Karactaz Animation creates animated content for Film, Television, Games, Commercials and any Digital platform.
Our work aims to capture the very "essence" of the Characters, Effects and Environments that we bring to life.
Karactaz can create original designs & styles for new pilots. In 2010, Karactaz created new styles for Fox, Spike TV, Marvel, Blizzard & Ambience Entertainment. Karactaz has the technology pipeline and skillset to turn your pilots into episodic series.
Karactaz can add real value to Game Cinematics, by providing advanced character animation, high detailed rendering and visual effects not possible directly within the game engines.
Karactaz has produced in excess of 250 television commercials over the last 10 years. We have worked on commercials in NZ, Australia, Asia & the UK. Wherever you are in the world, lets help create your next animated commercial or video presentation.
MOTION COMICS & GRAPHICS
Karactaz Motion Comics uses real 3D technology to bring comics to life. Animating in an ultra-limited way. Motion Comics make "watching a comic" a lot of fun. Latest project; SUPERMAN RED SON - DC Comics and Warner Premiere Digital - is available to download through iTunes in many regions.
We also use this motion graphic style for some commercial spots.
Complex & detailed character modelling, rigging & texturing.
Advanced CGI animation suitable for TV, Film & Game Cinematics.
Karactaz started as a traditional animation house & we still provide this service today.
Wow! your audience through Cinematic quality stereoscopic 3D. Get your 3D glasses ready!
2D & 3D ILLUSTRATION
High quality 2D & 3D illustration suitable for all print & digital campaigns.
Animation Director and Founder Discuss with Dylan about Art, Craft and Direction of the Animation. Dylan is an experienced Animation Director with 20+ years in the industry.
Executive Producer Discuss with Greg the Business of Animation. Greg manages contracts, proposals, budgets, schedules, finance, technology and the successful delivery of all of our productions.
Our crew expands between 15-20 specialist staff from concept artist, storyboard artists, modelers & riggers, CGI character animators, CGI effects animators, lighters & renderers, and production staff.
Karactaz Animation is an award-winning animation production studio based in Wellington, New Zealand with a business management head office located in Sydney, Australia.
Our company name is pronounced “Characters” because we believe character drives story, and story gives us a great reason to do what we do best - Character Animation. Over the 12-year lifespan of the company, the studio has produced in excess of 250 television commercials. We now focus on longer form productions where we are currently developing concept art and CGI Assets for two 26 episode TV series and recently we completed the successful full production of Disney's Talking Friends series.
We have worked with some of the largest companies in the entertainment industry, and some small independent producers - and we are always looking to help create award winning animated productions for everyone we work with.
Some of our past clients and projects include;
-DISNEY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT (US) where we produced a 30 min CGI Series “TALKING FRIENDS”
-FOX NETWORKS (US) where we produced a 9 min prime time 3D CGI TV pilot titled “HEEL”
-WARNER PREMIERE DIGITAL (US) where we produced a 60 min Motion Comic titled “SUPERMAN: RED SON”
-ACTIVISION (US) where we produced in-game cinematics for the PlayStation/Xbox game “BLOOD DRIVE”
-SPIKE TV (US) where we produced a 3D CGI animated TV show called “LOS ANGELES”
-LIFE TECHNOLOGIES (US) where we produced 48 mins of 2D animated corporate video training
Contact us today and we look forward to discussing how we can help you on your next animated project.
Level 26, 44 Market St
+61 2 9089 8790
STUDIO (By appointment only)
Level 3, 33 Cuba Street
Wellington, NEW ZEALAND
+64 4 974 6544
JOBS (Send CV with full contact details)
2013 SHOW REEL
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Our current REEL showcasing some of the great campaigns we've created...