Storyboarding for music videos is a bit different from a narrative piece. It’s important that the visuals align with the music, as the visuals are complementary to the song. With that in mind, we started off with a text version and used a beat counter, to time things out and build out the animatic at the same time.
Once the text version flowed well enough and was approved, we did a rough, thumbnail pass and then a fully rendered storyboard pass. More detail was put into the storyboards, in order to make sure the color harmonies were working well within the context of the story and song.