What is Motion Graphics?

Motion graphics are moving media that incorporate creative elements such as text, illustrations, characters, 3d objects and photography. They're an ideal way to present a narrative, and can be used to advertise, entertain, inform or educate. They can be either 2D, 2.5D, 3D or be combined with live shot video footage, and can be anything from a GIF up to a HD streaming video.

They provide much more flexibility than a standard live action video and can be much more competitive in budget. Landscapes, characters and scenarios can be created in whatever way is dreamed up. What's possible is limited only by the imagination of the designer. 

Developments in technology, like faster internet connections and better screen resolutions, and increased expectations relating to the way content is created and delivered, means motion graphics have sky rocked in popularity in recent years.

Without realising it, you probably see motion graphics every day. It's difficult to watch TV or go online today without seeing motion graphics in one form or another. Some of the places you'll see them used include websites, apps, commercials, music videos and movies.



Motion graphics merge visual and auditory stimuli to breathe life into what would otherwise be static content. They transform the boring into interesting. If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, a motion graphic is worth a 1,000,000 words.

There's only so much you can get across in a single image and some messages are just too complex to convey in that image. Rather than have your audience click through pages of text and images, you can instead present them with everything they want in one short little video.

Motion graphics makes it easy for users to consume content. You want an audience to remember your message, and they're much more likely to if you present it in a concise memorable way. They capture your audiences attention and makes your subject stand out. There is also the potential for motion graphics to be shared on social media and for it to go viral and garner tens of thousands of views.

Motion graphics are no longer an option only for big companies with big budgets. They're now a viable, affordable option for smaller businesses too, who want a creative, eye-catching way to communicate with an audience.


Examples Of Motion Graphics

Motion graphics extend over many different platforms and have the potential to be used wherever your imagination may take you. Here are a few examples of where they can be used.

Explainer Videos


TV Advertising

Gadget Cover

Music Videos

Cher Lloyd - Produced at Mainframe


Aviva Life Insurance


God of War Logo Resolve

LIVE ACTIOn, GREEN SCREEN & Projection mapping

Agit8 - Nelson Mandela by Chiwetel Ejiofor


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