Prices tend to vary depending on the level of complexity of the character, the background, and the animation. I have some approximate prices listed below for simple and complex scenes, but these are just estimates. The best way to get an exact price would be to let me know of your idea and what would be involved, then I can give you a quote.
A simple scene generally refers anything where a character is doing something with minimal poses, possibly a looping animation. Examples of this could include something along the lines of sitting at a bar drinking, standing and fiddling with a prop. An animation such as this within the range of approximately 5-10 seconds generally start at $350 USD, but as mentioned, this will vary based on the complexity of the character, background, and animation.
A complex scene is something that feature much more poses and eleaborate movements (either from the character, camera, or effects). These are generally good for action scene An animation such as this within the range of approximately 5-10 seconds generally start at $500 USD, but as mentioned, this will vary based on the complexity of the character, background, and animation.
My name is Alex Henderson, I'm a freelance animator and director from Ontario, Canada. I am a graduate from Sheridan College's Bachelor of Arts in Animation program, with credits in film, television, and advertising.
Recently I've worked as an animator at DHX Media, and a director on award winning independent productions such as "Breathing Space" and "The Rhino and the Redbill". These days I specialise in blending hand-drawn animation with CGI to create a unique style that is both efficient and cost-effective, making it accessible for small businesses to purchase their own animated media.
On this site you will find samples of my work, as well as commission information should you be interested in buying work from me. Thanks for taking the time to visit, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions or requests.
My award-winning animated short "Tales from Scorchwater Valley: The Rhino and the Redbill", is now playing in film festival worldwide!