It is a truism of reality TV. There’s no better way to sell a show than to produce a great pitch video. Most pitch reels are low-budget. But, even if you have no money there’s one thing you can do to make sure your tape stands out. In fact, we used this secret to sell many TV shows, and give you three actual examples. PLUS: a bonus graphic tip you can’t live without! Here it is: our own secret revealed…
Sizzle Reel Secret: We Do This On Every Tape We Edit
On today’s short and focused podcast, we give you the sizzle reel secret we use on every pitch tape we edit. It’s helped us sell numerous TV shows and pilots. This little nugget is also what made us stand out when we were breaking into the industry.
Today we explain how we used this secret to sell three different television shows.
You don’t need to be a great editor or a terrific graphic designer. It doesn’t matter if you’ve ever edited a pitch reel. In fact, before we understood this technique was a “secret” we used it to cut our first ever pitch reel. That tape earned us a ton of meetings in Hollywood, and lead to our first producer credit. And it was the first one we ever made…using this sizzle reel secret.
And stay tuned to the end — we share a graphic tip ANYONE can use that itself is worth the price of admission!
NOW… press that giant red “PLAY” button above and make your next pitch tape shine.
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Helpful and Related Links:
Steal this Editing Secret to Edit Film and Video Like a Pro – More advice to help you rock the house, no matter what level your editing skills.
Pro Tip: Awesome Beginnings – Yet anoter sizzle reel secret to make your pitch tapes shine.
Should you take investment money to make a sizzle reel? Sizzle Reels: Budgets, Investors, and More.
Want the “cheat sheet” to pitching shows to us? Pitch Shows to Joke and Biagio.
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Dying to show us your Sizzle Reel?
Okay — you listened to today’s podcast, made a great tape, and want to share it with us? Here’s how:
Read our in-depth page about how to pitch us a show. It also talks about what it’s really like to work in our business, the unscripted TV and film industry.