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Our Valuable Ukrainian (and Russian) Animation Production Partners

Our well-produced animated videos are possible because of them

March 2, 2022

In today’s Digital Age, we are increasingly reliant on technology and the Internet to stay connected, which has been further accelerated by the ongoing pandemic. Society has no choice but to adapt to this digital revolution to thrive. 

Such technological advancement allows us to collaborate with people beyond our home base. We are open to a worldwide pool of talent, and are able to find the best person for the job (at the right price), regardless of where they are.

At Click2View, we’ve expanded in this way. Our main office is in Singapore, but we have colleagues in Australia, the UAE and Indonesia. Aside from our staff, we also have partnerships with businesses and freelancers further beyond, such as Ukraine, and Russia for that matter.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has obviously hit our Ukrainian partners hard. They have shared with us their horror at what is happening and also their wish to be able to continue working. We are trying to support them as best as we can. Ukrainians are clearly courageous people who will bravely fight for their country and future and so we’d like to take the opportunity to tell you about the incredibly talented Ukrainian partners we work with.

We also collaborate with several Russian studios which will be subject to sanctions. As one of our Ukrainian partners voiced to us over the weekend, “We are artists, not fighters”. And these Russian studios are equally full of artists.

As Russia becomes increasingly isolated economically, we’ve decided to shine a light on the work of our Russian partners as well. We believe our partners wish for peace, mutual respect and goodwill between the people of both countries. We at Click2View hope that common sense will prevail and that none of our partners come to harm.

Ukrainian Partners

  1. Hound Studio

Established in 2011, Hound Studio specialises in producing animated explainer videos with 3D or frame-by-frame animation. Their dedication and outstanding work resulted in industry recognition when they were awarded Clutch’s Top Video Explainer Companies in 2019. Given their proven track record and expertise, we approached them in the same year to collaborate and produce an explainer video for one of our clients in the defence and engineering sector.

  1. WonderBloom

Based in the capital city of Ukraine, Kyiv, this video agency specialises in animation, illustration, motion design, compositing, creating special effects, and 3D. They offer end-to-end video production services, from scriptwriting to implementation. Our collaboration started in 2020, and since then, we have worked together on two more projects, proving WonderBloom’s dedication and mission to create the highest quality videos for our clients.

  1. Beemloop

Founded in 2015, this design studio specialises in 2D/3D motion graphics, animation, and explainer videos. With offices spread in four Ukrainian cities, Zhytomyr, Sumy, Odesa, and Lviv, they have a group of illustrators, animators, sound designers, 3D artists, and scriptwriters to complete over 500 projects with various businesses and partners worldwide, including Click2View.

  1. Elmar Aleskerov

Although Elmar graduated from Kharkiv Aviation Institute with a degree in International Relations in 2013, he decided to pursue his true passion in animation by becoming an animator for creative agencies in Ukraine before going freelance in early 2021. His expertise includes 2D animation and art direction. Before becoming an animator, he was a web designer for approximately three years.

Russian Partners 

  1. Tasma

Tasma Media Studio prides itself on its extensive track record in producing well-made and quality videos for various industries. They specialise in crafting corporate and presentation videos and animated videos in 2D and 3D. Their mission is to create videos that meet the client’s expectations and exceed them, no matter how complex the brief may be. 

  1. VZ Agency

Based in Russia’s capital city, Moscow, VZ Agency provides full video production services, employing a group of dedicated and talented producers, screenwriters, motion designers, illustrators, and art directors. Since its founding in 2013, they’ve completed over 700 projects for clients in over 15 countries.

  1. Nova Form

Founded in 2018, Nova Form is a motion graphic design studio that specialises in video and animated productions in 3D and 2D form. In four years, they’ve worked with several established brands such as Adidas and Mizuno, proving themselves a force to be reckoned with and their commitment to the best output.

  1. OurShack

OurShack is a fully-online animation and motion design studio. With no physical offices, they believe that they can work more effectively and offer better rates for their clients. While it’s true that most of their designers are based in Russia, they’ve worked with designers from all over the world, which is made possible by the wonders of technology and the internet today. 

The output of our collaboration

Here are a few of the outputs of our collaborative effort:

We remain in close contact with our Ukrainian and Russian partners during this difficult time on both sides. We are in awe of their resilience and good spirits amid what is going on. We sincerely hope that this conflict can be resolved peacefully as soon as possible, so that business and especially life can resume as normal for everyone.

As the saying goes, work in the creative industry is not a one-man show; it is a collaborative effort, regardless of borders and birthplace. We all have to work together to achieve a common goal, to come together and create extraordinary concepts that satisfy our clients’ needs. 

Our Russian colleague Artur Akhmetzyanov finds the current situation particularly painful. He believes the war is a lose-lose situation for everyone. 

“We believe in art, craftsmanship and great storytelling,” he said. 

“The best creative work often comes out of collaborations and we have been working happily with both Ukrainian and Russian animation studios as well as other studios and freelancers from all around the world. 

“A lot of studios I know employ team members for projects from both Ukraine and Russia and political ambitions from individuals never affect how they work together and the quality of work they produce. 

“What’s happening now is terrible and I really hope this war will be over soon.”

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