Hand-crafted marketing videos that get to the gist, affordably

Our entertaining explainer videos will help you:

Concisely communicate your value proposition

Stand out from your competition

Make complex concepts simple and easy to digest

Engage your viewers emotionally and rationally

$Better convert your prospects

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The gist of what Gisteo does

10 Reasons To Choose Gisteo

(In no particular order)


Outstanding writing

Great videos start with compelling scripts…and nobody spins a better story than us.

Fast, attentive service

We respect your time and treat you the way we’d like to be treated ourselves- from your first email inquiry to project completion.

Diverse animation styles

Gisteo isn’t a “one trick pony.” Motion graphics, whiteboard, cartoon, 3D, kinetic typography…we do a wide array of styles to meet your unique needs.

Competitive pricing

We’re highly affordable with a value-for-money proposition that’s hard to beat.


No games, no hidden fees, no profiling to size up your budget up before quoting. We clearly display our fee structure upfront.


We’ve been at this longer than most and have done close to 500 productions across diverse sectors in 6 languages for clients on every continent.


We can talk until we’re blue in the face but it’s what they think that really matters. See what clients have to say about our work here.

Client roster

They say you’re judged by the company you keep and we’ve hung out with some impressive folks: Intel, KPMG, Oracle, Citrix, OpenTable and more.


Gisteo has consistently been voted as a top video production company in third-party rankings like this one.

The work

Ultimately, the proof is in the pudding, isn’t it? Check out our portfolio and see for yourself the quality of work that what we’ve done.

How The Process Works

The 7 steps of highly effective gisteos

1. Pre-production questionnaire and initial consultation

2. Script and storyboard development

3. Voice over casting and selection

4. Character design (cartoon-style gisteo projects)

5. Animation begins with progress renders delivered along the way

6. Music and sound effects added

7. Final file delivered- you’re ready to share the gisteo with the world!

Be sure to check out our Frequently Asked Questions, for more details.

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Why You Need A Gisteo

Video marketing facts & figures

Typical website visits last less than 30 seconds; a compelling gisteo is an incredibly effective method to help people gain a deeper understanding for what your company’s products & services can offer.

Some online video fast facts:

  • Users remember 58% more by watching video vs. just reading alone.
  • A video in Google’s index is 53 times more likely to appear on the first page search results.
  • More than 70 percent of businesses reported budget increases for online video on 2013, up 6 points from 2012.
  • 82% of B-2-B marketers stated that online video marketing has had a positive impact on their business last year.
  • Nearly 60% of C-level executives said they would watch video previous to reading text on the same website.
  • Consumers who watch product videos are 85% more likely to buy products vs. those who don’t.
  • 66% of consumers will watch a product video two or more times.
  • When a marketing or explainer video is included in an email, the click-through rate increases by 200%-300%.
  • 60% of all web traffic comes from online videos.
  • 73% of online retailers display videos on their websites.
  • After Google, Youtube is the world’s second largest search engine serving billions of views daily.
Sources: comScore, eMarketer.com, Forbest, Internet Retailer, Forrester. Video Marketing Council and Ad-Ology


Recent Productions

A sampling of our work, by style

Visit our portfolio for a cornucopia (nice word, huh?) of work, along with a detailed explanation of each gisteo style.

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Feelin’ The Love

  • Over the period of a year I spoke to Stephen about a number of projects which did not materialize. Throughout this time he provided solid guidance and advice that inevitable left me with a deep appreciation of his skills and a respect for his knowledge. Eventually we had the chance to move forward with a project and the results were excellent. If the true test of a recommendation is repeat business, then I would definitely work with Gisteo again!
    Tim MoorcroftDirector of New Business Development, Montero Translations
  • Stephen, just wanted to let you know that the video is rocking!!! We continue to get great feedback.  Everyone always asks me who made it for us. Thanks for all the hard work...it paid off!
    Tomas DiazFounder & CEO, flexReceipts
  • "Gisteo did a great job creating our video to exactly convey the message we needed for our website. It was professionally designed and every key point we wanted to make was well portrayed visually. We will definitely produce additional videos with them in the future."
    June HayfordCOO. Courierboard.com
  • "Gisteo successfully captured the style, mood and emotion we were looking for to help promote our latest campaign. The flexibility, professionalism and quick work on this video is much appreciated! We are very happy with the result and hope to work with you again in the future!"
    Cristina WongConsumer Campaigns Activation Manager. Intel
  • "We had the pleasure to work with Stephen and the Gisteo team when he helped us bring to life a story through video for Oracle Retail. They helped us tell a complex story in a clear and concise way. We are very pleased with the final product. I would recommend working with Gisteo. Thanks Stephen!"
    Jessica KottcampDirector of Retail Marketing Campaigns. Orcale
  • "Stephen was an absolute pleasure to work with! I needed an animation video in a very quick turnaround, for both English & Spanish languages. He was extremely professional, responsive, and punctual. I was kept in the loop with numerous progress updates and fast turnarounds on requested alterations. The video quality was fantastic and I am extremely happy with the result! I will definitely be returning for all of my future animation needs."
    David FeldscottFounder. PanTrek.com

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