Speculative Job Applications
We get a lot of applications and we don’t usually need to advertise for crew.
However, we’re always interested to see good work, so please send us your CV/resume.
If you are a modelmaker, please list some of the materials and methods you have used and include some images of your best work.
If you have a showreel or online portfolio, please send us one link to a professional presentation (preferably not a blog or a Facebook page).
Sorry, but we don't use runners.
We are rarely able to offer work placement opportunities and we aren't able to support structured, long term internships like the Erasmus Student Work Placement scheme.
Most of what we do is "work for hire" and the initial puppet designs are sometimes provided by our clients. We have some very talented designers at Mackinnon & Saunders, and we occasionally work with freelance character designers. Our requirement for designers is usually quite limited but we’ll keep your details on our database if your work looks like it might be of interest for future projects.
Each puppet is made by a team of people. Most of the people who work here have exceptional skills in one or more of the following areas: sculpting, mould making, fine metalwork/jewellery making, foam latex/silicone casting, costume design/needlework and general model making.
We currently have a digital studio using CelAction and Anime Studio Pro.
We are always interested to see good work from experienced animators, but we aren’t able to take any trainee/junior animators on our current productions.
Trainee Finder is a new service to match trainees with companies across the film, TV, animation and games industries in the UK. To apply for a training placement visit www.creativeskillset.org/traineefinder.