There is a time and place for a lot of things when you’re on set. Storyboards are great! But often times they are a luxury to a production set. Not every small business has the knowledge to make them, or the time.
For us, we like to use mood boards. Like story boards, but rather images and shots that we find online that give us direction and feeling. Something we can turn to when we’ve lost motivation or creativity. This way we also aren’t bound by getting that exact shot on the story board. Rather something close, that we can adjust and change in the moment.
If you’re a small production company, we’d suggest a mood board vs a story board. Will save you a lot of time for those low budget projects that still need some direction.