Investor pitch · Pitch competition

Any advice or resources to check on creating a 3-minute startup pitch video?

Robin Alter Creating Strategic Partnerships and Leading Product Managment

May 23rd, 2015

I have pitched many times but have never done a video of the company pitch. Any suggestions on how to get this done well and rapidly?
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Creighton Taylor

May 23rd, 2015

I recently created this 1.5 minute video for one of my apps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD6ZwzZarCs using powtoon.com for free. They have premium services, but their free services allow you to create quick animated videos that illustrate your concept. However, if you want to create a custom video with real people, then this won't do the trick.

Chris Carruth VP/Director. Strategy | Business Development | Operations | Product | Solutions

May 23rd, 2015

And last, I would ask myself are you actually wanting to create a pitch video or an explainer video? The content will be different and in truth likely impact what format of video you decide to do.

Hannah Yang

May 23rd, 2015

Rogin, if you're looking for a filmmaker, my company Amass Media matches organizations with filmmakers for a much more affordable rate than production companies. Feel free to get in touch hannah@amassmedia.org or check out our website amassmedia.org

Hannah

Chris Carruth VP/Director. Strategy | Business Development | Operations | Product | Solutions

May 23rd, 2015

There are all kinds of resources..most freelancer sites have people that can do this in a variety of formats, from whiteboard sketch videos to whiteboard/animation to full animation to mixed media to .....

Try Freelancer, Odesk, Peopleperhour, or Thumbtack. 

Will say that many of the respondents will be offshore and some incredibly cheap...I have had good and bad experiences. Be as detailed as you can be in your posting, ask a ton of questions, get a timeline agreed to, and track the progress (or lack of). 

Most of these sites have moneyback guarantees for the work performed, but if you decide to simply not proceed once you post your gig, some do take a 10% out of the money returned. Most require the total price you accept to be escrowed and then can be released on a milestone basis if the project is large.