The Best Visual Effect Studios in Australia

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.

List of the Best Australia Visual Effect Studios

  • 1

    Dream Engine

    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.

    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,

    Former clients
    The Good Guys
    IBM
    Infosys
    BBC
    University of Melbourne
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place St. Kilda, Melbourne, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Fat Salmon

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Careerone
    Romance Was Born
    The Australian Institute of Management
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Sydney, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 3

    Sydney Video Producer

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    Bendigo Bank
    Kellogs
    Experian
    EY
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Dural, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Global Pictures

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

    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

    Former clients
    Toyota
    Lowes Menswear
    NSW Government
    TAFE
    Mortgage House
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Surry Hills, Australia
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Diet Coke Short Film Fest: Best Editor (2007) , Short Sited Film Fest: Best Film (2009) , AVPA Awards: Best Commercial Showreel (2016) , AVPA Awards: TVC Under $5,000 (2016) , TROPFEST: Tropfest Holden 7-Second Film Challenge (2018)

  • 5

    Sky Jellyfish Video Production

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Your Creative Frequency
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Bowen Hills, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    PixelSavvy

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    Oppida
    Planet Media
    Crux Media
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Canberra, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Tiny Giants Co

    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.

    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 

    Former clients
    Hillsong
    AACO
    Baxter Health Care
    87 North
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Baulkham Hills NSW, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 8

    Floodlight

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Tesla
    AFL
    Virgin Australia
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Northcote, Australia
    4.5
    4.5
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    REIMAGINE FILMS

    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. 

    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

     

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Albert Park, Australia
    4.0
    4.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 10

    Neuralle

    Neuralle is an agency based in East Melbourne, Australia, and founded in 2016. Their team of more than two offers content marketing, social media marketing, and video production solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses.

    Notable Project

    Neuralle produced videos for a digital currency exchange company. The videos lasted 30 seconds each and were used for marketing purposes. The company commended Neuralle for being easy to work with.

    “They were attentive and really cared about the quality of their work. It felt like they were invested in our success.” - Former Marketing Lead, Digital Currency Exchange Company

    Former clients
    Brighton Grammar
    CoinJar
    Go Markets
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place East Melbourne, Australia
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Laneways.Agency

    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.

    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.

    Former clients
    Vermont Aged Care
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place St Kilda, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    OnTopa MEDIA™

    OnTopa Media is a media production and marketing company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. The company has less than 10 people, and they provide services in video production, social media marketing, and corporate photography. They work with both small and mid-market businesses, mainly in the real estate, business services, and hospitality & leisure industries. 

    Notable Project

    OnTopa Media created a branding video for a copywriting and marketing business. The client wanted a professional video to upload to their social media platforms and website. The video needed to talk about the services the client offers and the industries they work with. OnTopa Media worked with the client to discuss the goals and content of the video, and then they filmed and edited the video. After uploading the video, the client has received positive feedback and hundreds of engagements.

    “The video has already received over 355 organic views on Facebook, seven shares across my community, and many comments and likes. We have yet to try this video with paid ads, however, I look forward to seeing those results.” — Founder, Copywriting and Marketing Business

    Former clients
    Melbourne Street Eatz
    McGrath Real Estate
    Those Guys Food
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Melbourne, Australia
    5.0
    5.0
    9 Clutch reviews
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