Explainer Videos · Marketing agency

What are the best practices for explainer videos?

Lucia Guh-Siesel CEO & Founder, Bandalou

July 15th, 2014

I need to hire someone to shoot an explainer video and wondered if any FounderDating community members have used any of these firms: Demo Duck, Video Brewery, RocketWheel, and Switch Video?  If so, can you please share your experience?  Did you choose animation or live action (i.e. people)?  In general, What advice would you give if you had to do it all over again? 

Rob G

July 16th, 2014

we used a small company based in Uruguay that we found via Guru.com.  Animatica studios.  Diego is the owner/artist.  info@animaticastudio.com.  Please let him know we (PetHero.org) referred you.  You will likely find some of his work on youtube.  you can see the whiteboard animation video he did for us at PetHero.org.  We ran a contest at voice123.com for the professional voiceover (we had 30 custom auditions using our own script within a 24 hours - several were quite good.  The artist we selected also provided the music - $250 total. The whole video including voiceover and music was under $1k. hard to beat. If you view the video please provide feedback. 

Lucia Guh-Siesel CEO & Founder, Bandalou

July 15th, 2014

Thanks Keegan, but I was asking specifically about the 4 firms mentioned in my post (DD, VB, RW and SV) - not a general question about where to find an agency.  Ideally, I can get feedback on those firms and the different paths chosen.  

Vinit Modi Co-Founder Campusly | Mobile Web & User Research Consultant | Strategic Leadership

July 15th, 2014

A good friend recommended http://breadnbeyond.com/

Jagmeet Lamba Founder and CEO of Vetted (thevetted.com)

July 15th, 2014

I have had good experience with Board Studios. They don't do live action but are very good at whiteboard and motion graphics explainers and are very cost-competitive. I will be happy to make the intro. 

Keegan Beljanski Community and Marketing Intern at FounderDating

July 15th, 2014

http://members.founderdating.com/discuss/794 This topic has actually come up before on Discuss.  Always good to search similar ideas before asking questions =)

David Still Founder of Start-ups, Entrepreneur, Financier and Advisor

September 2nd, 2015

"If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself." Albert Einstein

Aleksandr Yarmolatii Experienced in Motion Graphics, Design, Video Production and Automation

September 2nd, 2015

I do such a video. Mostly under 2k budget. You can see what it looks like here.
Some big brands were working with me and my team. If you need any tips or just help feel free to write me a note!

Alex