For The Fox and the Hound, Don Griffith established with this master shot the houses of the hunter and the widow, the distance between them, and the details in the terrain. For the whole picture, this layout then became the guide for all business in this area.
A scene of a closer shot along the fence is planned, keeping all the spatial relationships established in the long shot. No matter what camera angle is chosen, everyone in the unit knows what should be shown in such a shot.
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