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 ...
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!
Not a drop of rain in sight for the TTF London Picnic!
We use the virtual world to imagine, plan and problem solve for stories in film, television, games, VR and themed attractions.
Now we’ve grown into a global company, partnering with our clients in locations like London, South Africa, Ireland, Australia and Canada.
Our founders still work as artists, supervisors and creative directors on projects.
We love helping the world’s leading creatives realize their vision.
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.
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.
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.
Next we build the world your story lives in.
In Maya’s 3D virtual space, we generate each scene’s environment and elements.
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
If any of this has piqued your interest, we encourage you to take a look at our current open opportunities here!
I have been working at THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization full-time (Less than a year)
Opportunities to provide actual creative input into feature film projects.
Regular changes of environment, opportunities to work on set at film locations.
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
I applied online. I interviewed at THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization (Los Angeles, CA (US)).
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.