The Best 3D Animation Studios in The Bay Area

Looking for a top 3D animation company in San Francisco?

3D Animation companies can be particularly challenging to find, and making sure a firm is the right fit for your company can cause even more stress.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top 3D animation studios in San Francisco. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best San Francisco 3D Animation Studios

  • 1

    BX Films

    BX Films is a concept-to-consumer video agency based in Walnut Creek, Calif. founded in 2010. With a team of 12 professionals, they offer assistance in video production to clients from startups to enterprises, with a focus on advertising and marketing. They produce various video types, including commercial videos, brand videos, and explainers.

    Notable Project

    A private equity firm commissioned BX Films to produce a video for recruitment purposes aimed at undergrad students. The video ended up being of higher quality than previous projects done by the firm, and it made candidates more interested in the firm than before.

    "From a project management standpoint, their team was awesome. The team at BX Films is organized, collaborative, and flexible. With video production, there are a lot of pieces and people involved. We really appreciated that they were willing to work with everyone’s schedules by getting different teams to participate. They were well-organized throughout the entire process." - VP of Marketing, Private Equity Firm

    Former clients
    Cisco
    VSCO
    JBL
    Fellow Products
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Walnut Creek, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    13 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Studio B Films, Inc.

    Studio B Films Inc. is a creative and video production agency based in Berkeley, Calif. With a team of 20 employees, they have provided video production, broadcast video, and advertising for midmarket and enterprise businesses since 1992. They work with clients in the IT, consumer products, and advertising industries.
     

    Notable Project

    Studio B Films Inc. created a video series for a public science center. They created drafts of the project during pre-production, filmed the video, and finished all of the editing and graphics work. Internal stakeholders were pleased with the final project, and the video series has already been used by over a million children across the United States.

    “We got a lot of positive feedback internally from the publisher; they were so happy with the work. We also got a lot of positive feedback from review panels and school districts on the quality of the videos and what they brought to the curriculum. The level of polish and engagement in the videos helped the curriculum stand out and sell as well as it has.” – Senior Producer, Science Center
     

    Former clients
    Facebook
    Adobe
    Grammarly
    Publicis Group
    Salesforce
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Berkeley, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Telly Award (2018)

  • 3

    Fog Coast Productions

    Fog Coast Productions is a San Francisco-based video production company that was founded in 2017. They employ a small team of 3 that works mostly in video production but also provides advertising, branding, and a variety of marketing services.

    Notable Project

    An e-learning company wanted to create, improve, and promote their content online. Fog Coast Productions filmed, edited, and produced 50+ videos, interviewing customers about how to better use the e-learning platform. The videos promoted the brand on social media to encourage new users and increase the activity of existing users. 

    "Their work’s had a huge impact on how we’re able to interact with our followers on social media. Fog Coast provided a great product that functions as our best resource when advertising the company’s capabilities." — Director of Digital Engagement, E-Learning Company

    Former clients
    San Francisco 49ers
    Foster Farms
    Pacific Park
    T3 Advisors
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    19 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Rocketwheel

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Amazon
    Salesforce
    Bloomberg
    Dell
    Fidelity Investments
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    23 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Cowan Agency

    Cowan Agency is a San Francisco based creative agency. They were founded in 2013 and have a team of three employees who specialize in video production, advertising, and branding.

    Notable Project

    Cowan Agency created an explainer video for a health technology provider. The video was split into three parts, explaining the product generally, then how it works, and finally showing some user testimonials. The client used this video to explain their product at conferences and said that it has received a lot of praise.  

    “Since Cowan Agency and I worked on the project together, the end product is strong. It’s a high-quality, professional set of clips.” – Co-Founder, Health Technology Provider
     

    Former clients
    Coca-Cola
    Koniku
    Shadow
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Prolific Studio

    Prolific Studio is a marketing firm based in Palo Alto, Calif. with over 50 members. Founded in 2018, they specialize in social media marketing, email marketing, and SEO solutions for clients that work in various industries, including real estate, arts, and business services.

    Notable Project

    Prolific Studio worked on multiple design projects with a digital marketing company. Prolific Studio provided the company’s clients with logo services, web development, and more. The clients are very satisfied with Prolific Studio’s work.

    “So far, my experience has been terrific with them.” - Owner, Digital Marketing Company

    Former clients
    Toyota
    Techcrunch
    Suzuki
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Palo Alto, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Novaby

    Novaby is a 3D/AR creative technologies studio based in Seattle and founded in 2018. Their team of more than 10 specializes in video production and AR/VR development solutions for clients in the fields of arts, advertising, and gaming.

    Notable Project

    Novaby created a promotional game video for an educational gaming company. The video was to be published on both Google Play and the Apple App Store to advertise the game. The client was satisfied with the results.

    We found the workflow very effective.” - President, Educational Gaming Company

    Former clients
    TOTO USA
    AirTerra
    Swire Hotels
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Picturelab

    Picturelab is a video production company located in Mountain View, Calif. Founded in 2009, they comprise four employees specializing in storytelling, design, motion graphics, and live action video. They work with innovative clients, including global brands and startups.

    Notable Project

    Picturelab produced two videos for a facilities services company. One video was straightforward, describing the company's services, and the second was an attention-grabbing advertisement. The videos received positive feedback from both the internal sales team and clients.

    “The team at Picturelab is great! All interaction was professional and very easy. We found Picturelab to be extremely fast and creative! We are in the process of launching these videos. So far, we have received great feedback from our sales team and a few clients we have shown.” – Director of Marketing, Facilities Services Company

    Former clients
    Google
    NASA
    Apple
    Facebook
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Mountain View, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Zero One Digital Media

    Zero One Digital Media is an entertainment company based in San Rafael, California that was founded in 2012. Their team of around five employees works with mostly enterprise companies, as well as some mid-market businesses, in the advertising, media, and arts industries. 

    Notable Project

    Working with a software company, Zero One Digital Media provides ongoing video production, delivering everything from full-length documentaries to promotional clips for social media. The client praises their creativity and collaboration, as well as their deft narrative hand. 

    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Clutch Creative House

    Founded in 2006, Clutch Creative House is a video production and graphic design agency based in New York, New York. They also provide web design, advertising, branding, and UX/UI design services. 

    Notable Project

    Clutch Creative House produced a promotional video for a gaming company to promote a new product. The client was pleased with the end result. 

    "We were very pleased with how professional they were." – Creative Manager, Gaming Company

     

    Former clients
    Be All
    ERVE
    eToro
    Bancor
    hereO
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Francisco, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    The Explainer Video Company

    The Explainer Video Company, headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., creates animated explainer videos for businesses of all types. The company was founded in 2007, and their team of less than 50 people does advertising, content marketing, corporate training, and video production.
     

    Notable Project

    The Explainer Video Company did video production for a healthcare business. The client wanted a video that would help them interact with their customers and build their brand identity. They wanted the video to explain the opioid epidemic and its relationship to physician and patient risk. The client created the script, and The Explainer Video Company created a storyboard, found a narrator, and did the animation and production. The client was happy with the results. 

    “Our videos turned out better than I expected. We've used them successfully to better explain our product to our customers.” — CEO, Healthcare Business
     

    Former clients
    HP
    Sony
    USPS
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Santa Clara, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 12

    Explainly

    Explainly is an animation company headquartered in Novato, Calif. and founded in 2018. The team of fewer than 10 employees provides video production services, with a specific focus on explainer videos. Their clientele is composed of enterprises, midmarket businesses, and small businesses in the advertising and marketing and arts, entertainment, and music industries.

    Notable Project

    Explainly produced an animated explainer video to generate leads. Their work involved writing the scripts and creating the visual design, and the deliverable led to an increase in both inquiries and revenue.

    "We have had numerous prospective customer and active customers tell us they were interested in evaluating [us] based on the Explainly video." – Sr. Sales Manager, Influencer Marketing Company

    Former clients
    Visa
    HubSpot
    Stanford
    Morning Brew
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Novato, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    18 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Syiree International

     

    Syiree International is a design company based in Mumbai, India, with an office in San Jose, Calif. The company, founded in 2018, has a team of less than ten that provides, among others, web design, interior design, and brandin services to midmarket and other-sized companies in the e-commerce, advertising & marketing, arts & music, and business services industries. 

    Notable Project

    Syiree International was hired by a video game developer to update and improve its website to increase website traffic and game downloads. The resulting website was optimized and easy to maintain and update by the developer's team.  

    "Their team also went the extra mile to accommodate some last-minute changes as well." - Partner, Video Game Developer

    Former clients
    TVH
    Alcor Enabling Cloud
    ICICI Direct
    M-Educate Liberalize Learning
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place San Jose, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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