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Burnie: Hello, Mr Monty Oum

Monty: Hello Burnie. I was very excited about the moment my first scene showed up at a convention. No one had any idea what to expect. We got a full house from the RWBY panel at RTX 2014. With Red vs. Blue and Rooster Teeth as a company, there's a lot of things we hope to create to make people happy in ways they wouldn't expect. Red, white, black, and yellow cause I'm asian. It's easy to forget to sleep when you're working on something cool, so you just work as hard as you can and still there's never enough time, so the thing you gotta learn is to essentially let go, what we end up making is always larger than what we think it could be. I do believe thoroughly in giving everything you got towards whatever you're doing at the time. My favorite thing this time around, is sharing it with everyone else; my colleagues, my friends, who all worked on this project. For the longest time, I just assumed we ended up here for some reasons that we dont need to think about but we tend to be master's of our own fate. The only thing that stops us from doing the really cool things is time. We're in a huge fan culture at the moment, where everything has spawned off of something, If you look at something, intend to use it, you have to emulate it, which means you have to understand it. I've landed in a very unique place where if I wanna make a costume of something, I can also make the character in which it's derived upon. At the end of the day, we're still looking at people, and the [inaudible] of people. As an animator there are things you need to notice that most people wouldn't been seen. The most important thing is to do this as often as you can, watch movies, or watch shows, or watch things, just keep your eyes open. There's a lot of destiny really, very few people have the luxury of doing what exactly they want to do as their job. There's never a day where I forget that. Moving forward, I always think of what's next ,so like I'm super excited to finish what we have, so I can just start working on something else

Special thanks to chekhovian12 for tips on writing the transcript and kosinissa for suggesting VLC