The Perfect Shot

CRWBY: Behind the Episode: The Perfect Shot

Join CRWBY as they open the studio doors for an in depth look on how each episode was made. Kerry, Miles and the team will walk you through the 3D pipeline and talk about how art, tech, post, and animation come together to create RWBY.

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

    1 week ago

    I love this! I would love to see a video where you guys do your captures. I'm about to end this semester of using MotionBuilder and I wanna see what you guys use for that

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

    2 weeks ago

    Rachel is low key one of my favorite RT employees. So chill and nice and obviously good at her job. The whole department is full of great people. I'm so happy RT decided to produce this BTS show. Every single episode has been awesome.

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

      1 week ago

      Awww!!! This comment made my day! :’)

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

    2 weeks ago

    I really enjoyed this one.  Great look at the nuts & bolts of the workflow.

  • user-580f0dc1ce1cd FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wolph Strykes

    2 weeks ago

    I just keep chuckling over the groaned, "Aaaaalll the chopsticks...."  And sympathizing.  Sooo many tiny things to keep track of!

  • onyxxx96 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    what the hell is the point of joining& paying to watch videos on this God damn site when it doesn't work for me? Is there something I'm doing wrong, if so somebody please tell me. I looked at my bank account& it's says roosterteeth has taken money out but I still, whatever video I try to play, it doesn't freaking work! I press play& it goes to a fricken black screen& says 'Live' in the corner.. This is bullshit

    • wolf3568 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold no

      2 weeks ago

      There player is really buggy and I have had issues like this before and it can be very annoying, what I suggest you do is try different internet browsers, different devices, etc.

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

    2 weeks ago

    If I saw this video during school I would have changed my studies for sure.

  • harmony_114 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    from someone who knows close to nothing about animation and what not these crwby episodes keep blowing my mind. XD keep it up guys! I love watching these it’s so cool to see how much work goes into every episode (which in turn makes me a lot more thankful for every episode you guys give)

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

    2 weeks ago

    I've actually noticed that the shot composition has been off the charts for Vol5!  Such creative use of the camera to tell a story, especially in animation where you have much more control.  Keep up the great work CRWBY!

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

    2 weeks ago

    I have a feeling they shoot the newest episode of CRWBY right after a major deadline. I can see Miles going "Ohhh 12:01. Rwby final cut uploaded. Hey under-caffeinated animators, feel like staying up another hour? I love you guys! kthxbai." 
    (joking aside, I love this series. And I think that the "is this gif-able?" approach is really clever and in-tune with this audience. Because that's exactly what we do for most scenes.)

  • gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

    2 weeks ago

    The storyboards are so cute!


    I also love seeing the important things like the layout of scene, because it isn't something you really think about when you watch. It's just there, and it's done, and I'm never left thinking that 'I wish I had seen this from a different angle'. It also makes me think back to a few shots in particular from past volumes where I know they deliberately set up this shot this way. And you just think, that's great storytelling, without actually telling the story. Things are conferred greatly from camera angles, too.

  • YoBoySarge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold You just got sarged

    2 weeks ago

    Great episode. I was wondering: why did characters' clothing stop having textures at volume 4?

  • nicus9 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I would LOVE it if they re-released RWBY using the 2D storyboard style. Obviously that would essentially be the same as making a brand new show so it would never happen, but it is so good.  Don't get me wrong, I love the normal RWBY style, but that storyboard is awesome so I'm being selfish and want both.  

  • AishaAdventures FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Yomiko Readman's twin

    2 weeks ago

    I'm so happy this feature has been added to the site. Seeing how all of this comes together, all of the work bts is incredible. I love seeing how each part comes together to form something great. CRWBY thanks for your hard work; you're truly inspiring.  heart

  • RavenSugara FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Streamer/Fic Writer

    2 weeks ago

    oh my god those 2D storyboards.


    Cutest damned things ever I love it.

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

    2 weeks ago

    The GIF idea is really cool.

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

    2 weeks ago

    For anybody trying to record your screen, take notes from these guys, OBS is the best screen capture software.

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

    2 weeks ago

    Ok those storyboards look adorable I need themmm

  • bemse FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I'm just happy 2 b here

    2 weeks ago

    Allll the chopsticks!

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

    2 weeks ago

    Those animatics look really good. I honestly wouldn't mind a separate video being done in that style. Some of them are just so cute or hilarious.

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

    2 weeks ago

    I love the concept arts they base the shots off of. Anyone know if they're released anywhere?

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

      2 weeks ago

      I think the animatics are not released publicly.

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

    2 weeks ago

    As an aspiring artist from a team of artists inspired by Monty Oum, RWBY, and Roosterteeth, thank you for these videos as always! And thank you CRWBY for your hard work!

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

    2 weeks ago

    So this is basically composition, right? Unless this is layout....


    Although I'm pretty sure this is compositioning and camera. 


    Pretty interesting. 

    • finyte FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Shut Up Donnie!

      2 weeks ago

      It's probably both, but if not then I'd be surprised.

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

      2 weeks ago

      Layout and final layout is indeed mostly about composition (through lens choice and camera position), but I’m guessing we generally don’t use the term composition to describe it in production because it’s too easily confused with ‘compositing,’ (or ‘comp’ for short), which is a very different step altogether.