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  • Is it difficult to edit a video with Funhaus' sense of humour in mind rather than your own?

    4 months ago


    Great question from @UnfoldedDoll. I wanted to get into this in more than 140 characters. This, for me, is an ongoing endeavor: bringing out the best of what is said and what happens during a video by those who said and did it. There have been plenty of times that a joke or reference simply went over my head. I either wasn't aware of what was being referred to, or didn't understand what was being said sub-textually. Opportunity for fun squashed! Multiple times when watching a video I've edited in the past, I'll see parts of these lost opportunities that just didn't "sink in" while editing. Without a doubt, many more ideas fell through the cracks because I missed them completely. So there is that aspect. Other times, sure, there are things I don't find funny and I’m trying to be efficient with time. It's difficult, at times, to take my brain off of autopilot and think, "Ok wait...this isn't funny to me but let me get outside of my head and spend some time on it" instead of autopilot mode which is more like, "Ok not really funny, doesn't call back to anything earlier, I've got to cut this down, moving on." I'm a fairly straightforward guy and can be pretty dense, especially when it comes to grasping facets of comedy. I innately want to link on screen events linearly to have a cohesive understanding of what happened in-game and oh--the GTA character rag-dolled off of a building and it looked funny--definitely keep that in. Dumb physical comedy often makes sense to me. Most of the time though, the in-game narrative doesn't matter so much. What the guys/gal are saying and doing among themselves, sometimes not in reaction to the game at all, is the important aspect to focus on. Unfortunately, this takes a conscious effort on my part. It’s a shortcoming that, while I’ve improved, still needs development. That said, sometimes the humor lines up pretty well. A clear picture of how I want to put things together or the exact photoshop graphic for this moment feels intuitive. So it’s wonderful when ideas and humor are in-sync.. I hope this answers the question. I wrote this in a bit of haste.

  • Lazer Team Is Now on Rooster Teeth FIRST!

    4 months ago


    With the Lazer Team 2 premiere right around the corner, it seems like the perfect time to announce that the original Lazer Team is now on the Rooster Teeth site! Yes, FIRST members can watch our first movie in all of its glory, over and over again. It’s good to be home.


    Once you get caught up on the first Lazer Team, don’t forget to pick up tickets for a Lazer Team 2 screening near you. If you don’t get a chance to see it in theaters, don’t worry. It’ll be hitting YouTube Red on November 22!

  • RT 2017 Community Extra Life - Stream Schedule!

    4 months ago

    Chelsea RT Community Manager

    Hi everyone!

    This weekend we'll be kicking off Extra Life with our 25 Hour RT Community Extra Life live stream! It'll be running from November 4 8:00 a.m. CDT to November 5 8:00 a.m. CST here on Rooster TeethYouTube AND Twitch!!

    Along with the stream, we will be promoting two very special items. The #ForTheKids pin as well as the RT Land t-shirts - available in men and women's cuts. Check 'em out below!


    Every hour we will be patching in a different group from around the world to stream with us for an hour. Many are local community groups that you could join! See below for the full schedule and  links to where the groups now live. 

    ------------------- Nov 4 -------------------

    08:00 AM CDT   Rooster Speak
    09:00 AM CDT   Beta Cats
    10:00 AM CDT   Sour Grapes
    11:00 AM CDT   RT NJ Community
    12:00 PM CDT   Team BIGBITE / RTSTL
    01:00 PM CDT   Constantly Calibrating
    02:00 PM CDT   RT Houston
    03:00 PM CDT   RWBY Nation
    04:00 PM CDT   RT New Vancouver
    05:00 PM CDT   Rooster Buckeyes
    06:00 PM CDT   Rhode Island Rooster Teeth Commmunity
    07:00 PM CDT   The Cartographers Guild
    08:00 PM CDT   g1 Gamedays
    09:00 PM CDT   RT: Nova Scotia
    10:00 PM CDT   RT Austin / Side Quest
    11:00 PM CDT   RT Michigan powered by Ladylike Gaming
    ------------------- Nov 5 -------------------

    12:00 AM CDT   Team Oklahoma
    01:00 AM CDT   RT Ontario
    02:00 AM CDT   RTUK powered by Argentstreams

    02:00 AM CST   RT NorCal
    03:00 AM CST   RoosterTeethDFW
    04:00 AM CST   RTNY Community
    05:00 AM CST   RT Georgia (FB Group)
    06:00 AM CST   RWBY Cosplayers of South East Florida
    07:00 AM CST   RT Florida

    Check us out and remember...

    It's For the Kids!! So check out Jack's BIG Post for all of our double weekend shenanigans!


  • Top 10 Horror Movie Monsters - Editor Notes

    4 months ago

    JoshuaKazemi ScrewAttack Editor

    Random takeaways from editing Top 10 Horror Movie Monsters:

    10 - Bioraptor - Did it feel weird downloading a sex scene at work? You betcha.

    9 - Krampus - Both happy and confused about the inclusion of Krampus.

    8 - Sharktopus - Wow.

    7 - Pinhead - Combing through these movies made me feel sick to my stomach for real. They should call it Foodraiser. Get it? Like I'm throwing up.

    6 - Babadook - Need to see it.

    5 - Freddy - Oh yeah, Johnny Depp.

    4 - IT - Need to see IT.

    3 - The Thing - Love this movie. Although, is it the exact same movie as Alien?

    2 - Jason - More like Jason BOREhees.

    1 - Alien - So gross and scary!!

    11 - Cabin in the Woods - Looove this movie.

    Watch the video: RT | YT

  • Extra Life 2017 Exclusives and More Info!

    4 months ago

    jack I Like Lego

    Aloha folks!

    It is my favorite time of year... Extra Life time! This year we are leading the charge into a MILLION DOLLAR GOAL.  That's right, we are looking to raise over $1,000,000 for the kids during our Extra Life streams this year.  Last year we topped out around $940,000 and I know in my heart that our amazing community can surpass that mark.

    We kick off the entire thing THIS WEEKEND with our epic Extra Life Community Stream! We'll be showcasing some amazing talent from the RT Community all over the planet!  These teams will be streaming all day, and we'll be shining a spotlight on them, one hour at a time.  So, join myself, Caiti, and Chelsea as we take a look at 25 (!) groups in the Rooster Teeth community and support them as they raise money for Team Rooster Teeth and their Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of choice!

    And then, the next week, starting at 8am CST on November 11th, it is back.  The Rooster Teeth Extra Life 2017 Stream kicks off and doesn't stop for a full day.  

    The schedule is PACKED this year with tons of your favorite Rooster Teeth family members, shenanigans, games, a brand new WHEEL OF VENGEANCE, and lots of other legally and morally questionable shenanigans.  

    Seriously, the schedule is bursting at the seems.  I'm working on it now and I cannot wait to see what all the different groups bring to the table.

    Our line up of raffle giveaways is going to be pretty crazy as well.  We're still working on the final lineup of stuff you'll have a chance to win, but it's looking incredible.  You'll have chances to win RTX VIP tickets, seeing a podcast recorded LIVE, some impossible to purchase Lazer Team 2 gear, and even a piece of furniture... you'll see.

    Not only that, but every single year we have some awesome exclusive Extra Life merchandise, this year is no different.  This weekend we'll be putting up for sale our brand new Extra Life t-shirt (available in unisex and female cuts) as well as our single FOR THE KIDS pin! Proceeds from the sales of this merchandise goes to the Rooster Teeth donation to Extra Life!

    And then the next weekend we'll put the shirts back up for sale as well as the exclusive Rooster Teeth Gym Badge pin set and the most incredible Rooster Teeth Land poster.  Same deal as before, we do not profit off the sale of these pieces! The proceeds go to our Extra Life donation!

    These pieces will only be available during Extra Life and once we shut down the stream they are no longer available!  So get a bunch for yourself and friends!

    The exclusive poster this year is absolutely incredible.  It's packed with details and Easter eggs galore.  I can't wait for you to see it.  We'll have higher resolution looks at it soon.




    Of course, with all of this comes the stretch goals. I won't tell you all of them yet, but I'll let you know one.  

    After listening to feedback and all over the net, us here at Achievement Hunter have decided if we hit $1,000,000 during our stream we will bring forth ACHIEVEMENT HUNTER: THE MUSICAL.

    That's right.


    I hope we hit our goal.  I want to make this thing.  Jeremy and I are already coming up with ideas.

    So, that just about does it for now.  We'll have more information coming very soon including links and everything you'll need to watch the stream this weekend and next.

    If you would like to donate right now or join our Extra Life team, you can do so right here: 

    We can't wait to get started.  This is going to be a very special event for us and we hope you'll be a part of it.  See y'all this weekend for our Community Stream! 

    Love you!


  • Also...

    4 months ago

    JoshuaKazemi ScrewAttack Editor

    just for fun, I make these TV Mashups because I can't not.

    Jake Peralta from Brooklyn Nine-Nine reenacts The Lion King: YouTube

  • An Introduction

    4 months ago


    Greetings and salutations, people of Rooster Teeth! My name is Eric Vespe and I'm a new member of the RT family. I'll be joining the awesome people at The Know and will be bringing a lifetime of movie geekery with me.

    My very first memory in life is a horror movie scene. I'm not talking about my first movie memory, mind you, but my first memory period. I must have been about 3 years old when I woke up in the lap of my babysitter. The room was dark and I was awakened by the sound of JoBeth Williams screaming for Craig T. Nelson's help. My eyes opened to see a coffin rise up out of the ground, the door flying open and a grody skeleton appearing. My babysitter was, of course, watching Poltergeist probably right around the time it debuted on HBO.

    That was my first memory.

    Poltergeist in some weird way started me on a path I've been walking ever since. I've been fascinated by movies as long as I can remember... the varied stories they tell, how they are made and how they impact our culture.

    I wore out VHS tapes, memorized whole movies, large sections of which still take up (probably too much) brain space. I argued the benefits of the wider letterbox format with my mom, who just couldn't understand why I wanted a smaller image. I rode my bike a mile to the nearest cinema just about every day over the summer, seeing whatever was playing, even if I had already seen it three or four times already.

    In short, I'm obsessed with this art form and that obsession hasn't lessened over time. If anything it's grown deeper.

    When I was a freshman in high school I went to a George Carlin stand up show and somehow talked Carlin's manager into setting up a phone interview with me and ol' George for my high school newspaper. The fact that I wasn't actually old enough to be writing for my high school newspaper didn't stop me from pursuing that and sure enough I spoke with one of the most legendary comedians of all time and published it in Bowie High School's newspaper, The Lone Star Dispatch. My first byline at the age of 14.

    At the age of 16 I ended up a part of the Ain't It Cool News team just as that site took Hollywood by the throat. It was the wild wild west days of the internet and AICN was at the forefront of geek culture. I took the nom de plume “Quint” after my favorite character from my favorite movie (Robert Shaw's Quint from Jaws) and proceeded to live out my nerdy version of Almost Famous, interviewing actors and directors, visiting movie sets and developing my critical voice on the fly.

    Over the years I've gotten to meet most of my idols, from Steven Spielberg to Stephen King, and I've seen movie history unfold before my very eyes. I was there when Sam carried Frodo up the slope of Mount Doom. I walked through the caves where Tony Stark would build his first set of armor. I was in the director's tent when Tom Cruise looked on in horror as his son ran towards the battle between the army and the invading Martians.

    I've seen all those things, yet that insight hasn't diluted the mystery of cinema for me one bit. I get just as excited for a new Star Wars trailer as I did when I was growing up.

    The '80s was a great time to grow up a movie geek, but it pales in comparison to the world we're living in now. Every year we get multiple superhero movies. There's a brand new Star Wars movie single year. Geeks have taken over pop culture. This is our time.

    In the coming weeks and months you'll see entertainment coverage grow at The Know, both in the written form and in video form. You'll be getting in-depth set visit reports, interviews with actors and filmmakers, reviews and rambling rumblings from yours truly as well as some bigger ideas that I've been kicking around with Ashley and the rest of the awesome people at The Know.

    I'm incredibly excited to join this community and I look forward to getting to know many of you and hearing your feedback.

    Oh, and Happy Halloween!

  • Evil Dead Meets The Cabin in the Woods

    4 months ago

    JoshuaKazemi ScrewAttack Editor

    Long before I started here at ScrewAttack, I was a freelance media producer with a lot of free time on my hands. So last Halloween I edited together what would happen if The Cabin in the Woods control room was responsible for the events in Evil Dead/Evil Dead 2. 

    Happy Halloween!

    Enjoy! (on Vimeo)

  • Welcome Eric Vespe to The Know

    4 months ago

    Ashley The Know

    Since launching The Know I've had the privilege of working with a number of talented writing voices. Coming in to the office every day to digest and debate through the events of the video game world is like coming home.

    Today, I'm lucky enough to be able to add another name to that list (and one I've had my eye on for a long time): Eric Vespe, known to many in the entertainment world as Quint. Eric, formerly of Ain't It Cool? News, has been one of the foremost writers in the entertainment space for 20 years, and has agreed to join on with The Know to lead the charge deeper into movie and entertainment coverage for us.

    This is really huge for us and we're lucky to have him. I like movies. Most of us do, really. But when I see how passionate Eric is for the medium, and just how much he knows about every element of every genre, I realize just how much I have to learn. His enthusiasm is infectious and makes learning more about movies FUN, which is exactly what we need.

    Over the next few weeks you'll start to see Eric's work appear on the website and in videos. We're also going to be working together to develop new content that takes advantage of Eric's unique strengths, and I can't wait for you all to see it.

    Until then, please welcome Eric to the family!

  • On The Spot #115

    4 months ago

    Jon The Risemonger

    What if this week we took a happily married couple who just had a baby together less than 6 months ago and we separated them and had them fight each other? What if?


    • Finish the sentence: How to...?
    • Feel free to submit more than one idea.


    • Come up with a category for the guests to list off possible answers for (i.e. Things not to say after someone says "I love you" for the first time.)
    • Category with a lot of possibilities for answers are the best.

    COME AGAIN? You give me a prompt for a scene and I make them act it out. This week I'm looking for prompts involving:

    • Things that normally DON'T happen at a strip club.
    • What happens when you find a Genie and things go wrong.
    • The missing Shakespearean play for the modern millenial.

    BONUS GAME: BECAUSE I SAID SO... This is a new one. All I need is:

    • Questions kids might ask an adult
    • Don't get caught up on the standards, get creative

    I want to say thanks for everyone tuning in live for the show. In my opinion, that's the real way to watch the show and it seems a lot of you think so too. xoxo The Risemonger

  • Get Your Tickets to Lazer Team 2 in Theaters!

    4 months ago

    Daniel Writer/Director

    Hello all!

    It was less than a year ago that Matt asked me to co-direct Lazer Team 2 with him and here we are already at the release. I cannot believe it. Nevertheless, it was a long, exciting journey to get to this point and we cannot wait for everyone to see it! If you can, don’t miss out watching it with friends or with an audience because once this movie gets rolling the jokes don’t stop.

    As Matt promised last night, a bunch of you are going to get a chance to see Lazer Team 2 in theaters very soon. Hit up the links below for your territory and start making plans with friends. If you don’t see your location, keep checking back. We’ll be adding additional theaters all the way up to our release date - you can always check for new updates at! We can’t wait to share this with you!

    US and Canada – November 14 and 15


    Australia and New Zealand – November 13

    Australia Tickets - Get 'em here!

    New Zealand Tickets - Get 'em here!

    UK – November 19

    Tickets - Get your tickets HERE!

    London Ticket Link - Right here!

    And if you don’t get a chance to see Lazer Team 2 in theaters, don’t worry. It’ll be hitting YouTube Red on November 22!

  • RWBY: Combat Ready - The Road So Far

    4 months ago

    Chelsea RT Community Manager

    Hey everyone!

    It’s been a crazy couple of weeks since the RWBY: Combat Ready Kickstarter Campaign launched on September 27th. Thanks to all the Backers and vocal supporters, the game and campaign have taken off faster than we could imagine.

    It’s only been 30 days, but the game has changed drastically since launch due to the unlocking of Stretch Goals. Those unlocked goals offered game component upgrades, additional content in the game, or additional content to be purchased!

    For those of you who haven’t been following along (or those who have but really want to know what you’re getting... ) here is a brief “The Road So Far” of RWBY: Combat Ready.

    September 27: RWBY: Combat Ready was launched!

    September 29: We clarified that shipping is INCLUDED for people who live in the USA, EU, AU, or NZ!

    September 30: We’re funded!  fireworks

    After being funded, it becomes a whirlwind of updates nearly every day as we started unlocking items. Here’s the quick low down with some links to their specific updates (as necessary).

    Items that are added to RWBY: Combat Ready - for all versions!

    • 6 Additional Objective Cards
    • The Rulebook was upgraded in Quality
    • +4 Additional Pages with a “Making of RWBY: Combat Ready” Chapter
    • The playing cards were upgraded to a high quality Black Core
    • MINIATURES! Miniatures replaced the cardboard player pieces of Ruby, Weiss, Blake,  and Yang!
    • Player Tracker Scrolls were upgraded to be double-backed with recessed squares to hold player cubes securely
    • Vacuum Trays were included in all game boxes to hold all the game components
    • Semblance Tokens were upgraded to be 3D printed pieces
    • Adam Taurus was added as a Villain into RWBY: Combat Ready (36 Card Deck, plus the White Fang Minion Deck with 18 cards and 1 Objective Card)
    • Game Box was upgraded to have UV Printing on the outside
    • Player Cubes upgraded from wood to colored transparent plastic
    • Cinder was added as a Villain into RWBY: Combat Ready
    • PENNY Is Included! (She comes with a 30 card deck, 1 player tracker scroll, 1 miniature, and 1 semblance token.)

    Backer Included Items - Free of charge to Kickstarter Backers at all Pledge Levels!

    • The 30 Card Heroine Booster Deck - a pack of 6 cards for each of the 5 heroines (Ruby, Weiss, Blake, Yang, and Penny)

    • Neopolitan’s Sub-Boss Deck - a deck of 18 cards and 1 Objective Card

    • The 30 Card Villain Booster Deck - a pack of 10 cards for each of the 3 Villains (Roman Torchwick, Cinder Fall, and Adam Taurus)

    Add-On Items Available to Add To Your Pledge (Here’s How you do it!)

    • Villain Miniatures for USD$20.00 (Includes a 30mm tall mini of Cinder, Adam, and Torchwick - Collectible Items Only, Not Integral to Gameplay)

    • Additional Copies of the Game for USD$45.00 (Each additional copy purchased through the Kickstarter will have all the Backer Included Items)

    • Emerald and Mercury’s Sub Boss Deck for USD$10.00 (Includes an 18 card deck and 1 objective card)

    • RWBY Starter Pack #1 for USD$60.00 (Includes the first four volumes of RWBY on either Blu-Ray or DVD.)

    • RWBY Starter Pack #2 for USD$40.00 (Includes the first four soundtrack CDs of RWBY)

    • New RWBY Character for USD$10.00 (An unknown new RWBY Character that will be premiering in RWBY: Combat Ready before they appear in the show, RWBY!)

    Developer Updates Explaining the Game:

    #1 - Objectives and How They Work

    #2 - Card Play

    #3 - Combos and Assists

    #4 - Experience

    I know, a lot of information to take in at once. Take a deep breath. Take a look. RWBY: Combat Ready has grown drastically since we launched it only 30 days ago. We’ve got just about four days left in the campaign so now is the time if you have interest.

    We’re expected to ship this game to Backers in July 2018 and then ideally it will go into the RT Store after the Backers have it in their hands. But remember - there are certain items here that Backers have included for their pledges that will be separate items when it's in the Store!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to get our hands on it and play it with our friends!



  • Lazer Team 2 Is Coming to Theaters!

    4 months ago


    One of the best times I’ve ever had a Rooster Teeth was getting to watch our first movie, Lazer Team, in theaters with all of you. After all, it wouldn’t have been made without the support of the community, and being able to watch it on the big screen together was an unforgettable experience.

    That’s why we’re super excited to announce that Lazer Team 2 will be coming to theaters in November, and tickets will be on sale tomorrow!

    Lazer Team 2 screenings start the week of November 13 across the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and begin November 19 in the UK. You and your boot group won’t want to miss this, so get ready to pick up some tickets before they sell out. Maybe I’ll see you there!

    Keep an eye on the site and on Rooster Teeth’s social media tomorrow for more details, including links to buy tickets. And don’t forget, Lazer Team 2 will be coming to YouTube Red on November 22!

    Update on 10/27: Check out Daniel's Journal for ticketing links!

  • Top 10 Strongest Vampires - Editor Notes

    4 months ago

    JoshuaKazemi ScrewAttack Editor

    Another fun one to edit! Here are some random takeaways:

    - The Blade movies look awesome. But are they? Either way I should rewatch them.

    - #8 has to be an all time favorite Top 10 entry. 

    - I also definitely need to rewatch Buffy. 

    - Alucard seems like a super lazy name for a vampire.

    - Have I ever actually eaten count chocula cereal? I don't think so. 

    - Finally, this Top 10 gets me one step closer to squeezing in clips and references from all of my favorite sitcoms.

    Watch the video: Top 10 Strongest Vampires

  • On The Spot #114

    4 months ago

    Jon The Risemonger

    Glad you guys liked my four dads. They are good dads. It's looking like next week's episode is going to be filled with some ladies. Help me come up with some games for them:


    • Submit the opening line to a short story that guests can complete as a team
    • Ex: One day, a small boy was walking in the woods and happened upon a magic talking rock...
    • Keep the prompt short but details will make it better


    • Go to and find a word or phrase for guests to guess a definition for.
    • Pro tip: try and find words/phrases that are not just weird sex position descriptions.


    • Come up with a 2 person scenario where the characters interact with each other a lot.
    • Be as descriptive as you want, this is a scene the guests have to play out.
    • Scenes that work best for this game have a high potential for rapid dialogue and confrontation.


    We just need a scene for this one to get started so please submit suggestions for:

    • Unique problems at odd places to have a job.
    • Conversations only had in the after-life.

    4 months ago

    Qholtz VFX Artist Rooster Teeth

    I hope everyone enjoys the CRWBY episode today!  It’s lots of fun talking about some of the FX y’all see in RWBY.  I would love to answer any questions any of you may have!

  • Theater Mode Film Suggestions

    4 months ago

    Stab RT Broadcast

    I've seen this question a lot since we launched Theater Mode, so I'm making a journal post to answer everyone's question: How do I get [insert name of film] in Theater Mode? The truth is, we can't. Licensing a film for world wide distribution is very, very expensive. So no Jaws, no Mars Attacks and no Pixels (as much as that last one would be awesome). What we can do is license select films from our friends at Troma Entertainment and Gravitas Ventures for future productions. Films like Father's Day, Future World, Night Beast, and Psycho Sleepover all come from them. So if you know films that are distributed by our friends and really want to see them, post a reply here and we'll take a look.

  • PayPal is Back!

    4 months ago

    mikequinn VP Engineering

    Hey, everyone!

    We’ve been working on something that you all have been asking to come back for a long time. You know what that is?


    PayPal is once again a valid method of payment for Rooster Teeth FIRST and Double Gold members!

    To help ease the transition to us accepting PayPal, here is a brief FAQ addressing some of the most common questions.

    Q: I’m currently on PayPal with the old grandfathered rate. Does this change anything with my subscription?

    A: Nothing with your subscription will change as long as you stay on your current plan and do not cancel. (Remember, if your account lapses for any reason, you will NOT be able to re-subscribe with the grandfathered rate.)

    Q: If I’m paying with PayPal and I have an issue with my account, who do I contact for help?

    A: Email for all your customer care needs.

    Q: I’m currently already paying through another method but I want to switch to PayPal. How do I do that?

    A: You’ll need to cancel your plan and wait for the time to expire. You can then sign up using PayPal.

    Q: Can I pay with PayPal without creating a PayPal account (i.e., using a PayPal guest account)?

    A: Nope. You have to use a “real” PayPal account. It helps cut down on fraud. Are you a fraudster?

    If you have any other questions, leave ‘em in the comments section.


  • On The Spot Submission Thread #113

    5 months ago

    Jon The Risemonger

    This season has been a lot of fun already and we're only a few episodes in. We're gonna do something extra strange next week. It's either my dumbest idea yet or my greatest. Or Both. So with that in mind, help me make it even dumber/greater.

    COME AGAIN? You give me a prompt for a scene and I make them act it out. This week I'm looking for prompts involving:

    • Deleted scenes from Star Trek The Next Generation that didn't make it past the censor.
    • Something strange that neighbors would argue about.


    • Find an odd story from the recent news with an equally odd headline that we can remove a word or two from for the the guests to fill in the blank.
    • Look for headlines where a blank space would leave the story open to a lot of different interpretations. Ambiguity is key.

    JUST A QUICKIE! What always makes a joke better? Making it shorter. And shorter. And shorter. I need prompts for a scene:

    • Arguments that happen behind the scenes of the makers of the Muppets.
    • What happens when two monster movie characters collide...


    We just need a scene for this one to get started so please submit suggestions for:

    • Brainstorming sessions at Nintendo on what to do next
    • Unusual conversations overheard at the retired living center.
  • We Want Your Fan Projects! Here’s What’s OK and What’s Not.

    5 months ago

    ebregman Programming/Distribution

    RWBY is a mere three days away on FIRST! Just a reminder, Volume 5 Chapter 1 premieres Saturday at 10am for FIRST Members, and then on Tuesday 10/17 at 10a CT it’s free to watch for anyone with a registered account on And don’t forget to join us for the premiere of RWBY Rewind with Chad and Yssa, live for FIRST Members on Tuesday 10/17 at 5p CT!

    RWBY’s premiere means we’re approaching the most intense time of year for my team, who, as part of their responsibilities, helps to review fan projects to make sure they follow our Content Usage Guidelines. To give you a glimpse of what’s involved in this task, we typically receive about 30-50 YouTube ContentID claims per week, and that figure will more than double starting next week. That doesn’t include stuff from unauthorized third-party websites, which can be huge.

    We absolutely love fan projects, and encourage you to keep making them! Technically, Rooster Teeth was founded as a fan project. Since Microsoft and 343 are kind enough to let us keep making Red vs. Blue even 15 seasons later, we feel a deep responsibility to pay it forward by allowing our community to participate in our content, transform it, play with it, react to it, and generally have fun with it.

    To support this goal, we wrote up these handy Content Usage Guidelines that outline our approach toward fan projects. I’m proud to say we have some of the most lenient usage guidelines of any company I’ve ever seen.

    Like I mentioned at the start, actually enforcing these guidelines is complicated and very manual. It’s impossible for a computer/algorithm/machine to reliably understand the difference between a reuploaded episode of RWBY and a reaction video where the reactor doesn’t say much, for instance. Because of that, if you feel a machine/computer/algorithm has flagged a project that in fact follows our guidelines, we have a process that makes sure you can let us and/or our partners at Fullscreen know when you want a human to review your project. We review these as quickly as possible during business hours (Monday through Friday, 10am - 6pm CT).

    When you use our process to route your project for manual review, whether that’s in an email, on YouTube, or otherwise, we have our staff (actual, human people - not robots) handle your correspondence. We recognize this could be a very stressful situation, and we really appreciate your patience and kindness when it comes to this communication. This team works very hard and loves RT as much as you do, and they want to help you.  

    If you have questions about what’s OK and what is not, please take a minute to thoroughly review the Content Usage Guidelines. I’ll surface a few key points here for the TL;DR crowd:

    • In general, you’re allowed to use Rooster Teeth characters, worlds, video clips, or game play in your fan project, so long as your project is free to watch for everyone and/or you are not selling your project to any third parties.

    • It’s not OK to use our trademarked logos or words. This can confuse viewers into thinking your project is an officially endorsed RT project, which we want to avoid. Trademarks include the RWBY logo, Rooster Teeth logo, official illustrations of RWBY characters, or any designs featured on Rooster Teeth merch.

    • On YouTube, we use the ContentID tool to help us detect piracy. If your fan project contains a large amount of a Rooster Teeth video, it will most likely be claimed automatically when you upload it to your channel. The first policy we automatically apply is a “block” policy, which means your video won’t be visible at first. When this happens, all you need to do is dispute the claim in your Video Manager (here are more details on how dispute a claim). Within two business days, we will review your video and will either remove the claim or change the policy. If we don’t remove the claim or change the policy, that means our staff member who watched it decided it does not follow the Content Usage Guidelines or fair use provisions of the US Copyright Act, and our claim and/or policy is correct.

    • If your dispute was rejected and you still think your fan project follows the content usage guidelines, you can appeal the rejection and we will review the video a second time. At that point, we will reach out via email with three options: 1) If we agree on second review that your video should have a different policy applied, we will ask you to remove your appeal in a specified timeframe so we can apply a new policy to the video. We can’t apply a new policy unless you remove the appeal first. 2) If on second review we still think your video should have the same policy applied, we will ask you to remove your appeal in a specified timeframe. 3) If you do not remove your appeal within the timeframe we specify, we issue a copyright takedown and a strike will be issued to your channel. We hate doing this and rarely do it (about 1% of disputes end in takedowns, and I want that to be lower).

    • We will not review your fan project in advance and give approval ahead of time. Our process begins when you post your project to the web.

    • When we post content early on FIRST, we generally appreciate if you can limit your fan projects on other platforms, but we will apply the same guidelines to all fan projects no matter when/where they are posted.

    • Last but not least, we always reserve the right to handle your fan project as we see fit, or change these guidelines if we feel it’s necessary.

    If you have any questions about this process, now is your chance to ask! We’ve spent a year adjusting and honing our guidelines based on specific cases we’ve run into, and we always want to find ways to make it better.

  • A spooky Chibi thing!

    5 months ago

    Triple_Bee RWBY Chibi Post Artist

    I've been meaning to use this space to make note of the unique events that tend to happen working at Rooster Teeth. This seems like a prime time to start! 

    Thanks to the whims of scheduling I ended up as the main/only active lighting artist on the final two episodes of RWBY Chibi Season 2. What luck then that it included the Halloween-themed episode in which I happened to have co-written and directed a sketch!

    Getting to be so wholly hands on with a bit from start to finish is a rare opportunity and I'm pretty happy with the results, in no small part thanks to my fellow ChibiCrwby. The camera, animation, compositing, V/O and audio artists all came together to make things excellent indeed!

    I also unleashed a little DIsturbia inspired spooky & colorful alternative lighting through the episode, all of which was fun to craft.

    RWBY CHIBI - Episode 21  nora

  • RTX London FAQ

    5 months ago

    patrickmatthewz RTX Events Coordinator

    Hey, RTX London Family! We’re just a few days out from RTX London and can’t contain ourselves! 

    We’ve been getting a few questions from attendees and wanted to answer them for you in one place. If you have more questions, feel free to ask them in the comments and we’ll get to those soon.

    Q: What time does the event open and end?

    A: Doors open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

    Q: When and where is Badge Pickup and what do I need to bring?


                                 EXHIBIT HALL HOURS    |     REGISTRATION

    Friday, Oct. 13        --------------------------         |      12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Saturday, Oct. 14     9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.      |      8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


    Sunday,  Oct. 15      9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.       |      8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Registration Location:

    ExCeL London West End - Lobby Level of N6

    Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL, UK

    Bring any form of photo ID.

    Q: When and where does queueing start for panels?

    A: We allow queueing up to an hour before each panel. Head to the room where your panel is and you will be directed to the queueing area.

    Q: I’m a VIP member. What does that entail and when do I get the information about it?

    A: As a VIP member you will get a customized lanyard, priority seating in panels, and access into the exclusive VIP lounge on the exhibit floor. If you haven’t received the VIP Info email, please contact

    Q: Do I need to bring my own prints to get signed at the Autograph Sessions, or will they be provided/available for purchase?

    A:  You can bring anything to be signed. Our talent will have Sharpies, but you are in charge of providing your own item to have signed. There is a MAXIMUM of two (2) items that can be signed and you can take only two (2) photos.

    Q: What are the cosplay and weapon rules for RTX London at the ExCeL Centre?


    • No weapons are allowed in the ExCeL London.

    • Weapon replicas are allowed only as part of a costume and must be peace bonded.

    • Peace bonding and bag check will be performed by ExCeL staff.

    • If you see an attendee with a replica weapon that isn't peace bonded, direct them to that station.

    For other dress code inquires please refer to

    Q: What is your harassment policy?


    • RTX has ZERO TOLERANCE for any type of harassment

    • Verbal harassment includes:

      • Unwanted aggressive or threatening comments

      • Negative comments regarding race, origin, gender, gender identity, disability, religious affiliation, age, physical appearance, language, sexual orientation, or bathroom policing*

    * Bathroom policing is the act of trying to monitor or control who is allowed to use which gender-designated restroom.

    • Physical harassment includes:

      • Photographs taken without consent

      • Cosplay DOES NOT equal consent

      • It should be clear the difference between unwanted photography and general photography of the event.

      • Unwanted or non-consensual touching

      • Stalking

      • Assault or physical violence

      • Disruption of panels, signings, or other events

      • If you are harassed, please report it the nearest Info Booth ASAP

    Q: What type of ID do I need to bring?

    A: Anything with your picture and name is acceptable, such as a student ID, passport, bank card, or driver’s license.

    Q: Are service animals allowed at RTX London?

    A: ExCeL welcomes all guidance and assistance dogs. No other dogs/pets permitted.

    Q: I’m disabled - is there a placeholder or substitute queuing system for those of us unable to stand in line for long periods of time?

    A: If you have any special needs/disability needs, please ask for the medical wristband at Registration. This will allow our Guardians to assist you with queueing and seating.

    Q: Would my caretaker be able to queue with me during autograph sessions?

    A: Yes, if they get a medical wristband at registration, the Guardians will be instructed to allow this. 

    Q: I’m not able to make it to the center in time to pick up my badge. Can someone else pick it up for me? (Additionally, I’m a parent picking up my kid's badge - how can I do that?)

    A: Whomever’s name is on the ticket must pick up the badge. We do not allow anyone else to pick up badges on someone’s behalf. If you need to change the name on your ticket, please email customer support at

  • On The Spot Submission Thread #112

    5 months ago

    Jon The Risemonger

    We had some fun last week and I suggest we do it again this week. It's for our health.


    • Finish the sentence: How to...?
    • Feel free to submit more than one idea.


    • Submit the opening line to a short story that guests can complete as a team
    • Ex: One day, a small boy was walking in the woods and happened upon a magic talking rock...
    • Keep the prompt short but details will make it better


    • Come up with a 2 person scenario where the characters interact with each other a lot.
    • Be as descriptive as you want, this is a scene the guests have to play out.
    • Scenes that work best for this game have a high potential for rapid dialogue and confrontation.

    BONUS GAME: COME AGAIN? You give me a prompt for a scene and I make them act it out. This week I'm looking for prompts involving:

    • Bad times at boot camp.
    • School dance shenanigans.
    • That one mystery Sherlock had a serious problem with.
  • Countdown to RWBY Volume 5

    5 months ago


    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

    Saturday, October 7

    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

    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).

    • RWBY marathon on Twitch kicks off with Volume 1 (runs through October 13; see schedule for full details).

    Tuesday, October 10

    • RWBY Volume 2 marathon on Twitch (runs through October 13; see schedule for full details).

    Wednesday, October 11

    • RWBY Volume 3 marathon on Twitch (runs through October 13; see schedule for full details).

    Thursday, October 12

    • RWBY Volume 4 marathon on Twitch (runs through October 13; see schedule for full details).

    • 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

    • 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.

  • Tech Minimums and Recommendations for Extra Life

    5 months ago

    Chelsea RT Community Manager
    • Preferred 
      • Encoder: Xsplit/OBS/VMix - Keyframe interval set at 2
      • Resolution: 720/1080p 60
      • Bitrate: 4000 Kbps
      • Streaming Destination: Twitch / YouTube (Ads Disabled)
      • Sponsors: Please no sponsors during our time frame
      • Graphics/alerts: Turn off personal alerts during our time - We will have a bar at the bottom to display donations and total amount (Our graphics are still being worked out - details will come soon) - We will aim to include their name and channel during their time for people to find. 
      • Upload Speeds: at least 10/Mbps
      • Equipment: A game feed and caster's audio. Group Audio should match output of Caster's and game audio should be lower (Unless game calls for certain game cues) - Webcam is extra, but Lip Sync needs to be checked.
    • Minimum
      • Encoder:: OBS - Audio/Video Sync (Or Console Streaming)
      • 720p 30fps
      • Bitrate: 2000 Kbps
      • Streaming Destination: Twitch
      • Sponsors: No Sponsors during our time
      • Graphic/Alerts: Turn off personal alerts unless they are Extra Life related - Our graphics will still cover certain areas of the screen. If they want to keep their name graphic on stream we can make this work. 
      • Upload Speeds: 4Mbps
      • Equipment: Console Streaming with a headset that can consistently stream for the time frame.
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