The Best Visual Effect Studios in London

Looking for a top visual effect studio in London?

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 London. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best London Visual Effect Studios

  • 1

    Shoot You

    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.

    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

     

    Former clients
    BBC
    European Commission
    J.P. Morgan
    Aggreko
    CISCO
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Surrey, United Kingdom
    4.9
    4.9
    22 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    mhf creative

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    NuBreed Events
    Egencia
    Expedia
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Luton, United Kingdom
    5.0
    5.0
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Theory Films

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Jeep
    Heineken
    Google
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place London, United Kingdom
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2 Webby Awards, 2 New York Film and TV Awards.

  • 4

    TopLine Film

    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.

    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 

     

    Former clients
    American Express
    BAFTA
    Trustpilot
    AutoTrader
    University of Cambridge
    Gatwick Airport
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place London, United Kingdom
    4.9
    4.9
    21 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    SGK

    SGK is a global packaging and brand experience company based in London with offices in Amsterdam, Paris, Munich, and Chennai, India. The company, founded in 1953, has more than 5,800 employees and provides content marketing, branding, email marketing, event marketing & planning, packaging design, social media marketing, and video production services. SGK serves midmarket and other-sized companies in the consumer products & services, retail, financial services, and medical industries.

    Notable Project

    A food & beverage company hired SGK to do packaging architecture and design work. SGK did prototyping, provided strategies and insights, and designed concepts. They also worked with the company's internal teams to explore different packaging ideas that would excite consumers and enhance consumer experience. SGK has been meeting the company's expectations in this ongoing engagement.

    "They’re very transparent regarding delivery time and have never gone past a deadline." - Innovation Manager, Food & Beverage Company

    Former clients
    Nike
    Unilever
    Coca-Cola
    P&G
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group1,000 - 9,999 Employees
    place London, United Kingdom
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    2020 Media International

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Callaway
    CGI
    DHL
    Lenovo
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place London, United Kingdom
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    London Video Stories

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Centaur Media
    Oxford Instruments
    Econsultancy
    The European Commission
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place London, United Kingdom
    5.0
    5.0
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Kartoffel Films

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Kings College London
    Macmillan Cancer Support
    GFK
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place London, United Kingdom
    4.8
    4.8
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Toast

     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.

    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 

    Former clients
    Morgan Stanley
    Ancestry.com
    Cancer Research UK
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place London, United Kingdom
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Appetite Creative Solutions

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Starbucks
    Bacardi
    Coca Cola
    Tetra Pak
    Audi
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place London, United Kingdom
    4.8
    4.8
    21 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Awards Best Digital Advertising Campaign (2017), Awwwards Nominee (2017) , Awwwards Nominee (2017)

  • 11

    JAM

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Links of London
    Nike
    Beats by Dre
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place London, United Kingdom
    4.9
    4.9
    10 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Geronimo Boy Film

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Toyota
    Johnson's
    Samsung
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place London, United Kingdom
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    harris&wilde

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Lexis Nexis
    Roka Construction
    Six Star Global
    SPB UK & Ireland Teatulia
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place London, United Kingdom
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    Fourth Estate Creative

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Chartered Trading Standards Institute
    Office for Product Safety and Standards
    Reader's Digest
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Bromley, United Kingdom
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 15

    Loftworks

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Colgate
    Kraft Heinz
    Virgin Atlantic
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place LONDON, United Kingdom
    4.5
    4.5
    1 Clutch review
  • 16

    mYPulse Ads and Media

    mYPulse Ads and Media is a media agency based in London and founded in 2020 with over 10 members. They are experts in social media marketing, email marketing, and SEO solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large companies.

    Notable Project

    mYPulse Ads and Media provided UX and UI design solutions for a home-based linens manufacturer. The manufacturer owned an old website with a basic code that was in due need of an upgrade. The manufacturer is happy with the improvements.

    “I am happy to work with them again in near future.” - Director, Home-based Linens Manufacturer

    Former clients
    Karur Home Textikes
    Tchoudi Clean Ltd
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Croydon, London, United Kingdom
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
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