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THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization Overview

Los Angeles, CA
201 to 500 employees
2004
Company - Private
Motion Picture Production & Distribution
Unknown / Non-Applicable
THE THIRD FLOOR is a visualization studio dedicated to supporting the production of next-generation media content for feature film, television, commercials, video games, virtual reality and themed attractions. Working hand-in-hand with directors, producers and key crew, the ... Read more

Mission: At THE THIRD FLOOR, we're connected by our love for storytelling. Through creating previs, postvis, and pitchvis, our studio helps design some of the most ambitious films, commercials, game cinematics, and more. We have offices in the U.S. and overseas, with ... Read more

Company Updates

  • It's a bird, it's a plane...it's a lot of planes! The Royal Air Force celebrated their 100 years last week and our London office was lucky enough to be underneath their flypast!

  • Congrats to the 2018 Emmy Nominees! THE THIRD FLOOR is proud to be among a great year of nominations including the Game of Thrones episode "Beyond the Wall", which was nominated for Outstanding Special Visual Effects. We are ecstatic to have our very own Previs Lead, Michelle Blok mentioned in this category!

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    2018 Emmy Nominations - Congratulations!

    Huge congratulations to HBO and the Emmy Award VFX Nomination for Game of Thrones "Beyond the Wall" Game of Thrones team for their Emmy Award nomination in Outstanding Special Visual Effects for Season 7, Episode 6 "Beyond the Wall"!

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THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization – Why Work For Us?


The Third Floor has been certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. TTF earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. Check out how our employees rated us here: TTF Great Places to Work Review

Our mission is to nurture an artistic community that strengthens stories and ideas through collaborative visualization.

We are the world’s leading visualization studio.

We use the virtual world to imagine, plan and problem solve for stories in film, television, games, VR and themed attractions.

We started out in 2004 with a handful of dedicated artists.

Now we’ve grown into a global company, partnering with our clients in locations like London, South Africa, Ireland, Australia and Canada.

We are a company of artists, for artists.

Our founders still work as artists, supervisors and creative directors on projects.

We are a community of award-winning talent.

We love helping the world’s leading creatives realize their vision.

Film & TV

We visualize your story at every stage of its creation.

From storyboards to post-production, we collaborate with you to explore your narrative, design shots and plan technical solutions.

Pitchvis

Before your project is even greenlit, you can test your concept with a custom-made previs trailer.

Our “pitchvis” trailers have been used to help greenlight Godzilla (2014), Men in Black 3, Jack the Giant Slayer, Oz: The Great and Powerful and others.

Storyboards & Animatics

To kick off the visualization process, our storyboard artists sketch story beats for each scene.

The editorial department cuts these shots into animatics for review.

Asset & World Building

Next we build the world your story lives in.

In Maya’s 3D virtual space, we generate each scene’s environment and elements.

Previs

With the assets in place, our artists animate the story and shots. The 3D visualization allows you to explore every action and angle. Previs is your sandbox and stress-test before you shoot.

Techvis

Once previs captures your vision, we run a technical analysis to see how the story can be physically shot.

Our workflow stores all technical information (lens type, camera distance, size of a greenscreen, speed of a vehicle) and produces blueprints for physical production.

Virtual Production

Our iterative, nonlinear virtual production workflow merges virtual environments and characters with your physical production.

We use imagery and 3D spatial data generated during previs to provide services such as virtual location scouting and on-set visualization.

Postvis

After production, we combine the previs elements with the live action photography to quickly preview the film before implementing final VFX.

Postvis provides a post-production blueprint for your VFX team and a comprehensive look at the film for test screenings.

Our company was started by artists – for artists.

Our goal is to create a collaborative and thriving environment where people can reach their greatest potential.

We cast each of our shows, matching artists with projects they are passionate about.

From VR, films, theme parks and more, we have a variety of projects where we can utilize your unique skills and interests.

Lunch and learns, guest speakers, training sessions, and scholarship opportunities are all the status quo around here to help you grow in your craft and your career.

We could run down the list of everything we offer like benefits, paid Parental Leave and a 401(k), but we think our perks best exemplify our company culture. Take a look and decide for yourself:

  • Monday breakfast
  • Wednesday Coffee- Starbucks or Coffee Bean?
  • Friday lunch
  • Fun Fridays:
    Themed Friday events with drinks and apps every few weeks
  • Company events:
    Summer Family Day Picnic and a rockin’ Holiday party
  • 2 weeks hiatus over the winter holidays
  • Crew screenings – enjoy watching the fruits of your labor in the TTF theater
  • Artist sponsored events:
    Game nights, Formal Fridays, and WTF Wednesdays (bimonthly screenings that swing for the fences!)
  • Plenty of snacks and drinks at the TTF Café!

If any of this has piqued your interest, we encourage you to take a look at our current open opportunities here!

THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization Reviews

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    TTF is a very artist friendly studio and their quality of work is exceptional. They are constantly moving forward in technologies, toolsets and pipeline. They also encourage artists to grow by providing many learning opportunities and lectures, as well as outlets for artists to express their opinions and keep the conversation open. They have alot of social events where people can meet, have fun together and create more team unity. They are one of the few studios that actually offers benefits like maternity/paternity leave, jury duty, health and paid time off, which makes for a much healthier work environment. They also cap hours to 10 hours a day, unless there is an absolute emergency for additional OT. Coming from many companies that overwork their employees, I really appreciate being able to have more of a work/life balance, and when OT does come around I don't feel burnt out. TTF also has a large variety of projects at various stages with different needs which makes each project fun, interesting and an opportunity to grow with the project. This also means employment is pretty consistent since they have so many projects coming and going. There are many travel opportunities all over the world which is fun for anyone looking to travel. And last, but definitely not least, the staff at TTF are great people. Artists, supervisors, production, HR etc - friendly, fun, hardworking and team players. It's a great family to be a part of.

    Cons

    More transparency in hiring and casting. It would be great if casting checked in with artists more often - in terms of whether they will have employment, and for career development. I've seen a lot of people leave simply because they didn't know they had a job the following week or were unhappy in their career development. Letting artists know where they stand might keep them around longer and knowing an artists career goals and aspirations could help with casting on shows.

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THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization Photos

THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization photo of: Flash back Friday to some of our Founders celebrating TTF's 10 yr anniversary a couple years back. Here's to another 10!
THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization photo of: Our amazing Game of Thrones team looking fabulous at a wrap party :)
THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization photo of: Goodbye lunch to our one and only - Quentin!
THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization photo of: Our weekly Coffee Wednesday. This week - in the sun! :)
THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization photo of: Our lovely LA T&D Specialist came to visit the London office and we miss her already!
THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization photo of: 4pm's planks with music!!! Go team!
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THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    The interview should have been my first clue. It was a honey-pot full of promises. It sounded too good to be true and it is!
    If you are a professional and value your career path. Do NOT accept an offer from The Third Floor Visualization.

    Interview Questions

    • How much money do you want..? Was pretty much it, they didn't care about the person they were interviewing at all. Or my goals or career path. They were only interested in what concerned them.   1 Answer
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THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization Awards & Accolades

  • 2017 Certified Great Place to Work, Great Place to Work Institute, 2017
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Special Visual Effects, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, 2016
  • HPA Award: Outstanding Visual Effects - Television, Hollywood Professional Association, 2015
  • Emmy Award: Outstanding Special Visual Effects, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, 2015
  • VES Award: Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode, Visual Effects Society, 2015
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