In the discussion about the production process of Neon Genesis Evangelion, it was mentioned that miniatures and motion capture were used to find the best angles for the movie.

Regarding the use of miniatures, a large wooden miniature set, approximately 9m wide and 4m deep, was constructed at the center of the “Third Village.” The movie production staff took photos and videos of this miniature while searching for the best camera angles for the film. Based on these images and footage, they created storyboard and pre-visualization, and drew layouts [source].

As for motion capture, there was a documentary by NHK that mentioned using actual objects to find angles that cannot be found by simply imagining camera movements in one’s mind. They used motion capture to capture human movements and used them to explore different angles [source].

Since there are limits to the rendering ability of the human brain, tools that enhance this ability are used to extend human capabilities. This concept is related to the idea that unexpected outcomes can create interesting results [source].

In addition, the use of humans as tools and the concept of “no code” are mentioned, which suggests a novel and unprecedented approach to production.