April 26, 2017

A Story From Father to Son For Generations

You’ve got to take a break out of your day and watch this short-film. It’s actually a commercial, but wow! what a powerful one it is.

Beautiful video work and imagery combines with a meaningful story and script to send a message from father to son that should live on for generations to come. I see stories like this and I feel completely incompetent and really doing everything I can to mold my son into the man I hope he becomes one day. I realize that’s an overstatement, but may that feeling spur me on to continue to do better in that area.

I’ve got to find more ways to connect with my son, and daughter, and communicate to them the important things they should learn about life. I can assure you, those lessons aren’t going to come from any curriculum you choose or text book you may have them read. Those lessons come from relationship and experience.

How are you doing in this area fellow dad? Let me know in the comments.

Source: Creating Authentic Marketing

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.