Commission An Animator

For many video projects it may be smarter to commission an animator and manage the job rather than doing it yourself. You can find animators online through sites such as elance.com and freelancers.com. But there are some real advantages to working with a local animator in person, so ask other producers in your area. They will generally be happy to recommend a talented local animator. Your state’s film and TV office will probably have a list of freelancers including animators. You may also find local animators in Craigslist under services/creative services.

You’ll need to discuss your budget with the animator up front. You don’t want to waste the time of someone who only does national TV spots when you have a local budget. It is worth your while to talk to a lot of people in animation. One of them may be able to recommend the perfect person for your job. It may be appropriate for you to wrap the animator’s fees into your contract. Just be sure you know what you’re doing. Make sure the client knows what changes to an animation will cost. A good contract with a Change Order form will be very helpful. You will find them both in the Professional Producer course.

Excerpted from Marketing With Digital Video.

Keep Reading...

Signma 200mm - 500mm lens Funniest Reviews

Sigma 200-500mm Lens -Funniest Customer Reviews Ever

The Sigma 200 – 500mm with a Nikon F mount is an amazing lens. It has an aperture of F2.8 at the 500mm end and F5.6 at the 1000mm focal length. It’s a heavy one at 35 pounds. It’s pretty amazing. The only real catch I see is its price : $25,999.00. The customer reviewers […]

Read More
Commercial Drone Use Now Legal

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter with FPV HD Video Camera

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Quadcopter with FPV HD Video Camera, drone, quadcopter

Read More
Commercial Drone Use Now Legal

FAA Approves Drone Use For Real Estate Company

The FAA approved a realtor to use a drone for promoting real estate. He is authorized to use a specific drone. He must

Read More
Robin Williams speaks to the press

The Night I Met Robin Williams At My Front Door

Meeting Robin Williams at my front door.

Read More


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • Forbes Magazine calls VideoUniversity one of the best business-to-business sites for digital video production.
  • WINNER
    Videography Magazine's
    "Website of the Month" Award
  • WINNER
    PC Magazine Online "Best Desktop Video Site" Award
  • WINNER
    CyberFilm School's "FOUR STAR" Award