Comments from feedback forms
The concept really
required each member of the team to participate - there were not extraneous
members coasting or not participating. The concept of making a short
film was a great way to get everyone in the small group involved, and
taking ownership for the finished product."
"Great exercise in creating a complex, time-consuming product with a very
short time constraint. Strongest part, without question, was seeing the finished
product. That made all the disjointed work we'd done resolve itself into a worthwhile
wonderful package. The work we did was hard but fun. We had a great time working
as a group and we created something fantastic as an end product."
"I now understand the bloodlust that exists deep within the hearts of my
team members. I shall never, ever do anything that will make me the focus of
their psychotic, homicidal rage..... Ok, I was kidding there."
Bank of America
Everyone knows and loves movies. Now your team can experience
the exhilaration of making their own movie. The filmmaking process
challenges teams to collaborate and communicate abstract ideas through
a visual story.
Go through the same process Hollywood uses to make big-budget movies.
Start with an abstract concept (The Future is Now). Brainstorm ideas
(Superman meets Dracula or a cross between The Office and Working Girl)...
and watch your people take creative risks.
The filmmaking process alternates feeling (intuitive) and thinking (logical)
and provides a deeply creative and interactive experience. There are
no right answers - only what's the most interesting, exciting... truthful
way to tell the story. This is challenging!
Then each team will go out and shoot their film with the guidance
of our Teamwork Cinema veteran filmmakers. After a hard afternoon on
the set, the filmmakers will edit and polish the films - ready for
the Academy Award screening that evening. Most films will be 4 minutes
long, based on the various genres - mystery, comedy, film noir, science
fiction, etc. Your people get immediate
feedback on their work - the audience laughs and new stars are born.
Outcomes: Teamwork Cinema clients have reported these
• Communicate abstract ideas: Big Picture
• Lead a group through uncharted territory: Leadership
• Motivate a team to focus on one goal: Teamwork
Your group will vote for Best
Actress, Best Actor, Best Cinematographer, Best Director and
the coveted Best Picture Award.