Create Custom Animation

Create Custom Animation | How to Create A Custom Animation With Video Igniter

Do you want to hire an animator to help you create a custom animation but aren’t sure how to get started?

Video Igniter’s guide to creating custom animations has answers to everything you need to know including:

  • What does it cost to create a custom animation?
  • How to create a custom animation with Video Igniter.
  • How long does it take to create a custom animation?
  • Plus, tips to help you save over $1,000 off your production budget!

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

Custom Animation Video Examples

Video Igniter can create any kind of custom 2D or 3D animation for you.

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

To start making your custom animation, send us a message or schedule a call with our production team.

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


How to create a custom animation with Video Igniter?

Video Igniter is an online animated video production service that you can use to create custom animations. Let’s take a quick overview of the production process so that you understand what to expect throughout the production experience:

1). Contact Us

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To start the production process, get in touch with us by sending us a message on this page or . We’ll work with you to develop a production timeline and budget to create your dream video.

Then, we’ll send you a production agreement and an invoice for the first 50% of your animation budget to get production started.

2). Script

Create Custom Animation Script

Now that production is underway, it’s time to create the script for your custom animation. Our team will spend time learning what you want to communicate in your animation and who your target audience is. Then, we’ll create the first draft of your animation’s script.

Create Custom Animation Script Creation User Interface

You get an opportunity to review the script and request revisions. If you love the script as-is, we’ll move on to the next stage of the production process. Otherwise, we’ll revise your script and continue to work with you to polish it until you love it.

3). Storyboard

Create Custom Animation Storyboard

Next, we turn your script into a storyboard. The storyboard acts as a visual blueprint for Video Igniter’s illustrators and animators. It provides instructions to tell them what to design and animate for every part of your script.

Create Custom Animation Storyboard Creation UI

You get an opportunity to review the storyboard and request revisions before approving the document for production.

4). VoiceOver

You will receive several voiceover auditions to preview. Give them a listen and select the one you like best. We’ll hire that voiceover artist to record the full narration for your custom animation. You get an opportunity to listen to the full recording and request edits, if necessary.


5). Soundtrack

You will also receive several soundtrack options for your custom animation. Give them a listen and let us know which one you want us to use when we create your animation. We’ll take care of acquiring the broadcast license for the music so that we can legally use in your animation.


6). Illustrations

Create Custom Animation Illustrations

Our art director will review your storyboard and brand guidelines and use that information to create several custom visual concepts for your animation. Give them a look over and let us know which concept you like best.

Create Custom Animation Concept Art

After you select your favorite visual concept, you can collaborate with the art director to revise and refine certain details until it looks absolutely perfect. Then, we’ll create all of the custom illustrations for your animation. You will get an opportunity to review all of the art and request edits before approving the art for production.

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7). Animation

Now that all the deliverables have been signed off, it’s time to create your custom animation! As soon as the first draft is ready, you will receive a downloadable copy to review it with your team and members of your target audience. Collect everyone’s feedback and send it to us. We’ll integrate all of your revisions and render out the final draft of your animation.

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What Does It Cost To Create A Custom Animation?

What Does It Cost To Create A Custom Animation

Most 2D projects fit within a budget range of $1,500-$10,000 for each 60 seconds of custom animation Video Igniter creates for you. 3D animation and videos created using cel animation generally require a larger budget.

Get a quote for your custom animation.

Request to our rate sheet & demo reels.

How Long Does It Take To Create A Custom Animation?

How Long Does It Take To Create A Custom Animation

Most 2D custom animations can be created in 4-8 weeks. Animations longer than a few minutes will take a few extra weeks or months to create. 3D animations and cel animations can take 2-4x more time to complete.

Need to speed up production? Video Igniter offers rush delivery animation to help you create your custom animation in 4 weeks or less.

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

Budget Saving Tips For Creating Custom Animations

Budget Saving Tips For Creating Custom Animations

Looking for ways to reduce your production budget? Combine these 5 tips to save $1,000 or more off the cost of creating your custom animation:

1). Start Production ASAP

Adding rush delivery to your project to speed up the production process will increase your custom animation budget by 25%-50% or more! To avoid this production cost, we recommend you start production as soon as possible. Allow for at least 4-8 weeks to create your animation.

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2). Use Free, Legal Music

Stock soundtracks cost $19-$399 to license for commercial animation projects. If you want to skip this production cost, you can source free, legal music from Facebook’s sound collection or Incompetech.

3). Create The Script For Your Animation

Video Igniter is happy to help you create the script for your custom animation. But if you write the script yourself, you can save $500 for each 60 seconds of custom animation we create for you. Download our free script writing template to help you get started.

Create Custom Animation Script Template

4). Record The VoiceOver

Most voiceovers can be created and licensed for $50-$500. If you want to forego this production cost, you can record your own professional quality voiceover at home – for free! Don’t believe us? Check out 1:31 in this video to learn how.

5). Create The Storyboard

Storyboards cost $500 for each 60 seconds of animation that we create. Want to skip this production cost? You can create the storyboard yourself – no artistic experience needed! Download our free storyboard creation template and review the included storyboard creation guide to learn how to create your storyboard. Don’t worry, it doesn’t need to look perfect – we’ll take care of making sure your ideas look great when we create your custom animation.

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Still have questions about creating a custom animation?

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

Still have questions about creating a custom animation

What is Video Igniter Animation?

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

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

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

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


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

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Custom Animation Success Stories & Testimonials

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

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

Clair Simpson – VP Marketing,

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

Pat Henderson – Founder, Path8 Productions

“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


Create Custom Animation Success Stories & Testimonials

Get in touch!

Schedule a call to discuss your animated video project.

Get a quote for us to create your animated video.

Request access to our newest price sheet.

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

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