Make Animations

How To Make Animations

Do you want to make animations but don’t know how to get started? Video Igniter can make any kind of custom animation you can imagine! In this article, we’ll explain:

✅ How to use Video Igniter to make animations

✅ How much does it cost to make animations

✅ How long it take to make animations

✅ Plus – production budget saving tips!

Let’s dive in…

Examples of Animations Video Igniter Can Make For You

Video Igniter can make any kind of 2D or 3D animation for you. Check out our animation portfolio here. Request access to our demo reels and price sheet here.

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

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.

How To Use Video Igniter To Make Animations

Video Igniter uses a simple process to make an animation. This brief overview will help you understand what happens during each stage of the production process.

1). Get In Touch

How To Use Video Igniter To Make Animations

To get production started, use this page to contact us or with our production team. We will work with you to figure out what it’s going to take to create your dream video on time and on budget.

After we agree to production terms, we’ll spend some time getting to learn:

✅ Who is the target audience for your animation?

What visual style do you want us to use?

What do you want to communicate in your animation?

2). Script

Make Animations Script

Our writers develop a script that communicates your talking points in a way that resonates with your target audience. You review the script and send us feedback. We incorporate your edits and will continue to work with you to refine your script until you are thrilled with it.

3). Storyboard

Make Animations Storyboard

We turn your script into a storyboard. The storyboard acts as a blueprint for the illustrators and animators to follow when they make your video. Before we send them the storyboard, you get to review the document and request revisions until you approve the final version.

4). VoiceOver


You will receive voiceover auditions for each character in your video. Let us know which option(s) you prefer. We oversee the recording of the full voiceover and give you a chance to review it and request revisions before approving the audio for production.

5). Soundtrack


You will receive several soundtracks that we feel will enhance key moments in your animated video. Let us know which option(s) are your favorite and we’ll acquire the broadcast license to use the music in your animation.

6). Illustrations

Make Animations Illustrations

You will receive several pieces of concept art for your videos. Let our art director know which one you prefer. You can also collaborate with our art director to refine the details until the visual style is perfect. Then, we’ll create the rest of the illustrations for your animations and give you an opportunity to request edits before we animate the art.

7). Animation

Make Animations

Now that everything is approved, we can make your animations. We recommend reviewing the first draft of your animations with your internal team and members of your target audience. Collect everyone’s feedback and send it to us. We’ll make the revisions and render out the final versions of your animations.

How Much Does It Cost To Make Animations?

How Much Does It Cost To Make Animations

2D Animation: Most 2D animated videos cost $1,000-$10,000 to create 60-seconds of animation. Fancier, more detailed animation styles like frame-by-frame illustration can cost over $10,000/minute.

3D Animation: It usually costs at least $7,500 to make 60-seconds worth of 3D animation. For context, PIXAR-style animated movies cost over $1,000,000 for each 60 seconds of animation.

Want to learn how much it will cost to make your animations? Contact us to get a quote.

How Long Does It Take To Make Animations?

How Long Does It Take To Make Animations

In general, a 60-second 2D animated video takes 3-6 weeks to make. 3D animated videos take 2-4x longer to create. If you’re making multiple animated videos, it’s possible to produce all the content at once. However, depending on your budget and timeline, staggering the production and delivery of your videos can make your videos more affordable to produce.

Contact us to discuss timing and logistics for making your animated videos.

Need to make your videos fast? Ask us about rush delivery.

Budget Saving Tips For Making Animations

Budget Saving Tips For Making Animations

Are you looking for ways to save money when you make animations? Here are a few tips that can help you save over $1,000!

1). Make the scripts for your animations

Download our free script writing template to save over $500 off your production cost.

2). Make the storyboards for your animations

Download our free storyboard template to create the storyboard for your project and save another $500+.

3). Make the voiceover for your animations

Check out 1:31 in this video to learn how you can record professional quality voiceovers at home for free.

4). Use free music for your animations

Free, legal music is available via Incompetech and Facebook’s Sound Collection.

5). Don’t rush production

Allowing enough time for production without a rush delivery schedule means you’ll get a higher quality final product without having to pay extra rush delivery costs to expedite production.

For more cost-cutting tips, check out this companion article on making affordable animations.

Still have questions about making animations?

Do you have a question about making an 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?

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 animated video 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:


Looking For A U.S. Company To Make Animations?

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, 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



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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