We haven't needed to use any of the preliminary task yet- apart from the opening of a door- as our opening sequence hasn't required any of it. If we were to continue with our film, they would more than likely pop up. Being a Chick Flick there would be conversations and differences between characters in which the shot/ reverse shot would be perfect for. We do not need these shots in out opening sequence as the character doesn't come into contact with other characters.
We have however, used the match on action when opening the door, falling down the stairs and opening the curtains. Although these can be quite tricky to match, the final outcome is very effective.
I have learnt about the 180 rule that applies when two characters are having a conversation. It states the two characters or elements in the same scene must have the same left/right relationship to each other. for example, if the camera crosses the imaginary line it becomes a reverse angle and the scene looks odd.