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What is a How-To Explainer Video?
The whiteboard animation style is very popular, as it tends to be quite cost-effective to produce. How-To Explainer Videos are where you see a hand holding a pen draw out an image on the screen. Usually, this is sped up so the drawings appear quite quickly. Within the animation industry, these can sometimes be referred to as video scribes or drawing videos.
Should I choose a How-To Explainer Video Style for my video?
Whether or not the How-To Explainer Video style is suitable for your video is often established during the initial discussions. What works for one company may not work for another. That said, most videos style in one way or another can work for anything, it really depends on the style of videos you like and feel fit within your brand. Considering the target audience is also important, as producing a video, for example, that is fun and playful when the audience and subject matter is quite serious – may not work for you.
One of the biggest parts of creating a How-To Explainer Video is often overlooked, and this happens at the very start of the video production when planning and creating the script. How way a script is written and the tone of it, plays a very important part in how well or not your video will be received. A well-written script can make all the difference between a video that hits the spot to a video that fails.
How Much does a How-To Explainer Video cost?
Costs for an animated How-To Explainer Video can vary from job to job, but as a guide, we recommend around £1,500 per minute as a guide. There are of course many factors that can affect the price, such as how complex the drawings are, how many drawings need to be created and the style of drawing. The length of the How-To Explainer Video will also affect costs. There is also consideration given to how much time is spent helping to produce the script in the first instance, plus whether there is a professional voice over and music being used.
How Long will it take to produce my How-To Explainer Video?
To produce your How-To Explainer Video we would normally recommend a production time of around 4 to 6 weeks. That said, it is possible to create something quicker, this really depends on how quickly we receive feedback and whether we need to place extra resources into the production to meet the deadline. One thing is for certain, we would never take on a project we didn’t feel we could complete on time.
What is the process of creating a How-To Explainer Video?
Our production process is simple, and can be broken down into 4 main parts;
- Scriptwriting and establishing the look and feel for video
- Concepts and visual storyboard
- Voice over recording
- Whiteboard animation production
- Sound effects and music.
Each stage of the process usually requires feedback from yourselves. This in itself can affect the production schedule, but we help every step of the way to ensure things stay on track.
Why should I Choose Yudle to create my How-To Explainer Video?
Yudle animation has been producing high-quality bespoke How-To Explainer Videos for over 5 years. We have created animated videos for clients such as Google, Subway Foods, The Premier League and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Whilst our main client base is smaller SME’s we have a track record of being able to price consistently high-quality animated videos for all levels of business.
Our How-To Explainer Videos are totally unique, everything we draw is hand drawn and bespoke to your video, we don’t use clip art or stock images like many competitors. This means your video is 100% copyright safe. Plus being unique to you means this has an increased chance of standing out of the crowd and working better for you.
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