St. Patrick's Day always falls within Lent. Given all the strangeness around the sanctity of the holy day, it makes me wonder if it was created because people weren't able to make it all the way through Lent.
6 days agoEricHVela I'm a Know Buddy!
Just a heads up. The USA started its Daylight Saving Time adjustment on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1AM across its applicable timezones which includes Austin, TX where RT is based.
For those who follow a different Daylight Saving Time or don't have one, this means that all scheduled Rooster Teeth content will appear an hour earlier. This includes live broadcasts.
2 weeks agoRTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy
With LIVE WEEK taking most of our team and equipment out of the office for the week - We found some time and some plans to make slight changes in how the control room is structured and organized. With the last redesign being right before Tuesday Night Game Fight (May 2017) it is frustrating that it only lasted a few months, but it is also exciting to see our growth continue and our room expand to handle more intense shows and make productions more efficient to all in the room.
The majority of the updates are hidden and more to help keep the room looking clean and organized, but it goes without saying some help our productions and make the room more modular and customize-able depending on the production. This includes under-desk racks/shelves, New streaming PC, Power and Internet management, 4 Production Position Front Row (Engineer, TD, Director/Producer, Graphics) and flexible back row (Tech Flex [Bryan workstation] Associate Producer, Production Manager [Gavin C.] ) and more.
We plan for these adjustments to help us bring better shows to you and improve our working environment allowing for more options to become available to us.
As a heads up - there are still more changes coming to the room and possibly switching the location and angle of the prestream camera (again).
This has been a fun and crazy project to be working on and planning for the past few weeks, but I am happy to see phase 1 almost to completion - can't wait for the room to be finalized (and probably changed a few months later.
Enjoy The Show! #RTbroadcast
4 months agoRTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy
The day has finally come. *Extra Life 2017!!*
A lot of work from a group of very talented people will finally be shown to the World. But the event is so much more than just a production. I can't thank everyone enough for helping fund this cause I have grown to care so much for.
While I want to show and tell you everything, some things are worth waiting for and this is one of them. Here is what I can fill you in for now.
Streaming - YouTube/Site/App/Twitch/Facebook (YouTube Rooster Teeth and TheKnow) Youtube on RT and site will also have a mutlicam feature to switch between main feed and BTS feed (BTS will include PiP of main feed as well so you dont miss anything)
YouTube won't post 24 hour stream and twitch will only keep for a few days after. We are recording a low res version good for the web. We will check file size and where to post. Details most likely after stream event. I hear everyone wanting the recording to watch again - we will do what we can.
Best way to contact is #rtextralife. Working to make YT and Twitch chat accessible to all as well as a quick way to information. If you need to reach Broadcast - we will do our best to read #RTbroadcast
We are working with new software so names and donations will be worked on midstream hoping to find our solution. So do your worst to try and break our system (please play nice
4 months agoRTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy
Would you believe Extra Life 2017 still has some kinks to work on. We are wanting to make this the best extra life streaming experience you have had and share it with more people. Here is just a sneak at some items we are working toward for this Extra Life.
- Viewing it in more places with more people. We are looking to stream to Youtube, Twitch, RT site/app, Facebook* (720p HD feed only)*
- BTS Feed for Multi-cams on YouTube. This feed will most likely include program audio and a PiP of the program feed with a BTS camera of our choice. Option for the RT site may be available after further testing (Multi-cam will be available on RT web site as we are looking to embed YouTube on the Extra Life page)
- LOUD NOISES! This still needs testing for compatibility, but we are looking to make LEET donations more present with on screen graphics that pop up and our favorite siren is making a return. Depending on Technical Director the quick cutting camera will return as well.
- On Screen updates/counters. Items like wheel counts, URL updates, Upcoming events, Current Stretch goals. These will be updated when they are available or when needed. With all this information on screen, we hope to not pull attention away from the stream, but rather make sure everyone is informed. If this for any reason gets too crowded or too much, we may start limiting what appears on screen at a given time.
- GAMEZ - Like....SO MANY GAMES. We are looking to have so many games playing during the event with 9 gaming stations. While a lot of the attention from the event will be main stage, we are looking to keep with Extra Life motto and play games for 24 hours.
That's all I have to share with you at the moment, but I still have some tricks up my sleeves. I hope you are excited with the upcoming Extra Life as much as I am. Let me know what you are looking forward to the most or what you hope to see.
5 months agoRTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy
IT'S HAPPENING! Talks of Extra Life 2017 are growing around the office and we are a few short weeks away. Here is the current schedule (All times in CT):
Extra Life & Rooster Teeth Recruitment Stream
Date: October 3rd, 2017
Time: 5pm - 9pm
Extra Life & Rooster Teeth Community Stream*
Date: November 4th-5th, 2017
Time: 8am - 8am
Extra Life & Rooster Teeth Game Day Stream
Date: November 11th-12th, 2017
Time: 8am - 8am
*=This runs into Daylight Savings so adjust your clocks accordingly
Now is your time to get involved and let me know what you would like to see from this year's stream. Everything from stretch goal suggestions, games to be played, where you plan on watching and other technical details like graphics and layouts you would like to see.
#RTExtraLife brings out the best in the community and this is just another chance to get involved. Of course - register with Extra Life and join us for the chaos that we hope will be a record breaking year.
Thank you all and I'll see you in the prestream!