For sure, you’ve heard that you need an explainer video (or a landing page video) for your business. There’s no way around it –
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You’re probably wondering which are the best explainer video companies? And what is more important – what to look for when choosing a company to deliver your video?
By the time you read this article, you’ll get the answers to all your questions!
Let’s first learn what you should take into account when choosing an explainer company and then check out the list of the best ones.
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What To Consider When Choosing An Explainer Video Company
Right out of the gate, if you’re looking at the examples on a company’s website and you can’t imagine your own brand represented by what you’re watching, you don’t need to go any further. Additionally, an extensive portfolio is important.
There are some good new companies out there, but you probably don’t want to be the prototype to see if what they can come up with actually works. Also, some legacy companies do one style very well, but if that’s not the style that works with your brand tone, it’s best not to force it.
A video production company doesn’t need to have a full spectrum of designs and styles to deliver excellent results, but it does need to have references that make you smile to yourself and think, “Wow, yeah, I could see my brand swapped in there.”
Related to the portfolio, but one step deeper.
If you’re looking at a wide range of examples from a video production company but they’re all awful, that’s no good.
More often though, you’ll see a wide range that doesn’t necessarily look
How does the work look?
Will your video be custom-created from scratch?
Or will you be getting recycled art and stock images?
Template productions are cheap, but they also look the same across every video, with no real customization or connection to your brand tone and style.
This often goes hand in hand with the next point.
You get what you pay for. Always, and in every industry.
If you think you’re going to get an amazing explainer video for two hundred dollars anywhere on the planet, you’re not.
Not unless your cousin starts an animated production company for fun because he won the lottery and only wants enough to pay the electric bill.
Otherwise, you need to take your budget into account.
Most vendors will have a variety of packages. Cheaper doesn’t necessarily mean lower quality, but it will always mean lower detail in the design.
For example, 3D graphics will cost more than 2D (visuals need to be modeled, rendering takes more time, etc.), and the more art that has to be created, the higher your cost will be.
This may be more important than any other factor.
None of your choices mean anything if the vendor doesn’t listen to your needs and goals. And that’s actually part of the reason why we can charge such a great price here at Yans.
We start with a full discovery process to learn everything we can about your company and product, and we listen to you every step of the way. This allows us to make the right decisions the first time, saving everyone time and money in the end.
Some video production companies take your money and make all the decisions for you.
And honestly, some are really good at that.
Those are also the teams that cost fifty grand (and more) to work with.
But outside of the elite agencies making videos for multi-billion dollar companies, you’re better off finding a vendor who knows what they’re doing and isn’t afraid to recommend suggestions but will also listen to your feedback. It is, after all, your brand at the end of the day.
Now that we’ve covered the key items to remember when shopping around for someone to partner with to create your explainer video, let’s take a look at the best explainer video companies working in the market today. While we feel this list represents the top 30 options, it’s in no particular order.
The 30 Best Explainer Video Companies For Fall 2019
Yans Media has been in the animated video production game for years, and with over 300 explainer videos created for clients worldwide, they have a lot to offer:
•Great pricing due to an efficient workflow and experience in knowing how to do things right the first time.
•A portfolio of global clients that includes businesses in dozens of categories, including:
•100% original artwork and custom designs, no matter what your budget.
•Two revisions for nearly every step of the process, meaning if they need to make a tweak or adjustment, it’s built in to the process. Unlimited revision packages are available as well!
•World-class communication to make sure they’re always on the same page as you to best understand your needs and goals from day 1 to finalization.
•A huge spectrum of design choices, production styles, and options. Yans has expert artists and animators that can create video that matches your brand.
•Professional script writers who create a message that stirs emotion, delivers your information, and drives viewers to take action.
With pricing starting at just $2500, Yans Media offers one of the best bang-for-the-buck packages in the industry. Contact them to see how they can deliver an awesome explainer video for your business.
Switch Video is a respected explainer video production company based out of Canada. Known for their work with big tech clients such as IBM and HP, they stand by a promise to unlock the potential of every idea, product, and business they work on. They also are known for excelling at setting reasonable delivery deadlines and sticking to them.
#5.Yum Yum Videos
Epipheo is another production company that has been around since the early days of explainer videos. Now expanded to both animation and live action video, they are a good option for either. They’ve scaled their team since the beginning, and still pride themselves on getting to the truth of your brand, then building an engaging story around that.
Illo is the first video production team on our list that is known as much for their distinctive style as they are for the great work that they do. Once you see an Illo video, you’ll recognize their work any time you see it after. Simple and delightful, they’re worth checking out just to enjoy the art they create.
Another agency known for their distinctive art, Cub Studio shows what can be done with animation when a larger budget for detail is involved. Founded by an animator and marketing strategist, Cub Studio has won several awards, and is definitely worth checking out if you’ve got a larger budget to spend.
#11.We Are Alive
The team at Wyzowl has a lot of experience to back them up, and I do mean a lot. They’ve created over two thousand videos in the past seven years in every industry imaginable. They also include unlimited revisions with their packages, so if you get the feeling you’re going to be changing your mind a lot, they could be a good choice for you
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31. Hound Studio
Hound Studio comes with 10+ years of experience in the explainer video production industry.
Since they started they have created over 500 animated videos and explainer videos in a range of industries. Their major focus is on building brand awareness and helping clients attract potential customers with well thought out animated explainer videos.
Although based out of Ukraine, they have a global clientele and continue to produce excellent work.
32. The DVI Group
The DVI Group offers a variety of video solutions for businesses. Whatever you want to communicate, they can help you create a strategic video to put your message across effectively.
Their noteworthy work is best evidenced by their huge portfolio of big companies – including Revlon, AT&T, and Shoprite – and the 65+ awards they have won in the industry.
33. Commotion Engine
Commotion Engine is an explainer video company that offers so much more. They do everything from explainer videos, promo videos, educational videos to brand videos and content marketing videos.
They offer a variety of production styles including 3D animation, 2D animation, live action, whiteboard, and mixed media.
They keep you highly involved in the project through their multi-stage production process which allows you numerous opportunities to offer your feedback.
Commotion Engine also offers a range of other services including video analytics, dynamic presentations, video ad campaigns, GIF/web graphics, and video content strategy. They are a great option for anyone looking for all-round video production solutions.
34. Lemons Studio
Founded in 2013, Lemons Studio has completed more than 500 explainer videos and animation video projects for notable companies and organizations like Fiver, Unicef, and Google.
The Lemon team prides itself on creating unique visual stories and they also ride the wave for the hyper minimalistic story. If minimalism is top on your objectives, you most definitely have to check them out.
35. BluBlu Studios
Having worked with big companies and corporations like Microsoft, Nickelodeon, Forbes, IKEA, Subaru, Sensei, Cambridge University Press, Panasonic, Mitsubishi, MultiSport, TEDx, Euro Net, and Macmillan Publishers, BluBlu Studios’ portfolio says a lot about the kind of quality you should expect when you work with them.
They thrive on crafting sophisticated animated stories that are united in communicating your brand’s message in the most compelling and effective way. BluBlu Studios is an animated explainer company suitable for those with a big budget.
As you can see, when it comes to picking an explainer video company, there are a plethora of choices to choose from, and our list is only scratching the surface.
There are scores of styles, specialties, methods, and strategies at hand. And that’s not even taking into account the other must-haves, like working with people you actually enjoy talking to, and who expertly communicate with you to discover, implement, produce, and deliver your brand message in the best way possible.
We know you probably have more questions, and we’re happy to answer them for you. Even if you’d just like to chat about animated video options, we’d love to talk. Reach out to us any time, and best of luck with your search!
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