How the Animation Process Works
How We Work
We create detailed animations depicting accurate and clear installation of your products along with best building practices. All work is done in our Denver, CO offices 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 provided with a detailed video instead of being given written pages of 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 simplify the installation instructions and make it more comprehendible.
Ci strives to complete work in a timely manner and on schedule. On average, one animation takes about two months to complete, but we can also have several animations in process at the same time, which can speed up the process.
|Project Inquiry (explore requirements, review documentation, outline animation process)||1 week|
|Contracting (proposal, work order, deposit)||1-2 weeks|
|Pre-production (project outline, storyboarding, cost estimate)||1-2 weeks|
|Client review (sign-off on storyboard and cost estimate)||1 week|
|Animation (preliminary artwork and proof copy)||4-6 weeks|
|Client review (acceptance of proof copy)||1 week|
|Project delivery (issuance of final payment and delivery of final production rendering)||1 week|
Final work is delivered electronically in High Definition (1080p) format. Our files are provided in the format requested by the client (generally MP4) which is readily useable on almost any platform and can be easily uploaded to your website, YouTube, displayed at trade shows or used in presentations.
Ci is very cost-competitive. All of 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 to produce a series can be reduced if each of the animations uses shared elements and those elements can be shared across the animations.
While our animations communicate the concepts very well without any sound, voiceover or background music can easily be added.
If there are any onscreen notes, we can also create in-language versions – such as French or Spanish – to help meet a diverse audience base.
We can provide you with high-resolution images taken directly from the animation, and can add callouts to use in your written installation guides and materials.