In animation and special effects work, the storyboarding stage may be followed by simplified mock-ups called “animatics” to give a better idea of how the scene will look and feel with motion and timing. At its simplest, an animatic is a series of still images edited together and displayed in sequence.
This allows the animators and directors to work out any screenplay, camera positioning, shot list and timing issues that may exist with the current storyboard.
The video example below was done for a recording group in Los Angeles as a layout for a music video involving animation and Special FX. A couple of rough test shots with animation ideas and green screen model airplanes were cut in as examples.