Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I use Online Video Maker?
We know what we are doing. We have been working with some of the biggest brands and agencies for a long time now. We are all about designing awesome creative video that delivers your message to your customers. We work with some of the best artists and designers in NZ & AU to give our clients something really great. Not some rubbish animated video that looks like Microsoft clip art 1995.
What types of video do we do?
We produce branding videos, app previews, TV commercials, walkthrough videos, explainer videos, company story videos, screencast tutorials, and more. We specialize in techniques including 2D and 3D animation, motion graphics, stop motion, live action and papercraft.
How much does it cost?
It’s like asking how long is a piece of string. The price of each video we produce varies, as it’s related to style, length and how much time we need to put in. The most common 2d animated video would be about 90seconds long, takes 2-3 weeks to build and cost between $2,000-$7,000.
Simple App Previews range from $200-500
In most cases, our clients need more than just one video produced. So we make them a super deal to keep within their budgets. For an accurate estimate, please check out our online quote form and tell us more about your project.
What’s the typical process?
We talk with you and learn everything we can about your business and brand. After that, our copywriters get to work.
Scripting Phase Working with your team, they will put together a concept on how the video should look. Then they script it out with a worded storyboard. From there, we go to the design phase.
Design Phase We design with your brand in mind. In most cases, our clients provide us with Brand Guidelines that we can work from. Regardless, our design team will illustrate a frame or two of your script and send back to you for your approval of the look. Once approved, we can move on with designing the rest of the frames and present it to you in our own unique storyboard.
Animation Phase Because you are now stoked with the design and storyboard, you can clearly see exactly what will happen in the animation. This makes the animation phase a breeze. Typically for 2D animated video, we can get this done within a few days. We will send WIPS. (Work in progress MP4s) to your email box for approval during this process. 2-3 rounds of changes later, and you are now happy with the final video.
How long does it take?
A typical 2D animated video can take up to 4 weeks to produce. It all depends on the complexity of your video and how much time we need to put into it.
However, we are just as impatient as you and will always try to deliver within 2 weeks.
How do revisions and feedback work?
Our typical approach to each job we do is to allow for 2-3 rounds of changes for each part of the process involved in creating the video. Except for voice over changes – any extra voice changes are at an extra cost to the client.
How does Online Video Maker work?
Depending on your project, we do most of our videos in-house. Sometimes we have to bring in amazing talented people from around New Zealand and Australia to help with scripting, directing and animation production. This gives us the ability to constantly pump out different types of creative styles that are unique to your industry.
Who owns the rights to my video?
You own the final MP4. You own the right to do what ever you please with it.
How does payment work?
We bill all our customers through Paypal which is a super-safe, secure service. We ask for an upfront payment of 25% then a further 25% payment at half way, after the design phase. The remaining 50% is billed once the job is complete.