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Contrary to popular belief, Australia is quickly reclaiming it’s position as an integral part of the digital arts and video game development industries. 

Whether it be Luma, Iloura, Animal Logic or Method Studios blowing the minds of hundreds of viewers in cinemas around the globe. Addictive games like Crossy Road and Fruit Ninja being developed by Hipster Whale and Halfbrick Studios. Or the small screen magic being cast by Alt VFX, Cutting Edge and Rotor Studios. The projects being developed in Australia are broad and require artists with equally varied skill sets, experience and backgrounds.

We’ve gathered up a short list of some of the biggest CG and digital art studios in Australia, as well as their studio locations, some of their biggest work and (where available) what they are currently working on.

So, when you’re ready, hit that “Jobs” button and send them some of your best work.

 

ALT VFX – VISUAL EFFECTS STUDIO

Location – Brisbane and Sydney

Notable Works – Honda, Toyota and NAB advertisments

 

ANIMAL LOGIC – DIGITAL STUDIO (ANIMATION, VFX AND DESIGN)

Location – Sydney, Vancouver and Los Angeles

Notable Work – The Avengers: Age of Ultron, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Prometheus

In Production – Lego Batman Movie

 

CUTTING EDGE STUDIOS – VISUAL EFFECTS AND POST PRODUCTION STUDIO

Location – Sydney, Brisbane and The Gold Coast

Notable Work – Advil, Toyota and KFC advertisments

 

HALFBRICK STUDIO – INDIE VIDEO GAME DEVELOPERS

Location – Brisbane

Notable Work – Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride

In Production – Fruit Ninja VR

 

HIPSTER WHALE – INDIE VIDEO GAME DEVELOPERS

Location – Melbourne

Notable Works – Crossy Road

 

ILOURA – ANIMATION AND VISUAL EFFECTS STUDIO

Location – Melbourne and Sydney

Notable Work – Game of Thrones, Mad Max: Fury Road, Ted

In Production – Ghostbusters

 

LEAGUE OF GEEKS – INDIE VIDEO GAME DEVELOPERS

Location – Melbourne

Notable Work – Armello

 

LUMA PICTURES – VISUAL EFFECTS AND ANIMATION STUDIOS

Location – Santa Monica and Melbourne

Notable Work – Deadpool, Antman, The Avengers

 

METHOD STUDIOS – VISUAL EFFECTS AND POST PRODUCTION STUDIO

Location – USA, UK, Canada, Sydney and Melbourne

Notable Work – Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor, Iron Man

In Production – Doctor Strange

 

MIRAGE VFX – VISUAL EFFECTS AND ANIMATION STUDIO

Location – Sydney, Singapore and Bangkok

Notable Works – Lord of the Rings, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Kong

 

RISING SUN PICTURES – VISUAL EFFECTS STUDIO

Location – Adelaide

Notable Work – X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Great Gatsby, Gravity

 

TANTALUS MEDIA – INDIE VIDEO GAME DEVELOPERS

Location – Melbourne

Notable Work – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

 

YAK AND CO – INDIE VIDEO GAME DEVELOPERS

Location – Melbourne

Notable Work – Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise

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That is just some of the studios working on amazing and exciting things right here in Australia. As you can see, the local industry is healthy and gets stronger and stronger as local artists graduate studio ready.

Kevin Nice

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