Production · Animation

EXPLAINER VIDEOS: Anyone have a recommendation production studio that does animated explainer videos for a fair price?

Ginger Zumaeta

September 16th, 2013

I'm looking for an LA based production house and/or freelancer who has a portfolio of animated product explainer videos to produce a video for my website

Luis Avila Owner/Fullstack Architect at IdeaNerd LLC

September 16th, 2013

Hey Ginger,

An editor buddy of mine recommended: http://www.jasonbaldari.com/

Fielding Arnold Strategy, Sustainability, Coaching & Leadership Development

September 16th, 2013

ClearSketch ( http://www.clearsketch.com/ ) does great work. Based in North Carolina they do work with clients around the country. E Fielding Arnold fielding.arnold@gmail.com

Andrew Page Digital Marketing and Conversion Optimization Expert

September 16th, 2013

Hi Ginger, 

Not sure exactly what you're looking for but our web application https://videorascal.com enables you to create kinetic typography videos that help to explain product/service. 

Ben Sweat Director, Product at Idealab

September 18th, 2013

Ginger Zumaeta

September 18th, 2013

Thanks for all of your recommendations! Following up on these leads. 

Eric PMP Management Consultant, MS in Information Systems, MBA, Project Management Professional, Six Sigma Black Belt Trained

September 16th, 2013

Splainers.com is very good.  Great guys, professional, excellent story tellers and results-focused!

Mohammad Forouzani CEO at Forecast.net

September 17th, 2013

If you want DIY, I highly recommend powtoon.com

Trevor Collins Crowdfunding Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of 100 Danish

September 20th, 2013

It's worth checking out Grumo Media - http://grumomedia.com/. You'll love his style and humor. And he has glowing reviews on his ability to work with clients.

Here's my favorite example video that he crafted - http://grumomedia.com/new-grumo-what-is-padmapper/

Anonymous

September 20th, 2013

Here's a do-it-yourself option, if you wanted to explore that route -

http://www.powtoon.com/

It was sent to me by the App Sumo mailing list a couple of months ago and I saved it to take a look at more closely if I ever needed to develop an explainer video.


Jill

September 25th, 2013

http://www.epipheo.com/ is another company that does explainer videos. They have 8 different animated styles. I've never worked with them but I have seen their videos on a bunch of sites and always enjoy them. 

For those first timers working with a production company, if you have a very clear idea of what you want your video to look like - be as specific and detailed in your communication as possible. Mood boards and story boards, even if very very low fi, will help reduce the amount of iterations which can be extremely important depending on how the company charges.