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Contact: 2nd Place Music Video Winner - Red vs. Blue Season 13

Red vs. Blue: Contact: 2nd Place Music Video Winner - Red vs. Blue Season 13

Congratulations to our top 13 music videos from our recent contest. We had thousands of you vote for your favorite, and I'm here to announce our top 3 winners based on those votes!

In second place is: jacobmcduffe || Song: Contact by Trocadero

It was a really close race. Thank you to everyone who submitted a video, voted, and participated in any way! We can't express how impressed we were with all of you. Don't be discouraged if you didn't win this time around, we will have more opportunities in the future.

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  • Markwick

    1 year ago

    At first I was getting a (don't laugh) Vic vibe from the dual tones and dispatch setup, but over the course of the film it developed into a command/chairman/Dr. Church sort of manipulation of each piece of the puzzle and with each color reflecting back to the direct teams and groups (red to Red and blue to Blue of course, but also the shadow and black in frame representing Freelancer forces or potentially any of the other mysterious complications and counter forces that always seem to track them down). I also began to see these color correlations reflecting not only the direct teams but also the emotions of aggression, confusion, hopelessness, tenacity, and doubt that are and have been seen in the actions of the main parties of RvB over the years.


    By the end of the film I had come to a solid conclusion about our lead in the piece, purely of my own interpretation. He didn't represent Vic (miss you buddy) or Command at all. He wasn't even the Director, or at least exclusively so. In all matters concerning to me, this film was about Church. Present Church. Past Church. Epsilon, Alpha, and Memory Church. As trapped, struggling, fearful, violent, stubborn, and stricken Church has always been or felt he needed to be, in this I saw a little bit of resolution. In this I saw him letting go.



    Sorry about the dumb theories, I just really really appreciated this piece and I wanted to share my take on it. Amazing job, I'm very impressed and grateful you decided to take this on. It could've have gone better without your contribution :)

  • fortkavanagh

    1 year ago

    This music video was awesome, it reminds me of zombie apocalypse movies I've seen via the videos story, I loved it!

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

    1 year ago

    It won't play for me. :( RT seem to be having some issues with videos randomly not working on their site. I hope they can figure out the problem.

    I don't think it's the browser because Firefox, Chrome and Safari all failed to play the video.

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

    1 year ago

    How you not get first, the first place winner seemed clunky and awkward. This was great it made me feel like there was an intense sense of ergency. I don't know much about production value but it seemed pretty crisp to me and looked really cool.

    • Niceguy5678

      1 year ago

      Um, dude, the only other one is the 3rd Place.

  • AndySaul

    1 year ago

    This is a great video, the actor does a great job conveying feeling without actual dialog, the music syncs up wonderfully, the lighting is spectacular, everyone involved in this project should feel proud they made something great, should have won first place.

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

      1 year ago

      Thanks a ton! We are pretty dang proud of our entry and that it got second. We wish it got first too, but we're still happy with how far we got!

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

    1 year ago

    I'm really curious about how they made this video (with the hard lights or Orange and Blue).

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

      1 year ago

      Hey! I made this video and would love to answer your question! I made the orange light with an orange gel over a work light I got for Home depot, while the blue light was made with a blue gel over a fluorescent softbox light. I made the lighting hard using this stuff called "black wrap". It's basically heavy duty, heat resistant aluminum foil that I wrapped around the lights to avoid spill, making the lights more focused so only the subject was lit by the work light and not the whole room. This is more commonly done with barn doors or snoots, but I am poor lol. It also didn't look like the finished product in camera. I also had to adjust the contrast, blacks, and color in post to get the final look. Hope this answers your question, thanks for watching!

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

    1 year ago

    not super exciting but it made sense with the song and it was put together well. i like this way better then first place

    • Triarch

      1 year ago

      I have to agree. When We Were Soldiers seems to have more of a message, but this was just so well done. That and I love Contact as a song.

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

      1 year ago

      Thanks! I'm glad I won you over despite the lack of excitement lol

  • hyt

    1 year ago

    Congrats on getting second! This video was actually my favourite so I really hoped you'd get first :Y But still, congratulations! You did such an awesome job!

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

      1 year ago

      Hey thanks! I've been getting a lot of people saying they wish I got first and that helps make up for not getting it haha

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

    1 year ago

    This wasn't bad but i preferred #3, i think maybe they should've been swapped

  • AHGavin1337

    1 year ago

    This was really cool, awesome vid. If this is #2 I can't wait to see #1.

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

      1 year ago

      Thanks!

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

    1 year ago

    Augh, so close! I was really hoping this one would be the #1 video. Congrats on getting 2nd place!

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

      1 year ago

      Thanks! I wish I got 1st too but 2nd is still pretty dang good.

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

    1 year ago

    I like this song but it has always bothered what does 2 4 1 10 mean?

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

      1 year ago

      same here

    • Blackx4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I've been trying to figure that out for the longest. I can't find anything. No code, no scriptures, no episodes numbers; no dates. This is Roosterteeth, if RWBY and RvB soundtracks taught me anything, it's that lyrics always mean something.

    • Blackx4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      The best I could find so far is when translating binary to base64, "2 4 1 10" comes out as "wA==". This could be wAsh, since Agent Washington operated the radio, but I'm still unsure. I'll have to dig further.

    • RossHCHagen

      1 year ago

      I would assume its Ten-Code/Ten signal some form of Brevity code.

      As to what one it is or what it go's off of I couldn't say, might just be a made up code as well

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

      7 months ago

      The most incredible theory I’ve seen (a year late to the party, sorry!)


      https://www.reddit.com/r/roosterteeth/comments/3jw...

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

    1 year ago

    My favorite song since Blood Gulch Blues.

  • briansabducted

    1 year ago

    I love this sibg