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Rule 13 USE A LINEAR PROCESS FOR STATIC ELEMENTS

The starting point for choosing a process is understanding what kind of situation you’re dealing with. Is it simple or complex? Are the elements static and unchanging, or dynamic and unpredictable?

Many projects have fairly static elements. Even a project as complex as making a movie can be approached as a collection of simple parts. You can break the movie down into scenes, then break the scenes into shots and camera moves. Once you have a script in hand, it’s easy to see how the scenes will fit together, at which point you can shoot them in whatever sequence you like. You can feel confident that ...

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