Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC, commonly known as Rooster Teeth is an American production company. The company is famous because of the production of Red Vs. Blue, the longest-running web-series of all time. Rooster Teeth was founded by Burnie Burns, Matt Hullum, Geoff Ramsey, Jason Saldaña, Gus Sorola and Joel Heyman.
History & Wiki
While at the University of Texas, Burnie, Matt, and actor Joey made an independent film called The Schedule. The film was not a success but helped Hullum and Heyman to get a job in Los Angeles. Burns started working for a local company where he met Geoff Ramsey, Gustavo Sorola, Dan Godwin, and Jason Saldaña, and the five formed a site called drunkgamers.com, where they would give critics about a video game while they are drunk.
The crew of the site created a non-gameplay video of the Apple Switch ad campaign and focused on lack of video games available for the Apple Macintosh.
The two main reasons they changed their name from “drunk gamers” to “Rooster Teeth” because it sounded too unprofessional and they weren’t getting any sponsors. Also, the name Rooster Teeth is a euphemism for cockbite, an insult from the original Red Vs. Blue trailer.
Rooster Teeth’s business strategy is a hybrid-model composed of subscriptions, onsite pre-roll ads, YouTube pre-roll ads, licensed studio productions, branded merchandise, and annual live events.
Initially Rooster Teeth, in order to maintain their own community site was not ready to join Youtube. Soon they signed a two-year lease and moved into stage 5 at Austin Studios. The company released their feature film debut, a science fiction comedy called Lazer Team.
Rooster Teeth has set up their office in Los Angeles.
Rooster Teeth Productions
Gray Haddock is the head of the Rooster Teeth Animation division. Red Vs. Blue is their famous parody of fiction films and games. It is basically a story of two soldiers wearing a red and blue armor fighting a civil war. This is one of their most famous series, which received a download of 20,000 copies in a single day.
Their other famous animated productions include RWBY, an anime-style CG-animated web-series, X-Ray & Wav, Camp Camp, Gen: Lock, etc.
They also have numerous Live-action productions like Rooster Teeth Shorts, Immersion, Day 5, Crunch Time, RT-ES, etc. They have also been involved in the commercial work and film projects. They have made commercials for EA Sports for their games like NFL 2007 and NCAA Football 2007. Their film projects include Lazer Team. Currently, the team is working on the sequel of Lazer Team and is expected to release in 2018
Their channel list includes The Know, the entertainment news division where they discuss events in movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, and media; then there is Achievement Hunter, Funhaus, Screw Attack and Game Kids.
Rooster Teeth’s Let’s Play network is formed with some partnerships from other channels and also in addition to its own Achievement Hunter, Funhaus, and ScrewAttack divisions. Also, they have The Roost, which was launched recently in June 2017.
Video Game Developments
Rooster Teeth has also ventured themselves into the world of video game development. Rooster Teeth vs. Zombies is a game made by Team Chaos that features some of the main Rooster Teeth personnel in their fight against zombies in the Rooster Teeth office and parking lot. RWBY: Grimm Eclipse is another game which was released in 2015.
Awards & Achievements
Rooster Teeth is a famous brand which has been nominated and won the tech awards on numerous occasions. Their biggest achievement would be winning the Podcast Award for Gaming, IAWTV Award for Best Supplemental Content for Red Vs. Blue and Best Animated Series for Red Vs. Blue for two years in a row.
Net Worth of Rooster Teeth
As of September 2020, The estimated net worth of Rooster Teeth is approximately $30 million. Production costs for an episode vary from $15,000 to $100,000.
The production company which was started just to receive free games for their reviews is one of the most successful production companies in America. From drunk games to Rooster Teeth was a long but happy journey. The team worked really hard to achieve the success of this magnitude.