“I always like storyboards, because if you hand them to somebody, everybody will go away and look at that, and then you can figure out what you are doing.”
~James L. Brooks, As Good As It Gets
Producing 3-D animation is typically a costly and time-consuming process, but can also provide a unique and visually stunning dimension to your project. We work closely with each client and provide a guaranteed quote for production, and this goes for animation as well. As with everything we produce, the costs are known in advance and locked in.
To ensure your satisfaction with our animation sequences, we submit storyboards of your animation for your approval before animation gets underway. Storyboards are frame-by-frame renderings of each proposed shot or sequence.
We work with both “in-house” talent, and strategic partners to make sure that the right animator is selected for your project. This insures that your project has precisely the “look” you are trying to achieve. We typically work with After Effects, Alias and 3D Max in producing animation sequences, however, your project will dictate the software that we'll utilize.
After FX Software
Our company routinely produces segments using After FX software, which is the world's leading 2-D and 3-D animation compositing software package. After FX is used extensively in movies, commercials, and high-end corporate work, its presence being ubiquitous in our industry. It is used for designing custom made backgrounds, animating company logos, manipulating multiple layers of video and accomplishing complex 2D and 3D animations. The software can also be effectively used for simpler yet quite effective techniques, for instance, zooming in and out of, and coming to rest upon still photographs with machine like precision.
Animated Backgrounds and Graphics
Our company owns the rights to many specially designed animated backgrounds, which can be combined with graphics and other overlays from your project to create a custom look. These backgrounds are highly detailed and feature a variety of rich textures and designs that add a sophistication to your video, which otherwise could only be accomplished on a higher budget. This allows our clients to have the look of specially made custom animations, but without the additional cost.
View a sample of our animations and graphics contained in our demo reel by clicking here.