Looking for a top visual effect studios?

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. For more complex and original visual effects, we suggest hiring a visual effects company. Good visual effect studios have experience with computer-generated imagery (CGI) and can help you create believable interactions through video.

That's why we've created this list of the best visual effects companies for you to review. Read through company descriptions, former clients, and notable projects to find the best fit for your business. (And, if you want personalized recommendations, tell us about your project.)

List of the Best Visual Effect Studios

  • 31
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    TopLine Film is London-based video company of 33 employees. Founded in 2008, they deliver diverse types of videos including corporate, branding, training, and explainer. The company has an animation focus in 2D animation, motion graphics, 3D animation, and green screen animation segments.

    Clients
    American Express
    BAFTA
    Trustpilot
    AutoTrader
    Industries
    Notable Project

    In working for an insurance company, Topline Film developed a global recruitment video that involved working on-location in the client's city and office. The highlight of the project was the freeform interviews Topline created to foster a relaxed and non-scripted feel. Various internal leads (including the CEO) reacted positively to the video and praised Topline for their approachability. 

    "I’ve always been pleased working with them. They’ve always been happy to run with whatever brief we gave them." – Marketing Manager, Insurance Company 

     

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  • 32
    $10,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    London United Kingdom
    RD Content, a video production agency, is headquartered in London, United Kingdom; Downtown Core, Singapore and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. They provide video production, digital strategy, and marketing strategy and were launched in 2009.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An interior design company partnered with RD Content in order to produce a video that showcased who they were as well as their services on offer.

    "The on the spot engagement was very impressive and we were made to feel very relaxed when interviewing."

  • 33
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Seattle WA

    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
    Calendar.com
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Webdew created a 60-second explainer video for a software development company. They began by storyboarding the project, and then went on the animate the video and narrate using a voiceover. They delivered the completed video on-time and on-budget.

    “The video was great and it came at a really good price.” – Marketing Manager, Software Development Company
     

  • 34
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

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

    Clients
    United Nations
    Viacom
    Kellogg's
    Columbia University
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Indigo Productions worked with a global investment firm to produce videos for the firm. The client wanted a video that would explain the organization's investment philosophy to prospective clients. Indigo Productions was able to successfully develop 6 videos that met the client's needs. Indigo Productions will continue to work on projects for the client in the future.

    "Indigo Productions did well from a project management standpoint. Things were organized and flexible when we needed them to be. From that perspective, it was great to work with them, as that was very important to us." - VP Digital Strategy, Investment Firm 

  • 35
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Theory Films is a video production company based in London, United Kingdom. Founded in 2009, this company has two employees. Services offered by Theory Films include video production and broadcast video.

    Clients
    Jeep
    Heineken
    Google
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Theory Films produced an animated explainer video for an online jewelry company. They were responsible for expanding on the client's initial storyboards in order to develop a promotional video. The client reported an increase in site traffic, sales, and social media engagement since the video's publication. 

    "We saw an increase in social media interactions aswell as website visits. Our sales have increased since the video was put live" - Marketing Manager, Online Jewelry Company

  • 36
    $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
    Egyptian Super Cup
    Emaar
    Pepsico
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Doleep Studios produces videos for a fitness company. They crafted these videos and provided professional photography services. They then helped the client distribute the video materials on social media, generating frequent leads for the company.

    “The system of getting the video content and rating it, and the lead generation part was very sophisticated and had great impact on our sales.” – Marketing Manager, Fitness Company
     

  • 37
    $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
    Telenor
    EVN
    KitKat
    Absolut Vodka
    Industries
    Notable Project

    handplayed provided video production services for a grocery store retailer. Their team produced six videos featuring a luxury beef meat. The videos were a huge success, and handplayed's passion comes across their work.

    "They think outside the brief and try to bring additional value to the work." –Marketing Consultant, Lidl

  • 38
    Undisclosed
    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 Sankt-Peterburg, Russia and offers mobile & app marketing and video production.

    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."

  • 39
    $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
    Western Power Distribution
    Moodys
    Rapid Marine
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Stormy Studio undertook design work for a marine business park. The project involved the production of design mock-ups to help stakeholders visualize a project.

    "Visuals and graphics were superb, just what we needed. The project was completed on time and on budget." - Owner, Marine Business Park

  • 40
    $10,000+
    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
    Giro
    D'Addario
    AWS
    Bleacher Report
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Deep Sky produced a series of videos for a cloud-native security company. The team was responsible for storyboarding, animating, live footage, and green screening the explainer videos. 

    "A lot of people have told us why they went with us because the videos demystified the process, and educated them on what we do." – Former Marketing Strategy Director, Cloud-Native Security Company

  • 41
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    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
    Epam Joon
    TikTok
    WorkFusion
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A Swiss software development start-up needed to showcase their technology and development software, but there wasn’t a user interface to “show” them their technology. Slon Media stepped in and created videos explaining what they developed in a way for consumers to understand the scope of their project. The client was impressed with the analogy they brought into the video production for people to understand the client’s business. 

    “The most impressive is the combination of very fast production, absolute flexibility and conforming to the client's comments, reliable process and the price: the production cost is incredibly low.” –– Marketing & Communications Director, Software Development Start Up

  • 42
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Novato CA

    Explainly is an animation company headquartered in Novato, Calif. and founded in 2018. The team of fewer than 10 employees provides video production services, with a specific focus on explainer videos. Their clientele is composed of enterprises, midmarket businesses, and small businesses in the advertising and marketing and arts, entertainment, and music industries.

    Clients
    Visa
    HubSpot
    Stanford
    Morning Brew
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Explainly produced an animated explainer video to generate leads. Their work involved writing the scripts and creating the visual design, and the deliverable led to an increase in both inquiries and revenue.

    "We have had numerous prospective customer and active customers tell us they were interested in evaluating [us] based on the Explainly video." – Sr. Sales Manager, Influencer Marketing Company

  • 43
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Tel Aviv-Yafo Israel

    Blue Monkeys Productions is a production company based in Bnei Brak, Israel. Founded in 2010, this company has 10 employees. Services offered by Blue Monkeys Productions include video production and branding for businesses of all sizes.

    Clients
    IBM
    Microsoft
    HBSC
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Blue Monkeys Productions provided film production services for a bank. The project includes all stages of the film production process from brainstorming to filming and editing. The client reported very positive feedback from the final product.

    "They are able to capture the many voices we need to create a well-made product. Their exceptional level of service and care toward the relationship shows in their work." - Head of Global Liquidity & Cash Management, Bank

  • 44
    $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

  • 45
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Austin TX

    Wienot Films is an explainer video and whiteboard animation company based in Austin. Founded in 2011, their team of about 10 specializes in creating videos that turn complex ideas into concise, memorable, easy-to-understand stories. They work with clients ranging from startups to large Fortune 500 companies and offer a range of animation styles including hand-drawn whiteboard videos, character animations, and motion graphics. 
     

    Clients
    Canon
    Gatorade
    Sesame Street
    Google
    Notable Project

    Wienot Films created an animated explainer video for a healthcare consulting firm. They drove the entire process from message discovery, scriptwriting, storyboards, to final animation. The video garnered glowing reviews from industry professionals and pleased internal stakeholders with its quality-to-price ratio. The client was impressed with Wienot Films' personal, attentive service and quick understanding of project goals. 

    “"The excellence at Wienot sure makes us want to find ways to partner with them in the future as we grow, as we know we can trust any project to their capable hands and creative minds. We can't thank them enough for such a professional and amazing final product. It was well worth the investment, and they have our highest recommendation." – Co-owner, Healthcare Consulting Firm

  • 46
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Huntington Beach 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

  • 47
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Brooklyn NY

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

    Clients
    MTM
    Amalgamated Bank
    Accelerate
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Prosper Digital TV was once tasked by a legal services firm to create a video that showcased their work. The resulting commercial produced by Prosper Digital TV ended up getting over 100,000 views on YouTube, with greatly increased demand for the product in the commercial and more conversions overall.

    "I was very impressed by the caliber of the actors and the crew. Their prices were also very reasonable, and the other companies in our award category paid much more to other agencies." - Vice President of International Digital Marketing, Legal Services Firm

  • 48
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    دبي United Arab Emirates

    Focused primarily on corporate and commercial video, The Company Films is a 10-member video production firm based in Dubai. Since opening their doors in 2014, they've worked mostly with animation, including both 2D and 3D projects. 

    Clients
    DP World
    GP Engine Oil
    Zulekha Hospital
    Notable Project

    Earlier in 2019, The Company Films was contracted to create an animated brand video for digital marketing/creative agency. Responsible for explaining the client's unique qualities and message, they exceeded all internal expectations. The final product provided users of the client's website with a deeper understanding of how to use the site. 

    "It gave us instant credibility and represented our quality of work." – Marketing Manager, Digital Marketing Agency 

  • 49
    $5,000+
    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.

    Clients
    Uber
    American Standard
    Under Armour
    American University
    Notable Project

    Storyfarm produced around 30 different videos for a healthcare company, dealing with informational, marketing, and sales focuses. Storyfarm also provides extensive editing services to the videos they produce. The client has developed a lot of trust in the team at Storyfarm. 

    "The level of trust I have with them doesn’t require me to reach out for RFPs anymore. I can’t put a price tag on the amount of trust I have for the team." – EVP, Sales and Marketing, Healthcare Company 

  • 50
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Video Explainers is an explainer video and whiteboard animation company, founded in 2010 and located in New York. They have 10 employees specializing in scriptwriting, storyboarding, illustrations, voice overs, animation, infographics, editing, and motion graphics. They work with small, midmarket, and global companies in a range of industries, including finance, marketing, education, and real estate.

    Clients
    NASA
    Coca-Cola
    Microsoft
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Video Explainers helped draft, film, and produce a video explaining the role of a veterinary staffing company to their client's target audience. Video Explainers worked quickly and communicated effectively. Their video increased web traffic and engagements for the client.

    “The final product was exceptional. There was an increase in traffic from our social media to our website.” – CEO, Veterinary Staffing Company

  • 51
    $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

    A SaaS platform company hired The Draw Shop, LLC to produce an explainer video to show how their technology performs better than other currently available technologies. The Draw Shop, LLC effectively translated the company's vision into a video and completed the project after a few minor revisions.

    "The vision and ability to take a complex idea and turn it into a video is truly incredible. They are brilliant." - Marketing Associate, SaaS Platform Company

  • 52
    $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
    Notable Project

    Ctrl Shift VFX was responsible for the creation of several animated videos for a phone case manufacturer. They made use of existing scripts to create the animated content for each video. The client reported positive responses to the videos from internal teams and consumers.

    "Because of how engaging and fun those videos are we getting more and more request for those. Those videos create excitement about the product and help push product off the shelves." Creative Project Manager, Phone Case Manufacturer

  • 53
    $1,000+
    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
    Johnson&Johnson
    National Geographic
    Nat Geo Kids
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Chase A Cloud provides ongoing full-cycle video production services for a creative platform. They created both live action and animated videos. Some of their videos have attracted tens of millions of views and high levels of engagement.

    "The reason we have worked with them over and over again is that they're very dependable, they put everything into the project, always meet deadlines, and are very responsive to feedback." Executive Producer, Creative Platform

  • 54
    $1,000+
    250 - 999 Employees
    Ningbo Shi China

    TreeFruit is a marketing supporter for small and medium-sized businesses founded in 2005 in Ningbo, China. With a large team of over 250 people, they provide graphic and packaging design, print design, video production, AR development, branding, and more to clients in consumer products, e-commerce, retail, and other industries. 

    Clients
    LUMI
    DaoDao
    Industries
    Notable Project

    TreeFruit assisted a mounting solutions provider with graphic and print design, which included the creation of a product catalog and easy-to-read and engaging print ads for the client's annual trade show. The client received positive feedback for all the new designs. 

    "Their cross-cultural team has deep knowledge of markets around the world..." – Marketing Supervisor, Mounting Solutions Provider

  • 55
    $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
    Hi-Chew
    Hartz
    Childrens’ Tumor Foundation
    Wolters Kluwer
    Industries
    Notable Project

    MultiVision Digital Production shot footage at women’s social community event then edited it into an engaging and immersive video. The client posted it on their social media accounts to increase their exposure and try to boost future attendance rates.

    "We have been able to use their video content multiple time across all of our digital platforms. We have noticed our membership increase since the videos went live." — CEO, Women's Social Community Event

  • 56
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Novosibirsk Russia

    Veex Production is a studio founded in 2015 with more than two professionals. They offer video production solutions for clients ranging from small businesses to large firms from their office in Novosibirsk, Russia. They work in industries such as advertising, business, and IT services.

    Clients
    Jet Brains
    Uber
    Colgate
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Veex Production provided production assistance for a video production company. Veex Production handled the animation aspect of the company’s introduction video. The company executives were satisfied with the results.

    “It was a very convenient and effective interaction.” - CEO & General Producer, Video Production Company

  • 57
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Baltimore MD

    Founded in 1982, Producers is a video production agency. Their team of around 55 employees is based in Baltimore. The team focuses solely on video production.

    Clients
    Advance Business Systems
    Under Armour
    Toyota
    Ocean City Tourism
    Notable Project

    Producers produced three videos for an independent school. They were responsible for production from the beginning to the end of the process. The videos conveyed what a day in the life of a student at the school is like.

    "Their ability to really listen to all the different constituents at Potomac School and incorporate their own ideas into the final product was their biggest strength." – Director of Admissions, Independent School

  • 58
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Stoke & Dagger is a video production company launched in 2011. Their small team is based in London, United Kingdom. Their services include video production, advertising, and content marketing.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    To maximize their activity and engagement on their digital channels, a telecommunications network hired Stoke & Dagger for their video production services. They created videos for the client's digital channels.

    "One thing that distinguishes Stoke & Dagger from other providers is their quick response time."

  • 59
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Minsk Belarus

    Orple Studio is a studio based in Minsk, Belarus, and founded in 2019. With more than two members, they offer product design, video production, and other design solutions for clients ranging from small companies to large businesses.

    Clients
    Atlant-M
    HANNspree Europe
    Powerfront
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Orple Studio designed 3D models for an automotive retailer. The 3D models were to be used to showcase the retailer’s cars on their website. The models were ready during the expected timeframe.

    “They are experienced, dynamic and know the subject.” - Director of E-Commerce, Automotive Retailer

  • 60
    $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
    Coca-Cola
    HomeAdvisor
    Bell Canada
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Simple Story Videos created two explanatory videos for a medical device company. Both of the videos featured animation. Since launch, both videos have received hundreds of views and have been prominently featured in the client's digital campaigns. The client was impressed with Simple Story Videos' organization and project management skills. 

    "They did a very good job with project management. That’s one of the things they have done best. They have a good understanding of how to lead companies and customers through the process in order to get what they need." - VP Sales, Medical Device Company 

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