Choosing the best video production company in Melbourne for your project can be a daunting task. This article will provide you with Melbournes best video production companies for all types of videos and budgets.
So…where should we start?
Though your video project will specific to you, most video production companies in Melbourne are not specialists in any one kind of video production type.
So if you need a video made about a product your selling e.g. a fridge. It’s not necessary to find the video production company that specialises in fridge videos. You’re more likely to get an eye-roll than your hands on a fridge specific show reel.
What will start to differ from company to company is the level of production value that you can expect your final video to have based on your budget.
Some companies on this list will only be able to accomodate you if your budget is above 10k, some if your budget is 5k+ and others if your budget is 1k+.
- Know your budget.
- Take a look at Melbourne’s best video production companies below and if you like the kind of content any of them have made simply ask them what it cost to make it.
- If you can, provide them with an example of a video that you like and ask them what it might cost to make something similar.
Below is our list of video production companies based in Melbourne for all budget types. Between them, you can have made for you a cinematic television commercial or basic testimonial video for your website.
At number 1! We have Melbourne video production legends Monster & Bear based in Melbourne’s inner north.
Monster & Bear have built their reputation on creating cinematic and exquisitely engaging video productions and brand videos for Melbourne and Australian based brands and agencies.
Efficient work flows and clear communication across pre-production, production and post-production phases (including 2D and 3D animations) have made Monster & Bear Melbourne’s go to video production company for brand videos and television commercials.
If you have the budget, you can pat yourself on the back for having chosen Monster & Bear as your video production house.
- Agency & Partnership Video Production, Brand Videos, Brand Documentaries, Television Commercials, Animation Videos (3D and 2D)
Perfect For: Agencies, Brands with a national audience, Universities, NGO’s, Government Departments and Local Councils, Banks, Technology Companies, Schools.
Monster & Bear’s clients include: Tourism Victoria, Nando’s, Victoria University, Bunnings, Movember, Beyond Blue and AFLW
Take a look at Monster & Bear’s most recent showreel below:
A Melbourne video production company for the rest of us!
Video Outcomes are there for Melbourne based brands and businesses that need quality video production done on a budget (think under 3K) yet still want to maintain high branding standards while efficiently creating videos that can be used for multiple purposes including for websites, social accounts and for paid social ads.
Video Outcomes specialise in social and corporate videos including brand videos, promotional videos, story based interview videos, testimonials, advertisements and events video productions.
They are known for their their facility to be able service clients with both higher and lower budgets by bridging the gap between videographer and video production company.
Not only do Video Outcomes create great looking videos but they also have an exceptional understanding of how to optimise them for additional uses such as for paid campaigns, videos for use on websites and which videos will assist with your website’s SEO.
All of Melbourne.
- Homepage Videos & Business Videos
- Social Campaign Content for Businesses
- Interview & Testimonial Videos
- Event Videography
Perfect For: small to medium businesses, large businesses without a full-time content department, videos for their website or socials, interview videos, testimonial videos, training and
Below is Video Outcomes to help you get a better understanding of the kinds of videos they can make for you. You can contact them here if you have a project you would like to discuss or to get a bespoke quote.
Stanley & Morph is a dynamic, multi-award winning, full service commercial and brand film video production company Melbourne, Australia.
Stanley & Morph specialise in live action, animation, video editing, 360 video, TVC and narrative film and television.
We are a creative bunch, and our services ranges from initial concept through production as well as all aspects of post video production Melbourne.
Stanley & Morph are creative, smart, organised as a flexible video production company based in Melbourne.
THey have heaps of experience across corporate, narrative and brand video shoots being described as a “pleasure to work with providing results that exceeded expectations!”.
- Corporate Documentaries
- Narrative Video Production
- Seminar and Conference Videos
- Animated motion design
Perfect For: Agencies, Small and Large Brands
Take a look at one of their animation videos below!
4. Bengar Films
Founded in 2009 by creative director Ben Gartland, BENGAR is a leading Melbourne based video production company, creating award-winning Television Entertainment, Advertising and Digital Art installations.
BENGAR is a full service production partner, focused on connecting with people in an authentic way.
They want audiences to feel what it is to belong, to be excited and moved to actually do something.
Bengar have an impressive client list including having worked with people at AGL, ANZ, Telstra, Australia Post, The Australian Ballet, Ferrari, Transurban, Mirvac, Sunbeam Foods, and other marquee brands to improve their brand perception.
BENGAR offer clever and creative, high production value video productions with agile teams.
- Branded Video Content
- Advertising videos
Perfect For: Agencies, Corporates, Medium and Large businesses. Higher end brands and brands with a budget.
Take a look at a sample of Bengar Film’s Video work below.
5. MILK Video
MILK are an award winning team of videographers with over a decade of experience in all aspects of film, television and advertising.
Having worked on every set imaginable. From small intimate talking heads, to big budget sets for network television MILK’s journey has taken them all over the world.
From the offices of local Geelong businesses, to the villages of the Himalayas, to the boardrooms of industry leaders in Hollywood.
MILK not only know what makes a great video, but we know how to get to the heart of your message, and also how to promote it afterwards.
THey truly are a one stop shop when it comes to spreading your message and telling your story.
Location: 3/10 Lambert Ave, Newtown VIC 3220
- Small Business Videography
- TV and Cinema Advertising Video
- Branded Videos
Perfect For: Small businesses.
See the video below for a sample of Moment 2 Moment’s corporate videography work5
Pixel3 are a Melbourne-based video production studio offering end-to-end film-making services Australia-wide
An experienced and talented team that have been producing powerful promotional videos, training content, event videography and animations all across Melbourne for more than ten years bringing expertise and energy to every production partnership.
Their video productions inspire, educate and engage while making the most of your video production budget.
Excellent quality footage, clear production values and crystal clear audio. You’ll be in safe hands with Pixel3 as your next Melbourne video production company.
- Corporate Video Productions
- Major Event Video
- Healthcare Video Productions
- Product Videos
Perfect For: SME’s, Large Corporates, Conference and Event Coverage, Promotional Videos
Take a look at their website reel video to get an idea what they’re about and the kinds of videos they can make for you.
PurpleMonky are a Melbourne video production company with a digital edge.
Their talented filmmakers produce high-end cinematic corporate videos and work alongside a digital development team with a focus on expertly publishing your videos through websites, apps and social media channels.
PurpleMonky started in 2009 with a group of friends and a shared passion for film and creativity and their work has consumed their lives ever since!
They offer complete creative services including camera operators, directors and editors.
- Video Production
- Corporate Videos
- Event Videos
- Advertising Videos,
Perfect For: Medium to Larger Businesses and Brands, Not-For-Profits, Government Agencies requiring video.
Take a look at their video production showreel video below:
8. Dream Engine
Dream Engine are a video production company offering corporate video production services and have been creating video content for over 18 years in Melbourne. Though they are a production company they offer services from freelance camera operators all the way through to end-to-end corporate video production.
- Corporate Video Production
- Corporate Event Video
- Training Videos
- Corporate Animation Videos
Perfect For: Any sized Melbourne based business across the following industry sectors – Technology, Health, Government, Automotive and Education.
Take a look at an example of their expertise in their showreel video below:
- Corporate Video Production
- Business Videos
- Talking Head Videos & Interviews
- Staff Training Videos
- Explainer Animations
Perfect For: SME’s, smaller brands; testimonial videos; event coverage videos.
Working from their Melbourne based studio, Creativa is a team of full-time, in-house content professionals with decades of combined experience in video production, animation production and new media production.
Whether it is heartwarming videos that connect people, delightful animations that inspire customers, or personalised and interactive multimedia experiences that level up your audience engagement, Creativa’s talented team of creatives can help you realise your video production goals.
For the team at Creativa, it is not just about the final edit and deliverable, it is about your video production and animation journey.
Founded in Melbourne in 2009, Creativa has grown to become one of Australia’s most innovative animation and video production studios.
That’s why clients love to work with them. Creativa work to learn your story, understand your problem, and collaboratively – with you, and with their team – help to provide a creative solution.
From straight corporate video production to clever and concise animated videos, Creativa are ready to help you shape and tell your story.
Creativa’s past clients include: Asahi, Jetsar, Australian Super, QBE
- Corporate Videos
- Television Commercials
- Animation Video Productions
- Interactive, Training & Promotional Videos
Perfect For: SME’s, Large Brands looking to skip the Agency busy bodies.
Take a look at Creativa’s banner showreel below:
Honourable mentions and Melbourne based video production companies we will be adding into the future include:
Melbourne is by no means short of incredible content creators and video production companies that can create incredible videos and content for your business, brand or agency. Choosing the right video production company is going to come down to 2 questions:
- What are you looking to make?
- What is your budget?
Do I need a video production company or should I hire a videographer?
This all depends on what you’re looking to make and what your budget is.
Having clear expectations regarding what you’re looking to spend and what you want the quality of your end result to look like is paramount.
Sometimes there is a real disconnect between what kind of video people want to have made and what people want to spend. Being realistic is key to getting the most out of your video production company.
The easiest way to get an understanding of what your video will cost is to send your video production company an example. Better yet, ask them what a video from their own portfolio cost to make. Here’s some further reading on the price of video production and videography in Melbourne.
A video production company in most cases should be discussing:
- pre-production items such as creative development, script development, and other items including location scouting. You should not expect this process to be free of charge (as is more likely with a when using a videographer).
- Production items including lighting, set design, actors and make-up with specific individuals as director, producer and cinematographer.
- Post-production items including animations, motion graphics multiple edit reviews.