I’m an animator, so storyboarding is a must for me. The script I’m currently working on, I started breaking down and initially thought it was going to need 22 shots, but while storyboarding, I’ve started whittling that down considerably. (I like really long shots, but as a 2D animator, turning the camera is not so easy. Pans and zooms are more manageable.)
The other benefit to storyboarding is building an animatic (or previsualization/previs as I guess it’s often called in live action): basically a timed video with crude animations. I’ve often reworked scenes significantly in the animatic stage; you can use it like a rough draft before you every draw or shoot a frame of film.
How many of you live action web series creators actually board your episodes?