One of the things I enjoy the most about working with video is preproduction. While it is certainly a very creative process, it’s also very analytical, which fits with the way my brain is wired.
Specifically, I really get into the storyboarding and previsualization process. So when PowerProduction Software sent me an email about the release of its new StoryBoard Artist Version 5, I spent an hour or so digging around the company’s site and reading others’ reviews of the prior versions.
After watching the demo video (on this page), I was rather impressed at the versatility of the software. It just goes so much further than I can with pen and paper. Although, lately I’ve been using the outstanding Penultimate iPad app and Boxwave stylus thanks to a recommendation from Prolost. While I’ve never used the StoryBoard Artist software, I can definitely see some pretty big benefits from the demo and reading others’ experiences – even for the small-fry stuff that I work with.
Version 4 of StoryBoard Artist seemed to have overall positive reviews based on what I dug up from experienced users. While StoryBoard Artist is priced a little out of the league of many enthusiasts, those who work with video for a living may be willing to shell out the $800 to spice up and set apart your treatment or proposal package.
More details over at PowerProduction’s website.