Design Motion Graphics VFX

Cave is a design, motion graphics, vfx boutique in Los Angeles.  We strive for excellence in every project we work on and always enjoy a good challenge.

 
$1,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
Freelancer
 Founded
2015
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Los Angeles, CA
headquarters
  • Los Angeles , CA 90001
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Sony Ericsson, Dbrand, Hitachi, Phantom Power, Valuenex

Reviews

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3D Rendering & Modeling for Case Manufacturer

"They’re the gold standard for what they do."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Sept. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Cave has delivered a variety of projects for a case manufacturer. For their most recent project, the team developed a collection of 3D-rendered assets that showcase a set of cases for various devices.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Canada
Graphic Designer, Case Manufacturer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cave produced a set of assets that realistically depict the client's products. Responsive and accessible, the team maintains open lines of communication and quickly resolves questions and issues. Customers can expect ingenuity and professionalism.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

We manufacture and sell phone cases direct-to-consumer online.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What business challenge were you trying to address with Cave?

We had no 3D rendering team and used Cave for end-to-end services (model creation, lighting, texturing, etc.)

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

End-to-end from ideation of the visuals to delivery of the rendered 3D assets.

What is the team composition?

A project manager and a 3D artist.

How did you come to work with Cave?

They were contracted for a small portion of a video project we worked on and identified them as talented 3D artists, through completion of their role in the video project.

How much money have you invested with Cave?

$50,000 USD to date.

What was the month and year that you began working with Cave? When was the project completed?

We’ve completed various projects with them. The first was in September of 2018. The most recent is still ongoing.

Completion of project varies depending on whether we’re working with them locally or remotely. Local completion of a complex project can be as quick as 2-3 days. Remote completion of a similar project is 2-3 weeks.

What is the status of this engagement?

Ongoing and positive.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Cave’s assets power the customer-facing product previews, enabling a photorealist representation of what the product looks like before customers purchase on our eCommerce project.

How did Cave perform from a project management standpoint? How responsive were they?

Extremely responsive. They were always available within a few hours, regardless of the time of day or day of the week.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Agility in making adjustments to output, as well as raw talent in tackling complex photorealist 3D rendering issues.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No. They’re the gold standard for what they do.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

The more detail you provide, the quicker you can see your project to completion. Don’t leave anything up to uncertainty. Cave will execute exactly what you tell them to, no matter the complexity.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Graphics & Animation Design for Entertainment Company

"In the year or so that we’ve worked together, they have helped define our brand visually."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May 2019
Project summary: 

Cave provides a suite of creative digital services for an entertainment and production company. Deliverables have included album artwork, 3D models, and animations for social media and YouTube channels.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Doug Brandt
Owner, Phantom Power
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Cave has proven to be a reliable and talented creative partner that is capable of complex digital projects. Cave succeeds because of a knack for finding unique designs and delivering at an affordable price. The team’s work helps clients stand out with a well-defined brand.

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 owner of Phantom Power. We are a music and sound production studio for several mediums.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Cave?

I hire Cave when I need assistance in creating album artwork. We’ve also worked together on animations for social media and YouTube channels.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Through all of our engagements, Cave has done an excellent job of storyboarding and sketching ideas. They have a great style and tend to execute advanced 3D modeling and animations for us promptly.

Recently, they completed the album cover for a collection of heroic theme songs. They did a tremendous job of animating pieces of fabric and creating a 3D character model that really pops.

What is the team composition?

I usually only work with Raphael (Creative Director, Cave).

How did you come to work with Cave?

I’ve known one of the owners for several years, and we’ve worked on several big projects together, including movie campaigns and studio logos.

How much have you invested with them?

We spend about $1,000 on every album cover and animation project. I believe I get high-quality work for a reasonable price.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our most recent project spanned about two weeks in May 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In the year or so that we’ve worked together, they have helped define our brand visually. I receive a lot of positive comments from employees, competitors, and customers that our visual style really stands out.

How did Cave perform from a project management standpoint?

They’ve been very responsive. We communicate easily through phone calls and emails, and they’ll usually send files for us to download and review.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Cave has been great about giving us practical solutions that fit our budget. Raphael is one of the best creatives I’ve ever worked with. His ability to create fire or fluids—challenging concepts—is impressive.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

My projects are smaller than most, so I’m not really pushing the limits of what they can do. I simply hope that they can continue to grow and get bigger projects.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I found it worthwhile to listen to their guidance because they know what they’re doing.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer