If you’re thinking of creating an animation for your business or organization, this is a good place to start.

You’ll have a better idea of what to expect and how long each step takes.

We want to know what it is you want to convey to your audience and we’ll work with you to determine an overall style for your video.

Once we have an idea of your vision and budget, we’ll map out a quote tailored to your company or organization’s needs.

The script is, without a doubt, the most important part of any animation.  Great animation will not save a bad script.

Remember that.

We like to keep our videos as short as possible and would suggest you keep this in mind as you develop your script.  A brief, impactful two minute video or animation is much more likely to be viewed in its entirety, get your entire message across and resonate with your audience than a longer video.  There’s no hard and fast rule but, generally, promotional videos are shorter in length than educational videos.  Regardless of the type of video you’re interested in creating, we recommend   sticking to approximately 150-160 words per minute of video.  As you’ll soon discover, that’s not a lot of words.  But, this allows for your script to flow nicely over the course of your video without sounding rushed.

For more help crafting your own message, here’s a quick cheat sheet to get you started with your own science story.  Simply hover over the PDF below to expand, read and download.

If the thought of writing your own script makes your head hurt, we’ll happily take on that responsibility for you!

This is where we make sure we’re on the same page in terms of your vision and your concept.  You are free to make suggestions during any part of the process.  Be aware that the cost of full scale revisions will be built into the final cost of your animation.

To get a sense of what our storyboards look like, take a look at some of our case studies.  They’re included at the end of the write-up.

Our clients generally provide us with voice over.  In some cases, researchers have narrated their own stories and sent us the voice files.  If you choose to do this, please consider using a professional studio.

If you’d prefer someone else do the talking, we strongly suggest hiring a professional voice artist.  It’s not as expensive as you might think, and will play a big role in how professional your video looks and sounds.

This company is regarded as one of the best in the business.

Voices.com

After we have audio in place all the fun starts!  The level of complexity of your video will ultimately determine how long this process takes.

Seriously, unless you (or someone on your team) has extensive experience using common animation software (like Flash or After Effects), you’d best let us handle this one.

Lastly, we’ll put the finishing touches on your animation.

You’d be amazed at how a few sound effects can transform an animation.  We’ll also find (if it’s appropriate) musical accompaniment for your video.

There you have it.  Hopefully, you have a better understanding of the process.

Questions?

We’re here to help you bring your story to life.

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