BBC Explainers Production Guide

BBC Explainers Video

We have recently completed a video and production guide for the BBC Explainers video format.

This video illustrates key points from a larger how-to guide we made for the BBC around the subject of the Explainers video format.


BBC Explainers exist to inform the general public of big subjects in an accessible and engaging manner. They should instill confidence and encourage further discovery.

The How-To video above puts a lot of emphasis on narrative structure and scripting as much as visual direction. When it comes to visuals, we encourage a more immersive and filmic approach than some flash-based 2d visualisations out there.