Me and my friends started a studio for Minecraft movie production. We were only 3 back then, and it was all nice, we had a YouTube channel, Facebook page etc., we were only starting. But as people started to watch our movies more, we had to upload more movies. This of course isn't a 5-minute job; it involves:
- someone with a story producing the script
- telling every actor to come to the server
- person doing #1 has also be the director of the movie
- preparing the scene (setting)
- recording, editing, rendering and uploading it to YouTube.
This way we produced several movies, but the leader (he is also the founder) did 90% of all the jobs listed here and he realized we have to recruit new members. This was done by me and and the founder and now, we have 18 members + some guests. When recruiting we focused mainly on age, technical details and most importantly: time of the day, which the member is ready to actually record something.
But after some time, problems came:
- members able to do #1 and #3 excused to do it later, because they lack time,
- irresponsible members,
- members being rude,
- when we finally met to record, we couldn't get ourselves to actually do something, for no reason we just talked to each other, did random things in Minecraft, and after 1 hour we recorded that 10-minute scene, and then they had to left, so we didn't do what we wanted
The founder was angry because of this and he started being rude towards the members, and actually some members left.
And now we're stuck because key members haven't got time to come to PC (we're graduating), and we've got nothing to record. And we have to release new movies!
So what I'm asking is, how to get people to do something from #1 to #5 with them actually doing it by the deadline? How to get people to do their responsibilities when they are not bound by any (written) contract?