"Blobstudios" is the name I use on YouTube for my channel where I upload brickfilms. A brickfilm is a stop motion animation using Lego or other building block toy. I've made brickfilms since the summer of 2008 and continue to make them to this day.
I'm very grateful to everyone who watches my videos and appreciate all the comments and feedback I receive for my videos, it's support I get from fans which is what keeps me making videos.
Blobstudios was made up in 2003 by two people, Thomas Fyfe and David Ritchie. Although no videos were made then, comics were made starring a character named 'The Big Blob'. The name 'Blobstudios' was adapted from this.
A website was set up about 'The Big Blob' and some comics were posted on there. We had also started experimenting with animation using Microsoft Paint and Microsoft GIF Animator.
It was only in October 2007 where we started making animated videos. The Blobstudios Youtube account was created then for the videos to go on. These videos had no storyline and only very basic animation. The videos consisted of the character 'The Big Blob' usually "dancing" to a song.
Then, as more videos were being made they started to have more of a storyline but were still pretty pointless. We also started uploading random stickfigure animations.
Then in the summer of 2008, Blobstudios' first stop motion was made. This video was a hit getting thousands of views very fast. From then on we knew these videos were the way to go and continued to make stop motion. Eventually all of 'The Big Blob' animations were removed from the channel.
This website was also set up around this time replacing the old website which was previously hosted on Piczo.com.
At the same time David stopped making videos on Youtube and Thomas was now in charge of Blobstudios. Since then only stop motion animated videos have been made and put on the Blobstudios Youtube channel.
On Christmas Eve of 2008 Blobstudios was accepted into the Youtube Partner Programme.
Videos continue to be uploaded onto the channel and people still continue to watch my videos.
12/05/2007 - Blobstudios YouTube account created.
21/06/2008 - First brickfilm uploaded.
24/12/2008 - Accepted into the YouTube Partnership Program.
23/10/2009 - Joined the Machinima Director's Program. (learn more)
02/11/2009 - Alternate channel accepted into the YouTube Partnership Program.
07/11/2009 - 'Lego Star Wars - The New Guy' featured on YouTube's New Year Countdown channel.
25/12/2009 - 'Lego Star Wars - Christmas Special' featured on the YouTube homepage.
09/06/2010 - 'Killer Potato' featured on the YouTube homepage.
14/10/2011 - Blobstudios channel and alternate channel became part of the Machinima Network. (learn more)