READY TO GET STARTED?

OK…it’s the moment of truth.  You’ve spent some time reading through on our site. Check. You’ve reviewed our work in the Portfolio section. Check.  You’ve seen our transparent pricing structure and read through the FAQ’s.  Done. And you liked what you saw on our About Us and Why Choose Us pages. Bam!

Now you’re ready to get started on your marketing video production. Let’s rock!   Our process begins with our Pre-Production Questionnaire below. If you want to discuss things on a call first before completing the questionnaire, not a problem.  Just contact us and we can set up a time to chat.

Here’s what you need to do:

Download our “Pre-Production Questionnaire” (Word document) by clicking on the button below. This document is a fundamental part of our process. We’re going to dig deep into your business, sector, target, unique challenges etc. and this questionnaire is designed to provide us with a strong foundation to address your needs.

Please complete the questionnaire and send it back to us at [email protected]. We’ll review and reach out to you to set up a call within 24 hours. We’ll also prepare a proposal so we can get going on your project asap. In the next section, you can review the steps we normally follow to get a better sense of what to expect in terms of the overall process.

Gisteo’s Pre-Production Questionnaire

HOW THE PROCESS WORKS

Pre-production questionnaire review & kick-off call

We start with an initial discussion via phone, Skype or email to review your Pre-Production Questionnaire with you.  If you haven’t done so thus far, be sure to download the questionnaire above, fill it out and send it to us at [email protected].  Note: if you choose the “Just Animate!” package and provide your own script, you’ll start directly on step #3.

Discovery and script development

Time to get to work. Once we have the necessary background information and we’ve had our initial consultation, we roll up our sleeves and do some homework, study up on your competitors, get to know your offering better, etc. After the deep dive is complete, we proceed to write the script, which is critical as it serves as the blueprint for the entire gisteo. Each script contains both the narration (what the voice over talent will read) as well as a detailed written storyboard describing the action we envision for each scene. We send you the draft for comments, make revisions if necessary and work towards finalizing the script.

Voice over casting and selection

After the script is approved, we proceed to record the voice over. We have our own preferred talent network but we can work with other individuals if necessary too. We send you the voice over track for you to review, make comments etc. Note: we normally do this step at the same time as we’re working on the next stages below.

Character design & key-frame storyboard

If it’s a cartoon-style gisteo, we’ll proceed to design the character(s) and submit to you for approval. We’ll also develop a full color, key-frame storyboard and send to you for feedback and adjustments.

Production

We begin animation and present drafts for you to review and request any necessary edits. During this stage, we also add music (royalty-free or produced in-house so you have no copyright issues) and sound effect to the video.

Final file delivered

Once everything is approved and the final payment is received,  we send you a link to download the final file, normally in .mp4 format. At this point, you’re ready to share the gisteo with the world!