May 292006

The Art of the Pitch © Jackie Turnure 2006.

Recorded live and unedited during the LAMP lab in Perth in May 2006 in front of the seven teams developing emerging media projects.

Jackie Turnure Jackie continues her journey into the importance of the pitch and effectively communicating your cross media idea. “if you can’t pitch your project then you don’t know what it is” and “you can’t over pitch” in terms of constantly refining it. How to grab attention, what’s at the heart of the project, how to take the listener on a journey, engage them, making it real, focusing on the content then the medium but most importantly eloquently describing the experience.

She then goes on to talk about the experience from a reward perspective and how important it is to experiment with your communication, test it, try new things and understand your audience. Get inside their heads and understand their perspective, they have often come with good will “build on the good will, believe in it and they will too”

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JACKIE TURNURE – Non-linear storyteller

With script editing and writing experience in both traditional and new media, Jackie Turnure brings a unique perspective to the role of narrative in cross media production. For the last 15 years she has been working across film, television, games and online production, with a particular focus on animation and children�s content.

Jackie received her Bachelor of Arts (Visual Communications) from Sydney College of the Arts and her Master of Fine Arts (Film Production) from San Francisco State University. She spent nine years in the US teaching screenwriting at New York University, Hunter College and the Academy of Arts College, San Francisco. During that time, Jackie wrote and directed eight short films and videos that have won awards and screened internationally.

After returning to Sydney, Jackie produced and directed three 3D animated kids’ games for PC, “Bananas in Pyjamas ” It’s Party Time”, “Oz – The Magical Adventure” and “Oz – The Interactive Storybook”. The games have won numerous awards and been distributed in 18 countries. Jackie lectures part time at AFTRS, was an industry mentor at the NSW Film and Television Office’s Indigenous Writers Workshop, ran a Game Design Workshop in FTI in Perth and gave a workshop on Alternative Narratives for the Australian Writer’s Guild.In addition, Jackie works as a script editor and story consultant on feature films, animated television series and animated games. She recently completed story producing and writing 3 episodes on Deadly, a half hour animated TV series based on the books by Paul Jennings and Morris Gleitzman. Jackie is currently script editing and voice directing Stolen Life, an animated feature produced in Machinima, written and produced by Peter Rasmussen.

Perth 11 May 2006
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