KISS videos: short, affordable explainer videos tailor-made for social media

KISS videos are our budget solution for companies looking to create simple social media videos. With KISS videos, we deliver cheap explainer videos that are fully customized to your needs. 

KISS = Keep it Simple & Social

Keep it simple, stupid! Also known as the “KISS Principle.” The saying has been around since the 1960s, but seems more relevant now than ever. People want quick, easy, and painless. They want simple. In fact, according to this Harvard Business Review article, the biggest driver behind a consumer’s decision to purchase is simplicity. And there’s nothing stupid about that.

We’ve applied the KISS principle to this offering of simple, affordable explainer videos that organizations of all types can use on social media.  Keep it simple & social!  With KISS videos, we utilize simpler animation/production techniques, skip the voice over and add plenty of on screen text so users can follow along when watching the video muted in their social media feeds. 

Why the world needs KISS videos

Maybe you’ve been there, done that already. If not, just open up a separate tab and google “cheap explainer videos.” Go ahead. We’ll still be here.

Did you do it? Well, if and when you do search for cheap explainer videos, you’ll undoubtedly find tsunami of offerings. Things like “free” video makers that allow you to create “stunning” videos in minutes. 

The problem with those ready-made templates or inflexible DIY software tools is that they 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.  Ditto for what you’ll get on those freelance marketplaces.  

At Gisteo, we already offer ones of the strongest-value-for money propositions around with our normal work. However, we wanted to go one step further because not everybody needs all the “bells and whistles”– especially when it comes to social media videos.  Cheap explainer videos don’t have to be crummy, especially when you keep them short and simple.  KISS videos focus on just a few messages accompanied by some key visuals and text to bring your value proposition to life in a dynamic, elegant way. 

KISS examples

The samples below use a square format in order to optimize for viewing in social media feeds and on mobile devices. We can and do however, KISS videos in landscape format.

KISS pricing

The table below represents the general pricing parameters for our KISS affordable explainer videos. For pricing on our full explainer video productions, click here.

Single video

$ 1,000

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

Need a “one-off” KISS video?  We’ve got you covered. Here’s what is included:

  • Scriptwriting
  • Illustration, graphics and animation
  • Music & sound effects
  • Add optional voice over starting at $250
  • Payment: 50% upfront, 50% upon completion
  • Average turnaround time: 1-2 weeks

2-5 videos

$ 800/each

1st 30 seconds + $500/each additional 30 second increment (per video)

Looking to do more than one?  The pricing gets better! Here’s what is included for each:

  • Scriptwriting
  • Illustration, graphics and animation
  • Music & sound effects
  • Add optional voice over starting at $250 (per video)
  • Payment: 50% of project scope upfront, 50% upon completion
  • Average turnaround time: 1-2 weeks, per video

6+ videos

$ 600/each

1st 30 seconds + $500/each additional 30 second increment (per video)

Need to do a series of affordable explainer videos?  Save money with this volume pricing option.  Here’s what is included for each:

  • Scriptwriting
  • Illustration, graphics and animation
  • Music & sound effects
  • Add optional voice over starting at $250 (per video)
  • Payment: 50% of project scope upfront, 50% upon completion
  • Average turnaround time: 1-2 weeks, per video

How KISS videos work

The process for producing KISS cheap explainer videos starts with us gaining a better understanding your project goals and overall objectives.  The best way to do this is by downloading 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 or would just like to speak to a human before filling out the questionnaire, contact us and we’ll respond with lightning-fast speed!

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