Animated videos for businesses

Blue Carrot studio is THE source for creative storytelling and video marketing solutions. We inject the heart, humor, passion and purpose of brands into animated videos that drive marketing goals.

Since opening our doors in 2014, we’ve set our creative video production apart in a global marketplace, thanks to our talents, technologies and a business-minded approach to art.

Our portfolio of 200+ stories includes:

  • Explainer videos
  • Promo videos
  • Commercials
  • Corporate videos
  • E-learning
  • Cartoons

We tap into numberless visual and animation styles. The result is a look that uniquely embodies brands and powerfully impacts viewers, with stats such as:

  • 49k views in the first week/13% positive engagement rate
  • 86% average viewer engagement/34% play rate/8.5% CTA clicks

Our studio is located in Lviv, Ukraine, where our team of passionate artists tells the stories and craft design solutions that take brands to the world.

 
$1,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2014
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Lviv, Ukraine
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Key clients: 

We work with the clients all over the globe: from startups to Fortune500 companies. Among our clients, we have International Republican Institute, Kampgrounds of America, Knorr-Bremse, AirProducts, Purolator and others. 

DNB Explainer Video

Animated explainer video made for DNB - Norway's largest financial services group.

SaaS Platform Explainer Video

Route4Gas is a SaaS platform that provides a new vision on gas transmissions planning across Europe. In this video we explained how it allows traders to pay less for routine capacity bookings.


Blundermail Explainer Video

Have you ever traveled to Ancient Rome and come back in 100 sec? No probs. Blue Carrot Airlines are always at your service! :)


A funny story we came up for Outlook plugin.

The main goals of Punahou Connect are to explain the online platform to the alumni and solicit them to sign up. 


Instead of creating a boring tutorial we decided to play with emotions by presenting Punahou Connect, not as something absolutely new, but linking it to its alumni’s sweet student memories.

As a result, the video features traditional Hawaiian symbols like aloha-shirt, Hawaiian music, and

malasada (sweet fried doughnuts that are very popular in Hawaii). The visual style is in yellow and blue colors (Punahou School brand colors).

This animation video was created to announce the launch of a new Dry Gin showing the historical evolution of Gin.


Sembly App Explainer

In this explainer video, we were trying to represent all Sembly app great features. 


Who will you recognize yourself in, a teacher or a student? It doesn't really matter! If you're in the classroom, you'll love Sembly app.


This animated product explainer video was produced for Alfred desktop user interface.


As a result, we have high-quality motion graphics video explaining all the benefits of the interface.


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Animated Videos for Non-Governmental Organization

“They were really careful to find artists whose styles met our needs and tastes.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. 2016 - Jan. 2017
Project summary: 

Blue Carrot scripted and produced 53 minutes of animated and digital video material for an educational platform. They also created pictures for books.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Kiev, Ukraine
Project Manager, Non-Governmental Organization
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Blue Carrot’s video quality and ability to translate ideas into an educational medium were impressive. They met all deadlines, made themselves consistently available, and accurately estimated costs. Their responsiveness and personability were also notable.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I work in the Ukraine office of a globally-based NGO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Blue Carrot?

We needed animated video material for our educational platform.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped us create animated video content for out platform. Our trainer teams wrote the script and then Maryna [Creative Producer, Blue Carrot] reviewed it. After discussing is, we decided it was best that she rewrote everything in order to make it better.

They produced 53 minutes of content. There are 11 animations or combinations of digital recordings and animations. They also helped us produce several pictures for our books.

How did you come to work with Blue Carrot?

We narrowed our search down to three companies, but realized that Blue Carrot was the best. They met deadlines and were easier to communicate with. I found them on Youtube and watched various examples of their work, and then decided to offer them the project.

How much have you invested with them?

This information is confidential. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from September 2016–January 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

Everyone in the company was surprised in the quality of the videos, as well as with how Blue Carrot writes and delivers their ideas via all-educational material.

How did Blue Carrot perform from a project management standpoint?

They always met deadlines and were available on short notice for extra work. Their estimations of costs were always correct. It was easy to reach them. They’re really nice people, and it was always so pleasant to talk to them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re open minded and have a lot of artists they work with. They were really careful to find artists whose styles met our needs and tastes.

Are there any areas they could improve?

It was a wonderful experience compared to other companies. I’m not sure what they could do to be better.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

You need to be clear with what you expect from them. Give them some good examples from your perspective and share ideas. It’s important to share so that you can understand each other better in the beginning.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    If they can’t meet a deadline, they always discuss it with us far in advance.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We could find someone cheaper, but those companies use website templates and can’t give us unique final products.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They were open to redo anything and always did it quickly.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Animation for Educational and Marketing Videos

“They’ve become our destination partner for video animation, design, and final production.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Blue Carrot has engaged in several whiteboard and dynamic animation projects. They provide storyboarding, sketching, scripting, animation, and final production on an ongoing basis.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Amman, Jordan
Odeh Haddadin
Co-Founder, Opzets
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Blue Carrot provides an innovative and international approach that continues to please end clients and garner returning customers. They are attentive to details, timely, and communicative, all while bestowing flexibility that permits accommodation of last-minute changes.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-founder of Opzets, a digital design agency located in Jordan. We’ve been in business for three years with six employees. We provide services such as website and mobile application design and development based on user experience, as well as branding, graphic design, and video animation.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Blue Carrot?

We wanted to be able to provide a high-quality video animation service equipped with a low budget and fast delivery. This was something that didn’t really exist within the circle of contracts I had, so we decided to outsource the work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They’ve worked on approximately 6–7 different types of animation projects for us. Most of these have been whiteboard animation, but there have also been some dynamic animations along with graphics. They handle the whole project except for communication with the client. I communicate with the client, send all the communication back to them, and analyze the content due to most of it having to be in Arabic. Blue Carrot is involved with most of the translation, but I handle the main communication.

They manage storyboarding, sketches, scenarios, scripts, animation, and final production, including sound effects. I manage the Arabic voice-overs, and they take care of the English voice-overs.

How did you come to work with Blue Carrot?

I discovered Blue Carrot on LinkedIn while searching for vendors in Ukraine. I interviewed 3–4 companies there, but I felt most comfortable dealing with Blue Carrot’s CEO, Tim. We’ve become friends, and the relationship was very easy. The other companies I interviewed either took a long time to respond or didn’t respond at all.

We tried a couple of projects with Blue Carrot initially, and had amazing results. They are attentive to details and deliver on time. They’ve become our destination partner for video animation, design, and final production.

How much have you invested in them?

We’ve spent around $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in February of this year, and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

We are a niche market within the Middle East for animation. We have a good amount of design and animation agencies here, but we needed someone creative who could offer a fresh approach. Blue Carrot has worked on different projects for international markets, but they gained their experience from this part of the world.

Naturally, they translate every idea into something customized for our culture, but are still able to apply an innovative, international look that our clients seek. These were the metrics that made everything happen, and we’ve maintained happy clients as a result.

After working with them, we’ve gained 2–3 returning clients. We no longer have to look for new business because Blue Carrot continues to create videos for us. We’ve been very happy with the engagement, and are looking for expansion next year.

How did Blue Carrot perform from a project management standpoint?

Everything has been great so far. I have one point of contact, Maryna [Creative Producer, Blue Carrot] aside from the CEO. Maryna handles everything with their designers and animators, and also writes the scripts. She communicates with me regarding any ideas or concerns, and after she sends me detailed projects plans, we follow up with each other. If I miss a date, or am late getting back to her, she sends me an email or pings me on Skype to remind me of deadlines.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The most prominent things have been their friendliness and flexibility. In our area, we face changes in projects even while submitting final deliveries. They are aware of this, and because they look to us as potential partners, they grant us flexibility regarding such changes.

Their quality of work is great and delivered in a timely manner. They sometimes work on weekends when we have tight deadlines just to deliver on time. We sometimes give them a number of projects, and they want to show their commitment.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything right now. They’ve been perfect.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

When working with Blue Carrot, or any outsourced company, it’s important to to determine whether or not continuous work will be available for them on a monthly basis. This way, they might be able to provide discounts or give more attention to certain projects.

5.0
Overall Score I have the best team working for me. They are friendly, creative, and timely. They have everything, and never let me think of employing anyone else.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    I was the one who was late on things. They always submit on time and follow up with me when I’m late.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The number of projects I’m submitting to them might not be a huge number yet.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Our clients haven’t had any complaints in terms of creativity and quality of work. The ideas they’ve translated are perfect.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They deserve to be referred to others.

Video Production for Film Production Company

“They really went above and beyond what we asked.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Apr. 2015 - May 2016
Project summary: 

Blue Carrot worked on video production projects for a film production company. They created storyboards based on scripts and sketches, and then produced the 2-D and 3-D animations on a range of topics.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Oslo, Norway
Mari Nilsen
CEO, IDEE FIXE Film
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The professional team produced videos that met the client’s needs, working carefully with a high level of attention to detail and conducting their own research in order to complete the projects successfully. They were communicative and completed the work quickly, hiring extra resources as needed.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the CEO of IDEE FIXE Film. We are a film production company and our main clients are real estate agencies and associations. We mostly produce e-Learning online video-based courses.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Blue Carrot?

We needed 12 animated videos to illustrate different legal cases in the real estate agency world.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement? 

Their task was to produce the videos from our scripts, which totaled approximately 20 minutes of finished animation. Initially, they created storyboards for the films. They took our simple sketches and created the animation. The animations were mostly 2-D, with 3-D elements in them.

The second project was an e-Learning course for people working in construction. It was for the people who operate huge drilling machinery. They made 3 or 4 minutes of animation, demonstrating different ways the machine would move. This was a very challenging job and I was very impressed with what they did. They made this in 3-D and the animated machine was a perfect copy of real life. They used the blueprints and animated it on top, ensuring it looked very realistic.

How did you come to work with Blue Carrot?

I found them through a website that lists different companies. They had a very high rating and after looking at their previous work, we decided to contact them directly. From there, we started working together.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent over $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in April of 2015 and the second project ended in May 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The animations are only for the businesses themselves and aren’t public. For the first production, they were very happy with it. For the second project, they had been planning to make a huge series; however, the work had to stop due to some economic trouble.

How did Blue Carrot perform from a project management standpoint?

They performed very well. They always answered emails right away, and have been much quicker than any Norwegian collaboration partner we’ve had. They were very professional when we had to make changes, and always did it right away. We have been very happy with them, and are hoping to work with them again quite soon.

What did you find most impressive about them?

When they created the first videos, they had an acute eye for detail. Even if we hadn’t specified certain things, they did their own research to figure things out and added them in. They really went above and beyond what we asked, which was the most impressive thing for us.

Are there any areas they could improve?

The challenge with the first project was the time as we needed the 12 videos made quite fast. They had to hire other designers and so the look changed a little in the middle. It’s not really a criticism because it would be impossible for 1 person to complete the work within the time limit.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They lagged a bit behind on the first project due to the workload being so big, but it was good.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    You could never get that type of high quality here in Norway for that price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They deserve a really high rating as we were very happy with them.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We have already recommended them.