We are fans of Moonbot Studios! I remember standing in line (pushing Cody in a stroller) to have William Joyce sign my copy of his book, Rolie Polie Olie at Barnes and Noble. Not surprisingly, we are also fans of his work on the movies ROBOTS, and MEET THE ROBINSONS. I hear he created characters on Toy Story, also. I’m sure there are TONS of achievements I could list here. Yes, friends. He is awesome.
Not only are we impressed with his work, but that he still lives and works in Shreveport, Louisiana. We love him for that, too. 🙂
So, I had never been to Moonbot Studios….
It’s exactly what you would think it would be…. the most creative work space you have ever seen. I wish I could have shot pics of just the space. It’s several rooms of funky furniture, one-of-a-kind everything…. light fixtures, tables… just name it. Tons of computers for their animators; one room completely painted black with no windows for a group that requested it….Not to mention that I’m pretty sure I saw a shelf of golden globes…. You guys would love it!!! Even better than the space…. the PEOPLE.
I think you have to not only be a creative genius to work there, but you have to look like a creative genius, too. I LOVE THESE PEOPLE!!!! You have to be on your toes when you visit…they will break out in nurf-gun fights at any moment.
I was familiar with William Joyce before heading to the studio, but I didn’t know Brandon Oldenburg and Lampton Enochs. Apparently these three are a force to be reckoned with…. 🙂
And they are all so gracious and kind.
We arrived a little early to plan the shoot so we could be quick and not interrupt too much of their day. When we got there, they gave us the grand tour and offered to let us watch a SHORT in their theater. Hello…. wish I could have said yes!!! But, you know….I had to be professional….
Anyway, I’m thrilled to have met these amazing people and shoot them for the SB Magazine. That would have been enough to tickle me pink. So, the fact that my image was chosen for the cover, is a great honor.
Thank you, Mike, for such a fun experience!!
Next time, I’m packin’ a nurf-gun!