Everyone likes to know how much something will cost. This page is our attempt at answering that question.
We all like to know how much something will cost.
Often we’ll receive e-mail from those who have found a video on YouTube or another source, asking for a ‘quote.’ We’re happy to answer specific, detailed questions when the time comes to roll up your sleeves and dive in. But we also understand it takes time to get there. That’s where the “Ball Park” comes in.
Creating a custom animation isn’t exactly a simple, straight forward process. But after doing it for 25 years we’ve figured out a thing or two that will help. Please consider the following information to establish some rough project budget forecasting.
Generally speaking, you can roughly figure between $50 and $150 per finished second of animation. Here are a couple examples:
~ 30 seconds to 90 seconds of high-quality, finished animation with sound, voice-over and all the groovy things clients typically ask for, you’re typically looking at between $1,500 and $6k for the final, finished piece delivered in a format usable across all forms of today’s media. Sometimes more – sometimes less. But honestly – no one does a 30 second animation.
~ 120 seconds to 180 seconds of high-quality, finished animation with sound, voice-over and all the groovy things clients typically ask for, you’re typically looking at between $6K and $15k for the final, finished piece delivered in a format usable across all forms of today’s media. Sometimes more – sometimes less. Between 1:30 and 2:30 is a typical run time for our average animation. Short, to the point, laying out the broad strokes of your value proposition then inviting next steps. This is our bread and butter, and we’re really good at it.
> 180 seconds? We’d love to talk more! We’re great at the concise, ‘to the point’ piece for today’s impatient web surfer. But sometimes a story requires more than 2-3 minutes to tell properly. We love creating long form animation and story telling and we’d love to hear your story. We can help!
Remember – things can vary substantially – up or down. But at least now you have something that will help guide next steps. Stop by and say hello! We’d love to hear more about what it’ll take to communicate your vision.
Give CraneDigital a call for your next marketing animation. We can help.
Fort Collins, CO • USA
+1 (970) 213-1828