Animated Video Content

How To Create Animated Video Content With Video Igniter

Do you want to hire an animator to create animated video content but aren’t sure how to get started?

Video Igniter’s guide to creating animated video content has answers for all of your questions including:

  • How to hire an animator to make video content?
  • How to make animated video content.
  • What does it cost to make animated video content?
  • How long does it take to create animated video content?
  • Plus, tips to help you save $1,000 or more off your production budget!

But first, let’s take a look at some examples of animated content Video Igniter can create for you.

Animated Video Content Examples

Video Igniter can make all kinds of custom 2D & 3D animated video content for you.

Check out our animation portfolio and request access to our demo reels and price sheet.

To start making your animated video content, send us a message or schedule a call with our production team.


How To Make Animated Video Content With Video Igniter

Video Igniter is an online animated video making service that you can use to create custom animations. Simply describe the animation you want and our team of professional animators works behind the scenes to create your animated video content for you.

Animated Video Content Production Process Flow Chart

Let’s take a look at the production process so that you understand what happens during each stage of production.

1). Contact Us

If you’re thinking about working with Video Igniter to create your animated video content, reach out to us to get a quote or . We will work with you to develop a production budget and timeline to create your dream animation.

2). Script

Animated Video Content Script

Now that production is under way, our team will spend time learning what key messages you want to communicate in your video content. We’ll also spend some time learning about your target audience so that we can design your animated video content to uniquely speak to them and their needs.

When the first draft is ready, we’ll review it with you and your team and make revisions as necessary until you love the script.

3). Storyboard

Animated Video Content Storyboard

Next, we turn your script into a storyboard. The storyboard acts as a blueprint for our animators so they know exactly what to create. We’ll review the storyboard with you to ensure the visual storytelling elements accurately and appropriately convey your key messages to your target audience.

4). VoiceOver


You will receive a few voiceover auditions to review. Give them a listen and let us know which voice is your favorite. Our team will hire the voiceover artist to record the full narration. Then, you will get an opportunity to review the recording and request edits before approving it for production.

5). Soundtrack


You will also receive several soundtracks that will enhance the presentation of your animated video content. Give them a listen and let us know which one is your favorite. We’ll procure the appropriate broadcast license so that we can legally use the music in your animated video content.

6). Concept Art

Animated Video Content Concept Art

Video Igniter’s art director will review your branding and storyboard to create custom concept art for your animated video content. Let the art director know concept is your favorite. Want to make some edits to revise your favorite content? Just let the art director know. Our team is happy to work with you to get the details perfect.

7). Illustrations

Animated Video Content Illustrations

Once the concept art is approved, Video Igniter’s illustration team will create all of the custom illustrations for your animated video content. We’ll share the art with you and give you a chance to review it with your team and request revisions before approving the art for production.

8). Animation

Animated Video Content Animator

Now that all of the assets for your project have been approved, our team can animate your video content! You will receive a link to download a watermarked version of your video(s) to review with your team. Send us your feedback and we’ll integrate your edits and render out the final draft of your video(s). The unwatermarked version of your animated video content will be delivered after we receive final payment for your project.

How To Hire An Animated Video Content Creator

Animated Video Content Hiring An Animated Video Content Creator

So, how do you go about finding and hiring an animated video content creator outside of Video Igniter? We’ve created an entire article to help answer this question: Learn How To Hire An Animator.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • Where to find animators online
  • How to evaluate animators for your project
  • Tips to negotiate your production budget
  • And a whole lot more!

Check out the full guide here

What Does It Cost To Make Animated Video Content?

What Does It Cost To Make Animated Video Content

Most production budgets range between $1,500-$10,000 to create each 60 seconds of animated video content. Video content created using 3D animation or cel animation may require a larger budget.

Get a quote for your animated video.

Request access to Video Igniter’s price sheet.

How Long Does It Take To Make Animated Video Content?

How Long Does It Take To Make Animated Video Content

60 seconds of 2D animated video content takes about 4-6 weeks to create. 2D animations that use simple illustrations can be made quicker. 3D animation and cel animation take 2-4x more time to create.

Need to guarantee delivery in 4 weeks or less? Video Igniter’s rush delivery production upgrade can help you speed up production.

Animated Video Content Budget Saving Tips

Budget Saving Tips

Combine these tips to save $1,000 or more off of your animated video content production budget!

1). Write The Script (Save $500+)

Writing the script for your animated video content can save you $500 for each 60 seconds of content you hire us to create. Download Video Igniter’s free script writing template to help you create the script for your video(s). We’re happy to review your script and make sure it’s ready for production before we use it to create your animated video content.

Animated Video Content Script Template

2). Create The Storyboard (Save $500+)

Creating the storyboard for your animated video content can save you an additional $500 for each 60 seconds of content we create for you. Download Video Igniter’s free storyboard template and storyboard creation guide to help you create the storyboard for your video(s). We’re happy to review your storyboard and make sure it’s ready for production before we use it to create your content.

Animated Video Content Storyboard Diagram

3). Record the VoiceOver (Save $50+)

VoiceOvers cost $50-$500 for most commercial projects. You can skip this production cost by recording your own voiceover at home. Watch 1:31 in this video to learn how you can record professional quality voiceovers for free, without having to buy any expensive equipment or professional software.

4). Start Production ASAP (Save 25%-50%)

Rush delivery can increase your production cost by 25%-50% or more. We recommend starting production as soon as possible so that you don’t have to pay extra to speed up production.

Animated Video Content Production Schedule

5). Source Free Music (Save $25+)

Stock soundtracks for commercial video content tends to cost between $25-$399. Popular songs cost thousands of dollars to license. You can skip this production cost by sourcing free music from Incompetech or Facebook’s Sound Collection.

6). Produce All Your Animated Video Content At Once (Save 10%-20%)

Some companies like to produce their animated video content one video at a time. There’s nothing wrong with this… but it might be possible to save 10%-20% by bundling the production of multiple videos together at the same time. Doesn’t work for all projects – particularly high end animation projects – but it can’t hurt to ask when you get a quote for your project.

Still have questions about making animated video content?

Do you have a question about animated video content that wasn’t addressed in this FAQ? Use this form to send us your question and we’ll follow up with an answer. We’ll also post the question and answer to this page so other people can benefit from the knowledge.

Still Have Questions

What is Video Igniter Animation?

Video Igniter Animation is an online animated video production service. By working with our team online, you can get your custom animated video produced faster and for less than hiring a brick and mortar animation studio.

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

Need help syndicating your animated video? Ask us about video promotion!

Watch our explainer video on our home page to learn more about how we can help you create an animated video. For examples of the kinds of animation our team can produce, check out the demo reel below:


Looking For An Animated Video Content Company In The U.S.?

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Animated Video Content Success Stories & Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it – these testimonials highlight Video Igniter’s reliability, creativity, flexibility and ability to deliver animations that exceed expectations. When you choose Video Igniter Animation, you can rest assured that you are working with a trusted and reputable studio.

“Video Igniter were very easy to work with and the entire process for creating and suggesting edits was seamless and stress-free. I would work with them again and would recommend to others looking to create a modern and stylish explainer video.”

Clair Simpson – VP Marketing,

“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 making 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


Animated Video Content Testimonials

“Video Igniter offered us the critical combination of creative value, clear communication, and patience with stakeholder feedback. We ended up with truly high-quality design assets for our video series largely due to the extra level of commitment — and the right balance of efficiencies with flexibility in the process when called for.”

Larry Schlessinger – Sr. Creative Program Manager, Amazon Web Services

“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

Get in touch!

Schedule a call to discuss your animated video project.

Get a quote for us to create your animated video.

Request access to our newest price sheet.

Create your Video Igniter account, fill out a creative brief for your video and we’ll begin production as soon as we receive your production deposit.

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