In a way, a film follows the law of supply and demand: The fewer shots, the greater the impact those shots have. Simply counting the shots in a movie can help you tear it down into its individual components, to see how the director built it up into a cohesive whole. The Nerdwriter details this technique using director Paul Thomas Anderson's 2007 classic There Will Be Blood as an example.
When you're chasing storms, nothing is guaranteed. Mike Olbinski knows this firsthand. After missing a supercell left him sitting on the side of the road ready to give it up, Mike pushed on — and caught some of the best storm footage of Spring 2017.