The Pen and The Sword

CRWBY: Behind the Episode: The Pen and The Sword

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

    1 week ago

    when is rwby rewind?

  • Ray426 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 week ago

    I love these behind the scenes, it's really interesting. I wish the videos were longer.

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

    1 week ago

    I have to say, that zoom shot when Ruby says "No, I'm angry" was amazingly epic. That zoom just nailed it, like whoa boy, here we go now!  

    Really great job, guys.  

    • Therodin88 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Therodin88

      1 week ago

      Straight from the mouths of the collective FNDM

  • chezamaiden FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Thus kindly I scatter

    1 week ago

    Soo sooo good!!!!  great job CRWBY!!!

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

    1 week ago

    As someone who really loves the show and also knew very little about the process behind making a show like this before these CRWBY videos, I really enjoy getting to learn more about this end of the show. I can appreciate so much more of what is going on. The whole CRWBY team has really done an awesome job with Volume 5

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

    1 week ago

    Oh man, I always thought Story Boarding and Animatics were the same step? I really love all these pipeline videos, just makes me more and more excited to get into the industry. Also makes me wonder if I could try my hand at story boarding sometime...

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

    1 week ago

    Show by committee, I am happy that RWBY turns out so well despite that

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

      1 week ago

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  • Xuelder FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Some Sort of Art Boi

    1 week ago

    I am taking an online course on storyboarding and this just drives me even harder.  Biggest challenge right now is memorizing all the different names for each shot angle, all I ever see in my head is perspective names and descriptions, and need to get in the habit of seeing them instead as shots.  

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

    1 week ago

    As an aspiring animator from a team of artists inspired by MOnty Oum, RWBY, and Roosterteeth, thank you always for your hard work and these tutorials and videos.

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

    1 week ago

    The Pen and the Sword... so Storyboarding?

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

      1 week ago

      Next week, The Pale and the Gourd: Waterboarding.

  • blu_CH33Z FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 weeks ago

    I'm confused about the timing, are the events happening in Blake and Sun's timeline happening two weeks before the rest of team RWBYs events -- they keep referencing the white fangs attack to be in the future but it is happening right now (as we discovered last ep). Any feedback from crwby or fans would be appreciated!

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

      2 weeks ago

      Last time we met Blake the attack on Haven was in two weeks.


      But with RNJR and everyone else the attack is now.


      Blake is behind everyone else, she will probably come in the next couple of episodes. If you read the Lord of the Rings or seen the films. This attack could be the Battle of Helms Deep for this series and volume. Everything goes wrong at first but Blake comes in and saves the day. Just like how Gandalf did.

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

      2 weeks ago

      I'm pretty sure that's what it is yeah, as the agreed upon date for the attack (under the full moon) was known by both salems acolytes and the menagerie faunus. I.e. both groups were referring to the same date for the attack so either blake and suns timeline happened earlier or there has been a massive oversight in the writing department (I'd bet my money on the former).

    • artful69 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Roger

      2 weeks ago

      HuntSD

      @ morlanrith


      Yeah ... definitely split timelines ... but more: I think the Menagerie timeline was even further back from Haven's at the beginning of the volume - and Menagerie has been slowly catching up since then.


      I picked it up easily enough through the first couple of times it was eluded to in various character dialogue. But this confusion has been voiced so often by the fandom that If there is one lesson to be learned by the writing dep't though this Volume ... it would be to signpost the differences onscreen (i.e. "meanwhile ... two weeks earlier ...").

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

      1 week ago

      Yeah as far as I can tell the arc on Menagerie is roughly 2 weeks before the rest of the gang

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

    2 weeks ago

    I'm so not ready for Saturday.

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

      2 weeks ago

      I think we're all scared of what happens next. x////x;;


    • 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

      I'm surprisingly ready for Saturday; I guess it's because I've been theorizing about the whole Weiss situation and doing so helped me to not be as anxious as I was last weekend lol, hang tight it'll be ok! ^_^

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

      2 weeks ago

      https://twitter.com/neath_oum/status/947348884031807488 This tweet by Neath didn't help. @finyte still I am excited for whats coming, I am just nervous of what the outcome will be.

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

      1 week ago

      @HuntSD While that Tweet could be a foreshadowing of more bad things to come I can see how it can also be a foreshadowing for GOOD things to come; there's different ways to interpret what Neath said and I think it's going to be something good. :)