Flame RnD: Modular/procedural approach to problem solving allows extra time for creativity.
Spend less time connecting things so you can spend more time creatively. By adapting your workflow to a modular/procedural approach can reap great creative rewards. Boiling down tasks to manageable pieces brings clarity and allows sections w/o animation to be locked down, so you can continue sketching and creating. Hidden connections makes this seamless, especially w multi-output nodes like Action. Something to note w the OUT/IN mux nodes. I group them so they are clearly visible from far zoom out schematic. The groups also can also show proxies, meaning they can appear a bit more like clips if it helps.
Setup comes from a lively discussion w my favorite danish Viking. I've labeled things to accommodate his native language. Sketching freeform involves exploring ideas which is more/less randomly trying things. Some ideas, like color correcting z-depth is honestly not the preferred approach, but the demo shows how the workflow can encourage experimentation, warts and all.
"Train in The Way of the Sword with YOUR hands." -Musashi Miyamoto
Flame 2019 setup to play with: