Whether you need to train your staff quickly, address an HR issue, or just want your employees to learn a new skill in an engaging way, you may need to get your staff to participate in eLearning programs. While many employees and supervisors alike dread corporate training, it does not have to be mindless busy work. In fact, one of the best ways to help your learners retain important information and stay engaged during eLearning is to show them high-quality animated videos.
As more and more businesses transition to offering remote work, the demand for eLearning videos has also increased. As a result, many companies are turning to animation companies to ensure that they have top-notch video content to share with their employees.
While working with an animation company is a good way to get videos that you cannot make in-house, finding the “right” company is often easier said than done. With so many options to choose from, it can be difficult to identify that perfect company that can deliver videos that hit the trifecta: unmatched quality and expertise, fast turnaround time, and unmatched prices.
Fortunately, we are here to help!
Here is a breakdown of four different types of animation companies that you can use for your business:
DIY Animation Companies
When it comes to creating animated videos for eLearning, many businesses opt to do it themselves. Fortunately, if you go this route, you will have plenty of animation software companies to choose from, all of which allow businesses to make their own explainer videos.
Take Toonly, for example. Toonly is a video making software platform that allows businesses to create animated explainer videos that are engaging and shareable. Rather than shelling out a ton of money for a video designer, platforms like Toonly allow people with no video making experience to make professional quality videos from the comfort of their own homes. Other tools, like Vyond’s animated software, also offer all of the resources necessary to make great explainer or training videos in-house.
These options tend to be popular, because many business owners hope to save money by creating their own videos instead of outsourcing the task to another company. While these animation software companies, and others like them, provide the software that is needed to create explainer videos, making these videos are not as easy as they might seem.
There is often still a learning curve to using animation software, and creating the videos is often fairly tedious and time consuming. On top of that, these platforms usually offer only a limited selection of animation styles.
If you want to create animated eLearning videos without breaking the bank, investing in DIY animation companies can be a solid option. That said, you will want to consider how much time and effort it will require to complete these videos. If you and your team have too many other projects on your plate, creating your own videos just may not be feasible.
Explainer Animation Companies
Explainer animation companies know the ins and outs of video marketing, allowing them to create explainer videos that capture the heart of your business or brand.
One of the most popular explainer companies, Digital Brew, offers animated explainer videos, commercials, and just about any other type of marketing content your business might need, all while promising to tell your brand’s story.
Businesses that turn to explainer companies know that they will receive impressive, shareable content that will boost their conversion rates and their bottom lines. While this is great for marketing your business, it does not do much to help you with other areas like instructional and educational videos, training videos, or other videos with information you need to present to your existing staff.
If you need animated videos that are solely focused on marketing, explainer companies are a worthwhile choice. Keep in mind, however, that you will not have much wiggle room in what you can request from such companies. If you need extensive training videos, for example, you are going to want to consider other options.
eLearning Animation Companies
If you want your learners to actually learn from your video content, you will want to show videos from experts that know how to teach and can create a variety of eLearning content. This is why some businesses turn to eLearning animation companies for their video content.
One of the benefits of using an eLearning company is that the video creators will be able to present information well and through many different styles. Consider a company like Designing Digitally, Inc., which tackles everything eLearning. Whether you need an explainer video or a corporate training video or even a training simulation, companies like Designing Digitally, Inc. have you covered.
However, just because these companies provide practically limitless options for your eLearning video content does not mean that your content will necessarily be of the highest quality. These companies often do not have an animation staff, so the quality of the animation may lack a sense of style and cohesiveness. Additionally, it may take a long time for you to actually receive your video.
If you want a wide variety of video options for eLearning, and you are willing to wait a while for a product that is good but not quite as engaging or stellar as you might receive from an agency with in-house designers, an eLearning company might be a good fit for your business.
eLearning Animation Focused Companies
This last main type of animation company is by far the best option to meet the needs of most businesses. eLearning animation-focused companies combine the flexibility of DIY animation companies, the engagement and expertise of explainer video companies, and the smorgasbord of options available with eLearning, without sacrificing quality or affordability.
Consider NinjaTropic, for example. Unlike many eLearning companies, Ninja Tropic provides countless options for unique video content without forgoing animation quality. Ninja Tropic also has a team of in-house designers that can create 2D and 3D character lectures, motion graphics, infographics, live action lectures, whiteboard videos, and more, all through detailed, breathtaking animation that is sure to captivate your audience.
If you want to share valuable eLearning and Training videos with your employees without waiting for weeks on end or spending a fortune, eLearning animation-focused companies like Ninja Tropic are the best possible option.
Ninja Tropic believes that receiving animated eLearning videos does not need to be an expensive, time consuming process. Find out how we can help you meet all your eLearning video needs at a price you’ll love when you visit our website or sign up for a free consultation.