3 Produce thumbnails
Next I start thumbnailing, just thinking on paper in a quick shorthand. This stage is all about action and angles: how to compose shots while telling the story in a way the audience can understand. This becomes my blueprint for the sequence, and is when you have the most creative input, trying various permutations to see which angles and setups are the most effective. It’s not about the limitations of the script, but more about maximising opportunities and pushing the boundaries.