YouTube's algorithm doesn't know what's going on in the world.
Suddenly, everyone woke up, and everything was moving online. We've got Netflix making original series, CBS placing their network online, and suddenly, everyone's announcing some kind of digital network for serving their content online.
I have been playing video games since the Atari 2600 days.
We started about three years before YouTube existed, so we had to host all the videos on our own servers at a co-location facility. When we got so many hits on our first few videos, and we estimated our bandwidth bill was going to be about $12,000 a month, we knew that we had to establish a business model ASAP.
We started on April 1, 2003. So long ago, you couldn't watch video in a web browser; you had to watch it in a different player, like in Quicktime player or something like that.
We had seen the way the print industry had been disrupted; we'd seen how the audio industry got disrupted, so it just seemed like a natural progression that video was next. We thought we were late to the game in 2003.
The moment we put up the PayPal button, some guy donated $300. That's when we realized that if you give somebody a chance to support something on the Internet, they'll do it.
The good thing about feature films is that the budgets tend to scale.
Rooster Teeth has always had a big following in the gamer community, and we are lifelong gamers ourselves.
'The Amazing Race' has always been the gold standard of reality television to me. It's smart, it's funny, and it's entertaining as hell.
We are proud to be the No. 1 most funded film on Indiegogo... and with a totally new property. In a world filled with sequels and reboots, Lazer Team is a brand-new IP being made possible by the people who want to see it.
The initial plan for Rooster Teeth is really different from the initial plan for the group, because we started as a group that was making one show: 'Red vs. Blue.'
I think, ultimately, the story of Rooster Teeth is going to be one of longevity.
We wanted to make movies back in college before Rooster Teeth. Our roots have always been in feature filmmaking, and we've always wanted to go back to it.
Anybody who has traveled with a significant other before knows it's tough.