Cartoon Videographer

Cartoon Videographer FAQ

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Do you want to hire a cartoon videographer to help you make a custom animated video? We get a lot of questions about making animated cartoons – so, we decided to write an FAQ to help people find answers quickly. This guide answers common questions like: how to hire and work with a cartoon videographer, what does it cost to work with one, tips for saving money on your production budget, and more!

How to hire a cartoon videographer?

If you’re interested in hiring someone to make an animated cartoon, take a look at their portfolio to see if they can do the level of quality work you expect for your video. It’s also worth asking about their design process, pricing structure and the amount of revisions you get when working with them. Here are some additional resources to help you find and hire a cartoon videographer for your project:

– 9 Things to look for when hiring an animator.

– How do you outsource an animated video project?

– How do you hire an animator?

– What is Video Igniter Animation?

– What’s the difference between hiring an animation studio, a freelance animator and Video Igniter?

– What goes into production cost of an animated video?

– Considering making the animated video yourself? Learn about DIY options.

– Need your video fast? Learn about rush delivery.

– Pros and Cons of Different Animation Styles

What are the benefits of hiring a cartoon videographer?

Hiring a professional cartoon videographer can help save you time and money on your animated video production experience. Their years of experience will bring fresh creative ideas to your storytelling. Professionals are versed in the best practices of animation. If you want to present or reveal something in a unique way – they can help you build tension before the reveal. If you need help explaining something complicated, they will be able to suggest ways to use animated visual communication to help make your information easy to understand and remember.

Animated Video Style Examples

What are some examples of modern animated cartoon styles?






 

How to work with a cartoon videographer to make an animated video?

Questionnaire

Once you’ve selected a cartoon videographer for your project, they will send you a questionnaire to learn more about the video you want to create. Sometimes a phone call will also get scheduled to learn more background info.

Script

After the cartoon videographer has reviewed your answers in the questionnaire, they will begin developing the script for your video. Scriptwriting takes 1-3 days for most short animated videos. You will receive a notification when it’s time to review the first draft of your script. We recommend reviewing it with your internal team and members of your video’s target audience (if possible). Collect everyone’s feedback. Send it to the videographer and they will incorporate your edits. You will get another opportunity to review and approve the script before production moves forward.

Storyboard

Next, it’s time to create the storyboard. The storyboard is the blueprint for your animated video. It tells the illustrators what to create. It also has instructions for the animation team so they know how you want things to move. Each page of the storyboard includes:

– A sentence from your script.

– A rough visual mockup of the scene.

– Directions for the animators.

– A list of assets that are needed for the scene (illustrations, SFX, icons, company logo, special fonts, etc).

A storyboard made by a cartoon videographer

You will get a notification when the first draft is ready for you to review. At this stage in the production process, you want to focus on the ideas for the visuals. Make sure the instructions are as specific as they need to be for someone new to accurately create what you want to show.

Deep Dive: How to review your animated video and project assets?

Send your feedback to your cartoon videographer. They will incorporate your edits and send the updated storyboard back to you to review. It’s important to make sure all details are properly documented in your storyboard before you approve it. Otherwise, it may result in production errors, delays and added production costs.

Side note: Most cartoon videographers offer 1-2 rounds of revisions within the production budget they quoted. If you ask for too many revisions, you may get charged extra. FWIW – Video Igniter offers unlimited revisions for our simple & standard animation projects 😉

VoiceOver

Once your storyboard is approved, your cartoon videographer will help audition voiceover talent. You will receive auditions from one or more voiceover talents. Review the options and let your videographer know which one you like best. If you aren’t a fan of any of them, you should be able to request new auditions. After you’ve selected your favorite option, the cartoon videographer will hire the VO artist to record the full script.

You will get an opportunity to review the recording and request edits before approving it for production.

Pro Tip: Let your cartoon videographer know where your video will be seen. Some voiceover artists charge extra if you plan to broadcast your video (aka using it in paid TV or online promotion).

Soundtrack

You will also receive a few soundtrack options from your videographer that will enhance your cartoon. The right soundtrack can draw viewers into your world. The wrong soundtrack will distract from your message. If you hear a soundtrack you love, let the videographer know. Otherwise, give them feedback to help them pick new soundtrack options. If they selected a few soundtracks you like but can’t decide which is best, let them know! They can help you preview the soundtracks when the first draft of your cartoon is ready. That way, you can hear which one feels right before buying the soundtrack license.

Illustrations

Illustrations begin with concept art. The art director will review your branding, style references and storyboard. Then, they will select a key scene from the storyboard. The art team will illustrate that scene using one or more unique visual styles.

Reviewing concept art for a animated cartoon.

Reviewing concept art for a animated cartoon.

Tell the videographer which style you like best and they will use that to create all the art for your cartoon video. When all the art is ready, you will get an opportunity to review it and request edits before approving the art for production.

What if you like the concepts but think they need some work? Let the videographer know and they will refine your preferred piece of concept art until you love it. If you like multiple pieces of concept art, let them know! They can combine your favorite aspects of each piece of concept art into a new visual concept. Not a fan of any of the options? Send them your honest feedback and they will work with you to refine the concept art til you are ready for them to create all of the art in that style.

Animation

Now that the illustrations and voiceover are approved, it’s time to animate. Your cartoon videographer should be able to animate a one minute video in a week. When the first draft is ready, review it with your internal team and members of your target audience. Collect everyone’s feedback and share it with your cartoon videographer. They will incorporate your edits and send you the final draft.

How much does it cost to hire a cartoon videographer

This is a broad question that requires a few answers to help dial in an appropriate answer for your specific project.

The short answer

$1,000-$10,000 per each 60 seconds of 2D cartoon animation you want to create. 3D animations cost 2-3x more.

The long answer

Your production budget is function of the following criteria:

– Are you creating the script or are you hiring the cartoon videographer to write it for you?

– Will you create the storyboard or do you want to hire the cartoon videographer to make it for you?

– Are you providing the voiceover?

– How quickly do you need the cartoon video produced?

– What style of animation do you want for your cartoon video?

– How long is the video going to be?

If you want to dial in the production budget for your video, schedule a call with our production team, contact us to get a quote, or request access to our newest price sheet.

How long does it take to make an animated cartoon?

3-6 weeks is a typical production timeline for a cartoon videographer to make a 1-2 minute 2D animated video. 3D animated videos take 2-3x as much time to produce. If you want to learn more about the production workflow, what to expect during the production process, and how long each stage of production takes, read this companion guide: “How long does it take to make an animated video?

How Long Does It Take To Make An Animated Explainer Video

I need my animated cartoon fast! Do you offer rush delivery?

Yes we do offer rush delivery animation. If you need to get your animated video produced quickly for an upcoming deadline or launch date, fill out this form to get a custom quote and let us know you are interested in rush delivery for your cartoon video project. We’ll prepare an accelerated production schedule and rush delivery quote to get your video produced on time. You can read more about rush delivery in this article:

Rush Delivery Animation

Want to make a custom animated video quickly? Read our FAQ about rush delivery animation for your next animated video project.

How can I improve the business outcomes of my cartoon?

If you are making a cartoon for a business or marketing purpose, there are a lot of things you can do during and after the production process has completed that will improve your business outcomes. We recommend reviewing these resources before starting your next video marketing project:

– 7 Tips to help you write a great script for your cartoon video.

– Pick the right visual style for your animated video.

– 6 Tips To Increase Viewer Engagement for your video.

– Check out our explainer video tips!

– 7 Tips For Using and Improving Your Businesses’ Video.

– Learn how to interpret your video’s viewer stats to see if it needs improvement.

– A/B Test variations of your animated video to improve its conversion rate.

How can I save some money on my cartoon production budget?

 

Budget Saving Tip #1: Write your own script

You can save hundreds or thousands of dollars off the going rate for your cartoon video by writing the script yourself! Even if you aren’t a professional writer, you can create a great first draft that our team can help you polish up so it’s production ready. Here are some resources to help you create your script:

Download our free scriptwriting template

How To Write An Animated Explainer Video Script

7 Tips to Supercharge Your Explainer Video Script Writing!

Read scripts written for explainer videos and watch the videos they turned into.

Download our free explainer video scriptwriting template.

Download our free explainer video scriptwriting template.

 

Budget Saving Tip #2: Create the storyboard for your video

Creating the storyboard for your cartoon is another great way to save hundreds or thousands of dollars off the production rate for your video. You don’t need to be a professional artist to create a storyboard. As long as you can brainstorm ideas for what you want to show during each part of your script and describe your ideas clearly, you can create a storyboard! For tips and instructions on how to create a storyboard for your animated cartoon, check out these resources:

Download our free storyboard template

How To Create A Storyboard For An Animated Video?

Tips for building a great storyboard

What is a storyboard and why do you need one?

Download Our Free Storyboard Creation Guide And PDF Template For Your Explainer Video Project

Budget Saving Tip #3: Record the voiceover yourself

Recording the voiceover for your animated cartoon can shave a little money off the rate for your video. Check out 1:31 in this video about voice over’s for your animated video to learn how you can record one at home for free! No professional equipment or expensive software needed.

Budget Saving Tip #4: Use free, legal music

Instead of buying a soundtrack license, you can download free, legal music from Incompetech and Facebook’s Sound Collection for your cartoon video.

Get free legal music for your animated video series from Incompetech.

Get free legal music for your animated video series from Incompetech.

 

Budget Saving Tip #5: Consider using stock assets

Video Igniter specializes in making custom animated videos – but that doesn’t mean your animated video needs to be 100% custom illustrated. If you are open to us using some stock assets within your video (i.e. stock images, videos, text, icons, stock animations, 3d models, etc), let us know and we’ll see if it’s possible for us to use them to slightly decrease the rate for your explainer video.

What is the Video Igniter animated video creation platform?

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

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

Hire Video Igniter to be your cartoon videographer

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

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

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

Animated Cartoon Video Demo Reel


 

Animated Video Success Stories and Testimonials

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

Pat Henderson – Founder, Path8 Productions

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

Antonina Rome, MD – Bioresona

“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

“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

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

Anonymous Customer Feedback

Get in touch about making your animated cartoon

Schedule a call with our cartoon videographer to discuss your animated cartoon.

Get a quote for your video.

Request access to our newest price sheet.

Create your Video Igniter account, fill out a creative brief, and our cartoon videographer start creating your animated video.

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss explainer video rates for your project.

Explainer Video Rates

Explainer Video Rates

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Looking to make an explainer video but need more information about explainer video rates to help you choose a producer for your project? In this guide, Video Igniter Animation answers the most frequently asked questions we receive about rates for explainer videos. We provide pricing guidance for different styles of animation, tips to save on your production budget, and examples of explainer videos made with different production rates.

What are reasonable rates to pay for an explainer video?

TL;DR: You get what you pay for.

Pre-production Rates (Script + Storyboard Creation): $650-$1000 for a 60-second explainer video

Production Rates: most 2D explainer videos can be designed and animated for under $5,000. 3D animated explainer videos cost at least 2x more.

Animated Video Style Examples

 

High End Explainer Video Examples (+$7500)


 

Medium Cost Explainer Video Examples (+$3000)


 

Low Cost Explainer Video Examples (+$1000)


 

What are the rates to make an animated explainer video?

Video Igniter changes our rates from time to time – visit this page to request access to our current price sheet. In total, we recommend spending a few thousand dollars (more than $1,000 less than $10,000) if you want to make a minute long 2D custom animated video. Thinking of making a 3D animated explainer video? Anticipate your production budget being at least 2-3x more.

Below is a breakdown of the main components that determine the rate for your explainer video. For the sake of simplicity, all rates assume your explainer video is 60 seconds long. You can get a custom quote for your explainer video here.

Explainer Video Scriptwriting Rates

The script is the skeleton for your explainer video. It’s possible to save money on your production budget and write the script yourself. If you are hiring an animation studio, freelancer or Video Igniter to write the script for you, expect them to spend at least 2-4 hours researching your company and target market, another 3-4+ hours writing the first draft of the script, and then another 1-2+ hours working with you to revise the script to your satisfaction. At a rate of $50/hr and a minimum of 6 hours of work, we tell people to budget at least $300-$500+ to create the script for a 60 second explainer video.

Explainer Video Storyboard Creation Rates

The storyboard is the blueprint for your explainer video. It is a set of instructions for the illustrators and animators so they know what they are supposed to create for each sentence of your script. You can save money on your production budget by creating the storyboard yourself. If you are hiring your animation service provider to create the storyboard for a 60 second explainer video, expect them to spend at least 6-8 hours on the first draft and another 1-2+ hours revising it. Storyboards for 3D animated videos require more detailed sketches and easily take 2-3x more time to create. At a rate of $50/hr, we recommend people budget $350-$500+ if they’re hiring someone to create a storyboard for a 60 second explainer video.

Illustration of a storyboard being created for an animated video

Explainer Video VoiceOver Rates

English-speaking voiceover artists charge between $10-$300 to record 60 seconds of audio. This rate usually includes 1-2 rounds of revisions. Be sure to check with your voiceover artist to see if they charge extra for you to have the ‘broadcast rights’ to use their voice in paid media campaigns. If you plan to use your video within a paid broadcast media campaign (TV or Online) you may need to pay extra for the voiceover recording’s broadcast rights.

Rates for non-English voiceover recordings range between $50-$500/60 seconds depending how common the language is.

Explainer Video Soundtrack Rates

Rates for stock music soundtrack licenses range between $9-$399. Be sure to check to see what is included and not included within the scope of the broadcast rights for the track. Audio Jungle, for example, has different rates for different licenses depending on how the size of the broadcast audience:

Animated Video Soundtrack Broadcast Rights

Audio Jungle’s Broadcast Usage Rights for Soundtracks for Explainer Videos.

 

2D Explainer Video Rates (Design and Animation Cost)

Depending on the quality and visual style of your explainer video, it takes 1-3 weeks to create all the custom illustrations for an explainer video. At $30-$50/hour, that means the designer alone costs $1200-$2000 for each week they spend creating illustrations for your explainer video.

The same rates and timelines apply for the design phase of a 2D animated explainer video. That means the entire design and animation cost for your explainer video can cost $2400-$4000+ for a 60 second animation.

To learn more about 2D animated videos and how to create them, check out our 2D Animated Video FAQ:

 

3D Explainer Video Rates (Design and Animation Cost)

3D explainer videos require 2-6+ weeks to create all the custom 3D models and scenes for an explainer video. At $30+/hour, the designer costs a minimum of $1200+ for each week they spend creating 3D objects for your explainer video.

3D animators need 3-5+ weeks of time to animate a single minute of video and they cost just as much, if not more than the 3D modelers do.

Depending on the style of animation being used, it may take extra few weeks of work from teams that specialize in lighting, physics, special effects and applying advanced color skins to 3D models.

It is very difficult to throw out a ballpark budget range and timeline for a 3D explainer video because there are many different levels of detail and production quality. It’s best to reach out to us to get a custom quote. If you have questions about 3D animation or want to learn more about the 3D animated video production process, check out our FAQ about 3D animated videos.

Overhead Costs

In addition to the direct costs related to creating an explainer video, there a few other factors that also contribute to your explainer video’s production rate. This includes things like the project manager’s salary, software tools to manage the project, and miscellaneous overhead costs.

Summary of Explainer Video Rates

In total, you’re looking at a minimum of $0-$500 (Script) + $0-$500 (Storyboard) + $10-$300 (VoiceOver) + $9-$299 (Soundtrack) +$1200-$2000 (Illustration) + $1200-$2000 (Animation) + ??? (Hidden Overhead Costs) = $2419 to produce a basic 60 second explainer video.

Yes, it is possible to find uber cheap explainer video producers online – but it’s unlikely you will be happy with the quality of your explainer video if you’re trying to get the whole thing produced for under $500. A poorly designed explainer video can leave a negative impression of your brand. If you can’t invest at least $750 to create a 30 second explainer video, consider allocating those funds another way because a cheap looking video can end up doing more damage than you anticipate.

How to get lower production rates for your explainer video?

Budget Saving Tip #1: Write your own script

You can save hundreds or thousands of dollars off the going rate for your explainer video by writing the script yourself! Even if you aren’t a professional writer, you can create a great first draft that our team can help you polish up so it’s production ready. Here are some resources to help you create your script:

Download our free scriptwriting template

How To Write An Animated Explainer Video Script

7 Tips to Supercharge Your Explainer Video Script Writing!

Read scripts written for explainer videos and watch the videos they turned into.

Download our free explainer video scriptwriting template.

Download our free explainer video scriptwriting template.

 

Budget Saving Tip #2: Create the storyboard for your explainer video

Creating the storyboard for your explainer video is another great way to save hundreds or thousands of dollars off the production rate for your explainer video. You don’t need to be a professional artist to create a storyboard. As long as you can brainstorm ideas for what you want to show during each part of your script and describe your ideas clearly, you can create a storyboard! For tips and instructions on how to create a storyboard for your explainer video, check out these resources:

Download our free storyboard template

How To Create A Storyboard For An Animated Video?

Building a Great Storyboard For An Explainer Video

What is a storyboard and why do you need one?

Download Our Free Storyboard Creation Guide And PDF Template For Your Explainer Video Project

Budget Saving Tip #3: Record the voiceover yourself

Recording the voiceover for your explainer video can shave a little money off the rate for your explainer video. Check out 1:31 in this video about voice over’s for your animated video to learn how you can record one at home for free! No professional equipment or expensive software needed.

Budget Saving Tip #4: Use free, legal music

Instead of buying a soundtrack license, you can download free, legal music from Incompetech and Facebook’s Sound Collection for your explainer video.

Get free legal music for your animated video series from Incompetech.

Get free legal music for your animated video series from Incompetech.

 

Budget Saving Tip #5: Consider using stock assets

Video Igniter specializes in making custom animated videos – but that doesn’t mean your animated video needs to be 100% custom illustrated. If you are open to us using some stock assets within your video (i.e. stock images, videos, text, icons, stock animations, 3d models, etc), let us know and we’ll see if it’s possible for us to use them to slightly decrease the rate for your explainer video.

Rush Delivery Explainer Video Rates?

Normally it takes 3-6 weeks to create a 60-second 2D explainer video. 3D animations take 2-3x more time. For more details on the timeline for an explainer video, check out this article:

But what if you need to guarantee delivery faster for a deadline or a launch date? Let us know and we will devise a custom tailored production schedule and production rate for your explainer video that will enable us to complete the job before your deadline. More information about rush delivery animation is available here.

Does my production cost go up if I ask for more revisions?

That depends on who you hire to create your explainer video. Most animation studios and freelancers limit you to 1-2 rounds of revisions. Any more than that and they may start adding extra charges to your final bill.

Video Igniter has an Unlimited Revisions Policy for Simple and Standard Animation projects. This means your explainer video won’t go over budget. We will revise your script, storyboard, voiceover, soundtrack selections, illustrations and animation an unlimited number of times – until you mark them as approved. As long as the edits remain within the scope of the script and storyboard you approved, we will continue to work with you to revise details of your explainer video until you are completely thrilled with every part of it.

How to make the most of your explainer video?

If you are making an explainer video for a business or marketing purpose, there are a lot of things you can do during and after the production process has completed that will improve your business outcomes. We recommend reviewing these resources before starting your next video marketing project:

– 7 Tips to help you write a great script for your explainer video.

– Pick the right visual style for your animated video.

– 6 Tips To Increase Viewer Engagement for your explainer video.

– Check out our explainer video tips!

– 7 Tips For Using and Improving Your Businesses’ Video.

– Learn how to interpret your video’s viewer stats to see if it needs improvement.

– A/B Test variations of your animated video to improve its conversion rate.

What is the Video Igniter animated video creation platform?

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

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

Hire Video Igniter to make your explainer video

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

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

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

Explainer Video Reel


 

Explainer Video Success Stories and Testimonials

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

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

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

Anonymous Customer Feedback

Get in touch about explainer video rates for your project

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss your explainer video.

Get a quote for your explainer video.

Request access to our newest price sheet.

Create your Video Igniter account, fill out a creative brief, and we’ll start creating your explainer video.

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss explainer video rates for your project.

Animated Video Series

Create Your Own Animated Video Series

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Have you ever thought about creating your animated video series? Something fun for people to watch… or maybe something more educational? Whether you’re interested in creating a funny, entertaining animated video series, something educational – or something more professional for your business, we’ve got you covered. In this guide, Video Igniter answers the most frequently asked questions we receive about helping people create their own animated video series.

Benefits of making an animated video series?

While it’s easy to imagine all the fun reasons someone would want to produce their own custom animated video series, there are a few business reasons why companies choose to produce this type of content:

Generate Awareness

Video content is one of the best mediums for generating awareness online because the content is highly engaging and sharable. By creating an animated video series, you offer something new for your existing fans and can draw in new viewers each week by making it easy for your fans to share each episode and get notified when new episodes go live.

Educate Customers

Animated videos make it easy for people to learn, understand and remember new information. The next time you want to educate your customers to help them understand your product/service better, consider using animated videos to educate them instead of writing long articles and inserting some photos. You’ll find that:

1). More of your customers engage with your educational materials.

2). Your customers will consume more (if not all) of your educational content if it’s made of short animated videos.

3). Your customers will retain the information longer.

Show Your Brand Personality

Animated videos are the best way to express your brand’s personality because animation enables you to show and express things that can’t be conveyed with text, images or live video. Animation enables you to express your brand values using reality defying visuals while simplifying your overall message to the key details that are necessary to articulate your uniqueness.

Does your company have a mascot? Animation can bring your mascot to life to help explain what your company does while expressing your values and brand personality.

Animated Video Style Examples

High End Animation Style Examples:


 

Medium-Cost Animation Style Examples:


 

Low-Cost Animation Style Examples:


 

How to make an animated video series

Questionnaire

Production begins with a questionnaire. By answering a few questions, we can get a well rounded understanding of your project goals and the main points you want to communicate in your video.

Production Style: Series or Parallel

Before production begins, it’s worth having a discussion with your production manager about how to produce your animated video series. Do you want to have all the videos produced at once? Or can they be produced one after another?

Script

Our team will review your answers in the questionnaire and follow up if there’s anything we need clarification on. Then, we’ll draft the first version of your script. Depending on the production style you choose with your production manager we may start with the first script and take it all the way through production – or we’ll write the scripts for every episode all at once.

Send us your feedback and let us know if there are any edits you want us to make. Simple and Standard Animation projects include unlimited revisions so we will continue to work with you to revise your script until you love it. Do you have questions about how to review the script and other assets for your video series? Check out our companion guide: How to review your animated video and project assets.

Production Budget Saving Tip #1:

Want to save some money on your production budget? You can save thousands of dollars off the cost of your animated video series if you write the script yourself. Check out this page to access our free scriptwriting template and scriptwriting tips.

Download our free template to help you write the script for your explainer video.

Download our free scriptwriting template.

 

Want to see some sample scripts and the videos they turned into? Check out this companion guide:

Examples Of Explainer Video Scripts & How To Write Your Script - Video Igniter Animation Blog Post Header

Storyboard

Now that your script is approved, it’s time for us to figure out what visuals are going to correspond with each part of your script. That’s where the storyboard comes in. The storyboard is like the blueprint for your animated video. It provides instructions for the illustrators and animators so they know what they are supposed to create. Here’s a diagram showing an example of what to include on each page of a storyboard:

Diagram showing what a page of a storyboard looks like for an animated video series.

Diagram showing what a page of a storyboard looks like for an animated video series.

 

Storyboard Examples

If your video uses a detailed or unique visual style, your storyboard may include more detailed sketches like this:

Example of a hand drawn storyboard for an animated video series.

Example of a hand drawn storyboard for an animated video series.

If you make your storyboard yourself, it might look more like one of these examples made with photos of sketches or collages made of clip art and free icons:

Use free clip art, stock assets, icons and sketches to mock up the visuals for your animated video.

Use free clip art, stock assets, icons and sketches to mock up the visuals for your animated video.

Whether your storyboard is created with sketches or just rough mockups made from icons and clip art, the goal at this stage of the production workflow is to come to a consensus for what needs to be shown in each scene of your animated video. When we send you the first draft of your storyboard, give it a detailed review with your internal team and members of your target audience (if available).

In addition to making sure you are happy with the general flow of the visuals in each scene, make sure the instructions include enough detail to know what the production team is supposed to create. If it’s not written down in the storyboard, that means you’re ok with the illustrators and animators coming up with their own interpretations. If something can not be left to be interpretation, tell us and we’ll add specific notes to your storyboard.

Just like your script, the storyboard gets unlimited revisions (for Simple and Standard Animation projects) so we will continue to work with you to revise the storyboard until you are 100% happy with it.

Production Budget Saving Tip #2:

You can save thousands of dollars off the cost of your animated video series by creating the storyboard(s) yourself. Download our free storyboard template and check out our guide to learn how to build a great storyboard for your animated video series.

Download our free storyboard template.

Download our free storyboard template.

 

VoiceOver

Once your storyboard is approved for production, we will help you audition voiceover talent for your video series. We’ll identify 1-5 voiceover talents for each character in your animated video series and hire them to record a sample from your script. You will get a chance to review them and select your favorites. For the auditions you love, we’ll hire them to record the full voiceover. If you aren’t a fan of the options, send us your honest feedback and we’ll use that to help us audition new voice talent until we find the right fit.

You will get an opportunity to review the full voiceover(s) and request edits before approving the recording(s) for production. Once the recording(s) are approved, we will secure the broadcast license from the voiceover artist(s) to ensure we have proper permission to use them in paid broadcast media or other commercial purposes (if applicable).

Production Budget Saving Tip #3:

You can save ~$50-$100+ for each minute of video we produce by providing the voiceover(s) yourself. It’s possible to record professional quality voiceovers at home or at the office for free! You don’t need to buy any fancy equipment or expensive software. Just check out 1:31 in this video about getting a voice over for your animated video.

Audio

Sound effects and music brings extra life to your animated video series. Sounds can be used to create an immersive experience for your viewers and music can enhance the emotional tone of your presentation. Our team will identify several soundtracks we feel will enhance the presentation of your animated video series and run them by you for your feedback before we acquire the broadcast rights to use the music in your video. If you aren’t a fan of any of the options, let us know why and we’ll select new options for you to consider. If there are several options you like and can’t decide which, let us know and we’ll help you preview those soundtracks when the first draft of your animated video is ready to watch. That way, you can hear which one feels right.

Production Budget Saving Tip #4:

Free, legal music for your animated video series is available to download from Incompetech and Facebook’s Sound Collection.

Get free legal music for your animated video series from Incompetech.

Get free legal music for your animated video series from Incompetech.

 

Illustrations

After your storyboard is approved, our art team will begin developing concept art for your animated video. They will review your brand guidelines and any style references you provided at the start of production and use that to design a key scene from your storyboard. In many cases, the designer will create multiple pieces of concept using different visual styles.

Reviewing concept art for an animated video series.

Reviewing concept art for an animated video series.

Once you’ve had a chance to review the concept art, things will proceed differently depending how you provide your feedback:

If you love one of the concepts as-is…

We will use it do develop the rest of the illustrations for your animated video series.

If you like one of the concepts but want some changes…

We will review your feedback and update the concept art accordingly. Then you’ll get another opportunity to review the concept art. If you love it, we’ll proceed to creating the rest of the art. Otherwise, we’ll continue to work with you to refine the concept art until you love it – and then we’ll create all the illustrations for your animated video series.

If you like details from multiple pieces of concept art…

Let us know what those details are and we’ll combine your favorite aspects into a new piece of concept art. We’ll continue to work with you to refine it until you love it. Then we’ll create all the illustrations for your animated video series.

Not a fan of any of the concepts?

That’s ok! Send us your honest feedback and we’ll create brand new concept art for you… and we’ll continue to do so until we make something you are thrilled with! Then we’ll create all the illustrations for your animated series.

Ok now that all the illustrations are created, you’ll get an opportunity to review all of the art and request revisions. We’ll continue to work with you to revise and refine all of the visuals for your animated video series until you are 100% thrilled with them.

Animation

Time for the magic to happen. Your voiceover and illustrations are approved so the animation team can get to work. It takes about one week for one animator to animate each minute of video. For longer projects, we’ll bring additional animators onboard to help speed up production. When the first draft is ready, set up a time to give it a detailed review with your internal team and members of your target audience (if available). Collect everyone’s feedback and send it to us so we can incorporate the edits and send you the final draft of your animated video series.

How to choose a producer for your animated video series?

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

Resources to help you find and hire an animator for your animated video series:

– 9 Things to look for when hiring an animator.

– How do you outsource an animated video project?

– How do you hire an animator?

– What is Video Igniter Animation?

– What’s the difference between hiring an animation studio, a freelance animator and Video Igniter?

– What goes into production cost of an animated video?

– Considering making the animated video yourself? Learn about DIY options.

– Need your video fast? Learn about rush delivery.

– Pros and Cons of Different Animation Styles

How much does it cost to make an animated video series?

Depends if you’re making the videos in series or in parallel. Your videos may be eligible for a discount depending on the nature and timing of your production and publication schedule. Contact us to get a custom quote. In general, most custom animated 2D videos cost $1500-$7500 / 60 seconds of content + another $500-$1000/60s for help with the script and storyboard. 3D animated videos need 2-4x the budget. For more specific numbers and production examples, you can request access to our price page.

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

This depends somewhat on whether you are producing the videos in series or in parallel. Your videos may take less time to produce depending on the nature and timing of your production and publication schedule. Another big factor is how many videos we’re making and how long they are. In general, it takes 3-6 weeks to produce a 60 second custom animated video. To learn more about what’s involved at each stage of the production process and how long each stage takes, check out this companion article:

How Long Does It Take To Make An Animated Explainer Video

How to make the most of your production outcomes

If you are making an animated video series for a business or marketing purpose, there are a lot of things you can do during and after the production process has completed that will improve your business outcomes. We recommend reviewing these resources before starting your next video marketing project:

– 7 Tips to help you write a great script for your animated video series.

– Pick the right visual style for your animated video.

– 6 Tips To Increase Viewer Engagement for your animated video series.

– Check out our explainer video tips!

– 7 Tips For Using and Improving Your Businesses’s Video.

– Learn how to interpret your video’s viewer stats to see if it needs improvement.

– A/B Test variations of your animated video to improve its conversion rate.

What is the Video Igniter animated video creation platform?

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

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

Hire Video Igniter to make your animated video series

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

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

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

Animated Video Demo Reel


 

Animated Video Series Success Stories and Testimonials

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

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

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

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Get in touch about your animated video series

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss your animated video series.

Get a quote for your animated video series.

Request access to our newest price sheet.

Create your Video Igniter account, fill out a creative brief, and we’ll start creating your animated videos.

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss your animated video series.

How to Review Your Animated Video & Project Assets

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The animated video production process is broken into 6 stages: Scriptwriting, Storyboarding, Recording VoiceOvers, Creating Illustrations, Sound Design and Animating your video. Each of them requires a different type of review process to ensure you are happy with what we create for you before we proceed further with the animated video production process. In this article we teach you how to review your animated video and project assets so that you can provide feedback on the relevant details that will move production forward and ensure we create the custom animated video you are aiming to produce.

How to review the script for an animated video

When you receive the first draft of your script is ready to review, your goal is to make sure it includes all of your main talking points and ensure that those talking points are communicated in a way that resonates with your target audience. After you’ve reviewed the script, we recommend annotating the document with your feedback using short concise language so that your instructions are clear and unambiguous.

If your project is a Simple Animation or a Standard Animation project, your project includes unlimited revisions which means we will continue to revise your script until you love it.

Budget & Time Saving Tip #1:

Want to save time and money on production and create the script yourself? Download our free scriptwriting template and guides.

Download our free scriptwriting template.

Download our free scriptwriting template.

 

How to review the storyboard for an animated video

After your script is approved, we will develop the storyboard for your animated video. The storyboard is like the blueprint for your animated video. It tells the animators and designers what to create. Each page of your storyboard includes:

– A sentence from your script

– A rough visual mockup of the scene

– A list of assets that are needed to create the scene

– Instructions so the animators know how they are supposed to make things move

Diagram showing what a page of a storyboard looks like for an animated video.

Diagram showing what a page of a storyboard looks like for an animated video.

When it’s your turn to supply feedback, you want to focus on the visuals that are being described for each scene. Are the details accurate? Do they make it easy for the viewer to understand what is being communicated? These are the kinds of things to focus on when reviewing and requesting edits for your storyboard.

What about the visuals? The visuals in your storyboard are not considered official art. They’re usually mockups made of clip art, icons or hand drawn sketches. In either case, the purpose isn’t to show what the scene is going to actually look like. The point is to just create a rough mockup to help make it easier to picture what is happening in a particular scene. If there are specific details that need to be included, ask your production team to include those details in the notes, even if they aren’t specified in the visual mockup.

Budget & Time Saving Tip #2:

You can save hundreds or thousands of dollars and 1-2 weeks of production time if you create the storyboard for your animated video yourself. Get our free storyboard creation PDF template here and read our storyboard creation guide to build the best storyboard for an animated video.

Download our free storyboard template.

How to review the voiceover for an animated video

VoiceOver reviews happen in two phases.

Phase 1 is to review the voiceover auditions. Our team will identify a handful of voiceover artists and hire them to record a sample from your script. We will send you the auditions and give you a chance to listen to them to feel which one conveys the right tone and energy for your animated video. If you love one of the VO artists, we’ll proceed to phase 2. Otherwise, we’ll order up some new voiceover auditions for you to review until we find one you love.

Phase 2 is where we hire the voiceover artist and work with them to record the full script with the proper pacing, energy and pronunciation. We will send you the full recording to review. When you review the voiceover you want to listen for the following things:

– Did they pronounce everything correctly?
– Does their tone/energy/pacing feel right?
– Do pauses happen at the right moment?
– Are there any unintended background noises or ‘mouth sounds’ from the VO artist speaking too closely to the mic?

Collect all your feedback and organize it in chronological order like this:

0:03: VO sounds too loud when they say the company name; dial it down a little.

0:10: Feels like there should be a pause here

1:22-1:35: Sounds like there’s some unintended background noise during this part.

After you send us your feedback, we will work with the VO artist to have them rerecord those parts of the script. You will get another opportunity to review the updated voiceover and request revisions if necessary.

Budget & Time Saving Tip #3:

You can record the voiceover for your animated video and save $60-$300+ on your video production budget. Best part is, you don’t even need to buy any fancy equipment or software. Check out 1:31 on this episode of The Video Igniter Show.

How to review the soundtrack for an animated video

The right soundtrack can enhance the emotional component of your animated video. Sounds are used to draw people into your world.

The wrong sounds and soundtrack will be distracting and clash with the presentation of your video.

Our team will select a handful of soundtrack options for you to review. Give them a listen and let us know if one of them stands out or if they don’t seem like they fit the energy you’re trying to present in your video.

What if there’s a few soundtracks you like but can’t settle on which one is the best for your animated video? In that case, we recommend waiting until the first draft of your animated is ready to review. Then, you can listen to the soundtrack options on low volume while watching your animated video. This enables you to listen to the voiceover and soundtrack while watching the visuals so you can see and feel which soundtrack option fits best within the context of your video.

For more tips about how to pick the right soundtrack for your animated video, check out this video.

How to review the concept art & illustrations for an animated video

Creating the art for your custom animated video is one of the longest phases of the animated video production workflow.

Illustration Review Phase 1

The first part of this stage of production is creating and refining the concept art. Our our art director will review your brand guidelines, style references and storyboard. Then, they will take a key scene from your storyboard and design a custom illustration for that scene using one or more unique visual styles.

How to review concept art for an animated video.

How to review concept art for an animated video.

This concept art is going to set the visual style for the entire video so it’s very important that you love the style before you approve it – because we then use the approved concept art as the visual reference for all the art that needs to be created for your animated video.

If you love one of the concepts as-is, great! We’ll start creating all the art and give you a chance to review it and request edits before we move forward with production. We’re happy to revise and refine the selected style before creating all the illustrations.

Suppose you like aspects from multiple pieces of concept art. Let us know what those are and we will combine the best of both worlds into a new piece of concept art. Our team will work with you to refine the visual until you love it.

But what happens if you aren’t thrilled with any of the visual concepts? That’s ok! Just let us know why and what you want to see instead. Our team will take your notes and use it to develop some brand new concept art. We will continue to work with you to design and refine the visual style until you are thrilled with it. Then, we’ll create all the art for your animated video.

Illustration Review Phase 2

Now we can move on to the second phase of creating the illustrations. After the style frame is approved and all the illustrations are created for your video, it’s time to give them a detailed review. Make sure all the visual details are accurate and that there are no mistakes (i.e. maybe a character is missing a finger or one of the layers of one of the images is overlapping something the wrong way).

At this stage of production, when you are reviewing the illustrations, your goal is to help refine the details. This is not the time to make significant changes. Asking the illustrator to change the blue car to a red car is a fair change. Asking the illustrator to change the car into an airplane is a much bigger change. Think about it… not only does the vehicle need to change, but the scenes need an update, the voiceover may need a change and the storyboard instructions may need some updates as well.

As long as your revision requests don’t contradict something that was previously specified in your storyboard, we will continue to help you revise and refine the details of your illustrations until you are satisfied. If you request edits outside the scope of what has been approved, your project manager will discuss what is needed to make your requests possible.

We recommend providing feedback in a format like this:

Slide 1: Make the logo 50% larger

Slide 4: Can we show an blue phone instead of a red phone?

Slides 10-13: The car is on the wrong side of the road in these slides.

How to review your custom animated video

When the first draft of your animated video is ready, we recommend reviewing it with your internal teams and members of your target audience (if possible). Collect everyone’s feedback and send it to us to create the final draft.

At this stage in the production process, the visuals and voiceover should already be locked in. Now, it’s more about approving the timing, pacing and movement of the elements on screen. Ensure everything is displayed properly throughout the video. While it is possible to make more substantial edits at this phase of production, it’s possible that revision requests may result in an increased production cost. It depends whether the requests are within the scope of the work that was already approved or if something radically new is being requested. If your team wants to change a sentence in the video, that might require that we hire the voiceover artist again, design new illustrations, and animate the new sequence. Our production team will contact you if your requested edits require a budget increase.

When you prepare your edits, it makes sense to organize them in chronological order and to write with clear, concise language so that the animators aren’t ambiguous about the edits that you are requesting. Example edits look like this:

0:10: It looks like the character’s hand is moving the wrong way.

0:15-0:20: Please speed up the logo appearance so that it finishes animating into view before 0:17 – that way the logo can sit on screen for 3 seconds.

What is the Video Igniter animated video creation platform?

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

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

Hire Video Igniter To Create Your Animated Video

– World class design talent at prices small businesses can afford.

– You can use Video Igniter to outsource the production of any kind of 2D or 3D animated video you can imagine.

Check out our portfolio!

– +20 reasons companies love outsourcing their animated video projects to Video Igniter.

Animated Video Demo Reel


 

Success Stories & Testimonials

“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

“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

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

Pat Henderson – Founder, Path8 Productions

Get in touch

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss your animated video.

Get a quote for your animated video project.

Request access to our newest price sheet.

Create your Video Igniter account and fill out a creative brief to start the production process.

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss your animated video project and how to revise your animated video.

Animated Video For Business

Animated Video For Business

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If you want to make an animated video for your business, you’re in the right place. Video Igniter makes custom animated videos and we get a lot of questions about making videos for businesses. So we created this guide to answer the most frequently asked questions about creating an animated video for your business including: how to make them, what it costs to make one and tips for saving money on your production budget.

Why do businesses make animated videos?

Animated business videos can enhance the outcomes of many business initiatives. Whether you’re trying to communicate internally or externally, animated videos are great for holding people’s attention, helping them understand new information and remember it longer. Animated videos can be used to improve conversion rates at every level of your sales and marketing funnel. You can use animated videos to generate more awareness for your business, get more leads, educate+nurture customers and close more sales.

Examples of Animated Videos for Businesses








 

How to make an animated video for your business

 

Questionnaire

Production starts with a questionnaire to help us understand the important talking points that need to be communicated in your video.

Script

We will review your answers to the questionnaire and use it to develop a script for your animated video. For many animated business videos, the script tends to focus on the problem your target audience experiences and how your product/service can help them solve their problem. Most business videos end with a call to action that informs the viewer how they can get what you have to offer. Examples include: create a free account, download our app, contact our sales team, visit our website, etc.

We’ll send you the first draft when it’s ready to review. We recommend discussing it with your internal sales + marketing teams and members of your target audience. Collect everyone’s feedback and let us know what edits you want us to make. If you love the script as-is, we’ll proceed to the next step of the production workflow. Otherwise, we’ll continue to work with you to revise the script until you are thrilled with it. All Standard and Simple Animation projects include unlimited revisions.

Production Budget Saving Tip #1:

You can save hundreds or thousands of dollars off the price of your animated video by writing the script yourself. Download our free scriptwriting template and check out our free scriptwriting resources.

Download our free scriptwriting template.

Download our free scriptwriting template.

Want to see some example scripts and the videos they ultimately turned into? Check out this article called: Examples Of Explainer Video Scripts & How To Write A Script.

Storyboard

After your script is approved, it’s time to create the storyboard. The storyboard is like the blueprint for your animated video. It is a way to organize instructions for the production team so that the illustrators understand what art they need to create and how the animators are supposed to make the images move. Each page of a storyboard includes a sentence from your script, a mockup of the visuals, a list of assets (audio and visual) that are needed for that scene and a list of instructions for the animators. You will get an opportunity to review and request edits for your storyboard before approving it for production.

Production Budget Saving Tip #2:

You can save hundreds or thousands of dollars off the cost of your animated busienss video by creating the storyboard yourself. You don’t need any artistic ability. Just download our free storyboard template and read our guide explaining how to build a great storyboard.

Download our free storyboard template.

Illustrations

Once your storyboard is approved, we begin developing the illustrations for your animated business video. Our art director will review your business’s branding and any style references you provided. Then, they will select a key scene from your storyboard and use it to develop some concept art for that scene using one or more original visual styles.

Reviewing concept art for an animated business video.

Reviewing concept art for an animated business video.

Review the concept(s) and let us know your honest feedback.

If you love one of the concepts as-is, we’ll use that style to design the rest of the art for your video.

What if you like aspects from multiple concepts? We’ll take your favorite parts and combine them to create a new concept for you to review and approve.

Not a fan of any of the concepts? Tell us why and we’ll happily develop fresh concept(s) for you until we create something you love. Then, we’ll create all the art for your animated business video and give you a chance to review the illustrations and request revisions before approving them for production.

VoiceOver

Our team will audition several voiceover artists and send you some recordings to review. If you love one of the VO artists, we’ll hire them to record the full voiceover and coach them to through the delivery and pacing of the recording. We’ll also license the recording so that you have the proper broadcast rights to use it in your business video.

What if you’re not a fan of any of the auditions? We’ll order up some fresh auditions for you to review and will continue to do so until we find the ideal voiceover artist for your animated business video.

Production Budget Saving Tip #3:

You can save $50-100/min off the cost of your animated business video’s production budget by providing the voiceover. Check out 1:31 in this video to learn how you can record your own pro-quality voiceover for free. That’s right – no professional equipment or expensive software needed!

Getting A Voice Over For Your Animated Video

Learn how to buy a voice over for your animated video and how you can record professional quality voice overs for free.

Soundtrack

We will also select some soundtracks for your animated business video. Something appropriate for the tone and energy you want to convey to your target market. We’ll also secure secure the proper broadcast rights for your video.

What if there’s a few soundtracks you like and you can’t decide which one is best? Let us know and we will help you preview the options when the first draft of your animated video is ready.

If you aren’t a fan of the soundtracks we select, tell us why and we will identify new soundtracks to consider.

Production Budget Saving Tip #4:

You can get free legal music to use in the animated video for your business from Incompetech and Facebook’s Sound Collection.

Get free music for your animated business video at Incompetech.

Get free music for your animated business video at Incompetech.

 

Animation

Now that everything is approved for production, we can animate your business video. It takes about a week to animate a 60-second video. When the first draft is ready, review it with your in-house team and members of your target market. Collect everyone’s feedback and send it to us. We’ll incorporate your edits and send over the final draft.

How to choose a producer for your animated business video?

If you’re looking to hire someone to make an animated video for your business, we recommend:

– Taking a look at their portfolio to review the quality of their work. Make sure they can do the kind of animation you want for your business.

– It’s worth asking about their production process

– Ask for a quote or figure out pricing for your video.

– Make sure you know how many revisions are included in the price.

Resources to help you find someone to create an animated video for your business:

– 9 Things to look for when hiring an animator.

– How do you outsource an animated video project?

– How do you hire an animator?

– What is Video Igniter Animation?

– What’s the difference between hiring an animation studio, a freelance animator and Video Igniter?

– What goes into production cost of an animated video?

Learn about DIY video production options.

– Need your video fast? Read about rush delivery animation.

– Pros and Cons of Different Animation Styles

How much does it cost to make an animated business video?

We recommend spending at least $750-$4,000 to create a 30 second animated video for your business. Anything less than that and you will end up with something that looks cheap and will deliver a poor quality impression of your business. You can certainly spend well over $4,000 creating a 30 second 2D animated video but most styles of 2D animation can be produced for less than that.

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

It takes 3-5 weeks to create a 30-60 second animated video. Want to learn more about the animated video production workflow? Check out our guide to learn what to expect at each stage of the production process and how long each part of production takes:

Understanding The Animation Production Workflow How To Turn Your Idea Into A Custom Animated Video Igniter Animation

How long should my animated business video be?

That depends what you are using the video for.

If you want the animated video for your business to generate awareness with new people in your target market, make your video is 30 seconds or less. Ideally 5-10 seconds but 15 works well on most platforms too.

If your goal is to explain what your business does, your video should be 1-2 minutes long.

Aiming to educate leads and customers? Feel free to make that video over 2 minutes. Make it as long as it needs to be to provide a detailed explanation while still aiming to be as concise as possible.

How to maximize your business outcomes with your animated video?

If you are making an animated video for a business or marketing purpose, there are a lot of things you can do during the production process and after production has completed that will improve your business outcomes. Here are some resources we recommend you review before your next video marketing project:

– 7 Tips to help you write a great script for your animated video.

– Pick the right visual style for your animated video.

– 6 Tips To Increase Viewer Engagement for your animated video.

– Check out our explainer video tips!

– 7 Tips For Using and Improving Your Businesses’s Video.

– Learn how to interpret your video’s viewer stats to see if it needs improvement.

– A/B test variations of your animated video to improve its conversion rate.

What is the Video Igniter animated video creation platform?

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

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

Hire Video Igniter to make an animated video for your business

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

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

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

Animated Video Demo Reel


 

Animated Business Video Success Stories and Testimonials

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

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

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

Anonymous Customer Feedback

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

Pat Henderson – Founder, Path8 Productions

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

Alex Raymond – Founder, Kapta Systems

Get in touch about your animated business

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss your animated business.

Get a quote for your animated video.

Request access to our newest price sheet.

Create your Video Igniter account, fill out a creative brief, and we’ll start creating your animated video.

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss your animated video series.

Short Animated Video

Short Animated Video FAQ + Examples

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If you want to create a short animated video, you came to the right place! Video Igniter‘s guide for short animated videos answers the most frequently asked questions our clients ask about creating them.

Why do companies make short animated videos?

First off, “short” is a relative term when it comes to animated videos. Short could be 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 60 seconds, a minute and a half, 2-5 minutes, 5-10 minutes, or +15 minutes.

When it comes to making short animated promotional videos, your video will probably be under a minute long. The really short ones (5-15 seconds) are designed to quickly get people’s attention and intrigue them to check out the company’s website or social media.

Companies (and non-business people/organizations) also make animated shorts – like those ~5 minute videos that appear before a Pixar animated movie. These types of animated shorts are used to tell fun or emotional stories that can help draw people into learning more about your company or cause.

Short Animated Video Examples








 

How to make an animated short video

 

Find a producer for your short animated video

The first step to making an animated video is to figure out who is going to produce it. Scroll down to the section titled, “How to choose a producer for your short animated video” for tips on how to pick the right producer for your project.

Questionnaire

Production begins with a questionnaire to help us understand what kind of animated video you want us to create.

Script

After we review the response to your questionnaire, we will begin developing the script for your video. We’ll send you the first draft to collect your feedback. If you love it as-is, we’ll start creating the storyboard. Otherwise, let us know what changes you want to see in your script and we’ll incorporate the edits and send it back to you to review and approve. If you are using Video Igniter’s Simple Animation or Standard Animation options to create your animated short, you get unlimited revisions on your script (and all other phases of production).

Budget Saving Tip

You can save hundreds or thousands of dollars off the cost of your custom animated video by writing the script for your project. Even if you aren’t a great writer, you can still save time and money off your production budget by creating the first draft and working with us to polish it and make it ready for production. Download our free scriptwriting template.

Download our free scriptwriting template.

Download our free scriptwriting template.

 

Storyboard

Now that your script is approved, it’s time to develop the storyboard. The storyboard is like the blueprint for your animation. It tells the illustrators and animators what to create. The diagram below shows what a page in a storyboard might look like:

Diagram showing what a page of a storyboard looks like for a short animated video.

Diagram showing what a page of a storyboard looks like for a short animated video.

When the first draft of your storyboard is ready, we will send it to you to review. If you love it as-is, we’ll move forward with production. Otherwise, let us know what changes you would like to see and we will incorporate them into the storyboard. You will get another opportunity to review and approve the storyboard (or request edits) before we proceed with production.

Budget Saving Tip

You can save hundreds or thousands of dollars off the cost of your short animated video by creating the storyboard. You can create a storyboard even if you have no artistic abilities. Download our free storyboard template and storyboard creation guide.

Download our free storyboard template and create the storyboard for your short animated video to save money on your production budget.

Soundtrack

Soundtracks enhance the presentation and emotional experience of watching your animated short video. We will select several soundtracks we think will compliment your animated short and send them to you to review. If you love one of them, we’ll procure the proper broadcast license to use it in your video. Not a fan of any of the soundtrack options? Just let us know why and we’ll select some fresh options for you to review. What if you can’t tell which option you like best? Let us know and we’ll help you preview the different options when the first draft of your animated video is ready to review.

VoiceOver

Not all animated shorts have voiceovers in them. Assuming yours does, we’ll order up some voiceover auditions from our favorite voiceover artists that we feel will deliver the appropriate tone and energy for your short animated video’s narration. Send us your honest feedback when you hear the auditions. If you love one of the artists, we will hire them to record the full voiceover and license the recording for all the platforms you plan to post your video. If you aren’t in love with any of the auditions, we will source new auditions for you to review and will continue to do so until we find one you love (assuming you are doing a Simple or Standard Animation project).

Budget Saving Tip

You can record your own professional sounding voiceover at home or in the office for free! No fancy equipment or expensive software needed. Check out 1:31 in this video about voiceovers.

Illustration

After the storyboard is approved, our art director will review your brand guidelines and design inspiration and use that to develop concept art for your short animated video. The art director will select a key visual from your storyboard and design it using one or more unique visual styles. Review the concept art and let us know how you feel about each of them.

Reviewing concept art for a short animated video.

Reviewing concept art for a short animated video.

If you love one of the concepts as-is, we’ll develop the rest of the illustrations for your video in that style.

If you love one of the concepts but want us to refine it a bit, let us know how you’d like us to edit the concept art. We’ll make the changes and send it back to you to review and approve – and then we’ll create all the art for your video.

Suppose you like details from more than one concept? Let us know which parts you love and which parts you don’t like and we’ll combine all your favorite details into a new visual concept. We will continue to work with you to refine it until you love it. Then we’ll create all the art for your video using the approved concept art as a style reference.

What if you’re not a fan of any of the concepts? That’s ok! Share your honest feedback and we’ll develop new concept art for you to review until we create something you love.

Once all the illustrations have been created, we will send them to you to review. Let us know your feedback for each illustration and we’ll incorporate your edits. You’ll get another chance to review and approve the illustrations before we begin animating.

Animation

Now that everything is approved, we can animate! It takes about a week to animate 1 minute of 2D video. 3D animations require 2-3x as much time. When the first draft is ready, review it with your internal team and members of your target audience. collect everyone’s feedback and send it to us. We’ll incorporate your edits and deliver the final draft.

How to choose a producer for your short animated video?

If you’re interested in hiring someone to make an animated video, take a look at their portfolio to review the quality of their work. It’s also worth asking about their design process, pricing structure and the amount of revisions you get when working with them.

Resources to help you find an animator to create your animated logo:

– 9 Things to look for when hiring an animator.

– How do you outsource an animated video project?

– How do you hire an animator?

– What is Video Igniter Animation?

– What’s the difference between hiring an animation studio, a freelance animator and Video Igniter?

– What goes into production cost of an animated video?

– Considering making the animated video yourself? Learn about DIY options.

– Need your video fast? Learn about rush delivery.

– Pros and Cons of Different Animation Styles

How much does it cost to make a short animated video?

A 2D 30 second animated video costs about $500-$4,000 to produce. 3D animations cost at least twice as much. To figure out how much your short animated video will cost to produce, contact us to get a custom quote.

How long does it take to make a short animated video?

For reference, it takes about 3-5 weeks to produce a 60 second animated video. Shorter animated videos still take 2-3 weeks to get through the whole production workflow. Rush delivery animation is available if you need to speed up production to meet your deadline.

How to get the most out of your short animated video?

If you are making a short animated video for a business or marketing purpose, there are a lot of things you can do during the production process and after production has completed that will improve your business outcomes. Here are some resources we recommend you review before your next video marketing project:

– 7 Tips to help you write a great script for your animated video.

– Pick the right visual style for your animated video.

– 6 Tips To Increase Viewer Engagement for your animated video.

– Check out our explainer video tips!

– 7 Tips For Using and Improving Your Businesses’s Video.

– Learn how to interpret your video’s viewer stats to see if it needs improvement.

– A/B Test variations of your animated video to improve its conversion rate.

What is the Video Igniter animated video creation platform?

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

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

Hire Video Igniter to make your short animated video

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

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

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

Animated Video Demo Reel


 

Animated Video Success Stories and Testimonials

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

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

“My whole family and everyone on Facebook thinks you are amazing. My whole office is freaking out.”

Patricia Shields – Real Estate Agent

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

Pat Henderson – Founder, Path8 Productions

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

Alex Raymond – Founder, Kapta Systems

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

Anonymous Customer Feedback

Get in touch about your short animated video project

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss your short animated video project.

Get a quote for your animated short.

Request access to our newest price sheet.

Create your Video Igniter account, fill out a creative brief, and we’ll start creating your video.

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss your project.

Animated Logo Video FAQ + Examples

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Help your brand stick out and become more memorable by turning it into an animated logo video. Animated logos add extra personality to your brand image and helps people form more associations with your brand. In this article, we answer the most frequently asked questions people ask about creating an animated logo video for their company.

 

But first, let’s take a look at some examples of animated logos…

Animated Logo Video Examples









 

How to make an animated logo video online

First off – you need to figure out who is going to produce your custom animated video logo. Scroll down to see resources about how to find an animator for your project – or you can read about us to see if we’re a good fit for you: Video Igniter Animation.

Questionnaire

Production gets started with a questionnaire that we send you to learn more about your brand, brand personality and visual style preferences. This information helps inform all visual and motion design decisions for your animated logo.

Writeup

We’ll review your information and brainstorm several concepts for your logo animation. After we write out our ideas we’ll send them to you for your thoughts. Your feedback helps us refine the best concept(s). At this point in production, the goal is to get as concrete as we can about the description of the visual design so that we can hand it off to the illustration team to develop some sketches.

Sketches

Once your concept is approved, our art team will develop sketches for your animated logo. This helps us create and refine the motion design and the timing of the animation overall. You will get a chance to review the concept art and request revisions before we move forward with production.

Sketches for animated video logo concept

Design

After the sketches have been approved, our team will develop the art for your animated logo. Since your logo is the key focus of the animation, we usually just need to design the motion accents that will compliment and move around your logo as it animates into view.

You will be given an opportunity to review the design assets and request revisions before we animate your logo.

Animation

Now that the art is approved, it’s time to animate. If your animation uses 2D computer animation, it should only take a few days to create all the motion design. If your animated video logo uses 3D animation or frame by frame animation, it could take up to a week or more to create the first draft. When the first draft is ready, we recommend giving it a detailed review with your internal team and members of your target audience. Collect everyone’s feedback and send it to us so we can incorporate your edits and deliver the final draft of your animated logo video.

Sound Design* (optional)

For that extra spark of personality and presentation, consider adding some sound design or sampling a short clip from a stock soundtrack while your logo is animating into view. Sound can be used to make your logo sound like it is physically being created on scene. It can also be used like a jingle to help make your logo and brand a little more memorable.

What to look for when hiring an animated logo video maker?

If you’re interested in hiring someone to make an animated video logo, take a look at their portfolio to review the quality of their work. It’s also worth asking about their design process, pricing structure and the amount of revisions you get when working with them.

Resources to help you find an animator to create your animated logo:

– 9 Things to look for when hiring an animator.

– How do you outsource an animated explainer video project?

– How do you hire an animator?

– What is Video Igniter Animation?

– What’s the difference between hiring an animation studio, a freelance animator and Video Igniter?

– What goes into production cost of an animated video?

– Considering making the animated video yourself? Learn about DIY options.

– Need your video fast? Learn about rush delivery.

– Pros and Cons of Different Animation Styles

Why do companies create animated logos for their video intro?

Instantly identify who is bringing the message to you.

It’s a common tactic for advertisers to flash a logo at the beginning of an advertisement to enable viewers to quickly contextualize who is presenting the content of the ad. Animating your logo instead of flashing a static logo helps to draw the viewer’s focus where as flashing a static logo could make viewers more likely to look away and ignore the ad.

Add personality to your logo and enhance how people feel about your brand

Creative motion design applied to your logo is an opportunity to express and enhance the visual identity and personality of your brand.

Are there any online animated video logo makers?

Yes! You can find freelancers on sites like Fiverr and Upwork. You can use stock motion design templates from Canva to create an animated logo. Or, you can use Video Igniter – the online animated video maker to tell our animators what you want them to create, and they will work with you online to make and revise your custom animated logo. To learn more about the different types of online animated video makers, check out this companion article: https://videoigniter.com/animated-logo-video/

What does it cost to make an animated logo?

There isn’t a straight forward answer to this question beyond: you get what you pay for. With longer animated videos, it’s easier to estimate cost based on the length and style of the animated video being created. Animated logos aren’t as easy to generate a price range without discussing what you are looking for. There could be a lot of intricate motion design we need to create – or it could be a very simple animation. Maybe it’s 2D. Maybe it’s 3D. We also need to discuss how you want to present your brand’s personality within the animated logo.

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss your animated video logo project.

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

Depends on the complexity of the motion design, the use of 2D, 3D and or frame by frame animation, and whether or not we will be doing paid viewer testing to see how your target customers perceive your animated video logo. Budget 1-4 weeks for the creation of your animated video logo.

How long should my animated logo be?

~1-5 seconds long.

Hire Video Igniter To Create Your Animated Logo Video Intro!

Video Igniter creates 2D and 3D animated videos for world class brands like T-Mobile, Amazon Web Services and Snoop Dogg at prices startups can afford.

Here are 20+ reasons companies choose to use Video Igniter when they want to get a custom animated video created.

We’re a global company offering our animated video services to clients around the world, 24/7.

Animated Video Demo Reel:


Success Stories & Testimonials

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

Pat HendersonFounder, Path8 Productions

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

Antonina Rome, MDBioresona

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

Alex Raymond Founder, Kapta Systems

Get In Touch

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss the production of animated video logo.

Get a custom quote for us to create your animated logo.

Request access to our newest price sheet.

Create your Video Igniter account, fill out a creative brief, and we’ll start creating your animated logo.

Schedule a call with our production team.

Medical Explainer Video

Medical Explainer Video

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If you work in sales or marketing in the medical industry, creating an animated medical explainer video can help you open doors and close new business. In this guide, we answer the most frequently asked questions we receive about making custom animated videos for the medical industry.

Why make a medical explainer video for doctors?

Doctors and healthcare professionals are busy people and they don’t have time to sit through long sales presentations. But, they still want to stay aware of new advances in the field that can help improve health outcomes for their patients. This is where medical explainer videos come in handy. Explainer videos are short educational videos that make it quick and easy for people to understand new information.

In the context of the business world and medical field, this means you can make a concise educational video to share with medical practitioners in order to make it easier to get your foot in the door. If they’re intrigued by the value proposition laid out in your custom animated explainer video, they’re more likely to carve out some time to learn more about your solution and how they can access it to benefit their patients.

Examples of Medical Explainer Videos

 

Explainer Videos For Doctors:



 

Medical Device Explainer Video Examples



 

Examples of Simple Animations Made For The Medical Industry:



 

How to make a medical explainer video

There are six steps to making a medical explainer video. Script, Storyboard, VoiceOver, Soundtrack, Illustrations & Animation.

These assets are produced in consecutive order to guarantee you end up with a video that shows and explains exactly what you want to communicate.

Script

Writing the script for your explainer video is the foundation of your video project. This is the time where your sales pitch and value proposition are organized and crafted in a way to be presented for the medical field. We’ll start production by sending you a questionnaire to help us understand what information needs to be communicated in your explainer video. Then, we’ll draft the first version of your script. A 60-second explainer video script is between 120 and 180 words.

When the first draft of your script is ready to review, we’ll send it to you to get your feedback and see if we need to revise any parts of the script. If you love it as-is, we’ll move on to the next stage of production. Otherwise, we will continue to work with you to refine the script until you are completely happy with it.

Medical Explainer Video Budget Saving Tip:

You can save hundreds or thousands of dollars off of your explainer video’s production cost by creating the script for your medical explainer video. Check out our scriptwriting guide where you can download a free copy of our explainer video scriptwriting template.

Download our free medical explainer video scriptwriting template.

Download our free medical explainer video scriptwriting template.

 

Storyboard

After your script is approved, it’s time for us to create the storyboard. The storyboard is like the blueprint for your medical explainer video. It tells the animators and designers what to create. Each slide contains a sentence from your script and a writeup and mockup explaining to the production team what they are supposed to make for that scene. Here’s what a page from a storyboard looks like:

Diagram showing what a page of a storyboard looks like for a medical explainer video.

Diagram showing what a page of a storyboard looks like for a medical explainer video.

We’ll send you the first draft of the storyboard to collect your revisions. If you love it as-is, we’ll move forward with production. Otherwise, we’ll continue to work with you revise the storyboard until you are completely happy with it.

Medical Explainer Video Budget Saving Tip #2:

You can save hundreds or thousands of dollars off of your medical explainer video’s production cost by creating the storyboard for your video. Even if you have no artistic ability, you can still create a storyboard for your explainer video and save some money on your production budget. Download our free storyboard template and storyboard creation guide.

Download Our Free Storyboard Creation Guide And PDF Template For Your Medical Explainer Video Project

VoiceOver

Now that the script and storyboard are locked in, it’s time to record the voiceover for your medical explainer video. We’ll start by ordering some voiceover auditions from a few different VO artists that we feel will deliver the appropriate tone and energy for your video’s narration.

Send us your honest feedback about the auditions. If you love one of them, we’ll have that artist record the full voiceover and give you a chance to request edits before approving it for production. If you’re not in love with any of the voiceovers for any reason, just let us know! We’ll order up new voiceover auditions for you to consider until we find one you love to record the full voiceover.

Medical Explainer Video Budget Saving Tip #3:

You can save $60-$100+ by providing the voiceover for your medical explainer video. If you have someone on your staff with a great narrator voice but you don’t have access to professional recording equipment, check out 1:31 in the video below to learn how you can record your own professional quality voiceover for free – without having to purchase any fancy equipment or expensive software.

 

Soundtrack

Our team will identify a selection of soundtracks that we believe will enhance the presentation of your medical explainer video. We’ll send them over to you to get your feedback. If you love one of them as-is, we’ll purchase the broadcast license to use the soundtrack in your explainer video. Not a fan of any of the options? Let us know why and we’ll pick out some fresh options for you.

Are there several soundtracks you’re drawn to but can’t figure out which one you like best? Just let us know and we’ll help you preview the soundtracks when the first draft of your animated video is ready. That way, you can hear which one feels right within the context of your medical explainer video.

Medical Explainer Video Budget Saving Tip #4:

You can find free, legal music on Incompetech and Facebook’s Sound Collection that you can use in your video.

Illustrations

Once your storyboard is approved, our art director will review your company’s branding and any style references you provided at the start of production. Then, they will take a key scene from your storyboard and design custom concept art for that scene. The art director will create one or more custom concepts for you to review.

How to review concept art for an animated video.

How to review concept art for an animated video.

After you review the concept art, send us your feedback.

If you love one of the concepts as-is, we’ll use it to create all of the art for your medical explainer video using that image a style reference. If the concept needs some more polish before we create the art, we’ll do that.

Or, if there are design aspects you like from multiple pieces of concept art, tell us which details you like and we’ll combine them to create a new piece of concept art for you to review. We’ll continue to work with you to refine the concept art until you are thrilled with it.

What happens if you don’t like any of the concepts? Just tell us why and we’ll develop some brand new concept art for you to review. We will continue to work with you refine and revise the visual design concept until you love it. Then, we’ll create all of the art and give you an opportunity to request revisions until you’re completely happy with everything.

Animation

Now that the voiceover and art are approved and ready for production, it’s time to animate. It takes about 1 week to animate a 60 second 2D medical explainer video. When the first draft is ready, review it with your internal team and members of your target audience to ensure everything makes sense. Collect everyone’s revision notes and send them to us to incorporate the edits so we can deliver the final draft.

How to find an animator for a medical explainer video

If you’re interested in producing a medical explainer video, here are some resources to help you find an animator to help you produce your video:

– 9 Things to look for when hiring an animator to create an explainer video.

– What is Video Igniter Animation?

– How do you outsource an animated explainer video project?

– How do you hire an animator?

– What’s the difference between hiring an animation studio, a freelance animator and Video Igniter?

– What goes into production cost of an explainer video?

– Considering making the animated video yourself? Learn about DIY options.

– Need your video fast? Learn about rush delivery.

– Pros and Cons of Different Animation Styles

How long does it take to make an explainer video for doctors?

From start to finish, it takes 3-6 weeks to produce a 2D medical explainer video. 3D animated videos take about twice as long to produce. To learn more about the production workflow, how long each stage of production takes and what to expect at every stage of the production process, check out this companion article:

How long should my healthcare explainer video be?

This depends on your sales and marketing strategy.

In some cases, you’ll want to keep your video to 15-30 seconds. Just enough time to explain something interesting when you’re trying to get on someone’s radar. Ideally enough to get them to visit your website to learn more or contact your sales team.

Other times, it makes sense to make a ‘medium length’ video that’s 1-2 minutes long. It goes a little more in depth and explains more about what’s going on but it doesn’t cover everything – leading for an opportunity for your medical explainer video to connect you with people in the medical industry and get them interested in a personalized sales pitch.

For very busy doctors and medical professionals, it can be helpful to include all relevant information in a 3-10 minute explainer video to minimize the need for a sales meeting or demonstration.

What does it cost to make a medical explainer video?

Medical explainer videos tend to cost between $1,500-$7,500 to create a 60 second, 2D animated video. 3D animated videos require 2-3x the budget to create. If you want to learn what goes into the cost of an animated video and how much does animation cost, check out the companion article below, contact us to get a custom quote, or request access to our price sheet.

 

Why Hire Video Igniter To Make Your Medical Animated Explainer Video?

World class animation and design talent (for clients like Amazon, T-Mobile, Linkedin & Snoop Dogg) at prices startups can afford.

We can make any kind of 2D or 3D animated medical explainer video you can imagine. Check out our portfolio! Looking for examples of a particular style of animation not shown in our portfolio? Use our get a quote form to get in touch with us and ask to see specific style references.

You get unlimited revisions for your animated video so your project won’t go over budget. We also do this to ensure you are completely satisfied with the final draft.

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

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Explainer Video Success Stories And Testimonials

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

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

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

Alex Raymond – Founder, Kapta Systems

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

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Unlimited Revisions

Unlimited Revisions

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Unlimited revisions for a custom animated video? Sounds too good to be true… Read on to understand what we mean:

What does the unlimited revisions policy mean?

Unlimited revisions means we will revise each major deliverable of your animated video an unlimited number of times until you mark it as approved. That includes the script, storyboard, voiceover (and auditions), soundtrack options, illustrations (and concept art) plus the final animation.

If you request a revision that was not previously specified earlier in the production process, your revision request may require a budget increase. A member of our production team will reach out and discuss options with you before proceeding. To learn more about animated video payment terms and how production budget increases (or decreases) are assessed, read this companion article:

Why do we offer unlimited revisions?

Nobody likes getting nickel and dimed. We don’t want to have to bug you for more money if you keep asking for more edits. Unlimited revisions makes things work better for everyone.

By paying our animators and designers competitive market rates, it motivates our team to do their best work the first time. This minimizes the number of revisions and extra work we have to do.  It’s about making a great production experience and having great production outcomes for everyone. By charging what we need to charge to a good job, we’re able to get your content produced and polished faster and for less than hiring a full animation studio.

Most importantly, we want to do everything we can to ensure your animated video project doesn’t go over budget.

Which assets does Video Igniter allow unlimited revisions?

 

Script

We will continue to revise your script until you love it. We can increase or decrease the length at your request and will notify you if these changes will result in a larger or smaller final budget. Even though we offer unlimited revisions, most scripts are reviewed and approved after 1-2 rounds of edits.

Storyboard

Unlimited Revisions For Your Storyboard

Just like the script, we will create and revise your storyboard as many times as you want until you mark it as approved. If you ask us to go back and rewrite the script at this phase of production, it may result in a budget increase. Otherwise, if you are sending edits for our storyboard artists to continue revising and refining what visuals we should show for each part of your animated video, we will continue to work with you to generate new original ideas for every part of your storyboard until you are completely satisfied with it.

How to send your storyboard revisions

It’s best to send feedback for each page of your storyboard, in order. If there’s no revisions needed for a particular page, you can leave it blank or say: “N/A.” Even though we offer unlimited revisions, most storyboards are reviewed and approved with 1-2 rounds of edits. Here’s some examples for how you can submit your storyboard revision requests:

Slide 7: We want to see lots of characters in this scene. 7-8 is good but can we make it look like a whole crowd of people cheering?

Slides 9-13: We love the concept for this motion graphic. Can you add more design accents to it so that it will compliment our logo?

VoiceOver

The first phase of getting voiceover(s) recorded for an animated video is to audition voiceover talent. When you hire an animator or Video Igniter we will identify multiple voiceover talents that will sound great for your animated video and have them record a few sentences from your script. This way, you can hear what kind of energy they will breathe into your script. This is better than relying on their demo reels. Let us know if you aren’t in love with any of the auditions. We’ll happily order up a new wave of auditions for you to review… and will continue to do so until we’ve nailed it!

After you select the voiceover artist of choice, we will hire them to record the full voiceover for your animated video. You will get a chance to review it and sign off on it before we move forward with production. If there are any parts of the voiceover you want to get rerecorded, let us know and we’ll get those parts rerecorded. We will continue to let you request revisions until you approve the voiceover.

What if you want to change voiceover artists after selecting one? This may incur a budget increase.

If we get beyond the VO phase of production and we receive a request to change part of the script or the voiceover, we will get in touch with a quote to cover the cost of re-hiring the voiceover artist to make the changes.

How to send your voiceover revisions

It helps if you send your voiceover revisions in chronological order and include the timestamp to indicate which part of the voiceover you are referring to. Even though we offer unlimited revisions, most voiceovers are reviewed and approved with 0-1 rounds of edits. Here are some example revisions you might send:

“0:09: The VO artist mispronounced the word ‘cacophony.’

0:58-1:10: Sounds like there is some background noise or the VO artist bumped something. Please have them rerecord this section. Otherwise it sounds perfect!

Concept Art

After the storyboard is signed off, our design team reviews your brand guidelines & design inspiration for the animation and selects a key scene from your storyboard to create multiple pieces of concept art.

Reviewing concept art for an animated marketing video.

Reviewing concept art for an animated marketing video.


How to send revision notes for your concept art

When you review the concept art, it’s your job to tell the illustration team what you like and dislike about each piece of concept art. Maybe one of the designs is perfect and just needs a few refinements. Or maybe you like a few ideas from multiple pieces of concept art and want them pulled together. If you’re not in love with any of them, let us know what isn’t working for you and we’ll schedule a call to discuss what you want. Either way, we’ll take your feedback and use it to refine the concept art as many times as it takes to nail the visual design. Normally concept art gets nailed down with 0-3 rounds of revisions.

Illustrations

Now that the concept art is approved, the illustration team will use it as a style reference and create all the remaining art for your animated video. You can request as many edits as you want for the illustrations as long as it’s within the scope of what was already agreed upon in the storyboard.

Suppose you request something simple – like changing a car’s design from red to black. That’s what we would consider a simple revision that doesn’t cost extra.

But what if you wanted to change that car into an airplane. That requires a bunch of redesigns. The airplane wouldn’t make sense driving on the ground so we’d need to redesign scenes showing the airplane in the sky. Or maybe you want to change the main character of your animation from a human to a dog. These types of edits are possible at this phase in the production process. However, they require additional rework outside the scope of what was defined in the storyboard. A member of our production team would reach out in a case like this to discuss how the production budget would need to be modified in order to address these types of revision requests.

How to send your revision notes for the art.

It’s best to send feedback for each slide in order. If no revisions are needed for a particular illustration, you can leave it blank or say: “N/A.” Even though we offer unlimited revisions, most illustrations are reviewed and approved with 0-2 rounds of edits. Here’s some examples showing how you can share your revision requests:

Slide 3: Please change the color of the phone from red to black.

Slides 5-8: Can you add more clouds throughout this sequence?

Animation

By this point, most revisions are related to the motion design since the voiceover and illustrations have already been signed off. If you want to make more substantial edits at this phase of production – something like adding a scene or changing the visuals or the voiceover – we would set up a discussion with our production team to figure out the minimum budget needed to address these particular requests.

How to send your animated video revision notes

It’s best if you organize your feedback in chronological order. This keeps everything organized and helps the animation team process your requests in chronological order. Even though we offer unlimited revisions, most animations are reviewed and revised just one time. Here are some examples of how to share your revision requests:

0:11-0:14: Please speed up the appearance of the logo by ~1 second.

2:42: Looks like there’s a slight glitch that appears in the upper right corner.

Good News!

Luckily, we almost never need to have a discussion with our clients about charging extra for their projects. As long as your project stays within the guidelines that were prescribed when the project started (namely: visual style, video length and deadline), you should not expect to receive a request for a budget increase just because you requested an edit to the video thanks to the unlimited revisions policy and our streamlined production process.

We designed the production process in a way that minimizes the odds we will need to revert back to a previous stage of the production process to address any revision requests that may come up.

Which types of projects does Video Igniter not allow unlimited revisions?

3D animation, hand drawn frame-by-frame animations, rush delivery animation, and high end 2D animations.  Basically, anything that we consider a Premium Animation project, a rush delivery project, or a discounted project is not eligible for unlimited revisions.

What if my custom quoted project goes over the maximum number of revisions allowed?

If your project doesn’t include unlimited revisions and you request more than 2-3 rounds of revisions for your script, storyboard, voiceover, soundtrack selections, illustrations or animation, we will consider a few factors before discussing with you whether or not your particular revision requests requires a budget increase. If your project requires a budget increase we will discuss options with you before proceeding.

Exceptions:

– If you request an edit multiple times and for whatever reason it was overlooked… We will address it at no extra charge.

– If the animator or designer did not follow or understand the specific revision request you previously asked for.

Note: Not all projects include unlimited revisions. If you were issued a custom quote, offered a discount or you’re making a 2D or 3D premium animation, your project is capped at 2 – 3 rounds of revisions. Contact your project manager if you are unsure if your project has unlimited revisions. If your animated video is being created using the Simple Animation or Standard Animation production option and no discount was given, your project includes unlimited revisions.

Hire Video Igniter For Your Next Animated Video Project

In addition to getting unlimited revisions on your Simple Animation and Standard Animation projects, you get:

– World class design talent at prices small businesses can afford.

– The ability to outsource the production of any kind of 2D or 3D animated video you can imagine.

+ 20 reasons why companies love hiring Video Igniter for their animation projects.

P.S. Check out our portfolio!

 

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Animated Video Success Stories & Testimonials

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

Alex Raymond – Founder, Kapta Systems

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

Pat Henderson – Founder, Path8 Productions

Get in touch about pricing and unlimited revisions for your video

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss pricing and unlimited revisions for your animated video.

Get a quote for your video project.

Request access to our newest price sheet.

To get your animated video created as fast as possible, create your Video Igniter account and fill out a creative brief to start the production process.

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss rush delivery for your animated video.

Animated Video Payment Terms

Animated Video Payment Terms

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Do you have questions about animated video payment terms? This article explains Video Igniter’s payment terms for the production of custom animated videos and answers the most frequently asked questions we get about paying for production.

Animated Video Payment Terms

We collect 50% of your production budget up front before we begin production. The remainder of your production budget must be paid before we deliver the final, unwatermarked version of your animated video.

Simple Animation and Standard Animation projects include unlimited revisions. For all other animated video projects – including projects that received a discounted production budget, your project does not include unlimited revisions and will be capped at 2 or 3 rounds of edits for each stage of the production process.

What does it cost to make an animated video?

Check out our companion article: “How much does animation cost?” to learn about all the factors that go into calculating your production budget.

You can request access our latest price sheet here.

Or, contact us if you want to get a custom quote.

Animated Video Payment FAQ:

 

What does flat rate pricing mean?

For most projects we quote a flat rate for the project based off of your specific criteria. The price includes unlimited revisions which means we will continue to revise your script, storyboard, voiceover, soundtrack options, illustrations and animation until you mark them as approved.

Are there any hidden costs?

No

Is there anything that may change my production budget?

Yes! And we will discuss any production budget changes with you before proceeding. Sometimes, when we’re in the middle of production, clients will get a new idea for something different from what they already approved or specified in their production brief.

What does “Unlimited Revisions” mean?

Read our article about the unlimited revisions policy to learn which types projects are eligible for unlimited revisions.

Increasing the length of the video

If you decide to add new scenes or extend the voiceover of your animated video longer than the original length we quoted for, we will discuss with you how much the production budget will need to increase in order to accommodate your requests.

What services do you use to collect payment?

In the past we have used services like PayPal and Payoneer to collect payments via debit and credit cards. Moving forward we prefer to take payment via bank transfer, Venmo or USDC cryptocurrency because PayPal’s transaction fees eat into our budget which is supposed to go towards producing your amazing video. Using these non-PayPal services to collect payment enables us to offer lower rates to save you money on your production budget.

Adding a rush delivery deadline

We ask that you plan for at least 4-5 weeks to create a 60 second custom animated video. If we start the project with the expectation that the project doesn’t need to be rushed for a deadline and then, out of the blue, a rush delivery deadline appears, we will discuss with you what sorts of resources will be required in order to fast track the production of your animated video. To learn more about rush delivery animation and how rush delivery cost increases go towards expediting your video, check out this companion article:

 

Decreasing the length of your video

If you decide to shorten your video during production, it’s possible, but not always guaranteed to result in a lower final production budget. Example: Let’s say we deliver the first draft of your 60 second animated video and then you decide you want to cut out 15 seconds; you will still pay the rate for a 60 second animated video. On the other hand, if we’re early in the production process and you tell us to take the 60 second animated video and shorten it to a 30 second script, the final production price you pay for the video will be closer to a 30 second animated video instead of a full minute.

Special Edits

Example: If you hire us to create a 60 second animated video and then ask if we can create shorter 15 and 30 second versions for your social media, we will discuss with you what extra budget is required to accomplish this. In some cases, the edits are very simple – just a matter of cutting out certain parts of the animation and sticking them next to each other. On the flip side, animation uses beautiful complex transitions to go from scene to scene, so it’s not always as straightforward as cutting video clips apart and sticking them together in a new order. In type of scenario, a slightly larger budget increase would be needed to create the shorter variations of your animation so that the animation motion design remains consistent.

Adding 3D

If you hire us to create a 2D animated video and then ask us to create some 3D animations to insert within it, we will need to assess how much extra it costs to produce the 3D animated segment(s).

Translating your animated video into other languages

Let’s say we’re working on a Spanish-language animated video for you and then you tell us you want to create a Portuguese version as well… here’s what we’d need to figure out to see what the added production cost would be:

1). Will you be providing the translated script or do you want us to use one of our certified translation partners to translate the script and test the script with native speakers for accuracy in the translation?

2). Can you provide the voiceover or do you want us to be responsible for hiring the voiceover artist?

3). How will the visuals of the animation be affected by the change of language? Do we need to change a bunch of text and images on screen to match the new language?

4). Have any of the character’s mouths been animated in sync with the original voiceover and now require adjustments so the mouth movements line up with the new voiceover?

These are the types of the details we’ll look over when assessing what sort of budget increase is required to translate your animated video into another language.

Adding animated characters to a non-character project

Our lowest pricing option “Simple Animation” can be produced with or without animated characters for the same price. If we are producing more detailed animations (Standard Animation or High End Animation), we offer lower pricing for your animated video if it doesn’t include animated characters.

If you indicate you don’t want animated characters in your standard animation or high end animation project and then decide at some point during production that you do want to add animated characters, mascots, animals, etc in the video, we will need to assess how much of a production budget increase is required for your animation – based on the # of custom animated characters being created and the amount of movement they will do on screen.

Questions about pricing?

Access our current price sheet here.

How much does animation cost and what goes into the price?

– How does rush delivery animation affect my production budget?

Get a custom quote.

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss pricing for your custom animated video.

Questions about production?

 

What does the animated video production workflow look like?

Learn about the animated video production workflow including how long each stage of production takes and what to expect at each stage of the production process.

How do I create the script for my animated video?

Download our free scriptwriting template.

How do I create the storyboard for my animated video?

How to create a storyboard for an animated video?

Download our Free Storyboard PDF Template.

Can I provide the voiceover for my animated video?

Yes! Check out 1:31 in this voiceover video for tips on how to make a pro-sounding VO at home for free

How do I make cheap animated videos?

See our: Cheap Animated Explainer Video Production Guide

Hire Video Igniter For Your Next Animated Video Project

– World class design talent at prices small businesses can afford.

– You can use Video Igniter to outsource the production of any kind of 2D or 3D animated video you can imagine.

– Check out our portfolio!

+20 reasons why companies love hiring Video Igniter to make animated videos.

Animated Video Demo Reel


 

Animated Video Success Stories & Testimonials

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

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

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

Pat Henderson – Founder, Path8 Productions

Get in touch

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss your animated video project.

Get a quote for your video project.

Request access to our newest price sheet.

Create your Video Igniter account and fill out a creative brief to start the production process.

Schedule a call with our production team to discuss rush delivery for your animated video.