I have an action sequence in the beginning of my script that has my main characters whitewater rafting. My question is, how much detail should I put into describing the actual action while they are rafting? Do I leave it pretty generic and just write "They paddle down the river, going through several rapids." Or can I put some more detail into it about the raft hitting certain rapids, the movement of the boat shooting upwards into the waves, etc. I'm not trying to just wax poetic about rafting but the motion of the boat is important as to what the characters are doing in the raft as my main character is the guide and trying to help the others get through the river. It's going to be an action/adventure feature and I'm also using this to establish that the main character is believable doing action hero things later on. Thoughts? Thanks everyone! Some descriptions that I use are: A wall of water comes up over her as the back of the raft plunges downward. It goes sideways as it hits another whirlpool and turns straight again. The raft hits a dip, a rise and then gets dropped again before it surges upward, going airborne as screams ring out.