Pitch Video Requirements
- All members of the team must speak
- Video can be 3-5 minutes long
- The video can be any format the team wants
- Possible formats include: Skits, Slide Presentations, Testimonials from users
- The video must be uploaded to youtube or vimeo, and the link must be shared through the submission platform
Tips for making a great video pitch:
- Make sure everyone is loud and clear. Good audio is critical to understanding your pitch. Make sure there is minimum noise.
- Have a strong opening or “hook”
- Speak clearly and confidently.
- Use open body language, large gestures (more tips on body language).
- Show us the problem (and your solution). Don’t just tell.
- Make eye contact with the camera.
- Use a script if possible. Instead of using "um" and other filler words, try pausing or taking a breath instead.
- Please don’t chew gum or candy when speaking.
- Dress for success. Make sure your outfits are appropriate.
- SMILE! Be proud of your work.
Video & Editing Tips:
- Be sure to select a quiet space to record your video. This is very important as it affects the quality of the entire video.
- If you can, use a separate audio recorder, as it will probably be better than the camera’s built-in audio (If your phone has an audio-recorder, try it out!)
- Use multiple sources of light ( table lamps, natural light from a window, overhead lights etc.)
- Remember to turn all the lights on if your surroundings are dark
Give yourself enough time to fully test your video set-up -- film a practice pitch, or a test shot or two. Try to give yourself enough time to practice film editing as well.
Activity: Drafting the Pitch:
Your Hook (quote, statistic, photo, skit, question, etc):
TELL THE STORY
Remember that all team members must speak in the pitch. Assign team members to the different parts of the presentation: