I'll send you your animated video in a file which will have:
- mp4 video format;
- orientation (aspect ratio) of your choice: 16:9, 9:16, 1:1 or any other;
- FullHD resolution (1920x1080 in case you choose 16:9) or more, if you need.
I can convert short animation to an animated .GIF image of a desirable size & resolution.
Yes, sure. Let me know what specifications your aim for before placing an order as it may affect the delivery time and the final price.
You will get Moho project file (for Moho Pro version 13.5 and higher) containing your 2D character or object, rigged and ready to be animated, with clearly labeled Smart Bone controls, switches, IK targets.
Yes, I can add to your video any sound - voiceover, music or any specific sound effects. As an experienced sound engineer I will professionally mix them for you. I don't record voiceovers myself. I expect that you choose the music, record the voiceover and send me all the audio files.
No. Your animated ad will be custom made and completely unique. However I can edit / customize After Effects template that you've got somewhere else (for instance on VideoHive or Envato). I can replace texts and video footages in it.
At the moment I work with English texts only. If I don't understand the language, I can't confidently and properly synchronize what I hear and what I see on the screen. Of course I won't recognize spelling mistakes and typos, if there are any. In case your language uses characters other than Latin, I can't even tell whether the font is readable, whether it has a good design. So if you are OK with all that and ready to make corrections more often than usual (and pay for that) - we can try.
It depends on the:
- amount of work needed (planning, writing, drawing, rigging, animating);
- duration of the final animated video in seconds;
- animation complexity and quality;
- whether I can place the animation in my portfolio or not.
Creating high quality animation is a multi-stage process, the more preliminary stages you take off me and the lower your requirements for the animation quality, complexity and for the speed of my work - the less I will charge for the animation.
If you'd rather not allow me to place your animation in my portfolio I'll charge you a little bit more.
Here they are:
- come up with an idea;
- find references to the animation style you like;
- sketch up your characters and define their traits and personalities;
- write a detailed script;
- draw a storyboard;
- record a voiceover, choose the music, if needed;
- make an animatic;
- design & draw characters;
- rig characters in Moho;
- draw all the graphical assets: backgrounds, props (objects that your characters interact with);
- animate each character;
- make a final video file (compose character animations with backgrounds and video effects).
Yes! I can do most of the stages myself even though I prefer to focus on rigging & animating. I can't record a voiceover and I can't choose the music for you (because I'm a classically trained musician with very specific musical taste and I'm very picky about the music).
US$25 per one second of cut-out animation with one 2D human-like cartoon character rigged in Moho, which is talking, expressing emotions with facial features, gesticulating, walking, running or idling, interacting with various objects (handling and throwing weapons, handling and using gadgets etc).
For work on 2D character rigs, for modifying pre-existing character rigs, for drawing backgrounds and props, for designing characters and for other types of work I charge US$25 per hour, so you can either order all this from me or from someone else and then give me all the graphical assets for further animation.
Of course! By default, I aim to make animations as high quality, lively and captivating as I can, with lots of detailed movement of various body parts and of the face features. This takes a significant amount of time and dedication. If you need, we can discuss what can be simplified and which subtle movements we can omit to make the work done more quickly, easily and therefore cheaper for you.
Basically, let me focus on what I do best - on RIGGING and ANIMATION - and do by yourself as much planning, thinking, decision making, drawing, as you can:
- write a detailed script from which is absolutely clear what, why, when and how exactly your characters do and say;
- draw a storyboard;
- choose the music to your taste;
- record a voiceover;
- draw backgrounds and all props;
- draw characters;
- provide a size chart (to have a clear reference to the relative sizes of the characters, props and background objects).
I offer one free revision. If I've made any mistakes I will correct them for free as well. But if you'd like to tweak character poses, camera angles and movements, frame composition and timing to your taste - it's way easier to plan all that ahead, before the animation stage (and even before character rigging and before drawing backgrounds) by making a storyboard and then an animatic. Seriously, it will be much quicker and cheaper than redo the final animation several times.
Storyboard is a set of very simple and rough static pictures usually drawn by hand where you can scene by scene visualize your future animation ahead of the time and choose the best camera angles, frame composition and key character poses. After making a storyboard it is becoming clear which backgrounds will be required, how exactly I need to rig characters, what controls and functions character rigs must have and therefore how complex and expensive rigs will be.
Animatic is a simple video made of your storyboard images edited together with a voiceover, music and other sounds to illustrate how a sequence will flow to get the timing of your future animation just right.
Of course if you aim for a very simple animation and you trust my creative decisions I can work without drawing a storyboard. But if you decide afterwards that you want to tweak the final animation again and again - be prepared to pay for every iteration and to wait significantly longer.
Currently no. I make 2D animated characters only. I can draw and rig them in Moho in such a manner, that they will look and turn like they have a depth and volume due to the perspective. We call it 2.5D or 2D+.
If the character have to rotate/turn, then I need images of the character in all views that he/she/it needs to rotate into (front, 3/4 front, side view, 3/4 back, rear view). Something like this:
(.jpeg) or (.png) images are fine. If you have multilayer Photoshop (.psd) or Illustrator (.ai) files they are suitable too.
Yes. Describe how you imagine that character, what features and personality it/he/she has, how it should move, what goal it should help to achieve by its presence in the video. Will be great if you show me examples of characters that you like. I will definitely come up with something suitable for your project.
Just say "Hi Sam" :) Message me via Telegram (t.me/stereoDecor) or e-mail (stereoDecor.email@example.com). Or use the contact form. Share with me your idea, a script, show me your artwork, characters, rigs, backgrounds, storyboard, voiceover, music and any references if you have them. After we discuss what exactly needs to be done I'll tell you
- how much time it will take;
- how much it will cost;
- is it possible to divide all my work and your payment into stages.
If you agree - you pay (via PayPal, Payoneer or to the bank account) for the first stage (or a half of the money if we decided not to divide the project into stages) and after that I will start working on your task.
I prefer to communicate and exchange files via Telegram (t.me/stereoDecor), as it is the most convenient and quick way, even for a really big files. We might also use Google Drive or any other Cloud Drive that I can use online, without installing some clunky software on my computer.
When I need to show you a video before you've paid for that part of my work in full - I render that video in low resolution, with low bitrate and I put a moving watermark on it.
If you ordered Moho character rig (moho project file), character design (a picture) or a storyboard (a set of pictures) I will send you such files only after you've paid in full for that part of my work.