In the last act of the story the script calls for an interior and an exterior of the circus truck on its way to the next town. I started with a stage design that came up far to realistic. I even put in “real” rain using all the wonders of computer simulated wind, rain drops etc.
But the more I tried the more the scene died. Eventually I realized that I had fallen into a trap, concentrating on making the scene look good, not allowing it to be the fakery it really is. Thus the dramatic content of the scene was held back instead of being revealed.