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Awesome animation

We specialise in healthcare, training and explainer videos. 
Get in touch today and let’s tell your story.


About us

We are passionate about taking dull content and making it fun. We make engaging and entertaining animated and whiteboard explainer videos that make people sit up and take notice.

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What our clients say about us
Waitārehu HoyleWaitārehu Hoyle
23:46 24 Jan 24
We recently had the pleasure of collaborating with Ben at Benchmedia, and the experience was excellent. From the outset, Ben displayed an admirable level of patience and understanding, which made the entire process smooth and enjoyable. His expertise was particularly evident when it came to addressing and respectfully pointing out discrepancies in our content that could have easily been overlooked.One of the most impressive aspects of Ben's work was his ability to take complex medical information and transform it into an engaging and easy-to-understand animation, specifically tailored for a Māori and Pacific audience. His keen insight into cultural nuances and ability to convey intricate details in a simplified manner was invaluable. The end product was not only informative but also resonated well with the intended audience, thanks to his thoughtful approach and dedication to inclusivity.Working with Ben was a great experience, and his professional yet approachable demeanour added greatly to our project's success. I highly recommend Ben and Benchmedia to anyone seeking to create impactful and culturally sensitive media content.
Gemma EdeGemma Ede
04:32 18 Oct 22
Great work, good output and an enjoyable and easy experience. Would definitely recommend Ben and the team for any animated video work.
Mark HathawayMark Hathaway
03:43 05 Jul 22
Ben was awesome to deal with for a corporate animated video we needed to explain one of our projects. We're based in Dunedin so liaised with Ben remotely which was no problem. We had a few issues at our end which forced a couple of changes after the first cut came through but Ben was always quick to make changes and send through various versions aswell as organising voice talent for us. We are keen to use Ben again for other projects around our business.
Jody jenkinsJody jenkins
02:27 05 Jul 22
Ben was brilliant to work with. Having not done anything like this before, he talked me through the process, was incredibly patient throughout the journey with us and met our deadlines without question. The created animation captured exactly what we were after and more! I will definitely use Benchmedia again!!
Anna WalkleyAnna Walkley
03:21 15 Feb 22
Ben was fantastic to work with. He listened well and it showed when he produced the animation that he understood what we were aiming to do. He was gracious, and allowed us the flexibility to be creative whilst reliably meeting deadlines. Would love to work with him again!!
Lisa ToiLisa Toi
22:08 16 Jan 22
As part of my role with Tu Whakaruruhau, I worked with Benchmedia in 2021 to develop an animated video to describe a new wellbeing service being implemented into GP clinics across New Zealand. Ben and the team made the whole process super easy and enjoyable - we were thrilled with the outcome and look forward to working with Ben again this year to develop more resources - Thanks Benchmedia!
Sue GriffinSue Griffin
20:20 20 Dec 21
Benchmedia did an excellent job, producing a series of five great quality videos for us promptly - with a sound understanding of the brief and the desired look and feel from our end. Benchmedia were responsive to deal with, efficient, and professional in their approach. Great job, I highly recommend.
Anthony McMahonAnthony McMahon
07:26 20 Oct 21
I really enjoyed working with Ben - he provided a clear brief, and then helped me refine what I needed, including all the changes (give me a beard... take the beard away!) that came up.I have more projects to do and will look to use Ben again.
21:25 09 Aug 21
Ben was great to work with. Responds quickly and produces a great product!
08:36 02 Sep 20
Health Navigator NZ worked with Ben Watson, from Benchmedia, to create two health literacy videos. We greatly appreciated Ben’s creativity, flexibility and guidance in creating these videos. His technical skill meant he was able to deliver just the kind of videos we wanted. He was professional in his dealings with us and he kept to all the deadlines. He was awesome to work with.
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Frequently Asked questions about our animated explainer videos

Are you open during the Covid-19 pandemic?

Yes! We are open and operating and can operate fully remotely.

What are animated videos good for?

Animation is the perfect method to tell any story- whether it’s for health and safety, staff training, health videos, internal communications, human resources, change management- you name it!

What styles of animation do you offer?

We offer a range of styles to suit your message. See our recent work for some examples.

How much does an an animated explainer video cost?

The exact cost will depend on the complexity of the video. Animated videos are much more affordable than “real life” videos – you can incorporate heaps of different locations, a variety of ethnicities and ages at a much lower cost than a big video shoot. Get in touch today for a free quote.

Is animation right for me and my organisation?

Yes! Animation is the perfect way to tackle any topic- no matter how dull! We specialise in making dull information fun.

Can you do medical and healthcare animated videos?

Yes we can! Our creative director Ben has a wealth of experience in the not for profit healthcare sector. Get in touch today!

Can you help us write a script for an animated video?

Yes! We offer a one stop shop for all things storytelling can do script writing or script refinement.

Can you incorporate our brand colours and font into an animated video?

Absolutely! At Benchmedia we fully understand the importance of being on brand and will incorporate your brand guidelines in any project.

Can you make avatars of some of our staff members?

Yes! Personalisation is a great way to engage your staff and get buy-in. Feel free to send us a photo on in and we will do our best to transform them into animated form!

Can youn include photos and real life videos in the animated video?

Yes we can! We can easily incorporate any existing assets into our animation.

How quickly can you turn around an animated video?

It depends a bit on the complexity of the video but generally we can turn a first draft around in a week. If you have a tricky deadline feel free to give us a shout – we will do our best to work something out!

Can you do subtitles & translations?

Yes we can!

I'm not in New Zealand - can you still help with animation?

Of course! We can work with you no matter where in the world you are – we can also source a local accent to suit your location. Get in touch today!

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