- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Do you offer Internships?
Yes. Please send links only (no attachments) via email.
- How long are the Internships?
At least a month, up to three months.
- Can I interview you for my dissertation?
Yes, we prefer to do interviews via email, but can also do them via Skype.
- Can you come and present at my University/College/School?
Yes, please ask your professor/tutor/teacher to email us.
- How do you credit your projects?
We link to collaborators websites and push all code to a public GitHub repository.
- 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.
- 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.
- Are you available for interview?
Yes. We prefer to be interviewed in person, but have been interviewed via email or Skype.
- Do you have print resolution images available?
For certain projects, please get in touch for more details.
- Can I use images from your site?
Yes, please credit and link back to our site.