Whiteboard animation saw a high soar in uptake over the last 5 years due to its engaging visuals and flexible format that can be adapted to almost any message. Useful for explaining complex messages in simple terms as well as bringing dry messaging to life, whiteboard animations have revolutionised how we view animated business videos and digital video marketing. We have produced many different versions, including live whiteboard drawings, shot and filmed in real-time as well as digitally created versions that can move like regular 2D animation.
A whiteboard video doesn’t have to be complicated. The most important thing is to know what you want to achieve and what your messages are. With that information we can do the rest; we’ll produce a great script, a storyboard, draw up perfect images and animate it all together with music, sound effects, and voice-over. We even have easy to fill out brief questionnaires to help you define exactly what you looking for. Ask us about it on the form above!
The cost varies as whiteboard animations can be as simple or as complex as you’d like. They can be made with hand-drawn images, actually using marker pens on whiteboards and filmed on a timelapse or they can be created digitally. Simpler animations are infographics or icon-based animations, anything with more movement or detail tends to take longer to make and so costs more. The cost will also depend on whether your business animation company has in-house capabilities, if they have to farm the work out to a freelancer then the cost can be higher to ensure they still make money on the project after paying the additional staff. At Gnu, a ballpark cost for our simplest whiteboard animation would start at £2000 +VAT for 30 seconds.
Whiteboard animation is a style of video designed to look like the content is being hand-drawn on a school whiteboard or white background. It’s a particularly popular way to communicate more complex information using simple graphics that are easy to understand.
All whiteboard video animation services vary in their production time, depending on how experienced they are and how bespoke their service is. We offer a range of animation formats so turnaround can vary from 2 – 6 weeks. We do offer an expedited service for an additional cost so your 2D animation could be produced within just a few days. Call or email us to find out more.
There’s a wide variety of options out there for whiteboard animation studios. Here are our top 3 hacks to finding the best one that guarantees a great video for a great price.
1. Check their portfolio, not just the ones on their site but ask to see their favourite animations and you will get a feel for their passion and their range of skills.
2. Ask about their pre-production process. They should have a structured system along with production schedules and clear milestones during production. It’s industry-standard practice, don’t take any flannel.
3. Ask about their software preferences. If it’s freeware or not industry-standard then keep looking as chances are they don’t have the experience you need to create something special. But seeing as you’re already here, I guess the search for a great animation company is over eh?