Make Explainer Video

Make an Explainer Video With Video Igniter

Do you want to work with an animator to make an explainer video but aren’t sure how to get started? Video Igniter is the easiest way to make custom animated explainer videos. All you need to do is describe the animation you want and sit back while Video Igniter does all the work for you.

In this article, we’ll explain:

  • How Video Igniter makes explainer videos for you
  • How much is costs to make an explainer video
  • How long it takes to make an explainer video
  • 5 ways you can save money on your explainer video production budget

But first, let’s take a look at some examples of explainer videos that Video Igniter can make for you!

Examples of Explainer Videos That Video Igniter Can Make For You

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

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 Does Video Igniter Make Explainer Videos?

1). Contact Us

When you’re ready to start production, send us a message with details about your video project or with our production team. We’ll work with you to develop a production plan that works for your timeline and budget.

 

2). Script

The first step to making your explainer video is to create the script. You can provide the script for your video or we can make it for you. If we make the script for your explainer video, we’ll send you a brief questionnaire to help us learn what you want to communicate in your video and who your target audience is.

You will receive a notification when it’s time to review the first draft of your script. Use Video Igniter’s online production dashboard to share your feedback and revision requests.

Make Explainer Video Script

We’ll update your script and send you a notification when the updated script is ready for you to review. If you love it as-is, mark it as approved and we’ll proceed to the next stage of the production process; otherwise, let us know what additional revisions you’d like to see incorporated into your script.

3). Storyboard

Next, we’ll create a storyboard for your animation. The storyboard acts as a blueprint to inform the illustrators and animators what they’re supposed to create for each sentence in your script.

You will receive an email notification when the first draft of your storyboard is ready to review. Use Video Igniter’s online production dashboard to share your feedback for each slide of the storyboard.

Make Explainer Video Storyboard

We’ll incorporate your revisions and notify you when the updated storyboard is ready for you to review. Mark it as approved if you love it as-is. Otherwise, we’ll continue to work with you to update the storyboard until you love it.

4). VoiceOver

You will receive multiple voiceover auditions for your explainer video. Use Video Igniter’s online production dashboard to listen to the auditions and select your favorite voice actor.

VoiceOver

Video Igniter will oversee the recording of the full voiceover and notify you when it is ready to review. You can approve the voiceover as-is or request a rerecording for parts of the audio.

5). Soundtrack

Around the time you receive your voiceover auditions, you will also receive a notification to review several soundtrack options for your explainer video. Use Video Igniter’s online production dashboard to listen to the different soundtrack options and select the one you like best. Our team will then secure the broadcast license for the music so we can legally use it when we make your explainer video.

Soundtrack

6). Illustrations

Making the art for your explainer video starts with creating concept art. Our art direct or will create multiple original visual concepts for your explainer video. You will receive a notification when the concepts are ready to review.

Make Explainer Video Concept Art

Use Video Igniter’s online production dashboard to indicate which concept you like best. You can also collaborate with our art director to refine your preferred visual concept until all of the details are perfect. Then the art director will oversee the creation of all of the custom illustrations for your explainer video.

Make Explainer Video Illustrations

Use Video Igniter’s online production dashboard to share your feedback for each image that was created for your explainer video. We’ll incorporate your revisions and send the updated art back to you to review and approve for production.

7). Animation

Now that the script, storyboard, voiceover, illustrations and soundtrack are approved, it’s time for Video Igniter to make your explainer video! You will receive a notification as soon as the first draft is ready to review.

Make Explainer Video Animation

Use Video Igniter’s online dashboard to review your the first draft of your animation and share your feedback with our production team. We will incorporate your revisions and render out the final draft of your explainer video for you to use.

What does it cost to make explainer videos?

What does it cost to make explainer videos

Most 2D explainer videos can be made for $1,500-$7,500. Some styles of 2D animation, like cel animation, require a higher budget to create. 3D explainer videos cost 2-4x more to create.

What to figure out your production budget? Contact us to get a quote or request access to our price sheet.

How long does it take to make an explainer video?

How long does it take to make an explainer video

Most 2D explainer videos can be made in 4-8 weeks. 3D explainer videos take 2-4x more time to make.

Rush delivery is available if you want to make your video faster.

Want to figure out how long it will take to make your explainer video? Contact us with details about your video project and goals.

How to save money when you make an explainer video

How to save money when you make an explainer video

These ideas can save you thousands of dollars off the cost of making your explainer video:

1). Start Production Early

Rushing production can increase your production costs by 25%-50% or more. We recommend starting production as soon as possible to avoid rushing production and increasing your production cost.

2). Make the Script For Your Explainer Video

Make the Script For Your Explainer Video

Video Igniter is happy to help you write the script for your video. That being said, you can save $500 or more off the cost of your explainer video by writing the script yourself. Download our free script writing template to help you create the first draft of your script.

3). Make the Storyboard For Your Explainer Video

We can also help you create the storyboard for your explainer video – but if you want to create it yourself, you can save $500 or more off the cost of making your explainer video. Download our free storyboard template here.

Make the Storyboard For Your Explainer Video

4). Record the VoiceOver For Your Explainer Video

Did you know it’s possible to record professional quality voiceovers for free? That’s right! No expensive equipment or fancy software is needed. Just watch 1:31 in this video to learn how you can record your own professional quality voiceovers at home for free.

5). Use Free, Legal Music

Most stock soundtracks cost between $50-$500 to license for an explainer video. You can skip this production cost by downloading free, legal music from Incompetech or Facebook’s sound collection.

Use Free, Legal Music

Still have questions about how to make an explainer video?

Do you have a question about how to make an explainer video 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.

Watch the 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 Explainer Video Production Company In The U.S.?

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Explainer Video Success Stories & Testimonials

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

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

Clair Simpson – VP Marketing, Repool.com

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

Pat Henderson – Founder, Path8 Productions

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

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

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

Alex Raymond – Founder, Kapta Systems

 

Explainer Video Success Stories & Testimonials

Get in touch to make your explainer video!

Schedule a call to discuss your animated video project.

Get a quote for us to create your animated video.

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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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