On average there is a lead time of about 4 weeks. Typically we spend 2 to 3 weeks on pre-production (steps 1 to 4) and 1 to 2 weeks on the actual production (steps 5 to 7).
Pre-production is a very feedback-heavy stage. Take this into account when planning a project.
Because we need feedback in every step of the process, our planning changes on a daily basis. But we always make sure the lead time is as short as possible.
We only plan a project after a written approval of the total budget.
Throughout the project, we have several milestones. Once we pass them, we can’t go back. For example: if we have to change the script in step 6 we have to reset the whole project. This is not included in the estimated budgets.