The problem is that yes often results in massive costs that we don’t consider when we’re dreaming up all the things we want to do. Yes doesn’t push back until it’s too late. If you’ve already agreed to do all these things, then it’s that much more difficult to say no later on.
I saw this after speaking with a student about his final project and trying to explain to him why he should consider making it a less complex thing.
I felt this article summed up a great deal of what I was thinking. Those costs aren’t simply money but the time and energy required in implementation. By focusing on the simple choices rather than the technically complicated choices, he can focus more on his actors, his shots, and telling a good story.