Today I was looking at animatics, to know more on what they are and how to make one. I then stumbled on an interesting technique on animating storyboards called hyperreal. Hyperreal is the same as animatics but with the use of 3D. It is meant to show more off a realistic view on a storyboard with the use of 3D models. When I looked at the example of Hyperreal it sort of reminded me of the pre-visual technique.
Here are two links, the first one is the hyperreal/pre-visual while the second shows the actual footage. They are both from a cereal advert.
I don't know if im right that hyperreal is the same as pre-visual, but it is very interesing.