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    • 5 years at roosterteeth.

      4 years ago


      I remember back in September of 2009 when I was now apparently moving to Texas. Never did I think in a million years that'd be where I'd end up. My last job in videogames had wrapped up in spectacular layoffs and I was out to dry. Thankfully only a few months earlier I'd finally got to meet Burnie Burns at my first San Diego Comic Con. We hit it up and I find out they had been trying to hire me 2 years prior the first time we talked. I'd presented him with a theory and quickly followed up with a concept for the next season of RvB. And not before long I was on my way to Austin Texas

      I get to the studio and being a fan of Red Vs Blue, having listened to the many commentaries and the very young Drunk Tank Podcast I thought I had a pretty decent picture of what to expect. To my surprise contrary to the exterior this company projects. Everyone had their eyes pinned to their screens and was quietly working.

      It's now 2014 and that has not changed. Yet I have so much more to be grateful for. I owe more than can be said to be here at this company. Much is different but much is the same. I see new faces every now and then. The office is just as quiet. Okay maybe nowadays a random nerf dart battle will break out. But it's five years later and people still work as hard if not harder. Very little has changed, just more of it. I found this to be a great fit. Even better, this was a place that allowed me to work as hard as I wanted, as often as I wanted. A novel idea apparently, work on something you love and you'll never want to stop doing it.

      Thus every year after having finished one project, I have always began work immediately on the next one. RvB Seasons 8,9, & 10. RWBY Vol. 1 & Vol 2. And without missing a beat now onto Vol 3. And I can even begin to explain how grateful I am that I am allowed to work on such wonderful things.

      This journal deserves more specifics and gratitude than I can give in thrice the amount of paragraphs. But if you know me, I'd much rather than the time spent speaking (as useful as it is) work on the these projects.

      So without wasting anymore words

    • Previz, JTL - My Lecon

      4 years ago


      I've spend the last 12 or so years building movies in my head. Mostly to music. This is one I've had for a long time. I post this because chances are pretty slim of it actually happening. Not to say i've given up. I have plenty more in stock. But this here is an early previz of a portion of a sequence I'd made several years ago. You might recognize some animation of *cough a pair of shotgun nunchucks. The person punching may or may not have been planned to have shotgun gauntlets. The girl who could clone herself may or may not have influenced a certain cat character in some ways.

      It's not particularly sad for me to give up on one image for the 10 I've developed in my head in it's place. But hell check it out and perhaps it'll inform you a little more about how I think when making a sequence.

      I've always considered myself more a dancer than a fighter. And when I choreograph a sequence rhythm plays a big part. I hope to more work like this in the future. But in the meantime, enjoy something I've given up on.

      One of the particular reason I never see this happening is the troubling logic that ownership of music doesn't allow for inspired expression of how you enjoy it. Dance, one of the oldest forms of art in the history of humanity, has no place in media without the tremendous amount of work that it takes to obtain the ability to be allowed to enjoy it publicly. I have little hope to achieve the rights to this song. I absolutely understand the need for musicians to protect themselves. But there has to be some place for performers to be able to use it artistically.

      Anyhoo, this piece at least makes it's way spiritually into the work I do now. Seeing as I literally take the animation and throw it right into some of my sequences. That being said, I wish I could've gotten to really perform to the rest of the song right where I left of. It was just getting really good too...

      The most important thing to me was being able to match the rhythm in a form of lyrical hip hop. And it's my hope to someday coin the notion of "Action Musicals"

    • The RWBY intro at PAX 2014

      5 years ago


      Hello all! Those of you who came to see us here at the roosterteeth panel at pax got to have a glimpse at some upcoming vids. One of which included the new intro for RWBY volume 2.

      It's always been an honor to bust my ass on a project to be able show it to a select group of a few thousand at a live venue and is something I'll always be excited for.

      It also is something we always wonder about whether or not people will cam it and post it online. And to varying degree we wonder how much should we worry about it. Whether or not it compromises the project, be it for the fact it's not video of the best quality, or that it puts information out there that we wouldn't want broadcasted to those who would wait for the official product.

      I will say after so many live shows, we have dealt with this on a case by case basis. But we always say to ourselves that if that particular group or user is excited enough to want to see it regardless of quality. That's really a good problem for us to have. Because if people are talking about what you've made, then you've succeeded.

      In the case of this intro especially, the nature of it has clues and tidbits. As well as perhaps some reveals yes. But not anything that compromises the quality of the actual show when it finally comes to air.

      So honestly if you are excited enough to watch a cam vid of today's showing by all means watch at you're leisure, share with caution and respect for others, but most of all please don't feel guilty about it. This far in we always go into something like this fully aware of the risks. But in the end it's always worth it.

    • Velvet's Team

      5 years ago


      Now we don't have time for trailers this year, cause all the Awesome we'd put into trailers we're putting into the show. But RWBY wouldn't be RWBY if we didn't tease and bait.

      So who's on Velvet's team?

      Just this group here:



    • 5 years ago

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    • Velvet Battle Gear Design Contest

      5 years ago


      Hey guys! It's always a great joy of mine to include other artist's work in my projects. I'd like to take this opportunity to give the Roosterteeth community a chance to contribute to RWBY by designing what we refer to as, "Combat Gear," for a character in RWBY.

      Some of you may recall Velvet Scarlatina's brief introduction during an episode from RWBY volume 1, where Cardin and the rest of team CRDL were picking on her. But did you know (like everyone else who's made it into Beacon,) she's actually a very skilled Huntress? And every Huntress needs the clothes to fit the part!

      Battle gear according to the RWBY verse is fashionable--but functional--clothing that our characters wear in their normal day to day, out in the field. But here's the tricky part; I can't tell you what her weapon is. I know it'd help in designing her if you knew what it was, but trust me, guys; you'd rather see it!

      What I can tell you is her battle class. She's a mage. But not just your typical mage, no; she's... different.

      Velvet is agile and athletic, with a modest, modern taste in fashion. Due to her versatile fighting style, I'd advise against incorporating heavy armor, or armor of any sorts that could hinder her abilities. Rabbits are light on their feet, after all.

      Velvet's team (who will show up eventually) value her skills greatly and have fought many battles together.

      Most artists who have seen and participated in something like this before will know what I'm looking for. If you'd like to participate, submit a character sheet to your gallery so that it will be eligible for entry to the contest, and when it comes to an end I will personally choose a winning design that will then be modelled and animated into the show.

      To keep things consistent, please use this template. But absolutely feel free to include any extra artwork for the character in whatever cool poses etc. you'd like.

      Download in full resolution -->

      I'd like to note that this won't be the last time we hold this sort of contest; in fact, my hope is that this will eventually lead to having completely original, fan-designed characters incorporated into the show someday.

      The Contest Page is here:

      That's it! Get designing, and good luck everyone!

      With the amazing rate rate of submissions for this contest. I'd like to note that starting now you'll have one more week to submit your designs. With nearly 800 submissions I've certainly got a lot to look at (I know how I'm spending my Christmas!) From there it'll take a lot of time and thinking to decide a winner.

      Again this is the final week to submit your Velvet design. So get your images in by next monday.

      And thanks to everyone who's entered thus far. It's a ton of fun seeing everyone's design!

      Update update:
      With over a THOUSAND SUBMISSIONS for this contest. The closing date is coming near! So midnight on Monday. Austin Texas time (UTC-06:00) will be the last chance to submit your design!

      Update Update Update
      And that's it! Holy moly that's a lot of designs! Time to get to work!

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    • What to say?

      5 years ago


      I could talk about how the first DVD for a bizarre concept of a show is coming out this week.
      I could go over the amazing adventure this year of making RWBY has been
      I could talk more about everything involved.

      ladies and gentlemen, we have a disk:

      Or I could just get back to working on it. Which in fact I am.
      I am currently updating rigs and in a heavy R & D phase whilst running tests after tests after tests.

      There's plenty that could be said.

      Or here have a rig test of Jaune Dancing to Gold


      ...aaaannd back to work.

  • Comments (3194)

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

      1 year ago

      We miss you, Monty. We all still miss you. 

      Thank you for everything you gave us!

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

      1 year ago

      If only we knew what could have been

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

      1 year ago

      We miss you so much Monty. I hope we make you proud. I'm so glad I got to meet you at that RTX.

    • Psylynt

      1 year ago

      Thanks, Monty! Miss ya heaps!

    • davepat98 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Thank you for helping my friend. You did more for him then i ever could.

    • AkaAdonis

      2 years ago

      You know, one thing that you never truly realize is how much of life is yet to be experienced. And, when looking back at everything that you did not only for me, but for those closest to you, its amazing to see what you were able to accomplish with the little time that you did spend with us. Your legacy will always be carried on through the community and the company as a whole. 

      I just want to let you know, wherever you may be, that you have inspired myself and so many others to  do as much as they can and make sure that everything that they do is meaningful, and to live their lives the Monty way. 

      We still miss you. You are still remembered. You are still alive through us. 

      Rest up, Monty.

    • rocketsauce28

      2 years ago

      2 years man. How has it been this long? Feels like just yesterday you were animating awesome things for us in RVB and RWBY. Wish I could've met you.

      Just remember, he's not gone. He's just not here right now.

      Rest well, Monty.

    • SoloYeager

      2 years ago

      I wish I knew of you back during the one time I could have actually seen/met you..
      But I was late to the show and now will forever be out of reach.
      The conditions surrounding what lead to your passing really bugs me,
      but I understand in a way.. Why you made the choices that you did.. 
      I hope to one day meet with you in the after life, if you're not too busy. :") Till then..
      Rest well Monty. 

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

      2 years ago

      Has it really been two years? It feels like only yesterday you were still with us, making the world brighter.

      Still, the message we were left is remembered, the torch is carried.

      The inspiration lives on.

      Rest well Monty, I wish you could see the greatness you made for yourself

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

      2 years ago

      Monty Oum died 2 years and 1 day ago.
      I don't like that.
      See you later.

    • octagoncow wants to be a Nonagoncow

      2 years ago

      You might be gone; but, you'll never be forgotten. We love you, Monty.

    • WiteHispanic

      2 years ago

      It's been 2 years too many.  We miss you, Monty.

    • nesagsar

      2 years ago


    • laughinghyena

      2 years ago

      Miss you dude! 

    • TheLoneWolf293

      2 years ago

      We miss you man

    • qqShoe

      2 years ago

      It's so frustrating that you aren't here any more. 

      I'm young and cynical. Not very close to any of my family, and I've always had few friends. Basically, I've never really lost anyone I cared about, not yet.

      Your death, even though we never met, has had a greater impact on me than perhaps anything else in my life. 

      A piece of you lives on through me, I hope. I'll do what I can. 

    • Stuperman454

      2 years ago

      We miss you, you know. It still hurts. :(

    • MythicFox

      2 years ago

      I still firmly believe that even in the afterlife, you're testing out crazy weapon combos we'll never see against Death itself in sparring sessions (really, it's an epic final battle each time, don't lie). After working up a sweat you go back to creating more Dead Fantasy episodes and discussing plot points with Pyrrha, Penny, Summer, and Roman.

      I imagine you're still watching your friends carrying the show while you have an eternity to work to your heart's content. They're doing fine. The FNDM's rowdy as always and Roosterteeth's growing a lot. And the pancakes never stop. We miss you Monty.

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

      2 years ago

      Look Monty, your Baby is growing up so fast! I remember Monty's early Video's like the Halo VS Metroid and so on and now has his Very own Show!!! Rest in Peace buddy. T.T

    • Sttahl

      2 years ago

      Happy Belated, Monty. Love you.

    • octagoncow wants to be a Nonagoncow

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday, Monty. I hope that one day I will have even half the impact on someone else's life compared to the impact you've had on mine.

    • Roxersboxers

      2 years ago

      Happy birthday Monty. We love you.

    • cabooses667

      2 years ago

      Miss you Monty. Always will.

    • Robert_L88 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Still have that void in my soul, that emptiness that appeared since you left this world. I never got the opportunity to meet you, to learn more about the amazing person that you are. Even if we never met, you have helped me in ways that nobody did. In the dark times, times where I would normally just shut down, you've tought me to always move foward, to always give the best I could. You really were and still are a huge inspiration to me, that is why I decided to always keep my eyes open, watch stuff and now, I am even trying to create stuff. You have made an impact on a lot of people's lifes, so even if you are not with us anymore, you will never be forgotten. We'll try to make you proud by being happy, giving the best we can. Hopefully one day, I will be able to create something that reaches the heavens and will make you smile.

      Thinking of you everyday, miss you Monty Oum...

    • southparkdudez

      3 years ago

      Finished RWBY Vol. 3. Monty before I got into RWBY I new about Haloid and Dead Fantasy on youtube. I loved those videos and then I heard you started to work for RT. I watched what you did to RvB and it was great. I never got into RWBY until sadly after your passing. I watched the first to Volumes on Netflix and feel in love wit the characters and world you made. I never knew you personally but I do know a year ago the world lost a great person and a great artist. Wherever you are, know that we all love and miss you.

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

      3 years ago

      I never met you, but I wanted to, I wanted to see how you work, see how you cope, I never have been so emotional about anyone, but you made an exception. You are a person who has touched so many peoples hearts and you have indirectly touched my heart I never thought of you, but I wish I did. and I have never looked up to a person till I heard of you, and because of you I will keep moving forward.

      You will always live on in my memories. Rest in peace my friend.

    • Roman_Torchwick

      3 years ago

      Well I don't normally say this kind of stuff, but I miss you dad...

    • Chobittsu

      3 years ago

      Oi! You! Stop being dead! You've work to do!

    • bloopy1boop

      3 years ago

      Wow. A year already, huh? It's really hard to believe, just that you're... Gone. It really doesn't feel like it, yet the fact remains true. Everyday I've thought about you, especially on days that were tough, and there were many. But you were a huge inspiration to me, and you helped me realize that I wanted to animate in the future. I've been trying hard to learn animation. I'm no good at it, but I'll get there. I'm working hard in memory of you. I never had the honor to meet you, but I really wanted to. I was just amazed by all the work you've done and how much love and effort you put into it all. You're one of the most amazing people that has ever existed. There have been a few famous deaths this year as well: David Bowie and Alan Richson. Huge inspirations to people as well.

      Today I couldn't stop talking about you to my friends, and how great of a person you were. They got annoyed, but I just couldn't express how much I miss you.

      I could go on, but I really shouldn't. So I'll end it with this:

      You were are a huge inspiration to many, MANY, people, in life and in death. Thanks for telling everyone to "keep moving forward."

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

      3 years ago


    • BlueShades

      3 years ago

      To the one who inspired me to keep moving forward and that it's better to find a way to make what I love what I do.
      To the one who did what he loved and did it well. We shall all keep moving forward and never forgetting why.

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

      3 years ago

      I've been through a lot in the past year that you've been gone, Monty. Not all of it was good, but I wasn't ever expecting it to be sunshines and daisies in the first place. It's been a year, and it still feels like you were just here yesterday, still feels sometimes like it was this day last year, and it still hurts. You always were the biggest inspiration to me, and you still are. I'm determined to try and make you proud, okay? I'll keep going, Monty, but I won't ever forget how incredible of a person you were - are. We love you.

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

      3 years ago

      it's been one year. I can't put into words how much we all love and miss you Monty. I wish you could have seen the effect you had on so many people. Rest in peace man.

    • octagoncow wants to be a Nonagoncow

      3 years ago

      It's hard to believe that it has been a year already. I have so many things I want to say, but I can't seem to find a way to say it. I guess I'll just sum it up like this. We all miss you Monty.

    • SakuraNights Almighty Wizard

      3 years ago

      I can't believe it's been a full year since you left us.... sometimes, it doesn't feel real. I never had the honor of meeting you, but know that the influence you left on me is very, very strong. I think of all of your accomplishments, and how young you were, and it makes me feel like I can do it, too! That I can achieve something great, but I just have to "keep moving forward", as you told us before.

      Thank you for being a huge motivator and an influential person in our lives. You creations will forever be in good hands.

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

      3 years ago

      Just wanted to say you've helped me figure out what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. "Keep moving forward," is what I tell myself whenever I hit a roadblock or run into problems with life/school/work/or whatever. Anyways, thanks man. Thanks a ton.

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

      3 years ago

      "Keep moving forward" I don't think any other phrase has ever affected me like that one has. I still am. I always will. Thanks to you. Miss you, Monty.

    • twtchr44 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold well, thats a thing...

      3 years ago

      It's been a hell of a year... Done quite a few things. Been to two new continents, learned new skills, found a new passion. Everywhere I go, and everything I do, I always keep three words in my mind. Three simple words, that have had such power and impact on my life. Three little words to keep me discovering this vast and beautiful world we live in...

      "Keep moving forward"

      And through those words, I will continue to keep you alive, if only in spirit. This year will be no different. I will continue my pursuit of everything this life has to offer me, with an open mind, and a gentle heart. Thank you, Monty, for everything.

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

      3 years ago

      We miss you Monty

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

      3 years ago

      Hey Monty,

      I'm currently working on an essay on RvB. I went back and watched the whole thing almost non-stop. I could very clearly see once your work jumped onto the screen. You're particular style of animation has influenced the artistic look of RvB and continues to last.

      I guess what I wanted to really say is that watching you has really influenced ME as an artist, both my style and my ethic for just wanting to put content out there.

      Thank you, not just for your art, but for being the artist that you were.

    • octagoncow wants to be a Nonagoncow

      3 years ago

      I've watched the first episode of RWBY volume 3 a few times and I wanted to let you know that you've left the show in very capable hands. Neath is also doing a really great job even though I did tear up a little bit when Ren first spoke. This season won't be the same without you, but I'm glad that its not ending.

    • vdgmrpro

      3 years ago

      Hey would you check out my poetry? Tyvm

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

        3 years ago


    • 4tifiedGaming FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold FortifiedGaming

      3 years ago

      I wanted to say something I've kind of kept inside for quite sometime and didn't want to say at the time to seem selfish in some form or way in regards to Monty's Passing. I didn't know Monty farther than just his work and his work ethic as told by his coworkers at Rooster Teeth so he could be above and beyond to what I see him as. I look at this man's work and I see devotion. I see effort and I see passion. What I see in Monty is something I strive to be myself, a hard worker and a down to earth kind of person. Monty has been more or less one of the many people I look to for inspiration. In a way he's kind of like Iwata, and in death as well it feels very much like "but you weren't done." Monty had a kind of "Just do it" kind of vibe to him, the sky's the limit they say. He shot for the sky and he made it. He has left a legacy that as a fan will always stick to me. I am very happy this account is still up and I wish for it to be up for the rest of Rooster Teeth's Life because of how much he is a staple to this company and the animation branch's future. He was that kind of guy to set the bar. I won't ever forget Monty Oum, even if I am but a simple fan.

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

      3 years ago

      "You're going on world-saving missions without us?! I'm hurt! Sad! Maybe a little hungry. That last one's not your fault..."- Nora Valkyrie.

      "Never say goodbye. If you don't say goodbye then you aren't really gone, you just aren't here right now."- Carolina.

      In my eyes the meaning of life is simple: To live life as you see fit, and to leave this world a better place than it was when you entered it. ... Something tells me you did just that.

    • Rocky123456

      3 years ago

      Monty we are missing you and your characters are miss you. When you are in heaven when you look at your favourite characters.


    • Justfight

      3 years ago

      Wish you were here Monty. Miss you

    • dropthegrace The Frenchiest Fry

      3 years ago

      Thanks for everything, Monty. We'll keep moving forward.

    • Vespiquen

      3 years ago

      Happy birthday!
      We all miss you & love you! smiley12.gif

    • octagoncow wants to be a Nonagoncow

      3 years ago

      Happy Birthday Monty. It's hard to put in words how badly I wish you were still here.

    • Valecita Hellcat

      3 years ago

      Happy birthday, Monty! We miss you!!! <3

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