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Whiteboard Animation and Historical Videos

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Animating for Historical Purposes

Historical animations are unique but you have come to the right place! Animations and Explainer Videos are perfect for Historical education because they are fun to watch, easy to edit, and they can very effectively convey complex lessons and messages. We have made numerous historical animations over the years for many companies and organizations.


When it comes to communicating company messaging, product information, or corporate policy there are often a lot of stake holders. Multiple approvals also hold up schedules, add to budget, and even kill projects. It is easy to give up hope. But you've come to the experts and we can help you! Here is a list of some of the common problems and how to solve them:

Getting lost in the details

With both film and animated historical media, it is easy for a project to get lost in details. So how does one avoid the detail black hole?

Style is the solution

Adding a simple art style to your project cuts out any distractions and details that can drain a budget, allowing only what matters to a viewer to remain on the screen. This not only keeps a project budget from getting drained by details, it also shows the viewer only what they need to see. Thus making the animation more effective. Here is what we mean:

Equipment and environments

This same rule applies to historical equipment and environments. Seeing the wrong equipment can distract viewers but setting the video in a stylized environment allows everyone to pay attention to the principle of the video and not the details.

Animation - Artistically cutting edge AND ready for committees

Animation is a great way to avoid getting bogged down in issues with compliance. Moreover, animation is newer and cheaper than ever. When it comes to committee revisions and tweeking the project, it requires the lowest cost. A small detail can force a film to be reshot from beginning to end. 

Side note: Infographics and Diagrams - good for concepts

Sometimes a concept is the focus of the message. If an issue affects hundred or thousands of people it’s best to address them conceptually rather than as specific individuals. In this instance, it’s best to use a style of animation called an infographic. Infographics have been popular since 2000. This style of animation uses plain figures of employees instead of a character. Similarly concepts like timelines, cycles, and fields or areas are often best explained using a diagram that rarely if ever includes an image of the employee. 

If you have any other questions feel free to contact us at whiteboardanimation@gmail.com or call 646-801-3496

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