Why do a storyboard? Because planning saves time in animated storytelling. That plus you have an opportunity to move the camera around for effective emotional impact. This lesson on planning animation shots, focuses on how story-boarding can be used to make your movie better!
Try turning the sound off next time you watch your favorite TV show or Youtube video. Count how many times the camera changes from a close-up, to a medium, to a long shot and visa versa.
Each shot or scene in your movie has a purpose. And each shot is a camera position. Even in table-top animation, we need to think about ways to move the camera around. This is best thought through with storyboards.
Watch this short lesson and find out how the animation Shark vs Rabbit went from being a simple "one camera" position movies to multiple camera angle movie via some good old fashioned storyboarding.