Looking for a top visual effect studio in Australia?

If you've ever watched a Jurassic Park movie and wondered at how real the dinosaurs appeared or cringed as a dragon flew and breathed fire in Game of Thrones, then you've experience stellar visual effects (VFX). This computer-generated imagery (CGI) takes a scene in a video and adjusts the image to create an alternate reality. It's how actors can stand in front of a blank, green screen to record but the audience sees them in a spectacular location.

If your next video project requires VFX and you need more than out-of-the box animation and compositing software, find a visual effects studio on The Manifest.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top visual effect companies in Australia. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best Australia Visual Effect Studios

  • 1
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    St Kilda Australia

    Dream Engine is a video production and marketing strategy firm based in St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 2001, their team of 5 serves clients in the advertising, and education sectors. Services include corporate video, motion graphics, and filming.

    Clients
    The Good Guys
    IBM
    Infosys
    BBC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Dream Engine created a video for a dementia research organization. It created a sense of emotional engagement and the team was considerate throughout the process.

    “Everything surprised me in a lovely way.” – Communications Manager, Dementia Organization,

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  • 2
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Marrickville Australia

    Fat Salmon is a Sydney-based video production firm founded in 2015. Their team of approximately 5 employees handles all aspects of production, like scripting, filming, and visual effects. They create all kinds of videos, including explainer films and commercials.

    Clients
    Careerone
    Romance Was Born
    The Australian Institute of Management
    Notable Project

    Fat Salmon created promotional explainer videos for a telecom-focused SaaS. They delivered two video pieces to explain the functionality and distinct architecture of the client's software. The finished videos have enabled the client to pitch their solution to companies.

    "They are young and dynamic with fresh creative ideas, and they deliver very high-quality work for a reasonable price." — Executive Director, Telecom-Focused Marketing SaaS

  • 3
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Surry Hills Australia

    Global Pictures is a creative production agency headquartered in Surry Hills, Australia. Founded in 2007, it has 7 employees and specializes in video production.

    Clients
    Toyota
    Lowes Menswear
    NSW Government
    TAFE
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Global Pictures produced an internal corporate video for a law firm that explains their performance review process. The team wrote the brief, determined the target audience, and created the video. The client received positive feedback and saw an increase in staff participation. 

    “There was really positive internal feedback regarding how professional and engaging the video was, and significantly more staff members are using the review process now. We’ll definitely use Global Pictures again and recommend them to others.” –Learning and Development Advisor, Law Firm

  • 4
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Dural Australia

    Founded in 2016, Sydney Video Producer is a video production, broadcast video, corporate photography, and content marketing company based in Sydney. They primarily work with midmarket and enterprise-level clients. 

    Clients
    Bendigo Bank
    Kellogs
    Experian
    EY
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A law firm hired Sydney Video Producer to make several videos for TV and online advertising campaigns. The videos helped the client get new leads. 

    "They were excellent." – Marketing Manager, Law Firm

  • 5
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Bowen Hills Australia

    Sky Jellyfish Video Production is a video production firm based in Bowen Hills, Australia. Founded in 2009, their team of 6 serves clients of all sizes. Services include commercial video, corporate video, filming, and directing.

    Clients
    Your Creative Frequency
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sky Jellyfish Video Production created a promotional video for a life coaching company. The team’s work bodes well. They were organized and collaborative throughout the project.

    “Their friendly, professional approach made me feel like nothing was too much trouble.” – Creative Director, Life Coaching Company

  • 6
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Campbell Australia

    PixelSavvy is a boutique design agency founded in 2019 in Canberra, Australia. With a compact team of about 5 employees, they specialize in graphic design, branding, video production, and more for small businesses. 

    Clients
    Oppida
    Planet Media
    Crux Media
    Notable Project

    PixelSavvy created two animated logos for an e-learning agency that needed them done swiftly. The client appreciated their responsiveness and how easily they understood project needs.

    "The two logos commissioned were returned quickly and to a high standard." – Founder & CEO, E-Learning Agency

  • 7
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Baulkham Hills Australia

    Tiny Giants Co is a creative branding company based in Los Angeles with offices in Baulkham Hills, Australia, and in Düsseldorf, Germany. The company, founded in 2006, has a team of around ten that provides, among others, branding, video production, and digital strategy services to small and midmarket companies and institutions.

    Clients
    Hillsong
    AACO
    Baxter Health Care
    87 North
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A pharmaceutical company hired Tiny Giants Co to create compelling digital assets -- a three-minute video and a two-minute 2D animated video -- that tell patients' stories and how the company is patient-centric. Tiny Giants Co delivered the digital assets within three-week timeframe and exceeded the company's expectations in terms of the quality.

    "They are always highly creative, very organized, respond well to the brief and are empathetic and caring when working with patients and their families." - External Relations Manager, Pharmaceutical Company 

  • 8
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Northcote Australia

    Floodlight Media is a full-service video and content production company that was founded in 2015. Their team is headquartered in Northcote, Australia, with offices in Adelaide, Australia, as well. They offer video production, content marketing, and advertising to mostly small businesses.

    Clients
    Tesla
    AFL
    Virgin Australia
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Floodlight Media created a 2-minute video for a social media campaign for an education company. It required on-location shooting, stock footage, and animation for branding. The video received praise from the client's executive leadership.

    "They ... prioritize capturing quality footage, with an efficient and friendly crew." – Executive, Education Company

  • 9
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Mona Vale Australia

    Launched in 2007, quickclips video production is a video production company. The agency specializes in video production and has a small team. The agency is based in Mona Vale, Australia and Palm Cove, Australia.

    Clients
    Google
    LinkedIn
    Westfield
    Chupa-Chups
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An online conference organizer partnered with quickclips video production in order to make quick edits to an existing video they had to make viable for a promotional opportunity.

    "Alvaro was extremely helpful and put my mind at ease."

  • 10
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Albert Park Australia

    REIMAGINE FILMS is a media production company based in Albert Park, Australia and founded in 2010. Their team of fewer than five employees partners with mostly mid-market companies in a large number of industries to provide video production services. 

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Partnering with a national science agency, REIMAGINE FILMS developed a series of videos as part of a critical business review. The videos demonstrated a strong grasp of scientific concepts and are now used as marketing tools. 

    "The review was very successful, and a part of that was because of the delivery of the video project, as well as its professionalism. At an organizational level, our senior directors were very impressed with the final product." – Communications Manager, National Science Agency

     

  • 11
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    St Kilda Australia

    Laneways.Agency is a software and digital media solution that's run by a team of over 10 professionals based in St. Kilda, Australia. Since 2012, they have provided custom software development, video production, and web development solutions for their clients, using languages such as Ruby, SQL, and Java, as well as e-commerce systems such as Shopify and WooCommerce.

    Clients
    Vermont Aged Care
    Notable Project

    Laneways.Agency worked with an insurance agency in a multi-year project. The agency needed a new website for their startup with self-serve capabilities.     Laneways.Agency developed the website, and even in the initial stages, the website has received positive feedback from users.

    "Their communication is stellar. I appreciate that [Laneways.Agency] comes to our office every week. Nowadays, technology makes collaboration easy, but nothing beats someone visiting in person. [Laneways.Agency] has taken the time to understand our vision in order to deliver a product that will be best for us in the long-term. We couldn’t be happier with Laneways.Agency.

  • 12
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Artarmon Australia
    Shootsta, a video production company, was established in 2015. The midsize Singapore, Singapore-based team provides video production.
    Industries
  • 13
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Adelaide Australia
    Scout Digital Marketing is an email marketing company launched in 2017. The small team specializes in email marketing, search engine optimization, social media marketing, and video production. The firm is headquartered in Adelaide, Australia.
  • 14
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Melbourne Australia
    Milkable is a small branding company launched in 2012. Their services include branding, e-commerce development, video production, web design, and more. The agency is located in Melbourne, Australia.
  • 16
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Abbotsford Australia
    Visual Domain is a midsize video production company. Established in 2008, the team offers video production. The firm is in Abbotsford, Australia and Surry Hills, Australia.
    Industries
  • 17
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Cheltenham Australia
    Headquartered in Cheltenham, Australia, 77 Productions is a video production company. The small team focuses on video production. The company was launched in 2012.
    Industries
  • 18
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    South Melbourne Australia
    Launched in 2015, C3X Australia is an architectural design company. The small team specializes in architectural design, graphic design, video production, and corporate photography. The firm is located in South Melbourne, Australia.
    Industries
  • 19
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    South Melbourne Australia
    Burninghouse, a video production agency, was launched in 2008. Their small team is in South Melbourne, Australia. Their services include video production, advertising, and branding.
  • 21
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Port Adelaide Australia
    Refuel Creative is a web development firm launched in 2017. Their small team is located in Port Adelaide, Australia. Their services include web development, advertising, branding, content marketing, and more.
  • 23
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Melbourne Australia
    Established in 2016, Drover Studios is a video production company. The small team specializes in video production, broadcast video, and web design. The agency is located in Melbourne, Australia and Mornington, Australia.
  • 24
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Altona Australia
    In Altona, Australia and Melbourne, Australia, Big & Small Productions is a video production agency. The small team focuses on video production, advertising, and branding and was established in 2008.
  • 25
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Berwick Australia
    AI Digital is a video production company. Their small team is located in Berwick, Australia. The firm focuses on video production and broadcast video. The firm was established in 2008.
    Industries
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    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Adelaide Australia
    Redbikini Video Production is a small Adelaide, Australia-based video production agency. Founded in 2010, the team specializes in video production, broadcast video, and marketing strategy.
    Industries
  • 28
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Balaclava Australia
    Electric Street, a video production company, was founded in 2014. Their small team is in Balaclava, Australia. Their services include video production.
    Industries
  • 29
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Loganholme Australia
    Iper is a Loganholme, Australia-based video production company. The small team offers video production, advertising, broadcast video, and content marketing and was established in 2005.
    Industries
  • 30
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Frankston South Australia
    OOMPH! Media is a small video production agency. In Frankston South, Australia, the company was established in 2014. Their team specializes in video production, branding, and corporate photography.
    Industries
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