This is just a simple journal to say thanks to everyone who continues to come here and contribute to the discussion. This is still my favorite place to hear what everyone has to say. And I'm happy that I get more responses here than in any other form of social media. Love you guys.
6 months agoburnie
Been working with Tilt Shift for a while now. I was always happy with my results but wanted to figure out how to really amplify that miniature feeling. Spent some time last week studying up on the technique and had a real breakthrough.
Basically, I am saying I hope you like tilt shift shots because you are going to see a lot more of them in future vlogs.
7 months agoburnie
Wow. The Webbys just listed me as an honoree for Best Host/Personality for my work on the vlog. Didn't expect something like that so soon after it started, and alongside some big names in that genre. Thanks everyone who supports the show. It's been fun working on it these past few months. What an awesome day.
7 months agoburnie
After last week's epic 20 minute vlog, I am going to make this week's episode more of a relaxed affair. It's been a long time since we did a Q&A , so submit some questions and I'll answer the ones that get the most mods. So mod up the ones you like!
Don't make the questions just for me. I will try to find people if you have specific questions for them. No guarantees on that though; we have five different things shooting today.
If you don't have an RT account, you can also send your questions to
burnie on twitter
burnie on instagram
And these will be posted on the vlog, so edit your typos and stop embarrassing your mother.
If for some reason you don't want your username and avatar displayed, please include that in the comment and I will just read your question.
9 months agoburnie
Today's vlog will be a bit of a rerun for most FIRST members but there is an announcement at the start of the video. In a nutshell, the Vlog will now be available to the public after a window on FIRST. We are also going to start producing it on a weekly basis. We plan to make a FIRST only vlog that is more of a "state of the union" for Rooster Teeth.
Thanks for the suggestion that the Monday vlog should be the one to introduce the public to the production. I agree it's a good representation.
PS there are some new shots in the Monday Vlog. I spent time with a couple more groups to get a more complete view of the company.
10 months agoburnie
So the shows are still coming out pretty regularly, but most of the office has been quiet these last few days with most people taking vacation this week. There's still a skeleton crew of hard working employees making sure that the shows we recorded for this week go out on time.
How is your week before New Years going? Any plans for New Years Eve?
10 months agoburnie
This week marks the end of Game Time. I recorded a bonus episode with Greg Miller a few months ago and it just came out today. The audio on it was really glitched and Andrew Blanchard worked with it on-and-off for two months before he was able to edit the video.
I loved talking to Greg. He has such a unique story with his rise to prominence on IGN, his health crisis and the incredible independent success of Kinda Funny. Give it a listen and let me know what you think.
Game Time was fun, but I think there's a better format for long form interviews. One of my many plans for 2017...
10 months agoburnie
Anybody wait until the last minute to shop? Share your best gift ideas for the people that are rushing around at the last minute.
In my family, Kindle books are always an easy one. You can buy it as late as Christmas morning and it's ready to go.
Mr. Olympia 1998
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Questions answered by burnie
| Asked by: ElPineappleKing 1 year ago
I know this question is older but I have been using a drone in lots of the vlogs.
| Asked by: Grifshot117 1 year ago
About 3-5 times a week, depending on if I travel that week.
| Asked by: fabsz 1 year ago
I have not seen that on any roadmap.
| Asked by: Anubism 1 year ago
Exceed definitely. Outlast is a different animal. Fifteen+ seasons is very, very rare territory in any medium.
| Asked by: LaSole 1 year ago
Going to answer this with a quote from a fitness magazine. I think it's a great way to look at motivation, which is not something you can control:
"Fuck motivation. it’s a fickle and and unreliable little dickfuck and isn’t worth your time.
Better to cultivate discipline than to rely on motivation. force yourself to do things. force yourself to get up out of bed and practice. Force yourself to work. Motivation is fleeting and it’s easy to rely on because it requires no concentrated effort to get. Motivation comes to you, and you don’t have to chase after it.
Discipline is reliable, motivation is fleeting. The question isn’t how to keep yourself motivated. It’s how to train yourself to work without it."
Thanks, Gus. Just keep pluggin' away. You'll get there.
| Asked by: doomtroop83 1 year ago
I'm usually racing to hit my calorie move goal by the end of the day. I don't drink really. So I basically just browse the web. The say you aren't meant to look at screens right before falling asleep but I do it a lot.
| Asked by: EvilPun 1 year ago
Nah. Part of the Q&A sessions at live events are about the interaction. I know people outside the events will often criticize the question askers, but it's not their job to be entertaining. That's our responsibility. If questions get too bland, we'll just talk for 15 minutes before taking the next one.
The only thing I hate is the fake "oh is it my turn?" "is that what my voice sounds like?" performance garbage that some people do. I have warned audiences many times that once you get to that mic you are part of the show. I have no problem blasting you in front of 5000 people the same way I do to Gavin or Joel or Gus. It's how we show love. Basically, if you do something to slow down the energy in the room we will quickly move to get it back.
Ashley's cat Nutmeg loves me, but she wakes me up every single day and yells at me. We get in an argument every morning. Somehow, Ash sleeps through it.
| Asked by: Bally520 1 year ago
The single hardest I have ever laughed was when I interviewed Kara for the What Do You Know show about guy movies. Her Back To The Future answers were so funny and when she said which way the car travels through time, I lost it. I literally could not stop laughing for ten minutes. They cut all of that out because my host character is meant to be supportive and deadpan, but that was just too much for me.
Nope. Vines are hard. I have lots of respect for Vine artists.
| Asked by: Sarronix 1 year ago
This might sound rude, but I've been trying to find a way to say this for a long time: I never open the flash drives people hand me. It's not that I don't like to review people's work, it's that I don't trust a flash drive I don't know in any of my computers. It's far better to have an online repository and just send that to me in a link. Sorry.
I also don't eat baked goods that people give us at conventions. But I do appreciate them. And Blaine eats it all.
| Asked by: MogarVGC 1 year ago
Sure, but that's really the commentary on the DVD.
I would never spoil anything in RWBY, even if I knew.
| Asked by: theMIAgod 1 year ago
Games is our fastest growing division. Follow Michael Hadwin on the site and/or Twitter.
| Asked by: TheAdmiester 1 year ago
Sure, I will be the guy talking about Tharsis non-stop and not knowing what The Witness is.
| Asked by: Thatguynamedjlo 1 year ago
Crossroads, trashy style
Walking Dead, Jessica Jones, Mr Robot
I have been working through a huge backlog of movies as well. Just watched John Wick. It was great.
| Asked by: CrazyOrange 1 year ago
Sure. Reviews don't scare me. I think I said this on a podcast after our festival run, but it's inevitable to get some bad reviews. People are brutal when talking about movies. A videogame can have parts that are broken or missing on day one and still get a 9/10. Movies don't get that same pass. I am just very happy the audience likes it. It may seem like a forgone conclusion that the RT audience would like it, but that's not at all the case. There's been plenty of shows our existing audience hated. If that had happened with Lazer Team, we would have had a big problem on our hands.
| Asked by: Jayylexx 1 year ago
We have tested cooking in a couple of different formats. I think the people who enjoy cooking most don't really have time to pilot a new show that far off the beaten path.
Pancake podcast is this week and I am super excited.
| Asked by: Jumpers 1 year ago
They are hiring an editor right now.
| Asked by: dizzyblinker 1 year ago
Just keep using the site and posting awesome stuff. I saw that Awesome On Its Own was making a return and that made me very happy.
| Asked by: Joee 1 year ago
Actor -- narrative shorts and our featured productions like LT and Crunch Time
Director -- not really directing much these days, but as a Producer I will say Immersion
Writer -- Featured Productions and developing new series
| Asked by: turtles730 1 year ago
Sure. We moved in the middle of last year so we had to change our setup, but I can tell her you would like to start again. I'm a little reluctant to admit that I don't play that many games anymore. In the last six months I have played FO4, some Just Cause 3 and a smattering of smaller Steam games. It's one the reasons I'm not ever on The Patch. I don't have much to talk about.
| Asked by: KennyCargill 1 year ago
Last few years I have focused on work in front of the camera rather than behind. 2016 will put me back in the Director's chair.
| Asked by: hollytogel 1 year ago
Probably the Carribean for vacation and Australia for just general travel. Once, I went down to New Zealand and rode the train from Christchurch to Greymouth. It was an amazing journey. If you go, eat the whitebait.
| Asked by: TonyMejia 1 year ago
It depends on the job. If you mean a personality/artist job then there is no requirement. A lot of our personalities never went to university. Some didn't even graduate high school.
Joe The Cat is about eight years old. He's getting super fat in retirement.
| Asked by: AdamBurton 1 year ago
Matt was telling me that the box office numbers in UK were higher than in US even though it has 1/5 the population. My response was "RTUK?", he punched me.
I would love to have the US show be a traveling show the way MineCon does. But I know how radically inefficient that model is. Hopefully we can do more touring-style events like the LT screenings, Let's Play Live and Dude Soup Live.
| Asked by: the00devon 1 year ago
I wish I had a better answer than "I know it when I see it" but that's really the main answer. Also, our writers have to be fast. It's just the nature of what we do.
All better. Stitches out and just stretching it every day.
| Asked by: audiophonik 1 year ago
There's nothing you can do about it. Some things are constant on the internet. You can't ever say what the weather is like where you are, because people will just tell you why it's worse where they are. You also can't mention an event without people being upset that you aren't coming to where they live. No one sees all the other responses and obvious jokes when they are making their single post.
| Asked by: lmnakama 1 year ago
I could not be happier. Watching fans all over the world have mini-meetups was absolutely mind blowing.