High-Converting Explainer Videos

Our new department — Game Art Outsourcing. We create 2D and 3D graphics for games, promo videos and animation. Check out more: https://xplaigames.com/

XPLAI is an animation and design studio that specializes in explainer videos, illustrations and presentations. Mostly, we specialize in animation and explainer videos. But we also create illustrations, video presentations, mobile apps presentations, ui/ux design and much more.

So, get in touch and let’s create something unique today!

Recent work — Trumaker explainer video
https://www.behance.net/gallery/71306799/Trumaker-explainer-video

 
$5,000+
 
$25 - $49 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2016
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Kyiv, Ukraine
headquarters

Portfolio

Key clients: 

LetyShops, Innomovo, Chainstack, CreditBooster, Scalable Foods, SEON, Nimble, APT Group, Inter TV channel

Explainer for a Heavy Equipment Rental Marketplace Image

Explainer for a Heavy Equipment Rental Marketplace

A recent explainer video we did for a heavy equipment rental marketplace Tenderd: https://behance.net/gallery/94635421/Explainer-for-a-Heavy-Equipment-Ren...

Contractors rent equipment such as dozers, excavators, and trucks from Tenderd to run their projects.

Explainer video for a real estate digital agency Image

Explainer video for a real estate digital agency

Explainer video we did for a new Nashville-based real estate digital agency Reibar.

Reibar works with real estate companies worldwide to improve their online presence.

They needed an illustrated promo video explaining the benefits of SEO. 
More details:

PILOTWORKS explainer video

PILOTWORKS' goal is to champion the next generation of independent food makers. XPLAI created a video explaining how they are planning to do it. 

Trumaker Explainer video

Trumaker makes custom shirts with online ordering and delivery. XPLAI's explainer video shows how they give value to customers. 

TRY explainer video

Try.com is a browser extension that allows users to try clothes from online shopping and return what they don't like. XPLAI created an animated video explaining how it works.

Chainstack explainer video

SEON explainer video

An explainer video we did for SEON - a fraud prevention leader in the digital sphere.

Zoo Reward explainer video

Smart Office Solutions explainer

Doosan explainer

Doosan Group is an internationally famous corporation that has many daughter companies.
It operates in the different spheres — from energy to construction equipment and even IT services.

Beauty Pro promo video

A very swift, dynamic and striking promo for Beauty pro app which makes the life easier and more beautiful for women.

Gobble explainer video

OKKO Pay promo video

BP Driver Rewards promo video

Innomovo — P2P car sharing ecosystem promo video

Nimble promo

Our promo for a Nimble company which designs
their products for the medical industry.

Sahara Net explainer video

А nice video we created for the Arabic company — the top Internet and Communications Technology provider in the Saudi Market.

 

Reviews

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Video Production for Fraud Prevention Company

"Their responsiveness was great and all requests were implemented very quickly."

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

XPLAI produced a video for a fraud prevention company. The team created two 30-second animated videos, providing a storyboard, animations, and voiceover services.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Hungary
Marketing Manager, Fraud Prevention Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The final cut of the videos recieved positive feedback from the internal team. XPLAI establishes an effective workflow through consistent communication. The team collaborates effectively and responds quickly to requests.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

SEON works in the fraud prevention industry, with its own fraud API, developed for companies in high-risk verticals. I am Marketing Manager at SEON, responsible for all platforms and content.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire XPLAI?

We had two different products, and we wanted to have a short video for each, explaining how they work, so prospects can understand them better. We knew what we wanted to communicate and show, but we did not have the team inhouse to deliver that.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to create two 30-second animated videos that can be uploaded to our website and also used for PPC campaigns. We were expecting that audiovisual content will work better compared to simply images due to the complexity of the product.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had some previous experiences, and also recommendations. They provided good price and nice ideas.

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

We provided script and ideas, they created the storyboard, then the animation, and recorded the voiceovers.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

At each stage, materials were sent for review, and our comments were implemented before moving to the next stage. We had about 4-5 of such loops. We had a main point of contact at XPLAI, so she was managing the project internally, communication was very smooth.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We really liked the final videos, all of our team members were happy with them. Implementation will happen soon.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Very smooth workflow, we always got an answer within 24 hours, and the corrections in a few days.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their responsiveness was great and all requests were implemented very quickly.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Just one occasion where feedback for a correction was lost in their processes, but it was quickly fixed later.

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

Outsourced Animation for Engineering Firm's Video

"Dmitry has a positive attitude, is super talented, turns around work quickly, is incredibly responsive..."

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

XPLAI created video animations for the third-party client of a video-producer. They partnered with the client to discuss creative direction before implementing animated visuals and revising the piece.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Sam Baumel
Creative Producer, Wood Metal Rocks
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

XPLAI's team lead consistently showcased his skill and dedication. He has an impressive turnaround rate, and he always maintains a positive attitude throughout the engagement. While they could add more variety to their creative output, they're able to deliver high-quality pieces in a time crunch.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I produce videos for nonprofits, agencies and brands.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire XPLAI?

XPLAI was hired to create animations for a half dozen scenes in a video for an engineering firm.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to concisely and beautifully depict complex concepts with animated visuals.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Dmitry at XPLAI has an incredible portfolio. His communication throughout the interview process was solid and he submitted storyboards in advance of winning the job to help me pitch my client.

Describe the project in detail.

I provided Dmitry with creative direction and reference visuals. He then took those and spun it with own style and we continued to modify the designs over a handful of revisions rounds.

What was the team composition?

I worked alongside Dmitry and the client’s creative team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Dmitry has a positive attitude, is super talented, turns around work quickly, is incredibly responsive, and very easy to communicate with. Moving forward, I look forward to incorporating ideas for animation more frequently into my video pitches, so that I can have more opportunities to collaborate with Dmitry.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Workflow was very effective. Dmitry was able to take the lead or follow my lead when necessary.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Quality of work with a quick turnaround.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Maybe presenting more than one stylistic direction would be helpful in the future, but in this case I think we both knew not to be too picky about the aesthetic as long as it was good and that time as of the essence.

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
    Already have

Animated Video for Children's Nonprofit

"Our video might have been slightly ambitious, but they welcomed the challenge and delivered something excellent."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Sept. - Dec. 2019
Project summary: 

XPLAI created an animated video to showcase a nonprofit's work. Using a provided script and general visuals, the team fleshed out a storyboard and finalized the script before delivering the final short.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
New York, New York
Joshua Soto
Operations Manager, Hopeland
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The animation was emotionally-compelling, and viewers had a better understanding of the nonprofit's mission. XPLAI managed the project effectively through email and a storyboard tool. They were courteous, professional, and talented.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Hopeland is a non-profit organization working to find solutions for the millions of children globally who are separated from a safe and loving family. In my role as Operations Manager, I am responsible for the day to day running of the organization as well as managing our events, fundraising efforts, outreach, and web presence.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire XPLAI?

Hopeland engaged XPLAI as we were looking for a studio to animate a video which our organization planned to use to highlight and detail clearly the work which Hopeland is involved in. XPLAI proved best for our purposes after we went through a vetting process with six other studios - we felt XPLAI had the best combination of cost and capability.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted a video which we felt walked a fine line between conveying purpose and conveying emotion. We felt this was important as we could easily present ourselves in a video but lacking that emotional connection meant viewers would be interested in what we're trying to achieve.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We compared XPLAI to a number of animation studios conducting interviews with each candidate studio. XPLAI proved to be the best combination of cost and skill.

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

Hopeland provided XPLAI with a script, and general written visual board which XPLAI then fully fleshed out into a story board. They helped with bridging gaps in our script. They then got to work on illustrating and animating the video, as well as working on VO. They were super communicative every step of the way

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

I only spoke to one person on the vendor side, Anna, who was a joy to work with. There were several rounds of feedback but I always had confidence in Anna to deliver our feedback efficiently to the team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

After production, we had so many supporters come up to us and say they finally understand what we are doing - a blessing for an organization that is just 3 years old.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

High effective, yet simple - all was managed through email. XPLAI did use a storyboard software which gave me the option to leave comments directly on the software but I preferred to keep it all in the email.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

XPLAI were impressively courteous, professional, talented and willing to go above and beyond. Our video might have been slightly ambitious, but they welcomed the challenge and delivered something excellent. They absolutely lived up to the challenge.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Nothing sticks out

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

Explainer Video for Financial Consulting Service

"XPLAI delivers outstanding high-quality work."

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

XPLAI created a minute-long, animated explainer video for a financial services and consulting company. Their team was involved in storyboarding and scriptwriting. This review was updated by the client on November 26, 2019.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Alexander Mak
CEO, Credit Booster
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video received strong feedback and led to interest from potential clients. Their professionalism complemented their effective workflow. They’re full of skilled and proactive workers that communicate their visions efficiently. XPLAI remained reliable and responsive, taking any feedback in stride. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Credit Booster is financial services / consulting company engaged in helping clients Repair Credit or Build Credit. I am the Co-Founder.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire XPLAI?

We selected XPLAI to create an explainer video outlining our services in a short 1 minute animation.

What were your goals for this project?

The goal of this project was to create an animation video showing the scope of our services in a clear and concise manner.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found XPLAI on the internet and immediately saw the high level of craftsmanship and design of their team. Their portfolio showed high level of versatility and skill.

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

We sent them a script, a color palette, guidelines, some visual concepts as well as references of the videos we liked. They informed us about each stage of the production process. We started from the storyboarding phase and sample illustrations. Once we approved the illustrations, we sent them a draft music soundtrack with the VO we chose and they started the animation. We provided feedback to XPLAI team in every step of the process and they showed great level of professionalism in quick responses and ability to understand and work without too much direction. They understood the idea of the project and provided a number of ideas we could use to visually show our audience the ideas we wanted to convey to them.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

XPLAI managers stayed in touch with our team from beginning to the end. They provided excellent feedback and ideas. It was very easy to get a hold of them and get them to share their existing material with us, so we could respond with our corrections. If I could give them a rating of 1 to 10, they would be 11. Each member of their team was timely and accurate. Besides being responsive they are simply the most creative team we have came across in our search. Superb commitment to excellence and style.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We think that this project was just a beginning of our long term partnership and cooperation with XPLAI. We have released the video to our audience and received extremely strong feedback. We have multiple companies we deal with currently who have expressed interest in hiring XPLAI for their businesses. The level of care and professionalism is something we have not seen with video/animation and we are very fortunate to have come across their team. We will certainly have additional projects together.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The process was very fluid and easy. Turn around times were less than a day when we had corrections. Calls backs were immediate. Although I know the team was very busy, they found time for us.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

XPLAI delivers outstanding high- quality work. We are very satisfied with the final outcome and pleased to have such a great opportunity to work with the real professionals. In the very beginning they presented a number of ideas to us, and showed how creative their team could be.

The most important thing I found with XPLAI is their ability to understand the project, take a short amount of time to present a rough draft and go right to implementation. Most of the ideas in this animation came directly from their team. They were spot on, and our audience responded with respect and interest to our company because of XPLAI creativity. We are very proud to have had the chance to work with them.

Are there any areas for improvement?

We couldn’t find any. They are simply superb. If youre looking for a fast, reliable, responsive, high quality artists and animators, look no further. These guys are the real deal.

Updated Review

This review was updated on November 26th, 2019, by the client. New content is below:

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the co-owner of Credit Booster. We help our clients reach a maximum credit score by either fixing issues on their credit or giving them a boost through our programs.

What challenge were you trying to address with XPLAI?

We needed to have an animated video that would convey our services to our clients. We wanted to simplify the process and control what our business is about.

What was the scope of their involvement?

The team at XPLAI was involved in the whole process. Along with animation, their team assisted with scripting and storyboarding. There were a few different versions, but the final product ended up being a minute.

What is the team composition?

In total, I’d say we worked with six to 10 people. We had contact with animators, the project manager, and their CEO.

How did you come to work with XPLAI?

I saw their positive reviews on Google.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent just under $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked with XPLAI from August–November 2019.

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

We were extremely happy with XPLAI. They’re professional and skilled at what they do. Their team was excellent at getting back. Every time we had a question or wanted to change a stylistic element, they were quick to respond. Communication was also seamless. We’re going to work with them on more projects in the future.

How did XPLAI perform from a project management standpoint?

Their communication was excellent. We mainly used Skype. They would send a storyboard to us, and we would send along the proper feedback. Their team was ready to listen, quickly implementing before going into the actual process for animation and development. It was easy to work with them in a back-and-forth process like this.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team has a versatile skillset and are able to understand tasks quickly. Sometimes clients can communicate an idea to a vendor, but find that they have different visions. When we communicated our ideas to XPLAI, they presented an accurate vision. Even with changes, they were able to add additional ideas and insights. Typically, not everyone has the same vision but because of their skillset, it was easy to agree with their ideas.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

If you come across XPLAI and are lucky to work with them on your project, you’re going to get excellent results.

5.0
Overall Score Top level management, and top level execution team. Very very good team.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Very timely and efficient.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They have a fair price for the level of skill they present.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They delivered high-quality work with excellent craftmanship and superb animation. The flow and communication were excellent.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Our team works with business clients and we have received multiple requests for XPLAI information. I recommend XPLAI to everyone.

Explainer Videos for Blockchain Platform

“Every one of our videos has come out well.”

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

XPLAI worked on a selection of explainer videos for a blockchain platform. They created mockups before producing and editing several iterations of the videos.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Singapore
Santosh SN
Content Specialist, Chainstack
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team produced a quality selection of videos that have generated an increase in site traffic and social media engagement. Patient and organized, the team took on feedback well and deliver exceptional customer service.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the content specialist for a leading blockchain platform as a service company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire XPLAI?

We hired them to create various explainer videos around our offerings and features.

What were your goals for this project?

To have better communication across our complex feature set.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We selected them based on their pricing, portfolio, and responsiveness.

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

We provided them with briefs and rough storyboards, then they come back with mockups and later, complete animations.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

They’ve been thorough and patient at incorporating our extensive feedback.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Every one of our videos has come out well. They’ve increased traffic to our website, generated a better understanding of our product and its features, and increased our social media likes.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Julia (Producer, XPLAI) is our project manager and she’s a paragon of patience. We’ve gone through numerous iterations, and she’s patiently helped to incorporate our feedback to deliver a finished, slick video end of the day.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their customer service is unbeatable. Our project manager was thorough and patient in her communication us and without her, our projects would not have seen the light of day. The technical team did a wonderful job of delivering slick videos at an affordable price.

Are there any areas for improvement?

They should keep doing the same.

5.0
Overall Score A brilliant combination of price, quality, and value.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Excellent.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We're price-sensitive and the quality is perfect for the value.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Slick, clean deliverables.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    They're the video world's best kept secret.

Video Production for Car Sharing Company

"They were very responsive and made remote collaboration easy for us."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

XPLAI produced a video and integrated it into the company's website. Their team was responsible for the full production, including producing a storyboard and providing voice actors.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Greece
Technology Commercialization Expert, Ride Sharing Service
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video met expectations, was delivered on time, and under budget. XPLAI was communicative and receptive to feedback. Despite having to work remote due to distance, they were able to have a successful collaboration. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am part of the team behind a technology platform that powers shared mobility services.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire XPLAI?

Video production.

What were your goals for this project?

We asked XPLAI to produce a video explaining the motivation behind creating our company and its core characteristics. The video content was integrated into our website.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We carried out research to find video production companies that could create the kind of content we were aiming for, under our budget and time constraints.

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

We initially provided the video script and some input on the illustration style. XPLAI took it from there, producing a storyboard that we reviewed and changed to our preferences. This was followed by visual illustrations that we iterated on with XPLAI. Afterwards, we were given sample voice recordings by different voice artists to choose from.

The audio was recorded and we were able to make changes on this as well. We provided XPLAI with the music background track that we preferred and they delivered a video production result that we were absolutely satisfied with.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

XPLAI assigned one person as the project manager. We worked with that person through email exchanges, voice calls, a video call and messaging. We were asked for feedback in every step of the process and they were very fast to iterate on this feedback.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They were very easy to work with. The project was completed in time, under budget and matched our requirements.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The workflow was very effectictive and the comunication overhead was minimal.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

What I found most impressive was the speed at which they iterated and responded to our feedback. They were very responsive and made remote collaboration easy for us.

Are there any areas for improvement?

The sky is the limit.

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

Informational Campaign for University Selection Process

"They delivered on time at every step."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. - Feb. 2019
Project summary: 

XPLAI designed a series of scholastic posters. They created 12 high-quality sample designs and worked to develop a final draft based on client approval. The publication of the final posters is ongoing.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Kyiv, Ukraine
Nin Khodorivsko
Communication Manager, CEDOS Think Tank
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team’s style and illustrations went into the design of a landing page, which has generated positive feedback based on its visual appearance. The quality of XPLAI’s design prototyping ensured that the final product’s style matched market demands.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I'm a communication manager for an independent, non-profit, non-commercial think tank. We analyze policies and provide solutions to improve equality and social justice in school and higher education, urban development and migration governance.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire XPLAI?

We needed an attractive poster to grab the attention of school graduates and encourage them to make an informed choice on their higher education. The Ministry of Education and Science will oblige every school in Ukraine to hang this poster during the graduation period.

What were your goals for this project?

Our research showed that graduates often chose their university and profession based on rumors and stereotypes, so we wanted to improve the number of graduates making evidence-based decisions on their continuing education.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I searched through around 200 profiles of Ukrainian graphic designers and illustrators on Behance, then contacted about 30 of them whom I thought had complementary styles. We chose XPLAI because they had their contract process in order and they were quick, kind and rational during the negotiation process.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

They received our description of the audience, the aims of our project, and the text of the product. They proposed several styles and made 12 example works, then created the draft based on the style we chose. They were eager to finalize the draft according to any suggestions I had.

What was the team composition?

I worked with a project manager.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project is still ongoing, so I can’t provide results for the posters. However, we’ve used the style and illustrations developed by XPLAI to create a landing page, which has been tested already and users have found it interesting and attractive.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was very helpful that their supportive project manager could correspond electronically so that I didn't have to call and talk. All of our negotiations are written and I could refer to the previously made suggestions to check if we did all we planned. They delivered on time at every step.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their delivery of an array of quality examples gave us the opportunity to make an excellent design choice. All of the examples were well drawn, so we could concentrate on the style of work rather than judging quality.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, I can’t think of anything.

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 for Content Creation Company

"They're a talented bunch, and we are lucky to offer their work to our clients."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2017 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

XPLAI creates explainer videos for the medical and governmental sectors. The team produces storyboards, illustrations, animations, and soundtracks.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Seattle, Washington
Marty Riemer
President, Twisted Scholar, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Every client is thrilled with XPLAI's clear, attractive visualizations of complicated concepts. The team constantly enhances their creative offerings by honing their animation skills and delivery processes. Their deep talent, proactive attitude, and broad knowledge make them an exceptional partner. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Twisted Scholar is a video production company that creates compelling informational content for healthcare and government agencies. I'm the president and executive producer.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire XPLAI?

We needed to create attractive, animated explainer videos that conveyed complex concepts through clear visuals.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to create stylish videos that met client demands while remaining within a tight budget.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I found them on the internet, contacted them through email, and used a basic project to test their capabilities. They exceeded my expectations on each step of the project.

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

We send them scripts, conceptual outlines, and rough visual ideas. They typically respond with storyboards and sample illustrations that convey the message. Once we approve the illustrations, we give them a rough soundtrack with narration and they animate the video scene by scene.

Approving the video is an iterative process: they submit drafts to the client, we make changes, and they submit more drafts. After approving a final draft, they enhance the soundtrack and deliver a master track.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Their team stays in constant contact with our producers, ensuring that each project meets the client's expectations.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our clients love their work, and their illustration and animation capabilities have improved significantly during our collaboration. They're a talented bunch, and we are lucky to offer their work to our clients.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We've had difficulties with foreign contractors because of the language barrier. That isn't the case with XPLAI. We work on technically complex projects, but they always stay on task and understand our proposals.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We liked the original work we received from XPLAI. Even though we never asked for improvements, they made internal changes to improve their illustration and animation capabilities. Now their work is even better.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I have no suggestions.

5.0
Overall Score They are excellent.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They're always flexible with their scheduling, even rushing jobs that come in at the last minute.
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    There are cheaper alternatives, but their work justifies their reasonable prices.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Their work is outstanding. More importantly, they are committed to finishing projects and making clients happy.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them, as long as it doesn't make them unavailable for our projects!

3D Product Animation for Musical Product Design Company

“The team is good at exploring unfamiliar fields and integrating new knowledge into their skill sets.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - Aug. 2018
Project summary: 

XPLAI created a 3D concept animation for a new musical instrument. The video demonstrated how to play the instrument and featured a provided soundtrack.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
United States
Lead Industrial Designer, Musical Product Design Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The animation will be used to attract prospective investors and gather feedback for production. Despite the specific project requirements, XPLAI proved more than capable of transforming constructive criticism into visual solutions. Strong management and collaboration were key to their success.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the lead industrial designer for a company that specializes in designing and developing advanced musical products. Our goal is to turn music playing into the most intuitive and exciting experience. In my role, I’m in charge of product design and commercial promotion support.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire XPLAI?

We approached XPLAI to make an explainer animation of our new product. The video needed to help our audiences better understand the product's features, functions, and playing method. We also required XPLAI’s team to know basic music theory in order to implement the most appropriate visual effects when demonstrating the product.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted the demo to thrill audiences and pique their passion for playing music through an easily understandable visual model.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We looked up options on a crowdsourcing platform, researching vendor samples and identifying cases that resonated with our culture. XPLAI’s case demonstration was outstanding, and they provided us with a quick mockup to review after our initial contact. Their quote also matched our budget.

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

In the first meeting, we provided XPLAI with a detailed set of video requirements, stipulating that they give weekly updates on their process. We wanted to review their outcomes to ensure that the final version would fulfill our expectations. They delivered an animation featuring 3D models and music.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

They assigned product management staff who were responsible for connecting us to their team. During one stage, we asked their team to sync our soundtrack with their visuals, which required a large amount of work. However, their management was responsive to all of our feedback throughout the project and fixed any problems that arose.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve only recently finished the video, so we don’t have any hard metrics. However, the video is part of an ongoing marketing process. We intend to present the video to potential investors and test users to collect feedback for future product development.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They promptly delivered outcomes on a weekly basis and refined issues based on our review. Their product management played a crucial role in coordinating our questions and requirements with the production team.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They’re a first-rate agency that works efficiently. The team is good at exploring unfamiliar fields and integrating new knowledge into their skill sets. Though our requirements called for a specific background in music and tech, they delivered as promised, and we were completely satisfied with XPLAI’s work.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Because the team is young and continuing to grow, they’ll inevitably encounter industries and methods that they’re unfamiliar with. As a result, it can take a bit of time in the beginning before they can start to produce work efficiently. It would benefit them if management scheduled a more realizable time frame for each stage.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They were responsible for our weekly meetings and upheld them.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They provided a reasonable cost structure, which was less than what we expected.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They completely fulfilled our requirements.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Introductory Video for Mobile App

“XPLAI stands out because of the team’s professionalism and knowledge.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - June 2018
Project summary: 

XPLAI conceptualized and produced a video that promotes an app for fashion influencers.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Saudi Arabia
Founder, Fashtory
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video received positive feedback and increased conversion rates. XPLAI’s expertise, passion, and flexibility contributed to successful results, to the extent that they’ve been assigned another project.

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 founder of a mobile application.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with XPLAI?

We wanted to create a promo video.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Initially, they created a mood board with ideas for presenting the application. After a lot of modifications, they showed me a couple of different versions. We ended up with an excellent 25-second video. The music they chose was also interesting.

What is the team composition?

Julia (Account Manager, XPLAI) was our main contact. She was excellent. I also spoke with one of the managers at the start of the project.

How did you come to work with XPLAI?

I searched for video production companies online. I liked XPLAI’s animation and their style. Since they were also helpful and responsive, I decided to hire them for this project.

How much have you invested in them?

We spent around $2,500 on the video.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in May 2018, and it is an ongoing relationship. The video is complete, but we are planning to assign another project to them.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

People have noticed the high quality of our video. It also has a better conversion rate than our previous promotions.

How did XPLAI perform from a project management standpoint?

Julia took care of everything. She was in touch with me the entire time and clearly explained every step of the process. Their team sought my approval before making any modifications and accepted all of my feedback. Other companies would only allow you a certain number of modifications, but XPLAI was flexible. Despite some delays on my end, they took care of whatever I needed.

What did you find most impressive about them?

XPLAI stands out because of the team’s professionalism and knowledge. They made sure that I was happy, which is why I love working with this company. They love what they do, and they are good at it.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Make sure that you explain everything you have in mind.

5.0
Overall Score Julia was nice and friendly. I really enjoyed working with her.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    The price was really good for the quality of the video.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I would recommend them to someone looking for animated videos.