Daniel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Writer/Director

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    • I should probably write something

      2 months ago

      Daniel Writer/Director

      What should I write about?

    • Immersion Is Back!

      9 months ago

      Daniel Writer/Director

      Hello all!


      Guess what? That’s right. Burnie is as handsome in person as he is on camera. Wait, that wasn’t your question? Oh, right…


      Immersion is back and bigger than ever! I’m excited to share the trailer for season 4 featuring host @burnie and returning lab rats @Michael and @gavino. We’ve really pushed the envelope this season and have tried some new and exciting stuff. You’ve already seen the Warthog blow up (or maybe you haven’t?) but that barely scratches the surface of the crazy things we’ve made Michael and Gavin do this season.


      Not only that, but this season we have special bonus episodes of Immersion exclusively for FIRST members. That’s right, every single episode is really TWO episodes. And, on top of that, we show you how we pull it off with some amazing behind-the-scenes packages. So, if you want to see new lab rats, and maybe some old ones (hint hint), I encourage you to sign up for a free 30-day trial.


      Watch the trailer here!


      Thank you to all the fans who help make this show possible. Without your support we wouldn’t be able to do it. (And that’s extremely true with our first episode.)


      Season 4 premieres November 9 with Hitman in Real Life, the episode we filmed at RTX 2016.


      -Daniel

    • joules asked Daniel a question

      Hi! I'm replying to your reply on the 'Breakthrough' comment and my issue was mostly that the discussion and the actual lab work didn't really line up. I work with cancer cells so i am a bit biased.

      Answered: Aug 17, 2016

      That's fair. The only thing that was really fact based was the idea of "tagging" cancer cells so white blood cells might attack them. That's accurate right? That idea? Otherwise, yeah, the time frame, the actual actions...well, I couldn't get it 100% accurate on such a short time frame. Did you like the twist though?

    • Sign Up to Participate In a Special Immersion at RTX 2016!

      1 year ago

      Daniel Writer/Director

      Hello all!

      I hope you are all excited about RTX! I sure am. If you’re attending RTX this year, we will be filming a very special Immersion and need your help!


      We are looking for 200 capable extras to help us with our latest experiment. Volunteers will need to be able to take direction, move around a large space and repeat their tasks several times. Extras will receive an exclusive, RTX 2016 Immersion t-shirt and be featured in one of the biggest Immersions ever.


      (For reference, check out Space Invaders from RTX Australia, or the Zombie Horde episode from the first RTX!)


      If you are in Austin, TX, and available Thursday afternoon (June 30th) from 12-6pm, and 18 or older, please fill out this form. The location of the event will take place downtown near the Austin Convention Center and all participants will be contacted in advance.


      We are very excited to be filming with all of you. There’s no better way to share content with all of you than…well…putting you in it! Leave any questions in the comments below and we’ll try to answer them.


      Looking forward to seeing you at RTX!

    • RT Docs Update and Deleted Scenes!

      1 year ago

      Daniel Writer/Director

      Hello all!


      I’m posting today to not only show off some fun deleted scenes we are releasing, but to talk about RT Docs in general. With the success of Let’s Play Live: The Documentary, we have embraced the documentary format, which has allowed us to try new things and explore stories about gaming, the internet, and technology. And, though we are starting out using Rooster Teeth as a springboard, our documentaries are going to expand and really dive into some exciting topics. But, no matter what, these films will always be funny, informative, and entertaining.


      We hope you saw those elements in our latest release, Connected. The response so far has been great, and we are all so ecstatic that the audience enjoyed the story we were trying to tell (and watching us torture @bgibbles and @Barbara is always a plus). That project stemmed from an idea with our partners over at Alpheus Media, and we couldn’t be happier.


      Alas, certain elements could not fit into the final edit. But don’t fret – we just released four deleted scenes for Sponsors!


      Blaine Calls 4-1-1


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      Barbara's Boredom


      Two Guys on Your Head: Interview


      Look out for some more RT Docs announcements soon. We have big things coming this year, and hope you all will join us on this journey!


      It’s a good time to be a Sponsor. So, if you’re not one already, click here to sign up for a free 30-day trial: http://roosterteeth.com/sponsorship/


      -Daniel

    • Immersion: Metal Gear Solid

      1 year ago

      Daniel Writer/Director

      Recently I got the opportunity to direct my second Immersion and wow was it a fun one. I've been a fan of stealth and tactical games ever since I discovered Splinter Cell years ago. In fact, I would even try and play games like Call of Duty (which is just pure chaos now) as tactically as I could. Whatever that means. In my head it makes sense. But I especially remember, years and years ago, playing The Twin Snakes on GameCube. I loved that game and enjoyed all of the stealth aspects...even the ridiculous cardboard box.


      The latest Immersion was very similar to my first, Five Nights at Freddy's. Both ideas were pitched broadly before I sat in the director's chair (we don't have a chair...yet!), but the design and execution was more or less my own (with lots of collaboration with the creative producers and art department). MGS was similar to FNAF in that it was like a theatre performance: our Lab Rats are put in a situation with other characters, on set paths. Their choices would affect the movements and outcomes. It's those choices (and the commentary) that leads to great comedy and conflict. In each, one with monsters the other with roaming guards, we had to plan movements and give rules to our characters. That's a complicated and fun aspect to these Immersions -- the "programming". But, you can never account for Lab Rats and phantom cigars...


      Another similarity -- and where I had the most fun -- was the technical and stylistic lighting. One horror. One action. Lots of pools of light, different colors. We even added atmosphere in MGS in order to catch the spotlights better. These stylistic flourishes, to me, is the most fun aspect of Immersion. It gives you to room to play.


      I just remembered another similarity. Cameras! So many cameras. On Five Nights we have 17+ cameras on set, recording simultaneously. On MGS we had 22 at one point! That's a lot of feeds. We are able to handle this quickly and efficiently in post-production partly because of Final Cut Pro X. It handles multicams like a dream. We are able to watch 16 feeds at once without any playback issues. In fact, we were able to finish MGS in <7 days using just 2 editors - one lead, one support. Workflow can save you a lot of time and effort. And FCPX is a big part of my workflow. (But that's a whole other journal entry).


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      Along with that, this Immersion was different because it had a very simple structure and clear goal. There was much less setup than Five Nights, a lot less moving pieces: Get from here to there and don't get shot. Which is great! Because I was able to have fun with slow motion, add more gags and let the talent guide the comedy. I'm not the best at writing jokes. I leave that to the professionals. Or Gavin.


      In any case, these Immersions are fun. And I hope the audience enjoys them. They will continue to change, get bigger and better. But at its core, it's still big kids just playing in a video game sandbox. And don't forget -- it's the fans that make the sandbox get bigger and better.


    • 1 year ago

      Daniel Writer/Director
    • Five Nights Immersion AMA

      1 year ago

      Daniel Writer/Director

      Hello all!

      Many of you probably have a lot of questions and theories about how we pulled off the latest Immersion, Five Nights at Freddy's. From how we planned and designed the experience, to props and sets, even how the monsters moved, Production Designer @MLaPorte and I will try and answer all your questions. Just leave a query in the comments to this post and we'll be answering them throughout the day!

      Marcus will field all the pizza queries.

      Check out the BTS here!

    • Immersion: Five Nights at Freddy's

      1 year ago

      Daniel Writer/Director

      Such a crazy, complicated production. But I think my first directed episode of Immersion was one of the best. And it was so much fun to make! It took a lot of planning -- and a lot of tech -- but we somehow pulled it off. And I could not have done it without such an amazing crew and reliably hilarious cast.

      For now, I'll share a picture on set. Soon, I'm sure I'll write more about how we did it. Just keep looking out for more Five Nights content!

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    • 1 year ago

      Daniel Writer/Director
  • About Me

    Hi! My name is Daniel! I have been at Rooster Teeth for almost four years now, and am the co-director of Lazer Team 2 with Matt Hullum.


    I helped create the RT Docs series, wrote and directed Season 4 of Immersion, and annoy my co-workers with consistently honest criticism. It's great!


    And, yes, I love and work in FCPX. We are currently editing LT2 with it. See you around!


    My first project I directed was Shaft Shots. www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HeLZnolbS0


    Website: www.danielfabelo.com Twitter: @daniel_fabelo

  • Comments (20)

    • Lamkia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

      1 year ago

      I'm sure lots of people have said this already, but awesome job with the Let's Play Live doc, it was entertaining and kept me engaged the whole way through. c:

    • Elyessi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Press

      1 year ago

      Hi, I just wanted to say I loved the RT Doc. I really was impressed with the tone, the cuts, and the story you shaped. I hope you and the rest of the team continues to complete projects that help provide deeper insight in the development of RT shows. I know there is a lot that goes into it, and I think the stories you would tell would be very valuable.

    • anshuman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      You did a great tribute to Monty. Just remember, He is still alive through your memories of him and the work he did. Monty's legacy will continue through his work. Also we Hindu's believe that people are still alive even if they die. He just left his temporary shell.

    • kylebrodeur HoldUp...Hey

      3 years ago

      Great panel today. I'm glad I was able to help you guys.

    • NYCowboy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

      3 years ago

      I doubt you'll remember this, but I was the Guardian who sat next to you at the RWBY premiere last July. I started up a conversation with you before the panel started and really enjoyed what you had to say. And I don't think I ever told you that you were right that I would love what you guys showed and the Volume as a whole! Thanks for all your hard work and I hope to see you at RTX 2014!

    • what0is0life FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      was it hard getting a job t roosterteeth

    • demon0496

      3 years ago

      Can you give us an idea on when the second RWBY Diary episode comes out? Next month? Week?

      • demon0496

        3 years ago

        Thanks!

      • Daniel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Writer/Director

        3 years ago

        They will be monthly leading up to the RTX premiere.

    • Stuartwhel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Great work with the RWBY Production Diary, I love that sort of stuff and you pulled it off excellently!

      Can't wait for more :D

      • Daniel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Writer/Director

        3 years ago

        Thanks!

    • LiamB756

      3 years ago

      Hey man! I just came across your page and I want to say thanks for the work you do behind the scenes, 2014 should be a good year for RoosterTeeth!

    • Miriam FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Ireland

      3 years ago

      I don't think the Editors get as much credit as they deserve so i just wanted to say thanks Daniel for your great work this year and look forward to future project in 2014 :)

      • Daniel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Writer/Director

        3 years ago

        Hey, thanks! Editors are used to not getting credit, but our work is supposed to be seamless like we're not even there so...

    • WhiskyOmega

      3 years ago

      Hey Daniel!
      Great work with RT so far and looking forward to even more awesome work in the coming 2014! smiley13.gif

      • Daniel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Writer/Director

        3 years ago

        Thanks!

    • DanielZhu1

      3 years ago

      newer version
      I am interested in providing Monty and the rest of Team RWBY, with ideas and was wondering if you could recommend me. I am putting one of my earlier ideas below. Tell me if it is any good.
      This is the updated version
      A guy named Lan Jingshen, he uses a pair of long nun chucks with guns at the ends, the nun chucks can connect into a staff, and when connected the guns gain more fire power and can fire in the directions the tips are pointing at. Also it can become a bow if he bends the chains at the right angles. However, his true forte is hand to hand combat. He has high mastery of Aura (Meditates daily to train his Aura), his semblance is manipulation of pure energy, and when using his full strength, blue lines cover his entire body and he gains enhanced abilities. He has messy black hair with azure highlights, wears a pair of glasses that change into a mask when he begins combat, has a blue and black trench coat along with a pair of black pants with two blue steaks running down the sides, and when fighting takes off the coat in this case he wears a blue and black tank top, Also wears black gloves. Height wise he would be a bit taller than Yang. Body is covered with scars of various shapes and sizes due to his frequent fights with High level Grimm. Large tattoo on his back (I’ll send you a rough sketch of it if you like the character). His combat style is formless, and draws from a myriad of martial arts styles. He also has a pet Golden Retriever, the golden retriever enjoys stealing other people’s laundry, and always tries to kiss up to people.
      I would also like to put in his personality in case it is (and some back story too). A calm cool guy, who's always the peacemaker, and is very devoted to whatever he sets his mind to, he would also be very learned, polite, and versatile ( able to use most weapons if necessary) Doesn't speak very loudly, and is sometimes ignored. Very good at making friends and is rather social, in a detached way ( but although there are many who he calls friend, before he met team RWBY there were none he truly believed to be his friend, except his master). Believes that the best way for a person to become stronger and learn is for them to experience things themselves, so he often keeps knowledge to himself, even if it would be beneficial for the other person to know. He is wise far beyond his years, one of the main reasons he came to Beacon was to find that “special someone†his grandpa always told him about. I think it would be humorous if he developed a crush on Yang, and as a result becomes very awkward and a bit clumsy whenever she is near. He also trains in a lot of his spare time in fact his daily regime is kill 10 powerful Grimm a day. Back story is that he woke up by the sea when he was 4 with no memory, he is found by the nearby villagers and is taken care of, during this time he almost lived in local library, and educated himself there. He later meets a man who would become his teacher; a white tiger Faunus named Brom Silverfang, who was a founding member of White Fang, but left after some of the organizations more brutal operations. Lan makes his nun chuk/staff/ gun from parts found in a dump in a city he travels to. He also learns a variety of skills on his travels (cooking, clothes making, engineering, zoology, etc.) but has almost zero pop culture knowledge. During his travels, he joined White Fang for a few months and also was employed by the Schnee company for a few years (currently owns some of its high value stocks), in both cases he learned many of the secrets in both organizations. He also has experience in the underground crime world (learning the ways of the street). I think it would also be fun if at one point he encountered Yang and Ruby before they were adopted, because this could help them connect later in. Later in his travels with his master (when he is around 15) he discovers an ancient piece of technology called INDEX, and after gaining more mastery of his AURA he uses INDEX as a base to create a weapon called the ERUDITE ARMORY, which can transform into any weapon he knows how to make (able to fill the sky with a menagerie of different armaments). It is very heavy and difficult to use so he doesn't use it often, because of the massive amount of aura it consumes while in use. His master is later killed by a giant Grimm know as Shade the Eighth Terror (Shade cannot be harmed by purely physical attacks, and that is all Brom had , even though they were super powerful physical attacks that were able to cleave mountains), but by that time Lan was skilled enough to kill it with his Aura infused ERUDITE ARMORY. When the Shade died, part of its essence infected Lan, and slowly eats away at his soul, because of this his AURA was greatly weakened and now can only use the ERUDITE ARMORY for 30 seconds a day. However, Brom’s soul entered into Lan as well and helps him keep SHADE at bay (the downside is Lan now has the crazy, perverted old man yammering at him 24/7). Was noticed by BEACON and gained a combat scholarship just like RUBY after saving a group of elite hunters from high class monsters (this was before he battled with the SHADE, which took place 3 months before he was going to transfer to BEACON). Currently he is much weakened due to the SHADE’s essence infecting him (sometimes causing to lose control of himself and turning into a half-Grimm state), his current combat ability (without using the armory) is slightly higher than Pyrrha’s. Right now is trying to control the Grimm inside.
      He is 17 or 18 years old.
      Tell me what you think of him
      my email is [email protected]

    • DanielZhu1

      3 years ago

      I am interested in providing Monty and the rest of Team RWBY, with ideas and was wondering if you could recommend me. I am putting one of my earlier ideas below. Tell me if it is any good.
      This is the updated version
      A guy named Lan Jingshen, he uses a pair of long nun chucks with guns at the ends, the nun chucks can connect into a staff, and when connected the guns gain more fire power and can fire in the directions the tips are pointing at. Also it can become a bow if he bends the chains at the right angles. However, his true forte is hand to hand combat. He has high mastery of Aura, his semblance is manipulation of pure energy, and when using his full strength, blue lines cover his entire body and he gains enhanced abilities. He has messy black hair with azure highlights, wears a pair of glasses that change into a mask when he begins combat, has a blue and black trench coat along with a pair of black pants with two blue steaks running down the sides, and when fighting takes off the coat in this case he wears a blue and black tank top, Also wears black gloves. Height wise he would be a bit taller than Yang. Body is covered with scars of various shapes and sizes due to his frequent fights with High level Grimm. Large tattoo on his back (I’ll send you a rough sketch of it if you like the character). His combat style is formless, and draws from a myriad of martial arts styles. He also has a pet Golden Retriever, the golden retriever enjoys stealing other people’s laundry, and always tries to kiss up to people.
      I would also like to put in his personality in case it is (and some back story too). A calm cool guy, who's always the peacemaker, and is very devoted to whatever he sets his mind to, he would also be very learned, polite, and versatile ( able to use most weapons if necessary) Doesn't speak very loudly, and is sometimes ignored. Very good at making friends and is rather social, in a detached way ( but although there are many who he calls friend, before he met team RWBY there were none he truly believed to be his friends). Believes that the best way for a person to become stronger and learn is for them to experience things themselves, so he often keeps knowledge to himself, even if it would be beneficial fro the other person to know. He is wise far beyond his years, one of the main reasons he came to Beacon was to find that “special someone†his grandpa always told him about. I think it would be humorous if he developed a crush on Yang, and as a result becomes very awkward and a bit clumsy whenever she is near. Back story is that he woke up by the sea when he was 4 with no memory, made his way to a local library, and educated himself there. He later meets a man who would become his teacher who is a white tiger Faunus. Lan makes his nun chuk/staff/ gun from parts found in a dump in a city he travels to. He also learns a variety of skills on his travels (cooking, clothes making, engineering, zoology, etc.) but has almost zero pop culture knowledge. During his travels, he joined White Fang for a few months and also was employed by the Schnee company for a few years ( currently owns some of its high value stocks), in both cases he learned many of the secrets in both organizations. He also has experience in the underground crime world (learning the ways of the street). Later in his travels with his master (when he is around 15) he discovers an ancient piece of technology called INDEX, and after gaining more mastery of his AURA he uses INDEX as a base to create a weapon called the ERUDITE ARMORY, which can transform into any weapon he knows how to make (able to fill the sky with a menagerie of different armaments). It is very heavy and difficult to use so he doesn't use it often, because of the massive amount of aura it consumes while in use. His master is later killed by a giant Grimm know as Shade The Eighth Terror (Shade cannot be harmed by purely physical attacks) , but by that time Lan was skilled enough to kill it with his Aura infused ERUDITE ARMORY. When the Shade died, part of its essence infected Lan, and slowly eats away at his soul, because of this his AURA was greatly weakened and now can only use the ERUDITE ARMORY for 30 seconds a day. Was noticed by BEACON and gained a combat scholarship just like RUBY after saving a group of elite hunters from high class monsters (this was before he battled with the SHADE, which took place 3 months before he was going to transfer to BEACON). Currently he is much weakened due to the SHADE’s essence infecting him (sometimes causing to lose control of himself and turning into a half-Grimm state), his current combat ability ( without using the armory) is slightly higher than Pyrrha’s. Right now is trying to control the Grimm inside. Meditates daily to train his Aura.
      He is 17 or 18 years old.
      Tell me what you think of him
      my email is [email protected]

    • DanielZhu1

      3 years ago

      Daniel I was wondering if I could be a small source of ideas for the RWBY show, I don't have the time for internships (although I would really like to) but I feel that I can give some good ideas. I would especially like to communicate with Monty Oum (even though I know he's in SUPER BURST WORK MODE most of the time), I'm posting one of my earliest ideas below, if you think it's any good please recommend me.

      I have an idea for a character for RWBY if your interested, a guy named Lan ( chinese for blue) uses a pair of long nun chucks with guns at the ends, the nun chucks can connect into a staff, and when connectted the guns gain more fire power, and can fire in the directions the tips are pointing at. has spiky black hair, a blue and black coat and pants, and when fighting takes off the coat. also wears black gloves. I think it would also be fun for him to have a crush on Yang.

      expanding on my Lan idea, I know this probably won't be read, my other one also, but I would also like to put in his personality in case it is ( and some back story too). A calm cool guy, who's always the peacemaker, and is very devoted to whatever he sets his mid to, kind of like yasha from asura's wrath,
      He would also be very learned, polite, and versatile ( able to use most weapons if necessary) Doesn't speak very loudly, and is sometimes ignored. very good at making friends and is rather social, in a detached way, but whenever Yang is near, he becomes very awkward and a bit clumsy. Back story is that he woke up by the sea when he was 5 with no memory, made his way to a local library, and educated himself there, later meeting a man who would become his teacher. Makes his nunchuk/staff/gun from parts found in a dump in a city he travels to with his master. His master is later killed by a giant shade, but by that time he was skilled enough to kill it. Was noticed by BEACON and gained a combat scholarship just like RUBY.
      I would put more of my ideas, but you probably won't read it all initially, I've been reposting a lot since most cast and crew don't read their comments much

    • valhallarie

      4 years ago

      So cool that you work on RWBY! :) Very jealous!

  • Questions answered by Daniel

    That's fair. The only thing that was really fact based was the idea of "tagging" cancer cells so white blood cells might attack them. That's accurate right? That idea? Otherwise, yeah, the time frame, the actual actions...well, I couldn't get it 100% accurate on such a short time frame. Did you like the twist though?

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