1. Partner Pitch
Pitch your concept to your partner. Like we did before, a classic pitch is usually a summary of the story idea in twenty five words or less that conveys the exposition (who, where, and when), the inciting incident (what has happened) and hopefully hooks your audience. You want the excite them on your idea, getting them to exclaim “Now THAT is a movie I need to see!” After you’ve verbally pitched the idea, take a few minutes to read over each script, discuss the merits of each, considering qualitative traits (“your idea is so funny!”) and technical traits (“my idea is on the moon with two robots, which might be too difficult for this project”) to decide on which of the two scripts you want to produce.
2. Revise Script Together
Edit, edit, and edit some more! Work together to polish it into a final script. If you need more time, you may need to work on it from home. It should be roughly two to three pages long. Time it out to see if it is too long or too short to see if you need to bulk it up or edit it down. We will aim to complete the final draft tomorrow. Finish early? Start working on your storyboard!