The Cost of an Animated Explainer Video – A Definitive Guide

animated explainer video pricing - the cuillin collective

As one of the original creators of animated explainer videos, it was difficult to initially figure out how to price them. At the time it was a whole new way of explaining and a new process for us. Do we price per minute or per second? Do we include scripting, voice-over, and licensed music? So many variables at work. We … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing an Explainer Video Company

Choosing an explainer video company is a huge deal. In short, you’re looking for creativity, good turnaround and most importantly, return on investment. Even with a stock/template-based explainer video that takes a day or two to create you need to know that it will serve its purpose fully.  Let’s start off with what happens if it’s not good. You work … Read More

How can I Market my Explainer Video?


You’ve just spent some of your marketing budgets on a shiny new explainer video and everyone in the company loves it. But, what are you going to do with it? What are your options? Worry not because there are plenty of places your video will feel at home. This is why we have put this blog together, to assure you … Read More

Mavic Pro Compass Error/IMU Heading

Given the lockdown restrictions lately I decided to live stream a flight from my Mavic Pro Platinum. We live on the Isle of Skye and it’s a very sought after holiday destination so thought it may be quite a popular post given the current climate. You can see the full flight below. I had hovered the drone for about 5 … Read More


During the outbreak of Covid-19 many businesses have been forced to either embrace working from home, temporarily close or close their doors for good. It’s a very stressful time for all businesses, and this stress doesn’t stop with just business of course as some home and work life have been combined. The Cuillin Collective have been working at home for … Read More

Kickstarter Video Editing

On many occasions we have been asked to download pre-shot footage and edit down into a film worthy of funding. In fact, the very first Kickstarter campaign we ever worked on was editing and animation only. It was for the Lukla Endeavour outerwear for the 21st century adventurer. It was an absolute blast to work on. Since then we’ve shot, … Read More

Editing & Grading 4K: Windows or Mac

I’ve been an Apple fan since I bought my first iMac back in 2005. I didn’t have the money for it but at that point I didn’t care because I’d had enough of Windows. About 5 weeks previous our latest short film was due to be shown privately in a local cinema and of course, my PC decided to stop working and wipe … Read More


I thought I would round up 2015 with a little blog post on what we’ve been up to. It’s been a busy year. To the point where I’ve not written as much as I’d should have. Let me start at the end. I was asked to go to St. Kilda to make a short video. However, this wasn’t the eventful … Read More