This hibernation makes working easier- shared common language, a shared goal, and ultimately a unified point of view.
The downside to this, of course, is that your audience may no habla your lingua franca .
That's why directors focus group their pictures, to make sure the point gets across.
While I tend to be a little arrogant when it comes to the clarity of our work -in my mellowing approach to certain death I've began to show pieces in progress to make sure their point is coming across as strongly as possible.
A couple weeks back I posted our Fall demo montage and sent it around to folks. Several people had the same reaction, and we could appreciate the validity to their thoughts.
This revised cut incorporates the feedback from our loyal fans.