Perhaps, it is not easy to determine animation quality, especially if you are not from the animation industry but a completely clueless instructional designer or instructor.
Of course, a high-quality animation is not that difficult to recognize! If you believe animations by Walt Disney or Harry Potter series are astonishing, you are right! However, let’s be honest. That kind of animation is worth millions of dollars investment.
Now the question is if this is not the standard regular animators often look for, how can one identify a good animation video?
Well, if you are also looking for the answer to this question, you have arrived at the right place. This article would walk you through the tips of creating a quality animation video, the role of a quality tester, how to improve video quality, and how does one conduct animation video quality testing.
But before we move forward, have a look at this character animation video made by us for one of our clients.
Role of an Animation Video Quality Tester
A person working for this profile will be responsible for managing all the processes, procedures, outputs, and deliverables throughout the production while ensuring that the department’s outcomes are aligned with the production schedule, budget, and the creative vision of the production.
What Factors Determine the Quality of an Animation Video?
The process of every animation video we create may differ based on the video animation styles, client’s requirements or the gravity of the project. However, we need to take care of few key factors that ultimately determine an animated video’s quality.
If you are looking for answers on how to improve video quality, then you should perhaps have a look at these tips for each stage of animation video production.
Remember, the heart of every impactful video lies in actively catering to your client’s needs and vision.
It should contain and convey a clear message of the business and brand.
The soul of the video lies in the narration quality. You cannot see it; however, a great voice-over adds life to an animated video.
A storyboard is a visual script of the video.
Let’s see a basic example of an error that has to be kept in mind while creating a storyboard.
As in this example, we can see that it’s written “loyalty Card,” which is not a correct way to write it. We have to apply sentence cases for such purposes wherever there are headings, or we need to put an emphasis, etc.
Animation movements, pauses, scenes, etc., are what eventually add life to your video.
Getting Started with Animation Video Quality Testing
As videos’ distribution over the internet becomes pre-dominant, user expectation for high quality is continually rising. Therefore, it becomes imperative for content providers to undergo video quality testing.
Technical and editorial mistakes can be made in any context, particularly in creative fields like video production. Therefore, we suggest having a comprehensive quality testing system and a Quality Tester to help you maintain high standards and minimize any blunders that might affect your company’s professional image.
Here is an example of how basic testing of animation is done.
Eliminate all Distractions
The key to detecting all possible mistakes is to ensure that you’re entirely focused on the task at hand.
Raise your concerns
Often errors in video production occur because the quality tester either a) does not want to offend the editor by proposing what they believe is an issue or b) does not have enough courage to bring up the mistake.
However, both of these attitudes can be risky as there is no harm in raising an issue, and a fair editor will be open to any feedback.
Often, to overcome uncertainty, noting down problems as you go through and only raising them once you have seen the entire video will enable you to make a reliable judgment as to whether there is an issue or not.
A Fresh Pair of Eyes
The editor can spend hours scanning through a video and perhaps easily miss an error. However, when you check it over, you’ll bring a fresh pair of eyes and will likely spot issues, which probably the editor may have missed.
Don’t Forget to Double check
Follow a System
If you’re checking on multiple videos, which are all at different stages, it’s natural to get confused about what you’ve already checked. An ideal way to prevent this is to ensure you have a well-defined system in place.
Follow these tips to create a solid quality testing system, and use it to ensure that you’re producing the best quality animation video!
With some final touch-ups and quality assurance, your animation video will be ready to leave an impact of your brand.