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Top 100 Sound Effect Companies

January 2023

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A sound effect is the audio you hear that creates a sound in a film, movie, or other video format. For example, in an animated video, if you hear a door slamming shut, this is a sound effect. 

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List of the Best Sound Effect Specialists

  • 1
    • $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

    • Autodesk
    • Microsoft
    • Boston Pizza
    • Intel

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Signature Video Group produced a promotional video for an end client of a media company. Their scope included storyboard development, video planning, and on-site filming.

    “Signature Video Group delivered on time and within budget, and their responsiveness was perfect.”

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  • 2
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Kraków, Poland

    Studio Pigeon is a full-service animation studio founded in 2012. The company has locations in both Krakow and Warsaw, Poland. Between these two offices, they employ a team of 23 that provides video production and graphic design services to mostly mid-size companies.

    Clients

    • Ikea
    • Aviva
    • UBS
    • T-Mobile

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Studio Pigeon designed the GUI, illustrations, and promotional campaigns for an iOS interactive children’s story with a view toward maximizing accessibility and mobile responsiveness.

    “Studio Pigeon delivered high-quality work and impressive results.”

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  • 3
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Umault is a B2B video ad agency based in Chicago. Founded in 2010, Umault exclusively specializes in video marketing services for mid-sized and larger businesses. Services include creative development, video production, and distribution.

    Clients

    • Dell Technologies
    • MassMutual
    • Fresenius Kabi
    • James Hardie

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Umault produced a three-minute video testimonial for the client to promote one of their new products. They consulted on the concept and stylistic choices, in addition to providing production services. 

    "The piece they created was powerful and well-done."

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  • 4
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Rafael, CA

    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. 

    Clients

    • Adobe

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Zero One Digital Media helped an art museum livestream an event they had. Then, they produced a 4–5-minute video with the footage for Instagram and YouTube. The scope included preproduction and postproduction.

    “They’re experts in their field and have done a lot of projects, so they know what they’re doing.”

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  • 5
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • London, United Kingdom

    Blue Carrot is an animation production studio based in Lviv, Ukraine, founded in 2014. Its 6 employees provide video production for small business clients in the advertising & marketing and A&E industries. 

    Clients

    • Takeda
    • United Nations
    • Kampgrounds of America
    • DNB

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Blue Carrot produced a 2D animated video for a video production agency. After a kick-off meeting, they helped the client design the storyboard and animate the video.

    "There was always room for our feedback. Overall, everything went very smoothly and as expected!"

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  • 6
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Surrey, Canada

    Webdew is a video production agency headquartered in Seattle with additional offices in London and Mohali, India. They were founded in 2016, and have since expanded their team to 49 specialists. They provide video production services to small, midmarket, and enterprise businesses.
     

    Clients

    • UBER
    • Microsoft
    • T-Mobile
    • Hero Calendar Due

    Industries

    Notable Project

    webdew produced a TVC video for a telecommunications company. They wrote a script, provided a sample, and finalized the video production.

    "They were also very professional in all aspects of the work."

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  • 7
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Walnut, CA

    VeracityColab is a video agency located in Newport Beach, Calif. Founded in 2008, VeracityColab's team has over a decade of experience in video strategy and execution. The firm primarily works with mid-market and enterprise clients from the consumer products, business services, and healthcare industries.

    Clients

    • simplehuman
    • Intuit
    • Microsoft
    • Thermo Fisher Scientific

    Industries

    Notable Project

    VeracityColab produced a branding video for a professional development training company. The final deliverable was a 120-second video that would summarize the journey of creating their program.

    "Not only are they very talented in what they do, but they are also very easy to talk to and easy-going as people."

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  • 8
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Skalawag Productions is a small video production agency. Established in 2009, the firm is in Chicago, Illinois. Their team specializes in video production, advertising, and content marketing.

    Clients

    • Chomps
    • Breville | Polyscience
    • Vera Bradley
    • Kraft

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Skalawag Productions produced multiple videos for a patient advocacy organization. The team was involved in every project stage from brainstorming and storyboarding to production, editing, and audio mixing. 

    “The videos were engaging and appealing — we were happy with what they’d done.”

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  • 9
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Santa Monica, CA

    Brandefy is a video production firm in Santa Monica, Calif. Founded in 2010, the team of less than 10 also provides content marketing and broadcast video services for its small business, midmarket, and enterprise clients. 

    Clients

    • Health Magazine
    • Takeya
    • City of Los Angeles
    • City of Austin

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Brandefy produced multiple videos for an aviation manufacturer. The team shot the videos on location, reviewed the filming location, edited the videos, and provided recommendations.

    "They wanted to help as much as they could."

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  • 10
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $1,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Inglewood, CA

    Lemonlight is an on-demand video production company based in Los Angeles. They specialize in performance creative, for brands and agencies across the globe and in multiple industries. From ideation to final delivery, they create conversion-driven video content (product videos, event videos, OTT ads, and more), to enhance our clients’ existing marketing strategies.

    Clients

    • Lemonlight works with brands of all sizes. Notable clients include Hyatt
    • Audi
    • Accenture
    • Uber

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An education organization hired Lemonlight to produce a video for their group's 75th anniversary. This involved performing remote interviews. Three teammates worked directly with the client on the project.

    "We were happy with the project through and through."

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  • 11
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    New Evolution Video is a video production company based in San Diego, California. Founded in 2007, their team of around 10 employees provides video production, marketing strategy, broadcast video, and content marketing services.

    Clients

    • IBM
    • UC San Diego
    • SDSU
    • Damiler

    Industries

    Notable Project

    New Evolution Video shot several videos for a production company. They filmed the audience's reactions, produced a documentary style demo, and captured the sound from the house PA.

    "Their team was punctual, professional, and very helpful throughout our 2 shoot days."

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  • 12
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Toronto, Canada

    Archipelago Productions is a video production company based in Toronto, Canada. Their team of fewer than 10 experts provide solutions in video production for clients.

    Clients

    • Archipelago's clientele includes some of the most innovative brands both locally and globally
    • and a variety of non-profits. These include Netflix
    • Shopify
    • Google

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Archipelago Productions produced a video for a vaccine manufacturer. They conducted live interviews with employees and scientists, adjusted the script, and clipped various sections to create a smooth flow.

    “It was great — everybody was enthusiastic and excited and it felt like a professional video shoot.”

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  • 13
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Brooklyn, NY

    Prosper Digital TV is a full-service video production and marketing company of 8 members that's based in Brooklyn. Since 2012, they have provided video production, advertising, and broadcast video for mid-market firms, as well as both small and large businesses. Prosper Digital TV works primarily in the fields of advertising, business services, and education.

    Clients

    • Amalgamated Bank

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Prosper Digital TV produced commercials and other video content for a legal services firm. They supported or managed all aspects of production, including script development, casting, filming, and editing.

    “I was very impressed by the caliber of the actors and the crew.”

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  • 14
    • $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
    • Pitney Bowes
    • Bell Canada
    • Interac

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Simple Story Videos produced a video that featured a financial services provider's message to their partners. They edited the script, provided options for VO artists, and handled pre- and post-production work.

    "They were able to bring fresh ideas to the table and articulate them to our team members."

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  • 15
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      4.6
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • New York, NY

    FEVR is a design studio in Miami Beach, Fla. and Santa Monica, Calif. Founded in 2017, they have about 7 employees that serve clients in a wide range of industries. Services include video production, motion graphics, and animation.

    Clients

    • Uber
    • Amazon
    • Dior
    • Disney

    Industries

    Notable Project

    FEVR produced a minute-long video for a corporate event. The team wrote a script, developed a storyboard, and created animations.

    "They’re an incredible team of talented professionals, and the quality of their work exceeded our expectations."

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  • 16
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Warszawa, Poland

    ExplainVisually.co is a visual thinking agency based in Warsaw, Poland. The agency, founded in 2014, has a team of more than ten that provides video production and graphic design services. ExplainVisually.co serves enterprise and smaller-sized companies in the IT, health care & medical, financial services, telecommunications, energy & natural resources, and utilities industries.

    Clients

    • IKEA
    • Carlsberg
    • Orange
    • ING

    Industries

    Notable Project

    ExplainVisually created an animated video for a research company. The team focused on the script, storyboard, pictures, and the client's feedback. 

    "They advised and suggested something we would not have thought of."

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  • 17
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • New York, NY

    CRFT Video is a design-driven animation production company based in New York, New York. Founded in 2017 with additional offices in 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

    • Visa
    • Liebherr
    • Grohe
    • Ebay

    Industries

    Notable Project

    CRFT Video produced a 3D video for an interior design firm. Following a discovery session, they created a detailed model of the space and designed the video animations.

    "Additionally, CRFT Video's customer service was excellent."

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  • 18
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Boutique agency Something Massive is based in Los Angeles. Since 2009, their team of 45 has specialized in advertising, branding, video production, and more. They mainly work with clients in the field of advertising & marketing. 

    Clients

    • SC Johnson
    • KIND Snacks
    • Dannon
    • Campbell Soup Company

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Something Massive has been hired for their original, creative ideas to improve a honey manufacturer's website with digital marketing by identifying the client's positioning and bringing consumers to their site.

    "Their attitude is phenomenal."

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  • 19
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Surry Hills, Australia

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

    Clients

    • Toyota
    • Lowes
    • Buildcorp
    • Mortgage House

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Global Pictures planned, shot, and edited a corporate video. They developed interview questions, shot and overlaid relevant footage, and inserted music. They also did editing and implemented changes.  

    "We were always kept in the loop and well looked after." 

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  • 20
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • New York, NY

    Indigo Productions is a media production company located in New York. Founded in 1991, Indigo Productions' team of about 20 employees specializes in video production and broadcast video. Indigo Productions provides services to clients in consumer products & services, media and education industries.  

    Clients

    • Salesforce
    • Sony Pictures
    • Rolling Stone
    • AM New York

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A real estate trust fund partnered with Indigo Productions to produce their yearly Investor Day in New York. The goal is to present their investors and analysts with the year's results and business plans.

    "Max's and Jack´s style has always been proactive, honest, and straightforward."

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  • 21
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Fitzroy, Australia

    Vidico is a video production agency based in Melbourne, Australia, with an office in Sydney. The agency, founded in 2015, has a team of more than 20 that provides video production and other digital marketing services to various clients and companies.

    Clients

    • Square
    • Spotify
    • Airtable
    • Digital Ocean

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Vidico managed an animated video production process, from scripting and talent acquisition to editing and sound production, for a data solutions provider. They also created shorter edits for social media.

    “Their work has informed the direction of our overall brand.”

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  • 22
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Vancouver, Canada

    Six Degrees Productions is a full-service media production agency headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, and with a second location in Bryanston, South Africa. Founded in 2005, their team of fewer than 10 employees offers video production, social media content creation, video ads, graphic design, and more mainly to mid-market clients across various industries.   

    Clients

    • Bananatag
    • Sporting Life
    • Standard Bank
    • Rand Merchant Bank

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Six Degrees Productions produced one recruitment and two marketing videos that were 2–3 minutes long for a project management company. They helped prepare production and handled the editing and audio mixing.

    “Their videos were high-quality. We were satisfied with their work.”

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  • 23
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Mississauga, Canada

    VCM Interactive is a video production company. They are in Mississauga, Canada; Vaughan, Canada and Toronto, Canada and have a small team that focuses on video production, branding, and broadcast video. The agency was established in 2007.

    Clients

    • Mpac Group
    • Giraffe Foods
    • ChoiceHotels
    • Methapharm

    Industries

    Notable Project

    VCM Interactive Inc. was hired by a rowing sport governing body to reshot their video. They updated 12 videos to correct the umpire procedures and branding, and they embedded the videos with education modules.

    "We were very impressed with how the team picked up on our vision and needs."

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  • 24
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Rip Media Group is an animation and video production company located in Los Angeles. Founded in 2007, they currently have about 15 employees who specialize in video production services for businesses of any size. The team creates 3D motion graphics, 2D animation, and live action videos amongst others for clients in the IT, medical, and business services industries.

    Clients

    • Accenture
    • Ben & Jerry's
    • Black & Decker
    • Cisco

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Rip Media created an animated product explainer video and a live-action video, using stock and custom shot content. They also provided storyboarding and creative input from start to finish.

    “They're very talented—the final products they delivered were spot on.”

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  • 25
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Kyiv, Ukraine

    STYLE-VIDEO.COM is a video production agency founded in 2015. The small team specializes in video production. The company is headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine.

    Clients

    • KLO
    • NLC
    • Kite
    • MegaPolis

    Industries

    Notable Project

    STYLE-VIDEO.COM Animation Studio created an animated video for a digital advertising agency's customer. The animation also had a voice-over that promoted the medicinal product on the Ukrainian market.

    "We worked together as one team."

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  • 26
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.4
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Washington, DC

    LAI Video capitalizes on the role video plays in marketing by specializing in video production. Based in the heart of Washington, D.C. with a second office in Chicago, LAI Video was founded in 2013 and has a team of 39 employees. They create videos for branding and communications campaigns, commercials, and events.

    Clients

    • Amazon
    • Nestlé
    • MedStar Health
    • HITT Contracting

    Industries

    Notable Project

    LAI produced three videos, traveling to three locations to shoot interviews of various community members. They also collaborated on scripting and storyboarding and provided post-production services.

    “The videos LAI produced effectively tell a great story about our industry...”

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  • 27
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.7
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      4.8
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    • $1,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Houston, TX

    Buzzflick is an animation studio based in Dover, Del. The studio, founded in 2016, has more than 50 employees and provides graphic design and video production services to small and midmarket clients and companies.

    Clients

    • TekRevol
    • CydoMedia
    • WpPals
    • Social Gone Viral

    Industries

    Notable Project

    BuzzFlick provided 2D animation services for an advertising agency. They helped with scriptwriting and created two animations reflecting the end client's brand identity.

    "The project management was great, leaving no gaps in communication."

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  • 28
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    ALCHEMYcreative is a San Francisco-based video production company that started in 2010. Equipped with 9 employees, this firm provides video production and content marketing services to mainly mid-market and enterprise companies. They focus on commercial video, corporate video, and documentaries, with skills in 2D animation and motion graphics.

    Clients

    • Adobe
    • Salesforce
    • Advance Auto Parts
    • Walmart

    Industries

    Notable Project

    ALCHEMYCreative provides a boots and Western apparel company with end-to-end video production and creative services; they’ve created a commercial for a TV show and liaised with a TV company to broadcast it. 

    “ALCHEMYCreative has a lot of energy and enthusiasm for projects.”

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  • 29
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Austin, TX

    Media Pouch is a San Antonio-based studio founded in 2018. Their team of more than two specializes in video production, event marketing and planning, and advertising solutions for small and mid-market firms in the fields of media, consumer products, and more.

    Clients

    • Squadra Foundation
    • Air BnB
    • Brand Right
    • Sotheby's International

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Media Pouch Video Production produced a brand video for a digital marketing company. The video showcased the company’s history, goals, and ways to work with them, essentially a business card in a video format.

    "Their culture really came through and it was enjoyable to work with them."

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  • 30
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      4.8
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Szczecin, Poland

    Riotters is a web design agency located in Szczecin, Poland. They offer web design, ux/ui design, video production, branding, and more and were launched in 2015.

    Notable Project

    In efforts to establish a strong brand identity, an eyecare company has hired Riotters for their branding expertise. Additionally, the team is helping the client improve the UI/UX of their software products. 

    "They are a world-class design team."

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