Jordan WhoMakesRTAA

25 years old
Male
from Austin, TX via Norwalk, CA

    • Jordan WhoMakesRTAA

      On Writing RvB

      1 week ago

      I didn't think it would feel weird, but it does.


      I've been working with RT in some capacity since 2010, and have been part of many productions, but nothing makes me more excited/nervous/giddy-as-a-school-girl than RvB. And this is a whole new experience for me, taking on writing the characters from the show that, for all intents and purposes, made me pursue my creative aspirations. Getting to write episodes for this season of Red vs Blue is a major cross off my creative bucket list (Crucket List?).


      I remember the exact moment I first watched RvB. I was a 12-year-old kid who liked playing Halo, and this show which took the game I enjoyed and blended it with movie making just blew my mind. It's been a long road to go from there to here, and it's been quite the experience. And even though I've been part at Rooster Teeth for a few years, this one thing, feels somehow different than everything else. This must be what Miles feels like all the time.


      I don't want to get too sentimental -- I think it's more nostalgia than anything. The feeling of seeing RvB for the first time, in old school Halo 1 format, is what really inspired me to take up the task of these episodes. I hope everyone who has loved early Red vs Blue episodes feels that same nostalgia and remembers why they love this show, just as I did.


      The first of my three episodes it out for sponsors now. It'll be up for site users tomorrow, and then on YouTube next week, so there's plenty of chances to see it. Shouts out to @Miles for his insight while I started looking for ideas, and to @Kyle for directing this episode. It's really a pleasure to work with such talented folks, and this experience is a reminder of that.



    • The_Mighty_Griff asked Jordan a question

      I've been wanting to get into animation. Any tips? For example, good software?

      Answered: Mar 25, 2016

      Don't worry about software. Software won't make you good at animation. You should practice, practice, practice. Watch your favorite animated shows/movies and really study them, and refine your drawing skills.

    • ChesterLB asked Jordan a question

      So I was watching The Best Of RTAA movie and I noticed Burnie asked you what you rhink the hardest animal to draw is, but you were interrupted and never answered. Was it really the panther?

      Answered: Feb 8, 2016

      Not sure what I was gonna say but all animals are hard for me to draw because I stink at drawing

    • SamCooper07 asked Jordan a question

      Where'd you get the sweet shirts from?

      Answered: Feb 2, 2016

      store.roosterteeth.com

    • emilycrry9 asked Jordan a question

      What's your middle name?

      Answered: Feb 2, 2016

      Christopher

    • audiophonik asked Jordan a question

      Have you looked into getting any formal training in 2D animation, or has the on-the-job training been effective?

      Answered: Feb 2, 2016

      I've studied a lot on my own since becoming a director. Learning a lot by doing, as well. But there's always more to learn. I think I'm heading the right direction!

    • Jordan WhoMakesRTAA

      Animate with Us

      6 months ago

      Hey everyone, we're working on some really exciting stuff in the animation department, and you can be part of it! We're currently hiring 2D animators to be part of our team! Check out the posting right here and apply if you're interested. Who knows, you could hear from us soon!

    • Jordan WhoMakesRTAA

      X-Ray and Vav Title Card Contest!

      8 months ago

      Hey everyone! Since we're in the middle of our mid-season break for X-Ray and Vav, we wanted to keep the excitement up until season two resumes in a couple weeks. So we're having a contest!

      We know you love X-Ray & Vav as much as we do, so we would like to invite you to become a lasting part of the show. Many Saturday morning cartoons use title cards to showcase themes and important moments in each episode. We are asking you, the community, to create title cards for the four episodes that comprise X-Ray & Vav season one. This art will appear on DVDs and BluRays featuring this content, and your art will live on forever as part of the show! We'll also send you a sweet X-Ray & Vav swag pack with cool merch signed by the cast and crew!

      By submitting an entry, you are agreeing to allow Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC to include your artwork on our DVD and BluRay.

      The image must be 4000 x 2250 pixels at 200 resolution/dpi. Use only episodes from season one, and include a sketch of where the title of the episode should go (You must leave room for the title of the episode!). To enter, post a link to your image in the comments section of this journal and we'll message the winners on the site! If you just post a direct link, the image should populate itself and we'll see it. There's no cap on how many times you can enter, so feel free to take a crack at all the episodes. It must be your own original art, created by you. The contest will end in two weeks, on September 12th. Get your entries in by then and you'll be entered to win!

      For your reference, the titles of episodes from season one are:

      Episode 1: X-Ray & Vav Rise

      Episode 2: Operation: Rescue Friend

      Episode 3: Evil Unlocked

      Episode 4: Storm the Tower


      And here are some neat examples of title cards from some of our favorite shows to inspire you!

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      Thanks everyone! Have fun, and good luck!

    • Jordan WhoMakesRTAA

      X-Ray and Vav Season 2 is Go!

      10 months ago

      Hey everyone!! If you're a sponsor, you can watch the premiere of X-Ray and Vav season 2 now! It's going to be a very exciting season, and this is the start of that. New characters, new foes, new problems. Check it out! The X-Ray and Vav production team from top to bottom has been working hard for months to make this season bigger and better than our last. We hope it pays off! Enjoy.

    • Jordan WhoMakesRTAA

      10 months ago

  • Comments (866)

    • Jordan_Battle

      2 months ago

      The best thing about google searching my name, with the description of Rooster Teeth behind it, is seeing your face all over the internet...#jordanproblems

      • Jordan WhoMakesRTAA

        2 months ago

        I also hate googling my name and seeing my face all over the internet.

    • Silent_Zebra

      5 months ago

      Have you ever thought about animating some of the Impromptu Pitch movie ideas from On the Spot?

    • Blutonian Tech Guardian

      11 months ago

      Hey man, It just occurred to me that we're not going to make RTAA #200 in time for RTX 2015. Can you either confirm or deny any speculation that your RTAA panel this year will have a sneak preview of it and/or the outtakes?

    • 0UTL3T

      1 year ago

      Hey Jordan, I'm a huge fan! Do you think you could do the bit by Funhaus, where Bruce talks about "The best prom ever". Its on Open Haus #7 at 3:01-3:30. Thanks! www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBmyujAJFB0

    • AllElectric

      1 year ago

      Gus had another dream about his dog. You definitely need to animate that along with the millionaire cat.

    • Noodles6789

      1 year ago

      Hey jordan :D

    • yelnocp TNETENNBA

      1 year ago

      I love the little things you put in the RTAA. The last one where you animated Barb's cough at the end was such a nice touch.

    • VulgarWord

      1 year ago

      Do an RTAA of Podcast #45 where Burnie gets fed up about a comment you make about Conan and how they didn't know it was you until like 2 years later when Jack connected the dots on a podcast with You, Him, Joel, Burnie, and Gus. Please do that!

    • WingofTech Ultra Rare

      1 year ago

      Where the heck have you been? :P

    • Gildarts That Guy

      1 year ago

      Please make an RTAA on Podcast 307's conversations on the paintball wars(especially the flare in the sky "we're fucked" moment) and on how hot is the sun is. That would be hilarious and you could use more colors. ;)

    • MeaganCwierz

      1 year ago

      Hey Bro :)

    • legotroop

      1 year ago

      Hey Jordan you should do a "How to: draw RT animated aventures character"

    • legotroop

      1 year ago

      Hey Jordan guess what! I have the same name as you!

    • stsaur

      1 year ago

      Podcast #231. ~43:00 in Burnie tells the story of when they were in college and he scares Matt who is making a squib with a shotgun shell. He uses a very strong camera flash of some sort and scares Matt into screaming embarassingly and making his knees go out.

      Just in case you need material for the RTAA's.

    • Lamkia Fluffy Sheep

      1 year ago

      Your hair, your beard
      The power, it's- it's-

      It's gone

    • NickaoGaming

      1 year ago

      Jordan, I wanted to know what animation software you guys use to make RTAA. I want to do animation as a profession, and some practice on different softwares should help me learn.

    • IndiaRT28

      1 year ago

      Happy Belated Birthday. Sorry if I didn't notice sooner X_X

    • benjamingau RT NorCal

      1 year ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY JORDAN!!!!!!!!!!! smiley0.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • Nickpj5

      1 year ago

      Please do a Werewolves AA, from the Extralife pre-stream

    • Moeparker Ghost

      1 year ago

      Jordan, community AA idea. BuckyDon's many replies to my "do you poop at work" journal poll

      roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=...

    • IndiaRT28

      1 year ago

      Hey Jordan. I love the work you done with RTAA. Gives me something to look forward to every Wednesday. Keep up the awesome work!

    • X_Werewolf_X 535 Wolf

      1 year ago

      Brace yourself, today's podcast is full of potential RTAA's...

    • Blutonian Tech Guardian

      1 year ago

      I can't believe I actually uttered these words today, but I did, and it's all your doing...

      "I can't wait for strippers with noodley arms"

    • Deltasword Tom Sawyer

      1 year ago

      That 3d RTAA was BADASS! It was by far the funniest one yet! Can you give my regards to everyone who worked on it? (Dustin, Taylor, Jeff, and yourself).

    • Fail1080

      1 year ago

      Hey Jordan, so I wanted to know if there were any course's you took at a younger age to get you started with animating?

    • DutchDurjan

      1 year ago


      Hey Jordan, so I heard you were busy with a X-Ray and Vav series and I thought about a few things, and I think it would be really awesome if you would put some of these things in the series. Maybe as a one time appaerance, maybe as a reappearing part of the series.

      So here are my personal suggestions.

      Michael as Superhero/villain: Mogar
      A hulk style hero/villain, who uses a diamond sword.

      Ryan as Supervillain: The Mad King
      A Supervillain with an army of robot cows and one huge robot cow called Edgar, who shoots lassers out of his utters.

      Caleb as a Superhero/villain
      Uses a Captain america Shield which looks like a frisbee. Also throws frisbee shurikens.

      Barbara as Superhero/Villain: The Punn-isher
      Kinda like the Riddler but with a lot of puns.

      Burnie as Superhero: The horse puncher
      Stil thinking about his abilities

      Geoff as a Superhero/villain
      Can make people completely drunk and this makes him Ray's arch enemy.

      The Tower of Pimps as some kind of alien artefact.


      I would be really honored if any of these things makes it into the series, but I trust that you will make the right choices for the series.

    • DutchDurjan

      1 year ago

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    • EricBaudour

      1 year ago

      where do you get all these ideas to make new rtaas lol

      • Jordan WhoMakesRTAA

        1 year ago

        What's Gavin like???

      • EricBaudour

        1 year ago

        Do you like working for rootser teeth??

      • Jordan WhoMakesRTAA

        1 year ago

        Also, what program do I use to make RTAAs??

      • EricBaudour

        1 year ago

        *LOL

    • ChaosKrys RT Store Team Lead

      1 year ago

      "Frightened Godzilla" is the best thing since sliced bread!!!

    • EricBaudour

      1 year ago

      You think there would ever be a spider big enough to squish you??

      • Jordan WhoMakesRTAA

        1 year ago

        Why would you put that thought into my head? O_O;; *anime sweatdrop*

    • KiraBaka

      1 year ago

      I was wondering if I could have some advice for making an anime, I have one in progress and thought I should ask for some help/advice for making one at the age of 16

    • JMulholland

      1 year ago

      Is there a reason you edit at 15FPS, meaning the intro looks really choppy?

    • SniperMcRifl

      1 year ago

      Hey Jordan, I just wanted to ask you a question, I play a game called Warframe, and in that game you can have a clan logo that you can represent on your shoulder, I would like to use the Goat from RTAA as our logo, is this okay with you?

      Post edited 7/12/14 1:44PM

    • Kiwi OCC Time Lord

      1 year ago

      I came to your signing and wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed your RTAA panel but didn't have the time. So... I really enjoyed your RTAA panel. smiley1.gif

    • Brisk

      1 year ago

      Do you still take requests for Rtaa? If you are, you should do podcast #98 around the 48 min mark. They talk about Monty's laziness and how he'll do anything to save time

    • EricBaudour

      1 year ago

      You don't even post here. You're a tumblr rumblr now.

      • EricBaudour

        1 year ago

        I hear that

      • Jordan WhoMakesRTAA

        1 year ago

        People don't ask me stupid questions here. That's tumblr's #1 appeal.

    • Growda

      1 year ago

      episode 100 and 150 were awesome... dont think im attacking you.. you are a great writer... i just want you to do more

    • Growda

      1 year ago

      when are you gonna release xray and vav? you can only ride on the coat tails of the pod cast for so long till people expect original content from you.... and ive seen better animaters for ah then you are..get your shit together soon.

    • Moeparker Ghost

      1 year ago

      Jay || Dan : If you ever make RTAAs from the community I had a RT related dream that might be funny to see in action. -Journal here-.

      Summary: RT company plane crashes, Burnie has a formal new hire meeting for me on the beach, I am shunned due to my lack of sand castle experience, Gavin explains sand-roof physics to them all, AH is deforesting the island to build houses, and Gus is roaming the jungle in a rage looking for apples.

    • gtibobcat

      1 year ago

      Suggestion for new RTAA...Burnie's story from Podcast 274 when Ashley got drunk after her cat passed away. The ending with the roommates would be hilarious.

      Keep up the good work.

      Post edited 6/04/14 1:12PM

    • kruddypants

      2 years ago

      Thank you Jordan, you were the reason I started watching roosterteeth.

    • AarForce47

      2 years ago

      Hello Jordan, my names Aaron. Been a fan of your RTAA and because of your stuff I started listening to the podcast on a weekly bases.
      I wanted to ask, I am currently getting an animation demo reel ready to show studio's here in Ottawa for summer work. What kind of things did you do to have yours stand out or have seen from other employees?

    • Firestar1992 Pandora

      2 years ago

      So, just curious: when are you planning on doing that X-Ray and Vav series you announced at RTX? smiley12.gif

    • Deltasword Tom Sawyer

      2 years ago

      The thumbnail for the most recent animated adventure would make a badass action movie/sci-fi movie t-shirt

    • ba77ery

      2 years ago

      Jordan, please make another bobble-head episode some day, i cant stop watching and laughing my ass off at that one.

    • NathanVella

      2 years ago

      So i think you say you use "Flash" to make RTAA, what version of "Flash" do you use?

      • NathanVella

        2 years ago

        Thanks for taking your time to reply & i will take this into consideration :)

      • conrad500

        2 years ago

        Any version of flash will typically work. Having the tweening and such helps with simple animations like in the RTAA, but more complex art and animation is usually done frame by frame, which basically all versions of flash can handle. It's typically best to get whatever version of flash you can afford (check reviews first) and upgrade as you see fit.

        I personally used CS3 for the longest time and never really liked CS4+, but they're pretty much exactly the same. The newer Creative Suites have a bunch of useful new features, but I've never found them to be needed, and new versions of adobe always crap out on me so...

        I'm not Jordan though, but that's my 2 cents :P

      • NathanVella

        2 years ago

        i thing you *Said

    • Nickachu

      2 years ago

      RTAA is soo good thanks for what you do for us reviewers :D

    • Stevegives

      2 years ago

      Hey man, wanted to show you this thread we're talking about making a sponsor cut reenactment of the RTAA Podcast King.

      roosterteeth.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=225203...

      What do you think of the idea?

    • Turza

      2 years ago

      I have been making a bunch of sports fan art and decided to make this for RTAA.
      roosterteeth.com/members/images/image.php?id=3...
      Hope you like it.

    • Thorenir

      2 years ago

      Merry Christmas!

  • Questions answered by Jordan

    Don't worry about software. Software won't make you good at animation. You should practice, practice, practice. Watch your favorite animated shows/movies and really study them, and refine your drawing skills.

    store.roosterteeth.com

    What's your middle name?

    | Asked by: emilycrry9 3 months ago

    Christopher

    I've studied a lot on my own since becoming a director. Learning a lot by doing, as well. But there's always more to learn. I think I'm heading the right direction!

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