Lakota. Motion & Design

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We are the studio LAKOTA Design and we get a kick from cool video production. We help buisnesses to make unique and vivid videos since 2014.

$25 - $49/hr
2 - 9
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Russia
17, 25th of October str., off. 201, Perm, Perm 614015
+79963243034

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Lakota. Motion & Design Executive Interview

Mogilnikov Mikhail
Mogilnikov Mikhail
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Please introduce your company and give a brief about your role within the organization.
I am a founder and ideological inspirer of Motion & Design Studio Lakota. We are a creative team that helps companies tell the world about their products and services with the help of animation and motion design.
What is the story behind starting this company?
In the beginning, we worked with video design for offline events and conferences (projections, video screens, and so on). Then we noticed the constant demand of companies for high-quality effective presentations of their services and products. Our competencies allowed us to interpolate our skills for the widest viewer on the Internet, then we decided to go headlong into media advertising.
What are your company’s business model–in house team or third party vendors/ outsourcing?
Because we are the studio of animation and motion design the core of our company is an in-house team of animators, motion designers, and producers that works full-time. We usually hire illustrators for certain projects. It happens because different clients ask for different styles.
How does your company differentiate itself from the competition?
We are a company focused on the development of the creative potential of employees and offline team interaction. We try not to outsource the tasks associated with animation and we have a lot of funds for training all team members, supporting any creative endeavors. This is the only way - by establishing a creative atmosphere, you can make high-quality commercial products.
What industries do you generally cater to? Are your customers repetitive? If yes, what ratio of clients has been repetitive to you?
The first segment of customers is the manufacturers of digital products and services aimed at the general consumer. These are Saas services and large digital companies with corporate products.

The second segment is companies with innovative/complex products, the benefits of which are sometimes very difficult to convey and explain to the end consumer. A striking example is a video for startups.

The third segment is the HR departments of large corporate companies with a large number of employees. Animation is ideal for conveying large volumes of corporate information to a wide audience in an interesting way.
 
All three segments are represented in our portfolio in approximately equal shares.
Please share some of the services that you offer for which clients approach you the most for?
Short animation advertising videos for social media, animation explainers up to 1.5 minutes, long corporate videos (for instance, video about company’s values, a culture of interaction in a team, etc.)
What is your customer satisfaction rate according to you? What steps do you take to cater to your customer’s needs and requirements?
The best criteria of satisfaction for us, when after the publication of a project client tells us “That’s exactly what I wanted.”  The most important step for satisfying a client’s needs is a detailed pre-production process. We devote a huge amount of time to briefing the client, understanding his needs, and studying the features of the product. High-quality pre-production is 90% of the successful completion of the project.
What kind of support system do you offer to your clients for catering to their queries and issues?
We have developed a transparent algorithm for the development of animation products with detailed approvals at each significant stage. We make detailed tutorials, scripts, storyboards, animations, test style frames, drafting (intermediate) animation. The client at any time of work on the project has the most complete picture of the state of work. Therefore, working with us, the client always gets a predictable positive result, because he had his finger on the pulse throughout the production.
What kind of payment structure do you follow to bill your clients? Is it Pay per Feature, Fixed Cost, Pay per Milestone (could be in phases, months, versions etc.)
We use a maximum safe payment system. We make the whole pre-production process - treatment, script, storyboard - with a prepayment of 20%. In this step, the client can see the whole project. After paying 40% we draw illustrations and create animation.
Do you take in projects which meet your basic budget requirement? If yes, what is the minimum requirement? If no, on what minimum budget you have worked for?
Motion design and animation is an extremely time-consuming and expensive process. However, we are always ready to come up with options for reducing labor costs without dramatically reducing the quality of the visual series. Minimum budget requirement - from 1000 $.
What is the price range (min and max) of the projects that you catered to in 2020?
Minimum $1000 & Maximum $18400.
Where do you see your company in the next 10 years?
A commercial animation production studio with its training and education system. The number of employees is up to 50-75 people.

Lakota. Motion & Design Clients & Portfolios

Ancient Inhabitants of the Perm Region
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Ancient Inhabitants of the Perm Region
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8 weeks
Education

Leisure 2018 exhibition commissioned by the Museum of Perm Antiquities telling people about what creatures used to live on the Perm Territory.

The task: to show with maximum accuracy the creatures
that lived in the region long before the appearance of humans. An unusual theme is explained by the fact that it was
on the territory of the former Perm province in the 19th century that the last geological period of the Paleozoic era was identified which was named the Perm period.

The video was made in 3D to show all the features
of the ancient inhabitants the most accurately.
This project became another challenge for us since
it was necessary not only to recreate the appearance, but also to develop the mechanics of movements based on the structure of skeletons and museum exhibits.

G-Core Labs Cloud
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G-Core Labs Cloud
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6 weeks
Information Technology

G-Core Labs Cloud — cloud infrastructure that works all around the world and assist users with keeping and delivering content.

The task: to tell people about the product and benefits of working with this high-tech service.

The task was not easy, since cloud technologies are a product with many internal processes that are difficult to visualize.

The visual style was made in an isometric style because it helps to visualize concepts such as data sets,
complex network structures, server geology, etc.

The video helped in the successful launch of the
new product and we hope it will be useful for a long time.

DAXI.re
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DAXI.re
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5 weeks
Advertising & Marketing

A popular website for buying and selling different products and services in Cyprus.

The task: to show the main functionality and advantages of the service in colors and a style as close as possible
to the corporate ones.

The service has a fairly wide target audience,
so the video had to be done in such a way as to hook as many potential users as possible.
That is why the most understandable visual images were chosen, and the graphic style of the video was implemented in the graphic concept of the site.

In a 30-second video, the task was successfully implemented.

OVER
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OVER
$0 to $10000
4 weeks
Healthcare & Medical

Over — is a drug that helps you to survive after a fun night.

The task: to create a functional 20 sec video with the script: “Problem-Solution”.

Due to the script and quality implementation, we could
clearly identify the target audience of the product and tell them the main advantages. In the video we can see a problem
that is known to everyone and shows the solution
— the drug that works within 15 minutes.

The task was completed: we told them about the features of the product without words and unnecessary hints.
Plus, the video was made in corporate colours of the brand and, in the end, a high-quality 3d visualization

of the packaging was presented.

Rombobank
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Rombobank
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4 weeks
Banking

Rombobank is a bank that provides its customers with adebit card with a small but free credit limit.

Thetask:to show the solution to a well-known problem inthe video.

If you want to experience familiar emotions,
then watch this video. The problem faced by theprotagonist is painfully well-known. However, we decidedto move away from negativity towards humor.
That is why this style of animation and the musical rangewas chosen.

The result is an easy and funny video with a catchydrawing.

Lakota. Motion & Design Reviews

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Ильяс Фархутдинов

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Lakota has an amazing creative team. Collaboration was easy and effective. The video helped in the successful launch of the new product.

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Animation & Multimedia

What was it about the company that you didn't like which they should do better?

None comes to my mind

Артем Гайсин

Great experience

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We worked with the Lakota team on the project together. Very attentive to details, timing and quality of work. Well done!

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Advertising, Animation & Multimedia