The benefits of combining 2D animation with live action video, in corporate videos.


The benefits of combining 2D animation with live action video, in corporate videos.

The benefits of combining 2D animation with live action video, in corporate videos.


At Social Video HQ we are working on more and more Hybrid Videos, combining 2D animation with live action, in corporate videos and business videos.


Here are some advantages:

  1. Visual Appeal and Engagement:
    • Dynamic Content: The combination of live action and 2D animation creates a visually dynamic experience, capturing the audience’s attention and keeping them engaged.
    • Versatility: 2D animation allows for creative expression and can be used to illustrate complex ideas or concepts in a visually appealing and easy-to-understand manner.
  2. Clarifying Complex Concepts:
    • Visual Metaphors: 2D animation can be used to represent abstract concepts or data through visual metaphors, making it easier for the audience to grasp complex information presented in the live-action footage.
  3. Brand Personality and Consistency:
    • Brand Integration: Incorporating 2D animation can help reinforce brand elements and create a consistent visual identity across different types of content.
    • Customization: 2D animation allows for customization, enabling companies to tailor the content to match their brand personality and messaging.
  4. Cost-Effectiveness:
    • Reduced Production Costs: While live-action footage can be expensive to shoot and edit, 2D animation can provide cost-effective solutions for certain elements of the video, such as illustrating processes, creating characters, or adding special effects.
  5. Storytelling Enhancement:
    • Narrative Support: 2D animation can complement the narrative of a corporate video, helping to tell a story or convey a message more effectively.
    • Emotional Impact: Animation has the potential to evoke emotions and create a memorable impact on the audience, enhancing the overall storytelling experience.
  6. Flexibility and Creativity:
    • Creative Freedom: 2D animation offers a high degree of creative freedom, allowing for imaginative and unique visual elements that may be challenging to achieve through live-action alone.
    • Flexibility in Representation: Certain ideas or scenarios may be challenging to film in live action, and animation provides the flexibility to represent them in a more creative and stylized manner.
  7. Global Appeal:
    • Language Agnostic: Visual elements, especially animations, can transcend language barriers, making the content more accessible to a global audience.
  8. Training and Educational Content:
    • Illustrative Learning: For corporate training videos or educational content, 2D animation can illustrate processes, workflows, or concepts in a way that is easy for the audience to follow and understand.


By combining live action with 2D animation, companies can create visually compelling, informative, and memorable corporate videos that effectively communicate their messages to a diverse audience.


Are you considering using Animated Explainer Videos, Live Action Videos or Hybrid Videos in your business? If you have any queries, please reach out to us for no obligation advice.



Author – Paul McDermott

Paul is an award-winning filmmaker and video producer. For over 10 years Paul produced wedding films, business content and short documentaries. This experience led him to starting Social Video HQ in 2019, helping businesses communicate their message to their audience. Be it a business video or short documentary, Paul loves communicating stories.


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