Professional Animation

Unleash the Power of Professional Animation: Elevate Your Visual Storytelling

If you’re interested in hiring a professional animator or want to get a professional animation produced, you’re in the right place! Video Igniter’s comprehensive guide to creating professional animations teaches you everything you need to know about how to work with animators to create a custom animated video. In this guide, you’ll learn:

✅  The benefits of hiring a professional animation team.

✅  What to expect during the production process.

✅  What to look for when hiring a professional animator.

✅  How long it takes to make a professional animation.

✅  What it costs to make a professional animation.

✅  And tips to lower your production cost.

Let’s dive in!

Examples of Professional Animations You Can Get From Video Igniter

Video Igniter can create any kind of 2D or 3D animated video for you. Check out the example videos below.

To start your project contact us, schedule a call with our production team or request access to our new pricing page.

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.


Benefits of Hiring a Professional Animation Team

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Animation Team

Quality and Expertise

Professional animators possess the skills, experience, and technical know-how to deliver high-quality animations that make your animation stand out.

Enhanced Brand Identity

Professional animation teams can help you establish a unique brand identity through consistent visual storytelling and cohesive animations.

Engaging and Memorable Content

Professional animators create animations that captivate audiences, leaving a lasting impression and drive brand recall. They can also help bring fresh ideas, unique perspectives, and innovative techniques to create visually stunning animations that internal teams struggle to conceive.

Professional Animation Engaging and Memorable Content

Tailored and Customized Approach

Professional animators work closely with clients to understand your goals, target audience, and brand aesthetics, resulting in animations that align precisely with your vision and brand identity.

Time and Efficiency

Working with professionals saves time and ensures a streamlined production process, allowing businesses to focus on their core objectives.

Professional Animation Time And Efficiency

What to look for when hiring a professional animator?

Portfolio & Production Samples

Before hiring a professional animator, the first thing you want to look at is their animation portfolio. Check to see if they’ve produced videos with a similar visual style or level of detail that you want to feature in your animated video. If you don’t see relevant examples, feel free to get in touch with the animator to see if they have production examples in their archives to share with you.

Professional Animation Portfolio

Communication & Collaboration

Ask your producer what their communication and collaboration style is like. Look for a production partner that keeps you in the loop when your feedback is needed to ensure your video achieves the desired outcomes.


Be sure to check for testimonials to see if the animation company provides professional customer service to their clients.

Professional Animation Testimonials


Get a quote for your animation to see if it works with your production budget.


Review the production terms for your project. How many revisions are included? Some studios only include 1-2 rounds of revisions in the price they quote you. Video Igniter’s projects include unlimited revisions for most projects.

Project Timeline

Professional Animation Project Timeline

When does your project need to be completed by? Professional animations take weeks or months to create. If you have a short deadline, ask if your production partner offers rush delivery animation to speed up the creation of your animation.

What is the production process like to create a professional animation?

After you’ve selected a professional animator for your project, here’s an overview of what you can expect during the animation process:

Kick Off Call / Questionnaire

What is the production process like to create a professional animation

Production starts with a and or a questionnaire to help us learn:

✅  Who is your target audience?

✅  What key talking points do you want to convey?

✅  What action do you want viewers to take after they finish watching your animation?

✅  What visual style do you want to use for your professional animation?


Professional Animation Script

We use the information from the kick off call / questionnaire to develop a script that conveys your key talking points to your target audience in a way that resonates with them.  You will receive the first draft of the script so that you can provide feedback and request edits. Our writing team will incorporate your revisions and share the updated script with you to request further edits or approve for production.


Professional Animation Storyboard

Now it’s time to turn your script into a storyboard. A storyboard is like a blueprint for your animation. It provides clear documentation to the illustrators and animators so they know what to create for each part of your script. You will receive a draft of the storyboard to review and request edits. After we integrate your revisions, you will get another opportunity to review the storyboard and request edits or approve the document for production.



You will receive several voiceover auditions for your professional animation. Give them a listen and let us know which one you prefer. Then, we’ll oversee the recording of the full voiceover. You will get an opportunity to review the full voiceover and request edits. Once the voiceover is approved, we’ll secure the broadcast license so that you can legally use the audio recording in your video.



Our team will select multiple soundtracks that compliment your animation. Give them a listen and let us know which option(s) you prefer. Then, we’ll purchase the broadcast license(s) so that you can legally use the music in your video.


You will receive multiple pieces of concept art from our art director. Let us know which concept you prefer and whether or not you want to make any refinements to the visual style before approving that concept art.

Professional Animation Illustrations

Then, our illustration team will use the approved art as a style reference to create all of the details for your video. You get an opportunity to review the art and request edits before approving the all of the illustrations for production.


Professional Animation Animator

Now that everything is approved, we can create your professional animation. After we finish our work, we’ll send you the first draft to review. We recommend reviewing it with your internal team and members of your target audience. Organize everyone’s feedback and send it to us. We will incorporate your revisions and then render out the final draft of your video.

How much does a professional animation cost?

How much does a professional animation cost

Professional animation budgets range widely. Here are a few data points:

✔️  You can get high quality animated videos produced for $3,000-$10,000 for a 2D, 60 second animation.

✔️  3D animation can cost 2-4x more.

✔️  Commercial animation for TV ads can easily cost $25,000 or more for a 30 second spot.

✔️  Pixar-quality animation costs over $1,000,000 per minute to create.

✅  Get a quote for your animated video.

How long does it take to make a professional animation?

How long does it take to make a professional animation?

Most short, 2D animated videos (30-120 seconds) can be produced in 2-8 weeks. 3D animated videos take 2-4x more time to produce. Long animated videos and animated video series take months or years to produce.

Want to figure out how long it will take to make your professional animation? Send a message to our production team or .

How to save money when making a professional animation?

How to save money when making a professional animation

1). Write the script for your video instead of hiring the professional animation team to create it for you. Download our free scriptwriting template.

2). Create the storyboard for your video instead of hiring us to create it for you. Download our free storyboard template.

3). Use free (legal) music from Incompetech or Facebook’s sound collection.

4). Record your own voiceover for free.

5). Consider using stock assets like icons, photos, clip art and 3D models to save time and money.

Still have questions about professional animation?

Do you have a question about professional 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 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:


Looking For A Professional Animation Company In The U.S.?

Video Igniter is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

Professional Animation 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

Get in touch to start creating your professional animation!

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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