Video Production

MotionCue is a video production agency specializing in the creation of explainer videos, animations, motion graphics, corporate videos, training videos and live filming videos. MotionCue works with startups as well as Fortune 500 clients such as Johnson & Johnson, Exxon, P&G, Microsoft, Sony and Samsung.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2010
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New York City, NY
headquarters
  • 421 8th Avenue, #8150
    New York City, NY 10116
    United States
other locations
  • 2201 Bryn Mawr Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
    United States
  • 649 S Olive St
    Los Angeles, CA 90017
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Johnson & Johnson • Procter & Gamble • ExxonMobil • GE • NASDAQ • NewsCorp • FLEX • Slack • Band-Aid • Upwork • Janssen • Ethicon • Capgemini • Tylenol • Neutrogena • Unilever • Tide • Listerine • Sony Music • Aveeno

ExxonMobil | Mobil Serv & WinGD Partnership

In early 2019, two indutry giants: ExxonMobil and WinGD came together to advance adoption of smart shipping technology. We helped the team at ExxonMobil to produce a launch video to add to their launch event and marketing efforts.

FabFitFun Promo Video

FabFitFun is a fashion brand that targets young audience. They wanted to produce a teaser video to launch their Winter Box campaign. All the aspects of production including concept, casting, fllming and post-production were handled by MotionCue.

Personalization Video for J&J

We had the opportunity to produce a video that describes how Johnson & Johnson as a company is personalizing the consumer experience by sharing content that’s meaningful and relevant to the end consumer.

Pricer AB - An emerging retail technology wanted a promotional video as part of their Paris Retail Week marketing efforts. We wanted to create something that was exciting and gained attention from visitors at the Paris Retail Week.

Tide & GE Video Project

We had the opportunity to work with two industry giants: Tide and GE to produce a video highlighting proper dosing of tide pods when washing clothes.

Skedaddle Explainer Video

Skedaddle is a startup that wants to change mass transit. The team at Skedaddle reached out to us to produce an explainer video that explains the service in an engaging and fun way.

Reviews

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Headline Video for B2B Marketing Data & Research Firm

"We were massively impressed with their copy skills and have asked to work with them moving forward."

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

MotionCue produced an explainer video that showcases the company's uniqueness and enables it to stand out from its competitors. The product will be featured in their newly launched site.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Founder, Marketing & Advertising Firm
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

MotionCue meticulously planned and efficiently completed the project. Since the site hasn't been activated yet, the video is not yet publicly available. Despite that, they already left a lasting impression with their incredible work. Thus, the client has secured an ongoing partnership with them.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the owner of a B2B marketing data and research company in financial services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire MotionCue?

We hired MotionCue to build a short video to be used as an explainer of the company on a new site we're launching.

What were your goals for this project?

I wanted to build a video that was different to other B2B companies, and something that felt more consumer-driven. We are a challenger business which means we need to stand out and have personality, but also get across how we help clients.

SOLUTION

How did you select MotionCue?

I searched the internet viewing a plethora of video specialists, but struggled to find examples of anything I actually aspired towards, until I found MotionCue.

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

The process was simple and quick. MC took an initial brief and came back with a proposal. The process was thorough as we went through a number of storyboarding rounds before beginning to build. At one point I called in their copy team to help out, which was a big help. On the video build it was nailed within 4 rounds of feedback and revisions.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

They seemed to understand the feedback given first time, I didn't have to keep repeating myself. Project management was strong and we got the whole process turned around very quickly.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Not yet, only because the site isn't live yet.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Very effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They got that I run a business that's actually quite boring, but that I wanted to make us stand out and somehow make us seem cool. We didn't go over the top in any way trying to do this, but the brutal simplicity and fun of what we created were great. We were massively impressed with their copy skills and have asked to work with them moving forward.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We probably should have cut the length of the video down before draft one. Having said this, it was more down to me wanting to include too much information about us initially.

5.0
Overall Score Enjoyed working with them and hope to do so again soon.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Set reasonable expectations and lived up to them
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I think what I came out with was priced competitively for the quality.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I'd recommend to anyone.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I'd highly recommend

Production of Explainer Video for

"The new video efficiently communicates our message."

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

MotionCue provided video production services for a logistics and transportation company. Their work included creating an animated explainer video, complete with voiceover and music.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Mobile, Alabama
Dir of Communications, Logistics & Transportation Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

MotionCue’s efforts met the mark at every stage of the engagement. Internal stakeholders are pleased with the video and its performance in blast emails bodes well. Customers can expect an efficient team that gets the job done.

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 director of communications at a logistics and transportation company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MotionCue?

We needed an explainer video for one of our company divisions in Houston.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We gave them an old explainer video as a guide and we gave them guidelines on new technology they’d implemented. We went back and forth and cut it down to what we wanted it to be. They created the animations and they created the photos based on our equipment and cranes. They put it all together with animation, voiceover, and music.

What is the team composition?

We had one main point of contact.

How did you come to work with MotionCue?

I Googled companies that had good reviews and could accomplish what we needed. We landed on MotionCue after receiving a few proposals. We liked how they worked with clients in similar industries to us.

How much have you invested with them?    

We’ve invested $5,000.     

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in October 2019 and wrapped up in April 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re very happy with the final product. The new video efficiently communicates our message.  It looks great and it sounds great, too. I’ve gotten feedback from other folks within the company that I showed it to and they really liked it. They thought it would do a really great job of explaining this process.

How did MotionCue perform from a project management standpoint?

It worked out really well. There’s a lot of people on each team and they did a good job of keeping us all on the same page. They came up with a routine and a process for us to streamline to make sure there was one person from each team speaking at once.

What did you find most impressive about them?

This is the first video of this type that we’ve done as a company, and it’s definitely something we’ll look into doing in the future for any other large projects that come up. It meshes well with our industry and audience.

Are there any areas they could improve?

 It took us a couple of emails at the outset of the project to finalize an email process, so they could stand to streamline that process to save time.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

My advice is to have a good grasp on what you want to create and be open to their suggestions.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We had no issues there.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Global Public Health Division

"They were very quick to respond and always available."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Jan. - Mar. 2019
Project summary: 

MotionCue created and produced a two-minute video. Their team wrote copy, built storyboards, and managed the production. They handled the storyline, background, and implementation.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Cape Town Area, South Africa
Bianca Botha
Leader Strategic Marketing & Analytics, Johnson & Johnson
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

MotionCue quickly created a high-quality and had a clear understanding of the delivery process. Their team was very clear in communication and client management. They were very quick to respond and impressive in giving necessary feedback. 

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 leader of strategic marketing analytics for Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health. We strengthen healthcare systems in resource-limited countries. This enables the rapid adoption of innovative products and programs to improve access to quality healthcare solutions.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MotionCue?

We had an internal competition that we submitted our program to. Thus, we needed to effectively tell the story of our program development and implementation within a two-minute timeframe. It was a matter of condensing 18 months’ worth of work into two minutes.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided them with internal information and video clips that we had on file. MotionCue went through all of that and compiled a strong storyline to show the background, design, implementation, and results of the program. They didn’t do any live recording for us.

MotionCue provided guidance into best practices. They formulated the copy and storyboards and they handled the production and voiceover recording. Their team provided end-to-end video production.

What is the team composition?

We were in contact with two people from MotionCue. I’m sure they had a bigger team.

How did you come to work with MotionCue?

As part of the internal competition, we were advised to use a specific agency group. This group then provided us a list of agencies they’d worked with, of which MotionCue was one. I chose them because of their understanding of the internal competition within our organization. They knew exactly what the competition was all about and had previously-successful competition entries. The price was also a factor for me, along with the timeframe on which they could deliver the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

The work done by MotionCue took place between January and March 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

MotionCue had a very quick turnaround time and a clear understanding of what was required to deliver. They had the ability to look through mountains of collateral and decide which avenue to take. There were very few revisions on the project as a whole, taking into consideration other projects I’ve worked on before.
Overall, they were very clear in communication, and dedicated to the work stream they committed themselves to. Even though the project was small in value, they took it very seriously.

How did MotionCue perform from a project management standpoint?

They were very quick to respond and always available. They preempted scenarios and questions. I was really impressed with working with them. 

They’re good communicators, and they follow up and giving us necessary feedback. They don’t just take things and wait until we respond two months later. They’re also very good at time and client management. I definitely got the sense that they had the right qualifications and expertise in their team to deliver.

What did you find most impressive about them?

MotionCue was able to deliver on every request that we made. I really appreciated that. They have an approach that sees client’s needs and understands what we’re trying to accomplish.

Are there any areas they could improve?

If I had to say something, it would be nitpicky and wouldn’t add value.

Do you have any advice for future clients of theirs?

The better the brief, the better the project will be delivered upon to the client’s expectations. MotionCue is good at understanding briefs, and they value the client’s input as well. They will deliver on time and in full.

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

Short Video for Internal Contest at Medical Device Company

“Being able to make sure that everyone was happy with the final product was something we all really appreciated."

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

MotionCue developed an award submission video for a health product company’s internal marketing competition. They gathered existing materials from a product launch and animated a cohesive story around them.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Kimberly Steffen
Senior Marketing Manager, Global Strategic Marketing, Vizigo
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final video received highly positive feedback from all internal stakeholders. MotionCue provided a highly collaborative and iterative process that allowed all members of the client company to have input and feel proud of the final product, regardless of whether or not it won the competition.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the product manager on a global strategic marketing team with a cardiovascular product company. We create products withing the electrophysiology space.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MotionCue?

Our parent company hosts a big marketing award every year, and MotionCue helped us craft a story and video around one of our project launches to help us apply for that award.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had a bunch of different marketing assets in place, such as an animation, a brochure, and other materials created by different agencies that we had prepared for the actual product launch. MotionCue came in and brought together a cohesive look and feel to that story in a way that helped us communicate the bigger picture.

The budget for the project was fairly small, so for the most part, their team focused on bringing together all those materials, and then on top of that they created an animated character who could tell the whole story. They provided the scripting and voiceover work for that process and went back and forth with us until we were satisfied with the final product.

What is the team composition?

I worked with two members of their team directly, but I believe there were other individuals helping them execute on the requirements behind the scenes.

How did you come to work with MotionCue?

Their company first showed up on a search through WeWork, and when we realized they had done some work on this competition in the past and had created some of the winning videos, we decided to work with them.

How much have you invested with them?

I think our total investment was around $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from January–March 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We finished the first draft of the video several weeks ago, and from the beginning, everyone in the company was very happy with the quality of their work. I ran things by a lot of higher-ups at the company to make sure it was something the company would really be proud of and only got positive feedback. Hopefully we’ll find out we won, but either way, we are pleased with the results.

How did MotionCue perform from a project management standpoint?

One of the best aspects of the project was the timeline because they were able to help us put everything together in just 4–6 weeks. It definitely helped that they had experience in this specific competition because we were aligned from the beginning around timelines and were able to stay agile and flexible throughout the process because of that preparation.

They provided really good support throughout the project and were especially open to making changes as we approached the submission date. Their process was streamlined from beginning to end, which helped significantly in being able to execute on time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

MotionCue does an excellent job of taking all feedback into consideration and implementing it immediately, even if it’s a last-minute tweak. Being able to make sure that everyone was happy with the final product was something we all really appreciated.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don’t think there’s anything they need to do differently. Obviously, things weren’t perfect from the beginning, but they have an excellent iterative process in place to work towards the final product quickly and effectively.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

As with any vendor, it is very important to come to the table with specific ideas and be willing to educate their team about your company and your goals. From an execution standpoint, having that platform to jump off of makes for a stronger partnership in the long run.

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

Promotional Video Production for Fintech Software

“They delivered exactly what I asked for”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June 2019 - Feb. 2020
Project summary: 

MotionCue created an explainer video for a company that provides finance solutions for production businesses. After a collaborative process of finalizing the script, the team used stock footage for the video.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Sukhi Pabla
Owner, Revolution Entertainment Services
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

MotionCue produced a video that’s received great feedback. Thanks to their meticulous process of producing the video in iterative phases, they were able to deliver upon the client’s exact expectations. While they could improve their follow-up, they were accommodating and easy to work with.

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 owner of a business that provides payroll and finance solutions for entertainment-related production companies.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MotionCue?

We wanted to put together an explainer video that would effectively highlight our software products.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It was a collaborative process where we had discussions about what I wanted the videos to emphasize. They came back to me with the first draft of a script, and we made changes to it together. Once we finalized the script, they created a video using stock footage. It combines animation and live-action shots. I’m not sure whether they created any of the CGI content.

What is the team composition?

I’ve interacted with four teammates, but I’m sure there was a larger team behind them. We interfaced with a project manager, a couple of editors, and even the owner.

How did you come to work with MotionCue?

I believe I found them through an online search. I was impressed by the works in their portfolio, so I reached out to them.

How much have you invested with them?

The whole project cost around $4,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project started in June 2019 and the project wrapped up in February 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The video received unanimously positive feedback. They delivered exactly what I asked for because we went through a lot of revisions. They were great about making the necessary changes until we arrived at the final product. They did a particularly great job on the voiceover, which brought energy to the video.

How did MotionCue perform from a project management standpoint?

They were responsive — they’d always get back to me with what I needed within a day. The turnaround time was great.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I asked for a few final tweaks after we wrapped up, and offered them money—but they implemented those adjustments for free. They kept to the price they quoted for me, until the very end. It was awesome.

Are there any areas they could improve?

In the beginning, I wasn’t being responsive, and I would’ve appreciated if they’d pushed me a little. The video would’ve been completed faster if they’d followed up more frequently instead of waiting for me to respond. Having said that, they were better with that towards the end of the engagement.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Set strict guidelines and expectations and make sure to communicate these to them.

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

Video Production for Safe Water Product Manufacturer

"Their speed of understanding what was needed."

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

MotionCue designed a series of videos and GIFs for a safe water product manufacturer. The animated videos explained the technology of the company's water filters

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Lausanne, Switzerland
Digital Marketing Manager, Safe Water Product Manufacturer
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The videos were successful and delivered within the established timeframe. MotionCue is open and receptive to feedback, making changes where necessary. The team goes above and beyond to communicate effectively with the client throughout the process.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Im the Digital Marketing Manager

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire MotionCue?

To design a series of animated GIFs/videos explaining the technology of our water filters

What were your goals for this project?

To get a clear looking video for consumers to understand

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Found on google and liked their profile.

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

They started working right away and they took each round of feedback very well. Incorporated it immediately.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

We worked together in several iterations.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project was successful and completed in the time we needed.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Super effective. They are very responsive, very open to opinions and easy to work with. They understand the brief quickly.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their speed of understanding what was needed. We managed all via emails, so it saved me a lot of time.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not that I can think of at the moment.

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 Creation for Internal Pitch Presentation

"The final production was way better than I could have ever anticipated."

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

MotionCue provided a sixty-minute explainer video for a contestant in a freelancer platform’s idea contest. The video incorporates voice-over and motion graphics. They also added some amendments to the original video to accommodate stylistic preferences.

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Enterprise Sales Manager, UpWork
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

MotionCue’s efforts were met with unanimous acclaim after they worked all weekend to complete the explainer video on time and within budget. The team is efficient, knowledgeable, and supportive. Customers can expect a quick turnaround time from seasoned experts.

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 a sales manager at Upwork. We're a platform that connects freelancers, agencies, or anyone who has skillsets for specialties, with companies that might be interested in leveraging their talent. We're the portal that connect those two entities. It's also a place where agencies or freelancers can create a profile, advertise themselves, and pickup additional work.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MotionCue?

At UpWork, we recently did a contest where anyone within our organization could submit an idea of a new way we could be working. My partner and I were finalists in this contest and we were given a small budget and were told we could leverage freelancers to create a final presentation to deliver to the entire company. We wanted to create an explainer video of what our idea would be.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had hired a different company to complete our explainer video. Four days before it was due, they informed us that they wouldn't be able to compete it. I contacted MotionCue and we had a quick ten-minute call. The video itself was about one minute, and it included motion graphics and sample images with a voice over. Since they were creating a video about products that didn't exist yet, they also had to create what the graphics for the new products would look like, too.

Additionally, they submitted a couple of tweaks to the voiceover after a final product was delivered, which they were able to turn around in just a couple of hours.

What is the team composition?

I interacted with four members from their team.

How did you come to work with MotionCue?

They're an agency that has a profile on our platform and have done work in the past for some of our clients. I've seen their work, and they've done other projects for our company as well. They were familiar with our brand guidelines, style, and formatting.

They've done some great work for our clients and our colleagues that have worked with them. I was even able to provide them with reference examples using other videos they had created for my clients.

How much have you invested with them?    

We invested $2,000 in this project, and I gave them an additional bonus for being able to complete the project so quickly.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together in December 2019 for 4-5 days.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They had the video done for us done on time, and they needed very little direction. They knew exactly what our vision was, were able to make it better by providing suggestions, and they worked all weekend since they knew it would be a tight turnaround. With their help, we were able to win the contest.

They were so wonderful to work with, very clear on setting expectations, but also provided guidance and were able to work under little direction. It was a great experience all around, and I had confidence that they were able to get it done. I put a lot of trust in them, and throughout the entire process knew they were going to be spot-on.

The final production was way better than I could have ever anticipated. Everyone was very impressed with the video, and I mentioned I would make personal introductions for their company from now on because it was such a great experience.

How did MotionCue perform from a project management standpoint?

Initially, we communicated through our own platform and used its chat feature. Next, we moved to a conference call to clarify a few things. From there, we communicated through email. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

It was easy to tell they were experts. Their responsiveness was on point and they knew the right questions to ask, which moved the process along right away. I felt very supported by them. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

I was a little unsure who did what in the agency. For me, it didn't matter, because someone would always respond and that's all I needed. Moving forward, I want to be able to introduce them properly and pinpoint their roles accurately.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

My advice is to be specific around what your given deadlines are and to have an understanding of what you want out of the project. I would highly recommend working with them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were super available.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They did it for the exact budget I needed.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Commercial Real Estate Company

"Overall downloads and usage of the app are up since the start of video content promotion."

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

MotionCue's video advertised a new capability for a parking garage. Their team collected assets, edited the script, and filmed the final video. 

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Chicago, Illinois
Jeremy Vanisacker
Director of Product Management, InterPark, LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

MotionCue's efforts have led to increased usage and downloads. The workflow is highly efficient. Their ideas and refinement are highly impressive. The video was satisfactory for the client. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

InterPark is a commercial real estate company that specializes in parking facilities located in central business districts and off-airport locations throughout the country. I am the director of product management and marketing at InterPark. I manage all of the digital experiences (websites, apps, widgets, etc) and digital marketing initiatives (SEM, SEO, Social, audio, branding, etc).

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire MotionCue?

We have a specific product for our central business district garages called iParkit Express. Anyone with an account can scan in and out with their Express Pass and get charged their applicable rate. We wanted a video to play at locations and promote via YouTube that marketed this capability.

What were your goals for this project?

A video that conveyed all the value propositions, had a professional polish and showed off how easy it was to sign up.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

MotionCue is a preferred vendor on the UpWork platform.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

1. Initial exploration call 2. Collection of app screens and branded assets 3. Highlights of key pieces to show and how-to 4. Approval of script and storyboard 5. Back and forth on the iteration process

What was the team composition?

Myself. Re-used existing creative from our designer.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Overall downloads and usage of the app are up since the start of video content promotion.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Very efficient. First thing in the morning was best for real-time back and forth.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their ideas and the polish on their work.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I was very satisfied.

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 Sales Coaching Software

"MotionCue deeply cared about the outcome of the project—the video’s quality and impact for us as a client."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Sept. - Nov. 2019
Project summary: 

MotionCue created an explanatory video for a B2B sales coaching platform. They used an existing rough storyboard to create the script, animate the video, and lead 6–7 rounds of edits.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Mateo, California
Sanjeev Somani
Founder, Tribyl
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video received praise from viewers in the client’s network for its unusual storyline and engaging content. MotionCue delivered a high-quality product on time. They listened to the client’s needs and ideas while offering valuable insights, and they were accepting of numerous rounds of edits.

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 Tribyl. We provide solutions in the B2B sales intelligence space.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MotionCue?

We engaged MotionCue to create an explanatory video to convey our solution, the problem it solves, and the value it brings to customers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It was no mean feat trying to produce a 2-minute video—I now have a lot more respect for people making 90-minute movies!

I don’t believe an outsider can tell our story better than we can, so I did the heavy lifting in laying out the strategy behind the script. We needed to understand our audience and create a hook that would stand out in a crowded space. Ultimately, we went with an unusual structure to distinguish the video from others like it. 

After that, MotionCue handled end-to-end production, including the animation and voice-over work.

What is the team composition?

I was handed off to different team members at every phase. Two people interacted with me at different points.

How did you come to work with MotionCue?

A close friend of mine from business school runs a startup and used MotionCue a year ago for a video project. They were very happy with their work and recommended MotionCue to me, just like I’m now recommending MotionCue to others.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from September until November 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The video is finished, and we’ve started using it in our demand generation process. I’ve shown it to my network and my team’s network, and we’ve received nothing but positive feedback. Viewers like the storyline—it hooks them right away. In fact, I’ve been told by sophisticated customers that it’s one of the better videos in our field, and people have asked us who product it.

We’re already looking into creating other design assets with MotionCue beyond video. We see them as more of a partner rather than a vendor

How did MotionCue perform from a project management standpoint?

We had a good relationship on both sides. We used Google Docs to give 6–7 rounds of detailed feedback frame by frame that MotionCue would execute. It took such a long time to finish this video because we obsessed over the timing, animation, word choices, and vocal inflections. MotionCue never flinched from our demands though—they were just as enthusiastic about doing a good job.

What did you find most impressive about them?

MotionCue deeply cared about the outcome of the project—the video’s quality and impact for us as a client. They also were willing to give unlimited edits based on our feedback. We ended up with a two-minute-50-second video instead of a two-minute video. Not only did they not charge us more for the extra length, but they also offered a complimentary one-minute cut of the video for social media channels.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We could have used a better collaboration tool to exchange feedback on each frame besides Google Docs, which got unwieldy. We adjusted to the style eventually, but it did leave me wondering if there’s an easier way to do this in the future.

Any advice for potential customers?

Engage with them with an open mind. I asked MotionCue for their input on my unconventional structure idea. They advised against it at first, but once I explained the reasons for it, they were all for it. It was helpful to leave my echo chamber and get advice from people in the business of storytelling.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Sometimes, I had to chase them down about when they’d get a given task done.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Animated Explainer Video for Agricultural Startup

"The animations were well done, simple, and to the point—everything was just how we wanted it."

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

MotionCue, in a tight one-week deadline, produced a short animated explainer video for a new startup. They handled the script and production process to create the 90-second video. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Founder, Agrictultural Startup
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video was extremely well-received by internal stakeholders, especially because of the strict turnaround time. MotionCue’s willingness to meet the deadline by working quickly to accurately reflect the messaging was impressive. Customers can expect a speedy, skilled partner. 

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 agricultural startup.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with MotionCue?

We had just recently made it into the semifinals of an accelerator, so we hired MotionCue to produce an explainer video for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

MotionCue created an animated explainer video that focused on the problem, solution, and value proposition for our company. They helped us with the script after we sent them our pitch deck. The video was about a minute and a half long. We had a tight deadline and needed the video turned around within a week. 

What is the team composition?

I only spoke with two people during the process, but I’m not sure how many others were working on the project. 

How did you come to work with MotionCue?

We looked online and read great reviews about MotionCue. Their prices were reasonable, especially because of the tight timeline we were working with, so that also contributed to our choice. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $4,000 on their services. 

What is the status of this engagement?

The project took place in November 2019 and lasted one week. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

So far, the video is getting amazing feedback. My co-founder loves the video so much that he is showing it to stakeholders and investors. The animation is of high quality and clearly displays our message. The video sells our idea in 90 seconds, displays the need, and conveys our solution.

How did MotionCue perform from a project management standpoint?

They were great at managing the project. Since it was a one-week project, it was stressful when they’d take a day to get back to me, but it was always with results. We had almost daily communication with them, so it was great. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

The animations were well done, simple, and to the point—everything was just how we wanted it. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

If we had more time, I would have done more back and forth on the video, but that was definitely not possible with our deadline. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Provide as much information at the beginning as possible. There always has to be a little back and forth so they can translate the idea in your head. If you can, give yourself a longer deadline than one week. 

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