Animation Custom

Animation Custom | How to Create A Custom Animation

Do you want to hire a studio to create an animation that’s custom designed but aren’t sure how or where to get started?

Video Igniter’s FAQ about custom animations has answers to all of your questions including:

  • What does it cost to make an animation that’s custom designed?
  • What is the production process like to create a custom animation?
  • How long does it take to create a custom made animation?
  • Plus, tips to help you save money on your production budget!

But first, let’s take a look at examples of custom animations Video Igniter can create for you

Custom Designed Animation Examples

Video Igniter can make any kind of custom 2D or 3D animation for you. Check out our animation portfolio or request access to our demo reels and price sheet.

Contact us or schedule a call to start making your video.

Are you looking for a different type of animation example? Send us a message to let us know what kind of production example you want to see and we will follow up with some relevant production samples.


How to make a custom animation?

Let’s take a quick look how to make a custom animation so that you understand what happens during each stage of the production process.

1). Contact Us

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When you’re ready to begin production, send us a message or with our team to get a quote for your project. Our team will work with you to develop a plan and budget to create your dream animation.

After we sort out the budget and production plan, you will receive an invoice for the first 50% of your production budget. Once the payment is received, we start making your custom animation.

2). Script

Custom Animation Script

Our team will spend some time getting to learn what key talking points you want to convey in your custom animation. Our writers will also spend some time learning who your target audience is and what their unique needs are. From there, we’ll develop a script for your custom animation that conveys your key talking points to your target audience in a way that resonates with them.

We review the script with you to ensure everything is represented accurately. If needed, we’ll make revisions and share an updated script with you to review and approve.

3). Storyboard

Custom Animation Storyboard

Next, we turn your script into a storyboard. The storyboard acts as a visual blueprint when our team creates your custom animation. As soon as the first draft is ready, we’ll review with your team to make sure we got all the details right. If edits are needed, we’ll make changes to your storyboard and share an updated storyboard for you to review and approve.

4). VoiceOver

Animation VoiceOver

You will receive several voiceover auditions for your animation. Give them a listen and let us know which voiceover talent is your favorite. Then, we’ll hire them to record the full voiceover narration for your custom animation. You get an opportunity to review the full recording and request revisions before approving the audio for production.

5). Soundtrack

Animation Soundtrack

You will also receive several soundtracks to preview for your animation. Give them a listen and let us know which soundtrack is your favorite. We’ll take care of licensing the soundtrack so we can legally use it when we animate your video.

6). Illustrations

Video Igniter’s art director reviews your storyboard and brand guidelines and then develops custom concept art for your animation. You will receive several custom animation concepts to review. Let the art director know which is your favorite and whether or not you want to make any changes to the design.

Custom Animation Concept Art

After the concept art is approved, our illustrators create all of the custom art for your animation. You get an opportunity to review all of the illustrations and request edits before approving them for production.

Custom Animation Illustrations

7). Animation

Custom Animation Production

Now that everything is ready, it’s time to create your custom-made animation. As soon as the first draft is ready, we will share it with your team. Give it a detailed review and collect everyone’s feedback. Send it to us and we’ll integrate your final revisions and render out the final draft of your custom animation.

What does it cost to make an animation that’s custom made?

Custom Animation What does it cost to make an animation that’s custom made

Animations that are custom designed tend to cost $1,500-$10,000 for each 60 seconds of 2D content. 3D animations take 2-4x more time to create.

Get a quote for your custom animation.

How long does it take to create a custom made animation?

Custom Animation How long does it take to create a custom made animation

It takes about 4-8 weeks to create 60 seconds worth of custom 2D animation content. 3D animated content takes 2-4x more time to create.

Need to guarantee delivery in 4 weeks or less? Video Igniter offers rush delivery animation to speed up the production process.

Want to figure out how long it will take to create your animation? Send us a message with details about your animation project and we’ll follow up with an estimated timeline.

How to save money on your animation production budget?

Custom Animation How to save money on your animation production budget

Creating an animation that is custom designed can be expensive. However, if you combine several of these tips, you can save hundreds or thousands of dollars off your production budget.

1). Start Production ASAP

Making an animation that is custom designed can take weeks or months to produce. If you have a deadline shorter than that, rush delivery production costs are going to increase your production budget by 25%-50% or more! Skip this production budget by starting production ASAP!

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2). Write Your Script

For each minute of content we create, you can save $500 off your production budget if you write the script for your animation yourself. Download our free script writing template for help creating your script. We’re happy to review your script for you to make sure it’s ready for production.

Custom Animation Script Writing Template

3). Create Your Storyboard

You can save an additional $500 for each minute of custom animation we create for you by supplying the storyboard for your animation. Not sure how to create a storyboard? Download our free storyboard template and review the included storyboard creation guide.

After you’re finished creating your storyboard, we’ll review it for you to make sure it’s ready for production.

Custom Animation Storyboard Diagram

4). Record The VoiceOver

VoiceOvers cost $50-$500 to record and license for commercial animated video 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.

5). Use Free, Legal Music

It costs around $19-$399 to license stock music for commercial projects. Popular songs easily cost tens of thousands of dollars to license. If you want to skip this production cost, you can source free legal music from Incompetech or Facebook’s sound collection.

Still have questions about animation custom?

Do you have a question about creating a custom animation 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.

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What is Video Igniter Custom 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.

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 Animation Production Company In The U.S.?

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Animation Custom 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.

“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

“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,

“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

Custom Animation Testimonials

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