Storyboards are to animation as blueprints are to building homes or buildings.

"Planning is key! Storyboards are graphic organizers which show the scenes in a multimedia project in a rough drawing form. A storyboard will help you visualize how the content chunks related to each other and will help to shape the direction of our efforts as you create your project. With a storyboard, you are able to amp out your original ideas for communication to your viewers. Evaluating the storyboard will allow you to make adjustments during the early formative stage while revisions are still quite simple to do."