When you embark on your animation project, it may seem like a daunting process. You have to work out where to begin with the script, brainstorm the type of illustrations you want and then you have to source your animators. Animated web videos are the current trend in web videos at the moment so studios providing animation services are popping up all over the UK. There are some benefits of working with a studio as opposed to freelancers. Working with an animation studio, all of the production process happens in the one place. Animators, illustrators and producers are all in the same team, so it's easier overall for you to manage the project on your end and ensure that nothing is missed out. Nothing slips through the cracks and everything is on the table. Animation companies can often be more affordable, without the competitive prices of hiring a variety of freelancers. To get started finding your animation studio, it's best to come up with your initial concept. By approaching the studio with your concept first, they can go through your ideas along with you and mock up estimate budgets for the proposal. The factors they will take into consideration during this process include: style of animation, length of the overall video, script and music requirements. Make sure you set out all your initial ideas for the video in this brief, because this is what the animation studio will have to go on to give you an estimate cost for the project. It's also imperative to do background research on the videos that the studio you approach has already made. This way you will get an idea of their house style. Assessing whether their portfolio of previous work is along the lines of what you desire for your video will ensure your video looks exactly like you want it to. By checking out their portfolio you can ensure that they offer the styles of animation that you have in mind. Once you have compared a few different prices, you can choose the animation studio working within your budget and offering the animation styles that you require. The studio will then take you right through each step of the animation process, from storyboard through to voiceovers. You should ensure you are kept informed of the progress of the video throughout production, and frequently check in on the project to make sure it's all going according to plan.