Animated Video Production

We make animated videos every day

Animation is a memorable and engaging video solution.

It’s easy to explain the complex with an animated video or do something out of the ordinary to tell your story and catch people’s attention.

We’re an award-winning UK based creative animation studio, offering a full custom animated video service, and we’ve been doing it over ten years.

We work with leading businesses, brands, organisations and charities around the UK and beyond to help them with their explainer and animated video goals.

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Animation Process

We’re experts at creating explainer videos that are short and catchy, and it’s no fluke.

Specialising in both the animation and the design aspect, we start with an in-depth consultation and keep an open dialogue throughout with key approval stages.

This is so you know what’s happening at every stage of the project.



This methodology delights our customers; when they see the final animation, it’s just what they want and expect.



Our experienced scripters write the script and basic premise for the video. Keeping it concise and easy for anyone to digest. 



We start with a sketch, and design style frames for you to view. Only after that, we create a bespoke fully illustrated storyboard, so you can always see what it will look like. We find this helps to demystify the process for clients.

You can see the whole video beautifully designed and really get a feel for the story before we ever animate.


Written Treatment

From the approved script, we develop a detailed written storyboard for the video; this is where we describe what we will want to see for each sentence or meaning – a written story of the video.



This is where the video comes to life, we animate the designs and tie them seamlessly together to create your story. Providing a fully polished video, complete with music, voiceover sound effects and post production.

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Types of Animated Video Production

Finding the right Animation Approch

Our expert creative team will help to find the right style of animated video production for you.

Our studio provides a full end to end animation service, which starts with the script, art direction and concept.

Are you looking for a flat 2D approach – like a shorter, more simple explainer video?

Or do you want animated characters to tell an emotive human story?

Or something ultra-modern and highly conceptual to excite and intrigue the audience – when you’re talking about something that’s not so tangible?

What design or video style you pick will partly be based on your message, your target audience, where the video will be played, your branding and more.

Where you want to use the video, and who you want to see it, can also have a significant impact on what the look and feel is.


Website Explainer

Up to 2 minutes in length, telling your story in a concise engaging way with fully illustrated scenes and a strong script.

Social Media Video

Typically short, catchy and very dynamic. You want the viewer to quickly click and learn more. You may want to make it more quirky to catch attention. For a strong consumer-based brand, we can take a vertical first approach.


Where will the
video be played?

Tender Video

Tailor the video to go exactly with your tender, rather than your general corporate ID for a targeted approach.

Video Series

Showcase an entire product or service range. Break up the information, and make it easily digestible with a series of videos in the same style.

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Client feedback

Every animation we create is made bespoke – we do not use templates – so it will exactly reflect your brand or corporate identity if you want it to, but it can also be a new step forward into something new if you’d like. 

Our designers and illustrators work in a variety of contemporary illustration and design styles for animation and can adapt to suit your brand and company’s tone of voice. 

We have a strong production methodology where we collaborate at every stage.

We start with a rough thumbnail drawing, which we develop into a more detailed storyboard sketch, then into fully realised and coloured style frames, then we design a complete illustrated storyboard, and only then do we animate.

We have masses of in house skills and experience to produce animated video that fits perfectly with your message and ambitious goals.

Not only do we focus on the look and visual flow of the animation, but we also work with top voiceover artists (with a variety of accents and languages available). In addition, we use high-end music and sound design to help the audience feel fully immersed.

You can also see our video portfolio page for a full range of video and animated production styles


Every video
created bespoke

Illustrated Storyboard Design
Example of a custom made Storyboard
Who we've worked with

Our Clients

Recently we’ve created animated videos with; Urbact, CACI, Dell, Boeing, Co-Op, Anglian Water, Easyjet, Blue Prism, Boeing, Money Supermarket, Pearson, Roche, O2, and many more.


Whatever kind of animated video production you need, we’d love to help you.

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How long to animated videos take to produce?

Generally, we would schedule 8-10 weeks for an animated video. It often depends on the length of the video, a shorter video is often quicker to produce.
Part of what takes time is our approval stages, as we like to include the client throughout the project, and we find it’s well worth any extra time taken.
It means at the end there are no hidden surprises or big amends stages leading to frustrations and being nervous about hitting the deadline. You’ve seen the progress throughout, and now you’re thrilled with the final video.
The complexity of the video also takes time, high-end illustrations or character animation simply just take longer.
We can tighten these timescales a little if needed – so get in touch and we will see what we can do.

What is the ideal video length?

Usually, shorter is always better! We generally find that you can say a lot in 2 minutes without becoming boring or losing the audience.
For marketing purposes, you want to be as concise as possible. You can go up to 2, possibly, 3 minutes, but viewing rates online drop off rates tend to increase a lot after that.

For a really engaging and compelling animated story, around 1 minute (or less) can be very powerful and punchy

What involvement do I have?

This depends on you. We do have approval stages, at script, written treatment, illustrated storyboard, animatic and animation.
We like to keep the client involved, and if you have loads of ideas, we definitely want to hear them, we can incorporate them in the script and written treatment! The written treatment leads the whole video, what is written, is designed, and then animated.
If you don’t have any suggestions, that’s fine, you can leave it up to us. We can conceptualise the full video for you.

How much does it cost?

There a lot of variables when it comes to an animated video. Often, A key factor is length, a shorter video is generally quicker to make.

The complexity can also affect the cost, if you want high-end illustration motion graphics style, to add realism, that simply takes longer to do.

Likewise, including character animation can be very effective, but takes more time.

In general, the cost would be £1.5k GBP minimum

What different video styles are there?

Animated Video styles can vary greatly, and this is not set in stone, but in general here are some main options

2D Icon Video

These are usually fairly simple line drawing based animations. Basic and they do the job in a straight forward way. It’s often what a company does for their first video when they’re dipping their toes.

Explainer Video

This is what I would consider to be one of the most popular styles. It goes further than an icon video and would include full illustrations in the scenes. Or At least more considered compositions.  It can include characters too, adding a human edge.


This is an animated caption only style video with no voiceover. The key is a strong design composition using the text and a good music track to animate to. It can be quite bold and effective.

Hand-drawn style

If you have strong consumer based brand, using an organic hand-drawn style illustrated video can really work well. This style helps to gain empathy and look friendly.

Highly conceptual

This is where you don’t use characters to tell the story, it is done through shape and form instead. These videos are super dynamic and quite powerful and spectacular to watch.

What languages or accents can I have?

You can have whatever you like!  We're very versatile. Most of our clients are UK based, you can pick any regional UK accent, male or female. But we also offer the USA, and other English speaking accents.

We’re also very familiar with producing foreign language videos. We can completely localise it, changing the voiceover and any animated captions. We’ve done this lately with Korean, Portuguese, Arabic, Greek and loads more.

Just let us know in advance, as it’s good to accommodate for this in the design stage.

But we can also do simple subtitles in most languages too, and provide English subtitles free of charge. 

Who are Digital Finch?

We’re Harry and Victoria, and a close-knit crew working worldwide. We’ve been making animations for well over 10 years – it’s what we love to do and hopefully, it shows in our work.

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Get a Quote

Please drop us a line If you have a project in mind and you’d like a quick quote. Or if just want to have a chat about what’s possible please send us a message and we’ll get right back to you.