March 31, 2011

Video Pitch...Take 50! And remember the "Dom, Dom, Dom Rule"

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.


  1. You actually only had 16 takes, I counted! And if you want to have the video player in your post instead of linking it, go to YouTube and play the video. Underneath it, where you found the share button, there is one that says embed.

    It will give you a string of code that you can copy and paste into your blogger post, and it will put the video on your page.

    Good luck with your pitch! I'm formatting my email today, so that I can just hit send on Sunday.

  2. Christina, you did GREAT!!! WOW.

    Seriously, you look interested in what you're doing and saying, you delivered clearly and not-too-fast, and your pitch is really wonderful. All that work you did over at Pitch University has REALLY paid off.

    And I love that you have your "Fearless" badge up!! You earned it.