>but they also provided the resources (financial, personnel, etc.) and an environment in which they can work.
Pretty much. Producers in many art industries fail to trust the vision of those they hire. They used to force laugh tracks into shows too (Peanuts
show almost had to have one).
You just need to find out to get the resources without the restrictions...
From the page of Don Hertzfeldt's Rejected
(creator of It's Such a Beautiful Day
, neither is comfy but the second earned a well-deserved 100% on Rotten Tomatos):
>A projector was purchased in an attempt to be able to view and edit the film in-house, but the idea crashed and burned quite literally in impressive plumes of white smoke - the projector was broken on deliberry. With no way to view any of the finished footage, the entire movie was instead spliced together blind, with proper editing sessions later taking place in the dead of night on the Warner Bros lot when nobody was looking.