Video Production Made Easy

Project Portal

Our free to access project portal is a purpose built project management tool designed around our animation process.

Portal Features

 

Invite Project Team

Invite all of your team members to collaborate on your video project.

Project Dashboard

View the project dashboard to see all of your active video projects.

Project Workflow

View your project process in one simple production workflow.


Store Documents

Store project related documents like briefs or brand guidelines.

Track Progress

Track the percentage progress of your video project in real-time.

Provide Feedback

Provide feedback at each stage of the production process.

Catch Up

Catch up on project updates and comments from the project team.

Sign-Off Stages

Simply digitally e-sign of each of the production stages.

Chat Directly

Use the live chat feature to talk directly with the project team.

Simple Production Process

Creative Kick-Off Session

The kick-off is a chance to gather all the creative brains within the project team together before production begins. We believe in having as much face-to-face time as possible, whether that’s at our studio, your office, or even via videoconference. As well as creative discussions around how the story or style treatment will best engage with the audience, we’ll also discuss practical topics like what the key deliverables will be, what the main call to action is and what project success will look like.

Go To Script

Scriptwriting

Once we fully understand your message, we’ll start to draft a script. This might mean starting from scratch, or honing and developing a script you already have. The voiceover script is accompanied by a written shot-by-shot description of what the viewer will see on screen and this helps to provide a mental picture of the action before we start producing the storyboards. This ‘shooting script’ might also include reference images or animated gifs which help to explain the action.

Go To Storyboards

Storyboards

The storyboards are a grid of deliberately rough sketched individual artwork panels (or images). They show all of the shots in your video, and the order in which they’ll appear. Each panel is accompanied by the voiceover that will feature during that shot, as well as notes which explain the action. In some cases, we might also produce an animatic. An animatic is a video version of the storyboards and might include an animation test, a dummy voiceover as well as sample sound design and music.

Go To Artwork

Artwork

Once the storyboards have been approved, we’ll create all of the artwork layouts. We’ll typically start with proof of concept art which we call a ‘style frame’ and/or character designs. This ensures you can be involved in developing the final design style. Alongside the storyboards, the style frame will give you a really good sense for what the final film will look like. Once the artwork is approved, we’ll get to work producing all the layouts. These are essentially a polished version of the storyboards in the final design style.

Go To Animation

Animation

Once you’re happy with the artwork layouts, we get to the most exciting part of the process. For 2D vector ‘cutout’ animation, our artist will rig the characters bodies, giving them an adjustable bone structure which allows them to pose the character like a puppet. Alternatively, the artist may animate tradigitally – imagine old-school Disney frame-by-frame animation, but in a computer. Cutout animation is a more cost-effective approach whilst traditional animation offers greater fluidity of animation.

Go To Sound

Sound Design

Although we have access to some award-winning composers, in the majority of cases we’ll source and present customised stock music track options. We aren’t restricted to using royalty-free music and our fixed fee music costs are inclusive of all necessary usage licences. The Producer will provide a series of music alternatives which are based on your preferences and, once you’re happy, we’ll combine this with the voiceover to form a soundtrack that sounds as amazing as your video looks.

Go To Voiceover

Studio VO Recording

All of our voiceover is studio recorded by professional voice artists and actors and the fixed price quoted is inclusive of the studio, Producer, and Sound Engineer costs, as well as the artists’ record and usage fee. You can even conference into the recording session to help direct the voice artist. Once recorded, the Sound Engineer will clean up the voiceover and a Sound Designer from Nibble will edit the audio. This voiceover is combined with the music to form the soundtrack that the animation is timed to.

Go To Delivery

Delivery

Once approved it’s time to deliver your video. The final files are sent digitally and encrypted with password protection for security. Your video can be supplied in any standard or high definition format, and in any standard file format you need (i.e. .WMV/.AVI, MPEG, H264 or .MOV). If it’s helpful, Nibble’s video experts are also on hand to support you in promoting your video – devising video marketing strategies that will ensure your video is seen by as many of the right type of viewer as possible.

The Story Behind The Portal

Artistry. Passion. Understanding. Ease.

These are the core values that underpin Nibble and everything we do. We create high-quality animated video and we care deeply that it moves viewers in a way that is most impactful for our clients. But we also understand that the creative animation process is involved and our mission is to make this process as simple and pain-free as possible.

Over the years, we evaluated and implemented countless project management software tools. The larger applications had endless features and functionality but were complex and a bit of a ‘sledgehammer to crack a nut’. Others, more targeted at creative processes, forced us to work in a regimented manner that meant changing our way of working to suit a piece of software? Frustratingly, everything we found was internally focused and gave little consideration for client collaboration or experience.

Then, back in 2016, we watched a film called The Founder which tells the story of the creation of the McDonald’s fast-food chain and their ‘Speedy System’. Regardless of what you might think about the golden arches today, back in 1940, the McDonald brothers re-wrote the rule-book and devised a way to build effectiveness and efficiency into the food service process without diminishing the quality of their product.

This inspired us to commission the build of a fully custom project management tool, designed specifically around Nibble’s animation process with the sole aim of making the process of creating animated video as efficient, effective, and as collaborative as possible.

The result is the Nibble Portal.