Frequently Asked Questions

Clients

  1. How do you work?
    Our preferred project flow is a period of scoping, followed by a presentation of our proposed concept together with timings, proposed budget, art direction and system plan. Upon approval, we continue to production.
  2. How much does it cost?
    We have a day rate for commercial projects, but do take on pro-bono and educational work too. The best thing is to get in touch.
  3. How long does it take?
    This is always a difficult question. We prefer a lead time of three months – with a minimum of a month. Everything is negotiable but we’ve found in the past that three months is optimum.
  4. Does Open Sourcing my project mean that I have to give everything away?
    Not at all. We Open Source the underlying technology of our projects, giving back to the community that enabled us – but that doesn’t mean that copyrighted assets such as logos or other property need to pass into the public domain.
  5. Do you pitch?
    As we are a small company, we can’t maintain the studio without getting paid for our work. As such, we don’t normally work on free pitches, but are happy to come back to a proposal with some references and concepts – coming to accurate costs, plans and schedules require us to speak to and work with external partners and collaborators – which we have to charge for.

Students/Interns:

  1. Do you offer Internships?
    Yes. Please send links only (no attachments) via email.
  2. How long are the Internships?
    At least a month, up to three months.
  3. Can I interview you for my dissertation?
    Yes, we prefer to do interviews via email, but can also do them via Skype.
  4. Can you come and present at my University/College/School?
    Yes, please ask your professor/tutor/teacher to email us.

Collaborators/Jobs

  1. How do you credit your projects?
    We link to collaborators websites and push all code to a public GitHub repository.
  2. I have an idea for a project, can you help me make it?
    We really prefer to work as full creative collaborators on projects rather than as technicians. The openFrameworks forum is a good place to post opportunities. Get in touch, and we’ll point you in the right direction.
  3. Can I work for you?
    We are currently expanding H&L studio. Please get in touch if you’d like to work with us, on either a part time or full time basis.

Media/Press

  1. Are you available for interview?
    Yes. We prefer to be interviewed in person, but have been interviewed via email or Skype. 
  2. Do you have print resolution images available?
    For certain projects, please get in touch for more details.
  3. Can I use images from your site?
    Yes, please credit and link back to our site.