Before you begin a Call for Pitches please consider these points to find out if it is the right fit:
You are a:
- Digital media company that wants to scale original video stories without doing it all yourself
- An creative agency that has already got a budget to produce a digital video series (not just looking for ideas to pitch)
- A Show producer who wants ideas for a show they are working on
You need story ideas:
- From Multiple Locations: Original video stories from different locations on a particular theme
- For an Ongoing Show: More than 3 videos for a show, series or longer branded project
- For a Hyper-Specific Project: A video on a specific theme in a very specific location (robot stories in Tokyo, for example)
You aren’t working on:
- Tight Deadlines: It takes time and effort to come up with ideas, so calls for pitches shouldn’t be used for stories you want to produce in less than 7 days. Also, you may miss out on ideas because freelancers may be doing extra research on the idea instead of pitching it right away.
- What to do instead: Post a normal assignment without pitches and simply mention that the applicant should jot down a few ideas in their application.
- A Show Pilot or One-Off Video: You only need one idea without very specific location.
- What to do instead: Ask your account manager to suggest a few good Storyhunters to pitch ideas to you that could help you make a great pilot.
- A project that doesn’t yet have an approved budget: If you only want the idea and don’t want to hire the Storyhunter in any capacity to produce it, quality freelancers won’t pitch you their ideas.
- What to do instead: Use the Search tool to find someone in the location you are looking for and send them a message seeing if they’d be interested in brainstorming with you.