Video Series: Getting Started with Storyrocket

Welcome and Intro Video

Welcome to Storyrocket.  We’re excited to have you join us and we look forward to seeing your projects posted here.  There’s a lot you can do to market yourself, as well as your books and scripts through our site, and we also lend a hand when we see you fully-engaged by completing your pitch packages.

 

 

How to Build a Member Profile

By now, I’m sure you’ve been in the site and may already have your member profile created.  In the event you haven’t or still need some help understanding how best to complete it, this video will walk you through the steps and will emphasize sections to explain why they’re important.

 

 

How  to Build a Pitch Package

It’s important to have a well-defined member profile, but the “real stars” on Storyrocket are the pitch packages.  And while not all sections are required to upload a partially-completed project, this video will detail the steps to create a great pitch package and why filling out certain sections get you viewed more often and for more time.  Remember you can return to edit and add as often as needed.

It may take a little time to complete a pitch package, but after your first one you’ll know the elements to have ready and then it’ll only take you a few minutes from start to finish. Features that help you get searched and viewed start with our filters for Genre, Intended Medium and Material Type.  But once these filters narrow the search, it’ll be your Poster, Logline, Tagline, Cast Wish List and Videos that take over… so make sure these sections get your best effort when filling out your pitch packages.

 

 

Our site is an effective repository for your “works” and has the added benefit of displaying your pitch packages as a microsite.  Each project’s title is in the URL, for example, “Going Vogue” is:  www.storyrocket.com/going-vogue

This URL is what gets imbedded each time you share your pitch package, whether it’s person to person, or through Facebook or any other of the social media buttons you’ve linked to your profile.  And if you get others to share it, it just speeds up the process.

Here’s the anecdote I mentioned in the last email:

Early on, I posted my first 2 pitch packages. They were the ones I was most passionate about.  I decided to post a 3rd project a few days later, “Oh! George.”  It was something I wrote a long time ago, and I had lost some enthusiasm in.  While I messaged out and promoted the other two, it was “Oh! George” that got the most attention.  The main character in the story is an actual person and he found the pitch package on Storyrocket.  Before I became aware that he was sharing it on Facebook and other social media, several producers contacted me regarding it.  The point is, if it’s sitting in a file on your computer, no one will ever have a chance to find it. 

How to Promote your Pitch Package

Now that your member profile and pitch packages are awesome, right!  The next thing to do is promote your projects.
The site has the benefit of listing your books and scripts in our database to be searched and found by producers.  However sharing your work and using the social media buttons gets your story out there faster and further, and that’s part of what Storyrocket is all about.

Our site is an effective repository for your “works” and has the added benefit of displaying your pitch packages as a microsite.  Each project’s title is in the URL.  For example, “Man Walking On The Moon,” is:  www.storyrocket.com/man-walking-on-the-moon This URL is what gets imbedded each time you share your pitch package, whether it’s person to person, or through Facebook or any other of the social media buttons we have linked to your profile.  And if you get others to share it, it just speeds up the process.