Over the years, our clients have asked very similar questions when they start working with us. So we’ve collated the answers to the video production FAQs that we get asked when creating film and animation.
How do we do what we do?
We work with our clients to understand their challenge, then maximise their investment by creating something that will really resonate with their customers.
How we make your Animation at Napoleon Creative
To make your animation, we hold a discovery workshop to refine your ideas. We then create a script, mood board and storyboard to show you what the animation will look like. We then show you versions of the film until we add voice over, music and special effects to create the final piece.
How long does it take
to make an animation?
How long you animation depends on: - how well developed your message is - how well we know you as a client - the style - how many of our team work on it - feedback is prompt so we can action it
How many people work on an animation?
To complete an animation you need a writer, an illustrator, and animators from different discipline . Then there's a voice over artist, sound recordist and sound designer. All brought together by the director, with the costs controlled by the producer.
Presenting to Camera
To deliver a great performance with a teleprompter, read your script out loud in advance to make sure it flows. Get the teleprompter running at the right speed, with the right breaks in the text. And speak to it like its a human!
What’s the difference between ‘To Camera’ and ‘Off Camera’ Filming Styles
'To Camera' is where the speaker is looking directly into the camera lens, as though to the viewer. 'Off Camera' is where there are looking toward an imaginary interviewer, sat to the side of the camera.
The Logistics of Filming in your Office
For filming interviews, we suggest a board room that can seat at least 8-10 people. We recommend 45-60 mins per interviewee, plus 90 mins to prep the space, and 30 mins for clear it.
What is grading?
Grading is the process where you adjust the colour properties of footage to give it a distinctive look.
What is B-Roll?
B-roll is footage that does't have dialogue, which can be used to supplement interview footage. This might be people using the products they're talking about, or having conversations with other staff.
How to make a whiteboard animation
Whiteboard animation look great, but take a lot of planning. The first stage is to storyboard all the images and create an animatic, before setting up to film. In the edit you speed up the footage to the voiceover. Simpler than it sounds!