card, speaking too fast, etc.) Guess it’s a good thing I write instead of act ;-).
One piece of advice Angelica had offered was to rehearse in an extra exaggerated voice, like in a movie trailor, so some of that enthusiasm carries into the actual pitch. She used the famous, “dom, dom, dom” doom-around-the-corner phrase to describe the gist of the exercise. So, I’ve coined it the Dom, Dom, Dom Rule as a great way to prepare for pitching your work.
To view my first ever video pitch, go here.