To preface, I am a 2D character animator. Think like cartoons on TV sort of stuff, but on occasion I help make medical information videos more appealing and easier to digest. I am not part of a studio or a team – it’s just me.
Client: I want this 15min PowerPoint presentation put into an animated theatrical video format, with a cute character that leads us through an environment as he explains our text. But I don’t want this to be an explainer video. Think of it like a documentary.
Me: Okay, that sounds great. We can start with some character designs, then move onto a storyboard by the end of the month. Once that’s approved, I can have a finished product to you the month after.
Client: Oh, I have this presentation in 2 weeks. I thought that would be enough time.
Me: No, unfortunately, that is not enough time. I would be happy to work with what you have and make a more basic explainer video.
Client: Are you sure you’re not just limiting yourself to an unnecessarily broad timeline? I think if you really put your effort in, you could get what I want done in 2 weeks.