Helping B2B harness the power of animation & video

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Shoot You animation and video production are based in London, England with offices in New York and Amsterdam. We’re formerly BBC staff and have been in business for over 20 years. The ethos of the company has always been to produce animation and video for business communications: B2B & B2C. Shoot You are a one-stop solution. We have all the resources required in-house.

Whether you require scriptwriters, storyboards, camera crews, drones, voice-overs, or 2D or 3D animators we have the crew here.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2000
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London, United Kingdom
headquarters
  • 1 Victory Park Mews
    London, SRY KT15 2FH
    United Kingdom
other locations
  • 155 Water St, Brooklyn
    New York , NY 11201
    United States
  • Duivendrechtsekade 72,
    Amsterdam , NH 1096AH
    Netherlands

Portfolio

Key clients: 
J.P. Morgan European Commission BBC Studioworks Intel GSK HPE Marks & Spencer Capgemini Travelers Insurance Allianz Insurance Aggreko Willis Towers Watson State Street Wells Fargo Amadeus IT Adder Technology

Centres For Vocational Excellence

This challenging animation for the European Commission was part of a series to promote Centres for Vocational Excellence throughout Europe.

 

The project had to provide an overview of both the COVE philosophy without using a voice-over - just on-screen text.

 

Because of the sheer complexity of the project,

animation had to be used to describe it.

 

We chose an isometric style you’ll see the animation is on a slant.

 

This meant the screen wasn’t crowded with information, even when the 3D on-screen text appears which is important if you’re looking at it on a mobile phone.

Aggreko Brand Video

Bringing remote power to businesses and individuals is an essential service we take for granted. In this video, Aggreko wanted to explain the scale and scope of its projects, as well as the passion of its people to deliver expert, local knowledge. To achieve this, we filmed with actors and a full crew across the globe, including major cities and isolated communities, to film Aggreko’s services in action over a period of 6

weeks.

Animation Showreel

2020 Animation Showreel

A short montage of our most recent animation work. 

 

Adder Link Infinity 

Winner: Brand Film Festival 2019.

Adder is a long-established technology company, working with several prestigious clients. Adder wanted to take their sales and marketing initiatives online and commissioned Shoot You to develop an animation style for their brand. In order to meet Adder’s conference deadline, the storyboard was swiftly developed into animation, as per the

client brief. The end result is a high-impact overview of Adder’s products and services.

 

HPE: 100 Million LTO

HPE: 100 Million LTO

Platinum Winner at the 2020 AVA Awards

HPE's 20-year journey is represented by two young boys venturing through different landscapes until they witness the aurora borealis.

Similarly, HPE’s digital journey to transform how we store and protect data has reached limitless possibilities, with 100 million tapes and counting.

J.P Morgan: Oxford University

J.P Morgan: Oxford University

When two iconic institutions – Oxford University and J.P. Morgan – come together to undertake a groundbreaking bond transaction (the largest ever for a university) it makes sense to record this momentous occasion in a video.

 

Filming all key stakeholders using an interview format, we have been able to explain, inform and help both parties celebrate the success

of Oxford University’s debut transaction.

Ensighten: Cyberattack

Ensighten: Cyberattack 

Ensighten wanted to highlight the issue of data theft, a major concern for corporations, putting their websites and customer information at risk. We created an animated story which illustrates how companies are vulnerable to cyberattacks when not protected by website marketing security – a service provided by Ensighten. 

Honeywell VR500

Honeywell: VR500

A stunning product video showcasing the features and benefits of the VR5000. The promo was shot on location in Germany. We used the latest probe camera to explore the intricacies of the unit as well as deliver the amazing depth of field. 

HPE: Ransomware

HPE: Ransomware

Ransoms are not the result of an isolated security incident but the consequence of a series of IT missteps. This video was produced for HPE to highlight the dangers and, using the metaphor of an exploding water tank, the solution to a ransomware attack. LTO tape provides the crucial ‘air gap’ to prevent exposure to a ransomware attack.

 

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Marketing Video Production for Financial Services Company

“They used some drones to get some shots, which in 2012, was very foreword thinking and modern.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
4.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. 2012 - Mar. 2014
Project summary: 

Shoot You filmed, produced, and edited several videos for a private equity fund. Each video highlights a company in 6–7 minutes. They also helped with scripting and determined the location for filming.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Former Marketing Manager, Financial Services Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Shoot You delivered high-quality videos that impressed internal stakeholders and investors. The team used the most recent tech to deliver an outstanding product. They were on top of the project and were 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 was the marketing manager for a private equity fund that owned about 30 companies in different industries.   

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shoot You?

Shoot You provided a series of videos for individual companies to showcase what we’ve been doing for investors.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They guided us along the process. Together, we worked on the script and they laid out the logistics for us. They helped determine when and where we should shoot. They mapped out the production and filmed each video. Then they edited them and overlaid the soundtrack. Each video was about 6–7 minutes.

What is the team composition?

There was a crew of four for each shoot and our primary point of contact oversaw everything. He ensured everything was managed properly.

How did you come to work with Shoot You?

It was a recommendation from a friend of mine who worked at another private equity fund. I met with three different companies, but decided to choose Shoot You.

How much have you invested with them?

It was about $12,500 per video and we did four videos. So we spent about $50,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from March 2012–March 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The feedback from investors was that it was a good finished product. It sold our story well, it was engaging, and it was exciting. They used some drones to get some shots, which in 2012, was very foreword thinking and modern. The quality of their work shined through. It went down well with all of our stakeholders.

How did Shoot You perform from a project management standpoint?

They were efficient, reasonably price, and most importantly, they delivered a good finished product. It was an easy process and they were efficient. They were great partners and they were very friendly.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I’d recommend them. They did a good job. They’re priced competitively and they provide great quality work.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

I do not have any critiques. 

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

Multiple Video Productions for Utilities Company

"I trust their ability to deliver, and they make working with them a positive and personal experience."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Mar. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Shoot You were initially commissioned to provide full-scale production services to support high-volume video content requirements of a brand refresh and global website launch.

The Reviewer
 
5,001-10,000 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Brand Manager, Utilities Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team's professionalism has resulted in a reliable and trusted partnership. Shoot You provides a range of expertise, which translates into compelling content. Their collaborative approach not only encourages project improvements but also strengthens the partnership.

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 Global Brand Manager for Aggreko – a world-leading provider of mobile modular power, temperature control, and energy services. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shoot You?

As part of a global brand refresh and roll out of a new global website, we had an enormous content challenge to deliver upon in a short time frame.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Shoot You fully managed the production processes of a range of video and photographic content projects. During the first year of our engagement, they created 20–30 pieces of new video content for our website, including local case studies, live-action, animated, and global brand videos. They also supported scripts development, storyboard creation, and graphics using the new brand tone of voice and visual direction.

What is the team composition?

We always work with a single point of contact who makes the process streamlined and efficient. However, the type of partnership we have grown to has led me to also work closely with their wider team including, Quint (Sales & Marketing Director), Matthew Wright (Director), Jason Lowe (Producer), Charlotte Pugh (Head of Production), and Becky Hill (Producer).

How did you come to work with Shoot You Video?

Our company initially engaged Shoot You prior to my joining.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in March 2016, and it’s ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I've been on an educational journey with Shoot You, which has helped me be successful in my role. They’re flexible, even with last-minute changes. Their team has full-spectrum video production expertise, and we trust their feedback. When they're with customers on-site without us, we have full confidence in their professionalism. 

How did Shoot You Video perform from a project management standpoint?

They're professional and flexible, and they deliver on time. Shoot You helps ensure our videos have the right level of engagement. Our communication's open and honest.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Throughout several projects, we've generally worked with the same team, which enables smoother interactions.

Their team members have different expertise that comes into play at different times, such as multilingual capabilities, creative writing expertise, and a range of international production experience, which is helpful for the global nature of our business.

They’re proactive with ideas and feedback. Shoot You feels like part of our team; I trust their ability to deliver, and they make working with them a positive and personal experience.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of areas for improvement.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It’s helpful to work with an agency that operates the way Shoot You do: it always feels like they want to work with you. Their team will learn your brand and remain consistent in their skills, expertise, and delivery. You know that their passion is to deliver what is right for the customer. 

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 International Trade Association

"Their team was helpful and creative."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
August 2018
Project summary: 

An international trade association engaged Shoot You to produce a video for a conference. The team supported ideation and edited content provided by the client. They also animated a logo and integrated music.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Head of Marketing Communications, IMCA
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Shoot You delivered a compelling video that effectively represented the industry and not only satisfied stakeholders but also captivated audiences. To support seamless engagement, the team encouraged collaboration. They provided valuable expertise, which led to a successful partnership.

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 head of marketing and communications for an international trade association. We work in the oil and gas industry as well as the marine renewables industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shoot You?

We planned a large conference that would take place over three days. I wanted to create a short video to play when people entered the room to capture everyone’s attention at the event.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

I initially explained what I wanted to the Shoot You team, telling them that I needed impact, power, and scale. We developed a couple of ideas together then their team came back with a product. 

They animated our logo, which was featured at the beginning and the end of the video. Our members approved of our use of their content for the video. Their team edited the footage, pairing it with a soundtrack. We had low-resolution footage that was taken underwater. Shoot You found a creative way to implement the content in a way that ensured it wasn't out of sync with the rest of the video. The video didn’t feature a script. Rather, it focused on our brand and image.

Currently, their team’s working to reshape the original piece. They’re updating the video and making the content available for an introduction to an online training session.

What is the team composition?

I worked with three people from Shoot You.

How did you come to work with Shoot You?

I worked for another company that engaged Shoot You to create a year-end video. When I needed an agency in this role, I went back to a colleague from that company. It was based on that conversation that I contacted Clint (Sales & Marketing Director).

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between £7,000–£8,000 (approximately $8,800–$10,000 USD) on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started this project in August 2018, and they took about 10–14 days to complete the video. We have an ongoing relationship with Shoot You. I could happily pick up the phone anytime and ask them to do anything.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Everyone who watches the video loves it. Our industry’s all about scale and our members involve themselves with ships and oil platforms offshore, which the video brought together. We show the video at every single conference. It always makes an impact even when people have seen it a couple of times before.

They selected music that fit the footage, which Shoot You edited well to make the video more dynamic. From our board to our members, everybody loved it.

How did Shoot You perform from a project management standpoint?

We had a couple of calls, and I went to their studio. Shoot You was open and collaborative. It was easy to work with their team. These projects can feel like a chore, but this was a pleasant experience.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team was helpful and creative. While I was surprised by a few of their teammates’ ages, they certainly were experienced and knowledgeable. The process was collaborative and open.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don’t think so.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They're experts who come up with great ideas, so listen to their input. Be open and see what they have to say. Often, you’ll get a better product through collaboration.

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

Promotional Video Productions for Luxury Hotel Group

"Their team was friendly and professional with everyone they encountered."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2007 - Aug. 2017
Project summary: 

Shoot You managed full scale production of numerous promotional videos for a luxury hotel group. They consulted on storyboards, dedicated production crews, filmed on various locations, and edited the content.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Hemel Hempstead, United KIngdom
Former Video Production Manager, Luxury Hotel Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Shoot You delivered videos to positive reception from internal and external audiences. They provided valuable expertise and demonstrated commitment to the projects’ successes. In addition to their affability, their timeliness and clear communication led to a productive, long-term partnership.

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 former video production manager for a luxury hotel group. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shoot You?

We needed a company to meet the video production needs of our three brands.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Shoot You created promotional videos for all three brands over the course of our partnership. While I provided sheet lists and scripts, their team advised us on the videos’ storyboards. Their team consulted on the crew, equipment, and shots for the videos.

They supplied crew including a director for each of the videos. They filmed each of the promotional pieces at our various locations and showcased key features such as the beaches, entertainment, and accommodations.  

Their team also handled the entire video production process. Although, we sometimes edited collaboratively. Once fully edited, we made the videos available on our website.

What is the team composition?

On every project, we worked with Matt (CEO) as the producer. While the crew varied in size, Shoot You tried to assign the same people for each project. Over the years, we worked with about 15 people in total.

How did you come to work with Shoot You?

I found them through Google searches. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $200,000–$999,999 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together between June 2007 – August 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Shoot You was extremely helpful and lifted stress off of my shoulders, making my job more enjoyable. We also received positive feedback on the videos, internally and externally.

How did Shoot You perform from a project management standpoint?

They brilliantly managed the projects. Year after year, the productions ran smoothly. Their team was on the ball with their communication, which was timely and positive. They worked long hours, both early mornings and late nights, to capture the necessary shots for the videos.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team was friendly and professional with everyone they encountered. They made us feel at ease. Shoot You was knowledgeable and taught us a lot. Their team gave us their opinions on our ideas, which I loved. I looked forward to summers because I enjoyed working with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Meet with them in person because video production involves collaboration. It’s important for your teams to mesh well.

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

Social Media Video Production for Marketing Agency

"They are always willing to suggest new and creative ideas and partner with us in this kind of thinking."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Nov. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Shoot You created two animated videos with the aim of demonstrating a third-party client’s case studies. The team managed the storyboarding, imagery, and typography. They are now working on other projects.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
New York, New York
Senior Digital Manager, Marketing & Communications Agency
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Shoot You’s videos have had an incredible impact, including positive responses at a board meeting and high engagement and click-through rates (CTR). The team is committed to being a partner in the relationship, and they are adaptable while working according to the third-party client’s schedule.

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 senior digital manager at a marketing and communications agency that specializes in financial services, technology, and associated industries. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shoot You?

We partnered with Shoot You for a project for one of our clients in the management consulting industry. We're helping this client build a strong digital presence, leverage social channels more effectively, and communicate what it’s like to work with them as a firm.

One of the ways we wanted to do this was through a series of animated videos that would tell the stories of some of their client case studies, including the problem, solution, and impact.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

After we provided the core brand guidelines and the case study content, we worked collaboratively with Shoot You to determine the structure of the videos. The team then created two 90 second videos. 

They did the storyboarding, and they implemented simple white space, clever animated imagery, and typography. We plan to complete about 10 videos in total with them. Although our work has been disrupted due to the current global situation, the team has suggested additional ideas. 

We’ve been able to pitch a couple of alternatives, such as using the non-case study content while keeping the original animated style. Another example is that we’ve worked on filming their consultants while they’re working remotely.

What is the team composition?

We worked with Matt (MD/Director), who is our main point of contact, and Constance (Producer), who serves as our account manager.

How did you come to work with Shoot You?

They were recommended to me by a colleague.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $12,000 for the two videos so far. The original estimate is about $6,000 per video. 

What is the status of this engagement?

Our team had worked with them previously for one-off animated video projects. We began working on this particular project in November 2019, and this engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our client has been thrilled. They’ve even presented one of the videos as a feature in one of their global board meeting, and all of the feedback was positive. 

We’ve also used one of the videos in one of our paid digital campaigns, and the engagement rate and click-through rate (CTR) were above our benchmarks, which was great. We had a 0.5 engagement rate on the video, which is on the upper end of the average for financial services. Additionally, we also saw a 0.2% CTR. 

How did Shoot You perform from a project management standpoint?

It’s been great working with the team. Matt and his team have been fantastic in terms of being flexible and agile, especially since we’re beholden to our client’s content pipeline, which has been helpful. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Shoot You is a partner to us, rather than just being a video supplier. It’s that partnership that stands out to me. They are always willing to suggest new and creative ideas and partner with us in this kind of thinking. They’ve been a pleasure to work with. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not that I can think of off the top of my head.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Communicate and be transparent with Shoot You. You will get the best creativity out of their team if you treat them as an extension of yours.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’ve been incredibly flexible.
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    What we’re paying for our current client may be too high for our other clients.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Animation Editing for Mobile Games Company

"The quality of their work is very high, and communication is casual and friendly."

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

Shoot You Video & Animation Production created, resized, and provided localization services for a mobile app gaming company. Their work made the video content compatible with various devices and regions. 

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Video Producer, Mobile Apps Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The completed deliverables are delivered according to the timeline and free of mistakes on the first iteration. The team's proactive approach to solving problems meshed naturally with the internal staff's workflow. They were willing to be flexible when needed and adjust communication cadences.

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 video producer for a mobile apps company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shoot You Video & Animation Production?

We needed to outsource some animation editing.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They managed all of our resizing and localization of video assets. The animations will be view on various devices and in several languages.
For example, if we created a 30-second animated video, they would resize and reanimate it to fit other durations. It may get reduced to 15 seconds or be prolonged to 45 seconds, requiring editing in extra footage. They also created new videos via 2D motion graphics. 

What is the team composition?

We work with three people: Quint (Sales & Marketing Director) is the main contact, Becky (Producer) is project manager, and Lucien (Creative Director) was the creative director. There are a few other animators working as well. 

How did you come to work with Shoot You Video & Animation Production?

I did an online search. There were a few companies we considered, but this team felt like the best choice.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $160,000, including the retainer and monthly invoices. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together around October 2018, and it is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They always deliver on time, and we couldn’t have done this so quickly without them. I haven't needed to correct anything they’ve delivered. They are extremely valuable to us. 

How did Shoot You Video & Animation Production perform from a project management standpoint?

They adapted to our way of working, and I was impressed at how natural our collaboration felt. Quickly, they understood problems and were solution-oriented in resolving it. Initially, we had weekly meetings but migrated to email communication. We also used some online tools, such as shared drives.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They're friendly, collaborative, and enjoyable to work with. When we've needed flexibility on our timeline and budget, they've always provided it. The quality of their work is very high, and communication is casual and friendly. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can't think of anything.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They're trustworthy and easy to work with.

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

Videography & Photos for HR Services Group's Event

“They came with ideas and helped us translate what was in our head to reality.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. 2020
Project summary: 

Shoot You captured photos and video of a three-day event, scripting the shoot and then managing interviews, background settings, sound, and makeup. They handed the digital collateral off for post-production.

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
London, United Kingdom
Talent Director, HR Services Group
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Shoot You executed a seamless, professional process, impressing both the client and event guests. The proactive and accommodating team set clear expectations regarding deliverables, and they remained easily accessible around the clock. The personal touch they add to projects sets them apart.

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 talent director for an HR services group. We are located in various countries, and I am in the UK. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shoot You Video & Animation Production?

We were launching a leadership program for my business line. It was a three-day, face-to-face event in London, and we wanted them to record the event and create a short video at the end of it. We wanted to capture the emotional element of the event. We also wanted candid photos and headshots of participants.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It was quite collaborative. I had a vision in mind, but Shoot You helped me articulate it. They understood what my need was. They came and tested the venue, which was on an old docked ship. They were able to determine where they could take headshots. The team also helped me script what they would be doing day-by-day for the three days of the event so that we could set expectations with everyone in the room.

In addition, very senior stakeholders were attending the event, and we wanted to do interviews with them. Shoot You helped identify where on the ship we could conduct those interviews. In addition to the stakeholder interviews, we wanted to be able to pull in random guests for quick interviews to talk about their experience and how they felt about it. Shoot You helped with makeup and background settings. 

This was a global event that we had in three different locations: North America, the UK, and India. It was more cost-effective to have an Indian company handle the post-production element of the video. Shoot You provided all of the collateral in a digital form so that the team in India could access it and create the post-production output. 

What is the team composition?

We worked with three people. I had one main point of contact, but he brought in two other people: a photographer/cameraman for the video part of the work, as well as a sound person to help with the recording. The sound person also helped lead some of the discussions with guests.

How did you come to work with Shoot You Video & Animation Production?

I had worked with them previously at another firm to produce an animated introduction video. I really enjoyed working with them, as they were very down to earth and professional.

They came with ideas and helped us translate what was in our head to reality. They provided a very personalized touch, and so I asked them to work on this project with us.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent around $4,500.

What is the status of this engagement?

This project was in February 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We were very impressed. Everything was very well executed by the team. I would have leveraged them for postproduction as well, but it was more cost-effective to work with a company in India. 

Some participants of the program were so impressed by their professionalism that they have engaged with them for other events.

How did Shoot You Video & Animation Production perform from a project management standpoint?

I am very happy with them and only have good things to say about them. I didn’t have to chase them or drive things. They were very proactive, and they came to me directly. They also sent me messages on WhatsApp.

I was busy with other things, and they didn’t mind me calling them at later hours. They are very approachable and very understanding. They set expectations of when and how they would be able to deliver.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are very professional as an organization, and we were totally impressed.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not really. I have nothing bad to say.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They are very forthcoming, understanding, and accommodating, even when we were discussing prices.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 3.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    I think value for money could have been better, but this could just be me being picky.
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Videography for Children's Services & Education Organization

"They were equally enthusiastic and professional"

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

Handling the process from start to finish, Shoot You produced six short videos that presented data and learning in a visual manner. The team managed the set locations, shoots, and participants.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Kingston, United Kingdom
Robert Dembrey
Consultant, Achieving For Children
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Shoot You's videos had a great impact on the business, including a second round of funding because of the success of the first project. Despite not having knowledge of the education sector, the adaptable team did a good job of learning as they went. Their attentiveness led to a pleasant experience.

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 a consultant at Achieving for Children. I work in children’s services and education for all of our young people under the age of 11, but we are particularly focusing on children with special needs and disabilities. 

We contextually work with about a thousand providers of education across our two boroughs who provide some sort of childcare whether it is private nurseries, local schools, after school clubs, etc.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shoot You Video & Animation Production?

We had some central government money awarded to us to participate in a project. We had applied to this funding and were successful. Then we were given this funding for the financial year of 2018–2019. 

Part of the remit from the government was that in some way we filmed or recorded the project we were doing. In short, we partnered with 12 local schools across the two boroughs and the idea was that they got a free year’s training from us of professional development.

They had to apply to be part of the scheme. The best 12 local schools were chosen to take part, and within the Department for Education’s funding for the project, there was a separate allocated budget for filming. 

From the Department for Education’s point of view, that was just to capture some of the learning in a slightly more interesting way rather than just presenting them with fixed data. It was to capture some of the qualitative aspects coming back from children themselves, young people, the families, and the school.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We had some initial meetings via email. We then commissioned six short films at the start that captured some of the training sessions, the work going on in the schools, the voice of the children, the voice of the families, and the voices of the professionals involved. 

From the start, Shoot You was very involved. They held our hand through all of that. They identified the schools and the settings that we wanted to take part in and helped us identify the professionals. Over time, we made six short videos that are now on our website.

There was flexibility in postproduction in terms of editing. There were quite a few times when we went back to them, not because of the quality of their work but more so because of how we wanted to capture our message.

What is the team composition?

We probably had 4–5 teammates on shoot days. We also interacted with Quint (MD/Sales & Marketing Director).

How did you come to work with Shoot You Video & Animation Production?

We Googled local film companies in this area. Shoot You is based about 10–15 miles away from here. I hadn’t heard of them before, but it was based on locality. We also looked at their website. We had to be careful because it was government money and we couldn’t just point to who we wanted. 

We had to award and subject it to the rigors of receiving government money. We had to be pretty careful in our choice and we didn’t just want to go for the lowest bid. Our organization had three bids from local firms. Shoot You was neither the most expensive nor the cheapest; they were in the middle. 

How much have you invested in them?

We spent just under  £10,000 (approximately $12,500 USD)  for the six films. That roughly includes four people at every shoot.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started the project in April 2018, and prior to the lockdown, the plan was to revisit those settings and those schools that took part during the first year and get filming on the impact that it has had 15 months later.

The next set of videos will be more of a recap and reflection session bringing all those that took part in just one video to see where they are now. The wider company has now used Shoot You for several other projects since initially doing our piece of work which has been really exciting as well.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

In the first year of this project, we got government money, and in the second year, because the first year was so successful, I was able to go to my own local authority and get funding for a second year since there wasn’t continuous funding from the government. 

It actually got bigger because we had 12 schools involved in the first year, and 18 schools involved this year. I think part of that was the quality of those videos that Shoot You made. It is slightly in limbo at the moment, but we are supposed to start a third year in September.

What is hard about the school sector is that it isn’t like walking into a company. You have to be mindful of people having appropriate permission to be in schools and so on and so forth. The team was always very respectful of that and understood that we had to make sure they had the appropriate clearances to be filming in schools.

Everyone involved found the engagement very enjoyable. It really opened up another way of demonstrating some of the work we have been doing. We have submitted a couple of reports beyond our organization. 

The University of London in Roehampton is doing research and they have been very interested in the project. We have written for a couple of national magazines about the impact of the project. 

Although it wasn’t directly referencing Shoot You, we obviously signposted that into our website where all that information would have been housed and you can see the videos there. It just gave an edge to it that we wouldn’t have had otherwise without the quality of the videos. 

We would’ve had data, but it wouldn’t have quite captured the voice in the same way that the videos do. One of the biggest impacts was when we had a conference in May 2019 which would have been a year after we did the first filming with them. 

It was a conference attended by about 170 delegates. We hadn’t filmed that conference before, so it was a different branch at Achieving for Children that hired Shoot You to do that and they captured that day in a way that we wouldn’t have been able to otherwise.

How did Shoot You Video & Animation Production perform from a project management standpoint?

We had regular contact throughout the project. We went to their offices 3–4 times as well just to check-in and we had email and phone contact during all of that as well. Sometimes when things were in production, the team still shared them via Vimeo to demonstrate the progress.

In a way, they just understood where we were coming from at the start. They have done a lot of work in banking and other fields and this was quite a different field for them to get involved in. From the get-go they understood it and they were also able to roll with the punches.

It was a sector they didn’t know, so I was surprised by the attention they were willing to give us. Shoot You was really adaptable at the start and really keen to get involved and to listen. At the start, they were looking to do a bit more animation, but the cost was more than we could afford. So, they thought of another way of doing it.

We have our own internal media department that wanted to have a look at the videos. There wasn’t so much work that needed to be redone to any great degree, but Shoot You was always happy to go back if we had noticed something that wasn’t quite clear. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Right from the start, even though they are not education-focused in any way, what shocked me about Quint and other teammates was their willingness and adaptability. No matter who we worked with in terms of the team, it was the same quality of work, the same interaction, and the same level of understanding of what we were trying to do.

I never felt like we were bothering them when we went back to them for edits. During the lifetime of the project, we added another element and added on a filming day, but it wasn’t a problem. They were pretty flexible. They were equally enthusiastic and professional.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I really can’t think of anything off the top of my head. The team got everything right in terms of our message and the look and feel of it. The quality was fantastic.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Open and honest conversations and relationships were key from the start. We got them to understand the industry even if it wasn’t their focus so that they could be familiar with what we were trying to do. 

We weren’t afraid to push back if we felt it wasn’t quite going where we wanted it to. They are a very flexible company, and they were very happy to meet us in the middle as well.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Anything that didn’t go according to plan was because we pushed back the editing.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Compared to some of the other quotes we had and the quality of work we ended up with, it was great.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Animation Production for Global IT Solutions Manufacturer

"The speed with which Shoot You replied and responded was exceptional."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Nov. 2017 - Jan. 2020
Project summary: 

Working from a creative brief and a script, Shoot You created several animated explainer videos that represented the business' products. They managed the storyboarding process and also offered suggestions.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Laura Robinson
Marketing Manager, Adder Technology
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Shoot You consistently delivered successful work, including an award-winning animation. One particular animation they created had multiple uses and became an important asset for the business. They were a responsive and professional partner who provided consistent messaging across all the videos.

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 marketing manager at Adder Technology. My role is primarily focused on campaigns and communications and looking at how we build and implement all of our campaigns. A large part of that is the content that we generate and the content that we use.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shoot You Video & Animation Production?

We identified the need for some new video content in order to explain more about our products. We manufacture products that are known in the market as IP KVM products, which stands for keyboard, video, mouse, and we facilitate the connection between a user and the computer they are using. 

That could be any distance. One really good example is that you might have a computer that is in a hazardous location such as a wind turbine, and you have people that are sat in a control ring who are trying to control that PC. 

It is a very technical product and we needed to create some engaging video content that was going to target our end-users in order to explain what our products do, and in particular a new product that we were launching. 

The plan was to branch out from it just being product animations into industry-focused animations, talking about how our products are used in certain industries. The brief was explainer animations, but we wanted to do something a bit different. 

We didn’t just want to do typical text on screen, and we wanted to bring it to life a bit more. We wanted to do something that was a little bit different but it equally needed to remain in line with our brand identity, brand colors, and style.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We drafted the script just because of the nature of the technicality of our products. Shoot You was involved all the way through. They made suggestions and told us where we needed to cut things back. It was quite a collaborative process even though we wrote the bulk of the script. 

The team took the script and storyboarded it. There were a couple of elements that we said we wanted to have, but they went ahead and brought that to life and fully storyboarded every animation we did with them. 

We’ve done 3–4 animations with them. We worked with them consistently on different projects. Some were industry-focused, some were product-focused, and some were services-focused. 

What is the team composition?

I worked with a few different teammates within Shoot You. I had initial conversations with Quint (MD/Sales and Marketing Director). I then worked with Charlotte (Head of Production) on the first set of animations and Becky (Producer) on the second set. There was also the whole creative team behind them.

How did you come to work with Shoot You Video & Animation Production?

My director had worked with them previously. I was looking for an animation agency and I wanted someone who was easy to communicate with and who was within the UK. I wanted someone who wasn’t just going to take our brief and do exactly what we said but would challenge our ideas and come up with better ones. 

Our director said we should definitely give Shoot You a call, so we did. I knew they were the right agency to go with right after meeting them for the first time because of the ideas they came up with. From then on, the process was easy. 

What is the status of this engagement?

I initially started working with Shoot You in November 2018, and we wrapped up an animation to push our professional services department in January 2020. We plan to work with them again. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The biggest success metric was that the animation was a winner at the Brand Film Festival alongside brands such as HSBC and Doc Martens — some of the biggest brands in the world. To have a relatively small UK-based tech company to come alongside the brands we did was pretty incredible. 

To me, that was a success metric in itself despite all the other success metrics that we have seen. We used Shoot You throughout multiple campaigns, at events, and on our Vimeo platform. They always delivered success in terms of viewers and conversions, among other things. 

They continued to deliver for us since we went live with them. We have seen real success since using the professional services animation. We have actually broken it up into four animations, and we use it for our social channels, online presence, and events. It’s a key piece of content for us.

How did Shoot You Video & Animation Production perform from a project management standpoint?

The team at Shoot You is really easy to get a hold of, and they are all really responsive. My inbox gets pretty busy and backed up, so for me, the fact that they are happy to just drop me a WhatsApp message letting me know they need feedback on something makes things much easier. 

With Charlotte, in particular, I could ping her ideas on WhatsApp and she would be really quick to respond. From a project management point of view, they were phenomenal — one of the best agencies I have worked with.

Quint was incredibly approachable. He came up with really good ideas and was extremely involved in the process. They were able to do everything under one roof which made it so much easier, rather than outsourcing different parts. 

They were the easiest agency that I have ever worked with by far. I’ve worked with a lot of agencies in my time, not necessarily video agencies, but PR agencies, media agencies, and others, and the speed with which Shoot You replied and responded was exceptional.

The team was also flexible in terms of their deliverables and their great ideas, so as soon as we have a need for more animation content, they will be the ones that we go to.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Charlotte created the initial look and feel of Adder’s new animation portfolio as part of the first series of animations that we did. When we went back to Shoot You a while later, looking to create another series of animations for a different side of the business, we worked with Becky and a different team of creatives.

They were great at taking the style that Charlotte had created in order to keep some consistency with our animation portfolio. That stood out to me and it worked extremely well and made everything a whole lot easier when it came to creating a new set of animations.

Shoot You was also very professional. They even sat down with senior management within Adder who are sometimes very technical and can be quite difficult to break down. The team was quite happy to sit with them and learn about the business. I can't speak highly enough of the team at Shoot You.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I have no suggestions. They just need to carry on doing what they are doing because it is great. There were no downsides or flaws or anything like that. At the beginning of the process, they gave us a timeline breakdown and they hit all the deliverables and timelines.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would recommend them. Make sure you are very clear with your brief. Give Shoot You a very clear identification of what it is you are looking for and what you want to get out of the video at the end of it. 

The biggest bit of advice is to let them do what they do. They are very good and very capable. There is a fine line between giving them a clear brief and letting them be creative and come up with ideas. 

Whilst we did give them a brief, we let them come up with their own creative ideas. In the end, what they came up with was something we probably never would have thought of, so I am really glad we let them just do their work.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Established Storage Media Company

"They are a great team to work with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
June 2007 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Shoot You Video & Animation Production created an array of videos used in marketing. This included animation and live filming. The videos showed the capabilities of the client's company. 

The Reviewer
 
10,001+ Employees
 
Barcelona, Spain
Andrew Dodd
WW Marketing Communications Manager, HPE StorEver
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Shoot You Video & Animation Production successfully completed the videos. Their team executed the videos well. The videos have received awards in digital advertising. The project management was effective. Their team worked constructively and was very honest. 

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 WW marketing communications manager for HPE StorEver. We are part of the HP enterprise—we sell tape automation and solutions to customers to help backup data and archive it long-term. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Shoot You Video & Animation Production?

We needed to find ways to make backup and archiving interesting for our customers.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They have created a wide range of videos to help put a sparkle in our story, and present what we want to say in a way that connects to our customers and attracts them.

For example, they made some videos to explain our core value proposition and show what differentiates us from our competitors. They used animation mixed with live filming to show the extensive QA testing process we use and why it’s important.

Another video showed the durability of HPE RDX removable disk cartridges. They hooked the product to the back of a drag racecar by a cable, and dragged it around the track. The video showed real-time footage of the product before and after.

They recently created an animated video to celebrate the shipment of HPE’s one hundred millionth LTO data cartridge. They also made nother video that highlighted the threat posed by ransomware. We typically present the challenge for the videos and brainstorm together. They come up with creative ideas to bring those challenges to life.

What is the team composition?

Matt (MD/Director) is my main point of contact. He brings in a team for each project ranging anywhere from 6 to 15 people.

How did you come to work with Shoot You Video & Animation Production?

They were selected based on research using trade directories to evaluate different suppliers.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $500,000 total. Each project is $30,000 - $40,000.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Well, the fact that we have worked together for so long speaks for itself. They keep up with the latest advances in video-making technology, and they really know their stuff. They’re also very creative, able to come up with ideas and execute them very well. The last two projects we worked on with them received awards for digital advertising and animation.

How did Shoot You Video & Animation Production perform from a project management standpoint?

Matt is a good account manager; he always keeps me appraised of any changes or progress. They deliver what they promise in a timely manner. When possible, we meet in person, but it often happens via teleconferences, using mediums such as Zoom.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They are a great team to work with, creating a positive atmosphere around the projects. We really have a partnership and work closely together, which I like. I don’t feel like a client far removed, watching them do the project. I trust them as if they’re part of our organization, and know they are working to meet our objectives successfully. That is of utmost importance to me. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, not really. I tell any agency I work with that they can always reach for more and better with each project, and they do that.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be open and honest. Listen to them and give them the opportunity to be creative and think beyond your own pre-conceived ideas. Be willing to go down paths you’ve not necessarily thought of yourself; then they can do so much more!

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
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