Animation Maker

Animation Maker – How To Use Video Igniter To Create Custom Video Animations

Are you looking for an animation maker to help you create a custom animated video? You’re in the right place! Video Igniter is an online animated video production service that enables you to get your idea, script or storyboard turned into a custom animated 2D or 3D video. In this article we’ll explain what Video Igniter’s animation maker service is like, how to use it, what it costs to use, how long it takes to make a custom video and tips to help you save money on your production budget.

Let’s dive in!

What is Video Igniter’s Animation Maker Service?

What is Video Igniter's Animation Maker Service?

Video Igniter is a professional animation team that you work with online to make custom animated videos. Collaborating with our animation team online enables us to provide faster service and reduce your production costs. Video Igniter’s online production dashboard streamlines your production experience and helps you keep production organized so that you always know what’s happening and what’s coming up next.

Benefits of Video Igniter’s Animation Maker Service

Faster Production

Benefits of Video Igniter's Animation Maker Service

Video Igniter’s online animation maker platform streamlines your production experience by making it faster for you to review project assets and share feedback with our production team.

No video production experience needed

You don’t need to have any video production experience to use our animation maker to create custom animated videos. If you can describe the video you want, our team will guide you through the entire production experience and check in with you whenever we need your input.

Make any kind of video you can imagine (2D & 3D)

Make any kind of video you can imagine (2D & 3D)

Video Igniter’s animation maker production team is capable of making any kind of custom animated video you can imagine. All you have to do is describe the video you want. We’ll assemble the ideal team to craft each part of your animated video. No need to shop around for different producers for different projects; we have all the talent you need under one roof.

We start where you are

Whether you have a script, storyboard or just the idea for an animated video, our team can pick up production wherever you are in the production process. We can help you turn your idea into a script and then a storyboard – or we can take your storyboard and immediately dive into production.

On demand production capacity

No need to hire a freelancer or a full time animator. Video Igniter’s production team is available to start production 24/7. Get in touch with us to discuss your project and get the ball rolling.

Scale up to meet your production needs

Want to make 1 video? How about 50? Regardless of how large or small your production needs are, Video Igniter’s animation maker can scale up to fit the demands of your project.

What kinds of videos can you make with Video Igniter’s Animation Maker?

Here’s a small sample of the kinds of custom animated videos you can make with Video Igniter’s animated video maker service. For more examples check out our animation portfolio and our demo reels/pricing page.








 

How to use Video Igniter’s Animation Maker Service to Create Custom Animated Videos

Here’s a brief overview of the production process so that you understand what to expect when you use Video Igniter’s animation maker to create your custom animated video:

Animation Maker Kickoff Call / Questionnaire

Animation Maker Kickoff Call / Questionnaire

Production starts with a kickoff call and or a questionnaire to help us learn:

✅  Who the target audience is for your animation?

✅  What do you want to convey in your animation?

✅  What visual style do you want to use for your animation?

Script

Animation Maker Script

Now that we understand what you want to convey in your video, our animation maker’s script writing team will develop the script for your video. You will get an opportunity to review the script and request revisions before approving the script for production.

Storyboard

Storyboard

Next, our animation maker’s storyboard team will turn your script into a storyboard. A storyboard is like a blueprint for your video. It tells the illustrators and animators what to create for each sentence of your script. You will get an opportunity to review the storyboard and request edits before approving the storyboard for production.

VoiceOver

VoiceOver

You will receive a notification from our animation maker with several voiceover auditions. Give them a listen and pick your favorite voice. We’ll then hire that voiceover artist to record the full audio for your animation. You will get an opportunity to review the complete voiceover and request edits before approving it for production.

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

You will also receive several soundtrack options from our animation maker. Give them a listen and let us know which one is your favorite. Then, we’ll purchase the broadcast rights for that song so that we can legally use it in your animation.

Illustrations

Our animation maker will create several pieces of concept art for your animation.

Animation Maker Illustrations

After you review the concepts, let us know which concept you prefer. We can also work with you to refine your preferred visual concept until the details are perfectly dialed in.  Then, we’ll make all of the illustrations for your animation. You get an opportunity to review all the art and request revisions before approving the art for production.

Animation

Animation maker animating your video

Now that everything has been approved, our animation makers can get started creating your video. We’ll send you the first draft as soon as it’s ready to review. Preview the video with your internal team (and, ideally, members of your target audience). Collect everyone’s feedback and send it to us to review. We’ll incorporate your revisions and render out the final draft for you to use.

What does it cost to use Video Igniter’s Animation Maker Service?

What does it cost to use Video Igniter's Animation Maker service?

Video Igniter charges based off the length of the animation we make for you and the level of detail in your animation. To see our rates for 2D animation projects, you can request access to our current price sheet here. 3D animated videos require a custom quote.

How long does it take to use Video Igniter’s Animation Maker Service?

How long does it take to use Video Igniter's Animation Maker service?

Using Video Igniter’s Animation Maker Production Service can enable you to create a 60 second 2D animated video in about 3-5 weeks. 3D animated videos can take 2-4x more time to produce. If you need to speed up production, we offer rush delivery animation. If you’re making a video longer than 60 seconds, contact us with details about your project and we’ll help you calculate the production timeline for your video.

How can I save money using Video Igniter’s Animation Maker Service?

How can I save money when using Video Igniter's Animation Maker service?

Using these 5 tips, you can save over $1,000 off your animation’s production budget:

1). Make the script for your animation

Instead of hiring Video Igniter to make the script for your animation, you can download our free script writing template and write it yourself! Save $500 off your production budget for each minute of animation you want us to make.

Make the script for your animation

2). Make the storyboard for your animation

You can save another $500+ off your production budget by making the storyboard for your animation. Download our free storyboard creation template. It includes a guide that explains how to create a storyboard that our production team will know how to work with. Don’t worry about making your storyboard pretty – no artistic experience required; we just need you to document your ideas and we’ll be in charge of making them look great!
Make the storyboard for your animation

3). Use free (legal) music for your animation

Facebook’s sound collection offers a wide library of free music that you can use in your video (if you plan on posting your video to Instagram or Facebook). Incompetech is another great site for finding royalty free music that you can legally use in your videos – no matter where you plan to publish them. Just be sure to credit the artist if you plan on using their music in your video for free.

4). Record the voiceover for your animation

Did you know you can record professional quality voiceovers at home for free – without having to buy any expensive equipment or fancy software!? Check out 1:31 in this video to learn how you can record your own voiceovers for free.

5). Use stock assets for your animation

Video Igniter’s animation maker production service prides itself on creating 100% custom animated videos. However, if you want to lower your production budget, we can explore the possibility of using stock assets like clip art, stock photos/videos, icons, fonts & 3D models to help shave a little money off of your video’s production budget.

Use stock assets for your animation

Still have questions about animation makers?

Do you have a question about animation makers 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 Maker In The U.S.?

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Animation Maker 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, Repool.com

“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 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

 

Success Stories & Testimonials

Get in touch!

Schedule a call with our production team 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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