Off the top of my head: 1. What is the purpose of the Flash sequence? 2. Who is the intended audience? 3. Does it complement/augment an existing Flash site or standard site? 4. If this is a 'intro screen' type of thing, with little interactivity, then how long should it be? Is it just to create a mood? 5. What kind of interactivity/functionality are you expecting? 6. What is your budget (ballpark) for the project? 7. What is your timeline (if you have one) 8. Describe an animation that's similar to what you have in mind - what do you like/dislike about it? 9. Corporate color scheme/brand identification that need to be incorporated? 10. How important are non-Flash-enabled users? 11. Do you have a sketch or storyboard of how you'd like it to function/look/feel? That's just a couple of things that would need to be in there, but most likely, you'll get dollar figures all over the map even if you have a sketch of how the interactivity would/could work, and perhaps some preliminary ideas for artwork/similar sites, etc. Budget will be affected by the quality of the developer, their perception of the tightness of the scope, their efficiency at developing such projects, the quality and quantity of information and content you provide, and other such things. Good luck... :-) - E -----Original Message----- From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Green, Janet Sent: Monday, May 14, 2001 10:50 AM To: 'thelist at lists.evolt.org' Subject: [thelist] How to budget Flash animation Could the experienced Flash developers on the list tell me what variables affect the cost of developing a sequence of Flash animation? Wondering what questions a developer will ask me when they are working up an estimate for the project, so I can prepare an intelligent RFP. Thanks. Janet --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !