Latest Explainer Videos

Explainer Video Production in Bath, Bristol & the South West

Explainer Videos are engaging films that explain something concisely and straightforwardly – such as a new product or service, a complex piece of tech, a process, a policy, or a charitable cause or idea. They aim to effectively showcase the benefits you offer and the problem you can solve.

Explainer Videos are superb for targeting a specific audience and delivering key messages quickly and clearly. They can take many different forms, but Octopus Films specialises in live-action films which feature ‘real’ people. The aim is to build an emotional connection with your viewers and, as such, the tone is paramount

Using our industry expertise, we’ll constructively guide you to find the right approach for your audience. We will make proven, creative suggestions as to how we think the information will come across most effectively.

How we create an Explainer Video in 3 steps

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Intelligent planning and detailed pre-production are key. We'll map out a clear, informative storyline designed to help your audience quickly absorb the information. If needed, we can help with casting the perfect presenters and locations to ensure your message is entirely on-brand.

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High production values are crucial to gaining audience trust and credibility. We use the same camera and sound recording equipment whatever the budget – whether it’s for primetime BBC1 broadcast or a small budget explainer for a micro business.

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Post Production

In post-production, our skilful editors use a subtle but effective combination of music, text, graphics and even sound effects to add an extra layer of polish and interest and help ensure that engagement levels are high.

Latest Explainer Videos

Bristol Centre For Reproductive Medicine

Explainer / Vlog

NHS - Great Western Hospitals

Explainer / Safety Campaign

Sooty / NSPCC / Childline

Christmas Campaign

University of Bath

ActNowFilm2 Appeal for Submissions

Our Latest Showreel

Bath video director Cath Clarke and team at work

Meet the team

Cathy. Senior Location Director

Listening to someone’s story and telling it on screen has always been a privilege in my career. Having directed many presenters, I love empowering people to talk to camera, even with little to no experience and making their films or adverts look great with this wonderfully creative team.

Cameraman Giles Edwards filming an explainer video

It was an absolute pleasure working with Octopus Films. The educational videos they produced for us presented a unique set of challenges, but their professionalism, flexibility, and ability to solve problems creatively, meant I always knew that we were in safe hands.

Liam Axe

Company Founder, Puzzle Box Productions