Pitchapalooza 2022

Pitchapalooza is coming up fast! We wanted to give you a little taste of what you’ll learn, and a little more about who our presenters are this year. 

Pitchapalooza 2022

This event is designed to give you insight on how to best make a pitch video for your project. We will go over some best practices for storytelling, planning and shooting your video, and then editing and captioning your project for an optimum viewing experience – how to make an impact through video.


Bianca Rhodes of Saint Paul Neighborhood Network

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Bianca A. Rhodes is an Emmy award winning Media Creative Professional and proud cum lade graduate of St. Cloud State University with a degree in Mass Communication. Her work is dedicated to advocate for the Black Community, its Youth and Education. 

Prior to college, at the age of 14 years old, she started her media career with TPT’s Emmy Award Winning show, entitled “Don’t Believe the Hype.” She became passionate about television production through TPT and went on to excel in media writing, camera operation and digital editing. From working as the MPS district photographer, to running her own production company she learned a deep importance of giving back. So, Rhodes took her talents to new heights, becoming the Filmmaker Mentor for Rondo Youth in her latest project, Rondo: Beyond the Pavement. The film has had over 30 screenings in the Twin Cities and shown in 10 Film Festivals across the nation. 

Currently, Rhodes is a proud Filmmaker, Photographer, Producer and the Production Manager for the Saint Paul Neighborhood Network. She is determined to use her talents and skills to motivate more Women and Youth to go into media! She hopes that her own legacy of community media will spark the mind of a little black girl just as it did for her.

Valerie Lockhart of Code Savvy

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Valerie Lockhart has a deep love for words, technology, and photography/video production. She has been producing media content for over 10 years through her business, Ninja Media International, and the Minneapolis Television Network.

Valerie earned her Bachelors Degree in Communications and Digital Media from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN and regularly produces and edits video and a number of podcasts for organizations across the country. 

Valerie currently serves as Executive Director of Code Savvy and the Minnesota Women in Tech. She is passionate about individual rights, voluntarism, and accessibility, and likes to spend her free time helping people and communities learn how to leverage technology and media to become more self-sufficient.  

We are so excited to bring these ladies to Pitchapalooza to help guide you on your pitch video journey this year. 

Please make sure to register today!

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