Animation for Science Communication

Explaining complex, technical ideas and information quickly and in simple terms requires a methodical and detailed approach. But to make it engaging and compelling requires imagination and creativity. Animation combines these to enable you to communicate big picture research, fast and clearly to everyone.

We understand that science communicators are often spread over several campaigns with tight schedules and need a responsive creative service. With our proven 5 stage process you can relax and know the hard work is being taken care of for you.

We have helped leading science organisations, including CSIRO, DATA61, Geoscience Australia, Science Technology Australia, and several Cooperative Research Centres, to communicate with confidence to the public, stakeholders, businesses and policymakers.

Redboat's 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.

As an an experienced science-communication provider and a proud member and sponsor of the Australian Science Communicators Association, we understand the complexities of balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders, public interest and government agencies.

We’re proud to help Australia’s scientists and science communicators make important research, concepts and information accessible and interesting for everyone.

What do our clients say about our science communication animation?
  • "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."

For science communicators
  • 1 page Science Communication Animation Checklist

  • 15 action items to kickstart the creative process

  • What you need to know to get an accurate quotation


Recent Science Work

Want to see more of our work? View our full portfolio!


The 5 Stages Process

to delivering brilliant animated videos.

  • Read this before spending any time or money on animation.
  • The 5 stages we go through together, to ensure you get the best results from your animation.
  • The deliverable assets we give you at each stage so you can see work in progress, provide feedback, and know the project will be delivered on schedule.

Kind words from our clients

"Redboat helped us to create an online animation for interested parties to lean about Marine Zoning. We had a short turnaround time and very specific requirements, which did change at our end during the course of the project. The team at Redboat were wonderful. They offered suggestions to improve the process along the way, never seemed phased by last minute changes and were generally a pleasure to work with. We were thrilled with the end product. I’d highly recommend their services."  

Vivienne Sykes
Brand and Content Manager - Parks Australia
Department of the Environment and Energy

"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

"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

"Did an 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

Awards & nominations

Australian Effects & Animation Festival

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


Australian Effects & Animation Festival

Finalist for VFX Commercials Award at the 2003 Australian Effects & Animation Festival, with 'Tic Tac TV Commercial'.


Promax LA

Winner of Best Animated Idents Promax LA Award for Best Animated Ident with 'Singapore TV Channel Idents'.


Australian Effects & Animation Festival

Finalist for Titles, Idents & Stings Award at the 2002 Australian Effects & Animation Festival, with 'Sour Grapes Film Festival Titles'.


Australian Effects & Animation Festival

Finalist for 3d Animated Commercials Award at the 2002 Australian Effects & Animation Festival, with Emirates Airlines TV Commercial.