How long does a video take?

images (11)Without doubt, this is one of the most commonly asked questions about our process. The answer is not as simple as you would think and it’s not because we like to be vague.

How Many Revisions Do I Get?

Once the script is approved, the story board (pictures) gets put together.  Then we send you the storyboard.  You get the first revision in terms of taking out pictures/scenes. We send it back to you a second time and that’s it.

The Components of a Video

No matter what type of video you make, these are the common elements to almost all videos as well as our process. It is important to note that the video production is a linear process. This means that we cannot do one step before the one before is completed:

Script writing
Voice over production
Story boarding
Here is our delivery time & process for each step

Script writing – 2 business days from your interview with our script writer. If revisions are required, those revisions will be delivered 1 business day from when you provide them to our script writer.

Voice over production – 1-2 business days from the script being approved by you.
Story boarding – 10 business days to produce a full story board (like this) from the time you approve the voice over.

Animation – 20 business days from the time you approve the story board for a cartoon video, or 15 business days from the time you approve the story board for a whiteboard video.
Revisions on any of the above – 2-3 business days.

So what causes a variation in timing?

There are two things that cause timelines to change:

1) How long you take to provide feedback on various aspects of production (script, voice over, story board and the finished product).

download (11)Some clients we deal with are a one-man-startup and feedback comes back straight away. Other clients have a marketing guy, a CEO and the legal department who all have to sign off.

These clients can take weeks to get approval on each of the stages, not taking into account the time we need to actually do the work. So the speed of turn around times is one of the things that causes large differences in delivery time.

2) How many revisions you request at each stage of production.

Obviously the fewer times we have to revise something, the less time it will take to get your video. Some clients want the script revised twice, the story board revised twice and the animation tweaked over and over. Other clients require few or no changes.

We are happy so long as you are happy, but no two clients, stories or videos are alike. We are literally making a custom piece of art for you in a very subjective realm.

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