2D Animation Studio FAQ

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Ready to hire a 2D animation studio but not sure how to get started? In Video Igniter‘s 2D Animation Studio FAQ, we cover topics like:

  • How to hire a 2d animation studio + what to look for?
  • How to work with an animation studio to create a 2d animated video?
  • What does it cost to make a 2D animated video?
  • How long does it take to make a 2d animated video?
  • Tips to save money on your production budget.
  • and more!

If you have a question about 2D animation studios that isn’t answered in this article, you can use our contact form to ask your question or click the image below to schedule a call with a member of our production team:

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How to hire a 2D animation studio?

If you’re interested in hiring a studio to make an animated video, take a look at their portfolio to see if they can create the level of quality you expect for your video. It’s also worth asking about their design process, pricing structure and the amount of revisions you get when working with them.

How to hire a 2D animation studio?

Here are some additional resources to help you find and hire a 2D animation studio for your project:

How to work with a studio to create a 2D animation?

How to work with a studio to create a 2D animation?

Creating a 2D animated video is a collaborative process. You will provide information to the production team. They will create part of your video (script, storyboard, voiceover, soundtrack, illustrations, & animation). You will get a chance to review it and ask for revisions. The 2d animation studio will address your revision requests and send the file(s) back to you to review and approve so that production can move to the next stage of the workflow.

Questionnaire / Phone Call

Production typically starts with a digital questionnaire and or a phone call to learn about what you want to communicate in your video. It also gives the 2D animation team an opportunity to learn about what kind of animated visual style will resonate best with your target audience.

2D animation studio questionnaire

Script

The animation studio will review the information from the call/questionnaire and use it to develop the first draft of your script. It may include notes [in brackets like this] to suggest what visuals should correspond with each part of the script.

Example Of A Written Storyboard For A 2D Animated Video

Example Of A Written Storyboard For A 2D Animated Video

When you review your script, focus on the message that is being presented. Does the voiceover/narration communicate all the main talking points? Does it do so in a way that appeals to your target audience?

If you have any revision requests, send them to the 2D animation studio to revise. Otherwise, let them know it’s approved so production can move forward!

2D animation studio script writing

Storyboard

Now that your script is production-ready, the 2d animation team will develop your storyboard. The storyboard is the blueprint for your 2d animated video. It tells the illustrators what to create. It also tells the animators how to make the visuals move.

2D Animator Storyboard Example

When you review your storyboard, your feedback should focus on the visuals that are going to be created in each scene. Make sure each one makes sense. Ensure enough detail is included in the description so that the 2d animation studio knows what to create. If certain details need to be shown a specific way, say so. Otherwise, you are providing space for the animated video production company to create their own execution.

If you love the storyboard as-is, let the 2d animation team know it’s approved. Otherwise, send them your feedback so they can incorporate your edits.

VoiceOver

Recording a voiceover

Once your storyboard is approved, the animation studio will help audition voiceover artists for your 2d animated video. You will hear audition recordings from one or more artists for each voice in your video. Let the 2d animation studio know which audition(s) you like best and they will hire them to record the full voiceovers. If you aren’t satisfied with any of the auditions, let your production team know why so they can source better options.

You will get an opportunity to review your voiceover and request revisions before approving it for production.

Soundtrack

Pick a soundtrack for your animated video.

Your production team will also select some soundtracks to enhance the presentation of your animation. If you love one of the options, let the 2D animation studio know. Not a fan of any of the options? Let them know why so they can select better options for you to review. Can’t decide which one you like best? Tell your production team and they can help you preview them when the first draft of your animation is ready to review.

Illustrations

Art creation begins after your storyboard is approved. The art director will review your brand guidelines, style references and storyboard. Then, they will select a key scene from your storyboard and design it using one or more unique visual styles.

Reviewing concept art for a 2d animated video

Reviewing concept art for a 2d animated video

Let the 2d animation studio know how you feel about each of the concepts. They will use that info to refine the visual style until you are thrilled with it.

Then, they will create all of the illustrations for your video using the concept art as a style reference.

2D animation studio creating illustrations

Share your feedback and let the 2d animation studio know if they need to make any modifications to any of the illustrations. Otherwise, let them know it’s good to go so that animation can begin.

Animation

Animation takes about 1 week for each minute of content that is being created. Detailed frame by frame animations may require more time to produce. Animation timelines can be speed up with larger budgets. The extra funds go to towards putting additional animators and project managers on the project.

2D Animation Studio Animator

When the first draft is ready, review the animation with your internal team and members of your target audience (if available).

Collect everyone’s feedback and send it to the 2d animation studio so they can incorporate the last edits and deliver the final draft.

More information about about 2D animated video production

For more tips and information on how to create a 2D animated video, check out our companion article (it includes tips to save $ on your production budget!)

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How long does it take a 2D animation studio to create a video?

Depends on the complexity and length of the animation. For context, a 60 second custom animated video takes about 3-6 weeks to produce. Longer content (+20 min TV episodes) can take several months to produce. To figure out how long it will take to create your 2d animated video, get in touch with our team. Let us know what your deadline is (if any) and we’ll work with you to figure out a production schedule for your timeline.

How long does it take a 2D animation studio to create a video?

I need my animation fast! Is it possible to get my video faster?

Yes, rush delivery animation is possible. If you need to get your animated video produced quickly for an upcoming launch date, fill out this form to get a custom quote. Let us know you are interested in rush delivery for your 2D animation. We’ll prepare an accelerated production schedule and rush delivery production quote to get your video produced on time. You can read more about rush delivery here.

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What does it cost to hire a 2D animation studio?

This depends on on the length and complexity of the 2D animated video you want them to create. Most 2D computer animated videos cost $1,000-$10,000 to create a 60-second animated video. Hand drawn frame-by-frame animated videos take more time and require a larger budget. For context, animated TV shows cost $10,000-$200,000+ for every 60 seconds of animation they create.  Looking for a quote for your project? Contact us to get a custom quote.

What does it cost to hire a 2D animation studio?

Do you have any questions about hiring or working with a 2D animation studio?

We’re constantly updating our FAQs. If you have a questions about 2d animation studios, use our contact form to send us your question. We’ll send you an answer and add the answer to this FAQ.

Do you have any questions about hiring or working with a 2D animation studio?

What is Video Igniter?

Video Igniter offers animated 2d animated video production services online. We modernized the experience of creating a custom animated video to help you create content faster and save on your production costs. Video Igniter streamlines the complex process of making a custom animated video and does 99% of the work for you. All you need to do is tell us what you want us to create and review the assets we create for your video (script, storyboard, voiceover, soundtrack, art and animation).

If you’re looking for a website to create an animated video online, Video Igniter’s custom animated video production service enables you to create any kind of animated video you can imagine. Our talented staff collaborates behind the scenes to create custom 2D and 3D animated videos so you don’t have to figure out if you have the right video animator for the job. We handle all the technical and creative aspects of production including your script and storyboard – if you haven’t already created them yourself!

Why is Video Igniter better than hiring a 2D animation studio?

World class animation and design talent at prices startups can afford.

We can make any kind of 2D or 3D animated video you can imagine. Check out our portfolio!

+20 reasons companies love hiring us to create animated videos.

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2D Animation Studio Success Stories and Testimonials

“I run a video production company and outsource animation. The team at Video Igniter did a great job in taking the concept I very crudely drew out and made it into a beautiful animation. The review process was easy and their turnaround time was very quick. I’d def recommend them if you’re looking for an animation project.”

Pat Henderson – Founder, Path8 Productions

“Video Igniter came to us with a number of creative and engaging ideas and were able to create an exciting, impactful video in a short period of time. And the best part was that it cost much less than other options of similar quality. The video they made is a great marketing tool for us.”

Alex Raymond – Founder, Kapta Systems

“I am beyond satisfied with my experience with Video Igniter. The first drafts of the work were almost exactly what I had in my head when developing the concept. After that each step along the way was seamless until arriving at a perfect finished product. And all this at a tremendous value. Anyone who has considered creating a marketing video should check out Video Igniter.”

Anonymous Customer Feedback

“I found exactly what I needed: custom animated production with lots of options, fair price and fast communication. I loved working with the Video Igniter Team. Million thanks.”

Antonina Rome, MD – Bioresona

2D Animation Studio Success Stories and Testimonials

Get In Touch About Making Your 2D Animation

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