Visual effects (VFX) have become highly sophisticated and are increasingly used in visual media such as film and television productions. This sophistication, however, comes with increased technical challenges and a reliance on extremely high-performing computer hardware. When people ask ‘What is VFX outsourcing and why is it used?’ the answer is usually that it is extremely difficult to put together a team and the requisite equipment for a one-off VFX requirement and it makes more sense, from a time and money perspective, to outsource this production to specialist providers.

VFX outsourcing firms can provide digital VFX services that include motion graphics for live action, digital animation, compositing and 3D modelling among many others. Finding ISO-certified design professionals that operate in the VFX domain is extremely difficult and costly so advertisers, videographers and film studios are increasingly outsourcing this function to meet their needs.