Looking for a top visual effect studio in Los Angeles?

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 Los Angeles. 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 Los Angeles Visual Effect Studios

  • 1
    $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
    Ben and Jerry's
    Harvard University
    Cisco
    Intel
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rip Media Group provided full-scale production services for a food services company. After creating a script and storyboard, Rip Media Group directed and edited the animated explainer video for publishing on the client's website. They delivered impressive customer service and tailored content that helped to establish the client's competitive edge. 

    "Throughout the entire project they were extremely responsive and always reachable." — Co-Founder & CEO, Food Services Company

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  • 2
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Newport Beach 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
    Thermo Fisher
    Intuit
    BlackLine
    AT&T
    Industries
    Notable Project

    VeracityColab helped a gaming startup with a branding campaign, producing custom videos. VeracityColab provided storyboards, scripting, and editing services for all the videos. Many of the videos created by VeracityColab featured 2D or 3D animations. The client was impressed with the VeracityColab's video production skills. 

    "When it comes to video, they're very strong in everything, from lighting and technology to storytelling. We can tell that they're invested in our success. " - Creative Director, Gaming Startup 

  • 3
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Stylo Creative is a video production agency headquartered in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Founded in 2016, their team of approximately 2–3 employees primarily serves midmarket clients. They also provide motion graphics.

    Clients
    Fluent
    Vivint Smart Home
    Stanford Football
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Stylo Creative develops training videos for a sales software provider. They handle every aspect of video production, from conceptualizing and filming to editing. Their work has been utilized by third-party customers to train their employees on the client's products.

    "Anecdotally, it’s helped us position ourselves as an innovative brand, and it’s generated interest and intrigue." — Chief Strategy Officer, Sales Software Company

  • 4
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Left Productions is an media production company headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in Paris and London. Left Productions' team of 23 employees offer video production, advertising, and content marketing services. The firm was founded in 2012. 

    Clients
    Grant's Whiskey
    Planet Photo
    Saint Laurent
    Nutella
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Left Productions produced educational videos to increase brand awareness for a SaaS video company. Left Productions created a variety of videos for the client including testimonials, company overviews, and conference coverage.  Left Productions offered a high level of customer service and responsiveness.

    "Their level of service is great and they’re very responsive. As a B2B startup, their cost effectiveness is very important to us, as is the high level and quality of their customer service." – Product Marketing, SaaS Video Company

  • 5
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    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

  • 6
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Inglewood CA

    Lemonlight is a video productions agency headquartered in Marina Del Ray, Calif. It also has offices in Miami, New York City, Chicago, San Diego, and Austin, Texas. Its team of 39 employees specializes in video production, content marketing, and broadcast video. It was founded in 2010 and works mostly with mid-market firms. 

    Clients
    Hyatt
    Audi
    Uber
    Accenture
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An independent school hired Lemonlight to produce branding videos to show prospective families.  Lemonlight scripted, produced, and gave feedback on the final, 90-second product. The client was so impressed by the video that they have asked the team at Lemonlight to film and create additional content. The client was impressed with the team at Lemonlight's professionalism. 

    "We were happy they were really easy to work with. The two onsite crew members that came the day of the shoot were fantastic. They were really considerate and thoughtful but also engaged with the people they were shooting. They knew all the right questions to ask which made everything easy and seamless." – Head of School, Independent School

  • 7
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Fluid Films Productions Inc is a video production and marketing agency located in L.A. They have about one employee. Since 1998, they have provided video production and branding services to a wide array of clients. 

    Clients
    Toyota
    Subaru
    Red Bull
    Notable Project

    Fluid Films Productions Inc provided full scale production services, creating a video that highlighted the standard of education, research, and community service for university division. They filmed, conducted interviews, and edited the content. They offered valuable creative direction and delivered a final product that impressed internal stakeholders. 

    "All of their work was conducted with the highest level of professionalism."— Public Relations Manager, University Division

  • 8
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Luminoustudios is a production company based in Los Angeles with a second location on the opposite coast in New York City. The agency was founded in 2015 and maintains a team of 4 specialists.  Luminoustudios is entirely dedicated to providing full-service video production.

    Clients
    Polaroid
    StoryCorps
    Fiverr
    Google
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A social organization was hosting a summer camp and needed a team to produce a video to show prospective campers the experience in an appealing, compelling way. Luminoustudios storyboarded and scripted the video, then handled the end-to-end production process. Upon completion, they edited the footage and curated the audio to enhance the visual content they'd produced.

    "The students involved in the program and the one we focused on specifically thought the video was really authentic and presented their experience in a compelling way" — Senior Producer, Social Organization

  • 9
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Santa Monica CA

    Colormatics is a studio founded in 2014 in Jersey City, N.J. with no more than 10 employees. They specialize in video production, advertising, and content marketing services for clients in the fields of consumer products and business services.

    Clients
    H&M
    The Macallan
    Fiverr
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Colormatics produced TV ads for a freelancer marketplace platform. The platform needed direct response TV ads for their product. So far the metrics are incomplete but the platform is satisfied with Colormatics’ work.

    “I didn’t need to tell Colormatics exactly what we needed; they already had a basic understanding of our product and our objectives.” - Director of Brand, Freelancer Marketplace Platform

  • 10
    $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
    Indiegogo
    Apartments.com
    DealDash
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A transportation company hired Pluck. to create a brand video showcasing its services. They created a storyboard and filmed original content featuring the transportation company's customers. They had full control over the creative direction of the video, and the client appreciated that the video was delivered on time.

    “The quality of the video is excellent, and the feedback we’ve received has been very positive. We’re a small business and the video helps us stand out from our competitors.” - Owner, Transportation Company

  • 11
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    JZ Creates, a social media marketing agency, was launched in 2021. Their small team is located in Los Angeles, California. Their services include social media marketing, advertising, video production, content marketing, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    JZ Creates provided video production services for an advertising agency. They work with the agency on various projects where the deliverables are one-of-a-kind 3D videos for social media.

    “There’s so much to love about working with JZ Creates since their skills and talents are unmatched.”

  • 12
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Video Production by Brainiac is a video production company with offices in LA and San Diego. Founded in 2010, the team works with businesses of all sizes, primarily in the consumer products and services industry.

    Clients
    Honda DLA
    Natureal
    Matel
    Spinnin’
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Video Production by Brainiac produced a video ad to promote an AR app for a teambuilding business. The video shows how the app works and highlights the fun, custom events the client offers. Pleased with the final result, the client shared the ad on their website and social media.  Video Production by Brainiac followed  an effective process that ensured a smooth collaboration.

    “Their workflow was very effective — it was clear from the start how the process would go, and they followed that to a T.” – President, Team Building Business

  • 13
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Huntington Beach CA

    Rocket Farm is a multidisciplinary digital marketing agency founded in 2014 and located in Huntington Beach, Calif. With nearly 10 employees on board, they offer an array of services the main ones being content marketing, advertising, branding, digital strategy, and web design. Their clients consist of mainly small businesses in various industries. 

    Clients
    American Express
    DaVita
    Guardian Bikes
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rocket Farm provided video production as well as photography for a kidney dialysis company. Their work involved interviewing patients as well as post-production. Ultimately, the results satisfied all stakeholders, and their project management style stood out.

    "They’re 100% invested in our projects." – Marketing Manager, Kidney Dialysis Company

  • 14
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Santa Ana CA

    Phase 3 Studios is a video production agency founded in 1987. Their small team is headquartered in Santa Ana, California and provides video production.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Phase 3 Studios produced a video and created a cut-down and a Mandarin version for an automotive software company. The video was meant to showcase the technology and benefits of a motor for electrical vehicles.

    "The best part was that they drove us as much as we drove them."

  • 15
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Irvine CA

    Merit/Andrew is a creative agency headquartered in Irvine, Calif. Their team of over 10 serves businesses of all sizes in the advertising and marketing industries, as well as arts, entertainment, and media. Services include video production and broadcast video. They were founded in 2002.

    Clients
    Scheifer Media
    Toshiba
    Yokohama
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Merit/Andrew produced a commercial for a media company's client. Salvaging the project from another vendor, the team took over storyboarding and production. The client was thrilled with the final product.

    "Merit/Andrew’s work really delighted the client and made us look like heroes. We couldn’t be happier." — Former Director of Digital Advertising, Media Company

  • 16
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    West Hollywood CA

    7 Wonders Cinema is a digital video partner founded in 2015 in Ardmore, Pa., with a secondary location in West Hollywood, Calif. With nearly 10 team members on board, they mainly offer video production services but also content marketing, advertising, corporate photography, and more. Their main clients consist of medium-sized businesses across healthcare, IT, and advertising industries, among others.

    Clients
    Comcast
    The Atlantic
    Blue Shield of California
    Industries
    Notable Project

    7 Wonders Cinema produced several graphics and video clips for a wellness company that needed ads for TV and more. Through a smooth process and several rounds of drafts, the team delivered ads that performed really well for the client. Their communication and organization stood out.

    "The final product came out exactly as we hoped - actually, it came out better." – CEO, Wellness Company

  • 17
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    West Hollywood CA

    Tiny Giants Co is a creative branding company based in Los Angeles with offices in Baulkham Hills, Australia, and in Düsseldorf, Germany. The company, founded in 2006, has a team of around ten that provides, among others, branding, video production, and digital strategy services to small and midmarket companies and institutions.

    Clients
    Hillsong
    AACO
    Baxter Health Care
    87 North
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A pharmaceutical company hired Tiny Giants Co to create compelling digital assets -- a three-minute video and a two-minute 2D animated video -- that tell patients' stories and how the company is patient-centric. Tiny Giants Co delivered the digital assets within three-week timeframe and exceeded the company's expectations in terms of the quality.

    "They are always highly creative, very organized, respond well to the brief and are empathetic and caring when working with patients and their families." - External Relations Manager, Pharmaceutical Company 

  • 18
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Torrance CA

    Pencil Media Production, LLC is a Torrance, California-based video production agency. The firm offers video production and is small.The firm was established in 2021.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Pencil Media Production, LLC created three videos for a solar company, including a documentary about the firm. They also wrote all the scripts and handled the overall production of the videos for the client. 

    "They were very professional and had all the gear required to complete all the tasks."

  • 19
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Costa Mesa CA

    Seal Media is a studio founded in 2007 with fewer than 10 professionals. They offer video production, digital strategy, and content marketing solution from their office in Costa Mesa, Calif. They mainly work with small and mid-market businesses.

    Clients
    Benjies NY Deli
    Dr. Paul Nassif
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Seal Media provided social media and digital marketing solutions for a deli restaurant. The restaurant has Seal Media manage their social media accounts and newsletters. The campaigns run by Seal Media have been met with positive feedback.

    “I like that they take it upon themselves to call and tell me about doing photos and other things.” - Manager, Deli Restaurant

  • 20
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    The Pollack Group is an independent creative, digital, marketing and public relations agency based in Los Angeles with an office in New York. The agency, founded in 1985, has a team of more than ten that provides PR, social media marketing, video production, and branding services to midmarket and other-sized companies in the consumer products & services, business services, arts & entertainment, and other industries.

    Clients
    AVIS
    BARR Center
    Barco Uniforms
    Bel Air Investment Advisors
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A luxury hotel chain tapped The Pollack Group to function as its PR and marketing arm. The services rendered in this engagement include overseeing marketing campaigns, producing videos, organizing events, overseeing the execution of B2B and B2C strategies, implementation of outbound PR for each hotel in the chain, managing the branding and positioning programs, and many others. The engagement has widened the exposure of the hotel chain and drew in important clientele.

    "They were able to identify the different brand legs for the entities and strategize for each identity. " - Executive and Property Manager, Luxury Hotel Chain

  • 21
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Santa Ana CA

    Rogue Creative Development is a marketing agency headquartered in Santa Ana, California. Founded in 2015, their team of 7 employees serves small businesses across a variety of industries. Their specialty is video production, but they also provide branding, marketing strategy, social media marketing, and much more.

    Clients
    Veracity Real Estate Co
    Rogue Aviation
    The Friendship Shelter
    Notable Project

    Rogue Creative Development branded a high-end manufacturer of video equipment. They delivered a new set of logos and provided product naming guidelines. They've also managed the client's social media accounts. The new branding they've delivered conveys the business in an appealing and effective way.

    "We continue to support that image with new content, and they're a great resource for us." — VP of Sales, Video Equipment Firm

  • 22
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Core Digital Expansion is an advertising company based in Los Angeles, California. The small team offers advertising, video production, web design, social media marketing, and more. The agency was established in 2018.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Core Digital Expansion provides marketing strategies. They established business plans, product descriptions, and packaging ideas. They now write copies and work on UX design to improve the customer journey.

    "Their work has helped me effectively talk about the project."

  • 23
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Rossman Media is a social media marketing firm launched in 2016. They are located in Lake Oswego, Oregon; Los Angeles, California and San Diego, California and have a small team. The company offers social media marketing.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rossman Media creates digital marketing campaigns for an outsourcing company. These services include content marketing, SEO, and social media marketing. 

    "They have an effective, highly responsive team with the necessary agility and flexibility to adapt."

  • 24
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Burbank CA

    WKND Digital is a digital agency based in Sacramento, Calif. in 2018. Their team of over 50 specializes in advertising, social media marketing, and email marketing solutions for clients ranging from small startups to large businesses.

    Clients
    Coca-Cola
    Disney
    Nickelodeon
    Industries
    Notable Project

    WKND Digital provided social media marketing solutions for a logistics company. The solutions were carried out on Facebook and Instagram. This has resulted in a number of appointments being set for the company.

    “Their turnaround time for questions is faster than we have seen with any other digital marketing company. It is usually less than 1 hour.” - Owner, Logistics Company

  • 25
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Founded in 2017, Mvmnt is a visual agency based in Los Angeles. Their team of 10+ specializes in video production, content marketing, AR/VR development, and branding. 

    Clients
    TeT
    Beaker & Wrench
    Petcube
    Atlas Weekend
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A straw manufacturer hired mvmnt to create an animated video commercial. The video's quality met client expectations, and the commercial will be shown once the coronavirus pandemic ends.

    "Our team is happy with the video's quality." – Co-founder, Straw Manufacturer

  • 26
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Glendale CA

    Mirdon Production is a brand building and developing company based in Studio City, Calif., with an office in Glendale, Calif. The company, founded in 2010, has a team of more than ten that provides advertising and video production services to various clients and companies.

    Clients
    Ice Mood
    Noname Shawarma
    American United Home Care
    Hippo Movers
    Notable Project

    A cleaning services company hired Mirdon Production to update their website. Mirodon Production completed the project and the resulting website now looks more professional and aesthetically attractive.

    "Their team was very responsive and every time they would answer my questions in details." - Manager, Cleaning Services Company

  • 27
    $1,000+
    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
    Peet's Coffee & Tea
    Maddie Style
    Regal Cinemas
    Fred Water
    Industries
    Notable Project

    To remain at the top in their industry, a baby food retailer hired Something Massive for various digital work. They worked on websites, content creation, social media and ran their first national campaign.  

     

  • 28
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA
    PPVFX is a Los Angeles, California-based video production company. The small team specializes in video production and was established in 2016.
    Industries
  • 29
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Burbank CA
    Video production agency Aaron Sims Creative was established in 2005. In Burbank, California, their small team focuses on video production, AR/VR development, and graphic design.
    Industries
  • 30
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Los Angeles CA
    Video production agency FRENDER was launched in 2018. Their small team is located in Los Angeles, California. Their services include video production.
    Industries
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