2. SENIOR THESIS - SOFT PITCH - SPRING SEMESTER EXAM
SOFT PITCH - PRELIMINARY PROPOSALS
While we recognize that plans may definitely change over the course of the summer, the Soft Pitch is your chance to solicit preliminary feedback on your Senior Thesis and Research Project plans. This opportunity is for animators to present proposals and seek advice as to how best proceed over the summer in preparation for their senior thesis year.
We have set aside 20 minutes to listen to your thoughts, view your materials, and discuss your options. Please come ready to discuss both your Sr. Thesis and Research Project. The more concrete your proposals are the more we can help to shape a strategy to move them towards a successful pitch during the summer months.
Here are some suggestions on what to bring:
Narrow down your options ahead of time - If you have settled onto a single thesis option fantastic! If not, bring no more than your final three.
Write down your thoughts - Working Title, a brief project description, artistic or technical goals, production partners, potential challenges.
Visuals are extremely helpful - Character sketches, Story beats, Inspiration from existing artwork, and even examples of previous work.
Presentation - Organize your thoughts ahead of time and then sequence your materials in a way that you're comfortable with. Begin with your you're most promising Thesis option (if you have more than one) and finish with Research proposals. Powerpoint or PDF files are easiest to navigate. If possible, avoid digging around in folders on OneDrive.
Above all . . . relax. The Soft Pitch is designed to be a collaborative discussion exploring the best possible options for your coming year. Nothing is binding. No grades will be levied.
See you at the pitch!
Stephan Leeper/Central Michigan University/2019