Welcome to Motionlab Animation Studios, Australia

Hi there! We’re Motionlab, one of Australia’s leading Animation Studios since 2010.

We partner with Australia’s top brands and advertising agencies to produce award-winning animated videos that really speak to audiences by cutting through the noise to tell engaging stories.

No matter what your budget or deadline is, we’ll create a unique solution that perfectly fits your needs.

Featured Animations


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JJET Digital Banners

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Ride With Respect

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RedBalloon – Home Grown

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Raw Challenge

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Kids Helpline – Covid 19

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NSW RFS – Firefighter

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Animated Video Types

  • 2D Animation

    One of the most popular styles of animation around today in the world of marketing. Cost effective and irresistibly stylish, 2D Animation is a great option for brands looking to tell their story in a unique way and stand out from their competition. Limited only by the imagination of our artists (and your brief), 2D Animation is super versatile and is sure to leave a lasting impact on your audience.

  • 3D Animation

    Take a step into the third dimension with 3D Animation. A little more expensive than 2d Animation but worth the investment if you’re going for a something more premium and realistic. Great for product animations and architectural walk throughs, 3d Animation offers a level of realism and polish that simply can’t be achieved via any other style.

  • Motion Graphics

    A popular style of animation that really took off in the last couple of decades with international studios like Buck and Giant Ant leading the way. While traditional 2d and 3d Animation focuses more on characters and environments to tell it’s story, Motion Graphics takes a more abstract approach by using graphics and typography as the main driving force to tell the videos message.

  • Character Animation

    Bring a little character and personality to your next animation by choosing Character Animation for your next animated video. If you have a story to tell, simply nothing beats Character Animation. It’s ability to breathe life, emotion and personality into stories is just unmatched by any other style of animation or even video production in general.

  • Explainer Videos

    Got some explaining to do? Well you might just want to consider an Explainer Video for your next brand video. Most audiences are turned off by advertising. Do I need to explain why? Anyway, why not try taking a different approach and simply explain your product or service without the salesy vibe. You’ll be pleasantly surprised what happens next.

  • Social Animations

    Hey followers, let’s engage! Social animations are a great option for keeping in touch with your audience on a regular basis with entertaining or informative content relevant to your industry. They also are very affordable so give it a try for yourself and watch your audience and engagement grow!

What our clients say

Eric O’Brien "This project has been a great collaboration of creative skill sets and we were thrilled to work with the team at Motionlab Animation Studios. The reaction to this piece has been outstanding. We couldn’t have asked for a better, or more timely outcome.” Eric O’Brien Creative Director, Digilante
Laila Takesh “Motionlab Animation Studios were great to work with. Nothing was ever too hard and even the most ridiculous deadlines were dealt with calmly and always met. Luke always had a solution and came up with great ideas to enhance the project.” Laila Takesh Producer, Lavender
Anton Blajer "For me, Motionlab Animation Studios has demonstrated experience in delivering quality animation and VFX work in a variety of styles and formats for multiple media. When considering any kind of media in this field, Motionlab are at the top of the list of partners I want to work with.” Anton Blajer Creative Director, OMG Creative
Mick Elliott “Luke and the team at Motionlab Animation Studios were brilliant to collaborate with on this very special animated film for Kids’ HelpLine. Their attention to detail, flexibility and creative instincts helped deliver a stunning end product.” Mick Elliott Producer, Nickelodeon
Chris Parker “Luke & the team at Motionlab Animation Studio are phenomenal. They deliver exceptional work, to budget & on time. They are very collaborative throughout the storyboarding process, which always leads to highly engaging creative. We will continue to work with them.” Chris Parker Managing Director, Awaken
Dirk Gollnow “Working with Motionlab Animation Studio this animation was an absolute pleasure! They were fun to work with, super professional and really understood us. The quality was nothing short of amazing! I couldn’t recommend them highly enough!” Dirk Gollnow Creative Director, HotelClub
Dominic de Beaujeu "We absolutely loved working with Luke and the team at Motionlab Animation Studio. The quality of work was outstanding and they really took the time to understood exactly what we were trying to achieve. We couldn’t be happier with the results and look forward to working with them again." Dominic de Beaujeu Creative Director, Coca-Cola Amatil
Geff Harper “Luke and the team at Motionlab Animation Studio are absolute experts in their field. Their creative animations are of the highest standard, they can work to a budget and are well organised, quick and efficient. I throughly recommend them.” Geff Harper Creative Director, Engaging Communications
Rebecca Chalmers “Thanks Luke - you've done a great job! The animations look amazing.” Rebecca Chalmers Producer, The Hallway
Sharlie Raymond We worked with Motionlab Animation Studio to create an animated video on cyber security inspired by Star Wars, and were really happy with the result! The team was easy to work with, responsive, and extremely talented. There is no doubt we will work with them again!’ Sharlie Raymond Marketing Manager, Outcomex

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do animation studios charge in Australia?

The cost of animation studio services in Australia varies depending on the complexity of the project, the style of animation, and the experience of the studio. However, as a general rule of thumb, you can expect to pay between $7,000 and $50,000 per minute for a high-quality animated video.

For a relatively simple 2D animation with limited attention to detail, you may be able to find an animation studio that will charge you as little as $7,000 per minute. However, if you are looking for a more premium product with more complex character animation, 3D animation and more attention to detail, you can expect to pay upwards of $50,000 per minute.

Most clients find that the sweet spot for animation studio services in Australia is in the $20,000 to $25,000 per minute range. This will give you a high-quality animated video without breaking the bank.

Here is a breakdown of the different factors that can affect the cost of animation studio services in Australia:

  • Complexity of the project: The more complex your project is, the more expensive it will be to produce. This is because complex projects require more time and resources to complete.
  • Style of animation: 2D animation is generally less expensive than 3D animation. This is because 2D animation is less complex and time-consuming to produce.
  • Experience of the studio: More experienced studios will typically charge more for their services. However, they will also be able to produce a higher-quality product.

It is important to note that the above prices are just estimates. The actual cost of your project will vary depending on your specific needs and requirements. It is always best to get quotes from multiple studios before making a decision.

What's included in the cost for an animated video production?

We offer a full suite of animation production services, from concept development to final delivery. This means that we can take care of every aspect of your project, from brainstorming ideas to creating the finished video.

We understand that some clients may want to contribute to the production process themselves, such as writing the script or producing the audio. This is perfectly fine, and we will adjust our costs accordingly.

If you choose to have us handle everything, our animation production process includes the following steps:

  • Concept development: We will work with you to develop a strong concept for your video. This includes brainstorming ideas, defining the goals of the video, and creating a brief for the rest of the production team.
  • Script writing: We will write a clear and concise script for your video. This script will serve as a blueprint for the entire production process.
  • Storyboard: We will create a storyboard for your video. This is a visual representation of the script, and it helps us to plan out the timing, pacing, and composition of each shot.
  • Style development: We will work with you to develop a unique visual style for your video. This includes creating concept art, character designs, and colour palettes.
  • Design: We will design all of the elements of your video, including the characters, backgrounds, and props.
  • Animation: We will animate your video using a variety of techniques, including 2D animation, 3D animation, and motion graphics.
  • Voice over: We will cast and record voice actors for your video.
  • Music: We will compose or select music for your video.
  • Sound effects: We will add sound effects to your video to bring it to life.
  • Mixing: We will mix the audio of your video to ensure that all of the elements are balanced and sound their best.

In addition to the above services, we also offer three rounds of revisions and a final video file in full high definition resolution in both uncompressed (MOV) and web-ready compressed (MP4) format.

We understand that every project is different, so we offer a customised approach to animation production. We will work with you to create a video that meets your specific needs and budget.

What's the process like working with Motionlab Animation Studios?

First, we get to know your project inside and out. We want to understand your specific goals, your target audience, and the key message you want to communicate. We also need to know what tone and style you’re looking for in your video.

Once we have a good understanding of your project, we’ll start writing the script. This is where we’ll craft the words that will tell your story and engage your viewers. We’ll make sure to include all of your key messaging and deliver it in a way that’s both informative and entertaining.

Next, we’ll create a rough storyboard. This is a visual representation of the script, and it helps us to plan out the timing, pacing, and composition of each shot. We’ll work with you to refine the storyboard until it’s perfect.

Once the storyboard is approved, we’ll start developing the original style treatment for your video. This includes creating concept art, character designs, and colour palettes. We’ll work with you to create a style that is both unique and visually appealing.

Once the style is finalised, we’ll start creating the illustration frames and required assets. This includes drawing all of the characters, graphics, and scenes. We’ll also create any other assets that are needed for the video.

Now comes the fun part! We’ll combine the storyboard, artwork, and voiceover to bring your video to life. We’ll carefully choreograph the movement of all of the elements to create a cohesive and engaging animated video.

Once the animation is complete, we’ll record the voiceover and add music and sound effects.

Finally, we’ll deliver your video file in a high-quality MOV and/or MP4 format.

We understand that every animation project is different, so we work closely with our clients to create videos that meet their specific needs and budget. We’re passionate about animation, and we love helping our clients to tell their stories in a visually engaging way.

How long does it take for Motionlab Animation Studios to make a video?

The amount of time it takes to make an animated video varies depending on a number of factors, including the length of the video, the complexity of the animation style, and the size and experience of the production team. However, as a general rule of thumb, most animated video productions take between 6 and 8 weeks to complete.

This timeline allows for enough time to complete all of the necessary steps involved in the production process, including:

  • Pre-production: This stage includes developing the concept for the video, writing the script, and creating storyboards.
  • Production: This is where the actual animation work is done, as well as any voiceover recording and sound design.
  • Post-production: This stage involves editing the video, adding any special effects, and finalising the audio mix.

Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. For example, a simple animated video with a straightforward concept may be able to be produced in as little as 3-4 weeks. On the other hand, a more complex video with a lot of characters and environments may take several months to produce.

If you have an important deadline that needs to be hit, tell us and we’ll let you know if it’s possible or not. In some instances, we can just increase our production team to get more done in less time.

What type of Australian companies does your animation studio work for?

We work with brands from all walks of life, from small businesses to large corporations, and across a wide range of industries, including:

  • Technology: We help tech companies explain their products or services in a clear and concise way using animation to showcase their innovative culture, and attract top talent.
  • Finance: We help financial institutions educate their customers about complex financial concepts using animated video to promote their products and services, and build trust and confidence.
  • Healthcare: Our animations have helped healthcare companies explain their medical procedures, educate patients about their health, and raise awareness about important health issues.
  • Sports and Entertainment: We create animations for sports teams and entertainment brands that engage their fans, promote their events, and tell their stories.
  • Startups: We help startups explain their products or services with animation in a clear and concise way, which they can use on their website, in social media marketing campaigns, and at pitch events.
  • E-commerce businesses: We help e-commerce businesses showcase their products and services in a visually appealing way using animated video. They can then can use these animations on their website and in social media marketing campaigns.
  • Educational institutions: Our animation studio helps educational institutions explain complex concepts in a fun and engaging way, which they can use in the classroom, on their website, and in social media marketing campaigns.
  • Non-profit companies: We help non-profit companies raise awareness about their causes and inspire people to donate or volunteer, by creating animated videos they can use on their website, in social media marketing campaigns, and at fundraising events.
  • Government Departments: We help Australian government departments communicate important information to the public, by creating animations they can use on their website, in social media marketing campaigns, and on television and radio.

We also have a global reach creating animation for brands all over the world, including the United States, Europe, and Asia. We’re proud of our ability to connect with clients from all over the globe and create animation that resonates with audiences everywhere.

We’re committed to creating animated videos that help our clients achieve their goals. We take the time to understand each client’s unique needs and then create a video that is tailored to meet those needs.

Contact us today to learn more about how our animation studio can help you engage with your audience, promote your brand, and achieve your business goals.

What styles of Animation does Motionlab Animation Studios create?

You name the style and we can make it. There’s no limits to our imagination and technical ability when it comes to animation. We can even mix styles together to make something truly unique. Having said that, here are the most popular animation styles our clients come to us for:

  • 2D Animation: This is the classic animation style that you see in cartoons and animated movies. It is flatter and more illustrative in style allowing which allows our artists to express their creativity without limitation.
  • 3D Animation: This is a more modern animation style that uses computer software to create three-dimensional characters and environments. It is often used in movies, video games, and commercials.
  • Motion Graphics: This is a type of animation that is used to create dynamic visuals for presentations, explainer videos, and other types of content. It often uses text, shapes, and symbols to create visually appealing and informative animations.
  • Explainer Videos: These are short animated videos that are used to explain complex concepts or products in a simple and easy-to-understand way. They are often used by businesses to market their products or services, or by educational institutions to explain difficult concepts to students.
  • Advertising Videos: These are animations that are used to promote products or services to consumers. They can be used on television, online, or in social media.
  • Social Media Animations: These are animated videos that are designed to be shared on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. They are often short and engaging, and they are designed to capture the attention of viewers and encourage them to share the video with their friends and followers.

In addition to these standard animation styles, we can also create custom styles to meet the specific needs of our clients. We take into consideration your brand identity, video goals, and style preferences when coming up with a style for you. No matter what your vision is for your video, we can help you to create it.

If you have a specific animation style in mind that is not listed above, please feel free to contact us. We are always happy to discuss new ideas and challenges.

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