I carefully incorporated location and specific set designs into this sequence.
Scroll to the bottom to see the overheads I drew to match the action.
An intersection in New Orleans, dressed to be San Francisco. The Visual Effects supervisor advised which shots were VFX or not.
1st 3 frames show the exterior location from within the set. I try to check if a shot like this is possible as practical, or if it has to be a done as a visual effect.
The bottom frame shows a separate set built as subway tracks underground.
Sometimes I will suggest a camera move across a foreground element as a cut point for editorial.
The boom up matches the previous shot, and suggests we are emerging from underground. I got the actor's blocking from the director and production designer, and used the set to amplify the character's sense of vulnerability.
The actor's reaction, then a subjective shot, plus VFX to heighten the tension!