Filmmaking and teamwork go nearly hand-in-hand and the most successful projects are often a reflection of a successful collaboration. There is perhaps no better way to foster that collaboration than by joining a film collective.
But what exactly does a collective do? In honor of our 10th anniversary, I asked a few of my fellow members of The Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective (BFC) to share their experience bringing their respective projects to life through the collective.
The collective is a group of around 50 filmmakers who meet to workshop and give feedback on each others' works-in-progress. Projects range from nascent ideas to fine cuts (and everything in between). At our core, we are a workshopping collective: each week, different members present to the group and then receive constructive criticism from a group of peers they know and trust.