2018 IS FINALLY HERE! Which not only means we can tell 2017 to get lost, but we can start making noise about new and returning RTAnimation shows. Check out these Collider and EW articles for the scoop, and Jordan's got a little more on Nomad here. There's more hype headed your way soon! Hope your new year's been starting great - we're gonna do all we can to help with that.
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Can't wait for the new RT community site functionality to hit -- the tech team is really working hard on an amazing overhaul of everything. With the site update coming soon, now's a great time to get back into the swing o' things and start posting random little stuff again. So, in the spirit of that...
There was a FastCo article recently about gen:LOCK that had some images, including the first character turnaround from the show. But they only went with the low-rez pictures. So here ya go, this is a higher-rez version of the show's first character sheet! This is Chase. He's a combat aviator before he joins the gL project, and this is him in his flight suit.
We'll start making more noise about gL in the new year. But, y'know, mmmaybe we'll keep throwing a few breadcrumbs out here'n'there in the meantime. Like, oh, say, storyboards for ep1 started this week.
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It’s the most RWBY-ful tiiiiime of the year!
Hi all! We have a lot of exciting events leading up to the premiere of RWBY Volume 5 on October 14. To make sure you don't miss out on any of the cool activities coming up, here's a handy breakdown of all the RWBYness headed your way.
Thursday, October 5 RWBY signings at New York Comic Con (see schedule). Debut of some awesome new RWBY merch at NYCC, including a new poster for Volume 5. Also get some hands-on time with BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle and the RWBY: Combat Ready prototype. (You can back our Kickstarter while you’re there!) Friday, October 6 RWBY signings at NYCC (see schedule). 2:00pm Eastern / 1:00pm Central: RWBY panel at NYCC. Catch it in person at The Theater at Madison Square Garden if you’re in NYC and have a NYCC pass, or watch it live from the comfort of your home at youtube.com/collidervideos. Saturday, October 7 RWBY signings at NYCC (see schedule). Sunday, October 8 RWBY signings at NYCC (see schedule). 3:00pm Eastern / 2:00pm Central: RWBY crew on the NYCC Twitch stage. Watch it live at twitch.tv. Monday, October 9 Release of RWBY Volume 5 official trailer. Special RWBY episode of Always Open, featuring Lindsay Jones (Ruby), Kara Eberle (Weiss), Arryn Zech (Blake), and Barbara Dunkelman (Yang).
Tuesday, October 10
Wednesday, October 11
Thursday, October 12
RWBY Fathom screenings in theaters across the US, featuring the Volume 5 premiere, highlights from Volume 4, and exclusive interviews with the crew. Tickets are still available!
Friday, October 13
Saturday, October 14
RWBY Volume 5 premiere on RoosterTeeth.com.
Debut of our new series, CRWBY Behind the Episode.
Release of Yang trailer.
Thank you so much for watching and supporting RWBY! We can’t wait to share Volume 5 with you. Take care ‘til then.
8 months agoGray
Hey you, how ya been? What's that? You could really use some animated escapism? You miss hanging out with a few thousand of your closest friends, lazing away the hours watching new cartoons together?
Then we've got you covered at RTX Austin 2017 with the 1st ever 2nd annual Rooster Teeth Animation Festival. Last year was fun. But this year it's... yyyyyyyeah, that's right. More fun. We've got over 40 contributors lined up for the screenings, including our Saturday morning cartoon craziness hosted by yours truly, Kerry and Miles. And a bunch of guests such as the folks behind Frederator, Cartoon Hangover, How It Should Have Ended, and others to be announced are going to come out to talk with you.
Oh, and there are a couple very special events we're putting together just for you.
What kind of events, might you ask? Oh, I dunno, why don't we start by announcing the exclusive theatrical screening of the CASTLEVANIA ANIMATED SERIES from Netflix Originals? Just for RTX attendees? Screened at the superswank Paramount Theater downtown? With the director Sam Deats, exec producers Fred Seibert and Kevin Kolde from Frederator, and crew from Powerhouse Animation in attendance?
Yeah? How's that for a start? We cool? Well, in the next couple weeks we'll have some more particularly cool announcements for you where that came from. So go get an RTX BADGE if you haven't already and come hang out with us at the RT Anim Fest at RTX. You don't have to wear your PJs and eat sugar cereal all weekend. ...But you could.
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Two years on, we still miss Monty's drive, his spirit. His goal was not to live forever but to leave something behind that does. In continuing the adventures of Team RWBY, and in pushing ourselves to go further with each and every story we tell, RT Animation is doing what we can to grow that legacy as much as possible.
RT Animation just moved into a new facility, and we wanted to be very sure to keep a sense of Monty's spark with us. We are dedicating The Monty Oum Performance Capture Stage in his honor. We hope that as the team enters the new mocap area to bring characters to life, they take a moment to summon a little extra energy, get more motivated, and are surprised to discover even more creativity than they ever knew they had.
Thank you to the fans who sent us the star registry certificates, the plaque, and all his fan art that we will be adding over time.
Thanks for everything, Monty.
Rooster Teeth Animation
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...And now I have the picture stuck in my head of Ruby trying to use Crescent Rose to carve a turkey, while ace fighter pilot Zwei pretends he's flying his doghouse. All right then!
Hiya everybody! Here in the U.S. we are going into our Thanksgiving weekend, and we wanted to let you know how the RWBY schedule is going to go the next few weeks.
We'll be running a World of Remnant this holiday weekend while the RWBY crew gets some much-deserved rest and family time, and you will definitely want to check out the new lesson from Qrow. When you think of RWBY, the battles between Hunters and the Grimm come to mind – but what about the struggles of the Faunus? And what's really going on with the White Fang? RWBY's story is about to journey down under to Menagerie, the land of the Faunus! To prepare for this trek, the next World of Remnant will finally cover everything known about the species.
Chapter 5 will air for FIRST members on December 3, and you won’t want to miss your chance to meet Blake's family! What will they think of Sun? After that, Chapter 6 will run for FIRST members on December 10, and then we'll be halfway through the volume!
Be sure to stick with us for future episodes as Ruby and Team RNJR find they are not alone on the road to Mistral, Weiss continues to be caught up in her family's machinations in Atlas, and Yang begins to look for a path to recovery. All this and more await you as the adventure continues throughout RWBY Volume 4!
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This Friday, October 21st at 5pmCT, FIRST members can tune into the very first live intergalactic pirate signal, beaming straight to you from the secret mech base of the "Iron Teethed Roosters!" ...orrrr possibly just from Stage 5 in Austin. But you get the idea ;P
It's time for... the PREMIERE OF THE OFFICIAL FAN SERVICE SERIES!
Join me, Kerry, Miles, and Yssa as we cover all the latest in anime news and culture, as well as a week-to-week "video book club," closely following the coolest of this season's new anime -- with appearances by Fan Service regulars Cole, Stan, Austin and more from RT Animation, as well as other guests from the animation industry!
We'll post the recorded version for FIRST members at 9amCT Saturdays! So if you didn't catch the livestream, you can watch the show while waiting for the new RWBY episode to premiere! And we're also planning to make the episodes available as audio podcasts on iTunes (exact availability of the first ep is TBD).
We're so excited to get the chance to geek out with you again on all things anime! Be sure to leave questions, comments and viewing recommendations in the video comments and tweet at us using the hashtag #fanservice !
SEE YOU SPACE COWBOYS!
1 year agoGray
I've often said it's something of a miracle that Rooster Teeth exists at all, let alone in the middle of Texas. And it is no small miracle inside that first miracle, an animation studio has sprung from that.
Several weeks ago, on August 23rd, it was the five year anniversary of getting a phone call from Matt, asking me if I'd be interested in coming to work on RvB9. On September 16th, it was three years since we wrapped RWBY Volume 1 and I was offered a permanent position at Rooster Teeth. (Somewhat related side note, if you didn't catch it, yesterday was Matt's birthday, so go wish him a great birthday weekend if you hadn't already, eh?) I'm sure I'll ramble more some other time about getting started here. But for now, the context in which I want to talk about these things has to do specifically with today. It was September 30th two years ago I was called into a review with Matt and Yvonne. They thought it would be a good idea if we formally organized all of Rooster Teeth's animated efforts into a brand new production unit, and asked if I'd be interested in leading it. And then once I reassembled the bits of my exploded brain, I very quickly, enthusiastically agreed. And thus, RT Animation was born.
With each of these events, I've found myself repeating "I can't believe this is my life." Which is to say, I can't believe how lucky I am to work with such an amazingly talented and hard working team, this chosen family. And I can't believe how far we've already come.
We've gone from a dozen or so people scattered through the 636 building, to the nearly 80 people dominating Stage 5, and we'll be growing yet again at a pretty decent clip next year. I walk around the teams' stations and frequently catch myself having paused to stare in wonder at what's on everyone's screens - the care, skill, and artistry being applied by every single person. I think back fondly to what we were able to pull off with so few people just a few years ago, and then how everything continues to look and sound even more amazing now. And you better damn believe we're excited to show you where we're going from here.
RT's Summer of Animation has been winding down, and a sincere congrats are in order for all three crews for Camp Camp, RWBY Chibi and RvB14. We're headed into RWBY hype season, and the team is thrilled to finally be able to show you what we've been up to. Thank you for all the kind words this week as we've begun releasing the new character portraits and the sneak peeks of the Volume 4 short which will see the light of day this coming Monday. The team has been pushing themselves so hard to raise the bar higher yet again on every aspect of the show, and I couldn't be prouder of them. They deserve all the love you can send them.
Regarding other RT Anim happenings, we've got NYCC next week, so stay tuned for more of that insanity. The return of Fan Service draws near. Sex Swing will debut this Fall. RTAA continues to rock it. And then you absolutely would not believe the number and scale of the productions we are going for over the course of what will be only our third year. If you thought 2016 was a wild ride...
One last thing -- a change is on the horizon for RT Anim which serves as a pretty nifty birthday present. There will be more on this probably the same weekend RWBY Vol. 4 hits. But in just a few weeks, Anim will be moving into a new building!! We've become a bit too big for our britches, and we need a space as big, bright, and cool as the department's future. Check out the pics below for a glimpse of all the work going into our new home! For some perspective: at the time we move into the new space, Anim will be bigger than RT was as a whole, when the company moved onto the lot just over two years ago. Soooo, yeah. Crazy times!
Thank you to everyone I've crewed with, my first five years at the company. I love each and every one of you, and you have no idea how thrilled I am for what's to come for us. Thanks to Matt, Yvonne, Burnie and all who have entrusted me with this very unique team its first two years. It's the greatest privilege I've had thus far in life, and I'll... uh, well, I'll try not to screw it up too much. But thanks most of all to you for watching and supporting us. When it comes down to it, it's all because of you.
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We're looking for Eastern culture or anime inspired Rooster Teeth fan art, which may appear as part of Fan Service! Think fake advertisements, propaganda posters, anime/movie posters, anything in that ballpark. Could be original illustrations, photoshop art, photography of something you make -- any style as long as it ties in to Eastern culture or anime a bit. Check out the provided examples, but have fun with it, improvise! Feel free to incorporate any RT Anim folk in your imagery, particularly those who appeared on the pilot episodes of Fan Service! Please send submissions to email@example.com .
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Rooster Teeth is extremely proud to announce that we are kicking off the Animation Festival track at RTX Friday night at 7pm, at a special panel with Frederator Studios and Cartoon Hangover's own Fred Seibert and Nate Olson!! Fred Seibert served as the first Creative Director of MTV, as well as the President of Hanna-Barbera until founding Frederator Studios. He has produced dozens of beloved shows such as Adventure Time, Dexter's Laboratory, and The Fairly OddParents. Nate Olson is the Director of Programming and Audience Development at Frederator, and helped launch their YouTube channel Cartoon Hangover, home of such shows as Bravest Warriors and Bee and Puppycat! This is an incredible opportunity for fans of animation to gain insight from legends in the industry -- you will not want to miss this!
Next up, we have some new additions to the festival contributors! In addition to the lineup listed here, we will be presenting work from Simon's Cat, OnlyLeigh, and Mashed!! Our Saturday morning screening keeps getting crazier! Be sure to bring your preferred sugar cereal.
Here's the full Rooster Teeth Animation Festival track! Rooster Teeth would like to thank our sponsors, The Art Institutes & The Art Institute of Austin. If you’re interested in learning more about a creative education in Animation or Game Design, go to www.artinstitutes.edu for info.
Frederator Panel (Friday 7:00p, ACC Meeting Room 9)
Join Fred Seibert (CEO and Executive Producer of Frederator) and Nate Olson (Director of Marketing) for the event that kicks off the Rooster Teeth Animation Festival! They'll be talking all things Frederator! What could be cooler than that? Nothing, the answer is nothing.
Main Animation Festival Screening (Saturday 9:30a, Hilton Governor's Ballroom)
Gray, Kerry and Miles host RTX's first Animation Festival screening. Join the them as they watch both well known and exclusive content from some of the internet's best animators. Contributors include "How it Should Have Ended", "Mondo Media", "Frederator" "Flashgitz" , "Super Planet Dolan", "Domics", "Weebl's Stuff" and many more!
Animation Industry Panel (Saturday 12:00p, ACC Meeting Room 18)
Hosted By Mondo Media and 6 Point Harness! Join Flashgitz, How It Should Have Ended, RubberNinja and others as they discuss their experience of making animation for fun and profit(or not) on the internet.
The Animation of HISHE (How it Should Have Ended) (Saturday 5:00p, ACC Meeting Room 18)
In a world where movies are not complete until someone makes a parody animation about them, How it Should Have Ended has blazed the trail while laughing all the way. Join the HISHE team as they talk about their work and show some of their sweet, sweet cartoons.
The Animation of Flashgitz (Sunday 11:00a, ACC Meeting Room 18)
Got the RTX blues? Well, you need a deep injection of Flashgitz animation. Tom and Don tell you all their secrets... and a little about making cartoons as well.
Fight Animation Panel (Sunday 1:00p, ACC Meeting Room 18)
Do you like to watch pixels punch other pixels? Is animated blood the only thing that really makes you happy? Well, we have an event for you. Members from the Screw Attack and Rooster Teeth Animation teams come together to screen some of the best animated fight videos the world has to offer from creators such as Hyun's Dojo, Mark Zhang and many more!
RT's Head of Animation
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Post Supervisor / Editor / VFX / DoP / VO All around production dude. Which currently means a bunch of stuff on RWBY, RvB, X&V, etc., plus DoP on the occasional live action project.
You can find other work at writingandshooting.com
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