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Top 100 Visual Effects Companies

January 2023

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Visual effects is the process of changing a live action shot by adding enhanced imagery. Some examples of VFX include flying on a broom in Harry Potter or a spaceship moving through space in Star Wars. 

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List of the Best Visual Effect Studios

  • 1
    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    BluBlu Studios is a design-driven, award-winning animation production company that was founded in 2014. Their team of 30 specializes in animation, video production, commercials and explainer videos. They work with companies of all sizes in the US, Canada, Asia, Europe and Australia. Headquarted in Warsaw, Poland. Represented in the UK, Scandinavia, Japan, Germany, Austria, and Singapore.

    Clients

    • The New York Times
    • Singapore Airlines
    • Twitter
    • Amex

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Outsourced resources from BluBlu Studios provide animation and motion design services for digital marketing campaigns.

    “They are genuinely nice people who possess a great amount of integrity.”

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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

    • 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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  • 3
    • $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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  • 4
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Washington, DC

    Social Driver is a digital agency founded in 2011 with a team of over 10 members. Based in Washington, DC, they offer web design, social media marketing, and digital strategy solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses in the fields of health care and nonprofit, among others.

    Clients

    • American Nurses Association
    • The Education Trust
    • Elizabeth Dole Foundation
    • Goodwill Industries International

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Social Driver maintains a nonprofit organization’s website and provides occasional web development services. They periodically meet to discuss special projects and other concerns.

    "Their customer service is impressive!"

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  • 5
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Northbrook, IL

    Founded in 2016, Slon Media is a video marketing company that is based in San Francisco, with other locations in London and Minsk. Their team of 17 provide video production, content marketing, social media marketing, and digital strategies to clients.

    Clients

    • Pandadoc
    • International Swimming League
    • Capital.com & Currency.com
    • Polkadex

    Industries

    Notable Project

    SLON Media provides SMM services for an international swimming league. Their tasks include designing graphics, producing, shooting, and editing live videos, and creating animations for content.

    "We are satisfied with SLON Media as a vendor — they are trustworthy and professional."

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  • 6
    • 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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  • 7
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      4.7
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    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • New York, NY

    Established in 2017, AdSide Media is a mobile & app marketing and video production agency. Their midsize team is located in New York, New York, and offers mobile & app marketing and video production.

    Clients

    • Playrix
    • King
    • Rovio
    • Nekki

    Industries

    Notable Project

    AdSide Media produces creatives on mobile apps for a game development studio. The goal was to upscale UA campaigns for the client's top racing game. To support this, a lot of additional video ads are needed.

    "We are very pleased with the results."

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  • 8
    • $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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  • 9
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Pluck. is a video agency headquartered in Los Angeles, with an additional office in New York City. Their team of around 5 employees provides video production, advertising, and broadcast video services.

    Clients

    • CapitalOne
    • MassMutual
    • Mastercard
    • Indiegogo

    Industries

    Notable Project

    PatrickOrtman, Inc. supported the production of a branding and commercial video in its entirety. They collaborated on the script, scouted acting talent and locations, and filmed several cuts of various length.

    “PatrickOrtman, Inc.’s willingness to adjust to our changing needs stood out as exceptionally impressive.”

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  • 10
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Kyiv, Ukraine

    Wow-How Studio is a video production and design agency that was founded in 2009. They are based in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and have over 30 employees who offer a variety of specializations. Wow-How Studio's services focus on creative video and design solutions that feature animated video production, animation design, 3D graphic design, as well as AR/VR development and design. 

    Clients

    • Mercedes-Benz
    • data.ai (formely App Annie)
    • Hallmark
    • TED-Ed

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Wow-How Studio produced a 3D animated explainer video for an energy products manufacturing company. The team took the client’s storyboard and produced the entire video in their own studios.

    “Wow-How Studio’s creativity and content were of high quality, exceeding industry standards.”

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  • 11
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Burbank, CA

    Based in Burbank, California, Giant Propeller is an advertising company. They focus on advertising, ux/ui design, AR/VR development, branding, and more and were established in 2014.

    Clients

    • L'AGENCE
    • Dermalogica
    • L'Oreal
    • MeUndies

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Giant Propeller created a marketing deck for a production firm. They audited the client's existing deck and modified its logo, color scheme, fonts, and graphics. They also added new videos after two months.

    "They were incredibly easy to communicate with. Most importantly, they listened to our opinions and incorporated them."

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  • 12
    • 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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  • 13
    • 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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  • 14
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Kyiv, Ukraine

    PING Studio is a video production agency launched in 2020. The small team focuses on video production, ux/ui design, and graphic design. The agency is headquartered in Kyiv, Ukraine.

    Clients

    • Ryze
    • eToro
    • Strapi

    Industries

    Notable Project

    PING Studio produces motion designs for a design studio. The team works according to the client's provided storyboard and prototypes. 

    "They're delivering perfect motion designs."

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  • 15
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Portland, OR

    Founded in 2006, Deep Sky is a video production agency. Their team of around 25 employees is based in Portland, with an additional office in Seattle. The team focuses on video production, graphic design, and broadcast video.

    Clients

    • Superplastic
    • Sony
    • Daimler
    • Columbia Records

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An advertising agency hired Deep Sky for video production. They were tasked with producing advanced motion graphics and VFX to creatively bring a figure skater into a real Olympic stadium background.  

    "Deep Sky made sure to deliver what we needed to meet our client's deadlines."

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  • 16
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Paris, France

    WeeDesign is a 2D/3D motion design and animation studio headquartered in Paris. The company, founded in 2017, has a team of 8 people. Their team solely does video production; they mostly work with small and mid-market businesses, and some enterprise businesses. The clients they partner with are primarily in the advertising & marketing and media industries. 
     

    Clients

    • Zurich
    • United Film House
    • Iron Horse
    • Office français de la biodiversité

    Industries

    Notable Project

    WeeDesign filmed and produced a video advertisement to whistleblowers for a French law firm.

    "They have a perfectly effective workflow."

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  • 17
    • $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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  • 18
    • $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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  • 19
    • 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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  • 20
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • New York, NY

    MultiVision Digital Production is a web video production and marketing based in New York City. Established in 2011, the team of nearly 10 employees provides video production, digital strategy, and content marketing services.

    Clients

    • Societe Generale
    • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
    • Freidman LLP
    • Andritz Metals

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A private nonprofit hired MultiVision Digital Productions for a 2-part video production project. The goal was to create a sizzle reel and an in-depth interview video.

    "MultiVision delivered exactly what they promised."

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  • 21
    • 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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  • 22
    • $10,000+
    • 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

    • Moodys
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    • Western Power Distribution
    • Thermo Fisher

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Stormy Studio made an explainer video. They mixed animated sequences with real footage to explain why women avoid preventive malaria treatment during pregnancy. The video needed to speak to diverse audiences.

    "We developed a one-to-one relationship, as their response time was excellent and they were very supportive."

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  • 23
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • New York, NY
    Froth&Fur is a small video production agency launched in 2022. Their services include video production and broadcast video. The company is in Los Angeles, California.

    Clients

    • MassMutual
    • PluckStudio
    • Relation Agency
    • Tipalti

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Froth & Fur produced a high-concept 3D model video for a footwear manufacturer. They collaborated with the client to highlight the various environments that the footwear was intended for.

    "We were amazed by the ease of communication and their design skills."

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  • 24
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chernivtsi, Ukraine

    Verstiuk Production is an animated video production agency that was established in 2016. They are based in Chernivtsi, Ukraine and have about 25 employees. Verstiuk Production services revolve around high-end animation production, including 2D, 3D, animated logos, and whiteboard videos.

    Clients

    • Microsoft
    • SimilarWeb
    • MarineTraffic
    • Leica Geosystems

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Based on an existing script and storyboard mockups, Verstiuk Productions provided animation services to create a single marketing video. 

    "This was one of those rare cases when the work was flawless."

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  • 25
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.8
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Singapore, Singapore

    Kasra Design is an animation company that is located in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Founded in 2011, Kasra Design has about 16 employees that specialize in video production and broadcast video. The company has created more than 700 commercial videos such as animated explainer, corporate, 2D, and 3D videos and motion graphics. They work with a range of clients in a variety of industries.  

    Clients

    • Commonwealth Bank
    • Maybank
    • Hong Leong Bank
    • Wolters Kluwer

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Kasra Designs provided video production services for a number of projects. This included data visualization as well as product demonstrations. 

    "In terms of creativity, they have a magic element there to make the whole process very smooth ... "

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  • 26
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Baltimore, MD

    Storyfarm is a motion pictures and film production company that is located in Baltimore. Founded in 2009, Storyfarm's team of 15 employees has nearly a decade of experience in video production. The firm primarily works with small, midsize, and enterprise B2C and B2B businesses.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Storyfarm serves as a healthcare company's videography partner. They write and film informational videos, retail sales pitches, and advertisements, then provide extensive edits.

    “We only use Storyfarm for our projects now.”

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  • 27
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Bad Liebenzell, Germany

    Mondlicht Studios is an advertising and design agency based in Bad Liebenzell, Germany. Founded in 2019, this company has four employees. Services provided by Mondlicht Studios include advertising, CGI, digital design, and virtual reality for businesses of various sizes.

    Clients

    • Lucid Motors
    • Rhubarb Agency

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Using Maya, Python, and WebQL, Mondlicht Studios did 3D modeling of passenger cars for an automotive firm. They also built a toolkit to make the cars CAD-renderable and reduce the data used.

    "If you need a partner to rely on during complex projects with many constraints, you can't go wrong with them."

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  • 28
    • $50,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Marbella, Spain

    Admiral Media is a performance marketing agency based in Estepona, Spain. The agency, founded in 2019, has a team of around ten that provides mobile & app marketing, social media marketing, PPC, graphic design, and video production services. Admiral Media serves small and mid-market companies in the consumer products & services, financial services, transportation, automotive, utilities, and e-commerce industries.

    Clients

    • Fastic
    • Petit BamBou
    • ImmoScout
    • Actio

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Admiral Media has established and managed a social media marketing campaign for an emotional wellness firm. They create Apple Search, Google, and TikTok Ads in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

    "They always took the challenges head-on and worked in the direction we requested."

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  • 29
    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Sofia, Bulgaria

    Chase A Cloud is an animation and video production company based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Founded in 2008, this company has 30+ employees. Services offered by Chase A Cloud include video production and broadcast video for companies of all sizes.

    Clients

    • LEGO
    • National Geographic
    • Nat Geo Kids
    • Mattel

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Chase a cloud provides full-cycle video production services for a creative talent platform on an ongoing basis. They work in animated and live-action formats.

    “They're truly creative visionaries.”

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  • 30
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • New York, NY

    Video production company and broadcast video company Epic Media Creative was launched in 2010. Their small team is located in Pacific Paradise, Australia. Their services include video production and broadcast video.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Sound Machine Company hired Epic Media Creative to provide video production. Their efforts included editing, storyboarding, and audio mixing, among other pre- and postproduction efforts.

    ''Everything was perfectly smooth.''

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