We’re a high-end corporate video and animation production studio based in Reading, Berkshire.

We like to make work that gets noticed, and that gets people talking. Whether it’s an animation to explain your new technology product, a short film to introduce your company or people, or video content for training, pitching or social media, we’ve got it covered. All our projects start with a clear understanding of what results you want, who your intended audience is, and in what context the video will be seen, and we then work backwards from there to create the finished piece.

We don’t outsource

It’s worth mentioning that the core of all our work is produced in-house, from scripting and planning to shooting, editing and animation. This allows us to keep tight control over quality and costs, to be super nimble when it comes to amends, and – if you want – you can even talk directly to whoever is editing or animating your project. For larger projects, we have a trusted network of freelance crew that we draw on, so we can effortlessly scale up whenever you need us to.

We’re No Magnolia

It’s a manifesto as much as a name. People will always tell you to paint a room magnolia because it’s unchallenging and inoffensive. But it’s not a colour anyone would choose as their favourite: it’s an off-the-peg response to a question nobody was asking. We don’t give you off-the-peg: we make bespoke, targeted, effective video which works.

We work with great people

Recent video and animation work

We don't just make video, we also write about it

24th October 2017 in Tutorials

After Effects tutorial: link path points AND tangents to nulls

After Effects CC2018 introduced a really neat script which allows you to create nulls based on the position of points on a path, that you can then use to control…

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26th July 2017 in Technique

Side Project – Cel Animation in Photoshop

On the rare occasions that we've got some free time in the No Magnolia studio, we like to create side projects. These can be technical tests, trying out new techniques... Read More
7th June 2017 in Thoughts

The Power of Planning: why video projects live or die in pre-production

If you're creating video, pre-production is vital. Over the years, we've created an enormous number of video projects: everything from animated explainers through tradeshow videos, "About Us" videos, pieces for... Read More
23rd May 2017 in Thoughts

Crossing the Time Gap: Working with clients across time zones

As clients and businesses increasingly connect on a global scale, relationships need to be effectively managed to allow for good quality tailored work to emerge. The internet allows for communication to... Read More

What people say about us

I first met No Magnolia at an event in 2016. In comparison to other video companies I had approached, not only did they appear to have the best experience and customer service, they were also the best value for money. Having now produced around 15 short videos with them for our corporate website and social media channels, we would not turn to anyone else for this service. They are approachable, knowledgeable, professional, responsive, consultative and affordable. What more could you ask for?

Jo TaylorHead of Marketing, Capita T&I

Their collaborative, professional approach to projects can only be praised. They have always exceeded expectations and my colleagues and I are supremely happy with the final videos we have received.

Adam BrownCreative and Brand Manager, Huntswood

Absolute pleasure to work with, always enjoy working with Nick and the team.

Dave HowardBrandview

No Magnolia delivered on time and were incredibly responsive to our needs, it was a pleasure to work with them!

Jo HeywoodChristian Aid

No Magnolia have always worked exceptionally hard and been extremely flexible when it came to meeting our limited time constraints - can't recommend them highly enough!

Dan ChardAEG Presents

Extremely professional yet hugely approachable. They guided me smoothly through the entire project and crafted for us a corporate video which was everything that we had in mind and delivered our message perfectly.

Kelly NewmanSIRE Technology

Great production company. Extremely reliable, professional and always delivers on its promises.

Daniel AllinsonRFE International

Top of the Class - NM are awesome.

Sean MurrayGlasgow SECC

No Magnolia took an excellent pro-active and 'can-do' approach to our project. They faced challenges head-on and filled me with complete confidence that they were able to deliver a fantastic end product.

Lauren DacampoBig Sofa

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