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 ...
I have been working at THE THIRD FLOOR Visualization full-time (Less than a year)
Snack bar = fully stocked
kegerator = yes!
Friendly environment = Yup, chill
Unlimited supply of Keurig coffee = sweet!
Cereal bar = Nice!
Random sandwiches appear in the break room = Awesome!
Friday lunch = More random cuisine catered from local vendors (plus beer on tap is open), how awesome is that?!?
Working on awesome cinematic animations and assets = Awesome x 10k
Watching my creative supervisor create and pitch a 2 page storyboard in 10 min. flat = Priceless!
I've been trying to think of a con, and I have to dig deep. Like,... we all got into this business knowing that getting to work on something this awesome is really hard to get a foot in the door. But, even after getting a foot in the door to awesomeness people want to complain. I have no qualms with the methods in which provide me the opportunity to do "awesome work" on a daily basis. Is it volatile? Kind of. Given budget constraints I feel like its a reasonable way to give a Junior an opportunity to prove themselves, with short term contracts. I have lots of hope for my value in this company and having short term contracts is a thing of the movie industry. You just have to make it work. Fight through that startup phase, make yourself an integral part of the team, prove yourself, be confident in your abilities and prove your value. Is it kind of scary, YES! But, is it doable? Yes. I'm doing it. I'm scared as HELL! But, I'll tell you what,... you gotta feel the fear and do it anyways! There is plenty of work to go around, just get in here and sit next to some of these awesome people, and you will be amazed. Simply amazed.
Are they going to challenge you? Yup, I love a good challenge, and when I fail, take the critique like a man and do better. Then, you will have built the trust that is necessary for them to give you another challenge. So, why am I saying all of this? It's a kind of stress in the sense that you're constantly wondering about how good did I do, leaving one feeling conscientious of their abilities. If I can quote a movie, "this aint the western sizzlin,..." this is the movie industry. Getting an opportunity to work on great cinematic animations IS, just that awesome. Is it easy to do? NO!! If you want easy, get out now. But is it worth it?!? YES! Just do it! Take that leap, and never look back!
Advice to Management
Keep giving opportunities to Juniors, there are a lot of us out there, just chomping at the bit waiting for an opportunity to do great work. If short term contracts is the way to success then, just "Keep Calm and Contract On" - Thanks TTF!
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.
Working from locations in the UK and Los Angeles, TTF created previs and postvis to help visualize Justice League (Warner Bros.). The teams, led by previs supervisor Chris Williams, collaborated with director Zack Synder, visual effects supervisor John “DJ” Desjardin and departments from production design to stunts to lay out and develop action beats and scenes for the film, including developing end-to-end previs for the second act and previsualizing the third act from the ground up. Postvis artists, set up at Cruel and Unusual Films on the Warner Bros. Studios backlot, also composited CG characters and backgrounds into the live-action plates!
If you'd like to be a part of creating blockbuster films like this with us, check out our available opportunities and drop us a line!
We couldn't be happier than to be certified as a Great Place to Work by the U.S. Great Place to Work Institute in 2017! Check it out here : http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQurT. Congratulations to the entire TTF team for this great honor!—4 days ago