Using Toon Boom Storyboard Pro for Animatics
Toon Boom Animation has been collaborating for years with studios to come up with the best workflow tools to increase the efficiency of pre-production. Storyboards, which are drawings that allow you to pre-visualize a story line before you go into production, may be hand drawn on paper or using technology, such as Adobe Photoshop or Toon Boom Storyboard Pro. Currently, there are many studios working this way.
Then, the storyboards are passed on to the editor, who times out the drawings to create an animatic or leica. A variety of different technologies could be used, from Avid to Adobe Premiere, or even Storyboard Pro.
When you choose to jump from one system to another, the information must be transferred, which a time consuming process. For example, if you do the storyboards on paper or in Photoshop, then you need to import all the drawings into your editing system, time them out, and then export a QuickTime movie. This is inefficient.
When you need to make changes, then you have to take additional time to export some revision notes, then have the artists make the changes, and import the changes back into your editing system. This is not an ideal way of working.