Make Video Animations

How To Make Video Animations With Video Igniter

Do you want to make video animations but aren’t sure how to get started? Video Igniter can make any kind of custom animated video for you. The best part is, you don’t need to have any video production experience! If you can describe the animation you want, Video Igniter can create it for you.

In this article we’ll explain:

  • How Video Igniter makes animations for you.
  • How long it takes to make video animations.
  • How much it costs to make video animations
  • And tips to help you save money off your video production budget

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

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 animations.





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 make video animations with Video Igniter?

Here’s a quick overview of the animated video production process so that you can get an idea of how easy it is for Video Igniter to make video animations for you.

How to make video animations with Video Igniter

1). Contact Us

When you’re ready for us to start making your animation, contact us with details about your project or with our production team. We’ll work with you to develop a production plan to create your dream video on time and on budget.

We’ll also spend some time learning:

  • Who is the target audience for your animation?
  • What do you want to communicate in your animation?
  • What do you want people to do when they’re done watching your animation?
  • What visual style do you want us to use to make your animation?

2). Script

Make Video Animations Script

You can provide the script for your animation or we can make it for you. You can download our free script writing template to help you write the first draft of your script.

If we create your script, we’ll send the first draft to you to review as soon as it’s ready. When you review the script, make sure that it addresses all of your key talking points in a way that resonates with your target audience. If you have any notes for us to revise certain parts, let us know! Otherwise, we’ll proceed to the next stage of making your video animation.

3). Storyboard

Make Video Animations Storyboard

The next step in making your video animations is to turn the script into a storyboard. You can take on this phase of the production process or our team can handle it for you (download our free storyboard template here).

A storyboard is like a blueprint for your animations. It tells the illustrators and animators what they should create for every sentence of your script.

If we create your storyboard for you, we’ll share it with you to get your feedback. Your goal is to review the storyboard to ensure the instructions have enough information for the illustrators and animators to know what they are supposed to create. If there are any details we left out, let us know and we’ll incorporate your notes.

4). VoiceOver

VoiceOver

Our team will select several voice actors that would be appropriate to record the voiceover for your animation. We’ll send you several voiceover auditions to listen to. Give them a listen and let us know which one you like best. We’ll hire that artist to record the full voiceover and share the full recording with you to review. You can request edits or approve the recording as-is.

5). Soundtrack

Soundtrack

You will also receive several soundtrack options for your animation. Give them a listen and let us know which one you prefer. Then, we’ll purchase the broadcast license so that we can legally use the music when we make your video animations.

6). Illustrations

Make Video Animations Concept Art

The art creation process begins by creating concept art. You will receive several pieces of concept art to review. Let our art director know which one you like best. You can also collaborate with the art director to refine the details of your preferred visual concept.

Make Video Animations Illustrations

After we get the visual style perfect for your animations, we’ll create all of the custom art for your videos. You get an opportunity to review all of the illustrations and request edits before we make your video animations.

7). Animation

Make Video Animations

Now that everything is approved, it’s time to make your video animations. As soon as the first draft is ready, we’ll share the animations with you so you can review them with your team and members of your target audience. Collect everyone’s feedback and share it with us. We’ll incorporate your revisions and render out the final draft of your video animations.

What does it cost to make make video animations with Video Igniter?

What does it cost to make make video animations with Video Igniter

2D video animations usually cost between $1,500-$10,000 for each 60-seconds of animation. Making longer animations or multiple video animations can potentially get you a production discount.

Get a quote for your video animations.

How long does it take to make video animations with Video Igniter?

How long does it take to make video animations with Video Igniter

Most video animations can be made within 3-8 weeks. 3D video animations tend to take 2-4x more time to make. Rush delivery animation is available if you need to speed up production.

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

How to save money when making video animations?

How to save money when making video animations

1). Start production early

When possible, try to start production as early as you can to avoid rushing production. Rush delivery production costs can increase your production budget by 25%-50% or more!

2). Provide the voiceover for your animations

Voiceovers can cost $50-$500 or more for each video animation we make. You can skip this production cost by recording the voiceover yourself. You don’t need to buy any expensive equipment or professional software. Just watch 1:31 in this video to learn how to record professional quality voiceovers at home for free.

3). Make the scripts and storyboards for your animations

Making the scripts and storyboards for your video animations can save you $1,000 or more off of your production costs. Download our free script writing template and storyboard template to help guide you through the process of making them yourself.

4). Use free, legal music

Broadcast licenses for music usually fall within a $50-$1,000 range for most stock soundtracks. You can avoid this production cost by sourcing free music from Incompetech or Facebook’s Sound Collection.

Still have questions about how to make video animations?

Do you have a question about making video animations 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!

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

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

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.

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

 

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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