STUDIO AVAILABILITY AND WHEN TO CONTACT US
April 2021, Mar Exposito
Hi! I am Mar, the founder of a studio in Japan that specializes in custom storytelling through anime-styled videos. If your project matches our studio values, then we'll create your video from script to final edit, always considering your opinion and important points. We will set review points for the storyboard, design approval, and final animation check.
And you can book us in advance to work on your animation.
At the writing of this article, we have slots for 2021 and 2022.
How do project slots work
I believe in focused work, so ideally we prioritize one project at a time during production and post-production.
However, that doesn't mean we are not moving other projects forward at all. Usually, I review proposals, requests and talk with prospective customers anytime.
Fill in the Animation Enquiry Form and, after the basics of the project are clear, we will see when production starts and when will we deliver it.
How long does it take to create each project
I always insist that timelines depend heavily on each project's needs. And it is very true!
But that doesn't mean I can't show you averages.
Music videos with few characters, loops, or a mix of simple and complex animation, take around 2-5 months
A 3 minute full animation project with 4+ characters and dynamic action all around will take more than 6 months
What factors affect production time the most?
Number of characters, and design complexity
Number of locations, and design complexity
Number of stakeholders for each review
Length of the final video
The best time to book...
... is as soon as you know you need an animated video!
Setting animation styles, "must-have" content, script, deadlines, and the fixed price often takes 5-14 days! With timezones not always in our favor.
Contact us as soon as you think you may need an animation video even if you don't have ALL the data yet (nor the 100% finished audio or a clear script). That way we will be able to move things forward and allocate in advance production time.
Contacting easily also helps with recruiting since different projects have different needs and I will need to assess who is best to help from our team's talent pool and manage their availability.
What do we need to START production:
(again, this is to start creating, not when to contact us)
Know your video's core: What is the goal of this project? What do you want to communicate through this project? (what feeling or what message)
Things that must be included in your project: that doesn't mean you need to build a script for us, although we will look at it if you have one. But if you, for example, insist that we need to use purple tones all around the main characters because that fits your branding, let us know from the beginning.
*Some details can wait though, like the credits text.
Written legal acknowledgments: Are you over 18 years old? Do you own the copyrights of the material you provide to us? Do you intend to earn monetary benefits from this project? Most of these things are already at our contact form.
If you request a music video: written lyrics, song length, and, if possible, a song version we can already listen to.