Rooster Teeth Animation grew from 15 employees to 70 in five years. How do you stay true to your in-house roots with that kind of growth?
Fourteen years ago, Rooster Teeth’s animation department was five guys in Burnie Burns’s apartment with an Xbox, recording footage of themselves playing Halo and putting in audio of the jokes they cracked on top of it. It was a lo-fi beginning, but it was enough. The show they launched off of that, Red vs. Blue, became an institution—finding release on DVD, Blu-ray, and syndication, in addition to its web presence—and has spanned a whopping 14 seasons.