A collaborator and I were contracted to do an animation project for a client where we use photos to create a sequence. They gave us a bunch of photos that they either took themselves or got from a stock site, along with audio tracks. They didn’t give us any storyboards or anything, but sent this note:
Client: The character should be seen leaving their car and entering the building. They should be surrounded by a crowd at dusk. We want it “full page (1700x2200).
They gave us three crowd images that topped out at 500x700. There’s one angle of the car, and it was taken in the middle of the day so bright light is reflecting off of it. There are only three shots of the character: one from the knees up, and two medium shots from the chest up. Even better, the background stock shots are all in the middle of the night, not dusk.