Honest images of the wonder of the world around us are my passion. Animation is capable of communicating the truth of complex social situations very effectively. This makes it a strong contender in the advertising field, being so effective at communicating complexities.
My rates are based on 10 minutes per drawing, 720 drawings per minute of animation, at $10 CDN per hour. Obviously this is a nominal calculation as the actual work will vary, with backgrounds and levels and in the timing and execution of the work.
Soundtracks, storyboards and character designs become too expensive for me to provide that service, but if a client can provide these elements I am prepared to offer a 30 second commercial in the form of an .avi file for roughly $1000 CDN within four weeks.
Such a work would be hand drawn onto paper and scanned to be coloured by computer. Watercolour or computer generated backgrounds would increase the cost.