- On June 16, 2016
By Melanie Bindon, Art Gym Denver
The ability to pitch well is an important but understated skill in the art world. Whether you are dreaming of being a published comic book artist, looking for a new creative gig, or are seeking an artist residency, the power of a good pitch can sky rocket your artistic endeavors.
Exude passion for your ideas and establish your experience in a way that allows the catchers to be a part of the creative process. Oscar winning writer, director, and producer Oliver Stone advised screenwriters to pitch to a producer by “pulling back and projecting what [she] needs onto your idea in order to make the story whole.”
By doing so, you engage the catcher as co-collaborators on the project at hand and afirm your ability to realize the vision. Remember, they need to walk out believing whole heartedly in your ability to make their investment worth it.
Need more help? Check out these resources:
- David Rose on Pitching to a VCS
- How to Pitch Your Ideas for Craft or Art
- How to Pitch a Brilliant Idea
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