It is generally better to build up from basic production treatment that will work effectively, than to start with a complex idea that has to be considerably simplified.
Most subjects can be presented in a number of quite different ways, some more successful than others. But remember, elaboration does not guarantee a better program – often the reverse. Take a subject such as ‘Warfare’.
• Presentation could be very basic – a seated storyteller.
• You might include illustrations … stills … graphics …, film clips … miniature layouts showing battles.
• Given the budget» animated film, dramatic reenactments … even location battles!
But do these make your points better? They may, but on the other hand ...