We provide animated and live-action explainer video production services. We help innovative companies:
Simplify complex messages:
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, but making something simple is hard work. Yet necessary to make sure your message is not lost to the audience.
Craft messages as stories:
Story does more than communicate an idea; Story inspires your audience to act. Crafting your message as a story allows you to bond information to emotion and makes it memorable, resonant and actionable.
Deliver stories in the form of video:
Video allows you to control how your audience connects with your message. By controlling the tone and the setting you establish the proper mindset for your message to be received how you intended it to be understood.
Tell the right story to your customer
Our studio has earned the trust of major brands across healthcare, finance, and tech to help tell the stories that fuel their business. We’ve also worked with young startups to craft the right message for their first customers. With over 200 custom-made live action and animated explainer videos delivered, our team has the experience and expertise needed to work with your brand.
“Working with the team at SSV was a blast! From our initial meeting to our final deliverable, SSV delivered in a timely manner, and we couldn’t have been happier with the end result.”
Alex MacDonell, Shopify
“We’ve worked with the SSV team on several video projects and have been extremely pleased with the process, deliverables, and results every time. Our video has not only increased our site traffic and bolstered our marketing, but has also helped our busy sales force and events team introduce our product more quickly and understandably. Start to finish, you’ll be happy working with SSV.”
Peter Binder, Pitney Bowes
How We Work With You
Step 1: Discovery
We connect with your team to understand the core of your product or service, and find the best way to tell your story.
Step 2: Script
Our creative team transforms your key message into an engaging visual story that connects with your audience. Including script and description of the visual elements that will be presented on screen.
Step 3: Style board and Storyboard
The script and visuals are sketched out, presenting you with an idea of the flow of the video as well as the look and feel.
Step 4: Voiceover
We select and recommend voiceover talents that best match your brand and target audience.
Step 5: Production
Our team of motion designers and/or cinematographers create your video. We integrate your feedback on animation direction and final revision requests.
Step 6: Final Video
Video production is completed, sound effects are applied and we send you your HD video in any format you want.
Sometimes doing more means doing less.
We used to do a bunch of things, but we realized there were only two that we really cared about: telling stories, and helping our clients find the right story that fit them. They were also the things we did best. So we simplified. Our passion is storytelling, and our medium is video. Our focus is on making sure our clients get the right explainer video to help them do big things.
Interested in learning more? Get in touch!
Let’s discuss your unique story
Email us and let’s start a conversation
Our studio address
185 Rideau Street, Suite 200,
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5X8
July 23, 2014
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