The Best Visual Effect Studios in LA

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.

List of the Best Los Angeles Visual Effect Studios

  • 1

    Rip Media Group

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Ben and Jerry's
    Harvard University
    Cisco
    Intel
    Biogen
    Comcast
    NetApp
    LexisNexis
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    29 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Tribeca ACE Award , Non-profit Summit Gold Award

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  • 2

    VeracityColab

    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.

    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 

    Former clients
    Thermo Fisher
    Intuit
    BlackLine
    AT&T
    Adobe
    simplehuman
    eBay
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Newport Beach, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    62 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Stylo Creative

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Fluent
    Vivint Smart Home
    Stanford Football
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, UT
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 4

    Left Productions

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    Grant's Whiskey
    Planet Photo
    Saint Laurent
    Nutella
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    17 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2017 W3 Awards- Gold (3) , Silver (1)

  • 5

    Fluid Films Productions Inc

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    Toyota
    Subaru
    Red Bull
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    New York Festivals , X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival , Newport Beach Film Festival

  • 6

    CRFT Video

    Founded in 2017, CRFT Video is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. with another location in Moscow, Russia. With about 9 employees, they provide video production services for enterprise, midmarket, and small businesses.

    Notable Project

    CRFT Video created an explainer video for a sanitary ware manufacturer. They guided the entire process from start to finish. The team made the process simple and easy.

    "I can't speak more highly of how easy and simple the entire process was with them." –Marketing Executive, Sanitary Ware Maufacturer

    Former clients
    Lays
    Ebay
    Deloitte
    Slack
    Toyota
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    26 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Luminoustudios Inc.

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Polaroid
    StoryCorps
    Fiverr
    Google
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Sinema Films

    Sinema Films, founded in 2012, is a video production company headquartered in New York City, with an additional location in Los Angeles. Their 20 employees mainly provide video production services, but they also do some branding. They work in the advertising & marketing and business services industries. 
     

    Notable Project

    Sinema Films did a beauty shoot for a wellness brand. The client wanted to do a social campaign, so they hired Sinema Films. The company helped the client with every aspect of content production, and the client saw an improvement in traffic and bookings while working with them. 

    “There was a lift in site traffic and an increased number of bookings during the campaign.” — Founder, Wellness Brand

     

    Former clients
    McDonald’s
    Nike
    Starbucks Coffee
    Beautyblender
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    40th Annual Telly Awards: Silver (Beautyblender)

  • 9

    Pluck. (A creative studio)

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    CapitalOne
    Indiegogo
    Apartments.com
    DealDash
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    IMA Outstanding Achievement Award (2011) , FirstGlance Hollywood Film Festival Best Director (2013) , Los Angeles ADDY Award of Merit (2014)

  • 10

    Video Production by Brainiac

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Honda DLA
    Natureal
    Matel
    Spinnin’
    Universal
    Disney
    Knock Out
    CBS
    Armada TC
    Creative Primates
    Leasefiller
    My Computer & Office Supply
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Rocket Farm

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    American Express
    DaVita
    Guardian Bikes
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Huntington Beach, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    Merit/Andrew

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Scheifer Media
    Toshiba
    Yokohama
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer

    Undisclosed

    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Irvine, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    ALTO Visuals

    Founded in 2016, ALTO Visuals is a video production agency. Their team of around 10 employees is based in Los Angeles. The team focuses solely on video production.

    Notable Project

    ALTO Visuals produced multiple videos for a clothing company. They helped with 3 campaigns over the course of a few years. The team was responsible for film photography, studio and lifestyle photography, and video direction. 

    "Every single time we’ve done a promotion with ALTO Visuals, it’s driven sales by at least 200%." – Creative Director, Clothing Company

    Former clients
    Based Inc.
    Ferrari & Maserati of Seattle
    Footlocker
    Republic Records
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 14

    BluLux Media

    BluLux Media is a video production and animation agency based in New York with more than 10 experts. Founded in 2006, they excel at video production solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses in the fields of consumer products, business services, and more.

    Notable Project

    BluLux Media provided social media marketing solutions for a natural hair app startup. The startup was in need of a professional video that would convey their platform well. The startup is impressed with how BluLux Media handled the project thus far.

    “As I mentioned before I had a POC that was able to capture my feedback and any concerns.” - Founder, Natural Hair App Startup

    Former clients
    Johnson & Johnson
    Unliever
    Boston Consulting Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Irvine, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    7 Wonders Cinema

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Comcast
    The Atlantic
    Blue Shield of California
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place West Hollywood, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 16

    Tiny Giants Co

    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.

    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 

    Former clients
    Hillsong
    AACO
    Baxter Health Care
    87 North
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 17

    Cave

    Cave is a design and motion graphics boutique in Los Angeles. Since 2015, their 1-person team has provided video production, graphic design, and branding to enterprise companies in spaces like advertising & marketing and arts, entertainment, & music.

    Notable Project

    Cave provided 3D rendering assets for a phone case manufacturer. Each project took from 2–3 days to 2–3 weeks. The client was impressed by the photorealistic quality of Cave's output.

    "They were always available within a few hours, regardless of the time of day or day of the week." – Graphic Designer, Phone Case Manufacturer

    Former clients
    Sony Ericsson
    Dbrand
    Hitachi
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Production M

    Production M is a Los Angeles based video production company. They were founded in 2018 and have a team of four employees. They specialize in video production.

    Notable Project

    Production M made a short form show for a children’s media company. They produced the show to be aired on Facebook Watch. They provided the materials and talent, filmed the show, and edited it for the client. The client was impressed with the quality of their service.

    “The series has more than a million views. We were quite happy with that and our Facebook marketing efforts.” – Marketing Director, Children’s Media Company
     

    Former clients
    Trophy Smack
    Soul Pancake
    Firework
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Studio City, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    Seal Media

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Benjies NY Deli
    Dr. Paul Nassif
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Costa Mesa, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    Gush

    Gush is a marketing company based in Santa Monica, Calif. Founded in 2015, their team of fewer than 10 serves small and midmarket businesses primarily in the advertising industry. Services include content marketing, web design, social media marketing, video production, and more. 

    Notable Project

    Gush produced a video for a bidet retailer. The team managed all aspects of the production. The video has received positive feedback from internal stakeholders and clients alike.

    "I'm very happy with the ad and I'm in the early stages of using it for marketing." — Owner, Bidet Retailer

    Former clients
    Friction Labs
    Levy Electric
    Wagmo
    Private Packs
    Pro Transition
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Santa Monica, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    7 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Cannes Lions Grand Prix - Branded Content – Qualcomm

  • 21

    Rogue Creative Development

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Veracity Real Estate Co
    Rogue Aviation
    The Friendship Shelter
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Santa Ana, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 22

    The Pollack Group

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    AVIS
    BARR Center
    Barco Uniforms
    Bel Air Investment Advisors
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 23

    WKND Digital

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Coca-Cola
    Disney
    Nickelodeon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group50 - 249 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 24

    Jolly Good Media

    Jolly Good Media is a web development company that was founded in 2015 and works mostly with small-sized companies. The company consists of 7 employees and is headquartered in Lancaster, Calif. They specialize in web design, content marketing and social media marketing. They primarily serve small business and midmarket clients in the business services, legal and financial services industries. 
     

    Notable Project

    Jolly Good Media worked for an events company where they designed a new website for their client. Overall, the client was impressed with the team's work.

    “The team answered our questions with patience and care.” – Manager, Events Company
     

     

    Former clients
    Strike Plate Locks
    Damsel In Defense
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place lancaster, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 25

    Mvmnt

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    TeT
    Beaker & Wrench
    Petcube
    Atlas Weekend
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Los Angeles, CA
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 26

    Mirdon Production

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Ice Mood
    Noname Shawarma
    American United Home Care
    Hippo Movers
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Glendale, CA
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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