Wow I picked one heck of a week to join the Rooster Teeth Broadcast family!
First came Extra Life 2015, the 24hr live stream where anything and everything happened. I was informed the longest any production crew member had stayed and helped with the event was 21 hours. I made it my goal to make my first impression on the company by staying here for the entire event. Sadly, I wanted a little more sleep and was only able to do 23 1/2 hours. For all that hard work...called a slacker. As a good friend of mine always says in this kind of situation - "Do Better Michael"
I had an incredible time working the stream and had a blast every time the bells went off just so I could button mash the cameras in what ever order I felt like. I can not wait for next year and maybe this time I will reach the full 24 hours much like many of you that stayed up to watch the entire event.
After trying to catch up on sleep with the remaining of my Sunday going into Monday I stumbled back into Rooster Teeth where I was introduced to the entire company. THERE IS A LOT OF PEOPLE! It is incredible to see how many are really involved in this company and strive to make it the best thing ever.
The next project is one I have been watching for years much like a lot of us - The Rooster Teeth Podcast. I know everyone has the option to watch the podcast a few days after, but experiencing the podcast live is something I highly recommend for anyone. I learned a very important lesson that night...cut the camera to Burnie faster. Now his shot is always in my preview screen just to be sure. Even before the stream Barbara had me fulfilling Twitter request because people were freaking out to see someone new in the control room. Now the control room is coming together to do some pre-stream shenanigans featuring myself, Nick the audio guy and Peyton the expert. You might catch a glimpse of others in the broadcast department from time to time so make sure to tune in 15 minutes early and join in the conversation for the stream.
Now that I have been here for a complete week I can already say I will enjoy my time with this company, this department and all of you in the community. Thank you every one who has helped me so far and those who have welcomed me in. I look forward to being a part of future live streams and more pre-stream shenanigans.
"Tell them to watch all our stuff!" - Broadcast team
Also, shout out to my first Rooster Teeth community friend DustlessPath, who is my famous friend because of six degrees of Kevin Bacon - never really got that reference but he is still a great friend.