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

  • 61
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    San Francisco CA

    A video production company based in San Francisco, Rocketwheel was founded in 2007. Their team of fewer than 10 employees primarily services enterprise and midmarket businesses in industries such as health care and medical, advertising and marketing, and business services.

    Clients
    Amazon
    Salesforce
    Bloomberg
    Dell
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rocketwheel created an animated explainer video for a financial services company’s newest product. The video served to educate customers on the benefits and uses of the product. The team’s final product was visually appealing and effective.

    “The videos were extremely successful in the launch of our product. They allowed for much faster and greater adoption and were used extensively during the sales and implementation processes.” — Vice President of Marketing, Financial Services Company

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  • 62
    $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.

    Clients
    Betfair
    Sky
    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."

  • 63
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    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
    Visa
    Liebherr
    Grohe
    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

  • 64
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Seattle WA

    BigHouse Productions is a video production company based in Seattle. They were founded in 2011 and have a team of 5 employees who specialize in video production. 

    Clients
    Boeing
    Starbucks
    Sprint
    Chevron
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BigHouse Productions created videos for a marketing agency. They created a number of corporate videos and TV spots for the client, who were running a campaign for a client in Washington state. They were very happy with the videos produced.

    “I appreciate how they’re not just tactically aligned with me, but strategically aligned and knowledgeable about the objectives too.” – President, Marketing Agency
     

  • 65
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Wilmington DE

    Frame Freak Studio is a cartoon animation studio based in Wilmington, Del., with an office in San Salvador, El Salvador. The studio, founded in 2014, has a team of less than ten that provides video production services to various companies.

    Clients
    Coca Cola
    Pepsi
    Burger King
    Unilever
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A content and media company hired Frame Freak Studio to help produce 12 episodes of a short animated series. The collaboration produced a total of 13 episodes. These episodes were loved by the audience.

    "The team was able to mimic the level of depth that our other animator was achieving and they produced the animations very quickly." - Co-Founder, content and media company

  • 66
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Kondapur 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
    Kellogg's
    Uber
    Standard Chartered
    Cyient
    Industries
    Notable Project

    What a Story helped a studio by coordinating all post-production tasks for a 2-minute marketing case study video for a third party. The video featured motion graphic animation and relevant statistics. The final video resulted in a successful engagement.

    "I was impressed by their diligence. Their team made sure we were always updated on their progress. They were readily available to hear our ideas or concerns." – CEO, Studio

  • 67
    $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
    The Smithsonian Institute
    Fiverr
    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

  • 68
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Moskva Russia

    Animatex is a video production studio based in Moscow with over two experts. Since 2017, they have provided their services in video production and graphic design for small and mid-market firms in the fields of advertising, art, and business services.

    Clients
    Visix
    Bedrijven Contact Dagen
    HH.ru
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Animatex produced videos with a social media video producer. The series of videos were animated and primarily focused on motion design. The clients that the producer worked with were more than happy with the results.

    “They have a very strong work ethic and can are very flexible.” - Founder, Social Media Video Producer

  • 69
    $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
    Lemonlight works with brands of all sizes. Notable clients include Hyatt
    Audi
    Accenture
    Uber
    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

  • 70
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Transcendent Enterprise is a corporate video company based in New York City. The company, founded in 2004, is composed of a team of around 10 who provide video production, broadcast video, and AR/VR development services to various companies.

    Clients
    Facebook
    Lincoln Center
    Spotify
    NYU
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Transcendent Enterprise was hired by a Disability Nonprofit to help them produce four videos: two training videos, and internal and external versions of their compliance video and a HIPAA video. Transcendent Enterprise executed everything related to the videos and met their deadlines.  

    "Even when our team took more time to review things, they still stuck to our deadlines." - Video Director, Disability Nonprofit

  • 71
    $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
    Casio
    Fuel TV (Fox)
    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

  • 72
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

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

    Clients
    CapitalOne
    MassMutual
    Mastercard
    Indiegogo
    Industries
    Notable Project

    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

  • 73
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Dallas TX

    Lonely Lane is a creative agency that is headquartered in Dallas. The company is made up of less than 10 employees and specializes in video production, finance and accounting outsourcing, and business consulting.

    Clients
    G-Eazy
    Aspire
    #OneDream
    We Can Be Heroes
    Notable Project

    Lonely Lane offered consulting services to a business in their early start-up period. Specifically, they helped their partner start their financial activity and plan their early stages of media development and implementation. The client was pleased with the team's work.

    “Everything is running really smoothly. We're very happy with their work and we hope to continue working with them.” – Producer, Media Company
     

  • 74
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Brookfield WI

    Pixelbox Visual Design is a media production company based in Brookfield, Wis. The company, founded in 2003, has a team of less than ten that provides video production, broadcast production, and corporate photography services to small and midmarket companies and organizations in the non-profit, retail, and other industries.

    Clients
    NAMI Waukesha
    SC Johnson & Son
    Dalton Agency
    Foundation for Government Accountability
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A family services nonprofit hired Pixelbox to produce multiple videos that show the impact the nonprofit makes in the lives of the families they serve. The videos received a lot of positive feedback. 

    "They had a quick turnaround, very responsive, organized and produced a high impact quality video." - CEO, Family Services Nonprofit

  • 75
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Origin Films is a video and photo production company headquartered in Toronto. Founded in 2017, they currently have about 9 team members. They specialize in video production services. 

    Clients
    Doritos
    Samsung
    City of Toronto
    K-Swiss
    Notable Project

    Origin Films provided full scale production services to create a promotional video for a mobile gym. They filmed on location and captured footage from three different areas to highlight the brand mission. The video increased the client's visibility and secured new clientele. 

    "Their team is always early when delivering work." — Owner, Mobile Gym

  • 76
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Detroit MI

    Three Lyons Creative is a video creative services company based in Detroit founded in 2014. Their video production, corporate photography, and graphic design services are handled by their team of 5. They mainly work in the non-profit industry, as well as the entertainment and education industries. They specialize in interview, live event, and commercial videos.

    Clients
    Tart
    Celsee Diagnostics
    Henry Ford Learning Institute
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Three Lyons Creative worked with a non-profit organization to film workshops and summer camps of students and teachers across two sites. The videos allowed the organization to secure a spot at a conference for one of their workshops.

    "They craft stories that are in line with our vision, mission, and purpose. What’s more, I had to leave the summer camp due to a family matter. But Three Lyons Creative was able to carry out the work flawlessly without supervision." - Director of External Relations, Non-Profit Organization

  • 77
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Boston MA

    Cintri is a media and production agency based in Jamaica Plain, Mass. The agency, founded in 2018, has a team of around ten that provides video production, branding, social media marketing, and content marketing services to enterprise and smaller-sized companies in the arts & entertainment, IT, automotive, and other industries.

    Clients
    Red Bull
    Boston Beer Company
    PGA of America
    TimeSeries Technology and many more
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A machine design software company hired Cintri to produce a promotional video that will be sent to customers and featured on the front page of the company's website. Cintri handled storyboarding, all of the filming, post-production editing, and adding the animations to create the final product. All throughout the production process, the company's internal team had previews. A total of 16 versions of the video were submitted, varying in length, orientation, and language.

    "Everyone we sent the video to is very impressed. It’s very cool and very futuristic." - Founder, Machine Design Software Company 

  • 78
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Moscow Russia

    Lava Media is a studio based in Moscow and founded in 2013. Their team of fewer than 50 offers video production and social media marketing solutions for mid-market and enterprise-level clients across various industries.

    Clients
    Rimmel
    Vivo
    Meizu
    Reebok
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Lava Media provided digital marketing solutions for a smartphone company. Lava Media also created YouTube content for the company. This grew the company by 7% of the market share.

    “Their team was flexible with their full-cycle production.” - PR Director, Smartphone Company

  • 79
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Ottawa Canada

    Mission + Theory is a video production company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. Founded in 2019, their team of approximately 5 employees serves small and midmarket clients across a variety of industries. They offer branding videos, documentary-style films, commercial videos, and explainer videos.

    Clients
    Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
    SoGal Foundation
    Boutique DDD
    Claudia Salguero Studio & Gallery
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mission + Theory produced a video campaign for a community-focused muralist. They shot footage of their client working on a large art piece over a three-week period. Their work was received exceptionally well by the client, who was able to promote her GoFundMe campaign.

    "The video has already succeeded in generating significant funds for my project." — Community Muralist

     

  • 80
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Mumbai India

    BOTVIDEOS.TV is a video production company founded in 2012. Their team consists of less than 10 employees, located in their Mumbai office. They solely provide video production services to their clients for branding, explainer, corporate, live events, and educational pipelines.
     

    Clients
    Quintype
    BookMyShow
    PressCoin
    Notable Project

    BOTVIDEOS.TV created a video for an e-learning organization. They were responsible for storyboarding the project, writing the script, animating the video, and finding a voiceover artist to narrate. Thanks to this project, the client was able to successfully rebrand and showcase their organization.

    “The video is geared to an American audience, so our clients and potential clients have all been amazed that it was made outside of the U.S. The video has improved and quickened our sales process.” – Business Analyst, E-Learning Organization
     

  • 81
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Milano Italy

    ORBIS Production is a full-cycle creative production studio based in Milan with offices in Vienna and Ljubljana, Slovenia. The studio, founded in 2009, has more than 50 employees and provides video production, advertising, and broadcast video services to midmarket and other-sized companies in various industries that include advertising & marketing, arts & entertainment, and real estate.

    Clients
    AstraZeneca
    Alibaba
    Christian Dior Couture
    Unilever
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A lingerie boutique hired ORBIS Production to produce promotional materials and an advertising video that features the opening of one of their new boutiques. The video will not only announce the opening of the new boutique and showcase the boutique's product range, but is also intended to increase brand awareness and customer loyalty. ORBIS Production completed the project and the ad is slated to be used in December 2020.

    "The whole process was mapped out before we signed an agreement, which immediately eliminated our concerns and provided us with a clear view of the whole process." - Senior Brand Manager, Lingerie Boutique

  • 82
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    London Video Stories is a video production studio based in London with a team of fewer than 10 professionals. Founded in 2012, the studio lends their expertise in video production and broadcast video services for midmarket firms in various industries, such as advertising, business services, and education.

    Clients
    Centaur Media
    Econsultancy
    Barclays
    The European Commission
    Industries
    Notable Project

    London Video Stories once worked with a leadership expert to help produce corporate educational videos. The target audience was deemed hard to engage, but with the help of London Video Stories' efforts, the client of the leadership expert considered the project as "the best video series we have ever seen".

    "They bring a fabulous can-do attitude and creativity to their editing. on time delivery, high quality of work, 100% reliability" - Marketing Leadership Expert

  • 83
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Jersey City NJ

    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
    Macy's
    Providence
    FTX
    Vanguard
    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

  • 84
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Seattle WA

    Novaby is a 3D/AR creative technologies studio based in Seattle and founded in 2018. Their team of more than 10 specializes in video production and AR/VR development solutions for clients in the fields of arts, advertising, and gaming.

    Clients
    TOTO USA
    AirTerra
    Swire Hotels
    NapTime Studio
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Novaby created a promotional game video for an educational gaming company. The video was to be published on both Google Play and the Apple App Store to advertise the game. The client was satisfied with the results.

    We found the workflow very effective.” - President, Educational Gaming Company

  • 85
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Calgary Canada

    Headquartered in Calgary, Canada and founded in 2014, Symbol Syndication is a 5 member video production company that also provides SEO to their clients. 

    Clients
    Microsoft
    Nissan Canada
    Panasonic
    HP
    Notable Project

    Symbol Syndication partnered with a business broker company to create videos that show more insight into the clients pipelines and segments of their company. They provided the client with the creative undertaking, video production, editing, and writing of the videos. 

    “Since working with their team, it makes complete sense that they work with such impressive, large clients and accounts. They made the process extremely smooth and were receptive to our needs for the final products.” –– Owner, Business Broker Company 

  • 86
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    India

    MyPromoVideos is a video production company based in India. Founded in 2009, their team of 21 employees provides video production and graphic design services.

    Clients
    State Bank of India
    HDFC Bank
    DSP Mutual Funds
    Times of India Group
    Industries
    Notable Project

    MyPromoVideos developed the perfect industry solution for their software developer client. Featuring customizable data points and a robust strategic approach, MyPromoVideos’s work resulted in positive client feedback.

    "The video was extremely well received. As a result of the project’s success, we’ve extended our relationship to add clients to their practice through our network in the US." –Project Manager, Software Company

  • 87
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Appetite Creative Solutions is a creative digital marketing agency in London, England – with offices in Madrid and Dubai, too. Established in 2015, Appetite Creative Solutions has a team of 25 employees. They offer logo, web design, games development, and social media marketing services.

    Clients
    Tetra Pak
    Jaguar
    Amazon
    Patek Philippe
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Appetite Creative Solutions developed a marketing campaign for a digital sales company to increase exposure. They created mockups, high-impact ads, and eye-catching marketing games. The clients' were pleased with the innovative designs.

    "They’re hands-on, accommodating, and creative." – Marketing & Advertising Professional, Digital Sales Company

  • 88
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Ferndale MI

    M-1 Studios is a full-service video communications agency located in Ferndale, Mich. Founded in 2008, M-1 Studios' team of 16 employees provides video production for mid-market and enterprise clients. 

    Clients
    Belle Tire
    AlixPartners
    Customer Biogenetics
    Ameritrust
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A festival events company wanted a video that featured its food, art, and concert festivals. M-1 Studios scripted, shot, and produced a live-action advertisements for commercial airing. The video has received positive feedback since its airing.

    "They have a quick turnaround time. Sometimes, our events need last-minute work and they’re always willing to do so on short notice." – Sponsorship Director, Festival Events Company 

  • 89
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Vancouver Canada

    Your Story is a video marketing agency based in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 2017, they have between two and nine employees specializing in results-driven video marketing campaigns for small, midmarket, and global companies typically in business services, consumer products, and finance. Their expertise covers video production, photography, content strategy, paid campaigns, and remarketing.

    Clients
    Marriott International
    Hublot
    Aston Martin
    Parq Vancouver
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Your Story produced multiple videos for a restaurant's internal and external needs. They created an Instagram Stories template and email functionality. Featured lunch specials have sold out at a markedly higher rate thanks to the work by Your Story.

    “The videos we've released have been doing really well. They bring in a ton of business for us. We sell out every single day that we use their template, which is ridiculous.” – Marketing Manager, Restaurant

  • 90
    $5,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Irvine CA

    INOVIT a video production agency in Irvine, Calif.. Their team of under 10 employees was founded in 2015 and primarily serves midmarket and enterprise clients across various industries. Though they provide graphic design support, they primarily work on video production, focusing on explainer videos. 

    Clients
    Conde Nast
    Ridley Family Market
    Friday Health Care
    City of Handerson and more.
    Industries
    Notable Project

    INOVIT produced a video to introduce a clothing company and raise awareness for a campaign. The video was successfully delivered and is used across social media to gain attention from potential business partners and viewers. 

    "I found the professionalism and desire to have everything perfect to my specifications to be the most impressive” – Owner, Clothing Company"

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