The best part to me about the IMRC is the collaborative setting. My last 3 years here I have practiced how to collaborate, amongst watching other collaborations. Projects have ranged from laser cutting, projection mapping, project design, audio and video projects. Something that I always try to remember when approaching a collaborative experience is two minds are better than one, and that no idea is a bad idea. Sometimes a bad ideas can be broken down and remixed to make it stronger and more flushed out. On that note, it’s important to let your co-collaborators empty themselves when brainstorming or working. Sometimes the hardest part of a collaboration is letting your co-collaborator take the reins. Patience is a virtue.
My next idea is to understand your collaborator early. Be personal, go out to lunch, go for a run, go for a beer. Find out what makes them tick! It could be beneficial later on when meshing artistic fingerprints.
Also if you and your collaborator view goals/deliverables as guidelines instead of concrete “have-to do’s” it could open up new opportunities and avenues the project can take.
That’s all for now!