Make Animation GIF

Make Animation GIF

Do you want to make a custom designed animation GIF but don’t know how to do it yourself? Video Igniter’s animation team can help you make any kind of custom animated GIF you can imagine. In this article, we’ll explain how to make a custom animation GIF using Video Igniter, how long it takes to make an animation GIF, what it costs and how to save money on your production budget.
Make A Custom Animation GIF

How To Make A Custom Animation GIF

1). Contact Video Igniter To Get Started

Send us a message about the animation GIF you want to create. Or, you can . Our goal is to learn what you want to create and come up with a plan to help you create your GIF on time and on budget.

How To Make A Custom Animation GIF

After we agree on production terms, we’ll send you an invoice for half of the production price of your animation GIF. Then, we’ll reconnect to learn a few more specifics about the GIF you want us to create. Specifically:

❓ Who is the target audience for your GIF?

❓ What do you want to show and convey in your animation?

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

2). Concept Development

Make Animation GIF Concept Development

We’ll develop a written concept and or some sketches to illustrate what we are going to show in your animation. We’ll review the concept with you and update it according to your feedback until you love it.

3). Create The Storyboard For Your Animation GIF

Make Animation GIF Storyboard

Next, we’ll flesh out the concept into a storyboard that thoroughly documents all the details the animation team needs to make your animation GIF come to life.

4). Concept Art

Make Animation GIF Concept Art

You will receive multiple pieces of concept art for your animation GIF. Our art director will review the concepts with you and collaborate with you to refine your preferred visual concept until you love it. Then, we’ll create any remaining images for your animation using the approved visual style.

5). Animate Your GIF

Animate Your GIF

Once the illustrations are complete, our team can animate your GIF. We’ll review the GIF with you and collect your feedback so that we can make any final revisions and refinements before we render out the final, high resolution version of your animation GIF.

What Does It Cost To Make An Animation GIF?

What Does It Cost To Make An Animation GIF

Custom animation GIFs typically cost a few hundred dollars each. More complicated 2D and 3D animated GIFs can cost over $1,000. Most animators avoid creating short animated GIFs because it’s a lot of project management work for such a short project. You can get a lot of cost savings by creating multiple animation GIFs all at once.

Get a quote for your animation GIF.

How Long Does It Take To Make An Animation GIF?

How Long Does It Take To Make An Animation GIF

Most animation GIFs can be made within a few days or weeks – depending on the complexity of the animation.

Contact us with details about the animation GIF you want to create and we’ll create a production timeline for you.

How To Save Money When Making An Animation GIF?

How To Save Money When Making An Animation GIF

1). Develop the concept for your GIF.

Video Igniter is happy to work with you to develop the script for your animation GIF. However, if you create the concept yourself instead of hiring us to create it for you, you can save money on your animation GIF’s production cost.

2). Create the storyboard for your animation GIF.

Same idea for the storyboard – we’re happy to create the storyboard for your animation for you. But if you create it yourself, you can save money on your production budget. Download our free storyboard template here.

Create the storyboard for your animation GIF

3). Use a simple animation style.

Using a detailed and intricate visual isn’t always needed. Classic flat animation design is still fantastic for capturing and holding attention while people watch your animation GIF.

Deep Dive: Check out this companion article for more tips on how to create affordable animation.

Still have questions about making an animated GIF?

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

Still have questions?

What is Video Igniter Animation?

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

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

Do you want to create an animated cryptocurrency video or an animated blockchain explainer video that explains how your technology works? We can help with that too.

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:

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

Looking For An Animation GIF Company In The U.S.?

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Animation Success Stories & Testimonials

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

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

Clair Simpson – VP Marketing,

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

Pat Henderson – Founder, Path8 Productions

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

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

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

Alex Raymond – Founder, Kapta Systems


Success Stories & Testimonials

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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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