What does your name mean?
Botka is our last name. Simple as that. Collective represents the many styles of work we produce and the potential for collaboration.
How much do videos cost?
Pricing varies greatly depending on style, length, and scope of work. We'd be happy to discuss your specific needs and put together a custom proposal. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How long does it take to create a video?
Timeline can vary for numerous reasons, however we are known for being very efficient. Depending on length, style, and complexity, an animated video can range between 2-6 weeks from start to finish. Social media ads can be created in about a week.
Live action videos often can have faster turnaround times as quick as two weeks.
How soon should we contact you about a project?
We typically prefer about two weeks before starting production but have been able to accomodate last minute requests in the past.
What kinds of videos do you create?
We create videos for screens of all shapes and sizes. From small social media ads designed for mobile devices to large scale visuals displayed in arenas. We love the variety of projects we have the opportunity to work on. We consider ourselves generalists, but don't compromise on quality. We pair your content and business needs with the appropriate visual style, not the other way around.
Animation is so much more than cartoons. As a medium, not a genre, animation can be used to explain abstract concepts, represent difficult to film subject matter, or synthesize complex information into visual graphics. Character animation also allows for viewers to see themselves in the story. Complete control of the design, composition and color palette allow for endless possibilities.
Why Live Action?
Sometimes the story benefits from seeing real people in their environment. Our documentary style lends itself well to authentic testimonial videos, educational content, and cause-related campaigns.
Where do you work?
We work in our home office equipped with fast internet, standing desks and large monitors.
What do you recommend if I am just starting out?
We were TA's at School of Motion for their Cinema 4D Basecamp course. Specific courses like these and from Mograph Mentor are a great place to quickly pick up practical skills and be introduced to the motion design industry.
How do you get your clients?
The majority of our clients come to us through word of mouth referrals. We also reach out to companies directly to make them aware of our services.
Where do you go for inspiration?
We are constantly inspired by the stream of animation flowing from the Vimeo channel WineAfterCoffee. We enjoy following what our fellow creatives are up to on Twitter and Instagram. We also enjoy meeting up with peers at industry events like Blend Fest and NAB, and local meetups like Colorado C4D and Sauce Society in the Denver area.
Jobs & Internships
Do you have any internships available?
While we have had remote college internships in the past, we are currently not offering any. We recommend students look for a local in-house internship to get the best experience. We have also served as TA's for School of Motion. We recommend checking out their courses or resources to supplement your learning.
Are you hiring?
What software do you use?
We primarily use Adobe Creative Cloud (After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) and Maxon Cinema 4D Studio.
What computers do you use?
We use both Mac and PC with fast specs and an ultrawide monitor. We also use a Wacom MobileStudio Pro for drawing.
What plugins do you use?