Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Resources for Getting a Job in the Theme Park Industry

After listening to some videos from Brendon Buchord that talked about how to become a millionaire, I learned that one of the key components to success is to have a specific focus and do your job better than anyone else. For the past couple of years... I didn't have a focus. I wanted to work in the movie OR game industry - and my focus was very scattered.  I've decided I'm going to work in the theme park industry instead - which is something I think is very cool and fresh. I'm going to put all my eggs into that one basket - and I'm going to watch that basket.

Studios
One of the first steps in obtaining the job you want - is to find out where it is. I've researched 25 design studios. Almost all of them are in LA. Lucky me. :)

KCC Entertainment Design
http://www.kcc.be/en/Project

http://sandersonintl.com/home.php?menu=1
A-3-3, Unit 3, Level 3, Block A MINES Waterfront Business Park
No 3, Jalan Tasik, MINES Resort City
Seri Kembangan
Selangor
43300
Malaysia
Telephone
+603 8945 4678
Email
peter.sanderson@sandersonintl.com




Producers Group
http://www.producers-group.com/

UK animatronic firm

Ty Granolli

Opak Creative
http://www.opakcreative.com

On Track Themes
http://ontrackthemes.com

Paragon Creative
http://www.paragon-creative.co.uk

Scruffy Dog LTD
http://www.scruffydogltd.com

http://www.miziker.com

R&R Creative Amusement Designs
http://www.randrdesign.com/index.html

Acomb Ostendorf & Associates
934 Lake Baldwin Lane, Orlando, FL 32814
(407) 730-5965
mail@aoabuilds.com
http://www.aoabuilds.com/

Cinnabar Design Build
4571 Electronics Place Los Angeles, CA 90039
818.842.8190
info@cinnabar.com

Falcon's Treehouse
6996 Piazza Grande Avenue Suite #301 Orlando, FL 32835
contact@falconstreehouse.com
careers@falconstreehouse.com
http://www.falconstreehouse.com

Artistan Design
Las Vegas Office 88654 Anderson Dale Ave Las Vegas, NV 89178
Los Angeles Office 228 Main Street, Suite L Venice, CA 90291
+1 424 238 5590
http://artisandesignco.com

Goddard Group: Gary Goddard Entertainment + Design
4716 Vineland Avenue, N. Hollywood CA, 91601

Thinkwell Group Inc.
695 S Glenwood Place, Burbank, CA 91506 +1 818.333.3444

Landmark Entertainment Group
3900 W. Alameda Ave, Suite 100, Burbank, CA 91505

The Hettma Group
67 Valley Street, Pasadena, CA 91105 USA +1 626.683.9876

Chimerea Design
PX Box 1403, Sonoma CA 95476 +(707) 343-1939

Favilli+Sfingi
1010 Sycamore Avenue Suite 118, South Pasadena, California 91030

Apogee Attractions
19360 Rinaldi Street, Suite 352, Porter Ranch, CA 91326
http://www.apogeeattractions.com

Totally Fun Company
http://www.totallyfuncompany.com/

ITEC Entertainment
Locatino: Orlando, Florida
http://www.itec.com/

Battaglia
3366 Via Lido Newport Beach, California 92663 Phone - (949) 723-8900
http://www.battagliainc.com/

Frankly Made
Anaheim, CA 92806, 1440-2 D South State College Blvd.,
http://www.franklymade.com/index.html

Dream Quest
Corona. Larry McCauley. 661.644.8509. macdqd@gmail.com
http://dreamquest.squarespace.com

Amalgamated Studio
14 N. Fair Oaks Ave. 500, Pasadena, CA 91103
http://amalgamatedstudios.com/

Atomic Ant Models
http://www.atomicantmodels.com/

Cunningham Group
8665 Hayden Place, Culver City, CA 90232, Tel 310 895 2200
http://www.cuningham.com/

Vertex Productions
Vertex Productions, 1301 Morada Pl., Altadena, CA 91001
http://www.vertexproductions.com/contact.php

Sitelines Productions
3366 Via Lido, Newport Beach CA92663
http://www.sitelineproductions.com/contact.shtml

Miziker Entertainment Group
4110 Riverside Drive, Burbank, California, 91505 USA
http://miziker.com

Wyatt Design Group
572 East Green Street, Suite 200, Pasadena, California 91101 USA +1.626.304.0031
http://wyattdesigngroup.com/

IDEATTACK Inc.
70 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, California 91101 U.S.A +1 626 463 7353
http://www.ideattack.com/

Hnedak Bobo Group
104 South Front Street, Memphis, TN 38103 +901-525-2557
http://www.hbginc.com

Greg Damron Design
5000 Estate Enighed #171, St. John, US Virgin Islands, 340.626.2140,  DamronDesign@msn.com
http://www.damrondesign.com/

Christian Hope
3113 Barbara Court, Hollywood CA 90068
www.christianhopedesign.com

Rubicon Holding Group
6160 Variel Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367, + 818.657.5316 info@rghthemedentertainment.com
http://www.rubiconholding.com/
http://www.lennylarsen.com/ (CMU Grad)


BRC
2711 Winona Avenue, Burbank, California 91504 Phone: +1 818 841 8084
http://brcweb.com/brc/

Rethink Attractions
11949 Sherman Road, North Hollywood, CA 91605
(818) 759-7488, info@rethinkattractions.com
http://www.rethinkattractions.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RethinkAttractionsLA


Theme Park Resources
My second step is to become an expert in this industry and very knowledgeable about the current events and upcoming trends. Just as a business major would read the Wall Street Journal everyday - I've set blooloop.com as my home page so I'm constantly updated about the what's going on in the industry.

http://www.themedattraction.com
http://www.blooloop.com/index.aspx
http://www.themeparkpost.com/
http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/

Concept Illustrators:
My third step is to be able to provide high value to the company. I will create a portfolio of that demonstrates I can be of great value to their team and contribute to projects. Here are some very successful concept illustrators who've worked in this industry - and I will bring my portfolio up to this standard. 

Jeremy Crawford
http://www.themedcreative.com

Kim Gromoll
https://www.kimgromollartist.com/gallery-1-themed-entertainment


jeff Deboer
http://www.jeffdb.com

Morgan Richardson - WDI
http://www.morganrichardsonart.com

Jon Plsek - Universal Creative
http://www.themedentertainmentdesign.com

Ron Vance
http://www.ronvance.com/html/_themeparks.htm

Sarah Gilman
http://www.lunatteo.com/

David
http://www.davidthemingworks.com

WDI: Jim Schull, Larry Nikolai

Scott Drake - WDI Creative Lead
http://www.scotdrake.com

Joe Neugs
http://joeneugs.com

Luc Steadman
http://lucsteadman.blogspot.com

Hao Wu
http://cargocollective.com/haosketch

Tim Delaney
http://timjdelaney.com/about.html

Julia Kying
http://www.juliakying.com

Greg Pro
http://www.gregpro.com/

Eric Heschong
http://ericheschong.com/

Don Carson
http://www.doncarsoncreative.com/
http://themedenvironments.blogspot.com/

Marcelo Vignali
http://vignalistudio.blogspot.com/

Chris Runco
http://crrunco.blogspot.com/

Mary Blair
http://magicofmaryblair.com/mary-gallery.htm

John Horny
http://www.johnhornydesigninc.com

Eddie Sotto
http://www.themedattraction.com/sotto.htm (interview)

Maggie Parr
http://www.maggieparr.com/conceptdesign.html

Robert Watts
http://robertwatts-illustrator.com

Kenn Hardy
http://www.kennhardy.com/

Ron Bennett
http://ronbennettdesign.co/

Cindy White
http://cindywhiteart.com/

Joel Lange
http://joellange.com/

Kirk Axtell
http://kirkaxtellsr.com

Larry Quach
http://larryquachart.com

Richard Gutierrez
https://www.behance.net/gallery/1536071/Richard-Gutierrez-Themed-Design-Portfolio



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John Horny
Phil Mendez 
Nathaniel West
James Paick
John Park
Jim Adams
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