Animated Music Video Estimated Ranges

Posted on Thursday, 6 August 2020

Handcrafted Animated Loops, Animated Lyric Video & Animated Music Video Cost Estimates

All my award-winning music videos are handcrafted and 100% custom made. This page has estimated ranges for different services I provide. But first, here are some of the music videos I created for artists worldwide:

SOFI K – Fall Back Down (Official Lyric Video) - Sundstedt Animation
SOFI K - Animated Lyric Video
Animated Music Video Service
Karl Baudoin - Animated Music Video
Catch a glimpse Official Music Video - Sundstedt Animation
Catch a glimpse - Animated Music Video
The Old Red Rooster Music Video
The Old Red Rooster - Animated Music Video
Wonder - Animated Music Video
Wonder - Animated Music Video
Francis Martin – Mind Come Up (Trinity) [Official Music Video]
Francis Martin – Animated Music Video
Kÿpe Poka Animated Rap Music Video
Poka - Animated Music Video
Lush Animated Music Video - Mother - Sundstedt Animation
Lush - Animated Music Video
Pale White Guy Animated Music Video - Sundstedt Animation
Live - Animated Music Video
The Black Sheep - Animated Music Video
The Black Sheep - Animated Music Video
Cayman Dance Animated Music Video - Sundstedt Animation
Cayman Dance - Animated Music Video
HAMMER - Wolfman (Music Video) - Sundstedt Animation
Wolfman - Animated Music Video (loops)
Lofi Girl Animated Music Video Loops
Lofi Girl - Animated Music Video Loops
Phylli Sinclair - Sundstedt Animation
Phyllis Sinclair – Animated Music Video (Loop)

Creating an original animated music video completely dominates my schedule from weeks to a couple of months. My costs depend quite heavily on the amount of detail, the complexity, the length and timeframe of the video I’m making. To give you a rough idea of how this might translate into different projects, here are some ballpark estimated ranges for my different services for artists:

Handcrafted Album Covers / Single Artwork (Digital Only)
3-5 day’s work
£695 – £1,250 ($828 – $1,489).

Looping 2D Animation / Animated Illustration / Music Promo
10-20 seconds
5-20 day’s work
£1,495 – £4,995 ($1,780 – $5,950).
From simpler, to more complicated, to very complicated.
Example of a one scene music video with camera/shot changes: Here
Example of a two scenes music video with camera/shot changes: Here

Full 2D Animated Lyric Video
5-10 week’s work
£1,145 – £2,995 ($1,365 – $3,568) Per Minute.
This price range is the minimum for professionally produced 2D animated lyric video.
From simpler, to more complicated, to very complicated.
Examples of 2D animated lyric videos: Here and here.

Full 2D Animated Music Video
7-12 week’s work
£1,495 – £3,995 ($1,780 – $4,759) Per Minute.
This price range is the minimum for a professionally produced 2D animated music video.
From simpler, to more complicated, to very complicated.
2D animated video examples: Here, here, here and here.

Sundstedt-Animation-Music-Video-Timeframes-GraphWe can discuss the best options based on your song, your budget and your preference. A full animated music video, animated lyric video, or a looping animation. Another option is a handcrafted album/single artwork (digital only).

What if you don’t have £1,495 (or more) Per Minute for a premium 2D animated music video created from scratch?

Please note that Animated Videos in the the £2,300 – £5,780 ($2,740 – $6,885) Per Minute range is considered to be low budget in the industry. Our prices are already lower, even though our videos are handcrafted, made from scratch and keep winning awards for “Best Music Video” in many international film festivals, year after year.

With a smaller budget, one or more 10-20 second looping animations may be ideal for you. It can be used for many things, including as a teaser for a new song, EP or album on social media, including Instagram and YouTube. It can even be your official animated music video, since it has one or more beautiful looping animated illustrations that are seamlessly looped for the duration of the song. To make it more varied, we can even do some camera close-up shots. For examples of this, please check out our “Looping 2D / Animation” links above. We can also make a more subtly animated looping illustration with only some moving elements. You get the point. Once we know your budget range, we can see what we may be able to provide to help you.


Animated Music Video Artist Testimonial Quote

One award-winning animated (lyric) music video ‘Fall Back Down‘ was for the artist SOFI K. I directed and created the animated video myself, based on a written synopsis from the client. This video works both as a full animated music video and a full animated lyric video. This video has a full linear story and show many shots and backgrounds.

“Anders is an amazing artist and animator! I had the pleasure of collaborating with him on a song I produced for Sofi K called “Fall Back Down.” The level of hard work and detail that he put into our music video was unbelievable. He is communicative and gives you detailed descriptions and options of ways to make something work. We sent him examples of some of the imagery, tone, and feel that we were looking for in our animation and he was able to masterfully incorporate these things in. We were blown away by his talent and the way our video came out. I think Anders is doing great things in the world of animation and will continue to impress the people he collaborates with. I’m hoping to work with him again in the future.”
Bryce Harding

Animated music video pricing examples

“There is no I in team work, despite I’m a great writer I could of never made my vision come to life visually. With out one of the best Music Video Directors in the game/world. Anders took my vision and my Vinly Record to another level (From New York to the U.K.)! Thank you for painting a beautiful picture, it was a pleasure working together. Definitely looking forward to work together again on my next Master Peace! Sincerely King Francis (Francis Martin). Thank you Anders Sundstedt for your excellent body of work!”
Francis Martin
Francis Martin (BMI) Publishing

The Big Balloon to the Moon Animated Music Video

“For my latest release The Big Balloon to the Moon, I always had in mind an animated music video so I shopped around the internet for quite a while and then I found Anders Sundstedt. Here was an artist who had his own voice, his own unique style and it seemed to fit perfectly with the imagery I had in mind for my music. He immediately understood the visual elements that would do the trick and I believe he was the only one to be able to instill the poetry I was looking for. Anders is a rare and very sensitive artist who pays attention to every tiny detail while delivering a profound work that appears simple on the surface. And that is exactly what I try to do with my music. So, maybe it’s not surprising after all that we are the winner of 11 film festival awards in a matter of weeks. More to come? Thank you Anders, you did much more than expected and in such an elegant way.”
Kark Baudoin
New Caledonia

You can find many more music video testimonials from artists here.

For our many international film festival official music video awards, nominations and selections, please visit the awards page.

Estimated Price Ranges - Music Video - Sundstedt Animation

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