It all starts with a kick-off call. We'll dig deep with questions about your customers, brand, and project to figure out the fundamentals and guide our animation work.
This is where we get into the nitty-gritty. We'll create or revise your script, create a creative brief, layout a storyboard of still images that plan out your animation, and provide you with style frames to show you a preview of the animation style we're going for.
Our team of expert illustrators, animators, and VFX artists will transform still screens into a moving work of art with a rousing musical score.
After any revisions and final approval, we'll help you come up with a game plan for launch day - and strategies to maximize your return on investment.
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Animation is about transcending the ordinary, and so are we. As an Ottawa animation studio, we combine our passions, creativity, and experience to craft a one-of-a-kind customer experience for our clients. How? Through powerful animations and vivid storytelling that entertains, inspires, and ignites audiences.
We’re always open to discuss any changes to your animation. All you have to do is drop us an email or give us a call. Each project includes a complimentary first round of changes, with additional changes at an additional cost.
Our animation studio is based in Ottawa, Canada, and has other animation offices in Toronto and Vancouver, with a team of skilled illustrators, animators, and visual effects (VFX) artists nationwide.
Any projects under $100k, require a 50% deposit upfront, with the other 50% due upon project completion. We want to make sure you’re fully satisfied with the final product before the final payment. Any projects over $100k, custom payment terms are provided.
We create 2D and 3D animation, as well as VFX, for any brand objectives and storytelling. From B2B to B2C, diverse industries use animation for brand videos, corporate videos, explainer videos, product videos, and more.
Yes! We offer free storage of illustrator files for up to 6 months for each project, and you can purchase them at an additional cost. This cost will also include the hard drive and shipping fees.
Absolutely. Most of our clients prefer working remotely with us. We often correspond through email, phone calls, or video calls – but we're flexible. Want to meet face-to-face? Happy to do so! Let us know how you envision working together, and we can make it happen.
Upon final delivery of each project, we ensure that you have all the correct outputs for distribution. We can also assist you with the distribution strategy for an additional cost. This process usually involves collaborating with another agency or marketing consultant specialized in your industry and distribution methods to create a game plan to optimize your investment.
While the process depends on each animation project’s unique requirements, we maintain a simple yet thorough creative process. Typically, our animation process looks like this: Kick-Off Call - We always initiate the creative process for animation with a 60-minute kick-off call to apprehend your business goals and determine any project details. Research & Development – We start with questions. We do thorough due diligence by inquiring about the ins and outs, the ups and downs, to get to the crux of your brand identity and character. We use this to guide our story development. Script Reviewal & Creative Brief – We review the script, suggest any necessary changes, and formulate a creative brief with a logistical game plan to execute your project. Storyboarding & Styling – We provide you with a storyboard of still images for approval once you sign off on the script. Here, we show you various style frames for a visual preview of the intended animation style. Voice Over Recordings – With a roster of experienced voice artists, we bring the script to life with state-of-the-art audio equipment to capture everything we need to create the story mapped out in our creative brief. We also welcome any suggestions for voice artists should you require a particular gender, nationality, or age. Animation Production - This is the fun part. Our Ottawa Animation Studio team of talented illustrators, animators, and VFX artists forge their skills by merging professional voice recordings, stunning visual effects, graphics, and musical scores into your dynamic and entertaining animation. Through skillful editing, rendering, exporting, mixing, and mastering, your animation emerges. Presentation & Revisions - We present the animation's first draft on Frame.io. Together we exchange thoughts and constructive points about any revisions or changes necessary to create a flawless animation that absorbs your audience. Launch & Market - Last but certainly not least, we export and send you the finalized animation. We are also happy to assist you with distribution by developing a strategy that harnesses your investment and accomplishes your objectives.
Typically, our clients request animation video files in .mp4 or .mov format.
Each project typically takes our Ottawa Animation Studio between 4-6 weeks to complete. Depending on each client's unique needs, we can always finalize the animation sooner or later. Just give us a shout, and we’re happy to accommodate.
If you request the illustrator files, we can ship them to you on a hard drive upon project completion. However, if you express a need for the illustrator files before project completion and we outlined special arrangements for this, we can proceed accordingly.