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Machinima Revolution [The Film Business]

Video games and film-making collide in the realm of Machinima, an emerging medium dominated by the cult web series Red Vs. Blue. Series creator Burnie Burns pulls back the curtain for a look inside this brave new world where producers can reach their audiences directly.

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#1 I never cease to be impressed

I never cease to be impressed by Burnie and the rest of the individuals over at RvB. Great post!

#2 Burnie has always been a

Burnie has always been a great inspiration. It will be very interesting to see how film will change in the near future.

#3 The RT guys are amazing. I

The RT guys are amazing. I remember watching the first season of RvB in my dorm and I never would have imagined in 5 or 6 years it would be where it is now. These guys are really an inspiration for others to pursue what they love.

#4 Rooster Teeth has built

Rooster Teeth has built itself to the very top of online Machinima entertainment. They are the foundation to every good Machinima Series that has been done and those that are to be. We learn from them, but originality is still key to making a good series. I recently heard Fox TV ordered a Machinima Series to be aired on TV, meaning it is still breaking down those walls.

#5 Rooster Teeth do some really

Rooster Teeth do some really amazing stuff. Keep up the great work Burnie!

#6 The beautiful thing about the

The beautiful thing about the internet is that if you have the will and capabilities to do something like Red Vs. Blue, or any other series by Rooster Teeth, you can show it on the Internet without being told what the corporate execs. think will sell or won't sell.

#7 Awesome truly the future in

Awesome truly the future in movies. Go RT guy GO

#8 wow Burny you actualy

wow Burny you actualy surprised me with this one, i gues all that is needed for sucsess is a good idea and a whole lot of luck... keep up the good work, best of wishes!

#9 Rooster Teeth has set quite

Rooster Teeth has set quite the standard. I feel sorry for those trying to get into machinima. But, as always, the key is originality. For anyone trying to make machinima: don't try t do better than RT, and don't try to reach their height either. Try to go in an entirely different direction. I have yet to see a good horror machinima.

#10 ive only watch redvsblue for

ive only watch redvsblue for 2 years but i still watch it over and over you guys are the best at Rosterteeth hq i wish i could work for you guys keep up all the work your doing and rock on

#11 I have been watching RVB for

I have been watching RVB for at least 3 years and I most say that I was never a guy to watch TV shows or really anything with a continuing story line but ever since then I wait eagerly for the next episode each week. when I was in wilderness I even was wearing my RVB hat

#12 I've seen the entire series

I've seen the entire series and I think it is the best thing I have ever seen. Thanks to you guys I never watch TV anymore because you guys helped me realize the garbage on it. Instead of a new cartoon or something I hope someone realizes that while RedvsBlue is fine on the internet you guys should be on TV and even make a movie to be shown in theaters. I think it will be a big hit if you do although you guys already are. That's just my humble opinion. Your show is great and keep it up.

#13 I lover the conviction you

I lover the conviction you can hear in his voice. He isn't just mouthing words to please people, you can tell he means every bit of it.

#14 Amazing to see just how far

Amazing to see just how far these guys have come in just a few years

#15 Burnie and the rest of RT

Burnie and the rest of RT have been an inspiration to me personally. With all there time and effort i can constantly have a good laugh any time i log on to their website.

#16 I have been watching RvB

I have been watching RvB since middle school. Now I'm a junior in college, and RvB has been part of my life every step of the way. Way to go Burnie and the rest of the team at RT. And congrats to my friend David who has an internship with them this summer.

#17 I think RvB is a social

I think RvB is a social breakthrough not so much a content one (though it is brilliant) RvB is one of the first, if not the first, programs to show us this new reality. I agree with Bernie 100% and I am excited to see the social ramifications of the change that he predicts. I am not sure where I stand on its business ramifications, but hey industry changes.

#18 ive been watching RvB for

ive been watching RvB for about...3-4 years? the 1st episode ive seen was Baby Steps, Ep. 81 i believe? ive loved this show ever since and that episode made an amazing impression on me. some1 posted it on myspace vids so i never would hav found it and showed my friends if that guy hadnt posted it. crazy to think about wat could happen if something

#19 DIDNT happen. sry my post got

DIDNT happen. sry my post got cut off :-/ i believe they influenced machinima so much that Bungie added the theatre option to make their job easier and to open new doors for aspiring machinima directors. i myself would love to make a music video at the very least but i do not know where to get a camera that records with decent quality thru the xbox

#20 Drunk Tank!!!

Drunk Tank!!!

#21 Wow. I didn't know burnie was

Wow. I didn't know burnie was at all serious.

#22 man red vs blue has come so

man red vs blue has come so far and i love it. i love how humble they are to, and not all ******** about it, its nice to see there just normal people to. and i have to say ive never been to this site before but i like the mature responses and not the 12 year olds or people screaming first or things like that. kudos to rt and this site.

#23 I got into Red vs. Blue after

I got into Red vs. Blue after the 5th Season came out on DVD. I watched a few minutes, and immediately asked to borrow a co-workers Season 1-4 DVDs, so I could watch them in order. RvB is the best thing I've watched on the Internet, and I look forward to Mondays. Those guys are geniuses and I hope they never get tired of making those videos. I'm glad they put it out there for the rest of us to enjoy!

#24 Burnie likes rows of

Burnie likes rows of screaming teenage girls!!

#25 Burnie I personally am

Burnie I personally am impressed my word may not be much but i respect all that you have done in the machinima world. I started watching RvB a while ago when my friend mentioned it to me. I had heard about it so i decided to watch it. I loved every minute or it. Sometimes i listen to it while i do other things just let it play in the background i can practically recite it by memory. But seriously keep up the good work, and I love what you were saying about the future of the internet and cinema. I hope every thing works out for Rooster Teeth and everyone there. Good Luck.

#26 I started watching RVB the

I started watching RVB the first season. My son was in Iraq and one of the boys in his platoon showed him an episode. He wanted more. The Army humor is spot on. You sure you guys aren't in the military? Anyway I found the site and became a sponsor that week, in order to get him the early peaks, HD, archives etc. Burney has been getting my $10 ever since. I work in the movie business and see a lot of crap come from reputable studios. Often with big names attached. ( remember "Meet Dave"? ) To see quality work coming from 'some guys somewhere in texas' is well worth the money. And I don't pay for movies. Ever. But I pay for Red vs Blue. Great Work Rooster Teeth! Keep it up. and Thanks

#27 I started watching RvB when

I started watching RvB when they were halfway through season 5. I've loved it ever since. First of all, I would like to compliment the makers of this video, it's really good and interesting. Second, That you RT and Burnie for being awesome. Just as a side note, I love the hundred different spellings of Burnie in these comments.

#28 Damn it. I spelled it wrong

Damn it. I spelled it wrong too. Sorry Burnie.

#29 Been a Fan since oct of 04.

Been a Fan since oct of 04. Thanks for the motivation and inspiration. You guys never disappoint and continue to amaze. Thank you for continuing to motivate me with learning the aspects of film to achieve a higher goal in life. Decepticon

#30 @Professor86 The only RT

@Professor86 The only RT staff member to have served in the military is Geoff Ramsey, AFAIK. He voices Grif. He was a photographer in Kuwait some years back.

#31 Wait... they read the

Wait... they read the comments?? In that case, I'll make sure to comment more! I've been a fan since season 2 (my friend had episodes on his XBox and brought it over to show us), and I was in love ever since I dang-near died from "THIS! DOESN'T SEEM! PHYSICALLY! POSSIBLE!" (kinda a funny-scary point where you're laughing so hard, you can't force your body to breathe, and you start to black out...)

#32 I love Red vs. Blue and the

I love Red vs. Blue and the Rooster Teeth guys, but what they do is one of a kind. I have searched for a machinima series as good as theirs, and I have yet to find one even close to it. What machinima needs is more creative minds. There is so much potential unreached out there.

#33 Rooster Teeth really is the

Rooster Teeth really is the Number One at what they do. and in there latest season they have REALLY raised the bar and begun using custom animation to further enhance the experience. RvB has been around 5-6 years and lets face it.. how many things can go THIS long without becoming dry and or boring. the original StarGate series "StarGate SG-1" lasted 10 years and some say that it simply lost its kick after the first 3-4 years. let me just say... you keep making vidoes.. you keep raising that bar.. and dont let anyone or anything stop you from doing what you love

#34 Can't believe this is the

Can't believe this is the last season of Red vs. Blue :(

#35 I've been watching these guys

I've been watching these guys since day one. Love everything they do which includes RvB, RT Shorts, etc. They do a lot ...and considering where this all started from for them that is quite amazing.

#36 my favorite part is when

my favorite part is when Burns says, "...we're gonna see everybody's story that they want to tell, because there's gonna be no barrier for them to stop and say, 'I cant do this, maybe I'll do it next year.'" I know exactly what he means. For example, in a machinima film that I'm working on now, there's one sequence that I envisioned as being only 3 shots because I assumed it would be so difficult. It ended up being a whole 1.5 minute sequence where we were able to achieve everything we imagined. The result was our first battle sequence! We were actually able to do MORE than we wanted to do. So far, we've still encountered no limits.

#37 Roosterteeth made the

Roosterteeth made the funniest Halo "Red v. Blue" was one of the best fantasy film ever!

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