The Argument of Shooting an Animated Video vs. a Live Action Video
On our first article, we want to tackle something we have all endured in our classes: to shoot an animated video vs shooting a live action video. Both take a lot of work and each has their own obstacles to overcome.
The impact on the final product and the finances mean that the product gets done quicker and may cost more because it may take longer to produce. The medium used can affect the script and the ideas generated from the beginning. Considerations should include the person’s skills and strengths and resources and if and how the person wants to outsource.
Things to Consider
- The audience has to be considered.
- The costs and resources are similar for both Live Video and Animation Video
- Production time and changes for animation video production allow for last minute changes
- Adaptations can be made to the video to coincide with company changes whenever that may be Innovative thinking about Animated Promotional video can show an endless scope for originality and novelty; it can use emotional stimulation;; it can be a fast, effective way of explaining anything
Pros. And Cons
- A lot of planning and pre-production time goes into video whether live or animated
- Both provide a ton of value
It is a no-brainer that kids adore watching animated videos. Animated videos resonate much more with children than live action videos. However, a well executed animated video can resonate well with an older crowd. Like Forbes says, it is wise to determine what your focus is, and who you’re trying to attract.
Animation takes weeks and months depending on revisions. Live-action can be shot in one day. However, editing the live action video might take a week. Live Action means that making changes to the script or scenery changes means high costs. Animation means last minute changes mire easily done, flexibility.
How Big is Your Budget?
Live Action will need scripting, camera, lighting, sound, directing, talent, voice over, editing, color correction, music and logo animations. While, an animated video will still need a script, illustration, animation, voiceover, editing and sound effects. Each has its own costs, and each requires a payment to talent. However, if you can find a friend who is willing to do the voiceover for a smaller price, this might be the way to go.
Live Action Video Pros
- Can humanize production
- Easy to get started
- Shot and edited quickly
Live Action Video Cons
- Need Camera and equipment
- Lots of pre-production needed
- Dealing with talent
- Revisions cost high and are hard to schedule
Animation Video Pros
- There is no live talent
- One can get started quickly
- There is more flexibility
- Easier to makes changes in end
- More skills will be needed to get started
- May make a business look less serious
- It will take a longer time to complete
Web Animation Pros and Cons
- Visual elements change continuously
- Perception is used to change that the brain finishes off missing elements to produce a sense of motion
- Visualizes story using allegory or visualizations of movement
- GIF animations were the renaissance of web design
- Flash Animation built in Flash player
- Different tools are needed
- Must be flexible and light
- Requires timing for physical and emotional meaning
What style of video shot do you prefer? What are you more comfortable in handling and producing? What was your most memorable animated and live action shot? Tell us below!