Before actually shooting any footage, filmmakers usually create a storyboard—a series of sketches that depict each shot in the finished program. Planning each shot in a storyboard can save you enormous amounts of time, money, and energy in production.
After you have footage in your editing system, you can use a similar storyboarding technique to plan a rough cut and instantly assemble it into a program.
Premiere has long supported an informal version of storyboard editing, allowing you to simply drag and drop multiple clips into the timeline at the same time (see “Using Drag-and-Drop Editing” earlier in this chapter). Since Premiere 6, however, an Automate to Timeline feature adds several convenient options to storyboard editing. ...