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

  • 91
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Marrickville Australia

    Fat Salmon is a Sydney-based video production firm founded in 2015. Their team of approximately 5 employees handles all aspects of production, like scripting, filming, and visual effects. They create all kinds of videos, including explainer films and commercials.

    Clients
    Careerone
    Romance Was Born
    The Australian Institute of Management
    Notable Project

    Fat Salmon created promotional explainer videos for a telecom-focused SaaS. They delivered two video pieces to explain the functionality and distinct architecture of the client's software. The finished videos have enabled the client to pitch their solution to companies.

    "They are young and dynamic with fresh creative ideas, and they deliver very high-quality work for a reasonable price." — Executive Director, Telecom-Focused Marketing SaaS

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  • 92
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Ahmedabad India

    Located in Ahmedabad, India, KrishaStudio is an animated video production house that was founded in 2015. They have a team of over 10 employees who service predominantly small- and mid-sized companies. They create explainer videos, whiteboard animations, and more.

    Clients
    weDevs
    Multidots
    Waypoint Ports
    Kris Technolabs
    Industries
    Notable Project

    To better convey a cooking marketplace's app, KrishaStudio animated an explainer video that demoed the platform. Their graphics met the client's expectations, and they delivered consistently on time. It was clear that they were willing to go the extra mile to ensure a good experience. 

    "They go above and beyond to make sure the client's requirements are met." – CEO, Cooking Marketplace

  • 93
    $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 Henderson
    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"

  • 94
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    L'viv Ukraine

    and action is a video production firm that was founded in 2014. They are headquartered in Lviv, Ukraine and are made up of 7 employees. Their client focus is small and midmarket sized businesses. 

    Clients
    3M
    EPAM
    IT Arena
    PLVISION
    Industries
    Notable Project

    and action partnered with a film commission where they produced a video illustrating their clients services, and promoting the city of Lviv as a filming location. The client appreciated and action's professionalism and communication throughout the project.

    "Not only is and action the best and most professional team in Lviv, but they also offer an extensive range of competitively priced services." – CEO, Film Commission

  • 95
    $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 Menswear
    NSW Government
    TAFE
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Global Pictures produced an internal corporate video for a law firm that explains their performance review process. The team wrote the brief, determined the target audience, and created the video. The client received positive feedback and saw an increase in staff participation. 

    “There was really positive internal feedback regarding how professional and engaging the video was, and significantly more staff members are using the review process now. We’ll definitely use Global Pictures again and recommend them to others.” –Learning and Development Advisor, Law Firm

  • 96
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    2020 Media International is an integrated project production and consultancy agency based in Leicester, U.K., with offices in London and Venice, Calif. The agency, founded in 1991, has a team of more than ten that provides video production services to midmarket and small companies in various industries, including advertising & marketing, arts & entertainment, and consumer products & services.

    Clients
    Callaway
    CGI
    DHL
    Lenovo
    Industries
    Notable Project

    An independent cinema and art centre hired 2020 Media International to produce a promotional video that could help raise funds for the expansion of the centre's facilities that include two new cinema screens and an art gallery. 2020 Media International was involved in all the details including creating the script and storyboard, managing six separate shoots, and working with the centre's team to recruit volunteers for scenes featuring customers. They produced the film and soundtrack, which, following a couple of minor reviews, was completed on time and budget.

    "The project exceeded expectations." - Marketing Manager, Independent Cinema and Art Centre

  • 97
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

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

    Clients
    McDonald’s
    Nike
    Starbucks Coffee
    Beautyblender
    Industries
    Notable Project

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

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

     

  • 98
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Denver CO

    Mass FX Media is a video production company based in Denver. They were founded in 2011 and have a team of 7 employees. They specialize in video production, AR/VR development, and broadcast video for clients in the advertising, consumer products, and media industries. 

    Clients
    Mistbox
    Excedrin
    Tour 24
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mass FX Media created several videos for a business promotion non-profit. They made videos, both animated and live action, that would promote Denver Startup Week, a five-day conference that helps entrepreneurs network and find new business opportunities. The client reported that they received a lot of positive feedback on the quality of the videos.  

    “I’m blown away by the results. Mass FX Media was an ideal partner for this project.” – Manager, Business Promotion Non-Profit
     

  • 99
    Undisclosed
    2 - 9 Employees
    Campbell Australia

    PixelSavvy is a boutique design agency founded in 2019 in Canberra, Australia. With a compact team of about 5 employees, they specialize in graphic design, branding, video production, and more for small businesses. 

    Clients
    Oppida
    Planet Media
    Crux Media
    Notable Project

    PixelSavvy created two animated logos for an e-learning agency that needed them done swiftly. The client appreciated their responsiveness and how easily they understood project needs.

    "The two logos commissioned were returned quickly and to a high standard." – Founder & CEO, E-Learning Agency

  • 100
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    London United Kingdom

    Kartoffel Films is a video and animation agency run by a team of less than 50 founded in 2012. Based in London, the company provides video production services for clients that work in the fields of education, health care, and non-profit, creating videos such as interviews, training videos, commercials, and more.

    Clients
    Kings College London
    Macmillan Cancer Support
    GFK
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Kartoffel Films once worked with a business school to develop animations and videos for their alumni. The school had limited staff for projects of this nature, and thus had to outsource from Kartoffel Films for assistance. The videos made by Kartoffel Films are meant to showcase the winners of the annual alumni awards of the business school.

    "Even within the last 2–3 years, we can really see a difference in the quality of our videos and animations. We’re internally aware that they’ve set that bar for us. Our team has noticed a huge quality difference on our social channels, which have grown substantially. We can’t attribute all of that to their work, but they’re definitely a part of the recipe that’s helping to grow our success. " - Creative Director, University Business School

  • 101
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Lviv Ukraine

    Wight Visuals is a design agency based in Lviv, Ukraine with more than two professionals. Since their founding in 2016, they have offered video production and graphic design solutions to small and mid-market firms in the fields of gaming, arts, and IT services.

    Clients
    Streamlabs
    Emanate
    Passfolio
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Wight Visuals produced videos for an investment platform. The videos were animated explainers that showcased the features of the platform’s mobile app. This resulted in the platform gaining thousands of people on the waitlist on their landing pages.

    “I was surprised by the quality of their work and they exceeded my expectations.” - Growth Lead in Brazil, Investment Company

  • 102
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Kyiv Ukraine

     XPLAI is a digital production agency located in Kiev, Ukraine. Since its beginning in 2016, the team of 6 has created web videos, presentations, and graphic designs for startups and digital agencies.

    Clients
    Design Lab
    Sahara Net
    SEON
    Try
    Industries
    Notable Project

    XPLAI partnered with a fashion directory application provider to create a promotional video. Following a discovery phase, the team captured the client’s mood and culture in an expertly produced 25-second video. Users responded positively to the video and the client experienced an increase in conversion rates

    “Their team sought my approval before making any modifications and accepted all of my feedback. Other companies would only allow you a certain number of modifications, but XPLAI was flexible.” — Founder, Fashion Company

  • 103
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    Founded in 2014, Cat Around Films is a video production agency. Their team of around 5 employees is based in Montreal. The team focuses on video production and broadcast video.

    Clients
    Sephora
    3M
    AltusGroup
    Four Seasons
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Cat Around Films produced multiple videos for a real estate forum. They were responsible for both scripting, filming, and editing the videos. The team also advised forum speakers on their lines.

    "The company received a lot of new leads, a noticeable amount of new job applications came in for our recruiting, we became a favorable company in the bidding process." – Director of Business Development, Real Estate Forum

  • 104
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    New York NY

    Tiny Giraffe Pictures is a creative production company headquartered in New York City. The company primarily provides video production services but also does broadcast video and corporate photography. They have a team of fewer than 10 people who mainly work with small businesses; they also work with mid-market and enterprise businesses. The businesses they serve are in various industries including consumer products and services and e-commerce.

    Clients
    Unilever
    Snapchat
    Resecurity
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Tiny Giraffe Pictures did video production for a third-party beverage client of a market consultancy. The beverage client only had a patented product, but they had no branding or market strategy. The consultancy needed Tiny Giraffe Pictures to develop content for the client. The company collaborated with both the client and the consultancy to create the video; they provided the production teams, equipment, and space for the video. After working with Tiny Giraffe Pictures, the client’s visibility increased.

    “After showcasing the longer-form video, our client received several requests for products and began to build their brand presence. The social media cut of the video has helped increase online followers to more than 1,000 in just a few weeks.” — Founder and Principal, Marketing Consultancy

  • 105
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Riyadh Saudi Arabia

    ALMONTAGE Entertainment  is a video production firm based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Founded in 2009 ,their team serves clients in the retail sector. Services include video production and video advertisements.

    Clients
    Jarir Bookstore
    General Commission For Audiovisual Media
    Microsoft
    Oracle
    Industries
    Notable Project

    ALMONTAGE Entertainment created a marketing video for a mattress company. The video received high praise and the team was very communicative.

    “They are really a creative company”  – Marketing Manager, Sleep Company

  • 106
    $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
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Sarofsky provided creative solutions and studio production assistance for a marketing agency. The agency had a client that wished to work with Sarofsky. The project was a success overall.

    “She had a great project management style.” - Creative Director, Marketing Agency

  • 107
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Riyadh Saudi Arabia

    Specter Productions is a media production house based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with more than 10 employees. Founded in 2017, they offer video production, graphic design, and UX/UI design solutions for clients that range from small companies to large firms.

    Clients
    Medgulf
    MCIT
    SHL
    Notable Project

    Specter Productions produced videos for a telemedicine app. The videos explained the app’s features and showcased a tutorial for users to follow. The videos were well-received internally.

    “Their quality is very high, and we need more high-quality production houses.” - Content Manager, Health App Company

  • 108
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    JZ Creates, a social media marketing agency, was launched in 2021. Their small team is located in Los Angeles, California. Their services include social media marketing, advertising, video production, content marketing, and more.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    JZ Creates provided video production services for an advertising agency. They work with the agency on various projects where the deliverables are one-of-a-kind 3D videos for social media.

    “There’s so much to love about working with JZ Creates since their skills and talents are unmatched.”

  • 109
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Los Angeles CA

    Video Production by Brainiac is a video production company with offices in LA and San Diego. Founded in 2010, the team works with businesses of all sizes, primarily in the consumer products and services industry.

    Clients
    Honda DLA
    Natureal
    Matel
    Spinnin’
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Video Production by Brainiac produced a video ad to promote an AR app for a teambuilding business. The video shows how the app works and highlights the fun, custom events the client offers. Pleased with the final result, the client shared the ad on their website and social media.  Video Production by Brainiac followed  an effective process that ensured a smooth collaboration.

    “Their workflow was very effective — it was clear from the start how the process would go, and they followed that to a T.” – President, Team Building Business

  • 110
    $1,000+
    50 - 249 Employees
    Palo Alto CA

    Prolific Studio is a marketing firm based in Palo Alto, Calif. with over 50 members. Founded in 2018, they specialize in social media marketing, email marketing, and SEO solutions for clients that work in various industries, including real estate, arts, and business services.

    Clients
    Toyota
    Techcrunch
    Suzuki
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Prolific Studio worked on multiple design projects with a digital marketing company. Prolific Studio provided the company’s clients with logo services, web development, and more. The clients are very satisfied with Prolific Studio’s work.

    “So far, my experience has been terrific with them.” - Owner, Digital Marketing Company

  • 111
    $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

    DHD Films produced an institutional video for a nonprofit from start to finish. The 70-minute long video involved scripting, graphic content, and editing footage featuring interviews with more than 50 people.

     

    ‘’They were exceptional from beginning to end.’’

  • 112
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    New York NY

    Visual Science, a video production agency, was launched in 2007. The small New York, New York-based team offers video production, graphic design, other design, and product design.

    Industries
  • 113
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    London United Kingdom

     Toast is a TV advertising and visual production agency based in London. Founded in 2002, the team of 11 specializes in advertising, video production, and media planning & buying.

    Clients
    Morgan Stanley
    Ancestry.com
    Cancer Research UK
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Toast provided a software company with their video production services. They produced 5 animated videos used online and at events and arranged facility availability, royalty acquisition, and voice talent. The client was impressed with the positive feedback the project received.

    “We’ve received very high praise from people that we value. Investors and attendees at conferences have remarked about the quality of the videos. Our sales team expects top quality, and they have said that they are proud to stand in front of these videos.” – Head of Marketing and Communications, Software Company 

  • 114
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Huntington Beach CA

    Rocket Farm is a multidisciplinary digital marketing agency founded in 2014 and located in Huntington Beach, Calif. With nearly 10 employees on board, they offer an array of services the main ones being content marketing, advertising, branding, digital strategy, and web design. Their clients consist of mainly small businesses in various industries. 

    Clients
    American Express
    DaVita
    Guardian Bikes
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Rocket Farm provided video production as well as photography for a kidney dialysis company. Their work involved interviewing patients as well as post-production. Ultimately, the results satisfied all stakeholders, and their project management style stood out.

    "They’re 100% invested in our projects." – Marketing Manager, Kidney Dialysis Company

  • 115
    $25,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Santa Ana CA

    Phase 3 Studios is a video production agency founded in 1987. Their small team is headquartered in Santa Ana, California and provides video production.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Phase 3 Studios produced a video and created a cut-down and a Mandarin version for an automotive software company. The video was meant to showcase the technology and benefits of a motor for electrical vehicles.

    "The best part was that they drove us as much as we drove them."

  • 117
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Kharkiv Ukraine

    Founded in 2012, GSanimation is a development and media production agency that offers video production, mobile app development, AR and VR development services to their small business and mid-market clients in the gaming, arts and entertainment, and media industries. Their 10 employees are based out of Kharkiv, Ukraine.

    Clients
    La-Z-Boy
    Hersheys
    Industries
    Notable Project

    GSanimation recently worked on video production for a perfume company. With the help of the in-house team, they created a video for advertising use for that client.

      “We've received very positive feedback on the video and we're happy with the quality. ” — Owner, Perfume Company

     

  • 118
    $1,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Salt Lake City UT

    Snovi Studios is a video production partner that was founded in 2016 in Salt Lake City. Their 3-person team offers video production to mostly small businesses in the business services, IT, and education industries.

    Clients
    Biometrica
    Hitwise
    Reduxio
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Snovi Studios created an explainer video for a consulting company to introduce their services to potential customers. The client's rate of conversions grew by 20%, leading to them hiring Snovi Studios to make even more videos.

    "We liked how straightforward the production process was and how great the communication was." – Director, Consulting Company

  • 119
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    IND Films is a creative studio based in Montreal, Canada, and founded in 1999. Their team of more than two offers video production, broadcast video, and corporate photography solutions for clients in the fields of advertising, nonprofit, and IT services.

    Clients
    McLaren Montreal
    Lightspeed
    Bombardier
    Industries
    Notable Project

    IND Films produced a demo for a live entertainment company. The company needed a demo to pitch to potential clients. Nine out of ten people that were sent the demo loved it.

    “I’ve worked with a lot of video production companies and they all want your first-born child to do it. They charge for every change you make. IND Films wasn’t like that at all.” - CEO, Live Entertainment Company

  • 120
    Undisclosed
    10 - 49 Employees
    Baton Rouge LA

    Launch Media is a video production company based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The small team offers video production and graphic design. The firm was founded in 2005.

    Notable Project

    Launch Media produces marketing and fundraising events videos, which the client then posts to their social media. Their work highlights the center's mission and the steps they take to help the community.

    "They’re visionaries who take our ideas and turn them into reality. Launch Media is honestly the best of the best."

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