Category: Issue 3

Effective Collaboration between Professional Polish Filmmakers:The Grounded Theory Approach

  • Aleksandra Zienowicz-Wielebska
  • Aleksandra Krukowska-Burke
  • Ewa Serwotka & Pola Weiner

JOURNAL OF GENIUS AND EMINENCE, 5 (1) 2020

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Article Copyright © 2020 Aleksandra Zienowicz-Wielebska, Aleksandra Krukowska-Burke, Ewa Serwotka & Pola Weiner

ISSN: 2334-1149 online

DOI: 10.18536/jge.2020.01.04

Effective Collaboration between Professional
Polish Filmmakers:The Grounded Theory Approach

Aleksandra Zienowicz-Wielebska

Jagiellonian University, Poland

Aleksandra Krukowska-Burke

Newman University, United Kingdom

Ewa Serwotka & Pola Weiner

Positive Sport Foundation, Poland

Abstract

Psychological factors such as achievement motivation and personality affect individuals involved in film production. Group dynamics are also highly influential during the filmmaking process, yet studies in the performing arts are limited in number, and few have focused on the psychological needs and the complexities of the film production crew which contribute to achieving a high-quality masterpiece. The present study aimed to explore the social contexts (factors and processes) in which eminent Polish filmmakers develop and flourish, using the performance psychology perspective. Twenty actors, 16 directors, 12 producers, six cameramen, five sound technicians, four costume designers, three make-up artists, three film editors, two screenwriters, and two stage designers participated in semi-structured interviews and participant observations. The resulting grounded theory of Effective Film Production Collaboration suggests that conditions (e.g. need for achievement) influence group- and individual-level factors (e.g. communication) which in turn affect the quality of collaboration, that is perceived through group cohesiveness, quality of relationships, and perseverance.

Keywords: Film, performance psychology, performing arts, effective collaboration, grounded theory

Aleksandra Zienowicz-Wielebska | Jagiellonian University, Poland | Email: zienowicza@gmail.com
Aleksandra Krukowska-Burke | Newman University, United Kingdom | Email: O.Krukowska-Burke@staff.newman.ac.uk| [ORCID id – https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1498-9940]
Ewa Serwotka Pola Weiner | 3Positive Sport Foundation, Poland | Email: fundacjasportupozytywnego@gmail.com
Note: The author attests that there are no conflicts of interest, that the data reported here are not used in any other publications and there are no infringements on previous copyrights.