caveman1509 Composer

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from Austin, TX

  • Activity

    • It's Been A While

      2 years ago

      caveman1509

      My activity on my page here has died down quite a bit as I've started getting more and more busy with various other projects. 


      Sorry about that.


      However, I'm back today to congratulate RT on 14 years!

      And to say that I've been a member for 12 of them. 


      Twelve. 


      That's kind of crazy when you think about it.


      In that time, I've graduated high school and college, and gotten married with a number of stops of all kinds along the way. Life just keeps on moving, and it's absolutely fascinating that RT has been there, in the forefront or background to some extent, for a large part of it.

      I'll keep this short, but I just wanted to drop a note to all of you out there to let you know that you are awesome. 

      Keep making, keep dreaming, keep being yourselves. 


      If you want to keep track of me a little easier, check out my Twitter or YouTube Channel.


      Cheers and love to you all!


      - James

    • The PA Team Rides Again!

      3 years ago

      caveman1509

      Looks like I'll be joining forces with the other PA guardians again this year to wrangle some nefarious RT staff.


      It's gonna be awesome. And tiring. But mostly awesome.


      Quick edit: I apparently missed my anniversary on the site! For shame, me! I've been here for... honestly, so long that I can't remember for certain. 12 years? 11? One of those two. A long damn time.


      I've made good friends, felt all the emotions under the sun, got engaged, and on and on. I could not be more happy to be a part of this fantastic community!


      Here is to a decade more!

    • Guardian Selection Pt. 3!

      3 years ago

      caveman1509

      Once again, I'll be joining hundreds of bright and shining faces here in Austin in late June/Early July to welcome all of you fine folks to RTX!


      Can't wait to see what surprises and ridiculously tiring events will happen this year :)

    • 3 years ago

      caveman1509
    • RT ExtraLife Livestream

      3 years ago

      caveman1509

      I wish I could participate as much as I did in past years with the livestream RT does, but, alas, I have wedding stuff to do.


      I think that's a fair trade for this one time. :)

    • Been A While!

      3 years ago

      caveman1509

      I've been out and about... incredibly busy these last few months since RTX - This is partially due to the sheer amount of work I've been doing for music/job stuff, but it is largely also that I built up some fatigue to issues on the site and content no longer seeming relevant to my life.


      It took me some time, but I've tested the waters a bit more, and I think I'm willing to give a shot to watching RT/AH content again with hopes that all of the qualms I had will be dispelled. Moreover, I'm going to get back to being active so I can catch up with my friends, Extra Life streams, and more, which are, honestly, my favorite aspects of our community.


      So, what's up? How's life? Anything to look forward to here?


      Oh! And check out some of my new music (There is quite a bit) on my soundcloud, if you don't mind giving me a few thoughts about the stuff there!


      I love you all, and hope all is well!


      - James

    • Perspective

      3 years ago

      caveman1509

      It really makes me sad to realize that there are so many people out there with so little empathy for the plights of humanity as well as so little awareness of the systemic changes that are coming should you follow the progressive trend lines in front of us.

      Example time!

      Poor and under-educated?

      Common Answer: Place the blame on the individual and kick them to the curb. Why should they get handouts?

      Common Truth Often Ignored: It is far more likely for people who were forced to leave a rigorous education up to the Secondary level, to turn to crime, panhandling, or government handouts. Often, this is because they were having to scrape together what they could to take care of parents, siblings, themselves, etc. at the age when they would commonly take care of themselves.

      Should this mean they don't 'deserve' healthcare, food, or shelter?

      Should they be put under more scrutiny than you or I just to subsist?

      Don't the fields of economics and social sciences back up the idea that those who have their needs met are less likely to add to the prison population or die on the streets?

      Should society really be afraid of the inevitable progress towards egalitarianism propagated by the advances in technology that truly should allow for a living, stable base income that would provide these things to every single person since less people will have to work anyway?

      Before you answer any of the above, you should know that the inevitable outcome is just that. When automation reaches your homes, your cars, your clothes, and even your workplaces because technology evolves continuously, you will be forced see what kind of courtesy you'll be able to rely on should you find your perspective switched. In light of this, I really hope that, at this point, we can take a look at it from a perspective of "that could be me some day" when you look at your fellow person who is down on their luck, and maybe you'll find that empathy I was talking about.

    • It'll Get There Eventually

      4 years ago

      caveman1509

      I know that the site will be ironed out over time, but the forums seem so broken, the links to the careers page (which is also in need of an overhaul in how it works in the back-end anyway) and other info pages are incredibly not obvious to spot without a dedicated tab up top as it was in the old site, the layout still needs quite a bit of tweaking for mobile to look clean across platforms (bootstrap looks good here, but the scaling sometimes goes wacky with thumbnails and buttons being hidden.), etc.


      This will get better and end up being superior to the old site, but if I can't even delete/edit posts in the forum which has been in place for years on the original site, there is a long way to go.


      Having said that, I am looking forward to the future of the site!

    • Need A Composer For Your Film? (X-Post)

      in Forums > Need A Composer For Your Film? (X-Post) | Follow this topic

      caveman1509

      Hello, everyone!

      I'm a freelance composer and producer who is looking to create some music with our fine community here. I've helped write for a number of short films, video games, and more, including some from people here on the site. Please feel free to PM me or comment here with any of your music needs! :)

      As an aside, I'm curious about where most of you find music for your published work. How do you find musicians to help make your projects sparkle?

      My SoundCloud

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    • Need A Composer For Your Project?

      in Forums > Need A Composer For Your Project? | Follow this topic

      caveman1509

      Hello, everyone!

      I'm a freelance composer and producer who is looking to create some music with our fine community here. I've helped write for a number of short films, video games, and more, including some from people here on the site. Please feel free to PM me with any of your music needs! :)

      My SoundCloud

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  • Comments (30)

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

      4 years ago

      Hey bro! Sorry I didn't get to talk with you on Friday, it was a long freaking day and I was eager to get out of there.

      It was awesome seeming a familiar face again!

      • caveman1509 Composer

        4 years ago

        No worries! I didn't realize you were going to be working the event!

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

      4 years ago

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      Hey! Happy Warm and Fuzzies day! I think you're pretty cool and I hope you have an awesome day! smiley13.gif

    • Audrey

      4 years ago

      You're awesome! Have a great day!!!
      Spread the love with Warm Fuzzies of your own today!

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

      4 years ago

      Hey, welcome to Austin!

      • caveman1509 Composer

        4 years ago

        Thanks! It's been pretty great!

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

      5 years ago

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      You are super cool, and I hope to see you at RTX this year and maybe join in for another round of RTCS! Happy Valentines Day!

      • caveman1509 Composer

        5 years ago

        Thanks, I hope it all works out well again too! And a happy Valentine's Day to you as well! :D

    • Audrey

      5 years ago

      Brutally-Honest-Disney-Valentines-Genie.
      Thank you for spreading the word about Warm Fuzzies! You are really kind and supportive and I cannot wait to be Guardians together this year. (I'm still hoping we might be on the same team.)
      If you'd like to pass along the love, check this out! smiley12.gif

    • TheRayZombie

      5 years ago

      Sup Denton.

      • caveman1509 Composer

        5 years ago

        Sure thing! Hit me up closer to RTX

      • TheRayZombie

        5 years ago

        You too brah. Maybe one day we can go have a drink together.

      • caveman1509 Composer

        5 years ago

        I am a guardian as well! Nice to meet you

      • TheRayZombie

        5 years ago

        Yeah. I got guardian so I think I should actually be active on the site. So now I'm making RT friends.

      • caveman1509 Composer

        5 years ago

        Well, hi! I knew there had to be some UNT students on here with me.

    • Keypadre

      5 years ago

      How...do you become a Guardian? O_O I want to enjoy RTX, but being a Guardian sounds like a good way to meet the Rooster Teeth people :D

      And thanks for the heads up.

      Post edited 1/10/14 9:36PM

      • caveman1509 Composer

        5 years ago

        Yeah, no problem!

      • Keypadre

        5 years ago

        Well, that seems simple enough O_O I added to the forum post by the way. So again, thanks for the heads up.

      • caveman1509 Composer

        5 years ago

        They will have applications at some point, and you just fill that out.

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

      6 years ago

      I'll make a man out of you!

      • caveman1509 Composer

        6 years ago

        But, seriously, it was a pretty good movie. I just wish we could watch Equestria Girls since a theater running it isn't anywhere near me!

        Post edited 6/20/13 11:11PM

      • caveman1509 Composer

        6 years ago

        You are? Well. Are we going to toss salad now or what?

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

      6 years ago

      Alright Denton! some of my fav bands came out of Denton!

      • caveman1509 Composer

        6 years ago

        I don't really feel like bothering new hires for a ton of information is too kind to them, so I won't engulf you with questions. I figure you'll catch enough of that from everyone else.

        You have become a public figure of this site now with award giving power and all that jazz. Any feelings on that? I hope people don't pester you about it like they have with some of the other new hires in the past.

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

        6 years ago

        actually there was a certain comment...i can't find it for the life of me...maybe one someone elses page...but it just had my thought process on how to netowrk with the right people and how knowledge of the medium does help, but being fun to work with and collaborate with trumps experience and knowledge sometimes in the end....because it doesn't matter if your the best sound guy int he world...if your kinda a dick to be around...i don't wanna be stuck around you for the next few months etc.... anyway yeaaa

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

        6 years ago

        I fell into it...in a way. I was hired by another company to shoot RTX coverage for them (since they were all busy working diff areas of the event) ... and RT would send me notes during the edit portion .. so they tapped me to come on as an editor for The Gauntlet and just kept me around. Said they liked me work enough to bring me on full time...also im super good friends with a lot of the employees now so that helps. A few other people asked me about this on my comment page if you wanna read them, some go into more detail than others.

      • caveman1509 Composer

        6 years ago

        Definitely a hipster place. You are right on the money. :p

        You seem to have done pretty well for yourself on the freelance side!

        I am just a student at UNT, so I can't say that I have quite the interesting record that you have. I am merely a monkey for the system here until I can find an internship or job somewhere that I can use to start getting into the industry. I plan to get my Masters of Science in Business Analytics from UT Austin for Social Network Marketing Analysis and such so that I have a few more credentials to put into my resume, but my dreams are a bit too broad to fit into a narrow field like analytics only. That's why I work with stuff like Let's Make A Short, help out with the UNT short film club, and do photo-a-day art projects for my school and such so that I can have experience beyond just business, getting into the production side as well. My assumption is that the best business people for production companies like Roosterteeth are those that know both sides of the production coin, business and actual creation, but that excels at their craft as well.

        Just out of curiosity, how was the hiring process for RT? Did you just fall into it or was there an actual interview procedure?

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

        6 years ago

        New digs here are treating me great...ive been working with them on and off since the last RTX but been here almost everyday since November. I spent the last 5-6 years doing freelance video and film production here in Austin...some gigs are cooler than others...some gigs pay way better than others...but I'm blessed to have some awesome clients..and work with some talented people...this city is a big small town..so you only have to do production full time for a year or so before you pretty much know everyone in the industry.

        DENTON BANDS that I like: The Marked Men, Thje Riverboat Gamblers (though i might be biased since they live here now and I did direct a video for them and Volcom) Midlake is also good, and a few others I can't think of. I got a lot of friends living in Denton...of the various, hippy, hipster and artist variety...cool place.

      • caveman1509 Composer

        6 years ago

        Yeah! Denton is pretty fantastic for new groups, and I have a lot of my favorites based out of here too because of that.

        Part of my aspirations of being in Denton at UNT is to be able to market and organize film production companies, new music groups, and the like, so I figure that Austin and Denton are the best places to be for this in Texas.

        Speaking of Austin!
        How is the new job at Roosterteeth treating you?

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