Explainer video services to teach and train a process

Explainer video services includes how-to video, tutorial video, screen capture video, and video simulations. This cost effective form of training can be produced with animation, interactive video, b-roll, mixed media, and/or screen capture video. Watch our explainer video samples and test drive sample simulations and tutorial video below.

Features of our Explainer Video Services


Animation brings your story to life. We specialize in the Vyond animation platform. With hundreds of characters and thousands of actions, props, and sets to choose from, your videos will be one-of-a-kind.

B-roll Video

Our video editors take multiple royalty free video clips and edit them together to make promo videos that are significantly less expensive than hiring a film crew to shoot original footage.

Mixed Media

Animation can be combined with screen capture and/or b-roll to make your video uniquely yours. Watch some of the sample videos provided below for ideas.

Interactive Video

Click right on the video to answer questions, choose your content, and simulate a software product. These unique videos don't need an LMS system to work and are great for training and promotional videos.

Talking Head Video

If you want to be the face of your video, talking head style allows you to be the star. Our editors can add graphic enhancements to your talking head video to make it more interesting, engaging, and entertaining.

Screen Capture

Screen capture or screencast video recording captures what you would see on a computer screen. This style of video is used for recorded PowerPoints with voice over and for software walkthrough demonstrations.

Watch an explainer videos in our portfolio:

How To Video & Simulation Video

Knowmia Explainer Video Creator

The video on the left is an interactive video that operates without a learning management system (LMS). It’s created in the Knowmia explainer video creator. Give it a try! Just click play and follow the directions on the screen. It simulates being in a piece of software.


These tutorial videos are a great way to incorporate the features of an e-learning course without an LMS. A Knowmia account is required to serve the interactive explainer videos, but for the nominal annual fee, it is far cheaper than an LMS system.


Ask customers questions throughout the video, have them click on different answers, and then show them content that is relevant to what they’ve chosen. Custom tailored messages are easy when your viewer is actually telling you what they want through an interactive video.


Interactive explainer video allow you to simulate software platforms and train employees and customers without test account and timely walkthrough calls.

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FAQ's about Explainer Video Services


Yes, we can. We offer scriptwriting services at an hourly charge. We can either write your scripts from scratch or edit a provided draft.

Sure. Many of our customers are authors, speakers, or trainers who have a book, workbook, PowerPoint, existing curriculum, or a workshop that they would like to adapt into animated videos. 

That depends on where you’re going to use the video and who your audience is. Different platforms have video size and length limitations, so we’ll discuss that with you before starting your project. Generally, shorter videos (under 5 minutes) will hold your audience’s attention better than longer videos (over 7 minutes). We recommend individual animated videos stay under twelve minutes in length.

We do! We love developing material for children. Ask us for examples.

Video Editing of Explainer Video

Yes! We can include talking head video, b-roll video, and screen capture video. We can also add your video to animation, which we call Combination or Mixed Media video and has its own rate. We can edit video you provide, as well.

Yes, we can! It can even include background music.

Absolutely. Kim Merritt, The URL dr, is our “in-house” voice talent. Her voice is available at no additional charge on video projects. If you’d like other voices, we are happy to source those for you at an additional cost. We charge you for our time to source your voices and pass back to you the cost of the individual voice over artists.

Yes, have a catalog of royalty free music for your video.

Absolutely! We can even make custom characters for animation. 

Time Frame

We suggest you allow two weeks for a video of up to two minutes. Our current production schedule and how long it takes for you to provide information and feedback can impact the turnaround time of your project. For projects with multiple videos, please contact us for a quote.

The first thing we’ll have you do is fill out an onboarding questionnaire and quote form. This gives you the opportunity to tell us what you want your finished video to look like. We’ll need a finalized script, any video footage you want us to use, any graphics or images you want us to use, and your logo in a .png file format.

Absolutely. We offer consulting services to help you figure out what kind of video to make, what video hosting service to pick, how to organize your process to produce your videos, etc. Contact us for a free 30 minute consult about your project.

Costs of Explainer Video Services

It takes longer to make a 10 minute video with 12 scene changes per minute than it does a 2 minute video with 4 scene changes per minute. That’s why we charge by the number of scene changes per minute and the finished length of your video in minutes. We have a video that gives examples of the four different levels of animation we offer to help you decide what’s right for your project (link to the video on the video page). To get a rough estimate of how many minutes your finished video will be, divide the total number of words in your script by 150. We include one round of changes for your video at no cost. Additional rounds of changes or edits to the voice over once it’s been recorded are charged at an hourly rate. Contact us for a quote.

Yes. We require 50% of any project upfront. We’ll bill the remaining balance in milestones throughout the project, with the balance due at the end. 

We charge by the finished minute for most video, with the exception of sizzle reel promotional videos and screen capture recording of PowerPoint presentations. If you want to get an estimate of your video length, just divide the total number of words in your script by 150 (the average speaking word rate). We include one round of changes for your video at no cost. Additional rounds of changes or edits to voice over once it’s been recorded are charged at an hourly rate. Contact us for our video rates.

Combine your video with animation

Some of the most creative video editing we've produced has included animation. Visit our animation portfolio and see how we can take your video footage to the next creative level.

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