Our Animation Process

Everything for video animation under one roof

Step 1 The Meetup

We love building relationships and what better way than a discovery meeting. It gives us all the opertunity to define the project outcomes and define a detailed brief.

Step 2 The Storyboard and Audio

Some animations require a storyboard or animatic creating. If yours is one of these, we'll get to work fleshing out the flow. Once placed to the audio you will have a good sense of the final timing.

Once complete you will have a review period to chop and change to your hearts content.

Step 3 Production

Everyone is happy with the storyboard and production can start. That could mean creating digital assets, look development, or filming some motion capture. Whatever your project requires, in step 3, we'll get to work sculpting your animation.

You will have lots of opportunity for feedback during production and we won't move on until you're happy.

Step 4 Review

Rendering animation can take time and we want to be sure that you're happy. Creating a rough wire frame animation really helps you to visualise the final animation.

Step 5 Tweeks and Mods

Before we push the render button, we'll make the requested changes and correct any errors, and once you're happy to proceed the final render can start.

Step 6 Render and Edit

Your project is sent to the render farm and the final animation is created. Once we have the thousands of images that make up your animation, we'll get to work with your final edit, adding in audio, voice over, special effects and do the final grade to make  you animation look as good as it can.

Step 7 Delivery Day

We've all been waiting to see the final product and delivery day will not disappoint. We'll transfer the final animation in your requested format as a digital file that you can show off accross the web, TV or Film.

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Frame 4,

Antenna Media Centre,

Beck Street,



0115 888 0796

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