Current Vacancies

Owl House Studios a small business, based in North Yorkshire, working to incredibly tight deadlines on music and advertising projects and we need people alongside our team with an unflappable "can do" attitude, who are happy to help out other colleagues when needed in other areas of the business and on other projects.

All positions are open to freelance, contract based and hence temporary team workers and we will give full details of project duration if we contact you following your application.  Even if your application is not successful straight away be assured we need a solid base of freelance workers that we can call upon over time when new projects arise.

For all positions, successful applicants will:

  • have a "can do" attitude with the ability to troubleshoot and problem solve
  • have a great work ethic and be able to work without supervision
  • have excellent organisational skills with the ability to work methodically, paying attention to the fine detail, for extended periods of time, sometimes in uncomfortable working environment
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  • be prompt, trustworthy and reliable at all times

  • be happy to go the extra mile
  • have excellent communication, interpersonal and team skills, take direction and function as part of a team, liaising with members of other departments, particularly model making

  • work to a strict brief and understand the duties and responsibilities of other members of the crew
 and be ready to jump in and help

 

Urgent Requirement!

Job Type: Contract Based

To support us with two new video projects we are looking for talented Storyboard Artists to join our team.

Who will be ideal for this position?

This role is aimed at a candidate who can understand and interpret requirements from the film/advertising concept and who will study the script to understand required mood and overall theme. Consideration of camera angles and lighting to be used in the storyboard presentation will be needed and the candidate will be expected to compose wireframe drawings from which the more detailed illustrations will be developed. Complete colour or monochrome storyboards in full for use by production staff will be expected and it will be expected that editing storyboards and making changes as per the request of director or production team is second nature.

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Urgent Requirement!

 Job Type: Contract Based

The Compositor is ultimately responsible for the aesthetic integrity and technical quality of the final image delivered to the client.

Who will be ideal for this position?

This position is focused on you being responsible for constructing the final image by combining layers of previously created material. Although it is primarily a 2D role within the 3D world of CGI and VFX (Visual Effects), you will have a thorough understanding of the CG process combined with relevant artistic skills. You will be able to evaluate the creative and technical approach for assigned shots, perform all tasks associated with the compositing process, including: 2D tracking, matte extraction, layering of elements, and colour grading on shots of differing difficulty; you will manage and sustain the overall look, balance and quality for assigned shots and sequences to create uniformity in all finished work;

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Urgent Requirement!

Job Type: Contract Based

To support us with key video projects we are looking for a skilled After Effects animator to join our team.

Who will be ideal for this position?

You will have an excellent knowledge of Adobe After Effects and be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines as well as the ability to work closely with the Director. It would be beneficial for you to have a good knowledge of various additional software tools such as Photoshop, DUIK, Houdini, Renderman and Shake. Your technical knowledge must be coupled with innate artistic talent. We would like you to show that you have good experience backed up by portfolio of animation projects where Adobe After Effects played a key role in the final results.

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Job Type: Contract Based

To support us with key video projects we need a qualified Stop Motion Animator.

Who will be ideal for this position?

You will need to work in a range of stop-frame animation techniques, including excellent sculpting skills (if working in clay)
 but this is only relevant with claymation.

You will need to be able to communicate with colleagues, take direction and function as part of a team and liaise with members of other departments, particularly model making
. It will be helpful if you know how to clean-up models or puppets and make replacement parts but this is not essential. You will have a solid knowledge to be able to operate relevant animation and camera equipment and will have a high level of the various craft skills needed, combined with an artistic ability
 and a good understanding of character development and storytelling
.

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Job Type: Contract Based

To support us with two new video projects we are looking for a skilled 2D Animator to join our team.

Who will be ideal for this position?

We are looking for a skilled 2D Digital Artist/Animator for our core projects. Your job will be to design, illustrate and animate assets for our films and your results will be key to the delivery of content for global broadcast. So we expect you will have all-round, strong 2D digital illustration skills, strong working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Flash. We expect you will have a keen eye for composition, colour, lighting, and perspective and, whilst not essential, Visual effects skills ( animation and/or design ) and prop and environment 3D modelling skills would be very desirable.

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Job Type: Contract Based

As an editor, you'll be ultimately responsible for assembling recorded raw material into a finished product that's suitable for use as the final project. The material will include camera and other digital footage, music, graphics and other special effects.

Who will be ideal for this position?

An ideal position for someone with experience in discussing scripts and storyboards with the director to better understand his or her vision, collaborating with musical directors and sound editors to help score a film or add sound effects, arranging footage to tell the best story and meet specific length requirements, preparing a rough cut for the director and making requested revisions for the final cut. You will need to have the ability to take the storyboard and create an animatic timed to the song/audio provided. 

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Job Type: Contract Based

To support us with two new video projects we are looking for clever CGI Artists to join our team.

Who will be ideal for this position?

Ideal for a candidate with artistic ability, creativity, technical proficiency; experience with graphics and video editing software such as Maya, Studio Max, Photoshop, Premier Pro, Illustrator, Flash, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro, as well as Web design software and languages like HTML, CSS, and Java; ability to use digital paper, digital pen, and digital camera.

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Job Type: Contract Based

To support us with two new video projects we are looking for talented Digital Matte Painters to join our team.

Who will be ideal for this position?

This is ideal or candidates who are highly familiar with a range of techniques blending photographic, CG and hand painted elements together to create mattes and set extensions to be integrated into both photo-real and stylised VFX shots for our creative projects. As such, the candidate will have a high level of experience of painting environments and other elements for integration into VFX shots and working closely with other CG Artists and Compositors to deliver the highest quality visual output.

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Job Type: Contract Based

The Set and Prop Maker is ultimately responsible for high quality video assets which form the backbone of many of our animated films.

Who will be ideal for this position?

The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of set and props creation and will have a desire to push the boundaries of next generation art. They should be organised, adaptable and understand technical limitations and budgets to allow them to create high-quality props, working with and without concept art, create sets and props that complement the project and are intrinsic to tell the story of the music videos we produce.

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