A good point, if I can make the analogy to motion picture production. Video assist, which allowed the shot to be played back and assessed immediately, has been in use for at least 20 years. "Rushes" (read Dailies in US) are a costly prioritised step during shooting, the lab liaison person would be there as the print rolled off to phone the DOP as soon as possible after screening and synced up sound and film would be despatched at any price post haste. Set striking, studio hire, actor scheduling were some of the costly elements of a successful or unsuccessful shooting day to be assessed.
Originally Posted by Fleath
Mr. Crewdson is undertaking an exercise which has similar logistics.