A studio is a room where you get things done! It could be movies, video games, clothing design -- you name it. Funding? What happened to the support structure we spoke about earlier? If you can't find funding -- make new friends and buy a new family. There is no reason why you should be able to find funding. Shark Tank is over glamorized and should be the last resort.
Avoid venture capitalist. These people are actually dying on the inside of their business because they are invested in inflated currency and their assets are slowly becoming devalued. It's a struggle to maintain generational wealth. Now, once you acquire a space you can call a studio it's to realize your are an independent and your main goal is the FINAL PRODUCT! You don't have to use the same materials or techniques as the AAA video game companies or major media distribution outlets. You are your own BRAND!