Jordan WhoMakesRTAA

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

    • 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

      2 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!

      5 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!

      6 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

      7 months ago

    • Jordan WhoMakesRTAA

      RTAA requests

      7 months ago

      Hey y'all, it's time for me to make some new RTAAs! But I need your help.

      If there's funny moment from a podcast, Let's Play, Funhaus video, or anything related to Rooster Teeth, hop on over to the RTAA Requests forum to suggest it to be animated. You'd be helping me out for real, since I have been busy focusing on X-Ray and Vav season 2, and have missed a couple videos in the meantime. Plus it guarantees that I'll make videos that you'll want to see! It's a win-win. Just go to the forum, follow the format, and upvote any other suggestions you wanna see made into an RTAA. Thanks everyone!

    • Jordan WhoMakesRTAA

      9 months ago

      I call the Xbox One the Xbone because I'm a clever guy.

    • Jordan WhoMakesRTAA

      Bearth Day

      9 months ago

      Back in 2009 I was involved in a writing project where I wrote a blog every day for the month of April. Recently, I came across some old entries and thought I would share the one about Earth Day. Here's what I wrote this six years ago today:

      I'm sure you already knew this, but today is Earth Day! Earth Day is one of those holidays that is widely celebrated, but not yet significant enough to get you the day off from school. It is also, and I think this is true, the Earth's birthday. I mean, it has to be, otherwise what's the point of having it on this day? Random date on a calendar selecting by some guy named Gaylord? Most certainly not.

      There has always been speculation about the Earth's actual date of birth. In 1650, James Ussher calculated the Earth's date of creation to be October 23rd. Which is fine with me, because that is my birthday, and I have no problem with sharing my birthday with someone as great as the Earth. However, thanks to "modern science" and whatnot, this well thought out and previously accepted theory has been kicked to the curb.

      Though the Earth's exact birthday is still not known (and honestly, no one is ever going to find out; it's just impossible to tell when the Earth officially went from lava rock in space to planet capable of holding life), we still have Earth Day to fall back on and celebrate its apparent birth, and also to raise awareness that we might possibly maybe most definitely be killing it . . .

      Earth Day started in 1970 as a way to pledge for a better environmental future by decreasing population growth and the entrapment of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. The plan was that by 1994, everything should be evened out. And now, in 2009, things have become progressively worse from where we started 39 years ago. But, we can at least feel guilt free on Earth Day, when we ride our bikes to work and use mousse for our hair. PROBLEM SOLVED.

      All this Earth Day talk reminds me of when I was in sixth grade and I went to an undeniably GREEN camp for a five-day trip with my school. There, the counselors took us on hikes and showed us the world around us. They also told us that Earth was slowly dying, and it was all our faults for using hairspray, voting for Republicans, and driving Hummers. Naturally, I had no idea what this hippie guy was talking about, but he had a very colorful and hypnotic shirt, so I obeyed him.

      Since then, I have, admittedly, fell of the wagon a bit: I only drive diesel cars, I do not recycle, and I have a bad habit of leaving all twenty-three of my microwaves on for days at a time. Also, the nine acre lot on which I live has been rented out for nuclear testing by the government. But at least I can feel good about my impact on the environment on this day, for I unplug all my microwaves, choose not to leisurely ride my coal-powered bicycle, and recycle old jokes down at the Comedy Club. Obviously, I'm forced to make sacrifices, but someone's got to save this planet right?

      I bet you are sitting there at your computer (which is hopefully hamster-powered, if not only for today) and thinking to yourself, How can I decrease my negative impact on the environment? I like it here on Earth! And there are many ways you can do this! But be warned that none of them are easy or practical.

      First, you can move to rural Pennsylvania and become Amish. Live off the land, wear straw hats, and play games like jacks or "Count the Bricks." But do not use candles, as these are very hard on the atmosphere as it turns out. Convince your Amish brethren that halogen lights are green, and that green is good. If they do not know what you mean by green, just tell them Jesus came to you in a dream and said to use them. That should work.

      Alternately, you can do nothing. By which I mean go out into a field and stand there for the rest of your life, doing nothing. Do not breathe, do not move. This will make you completely and 100% environmentally neutral. Then, when you die, your decayed corpse will serve as a fertilizer for Mother Earth, thus making her stronger. Good work.

      Less helpful ways of cutting down your carbon footprint include using green technology, driving hybrid cars, turning off lights (who has time for that?), or recycling. These steps, while somewhat helpful, are not as great and drastic as my two previously mentioned "green ways of life."

      So, have a happy and green Earth Day, everyone. And remember: Every time you Tweet, you might as well be stabbing Earth in the heart

  • Comments (865)

    • Silent_Zebra

      1 month ago

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

    • Blutonian Tech Guardian

      7 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

      9 months 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

      9 months ago

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

    • Noodles6789

      9 months ago

      Hey jordan :D

    • yelnocp TNETENNBA

      10 months 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

      10 months 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

      10 months 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

      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 That guy

      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

      1 year ago

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

    • AarForce47 The Supirior Spiderman

      1 year 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!

    • IcemanActual

      2 years ago

      please please please please make a RTAA with Gus's dream about his candy cane dog! I would love to see your take on it! I was laughing uncontrollably through his whole story so I cant even imagine how it would be after you worked your magic!

  • Questions answered by Jordan

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    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!