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Why Explainly

Why Google instead of Bing? Because it’s all about results. We make great videos. We offer years of experience. We provide top tier customer service with animation specialists that will pick up your phone call no matter what, even if you just want someone to talk on the phone with when your ex walks into the same restaurant as you and you want to look busy. Plus, we’re located in the San Francisco Bay Area immersing ourselves in millennial minimalism, hippy optimism, and disruptive techies talking about technologies you’ve never even heard about (and probably never want to hear about). Give us a call at (888) 415-0415, talk to us and answer your own question. You’ll understand.

How much will my video cost?

There are a lot of factors that play a part in pricing your video: the animation style, the video duration, any deadlines you might have, and the number of videos you’re producing.

Our #1 priority is for you to look at your final video and feel like you were just given a pre-trained puppy covered in $100 bills. So, we typically don’t work with budgets under $8,000 for 60 seconds of animation to make sure that we deliver a video that you and your customers can be proud of.

Give us a call at (888) 415-0415 or fill out the pricing request to get a more detailed quote!

How long will my video take?

You can expect your video to take at least 6 weeks after finishing our kick-off call and questionnaire. As we offer two free rounds of revisions per step of our process, this timeline really depends on your responsiveness.  That being said, we offer a rush service (4-6 week turnaround) and a super rush service (≤ 4 week turnaround).

Don’t listen to Bobby from Marketing who’s saying he saw a different explainer video company promising videos in less than a month for half the price. Believe us, 6-8 weeks is well worth the wait for a frame-by-frame custom animation that you and your whole organization can be proud of.

Give us a call at (888) 415-0415 or fill out the pricing request to get a more specific timeline!

How involved will I need to be?

You can be as involved as you’d like. We’re here to make your life as easy as possible. Well, at least in terms of making the video.

Normally after you fill out our questionnaire and we get through our kick-off call, all of our communication moves to email or your video management dashboard. This means that you’ll just be reviewing drafts as they come in and offering revisions or approvals as you see fit.

But, we’re also here for those who don’t like to conform to how people “normally” make their videos. Want to write the script? Go for it. Have a really funny joke? We’ll find a place for it. Don’t want to think about the video ever again until it’s finished? No problem! Our creative team can handle as little or as much of the process as you’d like.

What's your process?

1st – We send you a questionnaire to fill out before we have our super fun and exciting kick-off call where we can talk about your questionnaire, what you want out of the video, and how involved you’d like to be. We’re also great listeners if you just had a bad day and feel like venting to someone about how Amy from sales is always stealing your clients but your boss always sides with her because she “brings in so much new business.”

2nd – You get the best script you could have ever asked for. But, if it isn’t the best script you could have ever asked for, you get two revisions per step of the process so just tell us what you don’t like and we’ll get right back to writing.

3rd – A storyboard of sketches gets drawn up so that you can see the frame by frame concept of the video before we even get to illustrating. This way, we’ll be able to make sure that the “cloud” you were talking about should be in the sky and blocking the sun, not in your computer and storing your data.

4th – Our talented voice over artists bring your script to life. We strive for the perfect mix of Morgan Freeman meets Jennifer Lawrence meets that one guy with the deep voice that you always hear in super intense movie trailers meets Benedict Cumberbatch.

5th – This is where the magic happens. Our animators get to work putting all of the different pieces together into a final film that the San Francisco Chronicle’s Little Man film critic would jump out of his seat, wildly applauding for.

6th – Your final video is here. This is the part where you get to go to your boss and blow their socks off with the great work you get to take credit for. The part where you get to high five your boss, look over your shoulder, and smile smugly at Amy from sales knowing you won this one.

Should I invest in more than one video?

First of all, yes. While some people think that an explainer video only comes in the form of a product or service overview, you’re not one of those people. You know how important video can be for digital marketing. You understand how those videos can cut back the time you spend writing blog post after blog post that people aren’t even reading. You know that watching is more engaging than reading — except for Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, that did not transition well to the big screen.

Second of all, every company is different and has different video needs. Ask us about it! We’re always happy to talk to you about any specific questions you have as to how explainer videos can be best utilized to drive sales and solve customer problems so you don’t have to.

My question wasn’t answered here!

I bet a bunch of people have the same question as you. For some reason, no one else is brave enough to ask. Pave the way for other businesses and ask us your question by calling us at (888) 415-0415 or by sending us an email at We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

I heard about a referral program.

Yep, you heard right! We’re in the process of building out our referral program and are excited to talk with you about the opportunity. We offer uncapped commissions and big smiles. Just one referral could pay for a Michelin Star dinner!

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