Film is one of the most collaborative of all the arts and is constantly changing. From script to music, every step of filmmaking is being done in a highly collaborative way, involving many people with different kinds of expertise. To manage everything with your crew so that everything falls into place, good communication is crucial.
Openness, empathy, listening and questioning are the important characteristics for effective, efficient and tactful communication. That’s not really news, but somehow we don’t all manage to communicate that way. And when it comes to complex working process, effective collaboration plays as significant a role as communication.
As mentioned before, film is a constantly changing industry. It goes shoulder to shoulder with the fast-paced development of new methods and emerging technology. Digital workflows in film have become native to process and with that, film production has in some ways transformed into a more complex world than it was before.