Affordable explainer videos that get to the gist

Gisteo Collab is our new, innovative solution for producing cheap explainer videos. In this offering, we handle the strategic thinking, scriptwriting and creative direction in-house while teaming with talented animators in need of extra work. The result: a custom-made, high-quality affordable explainer video for you…at a fraction of the cost of anything you’ll find on the market. Good. Fast. Cheap. Go ahead and pick all three with Gisteo Collab!

The problem in the explainer video marketplace

Explainer videos have exploded in popularity in recent years. There’s hardly a business, product or service that couldn’t benefit from an animated explainer video to help convert more prospects into paying customers. However, the popularity of animated videos has led to an influx of creators offering services at wildly different price points, literally ranging from a couple hundred bucks to like $30K plus. This has created some confusion in the marketplace, making it harder for customers to choose an explainer video company and harder for animators to get quality work at a fair rate. Gisteo gets several email inquiries a week from hungry freelancers and start-up explainer video studios looking for projects and asking us for a chance to prove their worth.

The solution: Gisteo Collab

With Gisteo Collab, everyone wins. Hungry studios get more work and more importantly, get access to Gisteo’s scriptwriting, conceptual thinking and unmatched creative direction. Customers get access to lower prices than our normal productions and far lower prices than they might find online for high-quality, custom work. And Gisteo wins because we’re able to serve a segment of the marketplace that we previously couldn’t or didn’t serve.

Why the world needs Gisteo Collab

When you start to probe deeper, you’ll stumble across any number of online do-it-yourself tools and video makers. You’ll find ready-made templates that fail to mention just how much blood, sweat and tears you’ll need to invest for what will undoubtedly be an entirely mediocre (at best) final product.

At Gisteo, we already offer one of the strongest-value-for money propositions with our normal work. However, we wanted to go one step further. We wanted to provide a way for those on a tight budget to get cheap explainer videos that they really can be proud of.

That’s exactly what we’re able to do with Gisteo Collab.  

Great storytelling is the key to effective explainer videos. As we’ve preached about before, the magic to these videos lies first and foremost in the scripts. We handle all the scripting and handle the creative direction that some cheaper, off-shore studios struggle with. We’ve created relationships with a hand-pick ground of providers who have proven to us that they have what it takes to deliver quality animation and a low price. In addition, we manage the project ourselves from start-to-finish to avoid any cross-cultural communication challenges or issues with time zones. 

Pricing for our Gisteo Collab cheap explainer videos

You can view our transparent pricing structure below. This pricing applies exclusively to our Gisteo Collab affordable explainer videos, not our normal productions.

Just Animate!

$ 1,250

1st 60 seconds + $500/each additional 30 second increment

A perfect option if your script is 100% ready to roll. You supply the approved script with visual cues/instructions and we’ll bring it to life!

  • Voice over
  • Storyboard
  • Illustration & animation
  • Music & sound effects
  • 10 second free buffer included
  • Payment: 50% upfront, 50% upon completion
  • Average turnaround time: 3-4 weeks

Lets rock!

Full ServiceMost Popular

$ 1,750

1st 60 seconds + $500/each additional 30 second increment

Our full-service package. We handle everything from concept to creation, with everything included. This is the most popular choice.

  • Script development
  • Voice over
  • Storyboard
  • Illustration & animation
  • Music & sound effects
  • 10 second free buffer included
  • Payment terms: 50% upfront, 50% upon completion
  • Average turnaround time: 4-5 weeks

Come on!

Fast Pass

$ 2,500

1st 60 seconds + $500/each additional 30 second increment

Same as our Full-Service package but everything is on an accelerated timeline. You get priority service while we sleep less & beg our spouses for forgiveness.

  • Script development
  • Voice over
  • Storyboard
  • Illustration & animation
  • Music & sound effects
  • 10 second free buffer included
  • Payment terms: 50% upfront, 50% upon completion
  • Average turnaround time: 2-3 weeks

I can't wait!

Gisteo Collab examples

Below, you’ll see a few examples of the type of smart storytelling high-quality custom animation you can expect with Gisteo Collab’s affordable explainer videos. Note: work and the full breadth of style that you see on our main Portfolio page is covered by our normal pricing and doesn’t fall under the Gisteo Collab pricing.

Gisteo Collab’s affordable explainer videos vs. Gisteo’s normal offering

Below is a quick comparison of how Gisteo Collab’s cheap explainer video productions stack up vs. our normal explainer video productions.

Gisteo Collab productions

  • Full-service. Everything included.
  • High quality, at a low price
  • One general style (per examples shown on this page)
  • Vetted, outsourced team used for animation
  • Key-frame storyboard included
  • Two rounds of free revisions included per stage

Normal Gisteo productions

  • Full-service. Everything included.
  • Best quality, at a fair price
  • Diverse styles (per everything you see on our main Portfolio page)
  • In-house team performs the animation
  • Key-frame storyboard included
  • Unlimited revisions, within each stage of the project

How Gisteo Collab works

The process for producing affordable explainer videos with our Gisteo Collab solution essentially works the same way as for any other Gisteo project.

You can view the general Gisteo process and better understand what you need to do to get started here. If you want to get a jumpstart on things, you can download our pre-production questionnaire or complete it online below.  If you choose to download the questionnaire, please send it to us at info@gisteo.com once you’ve finished it and we’ll be in touch promptly to discuss your project. As always, if you have any questions, contact us and we’ll respond with lightning-fast speed!

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