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  • I was a guest on a podcast and we talked about Rooster Teeth and RWBY!

    2 days ago

    nerdasmic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Megan

    Hi Fam! 


    So, my friend Joel Duggan runs a pretty sweet Podcast called the Citadel Cafe that you can find on iTunes and also on his Patreon (for free listening), and I was a guest on his show this past Wednesday! We discussed a bit about Rooster Teeth, mostly focused on RWBY, and talked a bit about Monty and how the show got started.


    I don't know if you guys would be interested in listening, but the Podcast can be found HERE! The real Rooster Teeth/RWBY talk starts around timecode 24:56.


    Now, going back to listen, I realized that some of my facts were probably wrong in the moment (I was tired and forgetful... sorry) and there is some audio jumping due to the Skype connection we were on, but I'm pleased with this Podcast, and I would love it if you guys gave it a listen! 


    Thanks a bunch friends! I'd love to know what you think!

  • Growing Up

    5 days ago

    TheGameDex

    Well I guess this is where I add a cliche this is my first journal thing that most people add, and I'm not completely sure if this journal will have an overall point but fun times. Although very recently joining the Roosterteeth website, I have been a fan of Rooster Teeth (although mostly Achievement Hunter and Let's Play) since about 2011. I was introduced to this community by my friends in Middle School. The biggest memory I have, was since there was 6 of us, we would compare which person was closer to what AH crew member, and although most of the time there was no set answer, everyone gave the answer of being closer to Gavin. (I mean he was and still is my favorite of them). And even through High School this was a major component to our friendship, talking about Lazer Team until it got released. And growing up I've been greatly impacted by every AH member. 


    As of recently I've decided to watch even more videos (going back through old videos that I didn't watch or watched but wanted to enjoy them again)  and I finally decided to join the community and create an account on the website. And I've got to say these past couple months of watching them more have been enjoyable.

    And I mean this is really the only question I have in this journal, but since graduating I haven't hung out with that group of friends as much, minus my best pal (which I've been calling him the Michael of the group since Middle school) and realized that I want to spend more time with the rest of them. And the big idea I had was doing a little fun versus between some of us (and other friends) and was wondering if there was any ideas to add on to the fun, to add on to being more than just the VS.


    That's it for my first post, soon to come when the two Team Nice Dynamite tshirts come in, me and my friend trying to replicate Michael and Gavin's poses.

  • RTX 2018

    5 days ago

    AlexBundy Bundy

    This year will hopefully be my first year going to RTX. I’m going to try and make it a big one and the best thing ever. I’m hoping to be able to get a platinum ticket cheapish air fare and hotel lol. My only problem is sadly I don’t think any of my friends will be able to go and it’s going to be odd not knowing anyone. But like Barbara said a lot of people go alone and end up meeting awesomeness rt friends and other fans so it’s because of Barbara that’s I am optimistic and pumped to go to RTX this year. Thanks Barbara  barbara (Already took day off work to get tickets here is to being hopeful and possibly meet new people.)

  • Ill be inactive till April... || 2-11-18

    6 days ago

    Evv KevinEverett

    Hey Everyone, 


    I have been schooling, stressing, and not living life. 

    I know I won’t have time to really be active in the community, so I just want to give a heads up. 

    I give updates on my life via twitter @KEFjr 

    But to give you an update on things 

    1) I have no real friends in college 

    2) I have a job (unpaid) as an editor on a comedy show in Boston through Emerson College

    3) I want to drop out of school, or just take time off to live life and get money. As a filmmaker we need experiences in life to shape the way we want to tell stories, without this how can we expect to really be filmmakers/content creators. Im thinking about joining the air force so I can have a concrete schedule and meet a bunch of people that I will be forced to get along with. -- I just do not want to be under Trumps eyes.

    4) I hope to figure out my life soon, but I think I can’t do it while I am in college. Time will tell if I will continue in the Fall. 



    <3 Peace y’all 


  • Year of the Community

    1 week ago

    gianella

    This time last week I was in the Sydney Domestic Airport on my way back home after RTX. I remember sitting in the airport charging my phone and smiling at everyone who walked past me with various items of RT merch on their person. On my plane home I spotted about six people wearing merch. One guy had the same ACHIEVE hat as me. It was just cool to be able to recognise people who you knew you could immediately relate to. "Oh, you flew all the way to Sydney for this too? Nice."


    I'm excited for what the 'Year of the Community' has in store for everyone. We've already seen inklings of it with Boneyard Arcade being the ambassadors for RTX Sydney this year. I think they did a fantastic job and it was a great way to incorporate the community even more into RTX. I also saw that they got someone on Twitter to announce the dates for this year's RTX London and that was straight up the coolest thing ever.


    I've been a fan of Rooster Teeth for less than a year (and the intensity with which I've latched on to everything this company is and does scares the shit out of me but whatever) and I can say first hand that this community is something else. My first legit interaction with the community was literally only just last Thursday when Roo Teeth in Melbourne held a meet up because Barbara and Bethany were in town. I actually became friends with some of the people there which for my awkward ass is, uhh, wild??? But it was so easy because we already had so much in common.


    Fanbases are everywhere but I guess what makes this community so unique is that Rooster Teeth cultivates it and encourages it. This leads to interactions like the one I saw on Twitter where someone tweeted that they were nervous of showing up to the meet up alone and a bunch of random people replied with encouragement and offers of beer. It was beautiful.

    The 'Year of the Community' holds so much potential and I can't wait to see where it goes.

  • My Future

    1 week ago

    5kidflap

    I don't know if anyone will see this. I don't think that matters. However, I need an outlet to let my goals be known, and I believe this is the best place to do it. I'm just an average fan at this point; of Achievement Hunter, mainly. However, I want to be so much more. And I know how cliche that sounds, and how many people have said that before. But I want to be a part of the creative process. I want to be a part of the editing. I want to be a part of the videos. I want to be a part of Achievement Hunter. Having enjoyed their content for several years (almost 10 years by now), they've inspired me to create videos of my own and to pursue a degree in Media Production at Bowling Green State University. In two years when I graduate, I would love more than anything to become a part of the Achievement Hunter family, and the Rooster Teeth family. I'd be more than happy to prove myself as well, and to provide a portfolio of my work. Again, I'm not naive enough to think a post like this will get me anywhere, or that I'm the only person who's made a post like this. I just want to put my goals out there so that they're written somewhere, and with that I'll try my hardest to stick to them and never give up. No one is entitled to anything in this world, and I'd do anything necessary to prove myself and become a part of the Rooster Teeth family. And with that, I'll end my "rant", and get back to my studies.

  • So You're A Guardian. Here's Some Pre-RTX Tips (2018 Edition)

    1 week ago

    BlackPenguin Guardian x8; Panel Lead

    I'm back again to give y'all some tips on how to prepare for Guardianship in 2018.  This will be my 8th year as a Guardian, and I can tell you, there's a lot you can do to prepare for RTX before the actual convention.  This is mostly a re-post of my 2017 guide, but there are some great tips for how you can prepare for RTX right now and in the lead-up.  If you're a new Guardian, I highly recommend giving it a read.


    1) So You're A Guardian.  Here's What You Should Do Right Now

    Confirm that you are aware of all official sources of information.  The RT site is the primary source for your information, and should be the hub for all official communication.  There may be instances sometimes when you get news updates from other sources, but they are not a substitute for the RT site.  Check the group often, and keep an eye out for news posts.  Be aware of dates, times, schedules, and information as it becomes available.  By the time RTX rolls around, you should already have memorized the start/end times for each con day, and the major events of the weekend.


    I would also recommend participating in the forum threads in the group.  Get to know your fellow Guardians in the fun threads.  Put the BAR on watch to socialize with your fellow Guardians.  You should also follow the FAQ thread, since it’s a good source of information and answers.


    Also, if you haven't by now, you should be working to establish your lodging situation (hotel, hostel, AirBnB, friend's place, etc).  RT will be releasing their hotel deals as some point, but you should be searching already.  If you a great deal, try to lock it down sooner than later.  Rooming in groups of 3 or 4 can cut costs significantly as well.


    2) When Team Assignments Are Announced

    This will be the next big development before RTX.  Research your role.  Get to know the people you will be working with.  There will likely be an official forum thread or group for your team, which your Team Lead will create and manage.  Just like with the group, check it often.  If your Team Lead introduces any new methods of communication, check those often as well.  Soak up all knowledge from your Team Lead and fellow Guardians on your team.  Be proactive.  If you have a question, ask your Team Lead, or ask in the Guardian FAQ thread.  Stay up to date on any meetings or information that your Team Leads put out.


    Some time after team assignments are announced, you will be given a more specific post within your team (exact place/job you’ll be working).  Stay up to date on any changes to your role, and research accordingly.


    3) Starting Around Two Months Before RTX

    Research the physical area of where you’ll be working, as best you know.  Find the floorplans of the place you’ll be assigned to.  Floorplans can be found on the websites for each venue.  If you don’t know the specifics of your post yet, make an educated guess and adjust your research as information becomes available.  Know the location of restrooms, exits, streets, and nearby restaurants/stores.  As soon as you know your place of lodging, map out your path to work.  Go to google maps, put in addresses, and have an educated idea of the time it takes to get there (and take into account traffic and the time it takes you to get ready).


    The whole idea is to minimize the amount of surprises in your work and travel area.  I find that this approach makes me more comfortable moving around my assigned area, and operating as an authority to attendees.  Spend a few minutes every week or two looking over this.  You won’t be quizzed on this, but you’ll want to have a working knowledge.  Not only for yourself, but for attendees and other Guardians.


    Also, if you plan on ordering anything online for RTX (athletic underclothes, shoes, etc), do it now.  You don't want to waiting on that crucial anti-odor undergarment when RTX approaches.  You'll also want to make sure your shoes are broken as well.


    4) When The Schedule Is Announced

    Get to know the schedule.  Try to memorize the big events, but especially memorize the events that will be taking place in your area.  Think about the specific needs of each event/activity you will be working, and what will be required of your role in it.  Ask your Team Leads and co-workers for any information that might be helpful in those specific cases.


    It is also a good idea to look at events in other locations that take place around the same time as your own events.  This comes in handy when anticipating sudden rushes and traffic of attendees.  Your area might be empty or slow, but when a big panel lets out, those crowds have to go somewhere.  Don’t be caught off guard.


    5) In The Three Weeks Before RTX

    Start eating a little better, if you don't do so already.  Don’t shock your body with new foods or diets though.  You don’t want to throw off your system.  Just pick the healthier option among what you already regularly eat.  Maybe avoid those god tier junk foods you love, and opt for the stuff you already like that might be better for you.  You know your own body, so you know what it doesn’t like processing.  If there are foods or meals that you love but you know make you worthless and lazy, maybe avoid those leading up to RTX.  This isn’t about dieting or losing weight.  You’ll need the energy, so don’t come to RTX starving.  It’s about being well fed, just not full of unhealthy food.  If you can put your body in a healthier and more responsive state pre-RTX, it will make the weekend a little easier.  Make sure to get on a good sleep schedule too, if possible.  One day of bad sleep can snowball over a week, and it’s easy to find yourself dragging by the weekend.  You don’t want to be operating on a sleep deficit during RTX, so try to get on an RTX schedule before the con.


    Hunger and sleepiness can strike hard, even right before RTX even starts.  Many times I find myself getting a little less rest and nutrition leading up to RTX.  It can due to work, travel, or pure excitement.  In each of those instances, it can be easy to lose hours of sleep or to just grab a quick greasy meal.  By the time the Thursday before RTX rolls around, it can be easy to find yourself tired and hungry at midday.  Such is the nature of cons and travel.  And you won’t always be able to eat super healthy at RTX.  Time, money, and distance can conspire to force you to eat greasy and unhealthy foods.  That’s just the reality of conventions, for attendees and volunteers alike.  And that’s okay.  But that’s why it’s important to stock up on healthy habits before RTX.  And remember, like I said, it’s not about dieting or losing weight.  It’s about being well fed on healthy foods already in your rotation.


    Here’s a cautionary tale for you.  At RTX 2015, I made a rookie mistake and went about 23 hours without eating and a whole day with only 4 hours of sleep—and that was by Thursday afternoon before RTX.  Bear in mind, this wasn’t due to the demands of the work, but my inability to manage my own time.  Any veteran Guardian will tell you that this one of the biggest things to NOT do.  Seriously, the first rule of Guardianship is “take care of your body”.


    It might not seem like something to be warned about, but it’s something that can sneak up on you when you’re so excited and dedicated about helping out.  It’s just a natural component of volunteering.  The best way to combat this, should you need to, is to make sure you’re in a good position beforehand by eating better and getting plenty of rest.  Think of it as stocking up on energy and recovery ability.  It gives you an extra boost, and provides you with a cushion of recuperation should you need it.


    6) One Week Before Leaving For RTX

    Make a list of what you’re taking.  Make a list of what you’ll be wearing on each day and night.  Do all your laundry days ahead of time and, if possible, have your bag packed by the day BEFORE you leave for RTX.  And that list of what you’ll be wearing? Pack that too.  No joke, waking up and having an outfit already planned out is a godsend.  The ability to wake up and seamlessly get ready during RTX gives you so much peace of mind.  Personally, I like to pack by the outfit.  I just pull an outfit out of my suitcase, rather than assembling it from packed sections.


    Also, if you plan to carry a bag during RTX, make sure to have that packed and planned out ahead of time too.  If possible, tailor your bag according to what department you will be working in.  Different departments have different needs.  PA’s might need sharpies and hand sanitizer, Panels might need pen/paper, and Tech might need a shitload of tech stuff.  Ask your Team Lead and fellow Guardians for specifics on what your assignment will call for.  Many supplies will be provided, but if you already have access to the appropriate materials, it helps to bring them yourself.  Don’t forget to pack snacks and water either.  DON’T FORGET TO PACK SNACKS AND WATER.  Don’t overpack your con bag though.  We all want to be walking Swiss army knives, but be realistic.  After 3-4 days, all those knick knacks will be hurting your shoulders.


    Take stock of your body as well.  Do your feet tend to hurt after being on them all day? Pack the comfy shoes or buy some inserts.  Do you chafe after walking around a long time? Pack a baby powder for your place of lodging, and pack a tiny one for your con bag.  Do industrial air conditioners dry out your eyes? Pack some eye drops.  Don’t just plan for situations, plan for your body.


    Also, by now, you will likely already know your schedule for that whole week.  Once you do, plan out your meal options as best you can.  Maybe do some research on the nearest restaurants, menus, and prices.  Knowing where you’re getting your meals from and how much they’ll cost can save you an unbelievable amount of time and stress.  When you’re in the thick of Guardian work, with the crowds and noise all around you, eliminating any unknowns can be great for your sanity.  Not just for the days of the convention, but the Thursday or even Wednesday before (if you’re in town then).


    7) One or Two Days Before Leaving For RTX

    Okay, this is where we get a little more…personal.  It isn’t a must-have, but I find that it helps psychologically when you get FRESH TO DEATH.


    I’m talking about haircuts, nail trims, and grooming (face OR body).  I’m talking eyebrows, small problem areas, moisturizing, exfoliating, and shaving.  You're not going to prom or about to get married though, so don't show up not ready to get sweaty (you will get sweaty).  You will be exerting yourself, and you won't be able to preen when you want.  But basically anything you might do when you have a hot date coming up or if you’re going to a nice party, do that.  Take your time, don’t rush.  I highly recommend finding some time to decompress and relax by yourself, and utilizing that time to take care of your body.


    Why, you ask? For yourself.  Have you ever been chilling at home, and had to make an unexpected trip to the grocery store? You’re there, in your comfiest of comfy clothes just watching TV.  All of a sudden, you remember you need olive oil for that kick ass dish you’re making later.  So you go to the store not looking your best, and try to incognito your way through the checkout.  The confidence level is noticeably lower than if you had taken an hour or two getting ready.  I realize that we all have different levels of self-esteem, and some of you would probably feel and look fabulous wearing a trash bag.  That’s fucking fantastic.  But for some of us, there is a measurable amount of confidence and extrovertism that can be gained when we look our best.  You carry yourself better, walk straighter, and make more eye contact.  It’s all about making yourself feel better.  When you look good, you feel good.


    Do the same thing for your clothes.  The priorities when it comes to Guardian clothes are typically comfort and presentability.  You want to be comfortable working all day, and you want to look nice enough for the public to approach you.  Feel free to make the best of that.  Wear special pants/shorts, shoes, socks, or accessories.  It can be nice and trendy, or it can be something that simply says “this is me”.  The idea is to wear something that gives you confidence, whether it’s something nice or something that screams your own personal style.  The same goes for clothes you can’t see.  Don’t trade comfort for style, but if possible, wear some good socks or good underwear.  Good underwear is a huge confidence booster.  It’s a weapon you should have in your arsenal.  Keep in mind, there is a minor dress code for Guardians (approachability, shirt mostly visible on front/back, emphasis on comfort).  But if you can do what I recommend within the Guardian dress code, I would highly suggest it.


    Here’s another personal example.  Right before RTX 2012, I forgot to get a haircut.  My hair was very overgrown.  I didn’t pack any nice clothes, so my wardrobe (as a Guardian AND a civilian), was subpar.  I could feel the lack of confidence I had that weekend.  I met a lot of people I knew for the first time, and I wished my appearance was a little better.  Like I said, for some of you that ain’t no thing.  But for me, sometimes, it can have a negative effect.  The people you meet, attendees and Guardians, will accept you even if you aren’t looking your best.  But looking your best can do a lot for you, psychologically.


    Keep in mind, you will also have to deal with helpless or angry attendees, industry professionals, and don’t forget, RT themselves.  Looking professional and put together can do wonders for your performance.  You’ll see many veteran Guardians emphasizing professionalism and hygiene.  Those two things are vital to being a Guardian.  What I’m recommending is just taking that next step in those two respects.  My only warning is to not go overboard.  After all, you will be working and quite possibly sweating.  So, don’t be too preoccupied with appearances.  But do yourself a favor and give yourself that boost of confidence.  In the days before RTX, make it a point to focus on your body and find serenity in the process.  Use it as a form of meditation, and arrive at RTX with confidence.


    8) Once You Arrive For Orientation

    Pay attention during orientation.  There will be a big orientation with important info, possibly some safety briefings, and then even smaller team-based orientation.  When you break off into teams, soak up your Team Lead’s advice.  During team meetings, if possible, visualize and act out your role.  I’m talking full on miming that shit.  Don’t just learn what you’ll be doing, imagine it.  Picture the crowds.  Physically and vocally act out your role.  This will be your only rehearsal.  It might look weird, but actually acting out the process will help you.


    Get to know your team.  Memorize their names, and tell them yours.  Maybe go to lunch or dinner together if people are available.  If any of you are free during the evenings Friday through Sunday, maybe make dinner plans with each other.  Things like this help your team become more cohesive, and close-knit.  We all have our own neuroses and anxieties.  Some more than others, and that’s okay.  But we all need to help create an environment of comfort within our co-volunteers.  You will be working alongside these people, you will grow fond of them, and sadly, you may never see them again.  Take the time to know each other just a little, even if it’s over a soda during a break.  It will help your work relationship, alleviate any potential awkwardness, and you will be happy you made the effort once you go back home.


    9) The Night Before RTX

    DON’T STAY UP ALL NIGHT.  I know there are evening events, and I know they’re fun.  I will be at them too.  But you know how much sleep you usually require, and you know what your body can and can’t handle.  Don’t cut it close.


    Eat a decent dinner.  It's okay to indulge, but don't go crazy.  Make sure your Guardian clothes for the weekend are planned out.  If you will be carrying a bag with you during RTX, make sure it is packed and ready before going to bed.  Doing these things will ensure you get a good night’s sleep, that you wake up refreshed, and that you won’t be stressed in the morning.  Also make sure that your toiletries and hygiene materials are ready to go in the morning.  Have a space set aside for all your bathroom products, and try to have them in a place that’s easily accessible in the morning.  Between deodorant, toothbrush/paste, soap/shampoo, and beauty products, you can easily lose 10-20 minutes fumbling around in the morning.


    Also be aware of your morning routines, and how your body acts.  Do you need extra waking up time? Get up earlier.  Does your hair require a special touch? Set aside that time.  Will you have morning bathroom business to take care of? Take that into account.  If you're rooming with other people, work out a morning schedule.  Don't rely on a bathroom time slot in the morning if it hasn't been confirmed.


    Also, and this is more of a personal suggestion, take a hot bath before bed.  Still take a shower in the morning, but take a hot bath before bed.  I know not everyone’s lodging situation will allow this (a shower is fine too), but if possible, do it.  Fill the tub up and take a quiet soak for a while.  Relax.  Breathe.  Listen to the sloshing of the water.  Use the good soap, and condition your hair.  Take your time, and maybe put some lotion on after.  Go to bed fresh and relaxed.  You’re here because you want to be.  You’re in your element.  You're with your people.  You’re calm and ready for tomorrow.  You know where you need to be in the morning, and what time you need to be there.  You got this.  Settle down, set an alarm, and go to sleep.


    10) Tips & Tricks

    That’s all I got.  If you want to know more about what to do during the actual convention, feel free to ask.  I will do my best to help.  There are also plenty of other experienced Guardians to ask as well.  I’ll go ahead and leave you with some tips and tricks that might help you during RTX.

     

    -Don’t be nervous.  The people around you are there to support you.  You’ll go through a lot of on-the-job training on the first day.  You’ll learn a lot, and apply it to rest of the weekend.  Don’t fret.  Any stress you have is a passing condition.


    -Don’t skip meals.  Hand-held and portable foods are your friend, but do take advantage of times when you can sit down and enjoy a meal.


    -Always have water on hand.  ALWAYS HAVE WATER ON HAND.  You don’t even need a space-age Olympian cross-fit artisan water delivery system.  Reuse an Ozarka bottle.  You’re not the Queen.


    -If you have the time and ability, try to take a hot bath at least once during the weekend.  You will be surprised how much it will help.


    -Be willing to relax.  You’ll want to cram as much fun into the weekend as you can.  That’s normal, and what we all want.  But if you feel you might not be up to it, that’s okay.  Chill nights with friends are just as good as wild nights with friends.  One year I even had a relaxing nice Italian dinner by myself.  No joke, it felt good.  Treat yo-self.


    -You will be seeing behind the curtain of RT a bit, but you will be doing so in order to help them.  Remember, you’re a Guardian first, a person second, and a fan third.


    -Food runs are life savers.  Going on break to get something to eat? Have some extra time? Are you working closely with other Guardians? Consider offering to go on a food run for the group.  Work out the money situation (through collection, smartphone apps, or trades), write down what they want, and grab it for them.  This isn’t expected of you, but it’s an option that can save a lot of time and stress.


    -Ask questions if you have them.  Redundant instructions are okay.  You don’t get points for memorizing things the first time you hear them.  But you do get Guardian points for thorough understanding.


    -Guardian Points don’t really exist, but just now I’ve decided to make them a thing.  Use GP for short.


    -If you want to get something from the RT store, try to work out ahead of time when you'll be going.  Ask your Team Lead or supervisor when the best time to go is, or else you risk missing your chance.


    -Avoid having too many chefs in the kitchen.  We all want to help.  We all have ideas.  There will be times when you’re in a discussion with other Guardians about what to do in a situation.  People will have suggestions, and everyone will want to help.  But once a decision has been made in a situation and a plan is implemented, give it a chance.  Don’t complain that your idea was way better the whole time, and don’t gloat if your idea is the one that is chosen.  Don’t let your eagerness to help become a battle over whose idea is best.  Trust your team, and trust your Team Leads.


    -Have fun.  All these people around you are your people.  They like what you like, and you have a lot in common with them.  Probably more than you know.  Feel how happy they are, and feel good about yourself.


    -Write down the screen names, twitter handles, etc. of your fellow Guardians.  Take pictures with them.  Upload those pictures like crazy after RTX.


    -If possible, STAY AFTER FOR THE GREAT GUARDIAN GATHERING IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CON ON SUNDAY.  People will dance.  People will take pictures.  People will cry, including you and RT staff.  You won’t want to leave.


    -Remember how you felt when you were there.

  • "I'll see what I can do"

    1 week ago

    andrekrat Live Action VFX/Motion

    Hi there! I guess I should introduce myself properly, my name is André Ouellette and I'm the VFX and Motion Graphics Designer for the Live Action department.


    I've been with RT for almost two years now, and I have had the pleasure of working on, at least in some capacity, almost everything that the Live Action department releases. It's a lot of ridiculous, stupid, awesome fun and every week is totally different.


    One thing I wanted to talk about is a mantra that I've really learned to embrace while working on Blood Fest these past few months. (Also something I'm very excited to talk more about soon). That mantra is "I'll see what I can do."


    It can be tempting, particularly when you're thrown a curve-ball of a shot request, to say "I can't do that" or "We don't have the time". But more often than not I find that once you sit down and unpack what needs to be done you'll be surprised at the kinds of solutions you come up with. VFX and Design are about problem-solving more than anything else. Whatever cheats and shortcuts you can get away with to make a shot work are fair game, as long as it looks good nobody cares how you got there.


    When you say "I'll see what I can do" you're refusing to admit defeat from the onset, you're immediately opening your mind to weird solutions and quite often those weird solutions will get you damn close, if not all the way there. And the best part is that you can file away that knowledge and use it in the future. The more you say "I'll see what I can do", the more you build a library of dumb tricks and cheats that you can rely on for the next shot.


    It's important to be realistic and honest in what you think you can accomplish, but it never hurts to dive into things and see what you get. I can't count the number of times I initially told myself that something was too dumb to work, or would look too fake, and found that I was totally wrong. My favorite moments of the work day are when I laugh at how wrong I am about impossible shots.

  • It's that time of year again!

    1 week ago

    ETslugger21

    I know I don't say too much every year, but I promise that I am still active on this site. I am a silent observer, keeping up with what's what. I see all.... or at least some. 


    As I celebrate my 5 year anniversary on the Rooster Teeth website it is that time again! Time for me to give a yearly recap on my life! (Because I know you all care so much!)


    Starting in January 2017, my wife and I had our 1 year anniversary! We stayed at a fun little themed Hotel/Inn. We stayed in the "Player's Clubhouse". A sports themed room, filled with a heart shaped Jacuzzi tub, Foosball, and a putting green!


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    In July I was able to perform in a Pageant for thousands of people! It was based in the 1800's and I was able to go all out in costumes and facial hair! I am the one in front, sitting. 


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    Bonus picture of my wife helping with the kids.


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    NOW! The biggest change in life came late July... My wife and I moved to AUSTIN, TEXAS!


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    Yes, it is so I can pursue a career with Rooster Teeth. No, I currently do not have an offer to work there. My wife and I decided we were at the best times in our lives to make the move, putting myself in the perfect position to work at Rooster Teeth. 


    Shortly after moving, we were able to take our puppy swimming for the first time! She did great!


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    I have made some progress on my Achievement Score and I am now over 64,000!


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    and to finish off this recap I would like to share an achievement I am very proud of. It took a lot of time and money and scares me that I am only half way done, but I did receive my Associates Degree in General Education.


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    I will be attending RTX as a Guardian and I hope to see many of you there! If not, then always remember that I will be watching...

  • The Start

    1 week ago

    Paul-1122

    The official start of my Rooster Teeth site membership, where I not only get more in touch with the RT community, but to also share my work, viewpoints & other things that define me as a Party-Nerd so far.

  • Volley Short Film

    2 weeks ago

    trevordylan

    Good morning,


    At long last I'm happy to announce that our short film, Volley, is moving along. We will be filming the teaser for Volley a few weeks from now. 


    So humbled to have the opportunity to bring the world of "Haikyu!!" to life. The Indiegogo campaign will follow after the teaser is filmed and edited. The link will be up once it goes live and I hope you can help us tell this incredible story. Plus, I get to dye my hair and portray such a fun character who desires to be the best spiker and decoy for his teammates. 


    We are casting some characters still so if you are interested, we would love to hear from you. Thank you so much for being an amazing community. Wishing you the best during the end of January. Let's keep showing that we are owning 2018! 


    Best,

    Trevor Dylan Benoit

  • A Quick Hello from Rooster Teeth Game Publishing

    2 weeks ago

    DeddMan Head of Game Publishing

    Howdy folks –


    Like most of you, I’ve been playing games all my life.  For me it started with PONG and pumping quarter after quarter into early arcade games like Night Driver, Breakout, and Space Wars.  I went broke almost as quickly as I was hooked.  Then came the first home systems in the 80’s – Atari, Intellivision, ColecoVision – but the arcade was still an almost daily destination with Pac-Man, Defender, Gauntlet, Donkey Kong, and my personal favorite, Robotron, continually taking my daily lunch money.  Then in 1985, Nintendo broke the arcades with the debut of the NES.  Finally, arcade quality games in the home – totally rad!  Plus, we were introduced to new types of games that were story driven like The Legend of Zelda and Final Fantasy.  It was a great time to be a gamer and I remember sitting on the floor after finally defeating Ganon and thinking that it couldn’t get any better.  Of course, I could’ve never predicted what the 90’s had in store – the beginning of the console wars between Nintendo, SEGA, and Sony – it was the best of times!  Surely, *this* was the Golden Age of video games.


    But then in 1996 my life was forever changed after I installed Quake on my Pentium 133 personal computer.  Quake was the first “fantasy fulfillment” game I’d ever played.  And I’ll always remember that first adrenaline rush of being a Space Marine running around a true 3D world and killing aliens.  It was like nothing I’d ever experienced…and I wanted more.


    Soon after I was pulled into the gaming industry when Gathering of Developers formed in the late 90’s where we launched games like Serious Sam and Max Payne.  And just prior to Rooster Teeth, I spent about a dozen years at Gearbox Software as the biz guy helping build franchises and adding my voice to games whenever needed.  In fact, it’s likely that most of you know me as the voice of Claptrap, the annoying little robot sidekick in Borderlands.  Please accept my most sincere apology.


    So it’s a great privilege to introduce myself to you as the Head of Publishing at Rooster Teeth Games.  And it’s an even bigger honor to be welcomed into the Rooster Teeth family and to have a platform to present to you some of the freshest, most fun, kick-ass indie games around.  Between you and me, it feels like the last 20 years has been leading up to this very moment and I hope you’ll join me for the ride.


    Just one dude honkin’...


    David Eddings

    Head of Publishing

    Rooster Teeth Games

  • Horrible Customer Service

    2 weeks ago

    Utukku232 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Utukku232

    So I am cancelling my Double Gold subscription.  Why? Because RT Customer Service refuses to answer my question.  All I wanted to know is if I was going to get a January RT Box.  Firstly, it is now February and I still have not received the December box. Second, the Shipment Information was last updated December 3, with nothing showing since, so concern if I was getting the January box I think is valid.  Instead Customer Service first responded that they would process after January 20.  Twelve days later, nothing.  I send follow-up requests and the tickets get closed without a response.  Class act guys.  Two weeks ago Eric Duncan announced changes to the RT Box program, insisting that things were going to be better.  Well maybe fix the program and service the people already paying for it before swapping it out for a new one.


    I have so many frustrations with the RT brand right now, this is just fuel for my fire.  There are great creators behind this company, it just feels like they got lost in the quest for the almighty dollar.

  • An Illustration for Monty Oum's Legacy

    2 weeks ago

    manjamanse10000 Adam Merrigan

    I digitally drew an illustration in honor of Monty Oum, his legacy is ours.

  • Dungeon Drunks Patreon

    2 weeks ago

    OboeCrazy Freelancer

    Five friends who met thanks to Rooster Teeth have got together every week, talked about their drinks, and played Dungeons & Dragons. After a few years, many live shows, lots of raising money for charity, and over 100 episodes we want to do more!


    We want to make our podcast sound better, and bring you more special episodes. We want to see you at conventions, play with you online, and thank you in our credits.


    With your help we can create more D&D podcast goodness for you! And that's why Dungeon Drunks has launched our own Patreon!


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    Your pledge will help us pay for all the things that will bring you a better show. High quality equipment to bring you better audio and video fidelity. Supplemental goodies like character sheets, art, and bonus podcasts. Better live shows at more conventions. And most importantly if
    there is something you want we can afford to bring it to you!


    Check out our show on your favorite podcasting app, or listen directly on our Podbean site (dungeondrunks.podbean.com), and if you like what you hear then please consider becoming a patron!


    If you don't have the dollars right now then spreading the word is just as good as money! Subscribe, leave us a review, and pass along our show to your friends.


    The Rooster Teeth community has been our home for years. We love this place, and our D&D show will always be tied to how much we love our community!


    On behalf of Jengaship, Juls, John, and Roadblock...thank you. <3

  • Upcoming survival horror game

    2 weeks ago

    Officialravenv1997

    Hi my name is raven and like many of you I am a fan and gamer of this wonderful community and I always dream of making a game (most likely a survival horror game) I grew up playing games such as Resident Evil (series), Silent Hill (series), and Dead Space (only 1 and 2, 3 don't count at all) i am going to post a little script to see how everyone reaction is and I hope everyone likes the game script and if anyone is wondering "what is the game called" simply its called NIGHTMARE thank you for your time for reading this.