No matter what you need to explain, we’ll make sure they get the gist

Gisteo creates best-in-class animated explainer videos for sales, marketing and training.  We work with Total Transparency to help organizations of all types cut through the clutter and take their brand messaging to the next level.

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Since 2011, we’ve produced over 2,000 videos for start-ups and small businesses to leading global brands

Animated explainer videos

Gist + Video = Gisteo

When we launched Gisteo in early 2011, animated explainer videos weren’t a “thing” yet. So, we just invented our own term to describe what we did by combining the words Gist and Video.  The “gist” is the central idea, the core, most essential part of a matter.  It implies a quick, insightful summary vs. a long-winded dissertation…which was exactly what our videos delivered. Gist + Video = Gisteo.  A company name was born and the rest is history.

A decade later, we’re still explaining the gist of what businesses, products or services are all about. In fact, it’s more important today than ever.  Competition is just a click or tap away and your target has countless choices.  They need to get the gist…and fast.  If they do, it’s priceless because understanding the gist of what you do or sell gives them clarity….and clarity leads to action.

Versatile animated explainer videos to fit any need

We’re no “one trick pony” and no two Gisteo animated explainer videos is the same. Below are just six examples of the diverse styles we do, each tailored to your unique goals and preferences.  Check out the Portfolio section for much more.

2D Animation

A versatile animation style to bring any story to life!

Motion Graphics

2D & 3D graphics with a slick look & feel

Kinetic Typography

A beautiful marriage of imagery + text

Hand’s On

Whiteboard videos to inform and educate

Animated Stories

No dialog needed. Perfect for social!

Live Action with Visual Effects

A combination of real footage + animated graphics

Want to discuss your project?

Whether you want to pick our brain about what strategic/creative approach you should take with your video production or just have questions about how the whole process works or, we’re here to help. Contact us and we’ll be in touch with lightning-fast speed to set up a free consultation!

The Gisteo difference

If you find all this in another producer of animated explainer videos, contact us and tell us who the other unicorn is. Seriously, we’d like to know!

Fixed prices, no hidden fees

At Gisteo, our transparent pricing is 100% “what you see is what you get”

Quick turnaround times

We work fast & efficiently to finish your project on time, every time!

Lightning-fast communication

Responses with blazing speed before, during and after your project.

US-based with a global perspective

Videos created for organizations in 20+ countries in 10 different languages.

All-included packages

Yep, everything is included from “soup to nuts” – all for one fixed price.

Unlimited revisions 

We make changes within each stage at no charge to you.

Fully customized, versatile styles

No templates. Just diverse styles tailored to your unique needs.

Industry Pioneers Since 2011

Over 1,500 productions for 1,200+ organizations completed to date.

Is Gisteo the right fit for you?

We admit it: Gisteo’s animated explainer videos aren’t for everyone. Here’s how to figure out if we’re the best choice for you.

Who should hire us?

  • You value experience and a track record working with the world’s leading brands.
  • You’re looking for a quality video and will pay a fair rate for a premium product.
  • You want to work with a firm that is fast, efficient and responsive.
  • You prefer US-based companies, available during your work hours.
  • You seek big-agency thinking and skills but you can live without the bloated fees & processes.
  • You want professionals who will deliver expert guidance.

Who should not hire us?

  • You think experience is over-rated and don’t mind serving as a “guinea pig.”
  • You could care less about quality; you’re just trying to find a dirt-cheap solution.
  • You’re fine with a long slog of a production.
  • You want to go offshore & hope that nothing gets lost in translation.
  • You crave the big agency “pomp and circumstance” and embrace paying 5x.
  • You don’t want guidance; just an order-taker…no questions asked!

Why companies love Gisteo

“We had the pleasure to work with Gisteo when we had to bring a story to life for Oracle Retail. They helped us tell our complex story in a clear and concise way. We are very pleased with the final product. I would recommend working with Gisteo. Thanks Gisteo!”

Jessica KottcampDirector of Retail Marketing, Oracle

“Working with the Gisteo team was amazing. Our engineering services business often has good marketing ideas, but we struggle pulling all the creative elements together. Gisteo made this easy. We exchanged our ideas with them, and they ran with it. We are delighted with the results!”

Ted MesserlyPresident, Lumenance

“Gisteo captured the style, mood and emotion we were looking for to promote our latest campaign. The flexibility, professionalism and quick work is much appreciated! We are very happy with the end result and look forward to working with you again in the future!”

Cristina WongConsumer Campaigns Manager, Intel