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

Reviews

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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. 

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.

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