RTcastMichael FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Broadcast guy

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    • Extra Life 2017 Final Countdown

      1 month ago

      RTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy

      The day has finally come. *Extra Life 2017!!*


      A lot of work from a group of very talented people will finally be shown to the World. But the event is so much more than just a production. I can't thank everyone enough for helping fund this cause I have grown to care so much for. 


      While I want to show and tell you everything, some things are worth waiting for and this is one of them. Here is what I can fill you in for now. 


      Streaming - YouTube/Site/App/Twitch/Facebook (YouTube Rooster Teeth and TheKnow) Youtube on RT and site will also have a mutlicam feature to switch between main feed and BTS feed (BTS will include PiP of main feed as well so you dont miss anything)


      Archiving/Recording -

      YouTube won't post 24 hour stream and twitch will only keep for a few days after. We are recording a low res version good for the web. We will check file size and where to post. Details most likely after stream event. I hear everyone wanting the recording to watch again - we will do what we can. 


      Social

      Best way to contact is #rtextralife. Working to make YT and Twitch chat accessible to all as well as a quick way to information. If you need to reach Broadcast - we will do our best to read #RTbroadcast 


      We are working with new software so names and donations will be worked on midstream hoping to find our solution. So do your worst to try and break our system (please play nice

    • Sneak Peek into Extra Life 2017

      1 month ago

      RTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy

      Would you believe Extra Life 2017 still has some kinks to work on. We are wanting to make this the best extra life streaming experience you have had and share it with more people. Here is just a sneak at some items we are working toward for this Extra Life.


      • Viewing it in more places with more people. We are looking to stream to Youtube, Twitch, RT site/app, Facebook* (720p HD feed only)*
      •  BTS Feed for Multi-cams on YouTube. This feed will most likely include program audio and a PiP of the program feed with a BTS camera of our choice. Option for the RT site may be available after further testing (Multi-cam will be available on RT web site as we are looking to embed YouTube on the Extra Life page)
      •  LOUD NOISES! This still needs testing for compatibility, but we are looking to make LEET donations more present with on screen graphics that pop up and our favorite siren is making a return. Depending on Technical Director the quick cutting camera will return as well.
      • On Screen updates/counters. Items like wheel counts, URL updates, Upcoming events, Current Stretch goals. These will be updated when they are available or when needed. With all this information on screen, we hope to not pull attention away from the stream, but rather make sure everyone is informed. If this for any reason gets too crowded or too much, we may start limiting what appears on screen at a given time.
      • GAMEZ - Like....SO MANY GAMES. We are looking to have so many games playing during the event with 9 gaming stations. While a lot of the attention from the event will be main stage, we are looking to keep with Extra Life motto and play games for 24 hours.

      That's all I have to share with you at the moment, but I still have some tricks up my sleeves. I hope you are excited with the upcoming Extra Life as much as I am. Let me know what you are looking forward to the most or what you hope to see.


    • Prepping for #RTExtraLife 2017

      2 months ago

      RTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy

      IT'S HAPPENING! Talks of Extra Life 2017 are growing around the office and we are a few short weeks away. Here is the current schedule (All times in CT):
      Extra Life & Rooster Teeth Recruitment Stream
      Date: October 3rd, 2017
      Time: 5pm - 9pm
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      Extra Life & Rooster Teeth Community Stream*
      Date: November 4th-5th, 2017
      Time: 8am - 8am
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      Extra Life & Rooster Teeth Game Day Stream
      Date: November 11th-12th, 2017
      Time: 8am - 8am

      *=This runs into Daylight Savings so adjust your clocks accordingly

      Now is your time to get involved and let me know what you would like to see from this year's stream. Everything from stretch goal suggestions, games to be played, where you plan on watching and other technical details like graphics and layouts you would like to see.
      #RTExtraLife brings out the best in the community and this is just another chance to get involved. Of course - register with Extra Life and join us for the chaos that we hope will be a record breaking year.
      Thank you all and I'll see you in the prestream!

    • Chelsea asked RTcastMichael a question

      Why are you so weird? And cute? And have good hair?

      Answered: Aug 9, 2017

      Because I am from Oklahoma

      Thanks! Next Question - 

    • Is it 2018 yet?

      11 months ago

      RTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy

      I know it is forward thinking, but I want to keep track of special/funny Broadcast moments over the 2017 year of productions and make a list/clips to remember and show off those moments we shared together this year.

      I am making it a goal to keep track of certain events in shows, but I want to hear what you like! Reactions - Close Ups - Bad Shots - "Sorry Broadcast" Moments - Yelling - you name it!


      Send your moments my way and I will keep track of mine as well. I may keep track of First Member content on a separate list. Let me know your favorite moments including: *What episode it happened in, What time in the show did it happen, Notes on what happened*.


      I look forward to laughing through the new year with you and having some incredible times with each new show! Now let's get through 2017 so we can celebrate it already!



    • Evv asked RTcastMichael a question

      Hey Michael! I was wondering how you got into broadcasting. ( What lead to your career in production? )

      Answered: Oct 12, 2016

      Hey Evv!

      Great question - hopefully I answer it well enough for you because it is a little crazy.

      I actually started off as a photographer with a small point and shoot and always loved being behind the camera. Kept working at it and challenged myself to improve and fell in love with the craft. 

      In college I turned photography into filming sporting highlights and next into the love of live shows and the nerve racking feel I get with every show.

      After that it was a lot of hard work and long hours and never stop improving.

      Have a great night!

    • 2 years ago

      RTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy
    • It finally happened

      2 years ago

      RTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy

      I have been saying for years you will not find me in front of a camera (with a mic) for nothing! Welll....Free Play changed that. After my years of being behind the scenes and avoiding it, I have sat down in front of a camera and all to say what I enjoyed from Free Play so far.

      And the shows are only getting better and better! Check out what everyone said on our Thanksgiving special right here ---> Free Play Thanksgiving!

    • Join the Convo!

      2 years ago

      RTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy

      We have upgraded from sticky-notes to a whiteboard! We are legit now.

      Make sure to tune in to live streams 15 minutes before and watch us in the broadcast room for a possibility of pre-stream shenanigans! Already we have made shout outs, showed off never before seen shirts, watched Peyton fall from a chair and fulfilled a few high-five request.

      You never know what could happen on the next stream! Join the convo with the hashtag of the stream and of course #RoosterTeeth.

    • First Week at RT

      2 years ago

      RTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy

      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.

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    I write on the whiteboard during the prestream and switch the cameras to show you the best reactions! Enjoy the show.

  • Comments (4)

    • DannyOcean

      7 months ago

      Hi Michael,

        Are you and the crew still running what look like BlackMagic's Studio and Cinema cameras for the Podcasts? From the control room perspective, what are your thoughts on them? Any problems arise mid feed? Any significant pros/cons compared to shooting with DSLR's in the past? I'd like to hear your input on RT's broadcasting setup.

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

      2 years ago

      Welcome!!!

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

        2 years ago

        I am happy to be here! THANK YOU!!

    • Joel_K

      3 years ago

      Welcome to our Lovely site!! I hope you enjoy your stay here and feel free to add me as a Friend!

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    Because I am from Oklahoma

    Thanks! Next Question - 

    Hey Evv!

    Great question - hopefully I answer it well enough for you because it is a little crazy.

    I actually started off as a photographer with a small point and shoot and always loved being behind the camera. Kept working at it and challenged myself to improve and fell in love with the craft. 

    In college I turned photography into filming sporting highlights and next into the love of live shows and the nerve racking feel I get with every show.

    After that it was a lot of hard work and long hours and never stop improving.

    Have a great night!

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