I diagram every single shot plan, every set up more meticulously that the DP and AD combined. I spend days and days creating detailed frames and animatics in a program called frame forge. It’s borderline psychotic and I have been mocked behind my back for years for this practice. I don’t care. My reasons are very simple. I care about performance. What’s the connection you ask? It’s my experience that the more fanatically you prepare every single shot, the more time you can spend with actors. Actors are are 79 percent if the equation.