Monday, July 2, 2007

Video Game Filmmaking: Rooster Teeth - Red Vs. Blue episode 1

Red Vs Blue is a collaboration between Burnie Burns, Matt Hullum, and Joel Heyman who later formed Rooster Teeth Productions. It is made enirely in the game Halo 2. I think it is fair to say that this effort has officially become a part of video game Americana. Ask an avid gamer what it is and they will, almost to a person, be able to tell you. The witty writers at Rooster Teeth productions almost didn't get the idea off the ground if not for the success of an anti Mac parody video that they did earlier. This video had caught the eye of Computer Gaming World magazine who wanted to include the video as part of their CD release in an upcoming issue. These guys were young but they weren't dumb, they quickly re-coded the video to advertise Red Vs Blue at the end. That exposure gave them the takeoff that the concept needed to become a major viral hit and the rest is history.

The above video is episode 1 in what has now become a long running series of 100 episodes and counting.

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