Let the entire crew be plugged into the Director's vision beforehand, so that nobody trips up, citing an unclear brief as a reason. And this is what they hired us for: to sit in with the Director & VFX Supervisor, ask the right questions, understand, extract, articulate & pre-visualize his cinematic vision, so that all crew members - irrespective of which language they spoke - could simply SEE it beforehand and plan their own parts likewise.
By all accounts, investing in this nascent idea paid off magnificently. As a single-point account of the Director's cinematic vision, Firefly's pre-visualization was proof-of-concept for the Director himself; a shooting guide for the VFX Supervisor & the DP; a design & animation blueprint for the Animatronics, Stunt Choreography & CGI teams around the world; and a planning & budgeting guide for the Producer. Everyone shooting at the same target. In the end, a feat of a film, on budget, on time, and a humongous blockbuster.