Animated Video

We make animated videos for a wide variety of clients in all types of industries across the world. From retail to finance, construction, IT, charity, healthcare and beyond, we work with them to design and create animated videos that inspire their audience and achieve their objective.

And we’ll do the same for you. Together, we’ll create an animated video that truly works. Whether you want it to increase traffic and conversions, or encourage a change in public opinion, or something else. We’ll work with you every step of the way, from writing the script to storyboards, visual styles, sound and animation. That’s the kind of video production company we are.

Happy clients

Curveball Client 5 Star Review

“A very talented company which I highly recommend! Volvo Group UK will definitely be looking to work alongside Curveball Media in the future.”

Volvo

“Working with the Curveball Media team was stress-free! They were quick to understand our needs and to develop an animated video which turned out to be extremely well received throughout the company. They kept us in the loop every step of the way which made my life easier, and their creative input is second to none. I would definitely recommend Curveball Media and I look forward to working with them on upcoming projects.”

Airbus

A great creative agency who came up with a new concept animation for us to use across our marketing channels, at conferences/exhibitions, on our website, and the assets are being integrated into some of our marketing collateral.”

Discovery Channel

The animation produced by Curveball for our Home from Hospital charity campaign was extremely personal, professional and of a fantastic quality. The content produced and their expert feel for promotion has helped make our campaign a success, and their positive attitude and efficient reporting has been very impressive. Highly recommended. ”

Royal Voluntary Service

“Curveball were fantastic at every point. The end result was a beautiful, inspiring and emotive animation which resonated at Davos and beyond (over 3 million views in 3 days on social media). We were delighted!”

The Wellcome Trust

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You know your brand, your audience, your product and service, and what you want to say and achieve. We know how to design and make animated videos that truly work.

From writing the script to the look and feel, storyboards, voiceovers, sound and animation, we do it all. And your schedule will show you the stages, deliverables and sign off dates, so you know what to expect and when.

Our guide has more detail about each step of the process, examples of visual styles, lead times and prices.

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FAQs about animated videos

What is an animated video?

It may sound obvious but technically it could be any video that is entirely animated from start to finish. But there is some overlap. Avatar, for example, is 99% animated, but it also includes some live action film. But you wouldn’t call that a video. It’s a feature film.

What we mean by animated videos are animated explainer videos: which explain something in about 90 seconds using animation. (If it’s not an explainer, it’s an ad, which promotes something.) That’s not to say you can’t use live action in an animated explainer or other media, you can. It just depends on what you want to achieve.

Should it be 2D animation or 3D animation?

This is a bit of a trick question, because what really matters is identifying what you want to say in animation and then choosing the most appropriate technique to deliver the message. It may be that 2D animation is the best technique, best suited to your bran, your audience and your objective.

On the other hand, it could just as easily be 3D computer animation or even a mix of 2D or 3D and live action film. We figure this out with you as we go through the production process. When we understand what you want to achieve we can explore which techniques and creative options are most appropriate.

How long should an animated video be?

Another trick question… It needs to be as long as it needs to be to get your message across. Although we don’t recommend anything longer than 90 seconds by default unless there’s a very good reason to make it longer. And we don’t recommend that because the purpose of the animated videos we make is usually to drive traffic, increase leads or conversions and as such, they are designed to capture attention, stimulate curiosity and desire to find out more. They are a stepping stone in a longer journey the customer is taking.

How much do animated videos cost?

Avatar cost $237 million. But we’re guessing you’re not about to ask us to make Avatar 2 or anything with a Hollywood A-list celebrity in it. Even so, there is a similarity with Avatar in that the price of an animated video depends on what you want in it, rather than how long it is (although that can be a factor in certain instances).

That said, we understand you may want a rough idea to help you choose the right video production company to create your video for you. We have three price categories which you can read about in our Guide along with examples of videos in each price category.

How long does it take to create an animated video?

Usually between six and eight weeks. We have a six step process, which you can read more about in our Guide. And we also provide each client with a video production schedule showing them which deliverables are due and when.

How should I use animated videos for marketing?

The vast majority of our clients use animated videos in their marketing campaigns. Typically, they use them to drive traffic to their website, increase conversions on their website or add extra value to their customers’ journey and experience in some way.

But there’s plenty of scope to use them in all sorts of others ways to communicate a message. The most important thing to define is the purpose of your video, and then we create it to be fit for that purpose. You can read about defining your purpose, placement and audience in our blog article: how to get the explainer video you want.