Best Animation Studio

How To Work With The Best Animation Studio For Your Project

If you’re looking for the best animation studio for your video project, you’re in the right place! Video Igniter’s guide to finding and hiring the best animation studio for your project has answers to all of your top questions including:

  • How do I find & hire the best animation studio for my project?
  • What does it cost to hire the best animation studio?
  • How quickly can an animation studio make my video?
  • What is the production process to create my video?

All that, plus tips to help you save $1,000 or more off the cost of hiring the best animation studio for your project!

But first, let’s take a look at examples of animations that Video Igniter’s production team can create for you:

Best Animation Studio Video Examples

Video Igniter can make any kind of 2D or 3D animation for you. You can see some of our favorite example videos below. For additional production samples, 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.

Character Animation Demo Reel


B2B Animation Demo Reel


Premium Design Demo Reel


Main Demo Reel

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 do I find the best animation studio for my project?

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Video Igniter provides top tier animated video production services to clients all over the world. If you’re looking for other animators to compare your options to, we recommend looking for animators on the following sites:

  • Behance
  • Instagram
  • Google
  • Dribbble

How do I hire the best animation studio for my project?

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The answer to this question is long enough to fill an entire article… So we wrote one!

How To Hire An Animator

In the article, you’ll learn:

  • What to look for before you hire an animator
  • How to evaluate different animation studios / freelancers
  • Tips to negotiate a lower production budget

And so much more! Check out the guide for help hiring an animator.

What does it cost to hire the best animation studio for my project?

best animation studio cost

The answer to this question depends on the following criteria:

  • How long will your animation be? (30 seconds-2 minutes? Or is it a feature length movie?)
  • When do you need the final draft of your animation?
  • Are you going to create the script and storyboard? (Or do you want our animation studio’s best storytellers to create them for you?)
  • What style of animation do you want us to create? (2D? 3D? Cel-Animation?)

If you want to produce a feature-length film like your favorite PIXAR animated movie, the total budget will be over $100,000,000 (over $1,000,000 for each minute of the movie).

On the other hand, if you want to create a short animation that’s only a few minutes long and uses 2D animation, your production budget will likely be between $1,500 and $10,000 for each minute of video we create for you.

Get a quote for your animation.

How do I work with the best animation studio to create my video?

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Now that you know how to find the best animation studio for your project, let’s do a quick overview of the production process. This way, you’ll have a solid understanding about how to get your idea for a video out of your head and into reality.

Step 1: Get a Quote

best animation studio quote

Start by contacting each studio you are interested in hiring and ask for a quote for your video project. It’s helpful to provide the following information when you request a quote:

  • Describe the full scope of the project.
  • How long will the video be?
  • What kind of visual style do you want your video to use?
  • How soon do you need the final draft?

After you receive all of your production quotes, we recommend evaluating them while you review each studio’s animated video portfolio. Once you select the best animation studio, send them a message to let them know you are ready to move forward with production. You will receive a production agreement to sign and an invoice for the first 50% of your production budget.

Step 2: Write The Script

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Now that production is underway, it’s time to write your script. The world’s best animation studio will ask you the following types of questions to help create your script:

  • Who is the target audience for your video?
  • What key messages do you want to convey in your animation?
  • What do you want viewers to do or feel when they’re done watching your animation?

Our studio’s best script writers will use this information to develop the first draft of the script for your animation. You will receive a link to review your script with your team. Have everyone add their comments & revision notes to the doc. Then, our writers will work with you revise and polish your script until it is perfect.

Step 3: Create The Storyboard

best animation studio storyboard

After your script is approved, our team will turn your script into a storyboard. The storyboard acts like a blueprint for your animation. It tells our animators exactly what to create for every part of your script.

You will receive a digital copy of the storyboard to review with your team. Add your comments to the doc and we’ll integrate all of your revisions. If something needs to look a specific way in your video, let us know so we can add photos, sketches, 3D models or links to videos to show exactly what you want to present in your video.

Step 4: Create The Art

best animation studio concept art

Once your storyboard is approved, the best art director from our animation studio will begin creating concept art for your video. The art director will review your brand guidelines and style references before creating one or more visual concepts for you to review.

Give the concepts a good look over and let the art director know which concept you like best. If you like, you can spend some time revising your favorite concept with the art director.

best animation studio illustrator

When the concept is locked in, our illustrators will create all of the illustrations for your animation based off the approved visual concept. You get an opportunity to review all of the illustrations and request edits before approving the art for production.

Step 5: Record The VoiceOver

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You will receive several voiceover auditions to listen to. Let us know which narrator is your favorite and we’ll hire them to record the narration for your animation. You will get an opportunity to listen to the full recording and request edits (if needed).

Step 6: Select Music

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Our animation studio will select several soundtracks for your video. Give them a listen and let us know which soundtrack has the best fit for your animation. We’ll take care of acquiring the appropriate license(s) to use the music in your video.

Step 7: Animate

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Now that everything is approved, it’s time to animate your video! As soon as the first draft is ready, you will receive a link to download a watermarked copy of your animation. Give it a detailed review with your internal team and members of your target audience. Collect everyone’s feedback and send it our way. We’ll integrate your revisions and share an updated copy of your video with you.

After you mark the final draft as approved, we’ll send you the final invoice for your animation. You will receive the unwatermarked version of your video after payment is complete.

How long does it take to work with the world’s best animation studios to create a video?

best animation studio production timeline

The answer to this question depends on what kind of animation you want to produce. If you want to hire the world’s best animation studio to create an animated film… the average PIXAR movie takes over 5 years to go from idea to release in movie theaters.

On the other hand, if you want to hire one of the world’s best animation studios to help you create a short 1-2 minute video, it will only take 4-12 weeks to make your video.

Want to figure out how long it will take to create your animation? Send us a message, schedule a call or fill out this questionnaire.

Best Animation Studio Budget Saving Tips

best animation studio budget saving tips

Combine these tips to save $1,000 or more off the cost of hiring the best animation studio for your project:

1). Write The Script

If you decide to write the script for your video project, you can save $500 off the cost of each minute of video we create for you. Download our free script writing template to get started.

best animation studio script template

2). Record The VoiceOver

Each English voiceover we need to produce for your animation will cost between $50-$500. Non-English voiceovers can cost even more. If you record your own voiceover(s) for your video, we can deduct that cost from your production budget. Watch 1:31 in this video to learn how to record professional quality voiceovers at home for free.

3). Find Free, Legal Music

Music licensing costs range between $19-$10,000 – or more! Popular songs will cost thousands of dollars to license. Stock music usually costs under $500 to license for commercial projects. If you want to avoid music licensing costs to keep your budget low, you can find free, legal music from sites like Facebook’s Sound Collection and Incompetech.

(Note: Music on Facebook’s Sound Collection is only approved for content that is published on Meta’s platforms).

4). Create The Storyboard

If you decide to create the storyboard for your video project, you can save an additional $500 off the cost of each minute of video we create for you. Download our free storyboard template to get started.

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5). Start Production ASAP

The easiest thing you can do to keep your production budget low is to start production as soon as possible. If you need to speed up production for your deadline, Video Igniter offers rush delivery animation. Rush delivery can increase your production budget by 10%-50% or more. We recommend starting production as soon as possible so that you don’t need to pay extra for rush delivery.

Schedule a call with our production team or send us a message to get the conversation started about your video project.

Still have questions about finding and hiring the best animation studio?

Do you have a question about finding and hiring the best animation studio 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 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 the demo reel below for examples of the kinds of animation our team can produce for you.

 

Looking For The Best Animation Studio In The U.S.?

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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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

 

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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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2D Cartoon Animation

How To Make A 2D Cartoon Animation

Do you want to learn how to make a 2D cartoon animation but aren’t sure how to get started? If you want to work with an animation studio or freelance animator to create your 2D cartoon animation, you’re in the right place! Video Igniter’s guide to 2D cartoon animations has answers to all of your questions including:

  • What does it cost to make a 2D cartoon animation?
  • How do I work with an animator to make a 2D animation?
  • How long does it take to create a 2D cartoon animation?

All that, 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 2D cartoon animations that Video Igniter’s team can create for you:

2D Cartoon Animation Examples

Video Igniter can make any kind of 2D or 3D cartoon animation for you. You can see some of our favorite example videos below. For additional production samples, 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 much does it cost to make a 2D cartoon animation?

2D Cartoon Animation Cost

Most 2D cartoon animations can be produced for a budget between $1,500-$7,500 (for a 60-second video).

If you want to create an animation that looks more like the style of the Saturday morning cartoons we used to watch when we were growing up, you’ll need a bigger budget. This type of animation uses a labor-intensive style of production called “Cel Animation” or “Hand Drawn” animation. Cel animation requires a larger budget to make your video – starting at $7,500 to create each minute of video.

Get a quote for your 2D cartoon animation by sending us a message or scheduling a call.

How do I work with an animator to create a 2D animated cartoon?

Great question – let’s give you a high level overview of the production process so you understand how to go from the idea in your head to the final draft of your 2D animation.

Step 1: Get A Quote

2D Cartoon Animation Quote

Start by getting a quote for your 2D cartoon animation. In order to get an accurate quote, we recommend sharing the following types of information:

  • When do you need the final draft?
  • How long will the video be?
  • What style of animation do you want to create? (It’s extra helpful if you can share a link to an example of another video you like).

After we agree to the production terms, timeline and budget for your video, you will receive an invoice for 50% of your production budget.

Step 2: Write The Script
2D Cartoon Animation Script

In order to write your script, our team will spend some time learning:

  • What you want to communicate in your animation.
  • Who your target audience is.
  • What problems they face.
  • What do you want viewers to do or feel when they’re done watching your 2D cartoon animation?

We’ll use this info to develop the first draft of your script. You will receive a link to a digital copy of your script that you can share with your team. Add your revision notes to the doc. Then, our writers will work with you to revise your script until you love it.

Step 3: Create The Storyboard

2D Cartoon Animation Storyboard

Next, we’ll turn your script into a storyboard so our production team has a blueprint for your 2D cartoon animation. The storyboard includes instructions that explain what we should show and animate during every part of your script.

You will receive a link to a digital copy of the storyboard that you can review online with your team. Add your revision notes and we’ll polish up everything until you love it.

Step 4: Record The VoiceOver

VoiceOver

You will receive several voiceover auditions to listen to. Let us know which one is your favorite and we’ll hire that voiceover artist to record the narration for your 2D cartoon animation. You get an opportunity to listen to the full recording and request edits (if needed).

Step 5: Create The Art

2D Cartoon Animation Concept Art

After your storyboard is approved, our art director will review it along with your brand guidelines in order to develop concept art for your video. Give the concepts a review and share your honest feedback with the art director. You can collaborate with the art director to refine and polish your favorite piece of concept art until all the details are perfect.

2D Cartoon Animation Illustrations

Once the concept art is locked in, we’ll create all of the custom illustrations for your 2D cartoon. You get an opportunity to review all of the art and request revisions before we start animating your cartoon.

Step 6: Select Music

Music

Our team will select several pieces of music that will set the tone for your 2D cartoon animation. Give them a listen and let us know which one is your favorite. We’ll take care of acquiring the appropriate license(s) so we can legally use the music in your video.

Step 7: Animate Your 2D Cartoon

2D Cartoon Animation Animator

Now that everything is approved, we can animate your 2D cartoon! As soon as the first draft is ready, you will receive a watermarked copy of the video to review. Give it a detailed look over with your team and target audience. Collect everyone’s feedback and send it our way. We’ll integrate your revisions and render out the final draft of your 2D cartoon animation.

As soon as your final invoice is paid, you will receive the final, unwatermarked version of your video.

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

2D Cartoon Animation Production Timeline

There are two answers to this question.

1). If the 2D cartoon animation is produced using modern computer animation techniques, it will take about 4-6 weeks to create a 6o second animation.

2). If the 2D cartoon is produced using a traditional style of animation where every frame is drawn by hand (on paper or on a computer/tablet), the production timeline will be closer to 8-12 weeks for a 60 second animation.

Need to speed up production for your deadline? Video Igniter also offers rush delivery animation.

2D Cartoon Animation Budget Saving Tips

2D Cartoon Animation Budget Saving Tips

Combine these tips to help you save $1,000 or more off the cost of hiring an animator or studio to create your 2D cartoon animation:

1). Write The Script For Your 2D Cartoon Animation

You can save $500 off the cost of a 60-second 2D cartoon animation if you write the script for your video. In fact, you can save $500 off the cost of each minute of video we produce for you. Download our free script writing template for help getting started.

2D Cartoon Animation Script Template

2). Record The VoiceOver

Each voiceover used in your 2D cartoon animation can cost between $50-$500 to record and license. If you record the voiceover(s) yourself, we can remove this from your production cost. Watch 1:31 in this video to see how you can record professional quality voiceovers at home, without having to buy expensive equipment or professional software.

3). Create The Storyboard

You can save an additional $500 off the cost of a 60-second 2D cartoon animation if you provide the storyboard for your project. That’s right, you can save a total of $1,000 off each minute of video we create for you if you provide the script & storyboard for your video. Download our free storyboard template for help getting started.

2D Cartoon Animation Storyboard Diagram

4). Find Free, Legal Music

Music licensing costs can be as little as $19 but they can also be over $10,000. Producing some custom music for your 2D cartoon animation will run you at least $1,500. Instead of paying for expensive commercial and broadcast music licenses, you can source free, royalty-free music from sites like Incompetech and Facebook’s sound collection.

5). Start Production ASAP

The biggest and easiest thing you can do to keep your budget low is to start production as soon as possible. We offer rush delivery animation to help you speed up production if your deadline is coming up quick. However, rush delivery can increase your production budget by 10%-50% or more! Avoid rush delivery by getting the ball rolling today – send us a message or schedule a call to discuss your 2D cartoon animation project with our production team.

Still have questions about 2D cartoon animation?

Do you have a question about 2D cartoon 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 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 the demo reel below for examples of the kinds of animation our team can produce for you.

 

Looking For A 2D Cartoon Animation Production Company In The U.S.?

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

2D Cartoon Animation 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

 

Testimonials

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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Traditional Animation

Traditional Animation | How To Create A Traditional Animation

Do you want to hire an animation studio to help you create a “traditional animation” but aren’t sure how or where to get started? Luckily, you’re in the right place! Video Igniter’s guide to traditional animation has answers to all of your questions, including:

  • How much does it cost to make a traditional animation?
  • How long does it take to create a traditional animation?
  • Can I create a traditional-style animation with Video Igniter?
  • What is the difference between traditional animation and modern animation?
  • How do I hire the right animator (or studio) for my project?
  • What is the production process like?

All that, plus tips to help you save $1,000 or more off your production budget! But first, let’s take a look at examples of traditional animations that Video Igniter’s production team can create for you:

Traditional Animation Examples

Video Igniter can make any kind of 2D or 3D animation for you. For additional production samples, 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 relevant production samples.

What is the difference between traditional animation and modern animation?

Traditional animation, also referred to as “hand drawn animation” or “cel animation” is the old school technique of creating animations on paper by drawing and coloring each individual frame by hand.

These days, traditional animation is still used to create videos by individually drawing each individual frame on a computer or tablet.

Traditional animation is able to achieve a very detailed, fluid and realistic (or comically unrealistic) motion design. Most animated short form that’s produced on computers these days (think “Explainer Videos“) use motion graphics and vector animation to create the illusion of motion without having to individually draw in every single frame by hand. This makes it possible to produce animated content much quicker and at a lower cost – but, you lose some of the fluid detail that traditional animation is known for.

Can I create a traditional-style animation with Video Igniter?

Yes! Send us a message or schedule a call to discuss your project and get a quote for your video.

How much does it cost to make a traditional animation?

Traditional Animation Cost

Traditional animation is more expensive than modern styles of animation and requires a much larger budget to create. Budgets for traditional animation usually start at $7,500-$10,000 to create 60 seconds of video. It all depends on how much detail you want to include in the illustrations and motion design. Traditional animation can easily cost over $20,000 for each minute of content that’s created.

An episode of The Simpsons costs substantially more to produce, but Video Igniter can help you create traditional animations for a fraction of the price of one of the big industry studios.

Get a quote for my traditional animation.

How long does it take to create a traditional animation?

Traditional Animation Production Timeline

Broadcast television shows made with traditional animation require 14-18 months of work per episode before it runs on air. Production companies like Video Igniter are more nimble and can help you produce content faster than ‘the big guys.’ That being said, traditional animation still requires a good amount of time to do the job right. A 60-second animation can take anywhere from 8-12 weeks to produce.

Need to speed up production for a deadline? Video Igniter offers rush delivery animation.

How do I hire the right animator (or studio) for my project?

Hire Traditional Animator

This topic is so big and important it deserves its own guide… so we created one!

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing An Animation Creator For Your Project

In the article, you’ll learn:

  • Where to find animators you can hire.
  • What to look for before you hire an animator or a studio.
  • Tips to negotiate a lower production budget.

And so much more. Get the guide here.

What is the traditional animation production process like?

Traditional Animation Production Process

The traditional animation production process is similar to the modern animation production process – it just takes more time and occasionally has an additional production stage called an “animatic.” Let’s take a quick overview of the production process so you understand how to go from ‘idea in my head’ to the final draft of your animation.

1). Get a Quote

To get production started, contact us for a quote along with any other studios you’re considering hiring for your traditional animation project.

Traditional Animation Get A Quote

Once you have all the quotes in front of you, we recommend reviewing each company’s animation portfolio one more time to determine which producer has the best mix of

  • Production Quality
  • Production Terms
  • Turn Around Time
  • Budget
  • Customer Service

Let your preferred animation studio know you’ve selected them. Then, you will receive a production agreement to sign and an invoice for the first 50% of your production budget.

2). Write The Script

Traditional Animation Script

Now that production is underway, we will spend time learning about what you want to show in your animation so we can create your script. We’re interested in learning things like:

  • What do you want to communicate in your animation?
  • How do you want the viewer to feel when they’re done watching?
  • Who is your target audience?

After we learn more about your communication goals, our writing team will use this information to create the first draft of the script for your traditional animation. You will receive a link to a copy of the script so you can share it with your team and add your comments.

Our writers will collaborate with you and polish your script until it’s perfect.

3). Create The Storyboard

Traditional Animation Storyboard

Next, we turn your script into a storyboard so our production team has a visual blueprint for your traditional animation. The storyboard makes it easy to see which illustrations need to be created for every part of your script, and how those illustrations should move in sync with the voiceover.

You will receive a link to download a copy of your storyboard. Give it a detailed review with your team to ensure we document all of the visual details that need to be shown in your traditional animation. If something needs to be displayed a very specific way, we will include photos, images, sketches or links to videos that clearly show our production team what to create.

4). Create Concept Art

Traditional Animation Concept Art

Once the storyboard is approved, our art director will review your brand guidelines and create custom concept art for your traditional animation.

Share your honest feedback about the concepts with our art director. Let them know which concept you prefer. You can also collaborate with the art director to refine the visual details of your favorite concept until it’s perfect.

5). Record The VoiceOver

VoiceOver

You will receive several voiceover auditions to review. Give them a listen and let us know which voice(s) you would like to use in your traditional animation. We’ll oversee the recording of your voiceover(s) and share the full recording with you when it’s ready to review.

Let us know if there are any parts of the script that you’d like us to rerecord.

6). Create The Animatic (if needed)

Sometimes when animators create traditional animations, we add an extra step called an ‘animatic.’ The animatic takes sketches from the storyboard and syncs the visuals with the timing of the voiceover. This helps the production team figure out how to sync the timing of the animation with the voiceover.

Animatics are particularly useful for complex scenes that may include synced mouth movements, detailed background movements, character animation or comedic timing. While this step isn’t required all of the time, we occasionally add this step in the production process to help us save time during the animation phase of production.

7). Create The Illustrations

Traditional Animation Illustrations

After you approve the concept art, our illustration team will create all of the custom illustrations for your traditional animation. You get an opportunity to review all of the art and request revisions before we animate your video.

8). Select Music

Music

Our team will select a few soundtracks that we feel will do a good job setting the mood and enhancing the presentation of key moments in your animation. Give them a listen and let us know which one you like best.

9). Animate

Animate Traditional Animation

Now that everything is approved, we can create your traditional animation! Our production team will line up all of the illustrations we’ve created (called “key frames”) so they are timed with your voiceover. Then, we’ll spend time hand drawing all of the individual frames to add motion to your video. As soon as the first draft is ready, you will receive a link to download a watermarked copy of your animation.

Give your traditional animation a detailed review with your team and members of your target audience. Collect everyone’s feedback and send it our way. We’ll integrate your edits and render out the final draft of your animation.

You will receive the unwatermarked version of your traditional animation after you pay the final invoice for your project.

Deep Dive: For an in depth look at the production process, check out this companion article: How To Make A Video Animation.

Traditional Animation Budget Saving Tips

Traditional Animation Budget Saving Tips

Combine these tips to save $1,000 or more off of your traditional animation budget:

1). Write The Script

You can save $500 off the cost of each minute of traditional animation we produce for you if you provide the script for your video. Download our free script writing template to get started.

Traditional Animation Script Template

2). Record The VoiceOver

Each voiceover in your traditional animation will cost between $50-$500 to record. If you want to record the voiceover yourself, we can remove this production cost from your project’s budget. Watch 1:31 in this video to see how you can record professional quality voiceovers at home for free – no need to buy any equipment or software.

3). Create The Storyboard

You can save an additional $500 off the cost of each minute of traditional animation we produce for you if you provide the storyboard for your video. Download our free storyboard template and review the included storyboard creation guide to get started.

Traditional Animation Storyboard Diagram

4). Find Free, Legal Music

Popular songs cost thousands of dollars to license. Custom music will cost you at least $1,500 to create (likely more). Stock music licenses range between $19-$399 depending where your video will be shown. If you don’t want to pay to license or create music for your traditional animation, you can find free music on sites like Incompetech and Facebook’s Sound Collection.

5). Start Production ASAP

Rush delivery can increase your production budget by 25%-50% or more! We recommend starting production ASAP so you can minimize or avoid rush delivery increases for your production budget. Send us a message or schedule a call to get the ball rolling.

Still have questions about traditional animation?

Do you have a question about traditional 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.

Questions

What is Video Igniter Animation?

Video Igniter Animation is a animated video production service that can create custom animations for you. 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 the demo reel below for examples of the kinds of animation our team can produce for you.

 

Looking For A Traditional Animation Company In The U.S.?

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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

 

Testimonials

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.

Contact Us

Hire An Animation Studio

Hire An Animation Studio

Do you want to hire an animation studio but aren’t sure how or where to get started? Luckily for you, you’re in the right place! Video Igniter’s comprehensive guide to hiring animation studios has answers for all of your top questions, including:

  • How do I hire an animation studio?
  • What is the difference between hiring an animation studio vs hiring Video Igniter?
  • How much does it cost to hire an animation studio?
  • How long does it take to create an animated video?
  • How do I work with an animation studio to create my video?

All that and more – including tips to help you lower your production budget by $1,000 or more! But before we get into that, let’s take a look at examples of animations that you can create when you hire Video Igniter’s animation studio…

Hire Video Igniter’s Animation Studio To Create Videos Like This

Video Igniter can make any kind of 2D or 3D animation for you – check out some of our favorite example videos below.

For additional production samples, 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 Hire An Animation Studio

How To Hire An Animation Studio

Whether you want to hire Video Igniter or a 3rd party animation studio, our comprehensive guide to hiring animators explains:

  • Where to find animators you can hire.
  • What to look for before you hire an animator.
  • How to hire an animator.
  • Tips to negotiate a lower production budget.
  • And more!

See the full guide here.

What is the difference between hiring Video Igniter vs hiring an animation studio?

Video Igniter Hiring An Animation Studio

Working with Video Igniter is very similar to hiring an animation studio and there are a few unique perks of working with Video Igniter.

1). Unlimited Revisions

Most animation studios only allow two rounds of edits. We feel you deserve to have every detail of your animation look perfect and shouldn’t get nickled and dimed for small requests and edits. That’s why we offer unlimited revisions for all full priced Simple and Standard Animation projects.

Deep Dive: What are Simple and Standard Animation projects? Request access to our price sheet and demo reels.

Hire An Animation Studio Unlimited Revisions

2). Broad Production Skills

Most animation studios specialize in a limited number of visual styles or they only have experience working for 1 specific market vertical.

Video Igniter on the other hand has over 12 years of experience producing 2D and 3D animations for every industry you can imagine! Check out our animation portfolio to see some of our favorite creations.

3). Fortune 500 Experience For Startup Prices

We’ve been lucky enough to produce content for big names like T-Mobile, DocuSign, Amazon, Notion, Ricoh and Snoop Dogg – and yet, the rates we charge are still enticing for startups and smaller businesses.

Hire An Animation Studio Clients

4). Streamlined Production Experience

Video Igniter’s online production platform is designed to streamline and guide you through the full production experience. You’ll always be able to see the status of every part of your project, what needs your attention, what’s been approved, and what’s being revised. Even if you’ve never managed a video project before, our production service will guide you through every stage of production.

Hire A Streamlined Animation Studio

How much does it cost to hire an animation studio?

When you hire an animation studio to create a 60-second, 2D animated video, your production budget will likely be between $1,500-$7,500. Fancier animations created using 3D animation or cel animation may cost 2x-4x more to create.

Get a quote for your animated video.

How much does it cost to hire an animation studio

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

If you want to hire an animation studio to create a 2D animation that is 60-seconds long, your video can be made in about 4-6 weeks. Videos created using cel animation or 3D animation can take 2x-4x more time to create.

For context, full-length PIXAR style movies take 5 years or more to create. The average episode of The Simpsons or Family Guy can be in production for 10-14 months.

Hire An Animation Studio Production Timeline

Need to speed up production for a deadline? Video Igniter offers rush delivery animation.

For a deep dive on how long each phase of production takes, check out this companion article: How Long Does It Take To Animate A 1 Minute Video.

How do I make a video with an animation studio?

How To Make A Video With An Animation Studio

Let’s take a look at the production process so you understand what’s involved during every stage of production after you hire an animation studio (or Video Igniter) to create your video.

1). Get a Quote

Hire An Animation Studio Quote

Reach out to get a quote for your animated video. Include details like:

  • How long your video will be?
  • What do you want to show in your video?
  • What visual style do you want to use for your animation?
  • When do you need the final draft?

After we scope out your full project, we’ll send you a production agreement and an invoice for the first 50% of your production budget.

2). Script

Hire An Animation Studio Video Script

Now that you’ve gone through the process to hire Video Igniter’s animation studio, our writing team will spend time getting to learn:

  • Who your target audience is?
  • What their problems are?
  • What key messages do you want to convey in your animation?
  • What do you want viewers to do when they’re done watching?

We use this info to develop the script for your animation. When the first draft is ready, you will receive a link to review and share the script with your team. Add your comments on the document and we’ll work with you revise and polish the script until it is perfect!

Deep Dive: How many words in a 60 second script?

3). Storyboard

Hire An Animation Studio Storyboard

After your script is approved, we’ll turn your script into a storyboard. The storyboard is the blueprint for your animation. It tells the illustrators and animators what to create for every scene in your video. You get an opportunity to review the storyboard and request edits, if necessary.

4). Music

Soundtrack

You will receive several soundtracks to review. Give them a listen and let us know which one best fits your brand’s personality.

5). VoiceOver

VoiceOver

You will also receive several voiceover auditions. Give them a listen and let us know which is your favorite. Our animation studio will hire that voice talent to record the full narration. You will get an opportunity to preview the recording and request edits, if necessary.

6). Art

Hire An Animation Studio Concept Art

Our art director will review your storyboard and create several pieces of concept art for your animation. Pick your favorite concept and collaborate with the art director to polish the concept to perfection.

Hire An Animation Studio Illustrator

Then, our aniamtion studio will create the rest of the illustrations for your video. You get an opportunity to review all of the art and request revisions before we start animating.

7). Animation

Hire An Animation Studio Animator

Now that everything is approved, it’s time to animate your video!

The animation phase of production takes about 1 week for each minute of video we’re creating. Cel animation and 3D animation will take more time to complete.

As soon as the first draft is ready, you will receive a link to download your animation. Give it a detailed review with your team and members of your target audience.

Collect everyone’s feedback and send them our way. We’ll integrate your revisions and render out the final draft of your video. You will receive the unwatermarked version of your video after you pay the second half of your production budget.

How To Lower Your Production Budget When You Hire An Animation Studio

Budget Saving Tips To Hire An Animation Studio

Combine these tips to save $1,000 or more off the cost of hiring an animation studio:

1) Write Your Script

When you hire an animation studio to create a video, you can save $500 off the cost of each minute of video they create for you if you provide the script for your animation.

Download our script writing template to get started.

Script Template

2). Record The VoiceOver

It costs between $50-$500 to record each voiceover for your video. Non-English voiceovers can cost even more. You can skip this production cost by recording your own professional quality voiceover at home for free. Watch 1:31 in this video to see how.

3). Create The Storyboard

When you hire our animation studio, you can save an additional $500/min off your production cost if you provide the storyboard for your project.

Download our storyboard template and review the included storyboard creation guide to get started.

Storyboard Diagram

4). Find Royalty Free Music

Instead of paying to produce custom music or licensing a track for use in your video, you can source royalty free music from sites like Facebook’s Sound Collection and Incompetech.

5). Start Production ASAP

Rush delivery can increase your production budget by 25%-50% or more. If you intend to hire an animation studio (or Video Igniter) we recommend you do so sooner rather than later to avoid paying extra for rush delivery costs. Schedule a call or send us a message to start the discussion about your animated video project.

Still have questions about how to hire an animation studio?

Do you have a question about hiring an animation studio 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.

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.

Watch the demo reel below for examples of the kinds of animation our team can produce for you.

 

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

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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

 

Testimonials

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.

Contact Us

B2B Animation

B2B Animation: The Complete Guide

Do you want to hire a studio or freelancer to help you create a B2B animation and aren’t sure how to get started? You’re in the right place! Video Igniter’s comprehensive guide to making and using B2B animations has answers to all of your questions including:

  • How do I create a B2B animation for my company?
  • How do I find the right video producer for my animation?
  • What does it cost to create a B2B animation?
  • How long does it take to make a B2B animation?

All that, plus tips to help you negotiate a lower production budget and increase the effectiveness of your business video! But first, let’s take a look at examples of B2B animations that Video Igniter can create for you…

B2B Animation Examples

Video Igniter can make any kind of 2D or 3D animation for you. You can see some of our favorite example videos below. For additional production samples, 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 B2B animation.








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. You can also see more examples in our guide to B2B explainer videos.

How To Make A B2B Animation With Video Igniter

How To Make A B2B Animation

Let’s take a quick look at the production process so you understand how to go from the idea in your head to a custom designed B2B animation that will help your business meet it’s goals.

1). Contact Us

Contact Us B2B Animation

To get started, send us a message or schedule a call with our production team. We’ll help you figure out the production budget and timeline for your B2B animation. After we scope out your project, you will receive a production contract to sign and an invoice for the first 50% of your production budget.

2). Script

B2B Animation Script

Now that production is under way, our team will spend time learning about the key messages you want to convey in your B2B animation. We will also spend time learning about your target audience and the problems they encounter. Then, we will develop the first draft of the script for your B2B animation. You will receive a link to a digital copy of your script that you can leave comments on. Our writers will work with you to revise the script until you love it!

3). Storyboard

B2B Animation Storyboard

Next, we turn your script into a storyboard. The storyboard acts like a blueprint for our illustrators and animators. It tells them exactly what to create for each sentence in your script. You will receive a digital copy of your storyboard to review and provide comments on. Our team will integrate your edits and share the revised storyboard with you to review and approve.

4). VoiceOver

VoiceOver

You will receive a collection of voiceover auditions to listen to. Let us know which one is your favorite and we will hire that person to record the narration for your B2B animation. You get an opportunity to listen to the full voiceover and request edits (if needed).

5). Soundtrack

Soundtrack

You will also receive several voiceovers to review. Give them a listen and let us know which one best suits your brand identity. We will take care of acquiring the appropriate broadcast and commercial license(s) so we can legally use the music in your B2B animation.

6). Illustrations

B2B Animation Concept Art

Our illustration team will review your storyboard, brand guidelines and any style references you shared with us. Then, they will develop several pieces of concept art for you to review. Select your favorite concept and let the art director know if you would like to revise or refine any of the visual details in the concept art.

After you approve the concept art, the illustration team will the approved concept as a style reference while they create all of the custom images for your B2B animation. You get an opportunity to review all of the art and request revisions before approving the art for production.

7). Animation

B2B Animation

Now that everything is approved, we can animate! It takes about 1 week to animate a 60-second video. As soon as the first draft is ready, you will receive a link to download a copy of your B2B animation. Give it a detailed review with your internal team and members of your target audience. Collect everyone’s feedback and send it our way. We’ll integrate your edits and render out the final draft of your B2B animation.

Bonus Reading: Learn more about how to make video animations.

What does it cost to make a B2B animation?

B2B Animation Cost

Most 2D B2B animations cost between $1,500-$7,500 to create 60 seconds worth of video content. Fancier B2B animations that are created using 3D animation or cel animation can cost 2-4x more to make.

Get a quote for my B2B animation.

How long does it take to make a B2B animation?

B2B Animation Production Timeline

Using Video Igniter’s streamlined production process, we can make animations for you in about 4-6 weeks. If your B2B animation is longer than 2 minutes and or uses cel animation or 3D animation, it could take 2-4x more time to complete the project. Need to guarantee delivery in 4 weeks or less? Video Igniter offers a rush delivery option to speed up production.

How Do I Find The Right B2B Animator For My Project?

how to find the right b2b animator

This topic is so big, it deserves it’s own article – so we wrote one: How to hire an animator.

In the article, you’ll learn:

  • Where to find B2B animators.
  • What to look for when hiring a B2B animator.
  • Tips to negotiate a lower production budget.

All that and more – see it here.

How To Make A Great B2B Animation

How To Make A Great B2B Animation

Want to make sure your B2B animation helps your company achieve its business goals? This list is a compilation of all of the pro tips we have to help you maximize the effectiveness of your B2B animation:

B2B Animation Budget Saving Tips

B2B Animation Budget Saving Tips

Looking to save some $ on your production budget? Combine these ideas to help you save $1,000 or more off the cost of your B2B animation:

Write Your Script

When you write and provide the script for your B2B animation, you save $500 off the cost of creating each minute of animation. Download our script writing template for help creating your script.

Script Template

Find Free, Legal Music

Stock music costs between $10-$399 to purchase the broadcast license for commercial projects. A license for a popular song will run you over $10,000 for a 1 year license. Creating a custom soundtrack will cost at least $1,500. If you want to avoid music licensing and production costs, you can source free, legal music from websites like Incompetech and Facebook’s Sound Collection.

Create The Storyboard

By providing the storyboard for your B2B animation, you can save an additional $500 off the cost of each minute of video we create for you. Download our storyboard template and review the included storyboard creation guide to see how easy it is to create a storyboard.

Storyboard Diagram

Record The VoiceOver

It costs between $50-$500 to record and license each voiceover for your B2B animation. Non-English voiceovers can be even more costly to produce. Luckily, there’s an easy way to record professional quality voiceovers at home, for free! No need to buy any expensive equipment or professional software. Watch 1:31 in this video to see how.

Start Production ASAP

Rush delivery can increase your production budget by 25%-50% or more! We recommend starting production as soon as possible so you don’t have to pay extra for rush delivery costs. Send us a message or schedule a call to start the conversation about your B2B animation.

Still have questions about B2B animations?

Do you have a question about B2B animations 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.

Questions

What is Video Igniter Animation?

Video Igniter Animation is a video production service that specializes in creating custom animations. 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 the demo reel below for examples of the kinds of animation our team can produce for you.

 

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

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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

 

B2B Animation Testimonials

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.

Contact Us

Explainer Video Studio

Explainer Video Studio

Do you want to hire an explainer video studio to create an explainer video but aren’t sure how to get started? Luckily, you’re in the right place! Video Igniter’s guide to explainer video studios has answers to all of your big questions, including:

  • How do I make an explainer video?
  • How do I find the right explainer video studio for my project?
  • What does it cost to make an explainer video?
  • How quickly can an explainer video studio make my video?
  • How can I save money on my production budget?

All that, and more in this complete guide to explainer video studios. But first, let’s take a look at examples of explainer videos that Video Igniter’s animation studio can create for you…

Explainer Video Studio Animation Examples

Video Igniter can make any kind of 2D or 3D explainer video for you. Below are a handful of our favorite explainer video examples.

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 do I find the right explainer video studio for my project?

hire explainer video studio

Finding the right explainer video studio to make your video can be the most important step in the production process. That’s why we created a whole article to help you find and hire the right producer for your project: How To Hire An Animator.

In the article, you’ll learn:

  • Where to find explainer video studios you can hire.
  • What to look for when hiring an explainer video studio.
  • Tips to negotiate a lower production budget.

And so much more! See the full guide here.

How To Work With A Studio To Make An Explainer Video

Let’s take a look at the explainer video production process so you know how to go from idea to final draft.

1). Get Production Quotes

explainer video studio quote

Start by getting production quote from a few different explainer video studios. Once you have all the quotes in hand, give each studio’s animation portfolio another review along side their quotes before you decide which explainer video studio to hire.

Notify the studio you want to hire and they will send you a production contract to sign and an invoice for the first 50% of your budget.

2). Script

explainer video studio script

Now that production is underway. Our team will spend time learning about your target audience and key messages you want to convey in your explainer video. When the first draft is ready, you will receive a link to download your script. Review the script with your team and add your comments in the document. Our team will revise the doc and send you the updated script as soon as it is ready to review.

3). Storyboard

explainer video studio storyboard

After your script is approved, our team will turn your script into a storyboard. The storyboard acts like a blueprint so our team knows exactly what to create during every part of your script. When the first draft is ready, give the storyboard a detailed review to make sure we show all the right details. If something needs to be shown in a very specific way, let us know so we can include photos and links to videos that show exactly what needs to be created.

4). VoiceOver

voiceover

You will receive several voiceover auditions to review. Give them a listen and let us know which voiceover artist is your favorite. We’ll hire them to record the narration for your explainer video and coach them them through the right pronunciation, pacing and energy to use in the narration. You get an opportunity to listen to the full recording and request edits, if necessary.

5). Art

explainer video studio concept art

After your storyboard is approved, our art director will use it to create several pieces of concept art for you to review. Give them a detailed review and share your honest feedback with our art director. You can collaborate with the art director to revise and refine your favorite piece of concept art until everything looks perfect.

explainer video studio illustrations

After the concept art is approved, our studio will create all of the custom illustrations for your explainer video. You get a chance to review all of the art and request revisions before we animate your video.

6). Music

music

You will also receive several soundtrack selections for your explainer video. Give them a listen and let us know which one is your favorite. We’ll take care of acquiring the appropriate broadcast license so we can legally use the music in your explainer video.

7). Animation

explainer video studio animation

Now that everything is approved, it’s time to animate your explainer video! As soon as it’s ready, our studio will send you a link to download your explainer video. Give it a detailed review with your team and members of your target audience. Collect everyone’s feedback and send it to us. We’ll integrate your edits and render out the final draft of your explainer video.

How much does it cost to hire an explainer video studio?

explainer video studio cost

A 2D, 60-second animated explainer video typically costs between $1,500-$7,500 to create. If you want to make a high end explainer video using 3D animation or cel animation, your production budget could be 2-4x larger.

Get a quote for your explainer video.

Deep Dive: What goes into the cost of an explainer video?

How long does it take an explainer video studio to create a video?

explainer video studio production timeline

It takes about 4-8 weeks to create a 2D explainer video. Explainer videos created using 3D animation or cel animation will take 2-3x more time to create. With rush delivery, it’s possible to create a 60-second animation in less than 4 weeks.

Deep Dive: How Long Does It Take To Make An Animated Explainer Video?

How can I save money on my explainer video budget?

explainer video studio budget saving tips

Combine these tips to save $1,000 or more off the cost of hiring an explainer video studio:

1). Write The Script

Video Igniter’s explainer video studio can write the script for your video – but if you provide it yourself, you can save $500 off the cost of each minute of content we produce for you. Download our free explainer video script template to get started.

explainer video studio script template

2). Record The VoiceOver

Each voiceover for your explainer video costs between $50-$500 to record and license for commercial use. You can skip this production cost by recording the voiceover yourself. Watch 1:31 in this video to see how you can create professional quality voiceovers for free.

3). Create The Storyboard

You can save an additional $500 off the cost of each minute of video we create for you if you provide the storyboard for your explainer video. Download our storyboard template and review the included storyboard creation guide to see how to make it.

storyboard diagram

4). Source Free, Legal Music

Stock soundtrack licenses are $19-$399. Popular songs cost +$10,000 for a short term license to use the music in your video. Creating a custom soundtrack will run you at least $1500. If you want to forego music licensing costs for your explainer video, you can source free, legal music from sites like Incompetech and Facebook’s Sound Collection.

5). Start Production ASAP

Rush delivery increases production costs by 25%-50% or more. Send us a message to start your project as soon as possible so you don’t end up paying extra for rush delivery.

Still have questions about working with an explainer video studio?

Do you have a question about explainer video studios 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.

questions

Explainer Video Studio Production Resources

These popular resources are recommended for people interested in explainer video studios:

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!

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 Explainer Video Studio In The U.S.?

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Explainer Video Studio 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

 

testimonials

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.

contact us

Explainer Video Pricing

Explainer Video Pricing

Want to learn about explainer video pricing for your next video project? You’re in the right place! Video Igniter’s guide to explainer video pricing has answers to all of your top questions, including:

  • How much does it cost to make an explainer video?
  • What goes into the cost of creating an explainer video?
  • Examples of explainer video produced at different prices.
  • Tips to help you lower the price of your explainer video.

All that and more! But first, let’s take a look at examples of explainer videos that are produced small, medium and large budgets.

Explainer Video Pricing Examples

Video Igniter can make any kind of 2D or 3D explainer video for you. Below, you can find examples of the kind of production quality you can expect for large, medium and small budgets.  To see additional production samples, 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.

+$10,000/Minute Explainer Video Pricing Examples

 

$3,750-$5,500/Minute Explainer Video Pricing Examples


 

$1,500-$2,500/Minute Explainer Video Pricing Examples

 

Animated Explainer Video Demo Reel

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

How Much Does It Cost To Create An Explainer Video?

Explainer Video Pricing

A 60-second, 2D explainer video will cost between $1,500-$10,000 to create. If you want to create a 3D explainer video or an explainer video that uses detailed hand drawn animation, your production budget could end up being 2-4x more.

What What Goes Into The Cost Of An Explainer Video’s Price?

Calculate Explainer Video Pricing

You’re probably wondering what goes into the cost of creating an explainer video so you can figure out the budget for an upcoming video project. Let’s break down the different element that contribute to explainer video pricing to help you understand all the variables at play. Alternately, you can send us a message or schedule a call and we’ll help you figure out pricing options for your explainer video.

Explainer Video Script Pricing

Explainer Video Script Pricing

The price to write the script for your explainer video is $500 for each minute of content we create for you. If your explainer video is 30 seconds long, your script writing cost is only $250.

You also have the option to create the script for your explainer video. If you provide the script for your explainer video, you save $500 off the cost of each minute of video we create for you. Download our explainer video script template to get started.

Explainer Video Storyboard Pricing

Explainer Video Storyboard Pricing

The price to create the storyboard for your explainer video is $500 for each minute of video we create for you. If your explainer video is 2 minutes long, the price to create your storyboard is $1,000.

If you want to create the storyboard for your explainer video, you do not need to pay this $500/minute storyboard creation price. Download Video Igniter’s Storyboard Template.

Explainer Video VoiceOver Pricing

VoiceOver

It costs between $50-$500 to record and license each voiceover that is used in your explainer video. Non-English voiceovers may cost more to produce.

Explainer Video Music Licensing

Music

The average stock soundtrack costs between $19-$399 to license for commercial projects.

If you want to create something unique, we can help you produce a custom soundtrack for your explainer video. Rates for most projects range between $1,500-$6,500.

Popular songs can be licensed for your explainer video but expect to spend at least $10,000 for a license that is valid for 1 year or less.

Explainer Video Design Pricing

Explainer Video Design Pricing

There’s a wide range of pricing options for the design aspect of your explainer video. It comes down to the complexity and level of detail in the visual design. The pricing range design costs for explainer videos ranges between $500-$4,500 for each minute of video that we create for you.

Explainer Video Animation Pricing

Explainer Video Animation Pricing

Animation pricing options for explainer videos also comes in a wide range depending on level of complexity in the motion design. The cost to animate most explainer videos ranges between $500-$5,000 for each minute of video we animate for you. 3D animation and cel animation costs can be even higher.

Deep Dive: What goes into the cost of an explainer video?

How To Get Better Explainer Video Pricing

Explainer Video Pricing Budget Saving Tips

Combine these tips to save $1,000 or more off the pricing for your explainer video project:

Write Your Script

You can save $500 off the price to create your explainer video if you write the script for your video. In fact, you can save $500 off the cost of each minute of content we create for you when you provide the script. Download our script writing template for tips to help you create your explainer video script.

explainer video pricing script template

Record The VoiceOver

It costs between $50-$500 to hire, license and record each voiceover that’s used in your explainer video. You can skip this cost by recording your own professional voiceover at home for free. Watch 1:31 in this video to learn how.

Create The Storyboard

You can save an additional $500 off the cost of each minute of video we produce for you if you supply the storyboard for your project. Download our storyboard template and review the included storyboard creation guide to see how easy it can be to turn your script into a storyboard.

storyboard diagram

Start Production ASAP

Rush delivery can increase your production price by 25%-50% or more! Start production on your explainer video as soon as possible so you can avoid paying extra for rush delivery. Contact us to start the conversation about your explainer video project.

Still have questions about explainer video pricing?

Do you have a question about explainer video pricing 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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Explainer Video Pricing Resources

These popular articles are recommended for people interested in explainer video pricing:

Want to learn about the production process? See how explainer video productions come into the world.

Which explainer video services does Video Igniter offer?

How long does it take to make an animated explainer video?

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!

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 Company In The U.S.?

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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

Testimonials

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.

contact us

Animation Video Services From Video Igniter Animation

Are you looking to hire animation video services to help you create, promote and or optimize your animated video? You’re in the right place! Video Igniter Animation’s guide to animated video services has answers to all of your questions including:

  • What types of animation video services does Video Igniter offer?
  • How long does it take to create an animated video?
  • What does it cost to hire Video Igniter’s animation video services?

All that, plus tips to help you negotiate a lower production budget and save $1,000 or more when you hire our animation video services.

But first, let’s take a look at examples of animated videos you can create when you hire Video Igniter to create your animation:

Animation Video Examples

Video Igniter can make any kind of 2D or 3D video animation for you.

Below is a demo reel of our favorite creations. You can check out our animation portfolio for additional examples 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 relevant production samples.

What kinds of animation video services does Video Igniter provide?

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This directory showcases all of the different types of animated video production, promotion and optimization services that Video Igniter offers.

Video Animation Production Services

Animation Video Promotion Services

Animation Video Promotion Services

  • Animated video promotion services – learn about paid media campaigns to get your video seen by your target audience and read case studies from our paid media team.
  • Animated video syndication services to get your content promoted on other platforms.
  • Optimize your video SEO to increase views on YouTube and your website.
  • Looking for help with your animated video marketing strategy? Video Igniter can develop a plan that will take you from concept through conversion.

Animation Video Optimization Services

Animation Video Optimization Services

How much do animation video services cost?

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Video animation production services tend to run between $1,500 and $10,000 to create 1 minute of 2D animation. 3D animations and cel animation may require a budget 2-4x larger.

Video animation promotion and optimization services are billed on a monthly basis and are proportional to the amount of work you want and the size of the ad spend you want to run.

Get a quote for your video animation services.

How Long Does It To Create Video Animations?

Animation Video Services Production Timeline

Video Igniter’s animation services can create most videos within 4-8 weeks. 2D animations and videos under 2 minutes in length fall within this timeline. If you want to create a video that is longer and or uses cel animation or 3D animation, production will take more time to complete.

Get a production timeline for your video? Send us a message with details about your project.

Need to speed up production for a deadline? Video Igniter offers rush delivery animation.

Budget Saving Tips For Animation Video Services

animation video services budget saving tips

Combine These Tips to save $1,000 or more off the cost of your animation video services:

1). Write The Script: Providing the script for your animated video can save you $500 off the cost of each minute of content we create for you. Download our script writing template to get started.

animation video services script template

2). Record The VoiceOver: Instead of hiring voiceover artists, you can save $50 by recording and providing the voiceover for your animation. Watch 1:31 in this video to learn how you can create professional quality recordings for free.

3). Create The Storyboard: You can save an additional $500/min off the cost of your animation video services by creating and providing the storyboard for your video. Download our storyboard template and review the included storyboard creation guide to learn how to make your storyboard.

animation video services storyboard diagram

4). Use Free, Legal Music: You can save a little more $ off of your production budget by sourcing free music to use in your video. Check out sites like Incompetech and Facebook’s Sound Collection for libraries of royalty free music.

5). Start Production ASAP: This is the big one. If we need to add rush delivery to your production budget to complete your video before a short deadline, it can increase your production budget by 10%-50% or more! Avoid rush delivery costs by starting production as soon as possible – send us a message to get a quote for your animation video services or schedule a call to get the ball rolling.

Still have questions about animation video services?

Do you have a question about animation video services 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!

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 Company In The U.S.?

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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 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.

contact us

3D Explainer Video | How To Make A 3D Explainer Video

Do you want to hire an animator to create a 3D explainer video but aren’t sure how or where to get started? Video Igniter’s guide to 3D explainer videos has answers to all of your top questions including:

  • How to make a 3D explainer video?
  • How do I find the right producer for my 3D explainer video?
  • What does it cost to create a 3D explainer video?
  • How long does it take to create a 3D explainer video?

All that, plus tips to help you save $1,000 or more off the cost of creating your 3D explainer video! But first, let’s take a look at examples of 3D explainer videos that Video Igniter can create for you.

3D Explainer Video Examples

Video Igniter can make any kind of 3D (or 2D) explainer video for you. Check out some of our favorite examples below. You can see additional examples in our animation portfolio and you can request access to our rate sheet and demo reels.

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





Are you looking for a different type of 3D explainer video 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 3D Explainer Video

Let’s take a quick look at the production process so you have a high level understanding about how your 3D explainer video will come together.

How To Make A 3D Explainer Video

1). Contact Us For A Quote

To get the ball rolling, contact all of the 3D animation studios you are considering hiring for your project and ask them for a quote for your 3D explainer video. We recommend sharing the following information when you request a quote:

  • How long will your 3D explainer video be?
  • What kind of visual style do you want us to use?
  • Will you provide the script and or the storyboard?
  • How quickly do you need the final draft?

3d explainer video quote

After you receive production quotes from each 3D animation studio, review their portfolios one more time before you make your decision.

Contact the animation studio you want to work with when you’re ready to move forward. You will receive a production contract to sign and an invoice for the first 50% of your production budget.

2). Script

3d explainer video script

Now that production is underway, our team will spend time getting to learn:

  • What key messages you want to include in your 3D explainer video?
  • Who is the target audience for your video?
  • What problem(s) are you solving for them?
  • What do you want viewers to do when they’re done watching your video?

Then, we’ll use this information to draft a script for your 3D explainer video that shows how your product/service addresses your customer’s pain points. When the first draft of your script is ready, you will receive a link to a copy of the script you can review, share and comment on. After you add your revisions, we’ll incorporate your edits and share the updated script with you to review and approve.

3). Storyboard

3d explainer video storyboard

Next, we turn your script into a storyboard so that our production team has a visual blueprint to understand what they are supposed to create for every part of your script.

Give the storyboard a detailed review to ensure it includes all of the information our team needs to create your 3D explainer video. If an object needs to be shown a specific way, let us know so we can include images or links to videos within the storyboard so our team knows exactly what to create.

4). VoiceOver

voiceover

You will receive several voiceover auditions for your 3D explainer video. Give them a listen and let us know which one is your favorite. We’ll hire that person to record the full voiceover and coach them through the recording so they use the right tone and pacing. You get an opportunity to listen to the full recording and request edits, if necessary.

5). Soundtrack

soundtrack

Our team will select several soundtracks that we can use in your 3D explainer video to set the energy and emphasize key moments in your video. Give the music a listen and let us know which is your favorite. We’ll take care of acquiring the proper broadcast license so we can legally use the music in your video.

6). Concept Art

3d explainer video concept art

Video Igniter’s art director will review your storyboard, branding and style references and then create create concept art for your 3D explainer video. Concept art may come in 2D and or 3D form.

Let the art director know which concept is your favorite. You can also work with the art director to revise and refine your favorite visual concept until all of the details are perfect.

7). 3D Models

After the concept art is approved, our team will create all of the 3D models needed for your video. This includes creating characters, scenes, objects and special effects.

At first, the models will look something like this:

3D Explainer Video Model

You get to collaborate with the 3D modelers to revise and refine the shape of the models until everything is pixel perfect.

8). Color, Lighting, Rigging and Staging

After your models are locked in, our team will add colors, textures, lighting and rigging to all of the elements in your 3D explainer video. After you approve of the visual design, our team will arrange all of the 3D models to create the layout for each scene in your video.

9). Animation

3d explainer video animator

Now that everything is approved, it’s time for us to animate your 3D explainer video! As soon as the first draft is ready, you will receive a link to download your video. Give it a detailed review with your team and members of your target audience. Collect everyone’s feedback and send it our way. We’ll integrate all of your edits and render out the final draft of your 3D explainer video.

What does it cost to make a 3D explainer video?

3d explainer video cost

A 60-second 3D explainer video usually costs between $5,000 and $15,000 to create. Fancier and more detailed animations may require a larger budget.

Send us a message to get a quote for your 3D explainer video.

How long does it take to make a 3D explainer video?

3d explainer video production timeline

It takes between 6-16 weeks to create a 60-second 3D explainer video. If you need to speed up production, we do offer a rush delivery production upgrade.

How do I find the right 3D animator for my explainer video project?

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Finding and hiring the right production company for your specific project is the most important step in the production process. That’s why we wrote an entire article devoted to the topic: How To Hire An Animator.

In the article, you’ll learn:

  • Where to look for 3D animators you can hire.
  • What to look for when evaluating different animators.
  • How to hire a freelance animator or studio.
  • Tips to negotiate your production budget.

All that and so much more in the guide! Show me more.

3D Explainer Video Budget Saving Tips

3D Explainer Video Budget Saving Tips

3D animation is 2-4x more expensive than 2D animation. Looking for ways to save money on your production budget? These tips will help you save $1,000 or more off of your animation cost:

1). Write The Script For Your 3D Explainer Video

If you know what you want to say in your 3D explainer video, you can save $500 off the cost of each minute of content we create for you by providing the script for your project. Download our free script writing template to get started.

2). Record The VoiceOver

It costs between $50-$500 to record and license each voice that is used in your 3D explainer video. You can skip this production cost by recording your own voiceover at home for free. Watch 1:31 in the video on this page to learn how you can record professional quality voiceovers without needing to buy any expensive equipment or software.

3). Use Pre-Made 3D Assets

Instead of creating all of the 3D models for your video from scratch, it may be possible for us to lower your production cost by purchasing pre-made 3D models that we can customize for your video. Ask if this is a possibility when you get a custom quote for your 3D explainer video.

4). Create The Storyboard

You can save an additional $500 off the cost of each minute of 3D animated content we create for you if you create the storyboard for your project. Download Video Igniter’s free storyboard template and review the included storyboard creation guide to help you get started.

5). Source Free, Legal Music

Popular songs cost tens of thousands of dollars to license for commercial projects. Producing custom music for your 3D explainer video will cost at least $1,000. Stock soundtrack licenses cost between $19-$399.

If you want to avoid paying music licensing costs to reduce your 3D explainer video budget, you can source free, legal music from sites like Incompetech and Facebook’s Sound Collection.

6). Start Production ASAP

Rush delivery can increase your production budget by 25%-50% or more! Avoid rush delivery production increases by starting production on your 3D explainer video as soon as possible. Send us a message or schedule a call to get the ball rolling.

Still have questions about 3D explainer videos?

Do you have a question about 3D explainer videos 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 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 Company In The U.S.?

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

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

 

testimonials

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.

contact us

Explainer Video Services

Explainer Video Services by Video Igniter Animation

This article provides an overview of the explainer video services that Video Igniter offers to clients around the world. Get answer all of your top questions including:

  • How much do explainer video services cost?
  • How long does it take to create an explainer video?
  • How does Video Igniter’s production service create explainer videos?
  • How can I save $ on my production budget?

If you are interested in making an explainer video, send us a message – we’d love to hear about your production goals and discuss how we can make it happen.

First, let’s take a look at examples of explainer videos you can get when you hire Video Igniter’s explainer video production services.

Explainer Video Examples

Video Igniter can make any kind of 2D or 3D animated explainer video for you. Check out our animation portfolio or request access to our demo reels and price sheet to see more examples.

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





Are you looking for a different type of explainer video 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.




 

What Explainer Video Services Does Video Igniter Offer?

Explainer video production services aren’t limited to the creation animated videos. In addition to creating explainer videos, we can also help you:

All that and a whole lot more. Send us a message or schedule a call to discuss your explainer video needs.

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What Are The Benefits Of Hiring Professional Explainer Video Services

Your explainer video is your company’s most visible spokesperson. Often times, it’s the first impression for your leads and prospects. Hiring professional explainer video services ensures you’ll deliver a stellar first impression.

When you hire an explainer video production company like Video Igniter to create (and promote and optimize) your main marketing video, you get access to +12 years of digital storytelling, messaging, design and animation expertise that will make your company shine. We create explainer videos for independent production studios, agencies, startups, and the worlds largest brands, including: T-Mobile, Amazon, Linkedin, Notion, and DocuSign – and we can bring that same expertise to your project.

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For those looking to create more than just a video or two, Video Igniter’s explainer video production services also bring the benefit of efficiently managed projects and scalable production capacity. We make sure your content is produced on time, on budget and delivers on your business objectives.

What Is The Explainer Video Production Process?

explainer video services production process

If you’re interested in explainer video services to create a custom animation, it’s helpful to have brief understanding of what the production process is like. Let’s take a quick look at each major deliverable that leads up to the creation of your animated explainer video.

1). Get a Quote

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Start the production process by requesting a production quote from us and any other animator(s) you are considering for your project. Take some time to review the quotes along side each company’s animation portfolio before you make your decision.

After you decide which company’s explainer services you want to hire, you will receive a production agreement to sign and an invoice for 50% of your video’s budget.

2). Script Writing

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Video Igniter will spend time learning about the key messages you want to present in your explainer video. We’ll also spend time learning about your target audience and their pain points. Then we’ll develop a narrative that conveys your main talking points to your target audience in a way that addresses their challenges. You will receive a downloadable copy of the script to share and review with your team. After you add your comments to the script document, we’ll address your revisions and send you an updated version of your script to review and approve.

3). Storyboard

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Explainer video production services include turning your script into a storyboard. This way, our design and animation teams know what to create.

You will receive a downloadable copy of the storyboard to review with your team. If you want to make any edits, let us know and we’ll integrate them into your storyboard.

4). Illustrations

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Video Igniter’s art director will create multiple pieces of concept art for you to review. Share your honest feedback and collaborate with the art director to revise the concept art until it’s perfect. Then our illustration team will develop all of the custom illustrations for your explainer video. You get a chance to review all of the art and request revisions before approving the art for production.

5). Music

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Music helps to set the tone for your viewers and can be used to emphasize key moments in your explainer video. Our team will select several soundtracks that we can license for your explainer video. Give them a listen and let us know which one is your favorite.

6). VoiceOver

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You will receive several voiceover auditions to review for your explainer video. Give them a listen and let us know which one is your favorite. We’ll hire that person to record the full voiceover and guide them through the pacing and energy they should use when recording your voiceover. You get a chance to listen to the full recording and can request to rerecord certain parts, if necessary.

7). Animation

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Now that everything is approved, we can animate your explainer video! As soon as the first draft is ready, you will receive a link to download a copy of your explainer video. Give it a detailed review with your team and members of your target audience. Collect everyone’s feedback and share it with us. We’ll integrate your revisions and render out the final draft of your explainer video.

How do I find and hire the right explainer video company for my project?

hire the right explainer video company

This topic is so important we wrote a whole article about it: How To Hire An Animator

In the article, you’ll learn:

  • Where to find explainer video producers.
  • What to look for when evaluating explainer video service companies.
  • Tips to negotiate your production budget.

And a whole lot more! Explore the guide to hiring animators.

How Much Do Explainer Video Services Cost?

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Let’s break this down into pricing for different types of explainer video services:

Explainer Video Production Services

Most people want to know what it costs to produce an explainer video. A 60-second, 2D animated explainer video will typically run you $1,500-$7,500.

If you want to use cel animation or 3D animation to create your video, your explainer video production services will likely cost over $10,000 to create each minute of video.

Get a quote for your explainer video.

Explainer Video Translation Services

Explainer video translation services

Want to reach a larger audience with your animation? Video Igniter offers explainer video translation services for all languages.

Our network of international script writers and voiceover artists enables us to translate your script into other languages. We can also use an additional translator to reverse the translation of your script to ensure the original meaning is preserved in your script.

Translating a video means updating the voiceover, the text that appears on screen and the captions that go along with your explainer video. Updating the voiceover for other languages may require an budget increase to adjust the timing of the animation so that it is in sync with the new voiceover.

Translation costs vary from project to project and you can get a discount if you provide the translated script and or the translated voiceover recording for your explainer video. Send us a message to get a quote for explainer video translation services.

Explainer Video Marketing & Optimization Services

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Need help coming up with a strategy for your explainer video? Most companies just slap their video on their homepage and call it a day. But there’s so much more we can do to use your explainer video(s) to get more awareness, leads and sales. Schedule a call to talk with us about what you want to accomplish with your video content.

Explainer Video Promotion Services

Explainer video promotion services

Want to get your video seen by your target audience? Who doesn’t?! If you need help running paid media campaigns to get more exposure, send us a message or schedule a call with our promotions team.

How long does it take to create an explainer video?

How long does it take to create an explainer video

Most explainer videos can be created in 4-8 weeks. If your explainer video includes 3D animation or cel animation, it may require twice as much time to complete.

Need to speed up production for a deadline? Video Igniter offers rush delivery animation.

Explainer Video Service Budget Saving Tips

Explainer Video Service Budget Saving Tips

Combine these tips to help you save $1,000 or more off your cost for explainer video services.

1). Write Your Script

Writing the script for your explainer video can shave $500 off the cost of your explainer video. Actually, it can shave $500 off the cost of each minute of content we create for you. Download our free script writing template to get started.

explainer video services script template

2). Record The VoiceOver

Watch 1:31 in this video to learn how you can record your own professional quality voiceover at home – for free.

3). Create Your Storyboard

Creating the storyboard for your explainer video can save you an additional $500 off the cost of each minute of video we create for you. Download our free storyboard template and review the included storyboard creation guide to learn how to create your storyboard.

explainer video services storyboard template

4). Source Free, Legal Music

You can cut music licensing costs out of your production budget if you source free, legal music to use in your video. Check out sites like Incompetech and Facebook’s Sound Collection for large libraries of free music.

5). Start Production ASAP

Rush delivery can increase your production budget by 25%-50% or more! Avoid rush delivery costs by starting production ASAP. Send us a message to start planning your explainer video project today.

Still have questions about explainer video services?

Do you have a question about explainer video services 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 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:

 

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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

 

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