My friend saw the storyboards I drew over the weekend and asked me, if I was the only person working on the project, why would I need storyboards? She also noted that it looked like much time and effort was put into the creation of them. Wouldn’t that time be better spent just animating?
These are good questions and she has a valid point.
For the record, I whipped out these storyboards in less than an hour, focusing on expression and movement. The camera is locked down in this shot whereby Mr. Brahms greets Mr. Collinsworth in the entryway of the cottage, who is struggling with the ties of his cape. Mr. Collinsworth snaps back, and Mr. Brahms queries further, which leads Mr. C to whip off his cape and exit down the entryway steps. Cut to a wide shot in the hallway with Mr. C continuing down the stairs and nearing the camera, and a doorway to his right.