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Video Pitch Loglines – Getting your story pitch made into a movie

Back in early 2014, WILDsound began making movies out of writer’s logline submissions. It’s a great way for their script or story to be presented in a visual fashion. Take a look at recent pitches made into movies:

As of this writing, we have made over 50 videos in various ways and formats.

Click here and send in your own logline and we’ll turn it into a movie:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/video_pitch_festival.html

A great way to increase your presence and get your story out to the world. This network averages over 95,000 unique visitors a day. We guarantee that your video will garner 1000s of hits by being showcased on the YouTube channel.

Here’s a quick summary of writing a logline:

Go to the main logline page and read logline writing basics:
http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html

Here’s a quick teaser:

Brevity is an absolute necessity of creating a good logline. You should go through many drafts to make sure every adjective is the most perfect and evocative and above all accurate. Get out your thesaurus find the best words for the job. You can’t afford a single extra character.

Choose your focus carefully. You need to pinpoint the most important through-line of your story. What you pick must be dynamic: you need to describe action, conflict, challenge.

The easiest way to phrase your logline is to state the genre, an attribute of the main character, and what the character needs to achieve to meet a challenge. Of course, you may see your script as a slice of life or a series of vignettes or something else that doesn’t lend itself to a clear statement in this form, but attempt it.

For example:

“The Last Thing She Did” is a romantic comedy in which a ditsy writer struggles to overcome her reliance on a dead friend’s advice in order to meet a deadline.

A WILDsound Writing Festival Review. Hope you enjoy.
– Matthew Toffolo