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Explainer Video Production in Bath, Bristol & the South West
Explainer Videos are engaging films that explain something concisely and straightforwardly – such as a new product or service, a complex piece of tech, a process, a policy, or a charitable cause or idea. They aim to effectively showcase the benefits you offer and the problem you can solve.
Explainer Videos are superb for targeting a specific audience and delivering key messages quickly and clearly. They can take many different forms, but Octopus Films specialises in live-action films which feature ‘real’ people. The aim is to build an emotional connection with your viewers and, as such, the tone is paramount
Using our industry expertise, we’ll constructively guide you to find the right approach for your audience. We will make proven, creative suggestions as to how we think the information will come across most effectively.
How we create an Explainer Video in 3 steps
Intelligent planning and detailed pre-production are key. We'll map out a clear, informative storyline designed to help your audience quickly absorb the information. If needed, we can help with casting the perfect presenters and locations to ensure your message is entirely on-brand.
High production values are crucial to gaining audience trust and credibility. We use the same camera and sound recording equipment whatever the budget – whether it’s for primetime BBC1 broadcast or a small budget explainer for a micro business.
In post-production, our skilful editors use a subtle but effective combination of music, text, graphics and even sound effects to add an extra layer of polish and interest and help ensure that engagement levels are high.
Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to create an Explainer Video?
Typically, the total turnaround from concept to delivery is around four weeks.
It can, however, be much shorter if needed – a lot depends on clients’ availability and requirements, and we tailor all productions to each client’s objective, audience and brand.
How much does an Explainer Video cost?
We are hugely flexible and work a range of budgets starting from £1,000. Many clients choose to produce more than one video in a day, bringing down the cost per video dramatically and we are always happy to make suggestions on how to maximise your budget to get the best value from your investment.
What’s involved on the day of shooting an Explainer Video?
Our friendly and enthusiastic team will arrive with a well-crafted schedule. We are, however, very adaptable if things need to change at short notice. All of our crew are experts in their field with decades of broadcast and corporate expertise, ensuring that you’ll be expertly guided every step of the way
Meet the team
Cathy. Senior Location Director
Listening to someone’s story and telling it on screen has always been a privilege in my career. Having directed many presenters, I love empowering people to talk to camera, even with little to no experience and making their films or adverts look great with this wonderfully creative team.
It was an absolute pleasure working with Octopus Films. The educational videos they produced for us presented a unique set of challenges, but their professionalism, flexibility, and ability to solve problems creatively, meant I always knew that we were in safe hands.
Company Founder, Puzzle Box Productions