Perceiving the Multiverse

Planning out the shots of a film is like perceiving the multiverse. The camera could go anywhere. There's a universe where this shot takes place 3 feet to the left and that difference moves a hundred more people in a different way. In another universe, the shot is instead four different shots and changes a million people's lives and how they see the world. Or maybe in that universe no one sees the movie at all.

And don't get me started on editing.