I’m Charlie Minnion, an award winning director, animator and illustrator based in London. Mostly, my work is used to help explain & promote various services, products & ideas.have a browse
"Everyone loved and praised the animation. It carries the right message and in a style that is appropriate. It's simple, straightforward, easy to understand and visually appealing."− Mark Evans, Nottinghamshire County Council
"This animation has made the job of explaining the product benefits so much easier. The flow of movement kept the viewers engagement.Thanks for all your brilliant ideas and support Charlie. "− Craig Wilkie, SAS Apps
"This is amazing, I love it! Thanks so much for the hard work."− Arianna Corradi, CreativeConnection
"The whole animation works well. It provides us with a simple, clear way to communicate complicated processes and concepts. Thank you for all your help!"− Janet Johnson, Oxfordshire County Council
"I think it's amazing! Really really well done, it's looking super."− Jessica Harvey, CreativeConnection
"I think information in this format is ideal, and makes the aim and structure of the Pathway much clearer to everyone. The cartoon characters are simple, “universal” and the length of each film seems about right. "− Joyce Judson, Nottinghamshire County Council
"Thank you very much, this is tops. I really think it runs well. You’ve understood everything we discussed brilliantly and you’ve added in solutions that I think work really well."− Charlie Saward, RIX Research & Media
"Thanks so much for all your work. It has been a pleasure! The end product is great, I’m a big fan of this video, I think we’ve created something really nice together!"− Adam Rae, Manifest London
"I have travelled around the country and have never found such a good local offer animation as yours!"− Jacqueline Ross, SEN Consultant
"Everyone who saw the film was truly amazed with the animation and the quality of the work!"− Nikos Tsogkas, Chroma Pictures
A copy of the script or brief is provided and agreed upon by the client. This does not have to be absolutely final at this stage but should be reasonably reliable.
Drawing on large pieces of paper, I explore conceptual ways to visualise the script/brief. The resulting sequence of images will determine what will happen in the animation.
The sketched storyboard is translated into a clearer digital version. This is then cut and timed to a provisional version of the voice over, ready to present to the client for feedback.
Alongside production of the animatic, a visual style is created that will determine how the final animation will look. This is also presented to the client for feedback.
Using the animatic and style frames as a guide, the final design & animation work can commence. This is the longest phase and regular updates are provided to keep you in the loop.
Following final approval of the script, the voice over is recorded in a sound studio by a professional voice over artist (or non-professional if costs need to be reduced.)
The animation is supported by music & sound effects, specially created by a sound designer. Alternatively, stock music can be used for free.
Now that the sound work is complete, the finished animation is rendered out and shared with the client for final review. At this point, final minor tweeks can be made if required.
The final animation is rendered in all required formats and delivered to the client via the internet. The animation is now ready for action!
If you have any questions about projects, costs, timescales or anything else, please don't hesitate to contact me. I'm also available on social media via the links at the bottom of his page.
I look forward to hearing from you!