Looking for a top visual effect studio in the United Kingdom?

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 United Kingdom. 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 United Kingdom Visual Effect Studios

  • 1
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Surrey United Kingdom

    A video animation and production company based in London, Shoot You Video & Animation Production was founded in 2000. Their team of over 50 employees operates out of additional offices in New York City and Amsterdam, serving primarily midmarket businesses across a range of industries. Additional services include digital marketing and content marketing.

    Clients
    BBC
    European Commission
    J.P. Morgan
    Aggreko
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Shoot You Video & Animation Production provides video animation services for a marketing agency's clients. The team collaborates on storyboards, scripts, and content, handling each aspect of production. They provide consistent, high-quality work.

    "There’s nothing we could ask them that we wouldn’t be confident they can do. They’re a talented team." — Senior Creative, Marketing Agency

     

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  • 2
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Canterbury United Kingdom

    Cartoon Media is a digital production company that has been offering video production, advertising, and broadcast production to their enterprise, mid-market, and small business clients in the marketing and advertising, education and financial services industries since 2012. Their 10 employees are based out of Canterbury, UK.

     

    Clients
    Siemens
    Allianz
    Hilton
    Notable Project

    Cartoon Media recently worked on video production for an electrical company. They created a marketing video with cartoon animations and live video showing a product in use for that client.

    “[Cartoon Media’s] workflow was exceptional on their behalf. Their communication skills set them apart. ” - Employee, Electrical Company

     

  • 3
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Luton United Kingdom

    mhf creative is a video production company founded in 2013. Based in Luton, England, their team of fewer than 10 offer solutions in video production and corporate photography for small and medium-sized businesses in the fields of advertising, financial services, and business services.

    Clients
    NuBreed Events
    Egencia
    Expedia
    Industries
    Notable Project

    mhf creative produces videos for an events agency. The agency needs live newsrooms, interview videos, and webcasting for their events, and has constantly partnered with mhf creative for their assistance. One of mhf creative's contributions helped turn a 2020 conference fully sold-out.

    "(mhf creative) are professional and engaging. We would not have them as our number 1 go to for event video production, live recording and photography otherwise." - CEO, Events Agency

  • 4
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    TopLine Film is London-based video company of 33 employees. Founded in 2008, they deliver diverse types of videos including corporate, branding, training, and explainer. The company has an animation focus in 2D animation, motion graphics, 3D animation, and green screen animation segments.

    Clients
    American Express
    BAFTA
    Trustpilot
    AutoTrader
    Industries
    Notable Project

    In working for an insurance company, Topline Film developed a global recruitment video that involved working on-location in the client's city and office. The highlight of the project was the freeform interviews Topline created to foster a relaxed and non-scripted feel. Various internal leads (including the CEO) reacted positively to the video and praised Topline for their approachability. 

    "I’ve always been pleased working with them. They’ve always been happy to run with whatever brief we gave them." – Marketing Manager, Insurance Company 

     

  • 5
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    London United Kingdom
    RD Content, a video production agency, is headquartered in London, United Kingdom; Downtown Core, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. They provide video production, digital strategy, and marketing strategy and were launched in 2009.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An interior design company partnered with RD Content in order to produce a video that showcased who they were as well as their services on offer.

    "The on the spot engagement was very impressive and we were made to feel very relaxed when interviewing."

  • 6
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Theory Films is a video production company based in London, United Kingdom. Founded in 2009, this company has two employees. Services offered by Theory Films include video production and broadcast video.

    Clients
    Jeep
    Heineken
    Google
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Theory Films produced an animated explainer video for an online jewelry company. They were responsible for expanding on the client's initial storyboards in order to develop a promotional video. The client reported an increase in site traffic, sales, and social media engagement since the video's publication. 

    "We saw an increase in social media interactions aswell as website visits. Our sales have increased since the video was put live" - Marketing Manager, Online Jewelry Company

  • 7
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Plymouth United Kingdom

    Stormy Studio is an animation studio based in Plymouth, United Kingdom. This company was founded in 2013 and has three employees. Services offered by Stormy Studio include video production, broadcast video, and social media marketing for businesses of all sizes.

    Clients
    Western Power Distribution
    Moodys
    Rapid Marine
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Stormy Studio undertook design work for a marine business park. The project involved the production of design mock-ups to help stakeholders visualize a project.

    "Visuals and graphics were superb, just what we needed. The project was completed on time and on budget." - Owner, Marine Business Park

  • 8
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Stoke & Dagger is a video production company launched in 2011. Their small team is based in London, United Kingdom. Their services include video production, advertising, and content marketing.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    To maximize their activity and engagement on their digital channels, a telecommunications network hired Stoke & Dagger for their video production services. They created videos for the client's digital channels.

    "One thing that distinguishes Stoke & Dagger from other providers is their quick response time."

  • 9
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Polegate United Kingdom

    CRFT Video is a design-driven animation production company based in New York, New York. Founded in 2017 with additional offices in Moscow, Russia, and Melbourne, Australia, their team specializes in animation, video production, explainer videos, 3D animation, commercials, and graphic design. They work with companies of all sizes in the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe, and around the globe.

    Clients
    Deloitte
    Kaspersky Lab
    Lays
    Ebay
    Industries
    Notable Project

    CRFT Video provided video production services for a luxury resort and real estate company. They used visualization, 3D modeling, and 3D animation to create content that showcases the resort apartments.

    "CRFT Video performed well during the engagement. They were able to make the complex project simple by using the right tools, remaining organized and communicative, and providing regular progress updates." – Head of Marketing, Hospitality Company

  • 10
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Saltney United Kingdom

    What a Story is a visual branding agency founded in 2015. Based in Hyderabad, India, the team of 19 specializes in video production and branding. They serve a range of clients, primarily in the entertainment, healthcare, and hospitality industries. 

    Clients
    Canon
    Kellogg's
    Uber
    Standard Chartered
    Industries
    Notable Project

    What a Story helped a studio by coordinating all post-production tasks for a 2-minute marketing case study video for a third party. The video featured motion graphic animation and relevant statistics. The final video resulted in a successful engagement.

    "I was impressed by their diligence. Their team made sure we were always updated on their progress. They were readily available to hear our ideas or concerns." – CEO, Studio

  • 11
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    London Video Stories is a video production studio based in London with a team of fewer than 10 professionals. Founded in 2012, the studio lends their expertise in video production and broadcast video services for midmarket firms in various industries, such as advertising, business services, and education.

    Clients
    Centaur Media
    Oxford Instruments
    Econsultancy
    The European Commission
    Industries
    Notable Project

    London Video Stories once worked with a leadership expert to help produce corporate educational videos. The target audience was deemed hard to engage, but with the help of London Video Stories' efforts, the client of the leadership expert considered the project as "the best video series we have ever seen".

    "They bring a fabulous can-do attitude and creativity to their editing. on time delivery, high quality of work, 100% reliability" - Marketing Leadership Expert

  • 12
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Appetite Creative Solutions is a creative digital marketing agency in London, England – with offices in Madrid and Dubai, too. Established in 2015, Appetite Creative Solutions has a team of 25 employees. They offer logo, web design, games development, and social media marketing services.

    Clients
    Starbucks
    Bacardi
    Coca Cola
    Tetra Pak
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Appetite Creative Solutions developed a marketing campaign for a digital sales company to increase exposure. They created mockups, high-impact ads, and eye-catching marketing games. The clients' were pleased with the innovative designs.

    "They’re hands-on, accommodating, and creative." – Marketing & Advertising Professional, Digital Sales Company

  • 13
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Kartoffel Films is a video and animation agency run by a team of less than 50 founded in 2012. Based in London, the company provides video production services for clients that work in the fields of education, health care, and non-profit, creating videos such as interviews, training videos, commercials, and more.

    Clients
    Kings College London
    Macmillan Cancer Support
    GFK
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kartoffel Films once worked with a business school to develop animations and videos for their alumni. The school had limited staff for projects of this nature, and thus had to outsource from Kartoffel Films for assistance. The videos made by Kartoffel Films are meant to showcase the winners of the annual alumni awards of the business school.

    "Even within the last 2–3 years, we can really see a difference in the quality of our videos and animations. We’re internally aware that they’ve set that bar for us. Our team has noticed a huge quality difference on our social channels, which have grown substantially. We can’t attribute all of that to their work, but they’re definitely a part of the recipe that’s helping to grow our success. " - Creative Director, University Business School

  • 14
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    2020 Media International is an integrated project production and consultancy agency based in Leicester, U.K., with offices in London and Venice, Calif. The agency, founded in 1991, has a team of more than ten that provides video production services to midmarket and small companies in various industries, including advertising & marketing, arts & entertainment, and consumer products & services.

    Clients
    Callaway
    CGI
    DHL
    Lenovo
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An independent cinema and art centre hired 2020 Media International to produce a promotional video that could help raise funds for the expansion of the centre's facilities that include two new cinema screens and an art gallery. 2020 Media International was involved in all the details including creating the script and storyboard, managing six separate shoots, and working with the centre's team to recruit volunteers for scenes featuring customers. They produced the film and soundtrack, which, following a couple of minor reviews, was completed on time and budget.

    "The project exceeded expectations." - Marketing Manager, Independent Cinema and Art Centre

  • 15
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Newton Abbot United Kingdom

    Prospekt Agency is a digital marketing agency founded in 2012 in Newton Abbot, U.K. With secondary locations in Bristol, U.K. and Los Angeles, their team of nearly 10 members provides video production, advertising, and graphic design solutions to enterprise and mid-sized clients in consumer products and automotive industries, among others.

    Clients
    Schwarzkopf Professional
    Tangle Teezer
    Fords Gin
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Prospekt Agency was tasked with creating a social media presence for a company's olive oil brand. Their focus was on content creation and their suggestions and attention to detail produced a positive collaboration with the client. Their speed and flexibility also impressed.

    "The content is amazing, and I really look forward to pushing it on social media." – Founder, Olive Oil Brand

     

  • 16
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

     Toast is a TV advertising and visual production agency based in London. Founded in 2002, the team of 11 specializes in advertising, video production, and media planning & buying.

    Clients
    Morgan Stanley
    Ancestry.com
    Cancer Research UK
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Toast provided a software company with their video production services. They produced 5 animated videos used online and at events and arranged facility availability, royalty acquisition, and voice talent. The client was impressed with the positive feedback the project received.

    “We’ve received very high praise from people that we value. Investors and attendees at conferences have remarked about the quality of the videos. Our sales team expects top quality, and they have said that they are proud to stand in front of these videos.” – Head of Marketing and Communications, Software Company 

  • 17
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    JAM is a content production studio based in London. Founded in 2010, their team of approximately 6–7 teammates provides video production for clients of all sizes. Their specialties include branded videos, commercials, and documentaries. They also have a robust proficiency in animation.

    Clients
    Links of London
    Nike
    Beats by Dre
    Industries
    Notable Project

    JAM provided video production for a sports training event featuring sponsorship by major companies. Their team spearheaded all aspects of production and were particularly involved with onset shooting. Their work has been enthusiastically received and has led them to secure future engagements with their client.

    "The turnaround and quality of their work have both been excellent. They’re especially reliable when we’re on a tight timeline." — Director, Sports Training Company

  • 18
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Geronimo Boy Film is a London-based studio founded in 2017 with fewer than 10 members. They specialize in video production solutions for small businesses in the fields of advertising, arts, and health care.

    Clients
    Toyota
    Johnson's
    Samsung
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Geronimo Boy Film provided advertising and marketing services for a production company. The company works with Geronimo Boy Film to provide support for the company’s various clients. Geronimo Boy Film’s projects have been well-received by clients so far.

    “Frictionless and easy.” - Producer, Production Company

  • 19
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Birmingham United Kingdom

    Pulse Pixel is an animated explainer video studio headquartered in Birmingham, U.K. The company was founded in 2017, and has 4 people. They specialize in video production, and execute branding and digital strategy for their clients.
     

    Clients
    Roche
    One Firefly
    Interset
    Notable Project

    Pulse Pixel created explainer videos for a cybersecurity firm. The client needed a video explaining their value proposition that they could use for conferences and on their digital platforms. They also wanted to increase sales and awareness for the firm. Pulse Pixel and the client worked closely together; they shared ideas, sketches, screenshots, and feedback before developing the final videos. The client was happy with the videos, and still uses them as marketing material. 

    “After almost 2 years, these videos continue to be used by the sales and marketing to team to help explain what the company value prop and products do - even after an acquisition.”

    — VP of Marketing, Cybersecurity Firm
     

  • 20
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Shirley United Kingdom

    GG Media is a sustainable film production company from Shirley, U.K. founded in 2014. Their team of about 5 employees mostly cater to small businesses in a range of industries offering video production and content marketing services. 

    Clients
    West Midlands Trains
    Oracle Netsuite
    Glide
    Industries
    Notable Project

    GG Media provided video production support to a regional police force that needed to boost their efforts. They worked on two projects, gathering equipment and doing camera work while adhering to all requirements. Their efforts guaranteed the time delivery of the production. 

    "They’ve helped us ensure the excellence of our output." – Marketing Head, Regional Police Force 

  • 21
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Solihull United Kingdom

    Jask Creative is a full-service creative marketing agency based in Solihull, U.K. The agency, founded in 2002, has a team of more than 25 that provides, among others, branding, SEO, and web design services to various companies and institutions.  

    Clients
    Quilter
    Barker Brettell
    Unity Trust Bank
    The Chartered Insurance Institute
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Jask Creative was hired by a Financial Planning Firm to create its brand, which includes the creation of a logo and a website. The Firm received compliments on the website and the branding among the Firm's clients. 

    "We were working to a very tight schedule up to launch and JASK were able to fulfil all their commitments in time." - Director, Financial Planning Firm

  • 22
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Leeds United Kingdom

    Tungsten Media is a media agency based in Leeds, England, and founded in 2019. With no more than 10 professionals, they offer video production, corporate photography, and web design solutions to small and medium-sized companies.

    Clients
    M&S
    Pepsi Co
    Mappin & Webb
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Tungsten Media produced a launch video for an ice cream food production company. The company was looking to stand out with a creative video. The video has since garnered thousands of views online.

    “We knew the video would be amazing due to their highlight reel but we were still blown away by the final version of the video.” - Head of Social Media, Ice Cream Food Production Company

  • 23
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Lichfield United Kingdom

    Vivid Colour Studios is a video production company based in Birmingham, England that's run by a team of two experts. Founded in 2015, they provide video production services to both small and mid-market firms from various industries, such as advertising & marketing, business services, and consumer products & services.

    Clients
    Brewhouse & Kitchen
    Adventure Graphics
    Sutton Town Council BID
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Vivid Colour Studios was subcontracted by a sports clinic to produce a short promotional video. The video would be used to market the clinic through various platforms, including their company website's homepage. The video itself was sent fully completed in a matter of weeks, and the clinic is satisfied with the quality of the product.

    "...Vivid Colour Studios have a real passion for creating branding films for small businesses. As a small business themselves, I felt confident putting my trust in them, that they would look after my brand well." - Owner, Sports Clinic

  • 24
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    In London, United Kingdom, Belysa is a small video production agency. They specialize in video production, corporate photography, corporate training, transcription, and more and were launched in 2021.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    An online learning platform hired Belysa for their film production services. They're responsible for producing overseas video content in the UK, as well as media management and crew building.

    "Belysa took it upon themselves to provide additional ideas rather than just checking off the box that we sent them."

  • 25
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Fleet United Kingdom

    DrakonFX is a video production studio based in Fleet, England with more than two members. Since their founding in 2019, they have provided video production solutions for clients that work in the fields of advertising, consumer products, and business services.

    Clients
    Wargaming
    Greene King
    TecnaUK
    Industries
    Notable Project

    DrakonFX produced a video for a creative marketing agency. The agency needed a video for a client that wanted to showcase a manufacturing facility. The agency was impressed by DrakonFX’s quality of work.

    “They made our client feel at ease, took control of the shoot and produced a great video.” - Sales & Operations Director, Creative Marketing Agency

  • 26
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    harris&wilde is a video advertising agency in London, England. Founded in 2018, they have fewer than 5 employees that serve mostly enterprise and midmarket clients in the business, financial, and IT sectors. Services include advertising, social media marketing, and video production.

    Clients
    Lexis Nexis
    Roka Construction
    Six Star Global
    SPB UK & Ireland Teatulia
    Industries
    Notable Project

    harris&wilde designed a website for a construction company. Their team provided branding services in efforts to help the client create a new brand identity. Their work has received positive feedback from the client’s customers and suppliers.

    “We were most impressed with their attention to detail and commitment throughout the project. When we had queries, they were answered quickly with no hesitation. We were also extremely impressed with the finished product.” – Managing Director, Construction Company

  • 27
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Bromley United Kingdom

    Fourth Estate Creative is a content creation company that was founded in 2017. Their 4-person team is based in Bromley, England, and supplies marketing strategy, web design, print design, and video production to small businesses.

    Clients
    Chartered Trading Standards Institute
    Office for Product Safety and Standards
    Reader's Digest
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Fourth Estate Creative rethought the strategy for a professional organization's internal publications. They later handled all design work for the client's magazine, gathering content, assembling the materials, and redesigning artwork. The magazine received positive feedback from readers according to surveys.

    "They’re an open team that communicates proactively." – Communications and Press Officer, Professional Organization

  • 28
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    LONDON United Kingdom

    Loftworks is a studio founded in London in 2013 with no more than 10 members. They specialize in video production, broadcast video, and corporate photography services for clients in the industries of business services, advertising, and arts.

    Clients
    Colgate
    Kraft Heinz
    Virgin Atlantic
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Loftworks offered design and video editing solutions to a presentations agency. Loftworks is in charge of various elements of the agency, including motion graphics and editing. The agency is impressed with Loftworks’ creative capabilities.

    “Loftworks’ ability to get things done quickly and their flexibility are impressive.” - Managing Director, Presentations Agency

  • 29
    $1,000+
    Freelancer
    Parkham United Kingdom

    Offplan3d is a full-service CGI animated video and image production company from Bideford, U.K. Founded in 2007 under sole proprietorship, the company caters to medium-sized businesses mostly in the marketing and media industries. Their main services include video production, 3D product modeling and printing, and architectural design. 

    Clients
    Nextbase
    BBC
    Publicis
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Offplan3d created animated product videos for a dashboard camera manufacturer and retailer. They assisted with brainstorming ideas for the videos and made sure to highlight all product features through animations, resulting in videos that effectively translate to sales. Their team was praised for being proactive and quick to deliver.  

    "They stay on the forefront of technology and are willing to try new techniques to get the best results." – Head of Marketing, Dashboard Camera Company

  • 30
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Manchester United Kingdom

    Established in 2018, Next Level Marketing Agency is a pay per click agency. They are headquartered in Manchester, United Kingdom and London, United Kingdom and have a small team. Their services include pay per click, social media marketing, video production, web design, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    To improve their digital presence and increase their engagement with their customers, a management consulting agency hired Next Level Marketing Agency for their digital marketing services.

    "Next Level provides me with better content so I’m able to engage more people in the industry."

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