Looking for a top visual effect studio in Canada?

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 Canada. 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 Canada Visual Effect Studios

  • 1
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    BKDSN is a visual content agency that was founded in 2007 and is based in Montreal, Canada. They have two employees experienced in video production, web development, and print design for various small, mid-size and large companies, primarily in advertising and marketing. Services include product visualization, computer-generated imagery, 3D modelling, compositing, and color grading.

    Clients
    Audi
    Rolaids
    EZ Stud Out
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BKDSN rendered 3D and CGI content for interactive promotional purposes for an automotive company. They also supported the client with web development and management. The videos created by BKDSN increased revenue, social media engagement, and product awareness and were used in sales pitches.

    “The videos for our 2012 product launches made a significant impact at a major trade show. During the event, the videos achieved impressive industry attention and helped us secure $10 million in new business. Our sales team continues to leverage those videos, which are currently earning tens of thousands of hits on YouTube.” – Marketing Director, Automotive Company

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  • 2
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Signature Video Group is a video production company and content agency based in Toronto, Canada. This company was founded in 2009 and has three employees. Services provided by Signature Video Group include video production and content marketing.

    Clients
    Fallsview Casino
    Boston Pizza
    Ontario Tourism
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Signature Video Group took on a video production project for a home insurance company. The project involved planning shoots, filming, editing, and publishing the final videos. 

    "Their support for our team has had a huge impact on my staff’s stress levels just by being consistent and providing a vendor we can always count on for really high-quality work. They also go out of their way to source really cutting-edge camera technologies for our shoots, which helps make us look incredibly professional." Digital Product Analyst, Home Insurance Company

  • 3
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Delta Canada

    A video production company based in San Francisco, Rocketwheel was founded in 2007. Their team of fewer than 10 employees primarily services enterprise and midmarket businesses in industries such as health care and medical, advertising and marketing, and business services.

    Clients
    Amazon
    Salesforce
    Bloomberg
    Dell
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rocketwheel created an animated explainer video for a financial services company’s newest product. The video served to educate customers on the benefits and uses of the product. The team’s final product was visually appealing and effective.

    “The videos were extremely successful in the launch of our product. They allowed for much faster and greater adoption and were used extensively during the sales and implementation processes.” — Vice President of Marketing, Financial Services Company

  • 4
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Ottawa Canada

    Simple Story Videos is a video design agency located in Ottawa, Canada. Founded in 2011, Simple Story Videos' team of approximately 10 employees offers video production, marketing strategy, and broadcast video services. Simple Story Videos works with clients of all sizes from the business services, advertising, and information technology industries. 

    Clients
    Walmart
    Coca-Cola
    HomeAdvisor
    Bell Canada
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Simple Story Videos created two explanatory videos for a medical device company. Both of the videos featured animation. Since launch, both videos have received hundreds of views and have been prominently featured in the client's digital campaigns. The client was impressed with Simple Story Videos' organization and project management skills. 

    "They did a very good job with project management. That’s one of the things they have done best. They have a good understanding of how to lead companies and customers through the process in order to get what they need." - VP Sales, Medical Device Company 

  • 5
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Ottawa Canada

    Cloud in the Sky Studios is a media production firm located in Ottowa, Canada. Founded in 2010, Cloud in the Sky Studios' small team of 4 employees specializes in video production. 

    Clients
    NBA
    Blackberry;QNX
    Bank of Canada
    NAV Canada
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Cloud in the Sky Studios was hired by a computer software company to produce a series of videos for the organization. They provided storyboard, creative, and production services for each video. The videos featured live action and animation shots that client uses for both trade shows and features on its website and social channels. The client was impressed with the team at Cloud in the Sky Studios flexibility and ability to meet complex deadlines. 

    "We have challenging deadlines and a rigorous approval process. Cloud in the Sky has been very flexible and adaptive to our process and timeline. I'll let them know when I need something for review and approval, and they’re always able to work within those confines." – Marketing and Communications Manager, Computer Software Company 

  • 6
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Origin Films is a video and photo production company headquartered in Toronto. Founded in 2017, they currently have about 9 team members. They specialize in video production services. 

    Clients
    Haste Hustle
    TO Film
    K-Swiss
    Notable Project

    Origin Films provided full scale production services to create a promotional video for a mobile gym. They filmed on location and captured footage from three different areas to highlight the brand mission. The video increased the client's visibility and secured new clientele. 

    "Their team is always early when delivering work." — Owner, Mobile Gym

  • 7
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Ottawa Canada

    Mission + Theory is a video production company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. Founded in 2019, their team of approximately 5 employees serves small and midmarket clients across a variety of industries. They offer branding videos, documentary-style films, commercial videos, and explainer videos.

    Clients
    Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
    SoGal Foundation
    Montreal Vegan Festival
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mission + Theory produced a video campaign for a community-focused muralist. They shot footage of their client working on a large art piece over a three-week period. Their work was received exceptionally well by the client, who was able to promote her GoFundMe campaign.

    "The video has already succeeded in generating significant funds for my project." — Community Muralist

     

  • 8
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Vancouver Canada

    Your Story is a video marketing agency based in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 2017, they have between two and nine employees specializing in results-driven video marketing campaigns for small, midmarket, and global companies typically in business services, consumer products, and finance. Their expertise covers video production, photography, content strategy, paid campaigns, and remarketing.

    Clients
    Marriott International
    Hublot
    Aston Martin
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Your Story produced multiple videos for a restaurant's internal and external needs. They created an Instagram Stories template and email functionality. Featured lunch specials have sold out at a markedly higher rate thanks to the work by Your Story.

    “The videos we've released have been doing really well. They bring in a ton of business for us. We sell out every single day that we use their template, which is ridiculous.” – Marketing Manager, Restaurant

  • 9
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Calgary Canada

    Headquartered in Calgary, Canada and founded in 2014, Symbol Syndication is a 5 member video production company that also provides SEO to their clients. 

    Clients
    Flagship Business Broker
    Microsoft
    Nissan Canada
    Notable Project

    Symbol Syndication partnered with a business broker company to create videos that show more insight into the clients pipelines and segments of their company. They provided the client with the creative undertaking, video production, editing, and writing of the videos. 

    “Since working with their team, it makes complete sense that they work with such impressive, large clients and accounts. They made the process extremely smooth and were receptive to our needs for the final products.” –– Owner, Business Broker Company 

  • 10
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    Founded in 2014, Cat Around Films is a video production agency. Their team of around 5 employees is based in Montreal. The team focuses on video production and broadcast video.

    Clients
    Sephora
    3M
    AltusGroup
    Four Seasons
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Cat Around Films produced multiple videos for a real estate forum. They were responsible for both scripting, filming, and editing the videos. The team also advised forum speakers on their lines.

    "The company received a lot of new leads, a noticeable amount of new job applications came in for our recruiting, we became a favorable company in the bidding process." – Director of Business Development, Real Estate Forum

  • 11
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Minifridge Media is a video production company based in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2016, this company has three employees. Services provided by Minifridge Media include video production and branding for small and medium businesses.

    Clients
    Chuck's Roadhouse Grill
    Aviva
    Trisura
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Minifridge Media created a promotional video for a garment care manufacturer. They were responsible for all stages of the video production process, including hiring actors, researching the project, locating a set, filming, and editing. The client reported very positive internal and external feedback in response to the video.

    "The video ended up being one of our best yet. The production value, overall entertainment and feedback were all positive (internal and external)." Marketing Manager, Garment Care Manufacturer

  • 12
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    IND Films is a creative studio based in Montreal, Canada, and founded in 1999. Their team of more than two offers video production, broadcast video, and corporate photography solutions for clients in the fields of advertising, nonprofit, and IT services.

    Clients
    McLaren Montreal
    Lightspeed
    Bombardier
    Industries
    Notable Project

    IND Films produced a demo for a live entertainment company. The company needed a demo to pitch to potential clients. Nine out of ten people that were sent the demo loved it.

    “I’ve worked with a lot of video production companies and they all want your first-born child to do it. They charge for every change you make. IND Films wasn’t like that at all.” - CEO, Live Entertainment Company

  • 13
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Calgary Canada

    Maven Media Group is a fully integrated marketing company based in Calgary, Canada. Founded in 2018, their modest team of 4 employees provide advertising, social media marketing, and content marketing services to their midmarket business clients.
     

    Clients
    Qualico
    Hockey Canada
    IBM
    RBC Royal Bank
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Maven Media Group built an engaging online community for a land development firm. They shot 2 videos that explained a home buying process in a new community. They also took over management of the company’s social media and content marketing. The client was happy with the videos that were produced.

    “They're a very collaborative agency. I've worked with multiple companies, and often creative directors try to pitch their own vision to clients.” – Director of Marketing, Land Development Firm
     

  • 14
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    REBL HOUSE INC. is a studio based in Montreal, Canada, and founded in 2016. With over 10 experts, they offer video production and video strategy solutions to clients in the fields of advertising, arts, and consumer products.

    Clients
    Toys "R" Us
    Goli
    Ketchum
    Industries
    Notable Project

    REBL HOUSE INC. produces videos and photos for a footwear retailer. The retailer needed content to fill the large digital screens that appear in their stores. The retailer is satisfied with the content produced by REBL HOUSE INC.

    “They're creative with amazing ideas — on top of other things and they're always here to please.” - Sr. Marketing Manager, Footwear Retailer

  • 15
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Edmonton Canada

    Social Hero is a creative company founded in 2016 in Edmonton, Canada with no more than 50 employees. They are experts in digital strategy, video production, and conversion optimization solutions for small and mid-market firms alike.

    Clients
    Alberta Government
    CO-OP Taxi
    Gong Cha
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Social Hero provided social media marketing services for an entrepreneur platform. The marketing campaigns were done for an upcoming event. The campaigns attracted many out-of-province attendees.

    “The leader for Social Hero Media is a person of integrity with professional knowledge, experience, and a commitment to work with clients to help turn business and professional ideas into real-world success stories.” - President, Entrepreneur Platform

  • 16
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Vancouver Canada

    Timelapse Film Media House Inc. is a production company based in Vancouver. They have a team of around 10 employees and were founded in 2015. They provide video production and branding services.  

    Clients
    Central 1 Credit Union
    BC Hydro
    Telus World of Science
    Aurora Cannabis
    Notable Project

    Timelapse Film Media House Inc. created a high-level marketing and sales video for a digital banking company. They used an existing script, filmed and edited the video, and delivered a completed video. The final video was well-received by the internal team and attendees at an annual conference. 

    "The Timelapse team was also very responsive by email or phone, and open to our creative team working alongside them when needed to be efficient." – Project Team Lead, Digital Banking Company

  • 17
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Calgary Canada

    Image Inventions is a small video production company. Launched in 2009, the agency is based in Calgary, Canada. Their services include video production and other digital marketing.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Image Inventions produced an introductory campaign video. The process was to record in a static setting, with a script, following this the team added music and graphics to appeal to voters.

    "The production was completely seamless."

  • 18
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Small video production company K&F Video Productions, is headquartered in Toronto, Canada. They focus on video production and were established in 2012.

    Notable Project

    K&F produced an anniversary party video for a digital marketing agency's client. The team scouted the venue and identified possible shots and angles for good scenes.

    "Looking forward to working further together."

  • 19
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    North Vancouver Canada

    Blue Chip Productions Inc. is a video production agency in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 2012, they have about 6 employees that serve mostly small-business and midmarket clients in the media, advertising, and marketing industries. Their services are specialized in video production.

    Clients
    SAP
    PounD & Grain
    Unboun
    Stonz
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Blue Chip Productions Inc. provided video production services for a glamping company. They filmed and produced eight videos in the rainforest and on the beach. The videos were well-received on social media and gave the partner credibility. 

    "Blue Chip Productions had amazing ideas and really good energy." –Owner, Glamping Company

  • 20
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    func.media is a full-service marketing firm based in Toronto. The firm, founded in 2016, has a team of around 20 that provides a wide range of services that include video production, social media marketing, digital strategy, and web design. func.media serves mid-market and other-sized companies in the advertising & marketing, financial services, business services, legal cannabis, real estate, and e-commerce industries.

    Clients
    Ikea
    Wal-Mart
    IHG
    Huawei
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An apparel company hired func.media to provide video production and image production services in an ongoing engagement. For each video, the company would provide a basic storyline on which func.media would formulate the strategy and the actual production. To date, func.media was able to present the company's brand identity and has been exceeding expectations with their work.

    "We loved all the videos and contents they've delivered, top-notch service and quality, delivered on time and exceeded our expectations." - CEO, Apparel Company

  • 21
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Mississauga Canada

    Black Hawk is a creative production company based in Mississauga, Canada, and founded in 2014. With no more than 10 members they specialize in video production, social media marketing, and content marketing services for small and mid-market firms alike.

    Clients
    The United Nations
    VICE
    BBC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Black Hawk developed a branding and web solution for a cannabis retailer. The retailer needed assistance in growing and managing their online presence. Black Hawk met the expectations of the retailer, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    “Their independence is most impressive.” - VP Growth, Cannabis Retailer

  • 22
    $1,000+
    Freelancer
    Toronto Canada

    ArtClip is a freelance media agency based in Toronto and founded in 2019. They provide video production and corporate photography solutions to small businesses in the fields of advertising, arts, and business services.

    Clients
    Tools 420
    AT Institute
    Skona
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ArtClip produced videos for an e-commerce vaporizer company. The videos were uploaded onto the company’s YouTube channel. The videos were able to reach out to the company’s target demographics.

    “Their flexibility and project management were key— especially for a small, growing company.” - Owner, E-Commerce Vaporizer Company

  • 23
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    Momentumm Digital is video and marketing agency located in Montreal, Canada. Founded in 2018, they have two employees experienced with web design and development, animation, SEO, SMM, digital advertising, and video production. They work with small and midmarket businesses in a range of industries.

    Clients
    JAMP Pharma
    MicroAge
    CERC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Momentumm Digital redesigned a website for a healthcare institute. They integrated new pictures and videos that they produced and also created social media ads and improved SEO. Thanks to Momentumm Digital, traffic to the client’s site has increased and the institute is seeing more engagement on social media.

    “Before working with them, we were averaging 10 shares on Facebook, but now our content is shared 30 to 50 times. We can clearly see the impact they’re having on our business. The photos and videos are professionally done and look great.” – Director of Rehabilitation Services, Healthcare Institute

  • 24
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Edmonton Canada

    Savian is a digital marketing agency based in Edmonton, Canada. Since 2017, the team of fewer than 10 has provided web design and development, video production, UX/UI design, and more for mainly mid-sized clients.

    Clients
    Ford Canada
    The University of Alberta
    myRobots
    Krush Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Savian redesigned a website for an IT company. The team also helped with social media marketing and provided production assistance for a series of animated videos. The client prides Savian on their ability to balance business and creativity

    "Their team is intricately connected to our company and they respond with so much enthusiasm that they feel like part of our staff."–Marketing Supervisor, IT Company

  • 25
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Kitchener Canada

    Token Creative Services is a digital marketing agency, founded in 2015 and based in Kitchener, Canada. They employ 11 staff specializing in web design and development, product photography and videography, graphic design, and marketing. They typically partner with small and midmarket companies in advertising and marketing, business services, and e-commerce.

    Clients
    Sullivan Automotive
    Kitchener Chamber of Commerce
    Sell With Sweta
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Token Creative Services redesigned the website of a natural product company. They helped the client develop their brand and also ramped up SEO efforts and Google advertising. Website traffic, inbound leads, and conversions to deals have all increased as a result of the work by Token Creative Services.

    “We had both teams fully involved from the start, and everyone was able to collaborate and brainstorm on what we should do. They are very collaborative, and I’ve just been blown away by their willingness to take the time to learn about our industry and what our underlying business goals are.” – President & CEO, Natural Product Company

  • 26
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Surrey Canada

    Agency Media is a creative marketing agency based in Surrey, Canada. The agency, founded in 2013, has more than 25 employees and provides, among others, video production, social media marketing, and content marketing services to small and larger-sized companies and institutions in the business services, advertising & marketing, e-commerce, and other industries.

    Clients
    Weathersolve Structures
    Ledcor Group
    UBC
    First West Credit Union
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A university hired Agency Media to provide video production services for various projects in an ongoing engagement. These projects include videos for its donor digital campaign, for the university's e-newsletter, and for other PR projects. The videos received positive feedback and the engagement has enlarged the distribution of the e-newsletter and allowed the university's development initiatives to raise more than $15 million in one year.

    "We’ve had some last-minute turnaround requirements that they’ve been able to provide." - VP of Development, University

  • 27
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Burnaby Canada

    Something Great Marketing is a social media marketing agency, founded in 2019 and located in Denver, Colo. and Burnaby, Canada. They have two employees experienced in developing innovative marketing campaigns for a variety of clients. They offer in-depth research, strategic planning, and detailed execution of digital strategies and SMM.

    Clients
    American Legend Wheels
    Coast Spas
    Coldwell Banker
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Something Great Marketing managed efforts aimed to improve online reach and message retention for an energy company. They supported social media campaigns and redesigned existing and future content. Thanks to Something Great Marketing, the client saw a rise in engagement online and considerable improvement in its overall reach within the market.

    “Their commitment to producing exceptional work and achieving success were valuable assets. I could tell they cared about delivering materials that they were proud of. They delivered a final product that exceeded our expectations because of their communicative nature throughout the project.” – Public Awareness Advisor

  • 28
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Located in Toronto, Grid Communications is a creative agency established in 2016. The team of under 10 primarily offers social media marketing, graphic design, and video production services within the advertising and marketing space.

    Clients
    CarLoans411.ca
    Lloyd's Handcrafted Leather Goods
    Pur&Simple
    Gladiator Burger
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Grid Communications provided a range of branding social media marketing services for a marketing company. They also developed websites as specified. The team was professional and consistently delivered on time.

    "Many people assisted on numerous projects." – VP, Marketing Company

  • 29
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    smart collective inc. is a marketing firm founded in North York, Canada. With no more than 10 employees, they excel in social media marketing, advertising, and content marketing solutions for various clients.

    Clients
    RE/MAX Rouge Kabani Realty
    The Annex Hotel
    Notable Project

    smart collective inc. provided marketing solutions for a realtor. The realtor’s goal was to improve brand awareness in their area and generate leads. smart collective inc.’s social media campaign for the realtor garnered a total of 200,000 views and 350,000 impressions.

    “They are willing to take risks that will make you stand out and can translate a consistent message while being innovative.” - Owner & Broker of Record, Realtor

  • 30
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Calgary Canada

    MVMNT Media is a marketing firm based in Calgary, Canada with more than two employees. Since their founding in 2018, they have provided digital strategy, social media marketing, and PPC solutions for small businesses.

    Clients
    Bordeaux Developments
    Hines
    Rockwood Custom Homes
    Notable Project

    MVMNT Media provided social media and web development solutions for a construction firm. The firm wanted to establish an online identity. MVMNT Media helped improve the online presence of the firm.

    “They did everything they said they would do and more!” - Director of Finance, Construction Firm

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