How We Work
We create detailed animations depicting accurate and clear installation of your products along with best building practices. All your work is done in our Denver office by staff that has extensive experience in construction, architecture and the building world. We have been creating animations since 2008 and every work effort is customized to fit your needs with technically accurate product installation.
People find it much easier to grasp how to use a product correctly when seen in a video as compared with reading pages of written instructions. Animations also transcend language barriers and help to reduce costly installation mistakes. In an animation we are able to specifically tailor the viewpoint and timing to emphasis the critical moments and special elements to make installation look easy and comprehendible.
Ci strives to complete work in a timely manner and on schedule. A timeline is established at the beginning of the project and updated through the process. On average, each animation takes one month to complete, but we can also have several animations in process at the same time, which can speed up the process.
|Initial phone conversation to discuss objectives||1-2||Week 1|
|Ci creates the storyboard and client approves||3-5||Week 1|
|First rough draft||5-12||Week 2|
|Client feedback of first draft||3-5||Week 2|
|Second rough draft||5-7||Week 3|
|Client feedback of second draft||3-5||Week 3|
|Final draft||3-5||Week 4|
|Client approval of final draft||2-3||Week 4|
Final work is delivered electronically in both High Definition (1080p) and low-res (720p) format. Our files are in .mp4 format which is readily useable on almost any platform and can be uploaded to your website, YouTube, displayed at tradeshows or in presentations.
Ci is very cost competitive, all our work is done in-house and we own all our own rendering equipment. Cost of an animation will vary according to; A). Length and B). Complexity.
The cost is reduced if a series of similar animations is created in which elements in the first animation can be re-used.
While our animations communicate very well without any sound, voiceover or background music can be added.
If there are any on-screen notes, we can also create a copy in another language such as French or Spanish.
We can provide you with high-resolution images taken directly from the animation and can add callouts to use in your written installation guides materials.