Bespoke motion graphics, whiteboard animations & explainer videos
Slate and Mortar has been producing 2D and 3D animation films since the company’s inception, creating bespoke motion graphics and animated explainer videos that are tailor-made for a range of sectors, including; education, communications, engineering, technology, healthcare and fundraising. We have a team of designers and character animators on-staff who strive to produce beautiful, creative visuals that provoke and engage.
We know how to best utilize motion graphics for your messaging and understand that one style doesn’t necessarily fit all. Working across a range of creative approaches and formats; whether it’s simple whiteboard explainer videos or bespoke character animation, right through to the creation of complex 3D landscapes and models, our producers work with you to develop a creative concept that will engage your audience, communicate complex ideas and appeal directly to specific demographics.
If you need to liven up your health and safety materials, promote policy or processes, share the latest practise or even keep stakeholders abreast of complex findings, animation is the perfect tool.
Animation can significantly lessen the complexities of production, with a reduced need for outside contributors and the various logistical challenges that can come from a live action shoot. It can be a very cost-effective approach too, as the majority of the production is done in-house, meaning budget can primarily be allocated towards the actual design and development of the film, meaning you get the most ‘bang for your buck’.
We understand that the idea of animation production might be a little intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be like that. From the initial script-writing stage, all the way through to the final deliverables, we ensure that the processes are clear and that you are fully supported by our production team, making sure the final animation is delivered exactly as promised.
Video & animation services
- TV & cinema ads
- Aerial video
- Brand promotion
- Case study video
- Social media marketing
- Behind the scenes
- Testimonial video
- Training video
- Explainer video
- Character animation
- Motion graphics
- Conference filming
- Conference highlights
- HE marketing
- Student recruitment
- Research films
- Campus activity
If your video content is for a multi-national audience, Slate and Mortar offer a full translation voice-over and subtitling service, meaning your project can reach its widest possible audience. Included within this is a full transcription of the original audio, which can then be utilised for any further translations.
All copy is proof-read and signed off by a native speaker before it is recorded, to ensure there is no mis-interpretation of the original text.
If you would like to discuss how your project can be adapted to reach a wider audience get in touch.
Slate and Mortar are an award winning Video Production Company who will help you to ensure that your video content is fully accessible for your audience and that it meets all of the government's legal requirements on multimedia accessibility (WCAG2.1).
For all our video production and animation production services, we are able to offer the following accessibility functionality:
- Burned in subtitling
- SRT subtitle files for online (YouTube, Facebook, etc)
- Picture-in-picture signing with a fully-qualified British Sign Language practitioner
- Time based media alternatives such as high resolution digital stills
- Full digital transcription
If you have an existing project that needs adapting or would like to talk about how we can make an upcoming project more accessible, please get in touch.
If you’re looking for a voice-over to introduce your product to a wider multi-national audience, Slate and Mortar provide a range of voice over artists who will ensure you get broadcast quality results every time.
We’ll work with you to choose the right artist to suit your needs; including unique accents and multilingual artists… or if you want to roll your sleeves up and get involved yourself, Slate and Mortar can even provide on-site mobile voice-over recording, meaning that we can record you or your team member at a location of your choosing.
If you would like to speak to us about our voice-over services, please get in touch.
Slate and Mortar produce scripts for a huge range of creative products, from promotional films, corporate videos, sport’s documentaries, live-events, animations and even full podcast series.
We have in-house copywriters and scriptwriters as well as a network of talented specialist journalists to cover every subject. We understand how tricky it can be to create a script, so our writer will be with you from the very start; they’ll do preliminary research, conduct telephone interviews to dig deeper into the subject area and develop an outline that they’ll then use to develop a script tailored specifically to your target audience… meaning that your messages hit home every time.
So if you need a script that’s light on technical jargon, or just want a script that will inject a bit of humour into your explainer video, get in touch today.
Telling a story that will capture your audience's attention is key to any successful video project, and at Slate and Mortar we understand how important it is to do this in a unique, engaging and contemporary manner.
The edit process is where the story takes shape; where the audience is hooked and where powerful messages can be shared.
And we think it’s also the most fun part of the production process! Slate and Mortar has Apple accredited in-house editors on staff who have vast experience of producing dynamic, engaging edits for TV, cinema and online commercials.
From talking head commercial videos, through to award-winning documentaries; Slate and Mortar’s editors can work independently or with you, on-site to cater to all your editorial needs. We’ve even been known to turn around fully realised edits within 24hours! We utilise the latest editing software and pride ourselves on keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in editing practise.
All our edits are professionally mastered with full colour-correction, colour grade and audio dubbing, and as part of our package, we always include up to six short social media edits suitable for publishing on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or TikTok. So if you need an onsite or offsite editor, we’d love to hear from you.
Camera operator hire
Slate and Mortar’s in-house camera team has vast experience when it comes to camera operation. We’ve worked on TV and Cinema adverts, fly-on-the-wall documentaries, primetime reality TV, large-scale live events and concerts, live sports and even aerial photography.
Alongside its in-house team, Slate and Mortar has a large network of camera specialists, including Directors of Photography, wildlife videographers, UAV drone pilots and even underwater camera operators, so we can always provide exactly the right person for your requirements.
We constantly keep abreast of the latest developments in camera technology and ensure all equipment is up-to-date, cost effective and will meet and surpass the needs from your creative brief.
From the provision of a single camera operator, up to a full multi-crew, live-event team with project management, Slate and Mortar has got it covered.
If you’d like to talk through an event or project, we’d love to hear from you.
We’d love to hear from you
Or just want to chat through a video idea you may have…
Get in touch today.