Explainer Videos

Powerful and memorable, an animated explainer video packs a graphic punch. They are a great way to show complex ideas to the world.

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An animated explainer video is a fun and energetic way to show off products or services in a simple flowing animation style. They are a slick combination of animated graphics, on-screen text, live-action and voice-over or music track. An explainer video can describe complex subjects in a manner that pulls in your target audience. Get the explainer video production just right and user engagement with your website goes through the roof. Explainers one of the most effective commercial video production methods that can increase conversions on a landing page.

Cyber Ark Software

Explainer Video

Home Credit

Explainer Video


Explainer Video

Completed Project – CyberArk

CyberArk asked Toast to complete an animated explainer video to detail their software security offering. To illustrate CyberArk’s capabilities we used the analogy of a city under attack.

Completed Project – Explainer for Home Credit

Toast has produced many different types of explainer videos over the last few years. This explainer video production was created for the microloan business Home Credit. The explainer details how clients benefit from Home Credit’s services.

Completed Project – Wired Magazine Animation

Animated Videos are a fun and energetic way to show off products or services in a simple flowing animation style. They are a slick combination of animated graphics, on-screen text, live-action and voice-over or music track. An explainer can describe even the most complex subjects in a manner that pulls in your target audience. A well-crafted explainer film encourages engagement with your marketing video. They can also help increase conversions on a landing page.

Why explainer videos work so well.

If a picture is worth 1000 words an explainer video is probably worth about 102,000. Using video as part of your marketing strategy or on your website is a great way to promote your core message. Specifically, adding video to your website can improve how many of your users convert into customers, it definitely will boost the time users spend on your site. Google uses these metrics when deciding which website to show at the top of the natural listings allowing you to leapfrog your competition.

Showing a product using a high-quality explainer video production can give a user real insight into the product, features can be displayed in detail and described with onscreen text. Because explainers are memorable, they help cement your brand in the mind of the customer. If you have a service to promote which involves barriers to sign-up an explainer can often be used to break down the processes involved, easing users into signing up.

How to make an explainer video?

Start by researching the subject of the video, then produce a script and animate to that script. Keep the motion upbeat and any characters fun and interesting. Pick a great soundtrack and polish until the explainer shines.

A more detailed look at our approach

Firstly, we can build an explainer video from a clients script or have a specialist writer develop a script for your project. Editing the voice-over text for an explainer takes skill, the information needed must all be there, but the flow of the piece is also essential. However, ideas derived from a Powerpoint presentation need the most work. Powerpoint slides naturally sit for seconds at a time on a vast expanse of text, something that doesn’t work in explainer types of video.

The next stage in the video process is storyboarding. Following that we’ll produce a few keyframes and some test animations to show the style of animation we envisage. We agree with the client a look and animation style and proceed with the project. We build flexibility into our workflow by regularly showing work in progress.

If there is a voice-over needed for the explainer video production we will record the VO track in a professional studio and build the animation to the voice-over. We can produce many different animation styles such as hand-drawn animation to full 3D animation. Often a flat 2D method is chosen as it’s a great way to convey information in an uncluttered manner. Character animation is a specific area of explainers that does require more planning, getting the characters to look just right is a process of viewing some character styles and refining the look.

Working with Toast on an Explainer Video Production

Once all the client feedback has been addressed, and everyone is ecstatic with the new video we can produce final versions in many different formats for use in your video marketing output.
Finally if you’re ready to start your explainer video production, Toast are a video company that has produced amazing explainer videos for many clients. Please use the form below to get in touch. We can get you a ballpark quote pretty quickly.

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