I can't describe how an awesome 3 years it's been working on Red Vs Blue. It just goes to show how much we've grown as a company and as people. Because never in my life I'd imagine I'd get to make my own anime.
I'd had concepts in my mind for a while on this show, but one of the first real steps I took in getting this started happened during the immense crunch that was RvB season 10.
One night Shane and I were at IHOP and I decided we were going to start our world right then and there.
In making this show, I knew first and foremost I wanted to create a world. It's actually something I'd wanted to do back at the start of season 9. I'd described it as, if you figure out the world, geography determines your culture and culture determines your people. And people is what this is all about. Because ultimately if a story doesn't work on a human level then it doesn't work at all.
So I started with ketchup.
Because my process is so riddled with artifice and deliberation, these ones and zeroes I mold. I try to retain as often as I can, the anarchic spontaneous energy of what it means to be human.
From there it was one nights work to get it textured
Another fun note about this. In order to texture it, I used pictures of food to give it an organic feeling. So there may or may not be overlays of mashed potatoes, steaks, ice cream, bread, corn, cereal, ramen, shrimp, tacos, pizza, lettuce. And I'm not going to say where it is, but there are a set of cliffs Known as Beacon cliffs that may or may not be made of Bacon.
Chaos, a good thing.