April 26, 2017

Monitogo Studios – LEGO Feature Film Animators

Monitogo Studios

This past weekend I was at SHEM Homeschool Convention in Springfield, MO. I was there working at the A+ TutorSoft Multi-Sensory Math Curriculum booth. Across from us was a vendor called Monitogo Studios and they were continuously busy with people stopping by their booth. The reason?… LEGOS and high-tech equipment.

You see, Monitogo Studios as I found out is a little company that jumped out of a homeschooling family, The Tulls. They’ve ventured into making clean, family-friendly movies using LEGO’s and stop-animation. Greg and his two sisters were at the booth and were very impressive as they represented their company, worked with all the kids who were intrigued with what they were doing and sharing their story with homeschoolers and their parents.

I kept waiting to find a time when they weren’t busy, any time they weren’t we seemed to be and vice-versa. So, hopefully this blog post will help me gather some more information and present it to everyone else.

I was looking for a video clip of what they’ve done so far, but couldn’t find anything on their website or YouTube channel, but I did find this video that talks about the effort after one of their shoots. 8 hours of work for 10 secs of finished animation.

They were there to try and recruit some interns to help them finish their feature length movie “Zathen and Nathan” that’s currently in production. So if you’re in the Springfield, MO area have a love for LEGO’s and a desire to get into film-making, check them out.

Something New… CHECK IT OUT!

I’ve decided I need to add a new category of posts to my site. You see, I’m regularly seeing interesting stuff as I’m involved in homeschool and going to more and more conventions. I’m regularly seeing vendors and other organizations that are doing some really cool stuff and I want to help feature them on my site.

The problem is I don’t have the time to get around and writing a full-featured post about everything cool that I see. So, instead of not ever getting around to it, or it coming months after I see it, I’m going to post and share things in short bites.

This may be websites, vendors, homeschool resources, individuals or other stuff.

So, stay tuned for a new category of posts that I’ve labeled “Check It Out”. I’ll also have a page that will feature each of these posts out on their own outside of the standard blog grouping.