Departments & Deliverables

September 2021, Mar Exposito

Say you need a video for your new musical single, advertisement, or short film idea,... and you want it animated!

Then it will help you should check the major sections of a full studio to know what to look for

***This article is specific for 2D productions: hand-drawn animation done traditionally with pen and paper, or digital through different software.

The crucial step before even starting:

Legal department



In any case, the producer (you) will need to approve it before the next step!



Directing and recruiting


In this case, the animation element itself can get quite complex but the same thing keeps repeating again and again.





People are actively jumping, breathing, and smiling as in an animated movie. This is the most complex level where you really feel your characters come alive, even if there aren't new 24 drawings for every second.

However, that doesn't mean a fully animated video won't use some loop or static shot. As we mentioned, they have some good points. For example, because the animation is genuinely repeated, or because we need a static shot to emphasize an expression.

Compositing and editing

Marketing resources

Bonus things a studio may deliver

Subtitles and language support: When dealing with international studios, they may be able to help you strategize, provide video subtitles and other necessary texts. In our case, we can help you in English, Spanish, and, to some degree, Japanese.

Revisions: Depending on availability, or the drafted contract, some studios can update your video or turn a project into a recurring series.

All studios are made differently, whatever their size

It is not strictly true that the bigger the studio, the more skills, and therefore the more they can offer you. 

Some studios are specialized in only one or a few parts of animated video creations. There are big studios that only specialized in backgrounds, or editing, or animation itself. As well as there are solo artists who do all the things at once.

Naturally, you also have available the more detailed version, which is hiring each person doing their niche skill. In that case, you will need to recruit and put together by yourself all the elements your project needs through available freelancers.

What matters the most when selecting a studio or individual artist is whether you think their style suits your project, if they can do what you need, and how reliable they seem. 

As of late 2021, at Maru Exposito Animation & Comic Studio we offer everything noted in this article except for sound. So if you or someone else will provide the audio, and you like how we work, you'd better contact us soon!

Get my animation done!

At Maru Exposito's Animation & Comis Studio we do both original pieces as well as commissioned music videos and other types of animated clips.

You can see more about our skills and the process on the Services page, or fill in the hiring form directly.