UPDATE: April 11
We are receiving some notes asking when we are open for commissions again
. We like to inform everyone that we are always open, but you need to wait in line.
We have a waiting list for animation commissions. Due to the number of inquiries it is very much required that you will need to reserve a slot in our wait list to get a commission from us. We can not tell you when our waiting list will lessen, because we received new inquiries from time to time.... So I think its best to have your slot reserved. First come first serve. You can also have options for your reservations:
1. You can cancel your reservation if you want, we wont mind.
(but if you come back and like to reserve again, I have no choice but to place you back in line, so please think carefully if you want to cancel)
2. If you are not ready yet and its your turn for your commission, you can always request for a delay. We will work on your order in the next batch when you're ready.
3. While waiting, you can always change your order if you like. We wont mind, the important here is that you have a reserved slot.
1. I want to know how much my 1 minute animation will cost.
how we price is based entirely in the number scenes, the number of frames and length of video editing (including special effects). Not by time. It is best to provide us a storyboard or order one from us. For more infos, please check our animation commission:
ANIMATION COMMISSION PRICEARTISTS: Yenohd, Zellyine, Pixiepen
Price Update: Feb 22, 2015
ANIMATION#1: Indie Animation = $50+
Content: 6-frames with simple background
Size: 600x450 max size
Format: GIF, MOV, AVI, FLV, MP4
Tool: Photoshop, Sony Vegas
additional frames: $7-10 per frame
ANIMATION#2: HQ Simple Animation= $65+
Artist: Yenohd, Zellyine
Content: High Quality animation, with slight video effects, very simple that only have partial movements.
Size: 600x450 max size
Type: GIF animation or video
ANIMATION#3: HQ Animation = $120+
Artist: Yenohd, Zellyine, Pixiepen
Content: High Quality animation, with video effects, full movements like running, fighting, etc.
Size: 1280 x 720 max size
Format: GIF, MOV, AVI, FLV,
2. But can you give me an estimate how much your 1 minute cost?
as I said above, it differs, sometimes a 1 minute only has repeatable frames and video editing that can cost less than $500. Or an animation that has a LOT of scenery that will cost $2,000 or higher.
14 frame character dancing while background daylight change from sunset to night. This only has a few frames that are loopable and video editing of the screen colors. Costing $300 total for 1 minute content.Example #2
: this animation cost $1,500 and has 30-40 seconds in length. It has a lot of scenes and animation frames.
So the price really depends on your animation content...
If your animation is short we can give a proper price quote easily. But if your animation has so many scenes then a storyboard is required for us to count the number of scenes, number of frames and video edits.
3. I hope I wasnt rude to you in any way
I noticed I get inquiries like this....I was thinking maybe its because of some comments I post to rude people
Please dont worry about it, when people post a compliment, we thank them. When they ask what programs we use, I simply answer them and give tips. But if people comment an irresponsible/ rude remarks then yes I get angry and answer them back. But it doesnt exactly mean I am always angry....
But if you are worried you dont like to sound rude, here are some remarks that we dislike:1. demanding us to work faster...
we have limits and our daily situation is not as smooth as others. Even if you pay us extra to work faster for your deadline, we will not accept it in fear of mismanagement. Please read more infos below this journal.
Also Yenohd(our main artist) has a heath situation which causes her slow progress. So if you are looking for artists to deliver on time, I am sorry but she can not accept any strict deadline projects. We can suggest other artists from our studio that can work on a regular time. 2. complaining about our pricing.
Every artist has different pricing, and we know very well if you are complaining just to get cheap bargain out of us. If you want to lessen the price, we can suggest to lessen some scenes OR change them to lessen the workload. You can also tell us your budget and we will compute how many frames it can go.
But arguing with us that we should price lesser
......we know very well you are trying to manipulate/trick us. Now that's very cheap....3. threatening us
to never come back as a customer if you didnt get your commission on time.....seriously....please NEVER come back. This only shows you are a very difficult person to work with.4. your account has a section/journal of publicly shaming artist.
I need to tell you, we DONT like people like those. Your commission is for personal collections and you shame artist for being slow, difficult to negotiate and other reasons. I work with game projects that has deadlines, this is understandable to reach the deadline on time. But a personal collection? How important is your collection anyways that you have to destroy the artist's reputation and dignity? So NO, we will not work for you. Even if you have a "best artist" section this does not change the fact you are shaming artists. And seeing our name in your "best artist" while you have a "worst artist" portrays that we are supporting your action. Sorry we DO NOT support this. I have a BLACKLIST, but you dont see me posting them publicly. It is because there are reasons that the customer may have started wrong and he/she will change in the future. And if that same customer comes back and apologizes then I'll be happy to remove them in my private blacklist and can work with them. So public shaming a customer/artist is really not necessary. 5. Inquiring or chatting with us for 1 whole week.....with repeatable questions
....man you're gonna drain us.
please check your past messages. Also changing order numerous times like 7x in a row will only drain our brains out from answering...please check ALL of our commission infos and make a final decision what you really like. And dont forget if you have budget limit then check our pricing if it fits.6. weird fetishes:
bloody torture, extreme violence, feces, vomit, animal porn and violently eating a live human. All of these are just....NO....
Simple blood, fighting scenes with blood, furry echii and other light hearted pron are fine.
7. your project has offending topics of:
racism, sexism, anti-feminism, anti-religion, anti-gay marriage, and other anti anti.........well I am an anti-stupid customer, so NO. And get the heck outa my page please.....
So well here are the things that you need to be careful in inquiring with us. I hope this helps. So if you are none of these kinds of people, then you dont need to worry about what you say to us.
Even if your English is not your first language, we will not feel offended. We'll decipher them as much as possible...well hopefully we can decipher it
Maybe you can try send your language message first together with an English translation below. There is always Google translate to use....
Thank you for reading.
4. My English Not Good! But I want order/commission.
It is OK, We use Google Translate --> translate.google.com/
or Bing Translator --> www.bing.com/translator/
Japanese - 私の英語はよくないです。しかし、注文を購入したいのですが。
French - Mon anglais n'est pas bon. Mais je veux acheter ordonnance
German - Mein Englisch ist nicht gut. Aber ich möchte bestellen kaufen
Dutch - Mijn Engels is niet goed. Maar ik wil kopen van volgorde
Norwegian - Engelsken min er ikke bra. Men jeg vil kjøpe rekkefølge
Spanish - Mi inglés no es bueno. Pero quiero comprar ordentranslate.google.com/www.bing.com/translator/translate.reference.com/-------------------------------------------------------------
Portuguese - Meu inglês não é bom. Mas eu quero comprar a ordem
その ok は、我々 は google を使用して翻訳
Son ok, nous utilisons google translateSeine Ordnung, wir verwenden Google übersetzen
Zijn ok, we gebruiken google translate
Ok, vi bruker google oversette
Está bien, utilizamos google translate
Sua aprovação, nós usamos o google traduzir
Complaints about our Work speed:
To be honest, we sometimes receive complaints of how slow our team are at doing animation commissions. We normally explain them pleasantly, unfortunately there are SOME annoying people out there that dont think twice before writing crude remarks in our gallery. So I would like to make a little statement about this:
1. Please remember that we are NOT a professional huge animation studio that has years of experience AND are not graduates of animation classes....
2. we are only SELF-studying animators. we dont have any educational background of making animation. But yes we do make quality animation like its an actual anime. Even we're pretty surprised and excited at how we're doing this.
3. one of the reason why we're slow is that we're not satisfied with the work OR a first timer to do this kind of action. And have to re-make them until we see fit. But this is under our own judgement, because there are other customers that are too picky and forgot that we're not Production IG....(goodness....how high are you expecting for an animation? please go hire Production IG
4. Another very very common reason we're slow is that we have a life we're running. We do daily chores, go to hospital appointments and un-expecting events that keep us from working smoothly. Please also note that we sometimes take a day off when we feel burn out. Even I have a stress relief artwork to get my inspiration back.
5. Lastly, please also remember our animation price is pretty damn CHEAP! Do you know that South Park animation cost $1,500 per second?
What more of an anime? We sometimes feel that we're insulting real professional animators out there because of our prices. But alas, we're just self studying beginners. So yes, the cheap price has consequences....and that is being slow. If you want faster artists, then please hire real professionals graduated from graphics art universities and are years of experienced. But dont expect them to be the same price as us.