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Jump Point is a revolutionary video production company that prides themselves on their efficient, cutting-edge techniques and artistic sensibilities. Founded by Director Devon Ford and Cinematographer Chris Murphy, Jump Point has been making waves in the film industry with its innovative services since it's inception.

The Covington

Service Focus
18% Ilustration
22% Graphic Designing
44% Product Modeling
16% Other
Service Focus
18% Ilustration
22% Graphic Designing
44% Product Modeling
16% Other
The Covington apartments are ready for a new city life! With the lake steps away. Choose between studio units with only one bedroom or two bedrooms that offer everything you need to start living large--including washer/dryers right off each floor as well as dishwashers so entertaining has never been easier (or more guilt free).
Richter Studios is a video production, animation and photography studio based in Chicago’s gorgeous West Loop. Since 1997, we have managed almost 4,000 comprehensive productions for clients all over the world while also casting approximately 4500 onscreen talent members to bring their stories to life.

Frequently Asked Questions About Animation Studio

There are definitely some important things you’ll consider when you’re looking to get an animation studio for your project. First thing to do is define the industry you’re set in. This will help you navigate the right studio for that particular niche you’re working in. Next is to do your research and find the right animation studio for you from a list of good animation studios. At this stage, you must’ve already decided on the type of animated content you want, either explained video, game content or for a movie. Reviews can also help in narrowing down your list. Also, think about your budget before communicating with the animation studio. Then, you can look at their customer service and how well they communicate. After that, finalize the project details and pick your favorite option.

Creating or designing any form of animated media definitely involves some kind of creativity and even in some cases characters will have to be drawn before transforming them into digital characters. Drawing is a form of art and not only that, but creativity and design are also topics commonly discussed in art. The work done in an animation studio can be referred to as art as it involves specific areas of art like drawing, finding the right match of colors, designing characters and even bringing them into life. Art is a very wide are of study and animation and animation studios definitely fall under it.

Animation studios are simply companies or rather, studios that produce all kinds of animated media. These studios produce videos that can be used for different things. Some animation studios work on their own project and bring out things like games or even movies while some are there for taking outsourced projects. Animation studios use specialized technology and softwares couples with adequate expertise in coming up with animated videos that can be used by clients. There are many animation studios in the world together and one of the popular ones is Disney who are very well known all around the world.

When you’re talking about the best animation studios in the world, Disney and Pixar definitely has to be somewhere at the top of the list. But together with these two options, there are some really good animation studios who can also produce quite delightful work. They are DreamWork Animation, Nickelodeon Animation Studios, Studio Ghibli, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network Studios, Sony, Blue Sky Studios, Paramount Animations, Toei Animation and Illumination.

Prices will range depending on the animation studio as they’ll consider some factors before giving you a price range. If the animation studio is much less experienced, you can expect to pay less than when you choose to hire a very experienced animation studio for your work. The range for the cost of hiring an animation studio also has timing as a factor. The cost of producing a 30 minutes video will be different from when you’ll be requesting a 10 minutes animated video. On Average, it would cost around more than $100,000 for a 10 minutes animation, while you can spend more than $200,000 on a 30 minutes video. The price goes even higher when you’re hiring the animation studio for more than 30 minutes.

Yes, absolutely. An animation studio is in the business of making you quality videos for whatever reason you might need them for, be it business, or for promotion. They are better equipped and you can totally hire them to help you get your required content. Some of these animation studios have websites for easy access and from there you can find their portfolio for review and then be able to send them a message either through mail or setting up a chat with a customer representative.

There are different free animation softwares available for users who would like to either create a 2D or a 3D video for either commercial use or non-commercial use. Most businesses today make use of 2D or 3D explainer videos for their advertising and it has proved to be one method that is fast becoming not only a trend but an effective way of passing messages about your products in a fun, informative and entertaining way for your customers. Some of the free animation software tools offer totally free packages while others have premium features which guarantee access to even more features that will make your videos look nice. Here’s a list of the top 10 free animation software in no particular order;
● Opentoonz
● Powtoon
● K-3D
● Toontastic 3D
● Animaker
● Blender
● Pencil 2D
● Stykz
● Synfig Studio
● Aurora 3D animation maker

No, they are not. Animation studios are also in the business of making money. They produce content and gather paid afterwards. However, there are animation studio apps or softwares like Powtoon that allows you to make and design 2D animated videos for free to perhaps to an extent. The animation software tool helps users to create their 2D videos for free with a Powtoon logo displayed in the video and also as an outro for your video. To remove these, together with other features, you’ll need to upgrade to Premium and pay a particular price to get the premium features.

The amount an animator earns in a year depends on a number of factors which will determine how well the animator will be paid. Factors such as level of expertise, industry where the animator is working, and the relevant experience in the field will play a role in coming up with how much an animator gets after a job and year. Some animators work in the motion pictures industry, others for computer system design companies and another part working for software companies or advertising agencies. Averagely, the amount an animator makes in a year starts from about $50,000 to over a hundred thousand dollars depending on the factors stated above.

Whiteboard Animation.Com Chicago

Service Focus
11% Ilustration
29% Graphic Designing
49% Product Modeling
11% Other
Service Focus
11% Ilustration
29% Graphic Designing
49% Product Modeling
11% Other
The Whiteboard Animation Studio team works hard to make your process as effortless and smooths it out. We know all too well how intimidating the animation industry can be, so we do everything in our power for you - from scriptwriting (and rewrites) through final delivery of that sweet HI-Story video!

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Run, Kick, Shout! is a design-driven animation studio based in Chicago. Partnering with clients to create innovative and creative content across all mediums including 2D/3D illustration, video production for broadcast or digital platforms as well as interactive media development. They're also not your typical escape room experience or self defense class which makes them all the more exciting to work with.
The Flats at East-West is the premier student living community near The University of Chicago. Right next to campus, it's never been easier to have everything you need right there! Come take a tour and see why we're one of the most popular places for college students in this area.

321 Fast Draw

Service Focus
15% Ilustration
29% Graphic Designing
18% Product Modeling
38% Other
Service Focus
15% Ilustration
29% Graphic Designing
18% Product Modeling
38% Other
321 Fast Draw is a storytelling company that specializes in finding the "golden nugget" of any message and transforming it into an engaging visual odyssey. Whether we're creating whiteboard animation videos, 2D/3D animations or stop motion animation videos - our experts will make your story stick!
321 Fast Draw is a storytelling company that specializes in finding the "golden nugget" of any message and transforming it into an engaging visual odyssey. Whether we're creating whiteboard animation videos, 2D/3D animations or stop motion animation videos - our experts will make your story stick!

Animatic Media Chicago

Service Focus
23% Ilustration
47% Graphic Designing
6% Product Modeling
23% Other
Service Focus
23% Ilustration
47% Graphic Designing
6% Product Modeling
23% Other
Animatic Media Inc. is the holding company for Animaticmedia, Storyboards Online, and Holo2Go. Based in Burbank (U.S.), Fort Lauderdale (U.S.), London (UK), and Manila(PH). With cutting edge web-enabled technologies combined to bring artists and clients together through a dynamic online work environment that features animation software tools such as Toon Boom Harmony Pro 9 or Anime Studio 10 Professional.
Animatic Media Inc. is the holding company for Animaticmedia, Storyboards Online, and Holo2Go. Based in Burbank (U.S.), Fort Lauderdale (U.S.), London (UK), and Manila(PH). With cutting edge web-enabled technologies combined to bring artists and clients together through a dynamic online work environment that features animation software tools such as Toon Boom Harmony Pro 9 or Anime Studio 10 Professional.

The Flats at EastWest

Service Focus
68% Ilustration
20% Graphic Designing
1% Product Modeling
11% Other
Service Focus
68% Ilustration
20% Graphic Designing
1% Product Modeling
11% Other
The Flats at East-West is the premier student living community near The University of Chicago. Right next to campus, it's never been easier to have everything you need right there! Come take a tour and see why we're one of the most popular places for college students in this area.
Chicago Technical Media, a company that's production office is located in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, IL. They produce for companies throughout the Great Lakes region and nationwide to create videos as well as other marketing materials such as logos or brochures.

ExtremeAnimators.com

Service Focus
2% Ilustration
12% Graphic Designing
65% Product Modeling
21% Other
Service Focus
2% Ilustration
12% Graphic Designing
65% Product Modeling
21% Other
At ExtremeAnimators.com, we have a wide variety of videos for you to view! From animations and 3D art pieces created by individual artists or in college classes through production studios like Pixar Animation Studios; to an engaging storyboard sequence with sound effects that teaches how motion pictures work-- at our site just waiting until your eyes can take no more!