Design, Animation & Video for Brands & Business
Deep Sky has been crafting visual awesomeness for over 15 years. From local to Hollywood to all around the world, we work with IPs both big and small. Our large focus has been combining animation with live action (video) and producing ultra-realistic 3D renderings for brand products.
We're known to jump in and collaborate on new or existing campaigns, join forces with agencies, and offer full-service production. From script writing to design and from filming to post production, we produce national commercials, explainers, branded docs, social media content, and 3D product renderings for catalogues.
If you’re looking for the best, we might be for you. We’re passionate about what we do and we love collaborating with good people. If you need a creative partner who makes you smile, give us a call, let’s make magic together.
Giro, D'Addario, AWS, Western Star Trucks, Bleacher Report, Intel, R/West, Gard, RPA, ConMet, Lightspeed, Nike, McLanahan, Gaylord Industries, Phoseon Technology, M Financial, GoDaddy
Featuring our recent highlighted work in 2D animation, 3D visualization, motion design and VFX.
Our friends at Bleacher Report approached us to produce a fun yet challenging concept for a Super Bowl pre-open: visualize the Vince Lombardi trophy coming together in 3D and animate four plays from the two winning NFL teams in 2D. This may seem straightforward; however, we needed to complete this in just 12 days, and combining a 3D chrome trophy with 2D hand-drawn animation is a tricky design combination. Fortunately, our talented team was amped-up to take on this time-sensitive task, and we successfully nailed it with time to spare.
Through script, design, animation, and sound - it was a blast collaborating with the wonderful people at LoanPal. All elements came together beautifully, creating an honest and charming company anthem sure to brighten your day.
Deep Sky collaborated with étage to produce a series of animated corporate videos for Hexagon promoting their individual departments and their unique missions within the company umbrella.
Hexagon’s branding style is very specific, so a lot of time went into distinguishing the overall look and flow of the series. The challenge was taking ideas that were very complex and distilling them into simplified visuals that elegantly flowed with a poetic script.
We used basic shapes as a theme to reflect the Hexagon mission of “shaping smart change.” For Safety and Infrastructure, the “line” tells the story of how the department is “shaping outcomes.” Scripts required brainstorming visuals even before storyboarding to make sure the timing and concepts would work, and a set of rules for sizing shapes had to be defined during asset creation to keep everything cohesive. We tweaked the conceptualized storyboards and designs for weeks until every scene complimented one another and flowed effortlessly.
Along with design, editing and animation, we provided a campaign of vector illustrations to Hexagon for each key scene in the video. We also had to work closely with the narrator and composer, since timing, emphasis, and flow were crucial. With constant communication, collaboration, thoughtful design, and a beautifully written script, we were able to create a rhythmic dance between the narrative and visuals and produce an attractive piece that Hexagon proudly shares.
We collaborated with our friends over at Gaylord to visualize their new product that’s sure to be a game changer in the commercial kitchen industry.
The Eliminator is the first commercial kitchen ventilator of its kind, designed to abate smoke and diminish odor in a small, cost-effective footprint. So to really show off what it can do, we took a field trip to the facility to learn exactly how it works, then designed and built out the CGI kitchen and downtown scene to demonstrate how The Eliminator’s revolutionary design, high-efficiency and advanced technology is creating a much-needed clean air solution for mixed-use buildings with space constraints.
This is our third video for Gaylord and we always have a blast visualizing how their products function in a variety of different CGI environments. But the best part is learning that these videos have been increasing their leads and helping close sales.
"Their versatility was incredible."
Deep Sky created a series of explainer videos for a cloud native security company. Their work included brainstorming, storyboarding, animating, live footage, green screening, among other technologies.
"Their versatility was incredible."
Dec 9, 2019
Deep Sky’s efforts have been met with positive acclaim and their videos garnered a lot of views on YouTube. Customers can expect a team that’s collaborative and willing to tackle a challenge.
A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.
Introduce your business and what you do there.
I'm the former marketing strategy director at a cloud-native security company, which secures software that has been built in the cloud.
What challenge were you trying to address with Deep Sky?
In order to talk about our infrastructure, we needed to describe how it works, and since we work with the cloud, we didn't have any visual depiction to share. We went to them hoping they could sit with me and brainstorm imagery that would be able to represent us.
What was the scope of their involvement?
They created animation explainer videos to capture our brand and what it had to offer. One of the main solutions that they helped me figure out was a continuum of cloud-native technologies. We white boarded some of the main concepts into a graphic system, that could be pulled into a storyboard, and ultimately the video. In order for us to get a complete voice-over, we did a full greenscreen shoot. They got us on the soundstage and it took three hours to complete three shoots, total. They captured our CTO speaking through how our company works, and the main concepts behind it. We intercut between that speech and the animation. Overall they did a really great job.
What is the team composition?
We worked with eight people throughout the duration of the video creation process.
How did you come to work with Deep Sky?
I went online and thought their work was great, and it really spoke to me.
How much have you invested with them?
We've invested $75,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We began working together in June 2017, and our engagement ended in May 2019.
What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
We had huge views on YouTube, and more importantly, what differentiated us in our space was making sure we could put a visual explanation to what we do. A lot of people have told us why they went with us because the videos demystified the process, and educated them on what we do.
How did Deep Sky perform from a project management standpoint?
They were great and were able to realize when they needed help expressing a particular concept and reached out for clarification. Our overall timelines were kept, and they turned around most segments in under a month.
What did you find most impressive about them?
Their versatility was incredible. They dove into a real hardcore technology challenge, and they have more versatility than any other company I've ever seen who specializes.
Are there any areas they could improve?
No, I don't think so.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
My advice is to come in with strong ideas and an abstract of what you want to convey, rather than just letting them work from scratch. It'll let them know you're ready to be a collaborative presence.