pre- + visualization
previsualization (countable and uncountable, plural previsualizations)
- (film) Any technique that attempts to visualize a scene before the filming begins.
2007 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, “Sony Said to Be Pondering Partial Sale of Movie Units”, in New York Times:
- What became Imageworks began at Sony Pictures in 1992 with five people using computers to help plan complicated live-action scenes — a practice that has since become known as previsualization.