Most people don't understand complex scientific ideas.

We turn complex research, concepts and information into clever, bite-sized, easy to digest and visually engaging animation.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Animation for Science Communication.

Redboat is an experienced science-communication provider and a proud member and sponsor of the Australian Science Communicators Association.

We’re experts in turning complex ideas and information into easy to digest, smart and engaging animation. We have helped leading science organisations, including CSIRO, DATA61 and Geoscience Australia, communicate with confidence to the public, stakeholders, businesses and policymakers.

Our work has helped a front cover Nature Journal paper engage an even wider audience and engage policymakers with important science. Our science communication animations have been picked up and hosted on several major news sites (Fairfax, etc), massively increasing reach.

We understand the complexities of balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders, public interest and government policy. We also know that communication managers and professionals are often spread over several campaigns with tight schedules and don’t have the time to manage suppliers.

We provide an easy to work with, self-managing end-to-end service, from concept and script development to final delivery. Our checklists, strategy consultation and script development templates make getting the process started easy.

Our proven 5 stage process removes the risk of investing weeks of your valuable time and budget on uncertain outcomes.

We can develop effective creative solutions to suit a range of budgets, with an option to fast-track production. Our work and processes meet the highest standards and all deliverables include captions and AD transcripts for WCAG 2.0 compliance. All our clients get unlimited client support between 8am-7pm, with the option of 24/7 priority phone support.

We’re proud to help our scientists and science communicators make important research, concepts and information accessible and interesting, to help our civilisation do better.

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Our science communication clients say:

The animations were the point of the wedge in generating public interest.

Opened the doors for interested people to dig deeper, read the tech paper and data.

Helped bring the scientists and senior executives together.

Created an interest factor that was difficult to derive from the Nature paper itself.

The animation was picked up and hosted on several major news sites (Fairfax, etc).

The animation was great for engaging with ministers offices.

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"We used Redboat to tell a complex story in a short animation. We were completely happy both with the result – it make quite an impact at the time and is still being used successfully – and with the professional way in which Adrian interacted with the team in developing and fine-tuning the brief. I enthusiastically recommend his work generally and have done to others who might be looking for similar services."

Mike Grundy, Research Director - CSIRO

"...fantastic, great value work and his flexibility and commitment to always do the right thing by the job and to ensure the very best outcome is to be admired..."

Jamie Webster , Creative Director - Xavier Advertising

" exceptional job on a recent extremely complex and high profile 3D animation project. If you need a highly committed person, Adrian is the right person."

Cristiano Alarcão, Producer - Massive Interactive

"...successfully manages the fine balance between pushing the boundaries for the client while keeping the artist happy and sane."

Julian Tylney Taylor, VFX Supervisor - Bold VFX

"Adrian King is one of the best producers I know. He is a straight shooter with excellent communication skills and an even temperament."

Nigel Haslam, Senior Animator/VFX Artist


Finalist - Australian Effects & Animation Festival 2017

Finalist for Animated Commercials with 'The All New Hino 500 Wide Cab' 30 second 100% 3D animated TV commercial

Winner - Promax LA 2002

Winner of Best Animated Idents Promax LA Award for Best Animated Ident with 'Singapore TV Channel Idents'. (Animated by Adrian King).

Finalist - Australian Effects & Animation Festival 2002

Finalist for Titles, Idents & Stings Award at the 2002 Australian Effects & Animation Festival, with 'Sour Grapes Film Festival Titles'. (Designed, produced & directed by Adrian King.

Finalist - Australian Effects & Animation Festival 2003

Finalist for VFX Commercials Award at the 2003 Australian Effects & Animation Festival, with 'Tic Tac TV Commercial'. (VFX supervision & direction by Adrian King)

Finalist - Australian Effects & Animation Festival 2003

Finalist for 3d Animated Commercials Award at the 2002 Australian Effects & Animation Festival, with Emirates Airlines TV Commercial, (Produced & animated by Adrian King)