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Explainly is a San Francisco Bay Area based animation company that specializes in 2D and 3D animaed explainer videos. Our team has years of experience in creating custom animations to fit any of your needs.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2018
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Novato, CA
headquarters
  • 400 Bel Marin Keys Boulevard
    Novato, CA 94949
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Visa, HubSpot, Stanford Video, Avast, Morning Brew, Johns Hopkins University, American Marketing Association, and more!

Explainly 2020 Reel

 

Explainly is a talented and versatile production studio based in the San Francisco Bay Area that specializes in 2D and 3D animation. We create custom, frame-by -frame animation for businesses, agencies, artists & corporations worldwide. No templates. No drag-and-drop software. No cutting corners. If you're looking into simplifying your product or service, we're here to help! The Explainly process is simple and we

will guide you every step of the way. We want to make sure our clients have a good understanding of the journey their video goes through, from concept to final delivery. So contact us now and start growing your business today!

2D animated explainer video for Avast Small Office Protection 

On-Demand Payments for the Gig Economy - Animated Explainer Video

Flash Pak is an innovative solution for saving lives in high-risk flood areas. With a custom housing-unit for lamp post installations, Flash Pak makes life jackets easily accessible for those in emergency flooding situations. As a finalist in the 2020 Lexus Design Award, we worked with the Flash Pak team to develop a persuasive 3D product video.

Read more, research less, save money. Book of the Month! 

Explainer Video for HubSpot Academy

HubSpot Academy was looking for an animated explainer video to match the existing style of their website. Our team was able to execute of their exact style, and you can view it on their homepage: https://academy.hubspot.com/

2D 30-second advertisement created for Morning Brew, the daily email that makes reading the news fun! 

A 2D animated explainer video that Explainly created for Odyssey relocation management. 

Released as a part of OneDrop’s 20/20 Hindsight series, HALIFAX is the newest edition YoYo for the industry-leading designer and manufacturer. With a focus on important yet minute details, our 3D design showcases HALIFAX’s sleek and smooth curves while accentuating the bright, splashy colors that make the YoYo so special.

Use code #ExplainYou for a 10% discount on your first video. Call us at 888-415-0415 for a free estimate. Explainly creates custom 2D and 3D animated explainer videos, and our company is located in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you're looking into simplifying your

product or service, we're here to help! The Explainly process is simple. We want to make sure our clients have a good understanding of the journey their video goes through, from concept to final delivery!

2D animated explainer video that we created for Impact Mapper, SaaS designed for tracking social impact around the world. 

Video Testimonial from Hubspot

Hubspot needed a flawlessly edited and professional-looking video testimonial for their service. Explainly created exactly that, combining an attention to detail and depth of experience that resulted in a satisfied client and seamlessly produced video.

2D Animated Explainer Video Explainly created for Grin's Influencer Marketing Software. Learn more about our services at Explainly.com

Explainer Video for University of San Francsico

The consulting team at the University of San Francisco came to Explainly looking for an explainer video that was truly lunique. Explainly created an explainer video that went beyond digital to include mixed-media elements. This led to an instantly recognizable video style that also clearly explained the necessary concepts involved.

University of San Francisco

Explainly creates custom 2D and 3D animated explainer videos, and our company is located in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you're looking into simplifying your product or service, we're here to help! The Explainly process is simple. We want to make sure our clients have a good understanding of the journey their video goes through, from concept to final delivery!

Explainly Explainer Video Production Process

Explainly's explainer video production process! Two free rounds of revisions on each stage. 

Reviews

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Video Production for Marketing Association

"Their talent and professionalism set them apart."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2019 - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

Explainly produced a video for a marketing association. The team created storyboards and utilized the client's branding and imagery in the video.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Gerardo Garcia-Jurado
President Elect, American Marketing Association
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video is visually appealing and successfully introduces the company, leading to a 23% increase in the clitch-through rate. Explainly effectively manages projects and communicates with the team regularly. They are hard-working, driven, and personable.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I was the SVP of Marketing and Communications for the American Marketing Association. We are the San Francisco Chapter

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Explainly?

I needed to increase engagement for our online channels so I asked them to help me figure out an intro video that would be cross-platform, that stand out, and that capture the attention in order to grab more eyes organically.

What were your goals for this project?

Increase the CTR of all our social platforms to our landing pages

SOLUTION

How did you select Explainly?

Explainly created a very engaging animation that was on brand and captured the attention until the end. This video is cross-platform and customizable, something that allows us to reuse over and over.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

It utilizes the brand symbols, textures and patterns, and colors. They brainstormed with me, then they created basic storyboards, asked for my feedback and they created Round 1. It only took one or two rounds to nail it.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

We used Trello all the way, back and forth. It worked well.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The video looks great, but most importantly, it worked, it had the thumb-stopping power that I was looking for. CTR increased by 23 %. More than expected

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was mainly me and Andy Toizer and as I mentioned, we worked well through Trello.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their talent and professionalism set them apart.

Are there any areas for improvement?

N/A

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

Animated Explainer Video for Machine Monitoring Company

"So happy with the results! The video explains exactly what we do in 1 minute."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. - June 2020
Project summary: 

A machine monitoring firm hired Explainly to help create a one-minute long animated video to explain what they do to prospects, investors, and marketing campaigns.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Abby Baumann
Director of Marketing, Amper
 
Not verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video explains everything in one-minute. The team at Explainly was easy-going and responsive, allowing a successful workflow and creating a great experience.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Director of Marketing at Amper, an OEE and machine monitoring solution for manufacturing companies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Explainly?

Since our solution is a fairly new idea to our market, we needed a quick, 1 minute video that explains what we do.

What were your goals for this project?

1. Concisely explain what our company does to prospects & investors, 2. Create an animated video to use in marketing material

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We evaluated a few different freelancers & agencies.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

First, we wrote a script that the Explainly team gave feedback on/edited down. Next they laid out a few different style ideas, then they created a storyboard that we provided feedback on. After that, we chose a voiceover artist, while the team animated the storyboard. The process is broken into very definitive parts, with check ins and feedback loops that made it easy to ensure our project was going according to our expectations.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

They used Trello, a project management system, that was super easy to provide feedback/upload screenshots and communicate with their team and our internal team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

So happy with the results! The video explains exactly what we do in 1 minute.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow was very effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The people! They were so easy going and quick to respond.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No! Great experience overall.

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

Explainer Video for Book Subscription Service

"The speed and quality of their work were impressive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2019 - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

Explainly produced an animated explainer video to inform customers about a new product with a subscription model. This involved writing a script, creating a storyboard, and implementing the voice over.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
New York, New York
Manager, Book Subscription Service
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While the product hasn't launched, internal stakeholders are exceptionally pleased with the video. Explainly has a straightforward project management style; it was easy to communicate with the team. They responded well to feedback.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I manage strategy and ops at an e-commerce subscription company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Explainly?

Our company is launching a new product with a slightly complicated subscription model, and we wanted an explainer video to help customers understand how the product works and why they should use it.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a fun explainer video that aligned with our brand to explain the new product.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I met with several different vendors and was most impressed with Explainly's work product, project management style, and price.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

There were five main steps where we spent the majority of time during the process: script, style frames, storyboard, voice over, and animation. The review process was very simple using their project management board, and turnaround times between versions was very quick. Communicating with the Explainly team was easy.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

For each round of review, Explainly uploaded the deliverable to the project management board and I would simply open the board and review the deliverable. Then my team compiled feedback and submitted our feedback directly in the deliverable file. It was simple and easy. There were a few times we had quick phone calls to run through feedback when it was more complex.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We are still in beta and have not fully launched the product yet, but the video looks great.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Occasional hiccups but nothing major. We generally worked very well together.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The speed and quality of work!

Are there any areas for improvement?

It might be helpful to have quick 15 min calls after the first round of feedback for each new step of the process. There were miscommunications a couple of times that a phone call likely would have mitigated. Towards the end we did schedule some calls and it was very helpful.

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

Explainer Video for Influencer Marketing Company

"Explainly's drive and willingness to get to know our business was impressive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2019 - Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

Explainly produced a cartoon explainer video about the client's services with the aim of generating more leads. This involved writing a script and creating visual designs.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Sacramento, California
Sean Tatarian
Sr. Sales Manager, Grin, Inc
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video has driven leads to inquire about the client's services, which has helped increase revenue. The content effectively differentiates the client from competitors. Explainly is an intelligent team with a clear communication style. They fostered a close, positive partnership.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Grin Influencer Marketing is the all-in-one software platform to find and recruit social media influencers, manage influencer relationships and measure success. I am a sales manager.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Explainly?

We are a fairly new company in a newer industry, so it's important for us to quickly and concisely explain what we do - so we wanted a slick looking visual explainer video that we can host on our website, and to send prospective customers.

What were your goals for this project?

Educate on what GRIN does and generate more sales leads.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After speaking with Alex at Explainly, it was clear he understood our business and how content marketing words. He's a bright young entrepreneur that listens well and worked within the constraints and criteria we imagined. Other vendors made us work within their program and weren't willing to work around us.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Write scripting for the video, come up with visual designs for what will be shown in the cartoon explainer video and when, many phone calls to review our company's philosophy and what is "on brand."

What was the team composition?

Multiple people involved from idea, to design and execution. It was very clear who we should be talking to at each step and who our main POC was.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We have had numerous prospective customer and active customers tell us they were interested in evaluating GRIN based on the Explainly video. We know it has driven pipeline generation and helped influence revenue. Internally, our team compliments it all the time and helps us stand out against our competitors.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Extremely effective. They worked within our business hours (which were the same as theirs) and nothing was every confusing or misinterpreted.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Aside from the final product that we are ecstatic about, it's Explainly's drive and willingness to get to know our business was impressive. They helped create a vision as if they actually worked for us. It did not feel at all like we were outsourcing this project.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing that I can think of.

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

Video Production for Collegiate Departmental Program

"We sometimes had trouble keeping up with their expedient service!"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Apr. - Sept. 2019
Project summary: 

Explainly was hired to create a marketing video for one of the programs at the University of San Francisco. They delivered an animated video that would illustrate the academic journey to prospective students.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Michelle Millar
Chairwoman of Hospitality Mgmt, University of San Francisco
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Explainly delivered a video that's only gotten rave reviews from students. The end product has exceeded the client's expectations in every way. The team maintained impeccable communication throughout the project; they always kept the client updated. Their knowledge and passion are incomparable. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the department chairwoman for a hospitality management program at a University on the West Coast.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Explainly?

We hired Explainly to create a marketing video for our hospitality major.

What were your goals for this project?

To create a video that we could use for external marketing purposes that was fun, to-the-point and catchy.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

My team selected Explainly because they were referred to us. They came highly recommended.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

The video is very short - about a minute - and is animated. It tells the story of a high school graduate contemplating where to go to college, the choices in front of her. The process from script to images to sound to the final video was fairly seamless and Explainly created everything. They sought feedback at every stage of the process.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Explainly provided us with an extensive questionnaire at the beginning of the process that sought to get sense of our mission, purpose of the video, what our students were like, what sort of images we envisioned in the video, what our messaging was, etc.

From that point on, at each step of the process, they sought input about the script they had created, images used, voices, timing/speed of the video, the music, colors, etc. It was very easy to make comments directly in the video, second by second, if needed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The feedback that we have received from students has been 100% positive, and the ultimate end product is beyond what we were expecting.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

As mentioned above, they communicated with us at every stage of the project. Although the video took some time to create, the team was timely with new information, updates, or edits. We sometimes had trouble keeping up with their expedient service!

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Explainly's knowledge and willingness to work with us so extensively. I also appreciated how thoughtful they were in making sure that the video was true to our expectations and our vision.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No - all was good!

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    No problem at all
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Reasonable
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for a Transportation Company

"The team at Explainly also has the ability to make products unique."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. - Dec. 2019
Project summary: 

Working in all aspects of production, the team at Explainly assisted with the creation of an animated explainer video. The team revamped the original script, focusing on the tone of the product.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Mission Viejo, California
Marketing Coordinator, Transportation Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Internal feedback regarding the well-executed video was positive. Their attentiveness was noteworthy. While there were a few issues with timing, Explainly’s team provides creative and unique ideas that lead to successful and engaging products.

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 marketing coordinator at a transportation company. The company includes many parts, a relocation sector, moving & storage component, and moving logistics. I primarily work with relocation services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Explainly?

The challenge we were trying to solve was being able to explain the complicated service we provide to those looking to relocate within the home marketing assistance program. We needed to explain the program in a corporate sense but also needed it to transfer well for audiences to take us up on the program.

We also wanted them to see the benefits of hiring us as a relocation company. We would potentially use this video as an extra tool to explain our products and services in an appealing way to our clients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The team at Explainly worked with us to make sure that our script, storyboards, videos, and animations all reflected the concept of the program engagingly and accurately. Their team worked with us on creating the whole project. They helped with animation and scripting. We already had a script, but they reworked that with us a few times.

What is the team composition?

I only worked directly with Andy (Project Manager, Explainly) and Alex (CEO & Founder, Explainly).

How did you come to work with Explainly?

We came across Explainly through Upwork. The reason why we ultimately chose them was that they offered customized animations for a reasonable price. We also wanted to work with an agency that would have their own opinions, but also let us have a say in the product.

With explainer videos, it can be challenging to find precisely what you’re looking for. We wanted to be able to customize the video according to the tone and animations we wanted. We saw on Explainly’s website that they offered a lot of personalized services.

How much have you invested with them?

We invested around $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with Explainly in October 2019, and the video was completed that December.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We had an internal focus group to show people within the company. We plan to keep the video private because the concept itself is relatively private.

Internally, everyone was happy with the animations. There were a few edits made to the script based on their suggestions, not a reflection of Explainly’s work. Explainly worked well with us to ensure the fixes matched the focus group’s thoughts. Overall, everyone was impressed with their work.

How did Explainly perform from a project management standpoint?

From a project management standpoint, they did well for a smaller company. Sometimes things took longer than expected, but that was on both ends. At times, we took a bit longer to give feedback than anticipated. Despite that, I appreciated how hands-on their team was.

What did you find most impressive about them?

From what I’ve seen from other explainer videos, the customization that Explainly puts in stands out. We used one video for a specific example of what we wanted to follow. When we compared the two videos after the project was done, their work was of higher quality and much more detailed. Their attention to detail was top-notch. The team at Explainly also has the ability to make products unique.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There were timing issues for both of our teams. But in the beginning, we had given them specific feedback involving the video’s tone. The script went a bit awry, so it had to be reworked entirely. Ultimately, that was fixed with more specific feedback. It’s hard to say whether that was because of how we worked as a team or how Explainly themselves did.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I recommend working with Explainly. As far as explainer video companies go, they’re the best I’ve seen.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Explainer Video for Family Services Nonprofit

"Everything was clearly communicated."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug. - Sept. 2019
Project summary: 

Explainly created an animated explainer video for a nonprofit. They worked through the entire process from storyboarding through filming, audio, and final production. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Ryan Hazelton
Individual Giving Officer, Safe & Sound
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Explainly's efforts received positive feedback on the project. Stakeholders and users enjoyed the video. Communicative and well-organized, their team deeply cared about the project and the messaging. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Safe & Sound is a San Francisco based nonprofit that provides direct services to families while advocating and educating for the safety of children. Our mission is to prevent child abuse and reduce its devastating impact. I work on the fundraising team focused on individual giving and events, while collaborating with our communications officer on marketing projects.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Explainly?

We hired Explainly to create an explainer video that communicated our services in a clear and friendly way for donors, partners, companies, volunteers, and families.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal for an explainer video was to communicate one message about our organization that we could use to reach all of our stakeholders.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

The team at Explainly came to visit our organization and learn more. Our conversations together showed they really cared about helping a nonprofit and wanted to adapt their corporate model to fit our needs. They were also really friendly and thoughtful in their approach.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

The video is one 2.5 minute animated video. The process started with answering a list of questions for Explainly and they drafted a script for it. We provided feedback and got the script to an approval point. We then provided photos of our actual buildings (interior and exterior) and provided important elements that we needed - diverse and inclusive people (both staff and clients) to reflect the reality of our organization. Explainly provided storyboards and we went through a back and forth feedback process to make sure the elements all fit. Once that was complete, we received animation and voiceovers. This went through a feedback cycle until we were all set. Throughout the process, we never needed more than 2 back and forths in feedback. Explainly nailed the edits/feedbacks very well every time.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Explainly used Trillo to manage the feedback process, which was really helpful. We utilized the Google Suite to provide notes and then emailed any additional items that were needed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We have only received positive feedback so far from the project. We're currently releasing it to different stakeholders.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow was really effective between Explainly and my team. Everything was clearly communicated. There were no surprises and all timelines/deadlines were met by both sides. Explainly never threw a curve ball. We knew how things were moving along every step of the way because of their clear communications.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was really impressed by Explainly's attention to detail and commitment to excellence. You can tell they really cared about getting everything right and were always willing to work with us to ensure we were happy.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I honestly can't think of any.

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

Video Production for Government Services Company

"They were able to make the first time process very organized."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Aug. - Sep. 2020
Project summary: 

Explainly produced an explainer video for a government services company. The material will be used for the client's online presentations, trade shows, and other marketing activities.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
John Lynch
Managing Partner, Fieldware, LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Explainly's output has not been launched yet. Despite the absence of metrics in the engagement, the client is positive that the video will be greatly praised by their target audience. The team is organized, accommodating, and trustworthy.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Managing Partner in a government services company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Explainly?

Create a short product explainer video.

What were your goals for this project?

Provide the company with a short video to be used in online presentations, trade-shows, and other marketing related venues.

SOLUTION

How did you select Explainly?

I evaluated several similar companies and selected Explainly since they seemed to understand our goals.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

Explainly lays each step out in a Trello project collaboration tool. Revision is allowed at each stage of the process.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Andy was very good at leading me through the process since this was our first video. He clearly understood our goals and provided useful advice and feedback.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We have not started using the video yet, but anticipate that it will be well received.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The Trello project management tool was very helpful in keeping both sides on task.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Explainly and Andy were able to make the first time process very organized.

Are there any areas for improvement?

More add-on options might be helpful (i.e., 3 versions of same video with minor tweaks for small incremental price).

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    go at your own pace
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    seems to be at market price
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Mental Health & Wellness Startup

"The process was smooth and easy."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May 2020
Project summary: 

Expainly produced create explainer videos for a mental health startup. It would introduce the client's product and elevate their brand. They took the client's scripts and launched into their creative process.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Burlingame, California
Dr. Sean Sullivan
CEO, Mental Health Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Explainly delivered a great video that received positive feedback from users, driving the client to pursue a second iteration. The team was easy to work with and executed on deliverables in an efficient, timely manner.  Their personability and speedy turnaround both distinguish them as a provider.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the CEO of a mental health and wellness company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Explainly?

We hired Explainly to create our key explainer videos.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to describe the product, reveal the brand and connect with viewers.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We heard great things about Explanly, interviewed a handful or of options and are glad we selected Explainly.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

The videos are marketing videos that introduce our core project. We signed our production agreement, delivered our scripts, talk to with Explainly about what we were looking for, spent a bunch of creative time getting it right, and Explainly delivered great video.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Explainly worked with us until we got exactly what we were looking for.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We've had great feedback from users to the point that we made a new version of the initial video.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The process was smooth and easy. If you take care of your end, Explainly is efficient about taking care of theirs.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Personal communication and execution.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I thought they we great.

5.0
Overall Score Very satisfied,
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Easy
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Within budget
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Excellent
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Already have

Animated Video for Live-Action Video Services

"It was a good video process with discrete checkpoints."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2019 - Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

Explainly developed an animated explainer video to highlight a live-action video service nationwide. They used discrete checkpoints to keep the project on track.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Aaron Huang
Co-Founder, SteadyTake
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

By offering guidance and feedback, Explainly got the animation out as expected. They were efficient in their workflow.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Co-Founder of SteadyTake - we do live action video nationwide.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Explainly?

We wanted an animated explainer of our unique full service nationwide concept.

What were your goals for this project?

A short but engaging piece of animation for our website and social media to drive engagement.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Vendor evaluation was based on price, domain expertise, knowledge, level of trust.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

It was a good video process with discrete checkpoints using Trello as the baseline PM system.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Trello was used.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Great project management and domain experience to get our video done. The right amount of touchpoints on the right specific areas with guidance and feedback on trade offs.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Pretty good.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were efficient.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Trello isn't ideal for video production.

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

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GOLD VERIFIED
Business Entity
Business Entity Name
Explainly LLC
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
California
Id
201902510855
Date of Formation
Jan 22, 2019
Payment & Legal Filings
Bankruptcy
No
Tax Lien Filings
0
Judgement Filings
0
Collections Count
0
Last updated
Feb 29, 2020
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
11
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
5.0
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
September 23, 2020