Making an Apocalypse

Day 5: Making an Apocalypse

This behind the scenes documentary tells the story of how Day 5, a project five years in the making, finally became a reality.

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

    1 month ago

    What's the name of the song at -8:05?

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

    3 months ago

    In the Day 5 Short, when they are in the car, is the dude with the guitar the actor that plays Dwight in The Walking Dead????

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

    6 months ago

    Yes, please more like this! Was never a fan of the comedic shorts and Lazer Team, but this show was really great!

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

    7 months ago

    Day 5 was such a great show my plan was to just watch an episode a day but I started yesterday and I just got sucked in and couldn't stop watching. I am so exited to see what comes next in this and what else Rooster Teeth has in store. thank you and great job to everyone involved.

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

    8 months ago

    This was still so good. I hope they make more dramatic stuff soon because they did such a good job and it's awesome to see a change in their stuff <3 

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

    8 months ago

    This was the best thing they have done. maybe rvb reconstruction but its one of the two.

  • LeonIsGreen

    8 months ago

    I'm scared the kid will grow and it will be awkward for season 2... Like Wow! He aged 2 years now

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

      3 months ago

      I love how they actually lampshaded that on the first ep of Season 2. :p

  • AutumnOnFire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold How may I be of service?

    9 months ago

    What I want to know is how they do all those video effects, I'm so lost how they manage to get rid of the cars and crap.

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

    9 months ago

    The one thing I don't  understand is why this fantastic, huge step for RT is only available for those who are already fans. Will they release season one to the public when season two starts?  I want to recommend it to so many people but they don't know RT and as such don't want a membership. If they don't want the "it's good, for Rooster Teeth" response, give it the chance to draw in more viewers

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

      8 months ago

      well as you can see the high production value, it costs a lot of money to do it, so they need positive cash flow inwards to be able to spend it outwards and give us awesome content. and 2.99 is hardly expensive

  • Helspawn117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I love how Rooster Teeth can cast a child actor that can be one of the four leading characters in a show and own it but George Lucas and most of the rest of Hollywood can't find one to save their lives.

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

    1 year ago

    I've never fully watched much less enjoyed a "making of" documentary before. Loved this.

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

    1 year ago

    Did they ever release the short film?

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

      1 year ago

      nope. 

  • frederthan Applicable

    1 year ago

    Season 2? Nah Brad Anner's character is dead. He was holding it all together. I'm out. Unsubscribe.

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

      11 months ago

      If you watch an apocalypse show, I don't understand how you'd be willing to stop watching when someone dies. That's kind of something you should expect.

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

    1 year ago

    well i found and binge watched all the episodes in day 5 in the past two days now i gotta wait for more you hooked me rt good job

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

    1 year ago

    Day 5 is a landmark in the history Rooster Teeth's productions and the future of what they can produce. Every year they get closer and closer to being one of the largest, most unique and impressive production companies in the world. And, if you ask me, in a lot of ways they already are.

  • VzDARKzV An above average student

    1 year ago

    6:43 Josh and I

  • DjingoDjango

    1 year ago

    I was blown away by the quality and story Day 5 brought; and I'm so happy to see its behind the scenes production. Thank you and I can't wait for more content!

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

    1 year ago

    Day 5 is absolutely worth the price of admission by being a First member. I'm always a fan of behind the scenes material, and it's great to see Josh and Chris (and, like, everyone) talking about the series. Seriously great stuff from all sides.


    The thing that impressed me the most about this series was just how solid everything was. The writing, and I've said this on a number of occasions now, is phenomenal, and the casting, the acting...it's all something to be proud of, and I hope we get to see more.

  • richardca84 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I cannot wait for you guys to make a continuation to this story like Day 6. I really liked this series and really want to know what is going to happen next. This is a great series and can get better as it continues. Can't wait for more to this story.

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

    1 year ago

    I'm actually really happy that RT chose to go with an outsource cast. I feel that if they had used their own employees I would have my preconceptions blocking me from enjoying this production. Like with the Gavin scene all I could think was oh its Gav. Stellar cast stellar crew stellar show, can't wait for more of anything Day 5!

  • AssassinC13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Go away Jesus!

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

      8 months ago

      Jesus wasn't white, though. 

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

    1 year ago

    These 29 minutes flew by. What an excellent BTS episode. It was cool seeing things which were shown and/or discussed on the Day 5 panel at RTX.

  • booksds FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Slightly Upset King

    1 year ago

    I became a FIRST member recently, and I'm so glad I did. Not just because I get to watch this awesome content, but because I get to actually support it. Looking forward to seeing what else RT is capable of!

  • Bradley_S

    1 year ago

    It's good to see they not only took Day 5 serious, but they also had a lot of fun with it. Seeing Josh messing with people shows how fun it was for them. I absoutly love every thing that's come from Day 5 and I can't wait for what comes next!

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

    1 year ago

    Damn, kept trying to look for myself in those shots inside and out of the theater where they premiered episode 3 of Day 5. Never found myself, but I think I saw my friend from the side. Surprised they didn't put in a shot from the part in Day 5 episode 3 where Jake went all savage on that dude with the nails in his arm and everyone in the theater starting cheering and applauding. That was such a wonderful moment in that evening.

  • PasvSmkng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Worst ever, of all time

    1 year ago

    I wish Barb's character had been in it more, she could have been like the Test Card F girl.

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

    1 year ago

    I remember hearing about this idea on the podcast years ago. This show is written well, it's intense, and I want more.

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

    1 year ago

    One thing I kept thinking while watching the show was that it wasn't just good for Roosterteeth, but that it was a legitimately good show, so it's cool to hear that concept was vital from the get go, and I think you totally succeeded.

    Not being involved in production in any way, it's amazing to get some insight into how huge the scale of something like this is. I know a ton of work goes into even editing AH and FH videos, so to see all the pieces that are required for Day 5 makes watching it even more impressive.

  • Xx1ncitExX

    1 year ago

    I love the content you guys produce, especially Day 5. I love watching Docs like this just as much because it shows how you guys actually care about what we fans think and how much that goes into the final product. Also love seeing how much fun you guys have making this stuff, and how new people fit right in and become one of the gang. Just makes your end content so much more enjoyable. So proud to be part of the extended RT Family, you're all amazing and I can't wait to see where you take us to in the future :)

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

    1 year ago

    Man, I loved this. I'd gladly accept any more behind-the-scenes content for Day 5. I love long featurettes. Any word on a soundtrack release for the show?


    P.S. when's season 2 already geez <3

  • RachelRules FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold BurnieLvr9000

    1 year ago

    I'd love to see the original short, the series was so amazing! Loved it. And more bloopers! I love behind the scenes stuff. The CGI was so well done, I thought they like, paid to have stuff blocked off like for that one shot where everyone dropped dead. Thinking about it, that would be super expensive and probably impossible to do just for a series.

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

    1 year ago

    This show was absolutely worth the wait, I have been dying to see more the minute the last episode ended. Seriously - one of my favorite shows ever.
    Thansk for making a behind the scenes too! I'm a sucker for these things so this was an absolute treat! Make more of these too haha

  • justjulci

    1 year ago

    love, love, loooove this show! i hope you guys continue to make more Day 5 and more drama shows in the future!

  • KelliferReds RT accepted my Blood $

    1 year ago

    idk why but i think "fuck you josh" was something that was said a lot.


    but also damn, this has to be the production that has made me the proudest and just most amazed because it really is just a damn good show, every part is just spot on, every department, every actor, every writer. ever camera man, just everyone is amazing.

  • kidthecrash Crash

    1 year ago

    That VFX stuff is bloody incredible. Couldn't shut my mouth while it was being shown. Absolutely incredible, I had no idea it wasn't real while watching the episodes

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

    1 year ago

    Perhaps the behind-the-scenes of Day 5, since it took five years to make, should be called Year 5.

    That one's for you, Barb ;)

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

    1 year ago

    Some people I met at RTX and I actually ended up in some shots of the Paramount theater screening. That is awesome!

  • degree_in_ravioli420 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    One of the best RT productions so far. Now seeing this i'm actually a little hyped for crunch time.



    -P.R

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

    1 year ago

    Is the Day 5 short finished? I'd kinda still like to watch it.

  • comegetsom Well maybe i ain't stupi

    1 year ago

    WHAT !?!? JOEL GOT GREY HAIR ?!?! FeelsBadMan....

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

    1 year ago

    Josh, as well as everyone else on this show, but huge kudos to you all. This just makes me even more excited for 11 Little Roosters

  • rchris48 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold "Burgertime" Chef

    1 year ago

    Amazing....you are ALL SO DAMN TALENTED! wow...more please.

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

    1 year ago

    That CGI stuff blew me away! i had no idea most of that stuff wasnt real!

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

    1 year ago

    Please, just please put the short film on the bluray. I loved this show it took me completely by surprise.

  • Bassoonist

    1 year ago

    I'd be really interested in seeing the original short.

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

    1 year ago

    Spotting Flames merch in the wild like FRIEND

  • Abiss

    1 year ago

    I knew that the large city scenes where going to be heavy CGI, but I honestly believed that those streets were empty on the close ups. That CGI was great

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

    1 year ago

    The biggest fear I have for Season 2 (and on) is Megan. Jake's hallucinations should not age. So the smartest options are things like stopping the hallucinations, killing off Jake, filming all the Megan scenes now or swapping out Megan and just hoping makeup is enough.
    That, and that Day 6 might not even be made.
    Also Rooster Teeth Cinematic Universe?
    Well if they are all connected, we know the world falls to shit 01/04/2017 (04/01 for Americans). So if everything either takes place before then, or if after looks like it could have recovered from apocalypse, then sweet. RTCU.

  • masher14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Oh man, I desperately need a longer blooper reel.

  • cobiwankenobi

    1 year ago

    I hope they put this out for everyone and not just first members because if i wasn't already a paid member this would make me really interested in joining.

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

      1 year ago

      Well there are a quite a few potential spoilers in the video. And they could always just watch the first episode because everyone can watch that.