May 2022

Top 2D Animation Studios in Canada

2D animation provides businesses an enhanced opportunity to communicate with their customers and potential customers. In particular, 2D animation makes it easier to market a brand through explainer videos. The cost of 2D animation varies. The cost of a 60 second 2D animated video ranges between $3,000 and $50,000. In general, producing a 2D animated video costs businesses between $5,000 and $10,000.

Luckily, Canada has some of the best 2D animation company to hire. Use our list to find and connect with 2D animation company in Canada. Evaluate their case studies, project types, and client reviews to determine which company is the best fit for you.

List of the Best 2D Animation Companies in Canada

  • 1
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Ottawa, Canada

    With an impressively robust client list that includes names like WalMart, Simple Story Videos

    empowers brands with video production services. Founded on design-first principles, this Ottowa-based firm offers an emphasis on helping brands drive change.

    One example of Simple Story Videos’s experience is their work for Bell Canada, one of the world’s respected brands. Simple Story Videos helped them target their audience of customers with a complete reevaluation of their video strategy. This resulted in powerful engagement and an increase in perceived authority for them.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Simple Story Videos Reel

    Simple Story Videos Reel

    In our 10th year of business, we could not be prouder of the relationships, assets, visual stories that we have had a hand in developing. This reel is a celebration of some of our favourite projects to date.
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    Project with Shopify

    Project with Shopify

    Stories have shown to have a significant impact on the human mind. Good storytelling leaves people feeling connected and empowered to take action. The Art of my Confusion was a sonnet-inspired video series, and visual...
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    Blackcart

    Blackcart

    Blackcart brings together the best of both worlds with its easy-to-implement technology. We partnered with them to showcase their try-before-you-buy solution in a light, curious and sophisticated animated explainer video. 
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    Farmwave

    Farmwave

    Farmwave is a digital platform that enables growers and agri companies to access relevant, smart farming data in order to make better decisions. They leverage the power of Google’s AI through what they call the...
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  • 2
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    Signature Video Group is a studio based in Toronto that transforms the stories of their clients into video. They specialize in video production and content marketing, producing videos such as commercials, documentaries, branded videos, and more.

    One of Signature Video Group’s projects involved working with Cushman and Wakefields, a commercial real estate company. Signature Video Group produced a brand video that showcased the various spaces that the company offers.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Ode to Our People - OEC

    Ode to Our People - OEC

    Utilities company Oakville Enterprises Corporation keeps cities across Ontario running. But the people behind the scenes are the real superheros.  In this brand film, we followed the companies that make up OEC and...
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    Next Stop Taste - SWOTC

    Next Stop Taste - SWOTC

    We've been working with Southwestern Ontario Tourism to produce a series of documentaries called Next Stop Taste. Each episode featuresr a different region in Ontario and the amazing food, drink and accommodations it...
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    Draw the Line - Autodesk Sketchbook

    Draw the Line - Autodesk Sketchbook

    We worked with Autodesk Sketchbook to produce a series of short, documentary films that profiled some of the world's most prolific artists. Origin story, inspiration and the tools they use. We also created multiple TV...
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    The Next Level Chair - Nightingale

    The Next Level Chair - Nightingale

    We produced a series of videos to showcase the elegance, beauty and functionality of the NLC (Next Level Chair) collection. This included a launch sizzle, in-depth product demo's and social assets.
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  • 3
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Ottawa, Canada

    Their clients include major enterprise clients like Air Canada, but Ajax Creative is a video production agency that hasn’t lost its focus on innovation or creativity. This Canada-based firm helps organizations around the world focus their strategy for greater success.

    If you want to see how Ajax Creative helps brands communicate with their audiences in a unique and crowded space, look no further than their work for UOttowa. Ajax Creative helped them define a strategy for their audience to improve their reach.

    SERVICES
    • 90% Video Production
    • 10% Marketing Strategy
    Showreel

    Showreel

    As we embark on our mission to create emotionally compelling production, we want to show you our latest work. Our most epic scenes and beautiful moments. We hope you feel inspired, and are ready to push towards greatness.
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    Hellmann's - More Than Chefs...

    Hellmann's - More Than Chefs...

    We're recognizing the chefs, working every day to go above and beyond to bring quality, versatility and taste to their menu with Hellmann's®.
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    Air Canada - Back To Juno

    Air Canada - Back To Juno

    An emotional documentary, Back to Juno follows Henry Greenwood, one of the last living WWII veterans, as he returns to Juno Beach for the first time since D-Day. Courtesy of Air Canada, Henry and members from Ajax...
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    Frame My TV - 3D Video

    Frame My TV - 3D Video

    We thought we had colored TV's, but all we had was black and white, until now... A 3D video ad for Frame My TV
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  • 4
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $25,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    By The Booth simplifies the process of creating expertly crafted videos by asking thoughtful questions and designing thoughtful processes. Their video production work has been seen across a number of industries like consumer products and services, healthcare, and media.

    Working with the world’s best-known beverage Coca-Cola, By The Booth creating a 30-second video to promote their “Unlock Summer” campaign. The spot featured people enjoying various summer activities with a Coke and using their smartphone to unlock different surprises that added extra flare to those warm summer days.

    SERVICES
    • 80% Video Production
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Marketing Strategy
    Video Production for Coca-Cola

    Video Production for Coca-Cola

    By The Booth created the graphics in this advertisement for Coca-Cola. They included on-set VFX supervision, creative and fun visuals, and attractive graphics.
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    Video Production for Plan Canada

    Video Production for Plan Canada

    Inspirational short video for Plan International's Sponsor a Girl Program. Donors can help impoverished girls attend school and live in higher standards. 
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    Identos Better Is Possible

    Identos Better Is Possible

    We developed a story structure, tone of voice, visual language, and motion style that resulted in a beautiful & compelling viewer experience in the form of a high-level animated explainer video. 
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    Mercy Home For Boys & Girls

    Mercy Home For Boys & Girls

    Mercy Home’s evergreen campaign shares the impact a donation has by having kids tell their own stories in their own words about the difference Mercy Home had in their life. We developed these stories into emotional...
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  • 5
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Vallée-Jonction, Canada

    Oranje works with clients like Air Canada and Quebec Tourism to create video solutions that shine with web placement strategies. They specialize in corporate training and explainer videos for midmarket manufacturing and transportation companies.

    The Oranje team used their expertise in the manufacturing field to help steel bridge company Canam demonstrate their new solution to fixing railway spans in record time. Their solution was a video that could act as a sales tool by demonstrating a replacement project done in a single nighttime span.

     

    SERVICES
    • 95% Video Production
    • 5% Digital Strategy
    Tafisa - Karisma Product Launch

    Tafisa - Karisma Product Launch

    Inspirational video for the launch of the new Karisma Collection from Tafisa
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    Broan - Ai series Launch

    Broan - Ai series Launch

    1 of 3 videos for the new Ai series launch by Broan.
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    BMR - Release your Potential

    BMR - Release your Potential

    1 of 3 from a HR series of videos that is used to recruit for a hardware store chain in Quebec
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    Gelpac Corporate Video

    Gelpac Corporate Video

    Corporate video that is used to present Gelpac to different types of clients
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  • 6
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Mississauga, Canada

    VCM Interactive Inc. is a video production agency based in Canada and was founded in 2007. They have about 10 employees that specialize in video production to a wide range of clients mainly focusing on business services, manufacturing, and advertising & marketing industries.

    Giraffe Foods Inc. hired VCM Interactive Inc. to produce multiple food reels for their food sauces manufacturing company for marketing purposes in order to showcase custom solutions relevant to industrial, food service, meal kits, and more. The company uploaded the videos on their YouTube channel, website pages, and social media platform. As a result, the client saw traction and an increase in leads because of the reels. The team easily communicated and adhered to the timelines.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Demo reel

    Demo reel

    VCM demo reel featuring our video production and animation work. We create videos that work and enhance your marketing, sales and communications initiatives. VCM Interactive is a full service video production and...
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    3D Animation Showreel

    3D Animation Showreel

    A compilation of our technical 3D product animation and visualization work
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    Giraffe Foods Overview Video

    Giraffe Foods Overview Video

    Overview video for Giraffe Foods which specializes in crafting and manufacturing dips, sauces and dressings for the food industry.
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    3D Production Animation - Noggin...

    3D Production Animation - Noggin...

    3D animated product video showcasing the versatility of the Noggin GPR product - ground penetrating radar.
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  • 7
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Vancouver, Canada

    Your Story has provided video production solutions for huge names like Hublot as well as dozens of enterprise clients around the world. This Vancouver-based agency was founded on a will to be great and has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Aston Martin needed a powerful way to supercharge their strategy, they turned to Your Story. Your Story completely revamped their approach to highlight some of their most appealing elements and drive higher engagement and sales.

    SERVICES
    • 90% Video Production
    • 10% Marketing Strategy
    Your Story Agency - Video...

    Your Story Agency - Video...

    Insight into our flagship video product, "The Video Business Card". Watch our VBC here to see the impact that a simple 1-2 minute video can have on your business. Learn more about our agency and how we help businesses...
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    Fortuna Silver Mines - Lindero...

    Fortuna Silver Mines - Lindero...

    Fortuna came to us with five different mining operations around the globe, in Argentina, Peru, Mexico, West Africa, and Vancouver, to produce a series of cohesive videos to target potential investors in the company and in...
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    V-Tech Baby Monitors - Amazon Ad

    V-Tech Baby Monitors - Amazon Ad

    V-Tech, a global leader in electronic learning toys and cordless phones approached us with a problem they were having. All of their previous video content was too "feature-rich" and didn't convey a story effectively...
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    Hemlock Painting

    Hemlock Painting

    Hemlock Painting needed a way to attract a higher-end type of clientele. With a fresh rebrand and the implementation of a new brand marketing video on the home page of their website and launched across their social media...
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  • 8
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    10 - 49
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    func.media has experience working with Ikea, Walmart, and Huawei some of the biggest names in their industries. This full-service digital agency provides services in video production, social media marketing, and digital strategy to clients of various sizes and industries. The team also directs advertising campaigns through Facebook, Instagram, and social media influencers.

    One of func.media’s projects involved developing a video for Tunes Audio. Tunes Audio is an audio peripheral company endorsed by celebrities. Just 2 days after filming the video, it was published. The content has been Tunes’ most-watched video for over two years.
     

    SERVICES
    • 20% Digital Strategy
    • 20% Social Media Marketing
    • 20% Web Development
    • 40% Other
    we are func.media

    we are func.media

    We’re a full-service millennial run marketing firm - offering inventive, results-driven solutions that harness the highest immediate return in digital + social media. With core services anchored around digital strategy...
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    Saffron Road Website

    Saffron Road Website

    Sometimes it’s all about cooking up delicious digital solutions. Saffron Road is a food brand sold through 25,000 retail locations nationwide. We’ve produced an engaging digital journey to match a growing demand for...
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    From The Ground Up Commercial

    From The Ground Up Commercial

    Halen Brands, New Jersey-based CPG incubator and venture capital company, is known for disrupting the better-for-you salty snack category with emerging brands that challenge the status quo. From The Ground Up (and their...
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    No Boats On Sunday Website

    No Boats On Sunday Website

    No Boats on Sunday, owned by wine-conglomerate Andrew Peller, is a nationwide favorite from coast to coast. Customers old and new have brought that same passion towards an overhauled digital presence for the brand...
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  • 9
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $1,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    Keyring Media is a creative agency based in Toronto and was founded in 2008. They have about 10 employees that specialize in video production for corporations, SMEs, and nonprofit organizations.

    Empathy Inc. hired Keyring Media as an outsourced video production team for their media management consultancy company. They lead the production of various video projects, which mostly involve animation work. The client has been delighted with Keyring Media’s services — in fact, they commend them for always capturing the concept and key elements of each video. The team manages the work well and communicates seamlessly, allowing for an efficient workflow.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Maptual Explainer

    Maptual Explainer

    ODAIA wanted to showcase and explain its pharmaceutical-focussed insights tool in an animated environment. We created this 2D animated explainer video.
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    CMA Promo

    CMA Promo

    An example of 3d animation. 
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    Work History Questionnaire...

    Work History Questionnaire...

    Fun way to educate participants about the importance of study data.
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  • 10
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Montréal, Canada

    As an award-winning film production studio, Picture This Productions has made videos for the likes of NVIDIA and Concordia University. The studio not only handles film production but also broadcast video services, primarily for mid-market firms in the field of consumer products and services, creating videos such as corporate videos, branded videos, and documentaries.

    In one of their films, Picture This Productions produced a video that informed viewers about the navigation safety and its importance. The video was requested by LPA, a federal crown corporation.
     

    SERVICES
    • 80% Video Production
    • 20% Broadcast Video
    LPA

    LPA

    The LPA, a federal crown corporation, needed a promotional video to showcase what they do, and to educate the general public and the media on how navigation safety impacts and affects our everyday lives.
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    EMSB: Preparing for a Lockdown

    EMSB: Preparing for a Lockdown

    The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) needed English and French versions of a 20 minute animated emergency preparedness training tool that would help staff understand how to keep students safe and calm in crisis...
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    Concordia: Academic Integrity

    Concordia: Academic Integrity

    A live action and animated video highlighting the importance of Academic Integrity at Concordia University.
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    Rogers Cup Moment

    Rogers Cup Moment

    Rogers Communications came to us to create 15, 30 and 60 second video versions of a Rogers Moments. They had produced other videos on these special events, but this would be their first French language video at the...
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  • 11
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Montréal, Canada

    IND Films is an award-winning studio that caters to businesses in Montreal and New York. They are experts in video production, broadcast video, and corporate photography, serving clients ranging from small startups to large firms that work in the industries of advertising & marketing, non-profit, and IT.

    As an example of their work, IND Films produced a video series for Monsieur Cocktail, a bar in Québec. The video series featured interviews with celebrity chefs and mixologists.

    SERVICES
    • 80% Video Production
    • 10% Broadcast Video
    IND Films Reel

    IND Films Reel

    Some highlights of recent work.
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    Cuisine Futée

    Cuisine Futée

    Ad series for TV
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    FRELIGHSBURG EN HAUT

    FRELIGHSBURG EN HAUT

    Promotional video for real estate developement
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    Ogilvy Fall Collection

    Ogilvy Fall Collection

    A multiple award-winning video produced to showcase a Holt Renfrew - Ogilvy fall collection.
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  • 12
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    50 - 249
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    Dream Farm Studios clients include IBCAP, and they specialize in providing a design-centric approach to video production for their clients. With a focus on emphasizing the most vital elements of brand messaging, Dream Farm Studios was founded on forward-thinking principles in Toronto.

    When DISH Network needed a complete overhaul of their brand approach, they turned to Dream Farm Studios. The agency provided them with an end-to-end analysis of how they could make their approach more targeted, impactful and successful.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Semi Realistic 3D animation

    Semi Realistic 3D animation

    Set in 60 and 70s in America, this short 3D SemiReal animation depicts the story of illusionary Mafia group who are planning their next conspiracy to soften some arbitrary disputes between criminals.  This animation is...
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    3D Animation Nursery Rhymes

    3D Animation Nursery Rhymes

    Gone are the days where adults were the only consumers of the media. Nowadays, children are becoming frequent and experienced users of new technologies on the internet, especially in the field of Edutainment, where...
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    Animated Commercial Works

    Animated Commercial Works

    It seems like everybody is saying the same thing about animations: "a good animation should have a good story blah blah blah!" Indeed it is, but not always! Most animation studios spend a lot of their resources on...
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    Brand Character (Mascot) Design

    Brand Character (Mascot) Design

    For decades, brand characters, aka. mascots, have been creatively used by character design studios, marketers, and agencies as a brand visual identity facilitator. Effective mascots can strengthen the connection between...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Vancouver, Canada

    What do Central 1 Credit Union and BC Hydro have in common? They’ve both turned to Timelapse Film Media House for video production expertise. This Vancouver-based agency has already made major waves with work for enterprise clients and startups alike.

    When Yamaha launched a platform targeting their unique users, Timelapse Film Media House analyzed the entirety of their approach to create key features and design a strategy that would bring together all elements of the client’s brand. The result was a huge success, and continues to drive progress for the brand today.

    SERVICES
    • 60% Video Production
    • 20% Branding
    • 10% Advertising
    • 10% Other
    Demo Reel

    Demo Reel

    Yamaha - Make Waves

    Yamaha - Make Waves

    Create Your Escents

    Create Your Escents

  • 14
    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $10,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Toronto, Canada

    Recognizable brands like Tea Squared have employed Toronto Creatives to bring their video production needs to the next level. Based in Canada, Toronto Creatives was founded with a focus on helping brands evolve into their best, most user-friendly selves.

    When Buddha Leaf Tea needed a more impactful and effective video strategy for reaching goals nationwide, Toronto Creatives provided them with a focused strategy that continues to this day. Their strategy involved refining their client’s distinct voice as well as their visual profile to become more effective in a crowded digital space.

    SERVICES
    • 25% Video Production
    • 15% E-Commerce Development
    • 15% Social Media Marketing
    • 45% Other
    Tea Squared Brand Management,...

    Tea Squared Brand Management,...

    Tea Squared is the original leader in the tea revolution. Our team provides ongoing print and digital design support to this growing household name. Also, hands down our favourite matcha! In 2016 TorontoCreatives.com...
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    True Glue Branding

    True Glue Branding

    This forward-thinking Toronto Beauty brand is growing. True Glue’s success with a totally natual eyelash adhesive, along with thier crulty free 100% silk eyelashes fill the growing demand for organic and crulty free...
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    Coral Gables Country Club Website...

    Coral Gables Country Club Website...

    The Coral Gabels Country Club is a historical landmark in the city of Coral Gables, Miami. This historical building was restored to it’s current splendor by Toronto’s Liberty Entertainment Group. Liberty Entertainment...
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    MIN. PROJECT SIZE:
    $5,000+
    EMPLOYEE SIZE:
    2 - 9
    LOCATION:
    Delta, Canada

    Rocketwheel collaborates with enterprises and mid-market firms to provide video and marketing solutions. The team specializes in video production for clients in the fields of health care, business services, and advertising, creating videos such as explainers, corporate films, and testimonials.

    As an example of their work, Rocketwheel partnered with Studyo. Studyo needed an explainer video to provide information about their platform, and Rocketwheel produced a 2D animation to do just that.

    SERVICES
    • 100% Video Production
    Explainer Video Frame by Frame

    Explainer Video Frame by Frame

    Frame by frame animation takes around 5-6 weeks to complete even when only some of the scenes are done by hand (others vectorized). However every project like this is a welcome challenge for the team.
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    Hybrid motion graphics with stock...

    Hybrid motion graphics with stock...

    Mixing mediums is essential to great story-teller in 2022. In this case we didn't shoot the footage but mixed stock with iconography/motion graphics, to create a unique look for the client.
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    Camera shoot for liquor

    Camera shoot for liquor

    This was a submission to a commercial contest. Our videographer had a great idea so we decided to execute it - the result was victory. You can see the end product. Note: we werent hired by Black Label, even though of...
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    Inventory Optimization Explainer

    Inventory Optimization Explainer

    Mix of 2D animation with some frame by frame character parts. One of our favorite videos of 2021. Anything frame by frame takes more time, but the end result is wonderful.
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