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Top 100 Visual Effects Companies

August 2022

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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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  • 31
    • $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

    MultiVision Digital Productions has produced a series of videos for a law firm. They’ve handled pre-production work, filming, editing, and post-production, iterating based on the client’s feedback.

    "They’ve been very flexible and understanding with scheduling changes."

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  • 32
    • $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 Video created 5 how-to videos for a marine navigation app. The videos were between 30–90 seconds in length and the process they lead was background and education, copy, style board, and animation.

    "It's clear everyone cares."

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  • 33
    • $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 created a promotional and explanatory video for a dental practice. The video was designed to showcase modern dentistry on social media platforms.  

    "Global Pictures were seamless in their integration with our team."

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  • 34
    • $5,000+
    • 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

    As a pressing deadline approaches, a creative production agency hired Chase a cloud to develop an animated film on short notice. The vendor's creativity and enthusiasm drew the client to them.

    "I was very happy with the enthusiasm in making sure the content was well-polished despite the tight deadlines."

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  • 35
    • 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 Video has provided video production services for a nonprofit organization. They’ve worked on several projects over seven years, making and editing videos from 15–30 seconds to four minutes.

    "What they do is really invaluable for us."

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  • 36
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Midvale, UT

    The Draw Shop, LLC is an explainer video company based in Cottonwood Heights, Utah. The company, founded in 2009, has a team of more than ten that provide video production, advertising, digital strategy, and content marketing services. The Draw Shop, LLC serves mid-market and other-sized companies in various industries that include advertising & marketing, IT, and business services.

    Clients

    • Uber
    • Twitter
    • Google
    • United Nations

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An influencer marketing agency collaborates with The Draw Shop, LLC for marketing services. The client wants to reach more people and improve marketing strategies.

    "Their broad knowledge of marketing and eagerness to work and collaborate together are impressive."

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  • 37
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Sofia, Bulgaria

    HandPlayed Productions is a Bulgaria-based production company that specializes in pre-production, production, post-production, commercials, films, music videos, creative direction, concept development, and casting. Founded in 2015 and with a team of fewer than 10 employees, HandPlayed Productions helps clients tell meaningful stories that attract customers, drive sales, and generate traffic. 

    Clients

    • LIDL
    • Devin
    • WWF
    • Telenor

    Industries

    Notable Project

    handplayed created a one-and-a-half minute-long animated video for a financial institution. Working with the client’s script, they animated the scenes and handled editing and audio mixing.

    “Working with them was easy; they were very understanding and responsive.”

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  • 38
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Dallas, TX

    DHD Films is a small video production company. Founded in 2000, the firm is in Dallas, Texas. Their services include video production and event marketing & planning.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An interior construction company hired DHD Films to create a brand video. They collaborated on preproduction while the team took on the on-site filming, interviews, and final video, audio, and graphics editing.

    "DHD Films delivered a final product that was better than what we expected, especially on a technical level."

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  • 39
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Hyderabad, India

    What a Story is a visual branding agency founded in 2015. Based in Hyderabad, India, the team of 19 specializes in video production and branding. They serve a range of clients, primarily in the entertainment, healthcare, and hospitality industries. 

    Clients

    • Uber
    • Kellogg's
    • Canon
    • Standard Chartered

    Industries

    Notable Project

    What a Story produced an IT services company’s explainer videos. They first understood the client’s product before working on the script, storyboard, animation, voiceover, and editing. 

    "It was just very easy to work with them."

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  • 40
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Warrington, United Kingdom

    IAM Productions is a small video production company. Founded in 2019, the firm is located in Warrington, United Kingdom. Their services include video production.

    Clients

    • ScoreApp
    • Payaca
    • NHS
    • Stage Smarts

    Industries

    Notable Project

    IAM Productions helped a software development company produce a 60-second, animated explainer video. They also worked with the client on making the script.

    "Their communication was super clear, and they were super responsive to any questions we had."

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  • 41
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Diego, CA

    Nanobot Medical Animation is a video production agency headquartered in San Diego, with additional offices in Kiev, Ukraine and Tallinn, Estonia. Founded in 2007, they have since grown their team to 17 specialists who provide video production and AR/VR development. They work with small, midmarket, and enterprise businesses in the health care industry.
     

    Clients

    • Novartis
    • Bayer
    • Sandoz
    • Abbvie

    Industries

    Notable Project

    NANOBOT Medical Communication provided video production services for a pharmaceutical company. They described the project in detail, moving the first draft to finalize a product presentation video.

    "The team's quality of the deliverable was above expectations."

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  • 42
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • West Hollywood, CA

    ZANE Productions is a Los Angeles based video production company. They were founded in 2016 and have a team of two employees who specialize in video production.

    Clients

    • Marvel
    • Disney
    • UFC
    • Universal Music Group

    Notable Project

    ZANE Productions made two video commercials to boost brand visibility. They planned, shot, and edited a 60-second video and a 15-second video. Both videos have been published.

    "I was blown away by the professionalism of their team."

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  • 43
    • $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. developed a 30–40-minute video for an animal by-product manufacturing firm. The video was a virtual tour of the manufacturing company’s facility and its operations for a regulatory appeal. 

    “They provided great value for what we invested.”

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  • 44
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Montréal, Canada

    Momentumm Digital is video and marketing agency located in Montreal, Canada. Founded in 2018, they have two employees experienced with web design and development, animation, SEO, SMM, digital advertising, and video production. They work with small and midmarket businesses in a range of industries.

    Clients

    • MicroAge
    • Propulsion Québec
    • AttriX
    • Kezber

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Momentumm Digital enabled a payment processing company's website to capture and feed data into a CRM-backed email marketing campaign. Alongside it, they also set up SEO, Facebook Ads, and Google Ads.

    "They’re very resourceful, and they know a lot about what they’re doing."

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  • 45
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • 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 produced an animated explainer video for an IoT platform. They helped create the script and storyboard and were in charge of creating illustrations and animating the video, among other tasks.

    "The project management was just superb."

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  • 46
    • $25,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Fort Worth, TX

    Sector 5 Digital is a marketing and advertising company based in Fort Worth, Texas that was founded in 2014. Their team of around 25 employees provides a variety of services including event marketing and planning, AR/VR development, content marketing, and more. They mostly work with enterprise-level organizations in a large number of industries. 

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Sector 5 Digital has produced a video animation for a defense and space manufacturing company. This platform serves as a marketing asset to provide customer awareness and engagement.

    "We are impressed by their ability to understand our needs."

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  • 47
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • San Francisco, CA

    Levitate Video is a media production company based in San Francisco with an office in Boca Raton, Fla. Founded in 2009, their team of 33 professionals provide video production, broadcast video, and translation assistance to clients ranging from small startups to large corporations. They produce videos such as explainers, corporate videos, interviews, and others.

    Clients

    • Vogue
    • Proofpoint
    • Yodlee
    • Smith System

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Levitate Media was hired by a surgeon company to create videos that showed their company's vision. The video was required to utilize cloud sharing platforms, as well. 

    "They were able to take early concepts and give it life through video and the words of key opinion leaders."

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  • 48
    • $5,000+
    • 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

    A training company engaged with Stormy Studio for their video production services. The key deliverable is an animated video that explains the easy process of online learning among their potential clients.

    "The quality of work produced by Stormy Studio is exceptional, and working with them could not have been easier."

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  • 49
    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Kyiv, Ukraine

    Keep Calm Labs is an e-commerce development company located in London, United Kingdom; Genève, Switzerland and Kyiv, Ukraine. The midsize team provides e-commerce development, mobile app development, ux/ui design, web development, and more and was launched in 2015.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Keep Calm Labs helped a dog treat business develop and design their e-commerce website. They added user-friendly features and functionalities and used Shopify as the platform.

    "They were easy to work with and reasonably priced."

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  • 50
    • 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

    A fintech firm hired Riotters to redesign their website. After a series of discovery calls, they devised strategies to proceed with the development process.

    "Their design knowledge was impressive, and their ability to deliver on deadline was excellent."

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  • 51
    • 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 produced an animated video for an AI SaaS company. The team created a storyboard and managed all stages of production. 

    "They've helped us achieve the right outcome with multiple revisions."

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  • 52
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.5
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Cincinnati, OH

    Epipheo is a Cincinnati based video production agency. They were founded in 2009 and have a team of 60 employees who specialize in video production and market strategy for enterprise and midmarket clients in the IT, business services, and healthcare industries. 

    Clients

    • P&G
    • Dupont
    • Epson
    • Google

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Epipheo is producing a 75-second video for a company that describes their purpose. The film is animated, and Epipheo provides end-to-end service, including scripting, visual development, and voiceover. 

    "They were very open to both understanding what we were looking for and providing their own expertise." 

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  • 53
    • Undisclosed
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Newport Beach, 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

    • Panasonic
    • Toshiba
    • Technics
    • Quiznos

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A manufacturing company hired Merit/Andrew to provide video production. They created two clips for the client and took over the whole process, including script writing, 3-D animation, and editing, among other tasks.

    ''Their team was awesome and functioned like a well-oiled machine.''

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  • 54
    • $5,000+
    • 50 - 249 employees
    • Zhengzhou Shi, China

    Henan York Animation Film Co., Ltd is a product design company launched in 2009. Their midsize team is located in Zhengzhou Shi, China. Their services include product design, graphic design, logo, and AR/VR development.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Henan York Animation Film Co., Ltd produced a 2D animation video for a marketing company. The team also managed advertising designs, implementing the client’s ideas and requests. 

    "Henan York Animation Film Co., Ltd had a very professional service."

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  • 55
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Doleep Studios is a video production company located in Dubai. Founded in 2007, they have since expanded their team to 32 employees. They provide many services to their clients, including advertising, branding, and market strategy.
     

    Clients

    • Amazon
    • Rotana
    • FLIR
    • ADNOC

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A tile and grout restoration and protection company hired Doleep Studios for video production. The team primarily worked on brand activation videos and social media marketing. 

    "The speed of their delivery was impressive."

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  • 56
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Budapest, Hungary

    Cabbage Film Factory is a studio based in Budapest, Hungary, and founded in 1999. Their team of no more than 50 provides advertising and video production solutions for clients that work in the fields of advertising, media, and gaming.

    Clients

    • Zewa
    • Media Markt
    • Rossmann
    • Euronics

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A medical device manufacturer hired Cabbage Film Factory to produce an educational video that promotes one of their products. The goal was to be informative and enticing to customers.

    "Communication was always quick, they have a very reactive and client-friendly approach."

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  • 57
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.7
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $10,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Demo Duck is an animated explainer video company based in Chicago. Founded in 2011, Demo Duck's team of 16 employees offer video production services for clients from the advertising, education, and media industries. 

    Clients

    • GEICO
    • Canon
    • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation
    • Netflix

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Demo Duck produced an informational video to describe a business's fraud prevention services. This involved writing a script, creating designs and a storyboard, and producing animation.

    "I was impressed by their incredible efforts, creativity, and professionalism at every stage of the process."

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  • 58
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Los Angeles, CA

    JMaverick Studios is a video production and social media marketing company located in California. Founded in 2012, JMaverick Studios creates professional, engaging video content and travels around the globe to produce corporate videos and social media content. With an intimate team of fewer than 10 employees, JMaverick Studios eschews the ordinary and embraces artistry. By using insight-driven strategies and ideation processes, JMaverick Studios provides its clients with original ideas for each individual project. JMaverick Studios works collaboratively with its clients to generate options that help them engage with their target audience.

    Clients

    • Adobe
    • AT&T
    • AquaTru
    • BitTorrent

    Industries

    Notable Project

    JMaverick Studios handled video production services for a workflow automation company. They shot and produced several product videos, which were uploaded on the client’s website and used for sales pitches.

    "They were very nimble and flexible in accommodating our needs regarding timeframes, location, and content."

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  • 59
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Canterbury, United Kingdom

    Cartoon Media is a digital production company that has been offering video production, advertising, and broadcast production to their enterprise, mid-market, and small business clients in the marketing and advertising, education and financial services industries since 2012. Their 10 employees are based out of Canterbury, UK.

     

    Clients

    • Siemens
    • Allianz
    • Hilton
    • Harvard Medical School

    Notable Project

    Cartoon Media recently worked on video production for an electrical company. They created a marketing video with cartoon animations and live video showing a product in use for that client.

    “[Cartoon Media’s] workflow was exceptional on their behalf. Their communication skills set them apart. ” - Employee, Electrical Company

     

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  • 60
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Houston, TX

    Ctrl Shift VFX is a video production studio based in Houston. Founded in 2017, this company has three employees. Ctrl Shift VFX focuses exclusively on video production services for businesses of various sizes.

    Clients

    • OtterBox
    • LifeProof
    • Liviri
    • Houston Parks Baord

    Notable Project

    Ctrl Shift VFX created animated videos to help launch a phone case company's new products. Using existing scripts, they delivered the animation for two feedback rounds before the final render.

    "...other vendors' level of execution and creativity doesn't match what I get from the Ctrl Shift VFX team."

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