Probably best known for their work on the original machinima title Red vs. Blue, Rooster Teeth Productions has been creating content for over a decade now. With their headline title reaching the tenth season they have since created much more content such as their Podcast and other webseries. Their latest work though garnered a lot of attention for its unique style and action-packed fluid animations. RWBY – pronounced Ruby – is an Anime-inspired machinima from the creative mind of Monty Oum and team.
RWBY takes on an obvious anime-inspired art direction with a stylistic hand-drawn aesthetic. Each trailer for the four main characters have been getting their own release, of which three are now available after their recent PAX East Panel where the Black Trailer what just displayed. What makes these trailers stand out is not just the style of the art, but the smooth animations. The music is also perfectly attuned to scenes that allow elicit stirring emotions despite the limited voice acting currently being shown. The most recent trailer, Black, does feature voice acting and the shows will be voiced. As each trailer goes live it brings us closer to the reveal of RWBY at the Rooster Teeth Expo later this summer, so with just the Yellow Trailer remaining I for one am very excited to see the growing features and direction this show takes.
After their successful panel at PAX East 2013 where they showed off the RWBY Black Trailer for the first time, we had a chance to meet with the team to ask them a few questions. We had a great big cast for this interview with Monty Oum as the Director and Creator of RWBY, Miles Luna and Kerry Shawcross – writers for RWBY – and Shane Newville who assists as animator, as our guests. Besides just commenting on the style, we asked about the their favorite Anime, the creative process that goes into a machinima and much more! Check out our RWBY PAX East 2013 Interview below: