Corporate Video Production Made Easy - Demo Duck

Corporate Video Production Made Easy

Corporate video productions are a relatively easy way to help build consumer trust, develop brand identity, train staff, explain complex products, and much more.

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With corporate video production and viewership on the rise, more business executives are starting to consider videos as a necessity in their marketing plan, and their day to day operations. A recent study from Forbes stated that 75% of business executives watch work-related videos on business websites at least once a week. So, just because you’re a B2B business doesn’t mean you have to stick to the old methods of white papers and webinars to reach your target audience. A lot goes into these video productions and they can take a variety of shapes, so here’s a little more about how we tackle them.

Corporate Video Production Process

Corporate video production typically flows in a step-by-step process:

Pre-production:  Developing a budget, brainstorming a concept, and finally writing a script (or script outline). If a voiceover is required, it is often recorded before jumping into production.

Production: Once a style is determined, a storyboard is created to layout the scene by scene actions. From there, the process is determined by the style.

Live Action: Production for live action videos typically include setting a shoot location, hiring talent (if needed), and filming with a professional camera & lighting crew.

Animation: Production for animated videos include developing illustrations assets based on the pre-determined style and storyboard, and then animating them in After Effects.

Post-production: Once the corporate video is produced, the post-production phase includes any editing required, adding the finishing touches such as additional on-screen graphics, and sound design.

Style Options

Now that you understand the basic outline of the corporate video production process, let’s take a look at the most popular styles of corporate video.

Meraki Go customer testimonial video

Testimonial Corporate Video Production

Live action client testimonial videos are often used to build consumer trust, and highlight the personality of a business. Business testimonial videos allow users go behind the scenes, talk about company history, and/or highlight a brand’s unique personality.

In this testimonial video for Meraki Go, a satisfied customer explains Meraki Go’s technology has helped his business efficiency.

IBM Animated Product Video demo duck

Animated Corporate Video Production

There is a common misconception that animated videos are only for kids, or adults who act like kids. We’re here to set the record straight. While it’s true that kids love cartoons, the medium of animation doesn’t have to be confined to the Disney channel. An animated corporate video can actually be a great tool for your business to explain complex ideas, tools, and services. And don’t worry, those C-level execs will love it too!

IBM explains their data-driven video services to consumers using in this animated corporate video. 

BlueVine live action corporate video

Live Action Corporate Video Production

Live action video is great for businesses who have a tangible product that they want to share with the world. As opposed to the testimonial video style, live action corporate videos often tell a fictional story, or demonstrate a common scenario surrounding a product.

BlueVine explains their invoice factoring system in this live action corporate video.

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NCSBN corporate communications video

Corporate Communications Video Production

Your corporation is full of people. Those individuals could be spread out across multiple floors, cities, or countries. That’s why we’ve recently seen a rise in internal communications videos as it pertains to our corporate video productions. These are productions produced with the intent to only be seen by employees or contractors of your business, to get everyone on the same page quickly.

These corporate video productions can be initiated by the executive team, human resources, or departmental managers – really anyone that wants to make sure they’re clearly communicating company policies and procedures in a very direct, clear way. This video for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing communicates recent changes to nursing law through a clear and efficient animation.

Hireology corporate recruiting video

Corporate Recruiting Video

A corporate recruiting video can be a great way to promote your company brand, showcase company culture, and encourage candidates to apply. Corporate recruiting videos are produced with the intent of giving potential employees a taste of what your company is all about and achieving your talent acquisition goals.

Hireology showcased their vibrant company culture and supportive, innovative work environment in their corporate recruiting video.

GEICO Video Series

Corporate Video Series

A corporate video series is a collection of informative videos created with the same end goal in mind. Traditionally three or more videos, they’re designed to have a universal appeal to customers and non-customers alike. A business video series offers a unique opportunity to help your audience better understand complex topics within your industry, and encourage them to engage with your company. In other words, a series is a valuable tool to build your brand.

In this video series for GEICO, we created a series of educational explainer animations for car owners who have to deal with the claim filing process.

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