Scientific & Medical Documentaries

Our Approach to Scientific Documentaries

At Random42 we work with all companies, small and large, on a huge array of projects. Our expertise in providing scientific documentaries and digital solutions has enabled us to collaborate with businesses from across the globe, producing impactful 3D animation for a wide variety of uses. We have over 70 talented and experienced animators and artists recruited from the film industry that work alongside our PhD-qualified scientists, making us the largest scientific digital agency with all work performed in-house. The result of this unique combination is a product that is of the highest cinematographic quality.

Our scientific knowledge and experience within the field ensure that our digital content is detailed and scientifically accurate. The high-end nature of our work and our familiarity with the production and film industry allow us to offer our animation services for documentary production to the film, TV, and news industries.

Our digital content brings to life the storytelling of a wide range of scientific components, processes, and diseases, making the science engaging, accessible, and credible. We have worked with National Geographic, Channel News Asia (CNA), Oscar-winning filmmaker Louie Psihoyos and director, Louie Schwartzberg, to name a few, on a selection of award-winning scientific documentaries. Our eye-catching scientific visuals have been tailor-made to support the scientific content of documentaries and films, taking the viewer on an immersive journey exploring complex scientific processes and topics in an easy-to-digest format. Our animations are a useful illustrative tool to aid in understanding and help represent the science in a visually captivating way, allowing the viewer to be engrossed in a powerful and impactful cinematic experience.

Scientific Documentaries
Animated Documentary Films

Examples of our Documentary Films

Our team has produced a great variety of digital content to support scientific and medical documentaries and films over the years. The following case studies are a selection of our most impressive work supporting scientific documentaries and films…

Disease Hunters

We created a series of scientific animations to support the content of the Disease Hunters documentary series. Channel News Asia created this three-part informative series to bring to life the storytelling behind deadly diseases, covering infectious viral, bacterial, and Mosquito-Borne diseases. Our animations feature throughout the three episodes and aim to help viewers visualize the science, encourage a more in-depth understanding, and provide a documentary experience of the highest cinematographic quality.

The three-part series first aired on CNA in November 2020 and is now available on-demand on the CNA website and YouTube channel. This showreel showcases some of the scientific animations included throughout the three episodes. You can watch the full episodes at the following links; Episode 1 – Disease Hunters: The Viral Menance, Episode 2 -Disease Hunters: Battle Against Bacteria, Episode 3 – Disease Hunters: Mosquito Hunters.

Disease Hunters Documentary

Random42 delivered medical animations that were cinematic and impactful. We were pleased with their execution of the brief and they regularly exceeded expectations with creative visual storytelling and stylish renderings of viruses, bacteria, and mosquito-borne diseases.

Series Producer of Disease Hunters, Channel News Asia.

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The Game Changers

The Game Changers is a documentary film about the advantages of a plant-based diet, exploring the truth behind the myth: that meat is necessary for protein, strength, and optimal health. It covers multiple success stories of plant-based athletes and refers to various scientific studies. Our animations bring to life the science behind a wide range of biological components and processes that are influenced by diet.

The film premiered at the Sundance Festival in January 2018 and is now available on Netflix and other digital platforms. The Game Changers is the Number 1 best-selling documentary of all time on iTunes.

The Game Changers
The Game Changers Film
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Medical Documentaries

Mysteries of the Unseen World

We worked with National Geographic to develop animation content that was featured in the IMAX film, Mysteries of the Unseen World, which is shown in science museums around the world. The scientific animations illustrate a journey from the visible scale down to the atomic level, describing how molecular machines could be developed in the future to treat cardiovascular conditions as well as genetic abnormalities within cells.

The animations were included in the TED Talk ‘Hidden Miracles of the Natural World’ by Louie Schwartzberg, the 2nd most popular TED Talk of 2014. The talk has received over 9.5 million views to date. The film is now available to watch on Amazon Prime Video.

Your team contributed the most in making the film the success it has turned out to be.

Producer, Mysteries of the Unseen World.

Mysteries of the Unseen World
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Digital Film Assets

Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi is a film about the mycelium networks which fungal colonies are composed of. The film details this fascinating underground network, which can heal and save our planet. Directed by Louie Schwartzberg and written by Mark Monroe, this eye-opening film highlights the intelligence of fungi and the solutions their kingdom offers in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.

We created various animations that were featured in this documentary-style film. The content produced illustrates the language of nature and both the beauty and intelligence of fungi. The film is available on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and iTunes.

Fantastic Fungi Netflix
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How can we help with Documentary Films?

At Random42, our team offers the skills, knowledge, and experience to bring to life any scientific or medical topic in an engaging format. Our expertise in creating scientific animation for documentaries and films gives us the vital industry understanding to assist any film project. All of our work is created bespoke by our talented in-house team, meaning we can work closely with our clients to make all storyboard ideas and concepts a reality, continually pushing our creative boundaries to new limits.

As an industry leader, we constantly strive to innovate and outdo ourselves in all of our projects. In the early stages of a project, our skilled team of PhD-qualified scientists produce scientifically accurate scripts and storyboards for review purposes, which are then turned into spectacular deliverables by our brilliant creative team of animators and designers. Every project is uniquely designed to enable clients to relay complex scientific information into a product that elevates scientific understanding.

How are scientific documentaries used?

  • News
  • Films
  • Advertisements
  • Television
  • Ted Talks
  • Conferences
  • Scientific events
  • Interviews
  • Education
Uses of Scientific Documentaries

If you are looking to create a scientific documentary, or need scientific digital content then our expert team can offer the perfect tailor-made solutions. Whether you want to develop animation content for films, TV, news, or events, Random42 can produce engaging, purposeful, and scientifically accurate digital assets that can support your project. Get in touch with our expert team for a consultation to explore your documentary film.


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