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THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization Overview

Los Angeles, CA (US)
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

  • 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"!

  • Not a drop of rain in sight for the TTF London Picnic!

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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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    I have been working at THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to provide actual creative input into feature film projects.
    Regular changes of environment, opportunities to work on set at film locations.

    Cons

    Switching locations can be quite demanding, you may be expected to travel and/or stay abroad for extended periods. There is little requirement to finish assets or animation to a very high level unlike vfx where you are expected to refine something for many months, this may or may not be a con ;)

    Advice to Management

    Consider the future of visualization more, clients are often more interested in technical problem solving, not additional wannabe film directors

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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: Ecstatic Chris is reading "congrats" emails for his well deserved promotion!
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!
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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 (US)).

    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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