Authentic storytelling for brands and causes.

Slow Clap believes that authentic storytelling lies at the heart of all great videos, campaigns, and outreach programs. In a web-centric world where viewers have a trillion different choices, it's authentic, entertaining, and meaningful content that drives people to share a story--not a powerpoint slide filled with value propositions masquerading as a story. We create stories that feel so right you actually want to stand up and clap... slowly.

 
$10,000+
 
$50 - $99 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2014
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San Francisco, CA
headquarters
  • 87 Loomis St.
    San Francisco, CA 94124
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 
Blue Shield of California, GitHub, Capital One, Sony PlayStation, Restoration Hardware, Accenture, Insightly, Jackson Family Wines, NewVoiceMedia, Notion, RepairPal, Trademark Events, San Francisco Foundation

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Benefit Enrollment Videos for City Health Services System

They were just terrific: always available, flexible, and proactive.”

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

Slow Clap Productions executed a video explaining health benefits for the city of San Francisco. From scripting and animating to post-production, their team worked to deliver in time for open enrollment.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Communications Manager, San Francisco Health Services System
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Slow Clap Productions was an absolute pleasure to work with. The video—along with pleasing several important stakeholders—largely contributed to the success of the benefits roll-out. While delivering exactly what the client asked for, their team also showcased impressive autonomy and creativity.

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 communication manager for San Francisco Health Services, a part of the city and county of San Francisco. Our agency administers health benefits to over 115,000 employees, retirees, and their dependents.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Slow Clap Productions?

We faced the challenge of communicating our health benefits information to a very diverse population of people. We’d just introduced online enrollment, which takes place during October.  We needed to convey new information about our health plans in an informative but entertaining way, so we were looking for a production partner to create explainer videos for us.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We provided Slow Clap with all the technical information they needed. They delivered the script, created the animations, did the voiceovers, then edited the videos. After that, they launched into the post-production phase. They collaborated closely with us throughout the engagement.

What is the team composition?

I worked with a team of three. My main point of contact was Nicole (Associate Producer, Slow Clap Productions). I also engaged with Daniel (Creative Director, Slow Clap Productions) and Jake (Assistant Editor & Camera, Slow Clap Productions).

How did you come to work with Slow Clap Productions?

The city of San Francisco requires that we undergo an RFP process for any project over $10,000, so we underwent a vetting process. They came out on top.

How much have you invested with them?

The project came in at around $28,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

They began in August of 2019, and the project lasted until the end of September.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

My stakeholders—the COO and manager of data analytics, for example—were very pleased with the videos. Despite the complicated nature of the information, the videos are engaging and really fun to watch. They’ve definitely helped the success of our benefits roll-out; among our videos, the benefits explainer video enjoyed the most traffic by far.

How did Slow Clap Productions perform from a project management standpoint?

They were just terrific: always available, flexible, and proactive. They always met our deadlines despite our compressed time schedule. Due to the structure of our organization, we were often delayed in providing them the required screenshots, but even then, they rose to the occasion.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They were great listeners, but they also had their own excellent ideas. They showcased autonomy when we needed them to, but if we wanted something specific, they made sure to execute it.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Nothing comes to mind. They were so agreeable and helpful.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Meet with them early to involve them in whatever creative endeavor you have on your hands. Daniel is very astute; he understands marketing well and will implement ideas that’ll make the deliverable more effective.

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

Anniversary Video for Wine Company

"The feedback from the organization was very positive."

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

Slow Clap Productions created a short, documentary-style video. After receiving a creative brief, their team researched and interviewed people. Their team then scripted, shot, and edited the video. 

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
United States
Dan Sutton
Associate Brand Manager, Winery
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Slow Clap Productions' video was well-received by the organization. The video was used by the sales team and spread on social media channels. Their professionalism, flexibility, and passion were impressive. The project manager was detail-oriented and communicative. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I work for a mid-sized wine company. I am the associate brand manager (marketing function) for the brand that the video was created for.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Slow Clap Productions?

A 3-minute documentary style short video that detailed the history of the 40 year old winery

What were your goals for this project?

This was trade focused - it was a device to help tell the story of the winery. We wanted the have one consistent message for our marketing and sales teams to tell. We also wanted to use portions of the video for social channels.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We built a brief and contacted vendors that were suggested by our internal video department. We asked for proposals on each vendors process, vision, capabilities, and pricing. SlowClap put in the extra effort to build a professional pitch. Their information was not canned and referenced back to the creative brief we used for the RFP.

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

Once we selected SlowClap, they took us through their process. We shared with them our expectations, walked through the brief in more detail, and explained the logistics (timeline) which was tight. Once we were on the same page, SlowClap put together an execution plan. SlowClap utilized internal and external research to decide on questions for each interviewee - they then performed a pre-interview to get initial plot points for the video. From there, SlowClap developed a creative brief (acts of the video, questions, shot list, etc) for our review. We worked hand in hand with Slowclap to get the logistics right. They performed the interviews, determined the best shots, and shot the video. Once they had all the footage, they edited together a first draft. We worked with them to get to a final video that everyone was happy with.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

SlowClap managed much of the schedule/project other than getting interviewees locked in for the shoots - we handled that because of internal politics. The PM, Nicole, was very detail-oriented and communicative. Can't say enough positive things about her organizational skills. We had a few rounds of feedback (and some that necessitated VERY quick timelines). Dan and his team handled these extremely well and kept the quality at a high level.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

This was not a metric based project; however, the feedback from the organization was very positive. Sales has been able to use this in the marketplace, we are promoting it on social channels, and it has given us a north star on the story for the brand. It will be difficult to tie the video to sales, but its a great internal tool.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Very good. Dan and Nicole were prompt and communicative.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their overall professionalism and desire to get the best outcome possible for their clients. Dan took tough feedback really well and did everything in his power to see that we were happy with the final video. Flexibility was necessary for this project and I think it is a differentiator for SlowClap.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We only had one hiccup with the script of the first draft. If I was able to review the script as it was shaping up we may have avoided a bigger overhaul of from draft 1 to draft 2. So I would suggest they co-create their projects and stay close with their clients on creative direction. That being said, this project was executed at a furious pace so we all were as nimble as possible.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They worked around our schedule as best as they could.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They are worth the premium they charge
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Final video was gorgeous and thought through (shots went with music, flow of the story was understandable, etc)
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Vehicle Technology Startup

"The team was both practical and inventive."

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

Slow Clap Productions created a promotional video to attract potential candidates to a startup. They created a storyline for the video and conducted interviews with people at the company. 

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
California
Justin Barber
Design Lead, Applied Intuition
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Slow Clap Productions' efforts were well-received by stakeholders and internal staff. Their team responded quickly and seamlessly integrated into the client's team on Slack. Professional and practical, their team delivered everything the client required.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm the lead designer at Applied Intuition, a Silicon Valley startup that provides software infrastructure for companies developing self driving cars.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Slow Clap Productions?

In a highly competitive space for talent, we wanted to create a recruiting video that we could share with candidates that would give them an inside look in the people at the company as well as highlighting why the work at Applied is interesting compared to other companies in the autonomous vehicle industry.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to post the video on our "Careers" page on our website as well as share through social media and events.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I searched through several possible vendors and selected Slow Clap because of the quality of their production work, their value of diversity and authenticity, and their positive demeanor.

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

Slow Clap was very thorough in creating a story line for our video – including individual interviews with people at our company, a location scout before the shoot, several check-ins with C-level leadership to ensure everyone was on the same page, and frequent updates with thorough documentation, agendas, and plans for the shoot. The two day shoot was tightly run and no time was wasted.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Very intentional throughout – highly detailed documents and plans were shared frequently with key stakeholders.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Internally everyone loved the video and felt like it was an accurate representation of the company. We also had customers and candidates alike reach out to compliment us on the video.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Everyone at Slow Clap responded quickly – they worked within our processes and joined a shared Slack channel for close feedback loop.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Highly professional from end-to-end! They were able to deliver everything we asked for and were a true creative partner in the process. The team was both practical and inventive.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None.

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

Sales Videos for Title & Escrow Firm

"They have very strong project management skills."

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

Slow Clap began their video creation process with an ideation call and scripting. From there, they split the project team to handle animating one video, filming the other, and postproduction editing both.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Becky Hobbs
VP Marketing, States Title
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Views from the live video have directly resulted in increased applications, accelerating growth for the company, and the animated video has received positive internal feedback so far. The Slow Clap team was organized and professional while remaining enjoyable to work with throughout the process.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

States Title is a modern Title and Escrow company that is making the way consumers close homes more efficient and affordable. I am the VP of Marketing.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Slow Clap Productions?

We needed 2 videos. One that gave an overview of our company, story, people and mission. And one that gave an animated overview of our product and services.

What were your goals for this project?

Enable the faster education of our target customers and employees.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Searched for several different types of solutions both, national and local. Narrowed it down to 4 vendors and did a pre-call. Slow Clap stood out for their professionalism and team, as well as their positive online presence.

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

Both videos started with an ideation call and then scripting, after that they deviated due to one being live and one being animated.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

They have very strong project management skills. Although the timeline slipped this was mainly due to back and forth on the script and team vacations etc.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Live video has resulted in an increase in applications. As we are growing extremely fast this has been invaluable to us. Animation video has only just been released - internal feedback is very positive.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Workflow was great.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Slow Clap were very professional and kept me on track and advised, but at the same time were a pleasure to work with.

Are there any areas for improvement?

n/a

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

Video Production Partnership for Insurance Company

“They've set a gold standard for how our videos should be produced within our large company.”

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
Feb. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Slow Clap produces video assets as needed, including customer and employee testimonials. They collaborate directly with the company on storyboarding, messaging, and final editing. 

The Reviewer
 
5001+ Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Director Creative Communications, Blue Shield of California
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

In addition to delivering high-quality videos that have been well received across the company, Slow Clap turns projects around quickly and at an affordable price point. Their team is very collaborative and easy to work with overall, making them valued long-term partners. 

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I'm the director of creative communications for Blue Shield of California.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Slow Clap Productions?

We reached out to Slow Clap Productions to help produce some video assets for the company.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Slow Clap has produced 10–15 videos with my department over the years, including customer and employee testimonials. One of the first videos involved a shoot in Southern California that I flew in to monitor. For a more recent project, they produced a video in Los Angeles just two weeks before a trade show. They work closely with our team on storyboarding, messaging, and editing. 

What is the team composition? 

We mostly work directly with Daniel (Founder and Creative Director, Slow Clap Productions), but he brings a team of 3–5 people to each shoot. They're a small and agile team, which helps keeps costs down.

How did you come to work with Slow Clap Productions?

I believe someone on our team recommended Daniel and we haven't had a reason to work with anyone else since.

How much have you invested with them?

It depends on the project, but one video can range from $15,000–$30,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We've been working together for 3–4 years and counting.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I've been very happy with our relationship overall. They've set a gold standard for how our videos should be produced within our large company. Having a partner work closely with us to create what we aspire to has been extremely helpful.

We've had a lot of great feedback from our member videos; Slow Clap's team has brought a lot of humility, kindness, transparency, and professionalism to handling very sensitive topics that require them to go into the homes of terminally ill people. 

How did Slow Clap Productions perform from a project management standpoint?

We're very satisfied with their level of communication and project management. In addition to conducting themselves very well with our members, they've also been able to take on projects involving aggressive timelines. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their agility, ability to deliver high-quality products quickly, and ability to scale up or down for a reasonable price sets them apart. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

They're not able to turn around videos as quickly as a larger production company may be able to, but their price point is great for what they're able to do. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Sometimes their editing capabilities can be hit or miss, but if you're upfront about what you want in the beginning, it shouldn't be a problem. 

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Everyone has room for improvement as far as turnaround times go.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video and Photo Partner for PR Firm

"We’re confident in their ability to deliver great results."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Slow Clap Productions serves as a video and photography partner for third-party projects. They’ve completed five shoots. Deliverables include images and short live-action timelapse videos.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco Bay Area
Senior Project Manager, Communication Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The multimedia content is impactful and visually compelling. Likewise, the videos enhance outreach via social media, web, and marketing collateral. Slow Clap Productions is a creative and versatile partner. A smaller agency, the team can accommodate a range of aesthetic preferences and requests.

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 project manager for a communication company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Slow Clap Productions?

We work them on multiple video and photography projects for a third-party.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Slow Clap Productions has partnered with us for five shoots, three of which were at live events. For our biggest public sector project together, the team photographed different events along the San Francisco waterfront. They leveraged those images in a series of videos that we shared on social media and our website. This content addressed the need to show the client, a local government agency, performing community outreach. At the client’s event, Slow Clap Productions posted images that promoted the agency’s mission, as well as a timelapse video that depicted community engagement.

In a related project for the local government, the team did a photoshoot and time-lapse video of the incoming tide to communicate the dangers of flooding. The final deliverable was a set of nine 60–90-second video clips they had created from 30 minutes of recording. We posted the content on our website and social media.

What is the team composition?

The team includes a logistics resource and the principal, who acts as a strategic advisor. A group of 4–6 people work on production, but only 2–3 team members at a time per shoot.

How did you come to work with Slow Clap Productions?

I was not involved in the decision. Our contract with the city government required a percentage of partners to be small businesses. Slow Clap Productions qualified for this designation and we had already done successful projects with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent between $50,000–$1000,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We have a multiyear contract. The partnership started in January 2017 and it is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We leverage their videos and photography on our website, collateral, and PowerPoint presentations. As one of many third-party vendors for these projects, Slow Clap Productions has made a huge impact. One of our clients is relaunching their site for next Women’s History Month with the videos.

How did Slow Clap Productions perform from a project management standpoint?

The team is responsive and easy to communicate with. We text occasionally.

What did you find most impressive about them?

We’re confident in their ability to deliver great results. Even for the less interesting locations, the team knows how to make the video and photos visually compelling.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, this is a seamless partnership.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

The production set up may take longer than expected. Customers should make their asks specific. Have concrete ideas about the desired look and feel. Most of Slow Clap Productions’ clients are private or nonprofits that generally want more artsy results. Public sector clients want straightforward shots. Those distinctions are important to communicate with the team.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They do a great job, but their small size makes scheduling harder.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer