Okay, some more things we’ve learned from doing this first project…maybe a snippet of something will be of some help…
5) The needs of the of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Or the one. Okay, so I borrowed this from “The Wrath of Khan.” But so what? It fits! There are times when you may disagree with the rest, or when you’d rather cut out and catch a movie when you should be finishing your final rewrite which everyone expects by morning, but you suck it up, and do what it taked to get it done. That is the the #1 rule in collaborating.
6) Deadlines are fluid. Never forget this one. It’s more important to get it done right than to just get it done.
7) Respect. When you’re working with 7 or 8 or 9 other people, remember the old song: R-E-S-P-E-C-T. The first time you screw up by not respecting someone’s viewpoint, you have lost their respect…probably for good.
8) Artistic types need guidelines, not walls. If you are an anal type, like myself, you cannot expect an artistic-type person to stay on a leash and follow strict rules and conditions. They do, however, like guidelines to help them along.
These 8 guidelines aren’t carved in stone, but I guarantee they’ll make your project, and your life, move along a little smoother.