FAQ – 12 most frequently asked questions
Answers to most asked questions were drawn up thanks to thousands of phone calls and e-mails featuring similar questions and doubts. We chose TOP12 from them, so our potential clients may quickly find out what they are most interested in.
Most of them is about:
- explainer videos,
- whiteboard animations,
- visualisations and infographics,
- working with us.
Questions about animations
Question #6: How much time does it take to produce a video?
Usually it is between 3 to 5 weeks.
The fastest it took was actually 5 days. That was, however, a very special case, and such an express option is a service paid additionally.
Most of the videos require around 3 to 4 weeks, and stages look like this:
- 5 days – average time of collecting the materials from the clients
- 3–5 days – preparing a proposition of the script
- 2–5 days – time for your feedback and making corrections together
- 2–4 days – drawing up the storyboard
- 2–5 days – time for your feedback, making corrections and getting your approval
- 1–2 days – the set and voiceover
- 3–4 days – editing and post-production of the video
The tempo very much depends on you – how fast will we get your feedback and approval. If that goes smoothly, the process is a couple of days shorter.
Question #7: I would like a video, but I don’t have any idea for it. Is that a problem?
No problem, we help our clients create a script.
No problem, because we take on us the whole creative process during production. The only things we need from you are materials on which we can base the scripts.
Usually those materials are presentations, PDFs, hyperlinks to your websites, leaflets. Basing on those we collect substantial data, which we later translate into a form of an attractive story, the script.
Question #8: What’s the cost?
Usually, the budget is somewhere between 1500 € and 5 000 €. What does it depend on? More info below.
Question #9: I would like an initial valuation of the video. What does it depend on, and what information do you need?
The valuation depends mostly on the answers to questions such as:
What would be the length of the video (30 seconds, 1–2 minutes, 3 minutes, longer)?
How much time would we have to produce the video?
Would the video be displayed on the TV or in cinemas?
What materials would we get from you to create the script from?
For example: a draft of the plot, a presentation – to base on, internal materials describing the project, a script/a text to be read off-camera, gadgets to place in the plan, a ready voiceover recording, a music track.
What would be the language version of the video? If it would also be a foreign language, would you like versions with the voiceover or subtitles?
Important note: you do not have to provide all that information now. However, the more information we get, the more precise the valuation will be.
A binding valuation is created only on the basis of a filled out brief.
Question #10: How long should the video be?
Usually between 1 to 2 minutes.
The length we recommend depends on your goals, your target, and the amount of content you want to put in.
When it comes to material including know-how, put on the internet, or an intranet, it is better to divide the whole thing into 2–3-minutes episodes. And if it’s supposed to be displayed during, for example, a conference (where the viewers are not that much distracted), you can have a longer video.
It also depends on your target.
If your target is random internet users, it is strongly suggested to fit the content into 1 minute or even 30 seconds.
If the target is people potentially interested in the product, they are more motivated to see the material, and the video may as well be 2–3-minutes long.
If the target are people from a specialised field, where the clients are familiar with our solutions, the video may safely last 5 minutes long.
Question #11: How does working with ExplainVisually look like? Do you have a predefined procedure?
Yes, we do. You can see our work schedule below.
If you want to know more, we recommend an article that describes each stage in detail:
Click the link to learn about the Explainer Video production process.
Question #12: Do you produce animations based on a PowerPoint presentation?
Yes. In fact, PowerPoint presentations are one of the most common types of material we are provided with.
Yes. Besides, we also make presentations. Learn more about our Marketing & Sales Presentations
We will advise you and answer all your questions.
And if you want to know more before you decide,
see our text and visual materials…