Affordable Video that Drives Results

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Most companies waste time and finances on marketing material that doesn’t work or deliver conversions. Our mission is to create video at an affordable cost that drives results and empowers our clients to be confident that their marketing material is working.

 
$5,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2015
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Santa Ana, CA
headquarters
  • 3501 W Segerstrom Ave
    Santa Ana, CA 92704
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Startups, small to medium size business. We create strategic videos that dont break the bank because we want to see these videos work. 

VeracityColab - Thermo Fisher

Sometimes, we get to produce videos for some amazing people! Our role for this project was to produce a video written and directed by VeracityColab! We used a 9 person crew to execute this project. Our goal was to highlight this product in a way that showed the features and captivated the viewers attention.

2018 Production Reel

Here is a recap of some of the videos taht we produced in 2018Q

Liferay Ecommerce

Our goal- make an outstanding video that shows the intuitive and complex nature of their system but making sure to not break the bank. Our plan- take a different approach to the execution of the video. Take a good look at it...it looks 3D right? Well it's not! So it must be 2D then? Kinda, but not really. We used a new approach called pseudo 3D. Say whaaat?? How it works- we create graphics to look 3D but animate them using 2D

techniques. What is so groundbreaking about this approach you ask...it costs about half of what 3D would cost, but looks just as professional. Win- win!

OnsiteIQ Company Overview

Our goal was to create a video to captivate an audience and show the functionality of this software. 

US Storage Centers - Christmas

What better way to promote your business then a comedic approach for the Christmas season? US Storage Centers year after year hires us to make a Christmas video as their busy season is aproaching. We wrote, produced, and edited this project. 

Audeze Mobius

At Audeze, they create products that break the mold and change the rules. They strive to create magical experiences for our customers that go beyond just being an ordinary headphone. With Mobius, you won’t simply play a game, you will live it.

Audeze jumped into a whole new industry with the launch of the Mobius. Seeing a gap in the gaming headphone industry, they decided to take things into their own hands to enhance

the gaming experience. Our job was to formulate a plan of how we can capture the attention of a new market using techniques specific to the gaming world, while conveying the amazing perks of these headphones.

VeracityColab - Thermo Fisher 2

Sometimes, we get to produce videos for some amazing people! Our role for this project was to produce a video written and directed by VeracityColab! We used a 9 person crew to execute this project. Our goal was to highlight this product in a way that showed the features and captivated the viewers attention.

Kurkside Shoes

This video was to show the versitility of these shoes and to captivate the attention of parents who need help

FAIRWAY MORTGAGE - RYAN GRANT

We stepped into a whole new industry with this video, and we couldn’t be more excited about the results that we were able to witness. The Ryan Grant team is the leading mortgage partner in Orange County, and we were asked to make a video comparable to his status.

When stepping into a new industry, it starts with extensive research. What are other top competitors doing with video? What’s working? What isnt working? How

can we make him look better than the hundreds of other mortgage consultants in the industry? All of these questions were taken into account when the development process started. In order to create an amazing mortgage lender video, we need to find out what makes it amazing. Our team sat down for hours in front of whiteboard figuring out the best approach to make this happen. Finally, we got it! Let’s tell the story from the clients perspective. Let’s show the pain points of working with people who want to make the mortgage experience a transactional journey, rather than coming alongside their clients to make the best and right decision.

Kyro Digital Blog Video

We wanted to create a video to hype our new bi-weekly blog post! This explains our goals and intentions. 

Titan HST

Titan HST is a revolutionary emergency response notification system that will help to ultimately save lives. Our task was to create a video that would get people interested and ultimately adopt this system into their campus or business. 

OleumTech

OleumTech came out with a new sensor and they wanted a quick rendering using 3D CAD files. 

How can we inspire our employees each and every day to show the best possible hospitality and custimer service? Using video internally within a company can increase results and inspire employees. 

Kovach Marketing - 3D Animation

The purpose of this video was for Kovach Marketing to reflect on the work that they accomplished for one of their clients. We animated a timeline to visually show the relationship and the work that was accomplished. 

Our goal was to develop a target audience and develop video strategy in order to hit that audience best. From there, we created a video to promote their newest line of food and beverage.

Freedom National Insurance

We were given the task to make intriguing videos that explain any and all questions pertaining to car insurance. The purpose of these videos is to make signing up for insurance an easy task with no questions that go unanswered.

When going to the drawing board with the goal in mind (answering questions that people have about insurance), we were stuck on the part having to do with making the videos "interesting". We

know that attention spans are short, so these videos don't exceed 90 seconds. Secondly, we like colors and visuals. We sketched out all of the assets used in these videos to make the visuals pop, while helping to explain the point.

US Storage Centers

In this project, we helped a storage company increase sales through the use of video in order increase their bottom line profits. Brand videos are HUGE when using video marketing or video advertising to drive sales. Brand videos tell the story of a company. We strive to make these videos relatable to the viewer, while using strategic words and strategic visuals that ultimately will help to sell a product or service. US storage

hired Kyro Digital to create a brad video that conveyed an emotional message with the end goal of having the viewer use US Storage for their storage needs. We needed to make this video as personable as possible in order for the viewer to get the message that US Storage is there to help with any needs they have with the utmost customer service.

Targus Office Docks

The goal of these videos was to educate Targus dock consumers how to properly use their product. On the other hand, it is showing potential customers the functionality and purposes behind docks that they may be interested in. Our goal was to make these videos intriguing without losing the viewer in a longer video, yet still getting across the differences, functionality, and the problem each dock solves in each video.

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Video Testimonial Production for ERP Provider

"They produced engaging content with a strong creative vision." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.5
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July - Sept. 2019
Project summary: 

Kyro Digital planned, shot, edited, and produced several long-form video interviews.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Costa Mesa, California
Rachel Jones
Website Optimization Manager, SYSPRO
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The compelling videos earned praise from key stakeholders and performed incredibly well on social media. Kyro Digital met every deadline, communicated clearly, and pivoted to meet unexpected challenges. Their deep technical expertise and courteous attitude made the process enjoyable. 

 

 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm a website optimization and demand generation campaign manager for an ERP provider with a solid, 40-year market presence in global manufacturing and distribution industries. My background is in copywriting and scriptwriting, so I'm often involved in video projects.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Kyro Digital?

We hired Kyro Digital to scope, shoot, and produce several testimonials with key customers. This project involved brainstorming; shooting talking head interviews, B-roll, and drone shots; editing the footage; and treating its sound, color, storyline, and transitions.

What were your goals for this project?

These clients are successful and traditional, and they've had bad experiences while filming testimonials. We wanted to give them a good experience. Our company also hadn't produced any video testimonials recently, so we wanted some fresh ideas. Our ultimate goal was to produce valuable, watchable content that demonstrated how our software solution helps businesses simplify their operations.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

My manager had worked with Kyro Digital and recommended them highly for their quality and professionalism. Their price was also fair.

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

Once we explained our goals, their entire team quickly gave us quotes and schedules. Our team struggle with major internal miscommunication and project overload, both leading up to and during our work with Kyro Digital. Everything on our end felt slapdash and uncertain, but their team was helpful and accommodating throughout the whole process. They developed great alternatives when a major shooting limitation arose at the last minute.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

We mainly worked with the owner, who served as our project manager and main point of contact. We also worked with a project administrator, a creative director, and a cinematographer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They produced engaging content with a strong creative vision. Sometimes that takes a backseat to corporate requirements, but it's great to have a team that explains where things can be improved or enriched.

We haven't actually promoted the videos yet, but they were met with praise from everyone involved, including our marketing team, our CMO and CEO, and the clients themselves. One of their videos is performing extremely well on all social channels. It's our most-watched video ever.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was excellent. During post-production, the owner kept us abreast of their progress. They met some fairly tight deadlines with no problem. Even though our side was disorganized and unprepared, Kyro Digital still worked with us and made everything happen smoothly. 

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was impressed by their professionalism, their deep understanding of B2B video content, and their technical chops. Their solid understanding of story, visual treatment, sound, and video trends were evident in the final product.

During the entire shoot, their team was focused, creative, knowledgeable, communicative, and positive. I felt so relieved to have them behind the camera. They treated our clients with the utmost respect and genuine interest. Our clients loved the team so much that they invited them to celebratory dinners. They were great, positive people!

Are there any areas for improvement?

I can't think of anything. As they continue to grow, I suspect that their project management tools and portal will become more polished.

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

Product Video Production for Digital Firm

"Kyro is incredibly responsive, helpful, and reassuring throughout the project."

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

Kyro Digital created an animated video to provide an introduction to a digital firm's products and values. They wrote the script, shortlisted potential actors, and matched the animations to fit the brand.

 

 

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Product Marketing Manager, Liferay
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team made a high-quality video efficiently, receiving positive internal feedback. The video engages users much longer than others produced in-house. Throughout, they were attentive and dedicated to meeting expectations.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Liferay makes software that helps companies create digital experiences on web, mobile and connected devices. As a Product Marketing Manager, I drive the marketing strategy for Liferay Commerce, our digital commerce platform.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Kyro Digital?

We hired Kyro to create an animated video that gave a brief, business value-oriented overview of our product Liferay Commerce. In the past, we've created these videos internally, but were looking to outsource in order to get the work done faster and reduce the time required from our marketing team.

What were your goals for this project?

We hoped to see an increase in demo requests through our website. Our secondary goal was to equip our sales team with a short video to send to prospects.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After reviewing the top 20 or so video production companies on Clutch, I created a short list of about 5 that had video samples matching the quality I was looking for, and also seemed to have experience with enterprise software companies.

From there, I requested pricing and talked through the project with each company. Justin from Kyro impressed me with his recommendations for the direction of our video and he was willing to work within our budget for the project.

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

I provided our core value propositions and art files for our product. The only requirements I had were that it was animated and under 90 seconds. Kyro wrote the script and edited it based on my feedback, put together a storyboard for approval, then worked with Liferay's design team to ensure the animations matched our brand style.

Kyro also provided a short list of voice actors and let me pick which one to use. We went through several rounds of feedback on the early cuts, which was really helpful for me as it was hard to picture the flow of the video from the storyboard alone. Altogether, the team felt very dedicated to helping me understand how the video would come together and ensuring that it met my expectations for quality.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

I primarily communicated with Justin Sherman, but he brought some team members into emails or calls as needed. We went through several rounds of feedback on the script, storyboard and early cuts.

The team was always responsive and did a great job of working through my sometimes-vague feedback, especially when I knew I didn't like something but was having trouble articulating why. I didn't feel like I had to be a video expert to work with them, and that was a huge benefit for me (since I don't have time to be a video expert, and that's why we were hiring someone!).

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

At launch, we featured the video at the top of our main product page and saw about 20% of visitors watch the video. 50% of viewers watched 2/3 of the video, 33% watch all the way to the end. This was a major improvement over our internal videos, where half of our viewers were dropping off by the 1/3 mark. We've also received great feedback on it internally.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

I felt it was very effective, but I was the only stakeholder for Liferay, so that made feedback/approvals much easier.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Kyro is incredibly responsive, helpful, and reassuring throughout the project. They seem to be a small shop, but the video was very high quality. Altogether, the team felt very dedicated to helping me understand how the video would come together and ensuring that it met my expectations for quality.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The only area for improvement was timeline. We missed the deadline by about a week for the final video. Overall, I think it took about 10 weeks from start to finish.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Kyro was willing to work within our budget, which was lower than most animated videos cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Tech Company

"Their responsiveness was in line with the fast-paced nature of our company."

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

Kyro Digital created a short video, incorporating special requests such as hovering text. They also helped storyboard the video and provided samples of different styles to choose from.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
United States
Manager, Tech Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kyro Digital delivered an engaging video that's been well received internally thus far. In addition to the quality of their work, their team was very helpful during the planning process and extremely responsive throughout the engagement.

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 manager at a tech company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kyro Digital?

We reached out to Kyro Digital to create an energetic and engaging promotional video for our company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Kyro Digital produced a video for our website, developing the concept and overall theme after sitting down with our team to discuss ideas. They provided some examples to help us choose the direction we wanted to move towards and incorporated special requests (i.e., hovering text). 

What is the team composition? 

We worked directly with Justin (Owner, Kyro Digital).

How did you come to work with Kyro Digital?

I searched online for local video production companies in Orange County and ultimately chose Kyro Digital based on their proximity, availability, and portfolio of work.

What is the status of this engagement?

They worked on the project between March–April 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Kyro Digital provided a quality promo video that's been well received by some of our advisors thus far. 

How did Kyro Digital perform from a project management standpoint?

They excel at managing projects. Justin was very responsive and receptive to our feedback. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their responsiveness was in line with the fast-paced nature of our company.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Nothing big comes to mind. I'd just encourage them to continue taking lots of notes at the first meeting with a client.

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

Corporate History Video for ERP Firm

“Kyro Digital made the entire process very smooth.”    

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2018 - Nov. 2018
Project summary: 

Kyro Digital produced a video to showcase the history of an ERP software business. They created a mockup for the concept, then filmed three hours of raw footage to edit down to a 10-12-minute final cut. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Costa Mesa, California
Demand Generation Manager, IT Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kyro Digital delivered a video that both captures more than 20 years of the company’s history and serves to improve brand awareness. Internally, the video was very well-received by employees. Communicative and reliable, the team demonstrated an impressive degree of professionalism.  

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the demand generation manager for an ERP software company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Kyro Digital?

We hired Kyro Digital to create a company history and brand video for us.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal of this project was to be able to archive our company’s more than 20-year history. We also wanted to increase our brand awareness.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

My team searched online for vendors. Of the three we evaluated, Kyro Digital was the best fit.

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

Kyro Digital made the entire process very smooth. Based on our preliminary conversation, they created a mockup to show us their concept for the video. 

Once the team was assembled, we started shooting footage. Production lasted two days. We worked collaboratively on the revisions. They were very open to feedback and suggestions

After they finished filming, they sent us the raw footage. Using a video editing service, they tweaked the length from three hours to about 10-12 minutes for the final cut. They produced a large amount of assets to compile for our future use.  

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Kyro Digital provided a three-person crew, made up of the director and two camera operators. They were very open to feedback and suggestions

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

When we showed the video Kyro Digital produced to the rest of our company’s employees, we got very positive feedback. They all loved it!

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Justin (Owner, Kyro Digital) and his team are great communicators. We worked seamlessly together. Kyro Digital supportively walked us through the entire process.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Kyro Digital showed quite an outstanding level of professionalism and follow-through in our projects.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Moving forward, it would be great to have an actual storyboard beyond just an outline of the concept.

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

Video Production for a Church

“We can’t always explain what we want, but they always understand our needs and are perfectly effective.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Kyro Digital produces video content for a church. They capture a variety of activities, help create promotional materials for social media, and act as an overflow agency to support the internal media team.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Aliso Viejo, California
Luke Melrose
Video Director, Compass Bible Church
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Member feedback is purely positive, and Kyro Digital’s communication and organization make them an ideal partner. Their creative abilities give them a level of independence, and they need little guidance for projects.

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 video tech director at Compass Bible Church.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kyro Digital?

We often hire video agencies to help with various media projects. We initially hired Kyro to help capture video content for a youth winter camp recap.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We collaborated together on the project, which was predominantly a point and shoot endeavor that didn’t require any scripting. They captured all the activities on offer and put together a video to encapsulate everything that happened.

Most of the projects we’ve worked on since are similar. Our church has a lot of video needs, so they help with promotional material for social media, or they capture content at events and pass it along to our editors. They’ve also edited material for us in the past when we can’t handle the workload. The events vary, but include other projects for our kids’ and youth ministries.

What is the team composition?

We had one principal videographer who handled the whole process.

How did you come to work with Kyro Digital?

I’ve known our videographer for a few years now. He’s very talented, and Kyro produced great content.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent under $10,000 in total for all the projects they’ve done for us. The winter camp was recorded as a pro bono service.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in early 2018. The collaboration is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We usually send these videos to parents or other members of the church. The quality of the projects receives nothing but positive feedback.

How did Kyro Digital perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re very organized and communicative. We give them a lot of creative control, so even when we are busy and can’t reach out regularly, they do a great job. It’s part of the reason we continue to work with them.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The quality of their communication makes them stand out from other agencies, and they ask all the right questions. We don’t always have enough internal people to cover all of our needs, but Kyro is happy to step in and assist us. We tell them the requirements, and they take projects and run with them. Everything has worked out well with them, and we always know where projects stand.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We don’t have anything they should improve. We can’t always explain what we want, but they always understand our needs and are perfectly effective.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Work with them if you want an agency to let you collaborate and feel like an equal partner in the creation process. They are very communicative, and they’ll do whatever you need if you tell them exactly what you want.

5.0
Overall Score They’re personable collaborators. They know how to strip a project down to its core and steer it in the right direction.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They return projects quickly, even if when the turnaround is unreasonable. They’re very good at meeting our needs.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their prices are fair, and definitely worth the money we spend.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I recommend them frequently, and other people who use them are also happy with their services.

Video Production for a Baby Boutique Company

“They went above and beyond that to make sure I was happy with the end product.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Nov. 2018 - Jan. 2019
Project summary: 

Kyro Digital created several short videos for an e-commerce baby boutique. The segments are designed to be informative and easily shareable on social media platforms.

The Reviewer
 
1
 
Aliso Viejo, California
Brianne Grant,
CEO, Sweet Chickadee
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The videos have yet to go live, but Kyro Digital was communicative and accommodating throughout the production process. They dedicated extra time to editing and were collaborative partners.

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 founder of an e-commerce baby boutique.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kyro Digital?

I needed help creating short marketing videos for my company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They filmed and produced several little informational videos for use in our marketing efforts. We wanted content that was both informative and easily sharable on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest. We scripted the videos and used a teleprompter to make the process go quickly.

What is the team composition?

We worked with a team of two. One was our main point of contact, and the other did the camera work and editing. Both were great.

How did you come to work with Kyro Digital?

They did some videos for my husband's company, and I liked the way they looked. He recommended them, so I decided to contact them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $2,500.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together around November 2018, and we just finished the most recent video at the end of January 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We just finished the videos, so they haven't posted yet. Kyro did very well in the editing process. They were very willing to make additional changes and communication was great. I had some specific requests and they were happy to accommodate me.

How did Kyro Digital perform from a project management standpoint?

They were wonderful project managers. We mainly communicated via email or text, and communication was very easy.

What did you find most impressive about them?

When we originally signed the contract, we included a certain amount of editing time. They went above and beyond that to make sure I was happy with the end product.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Not really; they were great to work with.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Work with them. They're a great partner.

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 Mexican Restaurant Chain

"I expected seamless production, but I didn’t anticipate how quickly they got up to speed with our brand."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - Nov. 2017
Project summary: 

Kyro Digital produced a live-action training video. The team did scripting, logistics, talent coaching, and postproduction.

The Reviewer
 
5,001-10,000 Employees
 
Costa Mesa, California
Thane Hanson
Content Specialist, El Pollo Loco
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team delivered a video that was on message, on time, and within budget. The video received positive user feedback for its utility and quality. Impressively, Kyro Digital was open to feedback and worked at a fast pace.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I was a content specialist for El Pollo Loco, a nation-wide Mexican restaurant chain. I developed online training content as we transitioned training materials from print to digital.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Kyro Digital?

We wanted a video to market our digital learning curriculum. The video needed to emphasize our message around hospitality and guest service.

What were your goals for this project?

Kyro Digital needed to deliver a cinematic story about our brand, explaining how each role extends hospitality to customers. We wanted the training materials to emphasize customer service in addition to roles’ operational specifications.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I had a previous relationship with Kyro Digital and knew they could deliver an emotional story.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Preproduction services included storyboarding, scripting, and logistics. They coached restaurant employees how to act in the videos. Kyro Digital then directed the video on site. Next, they sourced a voice actor and musical accompaniment. We collaborated during post-production as our team provided feedback on each version of the video.

What was the team composition?

Kyro Digital allocated a two-person team for pre-production. The production team included resources for camera operators, lighting, and sound.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They delivered the video on time and within budget. Subsequently, the video received considerable positive feedback from our company’s leadership because it intuitively resonated with our team’s message. It is now the centerpiece of our training initiatives. Many other teams in the office have since sought to incorporate such messaging in other company initiatives.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow was smooth and efficient. Kyro Digital prioritized our account with timely deliveries and constant communication. They were responsive to feedback and accommodated our timeline, which anticipated a major company conference.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

As an experienced video producer, I found their execution in the pre-production stage the most impressive. They helpfully planned how moments would play out on screen, and came up with creative ways to communicate our ideas. I expected seamless production, but I didn’t anticipate how quickly they got up to speed with our brand. Kyro Digital aligned with our identity and set us up for success in the later stages of production.

Are there any areas for improvement?

It may be tricky, but connect with each member of the team during filming. It’s worth emphasizing that the team made our employees feel comfortable on camera, which enhanced the video’s quality.

5.0
Overall Score It was a pleasure to work with them. They worked under pressure and met our expectations. The team made me look great for choosing them.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The team made us a priority. They were available throughout the project.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Our budget was tight, but they maximized services and results within those constraints. We’re proud of the end result.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have referred them happily on several occasions.

Animated Video for Marketing Company

"Kyro Digital’s team brought our company’s vision to life."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug. - Oct. 2018
Project summary: 

Kyro Digital created an animated video that relayed a company’s message. Their team provided copywriting, storyboarding, and video production. The final product is now complete.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Newport Beach, California
Zach Barner
Studio Manager
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The finished video was a success for their internal team. Kyro Digital was committed to understanding the company’s vision and created a project that accurately reflected that. Their team’s dedication and communication were highlights that will spur a lasting engagement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Kovach Marketing is a full-service marketing agency that primarily works in the homebuilding and real estate industries providing community marketing materials. I work as the studio manager and monitor day-to-day production schedules as well as larger projects like websites and videos.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Kyro Digital?

We hired Kyro Digital for an internal video project, which included video concept, copywriting, storyboarding and animation.

What were your goals for this project?

For this project, we wanted a video that clearly expressed our message at a high quality. We were also looking for a local video partner that understood our vision and strived to meet expectations on a tight deadline.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I researched local video production companies and scheduled interviews with three. My team hit it off right away with Justin (Owner, Kyro Digital) and their digital team. We saw the value in forming a partnership during our first meeting because they understood our vision.

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

Justin and his team wasted no time getting started on the project. First, they put together a project plan and began writing the script outline. Their team selected a voice actor and appropriate music for the video.

Once the script was finalized, their team assembled a couple of concepts for our review, and we selected our favorite. Then Kyro Digital moved on to animation and video production.

I worked thoroughly with Justin, relaying my team’s input, providing feedback and suggestions. We worked with an animator to refine the colors and other design specifics in the animation. As the project continued, I became extremely confident in what their team was working on.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Justin was the project manager. He was readily available for feedback and kept the project on track while setting reasonable expectations.

Kyro Digital did a fantastic job managing the production process from start to finish. Their project management allowed my team to focus on providing feedback. Their team was incredibly patient while we gave our input over several rounds of revisions. They even worked with us to rework and rebuild sections of animation.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Kyro Digital’s team brought our company’s vision to life. We are incredibly confident in the final product.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow couldn’t have been more natural. For project feedback, Kyro Digital allowed us to review the video by commenting directly and marking the time code. I found this incredibly helpful and an easy way to communicate. We worked through more extensive changes in email and phone calls.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The personal involvement and dedication to understanding our project were impressive. From the beginning, Kyro Digital made it clear that this wasn’t just another project, but that they had a real interest in understanding our company and vision. This came through during the entire partnership, and I believe it shows in the final video.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The only way the process could be improved would be working together more. I look forward to seeing this become a lasting partnership on future projects.

5.0
Overall Score We're very pleased with the overall experience working with Kyro Digital.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They are readily available for calls and meetings whenever necessary.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The cost was reasonable and we received great value in quality and service for the price.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The video has a professional production quality that makes us proud to showcase the project.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We plan to use Kyro in the future and would recommend them to anyone.

Video Production for Tech & Automation Company

“Not only are they experts in their field, but they’re also an approachable team that’s vested in our projects.”

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Using provided scripts and legacy footage, Kyro Digital created a set of customer-friendly videos. They created animations to help translate technical information into an accessible, engaging format.

The Reviewer
 
1,001 - 10,000 Employees
 
Irvine, California
Jannay Oiknine
Content Marketing Manager, Kofax
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The videos continue to support various digital marketing channels, garnering an enthusiastic response from viewers. As production experts, Kyro Digital is amenable to shifting deadlines and budget constraints. They take a result-driven approach, which has positioned them well for future projects.

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 content marketing manager at Kofax. We’re a software technology company, providing different types of automation software to various industries.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kyro Digital?

We wanted to develop videos for evergreen content to better appeal to our customers. Using our sales engineers’ existing technical video, we engaged Kyro Digital to repackage the information into more of a demand generation format.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Over the past several months, they’ve produced a number of animated videos based on our specifications. We provided the scripts, writing a new intro and outro, and Kyro Digital brought our ideas to life. The team leveraged our materials along with the footage from our sales engineers to produce a series of customer-friendly videos. New illustrations and animations transformed the content into a more engaging viewer experience while also maintaining a cohesive look and feel. Currently, we continue to work with Kyro Digital to produce video content.

What is the team composition?

I primarily coordinate with Justin (CEO and Cinematographer, Kyro Digital).

How did you come to work with Kyro Digital?

At the time, we were looking for a production company that was flexible and agile. A staff member in our creative services department had used Kyro Digital for another project and recommended them. After reaching out to Justin, we moved forward with their team.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve been working with them since January 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’ve used the finished videos in various channels, supporting our organic, paid, and lead nurturing strategies. We’ve also featured them on our website and blogs. So far, viewers have given a lot of great feedback, and we plan to continue producing content with Kyro Digital.

How did Kyro Digital perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re flexible and easy to work with. With past vendors I’ve worked with, I had to note the time codes in an email and try to describe the changes I wanted. In contrast, Kyro Digital uses Vimeo’s collaboration tools to track feedback, which makes it easier to post comments directly on the screens. The team always makes sure to ask for clarification if they have any questions about my notes.

As for project logistics, they’re able to adapt to our deadlines and provide a flexible pricing structure. Kyro Digital is great about working with us if our budget is a bit stretched during certain months, and they’re committed to helping us achieve our goals.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Not only are they experts in their field, but they’re also an approachable team that’s vested in our projects. I appreciate having a production agency that works toward our success while still remaining flexible and affordable.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could be a bit more proactive in promoting their other skills. We’ve only seen what they could do for our specific video type, but I’d like to see what else they could recommend or suggest. Other than that, they’ve been great.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Communicate with them throughout the project even if you come in with a specific idea in mind. They’re approachable and can often suggest new concepts or approaches that might be a good fit. If something is outside of their scope, I’m sure they’re able to recommend alternative solutions.

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

Animated Video Production for Insurance Company

“They communicate well and respond quickly to any requests we make.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Feb. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Kyro produced multiple live action informational videos in English and Spanish. They helped with all production stages (e.g., storyboarding, hiring the cast, editing). The next project includes 30 more videos.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Irvine, California
Development Manager, Insurance Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Kyro’s work is incredible, especially when considering their price. They have a transparent workflow that sets expectations and make tracking progress easy. Their large workload sometimes slowed things down, but the project didn’t have a strict deadline.

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 development manager for a company that sells personal auto insurance. I oversee software development, business development, and marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Kyro Digital?

We wanted to make educational videos about our different types of coverage and to answer some FAQs. We needed a partner to run the production.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

When we first approached Kyro, we had a list of video topics and general ideas we wanted to cover. They helped evolve those ideas into scripts and storyboards. So far, Kyro has created ten live action videos with motion graphics. They’re in both English and Spanish and explain the coverage we offer.

Kyro also helped in all the other production aspects. They booked the studio, assisted in casting the talent, hired a directory of photography, etc. We’ve finished the coverage videos and have now started on a new project for our FAQs. We plan on producing 30 new videos with Kyro.

What is the team composition?

We worked with three main people: an editor, the producer, and the director of photography.

How did you come to work with Kyro Digital?

A different video company we’d worked with before recommended them, since they couldn’t offer what we were looking for. We liked the quality of Kyro’s work, and they offered the best value within our price range, so we hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent about $20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

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

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We haven’t launched the videos yet because they’re still in post-production. They’re great quality, though, especially considering the price point we’re paying.

How did Kyro Digital perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re great. They outline what will happen, so expectations are clear and straight-forward.

They meet their targets without any problems and respond well to feedback. We exceeded our original timeline, but that was mainly on our end—we asked for some extra changes.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They communicate well and respond quickly to any requests we make.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They could probably hire 1–2 more staff members because their company seems to be growing rapidly. Other than that, we haven’t had many issues.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

Be collaborative and open. Kyro’s highly creative, so the more feedback you give, the more on-target the final product will be.

5.0
Overall Score They’re a great company. We look forward to doing more work with them.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We didn’t have a tight deadline, and most of the scheduling issues were our fault.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their work is well above their price point.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They're professional and do good work.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for good value and communication.
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Verification Level
Gold
VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
California
ID
C4165096
Date of Formation
Jun 18, 2018
Last Updated
Apr 26, 2019
Payment & Legal Filings
Bankruptcy
No
Tax Lien Filings
0
Judgement Filings
0
Collections Count
0
Last Updated
Jul 22, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
12
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
4.9
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
August 9, 2019