This is the best explanation of what a storyboard artist does I’ve ever seen: The Art of Storyboarding. It’s only thirteen minutes long, but goes into the history of it, starting with Disney, and even getting into the use of storyboards for live-action filmmaking. This is what I’d like to show people when they ask, “Just what exactly does a storyboard artist do?” I found it via Enrico’s blog.
I’m a storyboard artist and motion picture production illustrator living and working in the Los Angeles / Hollywood area, specializing in traditional hand-drawn storyboards for live-action and animated feature films as well as After Effects and CG animatics for pre-visualization and post production visual effects (VFX). I also draw and sketch a lot and upload it to the Sketchblog here and social media – just for fun!