Successful collaboration comes from clearly articulated roles and responsibilities for each step of the process. To help create a smooth and productive production experience it can be helpful to agree on what equitable collaboration will mean for your group.
There are a variety of ways to divide up the work - what matters is that everyone in the group agrees regarding how content is being determined and how labor and responsibilities are being divided. All members should monitor distribution of responsibilities and a channel for vocalizing concerns of imbalance should be established. One way to divide up the work is to assign group members specialized oversight of a specific process. Some roles to consider are:
When establishing partners and collaborators be transparent about your goals with the project. Make sure those you are speaking with or about have knowledge about the context of your work. Pay careful consideration to who you are choosing to collaborate with and whose voice you might be leaving out.When interviewing, be transparent about options guests have when it comes to participation. You should always have release forms for those you interview to guide this process. Some options to make participants aware of are: