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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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  • 61
    • 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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  • 62
    • $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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  • 63
    • $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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  • 64
    • $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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  • 65
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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 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 produced an explainer video for an IT consulting firm. The client wanted a clear, concise, and compelling output that is also visually unique, engaging, and emotional.

    "We had very clear expectations on the type of product we would receive from them."

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  • 66
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Sofia, Bulgaria

    Media production company One More Frame was founded in 2015 and is based in Sofia, Bulgaria. They offer their expertise in media production mainly to small businesses and also have worked with midmarket and enterprise companies. They work in both the advertising & marketing and arts and entertainment & music industries.

    Clients

    • Servier
    • Lightex
    • Carpi Tech
    • Walltopia

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A nearshoring services company collaborated with One More Frame for video production. The client requested a modern business presentation of their services.

    "Everything was organized and executed in a matter of days."

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  • 67
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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 software company wanted to produce a video to explain their product to their audience. Cintri created a 60-second 3D animation video, doing the production, voiceover, and music.

    “They were way more thorough than any other marketing we’d ever encountered.”

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  • 68
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      4.9
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    • $5,000+
    • 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 produced two videos for a government-related consulting company to support a product launch. They took the client’s script and produced, edited, and musicalized the videos.

    “They were very receptive, understanding, and responsive creative partners.”

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  • 69
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Sheridan, WY

    INCReditors is a video production agency in Remote, Oregon. They provide video production and were established in 2015.

    Clients

    • Fit!
    • Rhythm Monster
    • Inspire Uplift
    • Unilever

    Industries

    Notable Project

    INCReditors developed a music video for a bilingual rap song made by a music studio. The music video was based on a three-and-a-half-minute song. The team used their own equipment to accomplish this. 

    “They exceeded my expectations.”

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  • 70
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Mumbai, India
    Camera And Shorts Media, a video production agency, is based in Mumbai, India. The small company was established in 2014. Their services include video production.

    Clients

    • Infosys
    • Tata Housing
    • Pratilipi
    • MIDC

    Industries

    Notable Project

    An online literature platform hired Camera And Shorts Media to provide video production. They did live and animated content and went from the pre- to the post-production.

    ''Let them take ownership and their creative calls and run with it — they'll surprise you.''

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  • 71
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.9
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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
    • BlackRock

    Notable Project

    Wienot Films produced a one-minute explainer video for a customer success platform. The vendor was hired for their portfolio and reputable passion with producing illustrated videos.

    "Their entire team was kind and genuine."

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  • 72
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Singapore, Singapore

    AJ Marketing is a small social media marketing agency. Founded in 2019, the firm is located in Singapore, Singapore; Minato City, Japan; Bangkok, Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Their team specializes in social media marketing, advertising, content marketing, mobile & app marketing, and more.

    Clients

    • TikTok, Adobe, FIBA, AMD, MINI, Philips, Codapayments, Alibaba Group, AliExpress, Bytedance, Gameloft, Wonderful Indonesia, Hong Kong Tourism Board, IOV Labs, Capital.com, Zayed Sustainability Prize, Haagen Dazs, Capital.com, Facetune

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A food and beverage enterprise worked with AJ Marketing to create a tailored campaign for Indonesian and Malaysian audiences during the Ramadan season. They worked with six influencers for Instagram marketing.

    "They are a great marketing agency."

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  • 73
    • $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

    Frame Freak Studio created several short animated videos for an IT consulting firm’s social media channels. With a given script and brand guidelines, they produced videos that explained the company’s value.

    “Whenever I had a new idea or asked for changes, they were willing to accommodate me to come to a solution.”

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  • 74
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Kyiv, Ukraine

    Video production agency WonderBloom Production is located in Kyiv, Ukraine. The small team focuses on video production and graphic design and was launched in 2017.

    Clients

    • Fortuna International
    • Lanars
    • Leroy Merlin Ukraine
    • DHL

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A video marketing agency hired WonderBloom Production to create an animated video explainer. They created a design, illustrations, storyboards, and animation.

    "They had great communication, transparency, and high level of skill."

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  • 75
    • Scheduling

      4.8
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.6
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $50,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Sarofsky is a design and creative firm based in Chicago with more than 10 experts. They have offered video production, broadcast video, and graphic design solutions since their founding in 2009. They work with clients in the fields of advertising, arts, and consumer products.

    Clients

    • Marvel Studios
    • Warner Brothers
    • Lionsgate
    • High Dive

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Sarofsky provides graphic and editing services for an advertising firm. They help the client with projects by putting together graphics, color, and CG elements. They also research graphical treatment options.

    “The quality of their work execution is always top-notch, and we trust them with our creative direction.”

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  • 76
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Bristol, United Kingdom
    Shy Guys Studios is a video production company. Launched in 2016, the team offers video production, broadcast video, and other design. Their small agency is based in Bristol, United Kingdom.

    Clients

    • BBC Studios
    • BiOrbic
    • NHS, UHBW, THT
    • Love Productions

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Shy Guys Studios created a brand video introduction for a DeFi recruitment startup. They made the client's video to attract and hire people in the DeFi, crypto, and blockchain industries.

    "The speed of delivery, whilst no shortcuts were taken and the quality results far exceeded my expectations."

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  • 77
    • $1,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Warszawa, Poland

    ExplainVisually.co is a visual thinking agency based in Warsaw, Poland. The agency, founded in 2014, has a team of more than ten that provides video production and graphic design services. ExplainVisually.co serves enterprise and smaller-sized companies in the IT, health care & medical, financial services, telecommunications, energy & natural resources, and utilities industries.

    Clients

    • IKEA
    • Carlsberg
    • Orange
    • ING

    Industries

    Notable Project

    ExplainVisually produced videos that explain a beer brewery's health and safety rules and regulations. The challenge was to create an interesting video about a serious subject without losing message clarity.

    "They respond quickly and really understand what we have meant when we were giving them feedback on various stages."

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  • 78
    • $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

    ORBIS Production produced promotional videos for an investment group, including commercials, corporate videos, and brand story videos. They handled the whole project, from pitching concepts to post-production.

    "They kept us updated at every stage of the projects and communicated really well."

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  • 79
    • $10,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Columbus, OH

    Founded in 1997, Hotbed Media is a video production company. Their small team is in Columbus, Ohio and focuses on video production, branding, and marketing strategy.

    Clients

    • Aldo, Mars Petcare, Tumi, IRMI, Salesforce, Sony, Gap, Roche, Zuckerberg Children's Hospital, Intuit, Diageo, Dockers, Kikkoman, Havas, Digitas, Leo Burnett, Vionic

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Hotbed Media produced a 90-second video for a pharmaceutical company. They worked on the script and voiceover provided by the client, and they handled the rest of the process, including animation and design.

    "Their communication was perfect."

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  • 80
    • $25,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • New York, NY

    Video production agency Prodigium Pictures LLC was founded in 2011. Located in Los Angeles, California, their small team focuses on video production and marketing strategy.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Prodigium Pictures produced a video for a live-captioning company’s app launch. The team collaborated on scriptwriting and did the casting. They edited a shorter and more extended version of the final product.

    “We had a really good partnership that led to absolutely outstanding results.”

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  • 81
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Tampa, FL

    ES Creative Studio, a video production company, is based in Tampa, Florida. The small firm was launched in 1990. Their services include video production.

    Industries

    Notable Project

    To highlight recent branding changes, a metal and electronics recycling company partnered with ES Creative Studio to produce an animation video. The team handled the story board and provided recommendations.

    "The cost was appropriate, and they were willing to work with our budget. "

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  • 82
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Enlightened Pictures Inc. Is a video production agency. Their small team is based in Los Angeles, California and specializes in video production. The company was founded in 2002.

    Clients

    • Memjet
    • Hyatt Regency
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    • Anthem Blue Cross

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Enlightened Pictures Inc. was hired by a government agency to produce 20 recruitment videos. They're in charge of developing the storyboards, finalizing the scripts, filming footage, and editing the videos.

    “It’s really great how Enlightened Pictures Inc. brings a lot of fresh ideas to the table.”

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  • 83
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Centennial, CO

    Founded in 2006, Harvest Growth is a marketing and advertising agency that offers social media marketing, direct marketing, and video production services to their clients. Their 10 employees are based out of Castle Rock, Colo.

    Clients

    • NuWave
    • Boogie Board
    • Gund
    • OxiClean

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Harvest Growth provides ongoing Shopify development, SEO, PPC, and video production in supporting of branding and marketing. Currently, they craft and execute Instagram and Facebook campaigns. 

    "They have a great track record with us." 

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  • 84
    • $5,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Chicago, IL

    Skalawag Productions is a small video production agency. Established in 2009, the firm is in Chicago, Illinois. Their team specializes in video production, advertising, and content marketing.

    Clients

    • Chomps
    • Breville | Polyscience
    • Vera Bradley
    • Kraft

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Skalawag Productions creates fundraising videos for a patient advocacy nonprofit. They storyboard ideas, write scripts, create shot lists, and handle photography, music, and sound. They also edit the video.

    "They’re talented, and their quality of work is stellar; far above other partners I’ve worked with."

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  • 85
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Karachi, Pakistan

    Creative Triplet is a video production agency based out of Karachi, Pakistan. Since 2014, their 10+ employees provide video production as well as some graphic design and broadcast video services to small and mid-sized clients in e-commerce, IT, business services, healthcare, and nonprofit industries, among others.

    Clients

    • Johnson and Johnson
    • Procter and Gamble
    • Janssen Pharmaceuticals
    • Microsoft

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Creative Triplet headed a video production venture to help a consulting firm. They were mainly in charge of animating and creating motion graphics for several explainer videos.

    "We were impressed with their quick turnaround times and the quality of the animation."

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  • 86
    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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

    A professional services firm partnered with RD Content in order to develop strategies and craft a compelling narrative about the value of their services to a global audience.

    "The culture is great."

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  • 87
    • $1,000+
    • 2 - 9 employees
    • Tempe, AZ

    Simply Explainer is an animated explainer video production firm based in Tempe, Ariz. The firm, founded in 2016, has a team of more than ten that provides video production services to small and larger-sized companies in various industries that include advertising & marketing, business services, and education.

    Clients

    • Sammamish Mortgage
    • Devils Pit Inc
    • YouniquelyFit
    • StudentHub.co

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A medical professional network hired Simply Explainer to produce an animated video that explains the services offered by the network. Working with the script provided by the network, Simply Explainer produced a video that got more views on YouTube and Instagram than the other videos that the network had previously posted.

    "I was blown away by the quality of their video animation work." - CEO, Medical Professional Network

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  • 88
    • Scheduling

      4.9
    • Quality

      4.9
    • Cost

      4.8
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $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

    • MTV X UNRD
    • CARSTAR
    • F45 X BDO
    • City of Toronto

    Industries

    Notable Project

    Origin Films created a video explainer for a SaaS development firm's flagship products. They were hired for their price and professionalism.

    "They took the time to understand the project's needs."

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  • 89
    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Ardmore, PA

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

    Clients

    • Comcast
    • Mercedes-Benz
    • Mastercard
    • Expedia

    Industries

    Notable Project

    A law firm hired 7 Wonders Cinema to produce a video that highlighted their founder. They initially went over the creative brief before shooting the video and handling all of the post-production work.

    "7 Wonders stood out by thinking creatively and then executing their ideas to perfection."

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    • Scheduling

      5.0
    • Quality

      5.0
    • Cost

      5.0
    • NPS

      5.0
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    • $5,000+
    • 10 - 49 employees
    • Indore, India

    MotionGility, founded in 2015, is an explainer video company headquartered in Indore, India. Their team of 18 people specializes in video production, but also does some graphic design and logo design. Their clients are enterprise, mid-market, and small businesses in a variety of industries. The industries their clients are in include advertising & marketing, business services, and consumer products & services.
     

    Clients

    • Nissan
    • Skrill
    • Porsche
    • Mercedes Benz

    Industries

    Notable Project

    MotionGility has provided video production services for an AI and technology consulting company. The team has created a detailed plan, including scriptwriting, storyboarding, and execution.

    "They deliver what they promise."

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