Studios

Sample Workplaces and Studio Tours

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Sample Studio Spaces

Every company has a unique workplace culture and atmosphere. Ranging from multi-million dollar conglomerates, commission-based agencies, to small teams of indie developers, it is important to consider the company values and culture when considering applying for jobs.

It’s often difficult to get a good look inside some studio facilities due to strict policies against allowing visitors into buildings during a production. There are also certain trade secrets, prototypes, and in-house proprietary software that executives don’t want circulating all over the internet. Apologies in advance that the quality of some of the video recordings isn’t so great.

For a more in-depth list of studios and production companies, visit the Industry Database. Reviews from former employees can be found on Glassdoor.

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Walt Disney Studios
Disney doesn’t normally allow tours, so this was the best set of pictures available
http://land.allears.net/blogs/lauragilbreath/2014/09/a_look_around_the_roy_e_disney.html

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Pixar Studios
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHPZMIAhpqs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXtsEhUwTmc

Dreamworks Animation
Rise of the Guardians [Behind The Scenes]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEwrN9BwKzI

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Studio Ghibli
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Trailer (2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxI9WmgqWWU

Studio Pierrot
Anime Weekly Production Process
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdzjqOuO_Ig

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LAIKA
http://screenrant.com/laika-sto-motion-animation-kubo-two-strings/

Aardman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRgTB9VS4HA

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Cartoon Network
http://www.therobotsvoice.com/2014/05/cartoon_network_burbank_studio.php

Robot Chicken
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=733&v=FYFzlRQpyM0

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The Googleplex
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9No-FiEInLA

Shapeways 3D Printing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTTnaI4EYnY

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Bethesda Game Studios
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8UmVUXpfEE

Riot Games
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdvQ2jrz-Ag

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Universal Studios
Sound Stages and Backlots
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2-z-X4Cry8

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Lego Model Shop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYfskR4_HLs

Mojang
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBF2ugTzXqQ

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Tippett Studio
Tested Tour of Tippet Studio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VErGD1A_iwA

Home Studios

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James Gurney

50 Designers’ Desks
http://creativepro.com/50-designers-desks-part-2/