Script To Animation

Script To Animation

Do you want to turn your script into an animation but aren’t sure how to make it happen? You’re in the right place! Video Igniter’s guide to “Script To Animation” production services has answers to all of your questions including:

  • How do I turn my script into a custom animation?
  • What does it cost to turn my script into an animation?
  • How do I write my script?
  • How long does it take to turn my script into an animation?

All that, plus tips to help you save money on your production budget when you use a script to animation video production service! But first, let’s take a look at examples of animations Video Igniter can create when you hire us to turn your script into an animation.

Script To Animation Examples

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

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

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


How do I turn my script into a custom animation?

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If you haven’t written your script yet, scroll down to the section titled, “How do I write my script?” Check that out then come back here when you’re ready. For everyone else, let’s take a quick look at the production process so you understand what’s involved when you use a script to animation video production service.

1). Get a Quote

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Contact a few different companies to get a quote for your project. Mention that you are providing the script and want to get it turned into an animation. This will help you get a discounted price on your quote.

After you decide on a production company to create your video, you will receive a production agreement and an invoice for 50% of your production budget.

2). Review The Script

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Now that production is underway, send us your animated video script if you haven’t already. We’ll review it and provide feedback for you to consider before we start turning your script into an animation.

If you have ideas for the visuals, we recommend sharing your ideas along with the script. If not, no worries, we’ll take care of that during the next stage of production.

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You can provide a version of your script with visual notes to explain what you want to show in the animation.

When you’re 100% happy with the script, let us know it’s locked in and we’ll start creating your animation.

3). Storyboard

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The next step in a script to animation production workflow is to create a storyboard. The storyboard acts like a visual blueprint for our animation team. It tells our producers what kind of animation to create for every part of your script.

Give the storyboard a thorough review to ensure it includes all the information our team will need to accurately create every scene in your animation. If needed, we can include photo and video references to show our designers what something is supposed to look like.

4). Illustrations

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Video Igniter’s art director will review your brand guidelines, select a scene from your storyboard and use that information to create custom concept art for your animation. Let the art director know which concept is your favorite. You can also collaborate with our art director to revise and refine the visual details until everything looks perfect.

script to animation illustrations

Then, our team will create all of the custom illustrations needed for your animation! You get an opportunity to review all the art and request edits before approving it for production.

5). VoiceOver


You will receive several voiceover auditions for your animation. Give them a listen and let us know which is your favorite. We’ll share your script with the artist you selected and hire them to record the voiceover for your animation. You get an opportunity to listen to the full recording and request edits before approving the audio for production.

6). Soundtrack


Music is a great way to help bring your script to life. It’s helps set the tone and energy in your animation and can be used to emphasize key moments. Our team will select a few soundtrack options to share with you. Give them a listen and let us know which is your favorite. We’ll take care of acquire the proper license so that we have the rights to legally use the music when we turn your script into an animation.

7). Animation

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Now that everything is approved, it’s time to turn you script into an animation! If your animation is 1 minute long, it will take us about 1-2 weeks to create the first draft of your animation. As soon as it’s ready, you will receive a link to download your animation. Give it a review with your team (and ideally, members of your target audience). Collect everyone’s feedback and share it with us. We’ll integrate your feedback and render out the final draft of your animation.

What does it cost to turn my script into an animation?

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This is a big topic – you can get a full break down in this article about “Animation Cost.”

To give you a brief run down, when you provide the script for your animation project, you typically get a $500-$1000 discount off the price of each minute of animation you want produced. When this discount is factored in, the typical cost to create 1 minute of 2D animation is between $1,500-$10,000.

Fancier forms of 2D animation (known as cel animation) can cost more than $10,000 to create each minute of content.

3D animation tends to cost 2-4x more to create than 3D animation.

Get a quote for your script to animation project.

How do I write my script?

how to write animation script

Two tips for all people that want to create a script and turn it into an animation:

1). Download our free script writing template. It will guide you through creating the structure for your animation.

2). Review Video Igniter’s script writing resources.

How long does it take to turn my script into an animation?

script to animation production timeline

After you finalize your script, the rest of the production process to create your animation takes about 3-7 weeks. Projects longer than 90 seconds or projects that use 3D animation or cel animation will take additional time to complete.

Want to figure out the production timeline for your project? Send us a message.

Need to speed up production to meet a deadline? Video Igniter offers rush delivery.

Script To Animation Budget Saving Tips

Combine these tips to save $500 or more off the cost of using a script to animation production service:

1). Create The Storyboard

Creating the script for your project can save you $500-$1,000 off the cost of your animation project. You can save an additional $500 off the cost of a 60 second animated video by creating the storyboard for your animation. Download our free storyboard creation template and review the included storyboard creation guide to learn how to create a storyboard.

Script To Animation Budget Saving Tips

2). Record The VoiceOver

It costs between $50-$500 to record and license each voiceover artist for an animation project. Check out 1:31 in this video to see how you can record professional quality voiceover’s at home for free! No need to buy any equipment or software.

3). Start Production ASAP

Script to animation projects take at least a few weeks to do the job right. Rush delivery is available if you need to speed up production. However, rush delivery can increase your production budget by 25%-50% or more! We recommend starting production as soon as possible so you don’t need to pay extra rush delivery costs.

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4). Use Royalty Free Music

Stock soundtrack licenses start at $19 and can go well over $399. If you don’t want to pay music licensing costs when you turn your script into an animation, you can source royalty free music for your project from sites like Incompetech and Facebook’s Sound Collection.

Still have questions about script to animation services?

Do you have a question about script to animation production services 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.

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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 our explainer video on our homepage 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,

“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

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