Motion Graphic Animation is a versatile tool. As long as you know what you want to say, who you want to say it to, and have the time and budget, we can create anything you need. There are a few common uses that most people need for their businesses. Scroll down to learn more!

Explainer Animation

Explainer Animation is an umbrella term that includes a variety of Motion Graphic Videos. They can be used to tell a story, explain concepts, demonstrate procedures, and more! Usually, one will last for 30 seconds to 2 minutes. However, sometimes they can go longer. Shorter is usually preferred because people’s attention spans are short, and it keeps production costs down. Explainer Animations are fun to watch, effective at conveying a variety of messages, and are one of the best ways to market your business today!

Contact Squash and Stretch Productions to partner with you in developing an effective animated video to explain your products and services effectively and generate more lead for your business

Video Overlays

A well-made video can effectively give your audience a glimpse into your world, values, and actions. One common aspect of such videos are overlaid animated graphics like titles, graphs, and names. These graphics help the viewer understand what’s being said, what they’re looking at, and increase engagement. A person talking at a camera isn’t all that exciting. Adding animated graphics can help make a video more effective.

You want your video content to stand out, right? Adding animated video overlays, including dynamic titles, lower thirds, and other diagrams, can help quickly engage your audience and reinforce your message. We work with your existing branding to create unique content for your videos.

Social Media Content

There is a ton of new content being posted on Social Media every second. How can you improve the chances of your stuff being seen by your target audience? By using Animated Videos on social media content! Over half of all videos are watched on mobile devices. The movement stops people from scrolling up, and instead watch your content. Then 92% of people will share a video they’ve seen on Social Media. That means a lot more organic reach that static images and text! There’s still no way to predict if something will go viral, but using Animated Videos can help improve how much impact you get for your Social Media marketing budget.

Do you want to increase the effectiveness of your social media content? Adding animated videos and GIFs to your existing content can lead to 10x more shares and engagement from your audience! We work with you to create fully customized messages and motion graphic visuals that help you achieve your goals.


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I hired, managed, and trained Karl during this year's busy season at Guidespark. Our ramp up time was cut short as the work was piling up on us, and so Karl stepped in immediately and made an impact. He's a hard working, diligent designer who knows his way in After Effects. He's dedicated to his craft, and shows stewardship and care for his projects. Another great attribute to Karl is his sense to communicate and to seek improvement to just not better himself, but to also better the product and the production process. He is a team player, and works well in a design team!

Guide Spark

Guide Spark

Karl has done a great job capturing the essence of the Oasis venture in 7 animations that are included on our website.

Karl is very professional, creative, and focused. He met or exceeded all project milestones with high quality results.

A pleasure to work with, Karl will be invited back to help with the telling of our story again and again as our story evolves.


Our company landed a large eLearning animation project from one of our clients involving a lot of character animation with multiple videos. The project had many complexities as well as a tight schedule during the holidays. We brought on Karl and his company Squash and Stretch Productions. They not only stuck with us through some of the project's twists and turns, but also did a stellar job turning over quality work quickly. Our client and our shop was thrilled with Squash and Stretch under Karl's leadership and animating talents. Anyone in need of animation - character or otherwise need look no further than here.

Brandon Wasserburger

Owner, FireTribe Inc.

Karl worked quickly to complete the projects I contracted him for. He was able to skillfully put them together with short notice, and took direction to implement changes while still meeting deadlines. I would definitely work with him again!

Food Guru

Karl is a true artist in his field! His work on a key addition to my website was beautifully done, with efficiency and professionalism. He listened to my needs and concerns, and described the value of idea so that I could visualize and understand it. I know his work will add marketing value to my website, and am so appreciative. I also learned a lot about graphics and sound.

Thank you, Karl!

Donna Bratton-Kearns, MPH, JD

Mediator & Trainer

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Motion Graphic?

Motion Graphic is an umbrella term that includes a wide variety of animation styles and content from flat, 2D vector graphics to full, 3D animation. Motion Graphics content can be shown on TV, on social media, websites, and mobile devices. It’s a great way to advertise a product or service, explain a complex concept, or tell an engaging story.

How long will it take to complete my project?

Production time can range from 2 weeks to 2 months depending on visual style, length, and project scope.

How long will it take to complete my project?

There are a number of steps required to create Motion Graphics content.


  • Write Script
  • Determine Visual Style
  • Create Storyboards
  • Create Animation Outline


  • Record Audio
  • Create Assets (Settings, Character, Charts, etc)
  • Block Out Animation
  • Refine Animation
  • Polish Animation
  • Render/Export Final Content

3D Animations take longer to make than 2D because the Create Assets step is much more extensive and the render step takes a lot longer to complete. There’s also an additional Compositing step after rendering for 3D that isn’t needed in 2D Animation.

What's included in the cost?

It depends on the package or project. Typically it includes:

  • Script writing
  • Animation concept outline
  • Storyboards and mood boards
  • Animation asset creation
  • Animation blocking
  • Animation breakdowns
  • Animation polishing
  • Final rendering
  • All in-scope edits
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