Burnie’s Vlog: July 14, 2016

FIRST Member Vlog: Burnie’s Vlog: July 14, 2016

Burnie uses his sweet new vlogging setup to fill us in on what’s up with Rooster Teeth for the rest of July.

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

    7 months ago

    she is only 14? Doing all that? I feel sad now...

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

    8 months ago

    I met Julia at the airport just as another fan going to RTX, had no idea she did so much cool stuff and had talked to Burnie multiple times.

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

    9 months ago

    when the founder of the company you work at tells you to "surprise him" with drink choice, like no pressure or anything

  • Skeezy5000 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    People seem to be missing the point of the name change. It's not that it confuses people on the site, or the sponsors they get for the podcasts or any of that. It's about the people who just started watching any of the Rooster Teeth family content, like podcasts, and they hear at the top of the podcast that it's sponsored by so and so, and then later they say "you can become a sponsor at Roosterteeth.com". THOSE people, who are just learning about what Rooster Teeth is, see that and say, "Why would I sponsor RT, not everyone owns a company or works for advertising for Audible"


    People act like it's IMPOSSIBLE for this exact scenario to happen, but I'm positive that it does. Especially if they are new to Internet culture in general, people didn't "sponsor" television channels or newspapers, they subscribed to them. And since, subscribe is already a well known thing for youtube it would be confusing to call it that as well here, obviously. "FIRST" is just a more descriptive term for it, for the people new to these kinds of things. Or, at the least, it warrants a further look into what it is, instead of brushing it off as advertising opportunities.


    In the end, Burnie said it best in the video. People don't have to stop calling it sponsor, or themselves sponsors. Everyone on the site will surely know you are still referring to "FIRST" as it is now, not the old "sponsor" program. Nothing's really changed except the graphic at the top of the screen and the ads you get on the side of youtube videos and random ass websites.

  • Wheely13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold _Fallen

    9 months ago

    Yo Emmy-nominated Burnie Burns, is there every going to be a chance to buy Rooster Teeth Dvds, such as RvB, Rwby ect... on the UK store?

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

    9 months ago

    Since you mention people working on the site, I'm pretty new so I don't know if this is something I just haven't found or that doesn't exist, but I'd love to be able to playlist things to watch? I know I can do it already on youtube, but some older content is harder to find and sort through on there. Not impossible, but frustrating. Not even like a complex system for creating lasting playlists. Just, like, an autoplay for the queue? So I can set up a few things I want to watch and let them roll one into the next. On a related note, a queue where videos are in some sort of understandable order. Or, a queue where I could place the videos in an order. When I fall behind on some shows, it'd be nice to have them grouped together by show. But I'd take date added to queue, or even age of the video. I have no idea how they go now, but it's annoying.

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

      3 months ago

      Same here. I just started watching the Animated Adventures a few weeks ago, and I'm slightly annoyed that it always queues the same few videos (most likely the really popular ones), even if it's out of order or if I've already seen them. I would prefer it to play whatever is next in the order the episodes came out.

  • Njlamp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I rate Tenticle/Tenticle

    9 months ago

    "I have the utmost respect for human life" is possibly the most suspicious sentance you could say to someone out of context.

  • Zimtok5

    9 months ago

    Nice vlog, Burnie.


    To be honest, after years following RT, the superb kick-start to Day 5 was the first time I was ready to sign up for sponshorship/First. I think you'll draw in quite a number of subscribers this way.


    Good job, RT team.

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

    9 months ago

    omg i thought you were better than that Burnie.. phone sticks... geez...

  • 1000MCHIEF FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Follow @AH_Michael_dick

    9 months ago

    I will still call myself a sponsor just because it sounds better in conversation with people who are not very familiar with RT, saying " I'm a First" just brings up more questions. Anyway love you guys, love the community, love the content you guys push out into the world.

    • zebry13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 months ago

      Yeah, I don't think "Firstie" is going to catch on among sponsors.

  • mariners005 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Could you d the prototypical box opening of the double gold box?

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

    9 months ago

    i thought we were Cock Bytes. Oh well.

  • Megakurby12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    This is starting to piss me off. I was unable to get a ticket to see lazer team. I can't find where to buy it and they wont stop talking about it. Does anyone know where I can find this movie?

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

      9 months ago

      I believe you can get it on Youtube Red.

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

      9 months ago

      You can subscribe to Youtube Red and watch it. If you can't get Youtube Red where you live, you buy it seperately on Youtube, just search "Lazer Team". The Blu-ray is releasing in August, just search "Lazer Team" on Amazon.

    • Dean434

      9 months ago

      YouTube red.

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

      9 months ago

      The DVD/Blu-ray Director's Cut version was made available for purchase at RTX this year (700 copies), so it's likely there will be more opportunities to purchase a hard copy in the future as well. (Perhaps at RTX Sydney?)

  • Davidov64 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold YouTube Wannabe

    9 months ago

    So glad to hear there's stuff being done for the site. The people hosting the Business of RoosterTeeth panel said there is stuff being done as well but I'm just more excited. Hopefully my friends will become more active soon.

    Also thank you for the heads up for Day 5, I always see people giving you guys crap saying you don't care to warn audiences of stuff or whatever but you guys have been taking extra steps lately to do so and I appreciate that. I'm not one who needs them but there definitely are people who do. Love ya guys

  • GamerMonky FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I'll do this later

    9 months ago

    both Jon and Jeremy walk by and he said nothing WHATS YOUR PROBLEMB WITH J NAMES MAN lol

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

    9 months ago

    I really like the style in which this vlog was done. The sponsor vlogs have kinda gone back and forth between purely rt-business related things and more personal ventures, and this one had a nice mix of both.
    When it comes to the re-naming of sponsors, my opinion has remained fairly neutral. I don't mind the change- I think the reasons behind it are fair, the prices and content have remained largely the same, and I'm glad to hear you guys aren't trying to push everyone else into saying "first" if we're comfortable continuing to say "sponsor". I mean, despite the negative connotations people have associated with a name like First, sponsorship has always been about getting or seeing things first anyway. The name just seems quite literal now. Though I have to think that's precisely one of the reasons why people have taken issue with it - it does not seem to have any direct association with Rooster Teeth, it's quite a general "this relates to the internet" kind of name. I can't pretend to know anything about the deeper business reasoning for the name though, so I'm fine just leaving it be.

  • WunWunCe7un FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    This vlog was scripted right?

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

      9 months ago

      As he said, everyone in the background was because they were getting ready to film an RT Life, judging by the amount of people wearing yellow, and the people we saw at Stage 2, I'm guessing it was this video here

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

    9 months ago

    When I make Journals on my account, I refer to the community as RTers... I'm not recommending this as a thing to call our community though. It's pretty lame but I do it anyways.


    On the other hand; I am very glad to hear that the website is being worked on by a new team ( although this isn't new Information ). It will be great to see if the website becomes a community again. Some of us ( like myself ) try hard to connect with the little community that is on the website now. Although harsh in size, the community on here now try hard to make things work and that's great, but once there is a more Fluid way to connect then that will feel so amazing. ( This was a repetitive paragraph, I apologies )


    Anyways this is getting long, so thank you Burnie for an enjoyable Sponsor Vlog!


    -Kevin Everett-

  • Zola282828 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    Come to the UK!!!

  • simrell FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold not drunk

    9 months ago

    You go to LA and you see OTHER ARTISTS? How could you do this to us burnie?

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

    9 months ago

    I love the Game Time! I'm excited to see new episodes!

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

    9 months ago

    "When we tell people about First it makes sense to them" ...it really doesn't. I wish Burnie would stop saying that. The sponsor members performed the same exact function of a corporate sponsor. Money to support content we wanted to see. The only difference is when a corporate sponsor does it they expect their name and positive things to be said about their products, where the member sponsors do not get that kind of name recognition but we also didn't need it.


    It's just not a great name, and the reassurances of why it will be called First just hurt to hear because of how poorly reasoned they are. We get it, you couldn't call it "Sponsor" because Fullscreen didn't want confusion between subscription members and corporate sponsors. But then let the former sponsors have a say in the name. Should have provided us with a few options, first could have even been one of them, had a poll, and the winning name becomes the name.

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

      9 months ago

      I don't like the name "First" either because of what I think it implies about what benefits for sponsors are more important. Making a poll for us to vote on the name may have been good but that always has the risk of pissing off the people who voted for different names, especially if the poll was close.


      That said, I think a better name for sponsorship is already right in front of us. Since we have "Double Gold" for the lootcrate-style merch box + regular sponsor perks, we might as well just call the basic sponsorship "Gold". It makes it clear that it is a premium membership and also shows that Double Gold is the same thing plus more.

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

      9 months ago

      Not your company, not your choice. Anything they came up with probably had to been greenlit by Fullscreen anyway and if they said t fans choose A B or C whichever one won the others would be annoyed. Easily avoided by not asking.


      It's a name, get over it.

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

      9 months ago

      I completely agree with you, PacMonster. Perfectly said! c:

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

      9 months ago

      The notion that having a poll would result in the losers being angry seems silly to me. That's how democracy works. Of course the losers will be salty, but you know what they'll get over it but the benefit is a majority picked the name that they felt best represented them, or at the very least the "losers" could feel like they were involved in the process. Roosterteeth is always saying how important their community is to them and that would have been a golden opportunity to show it instead of just saying it.


      To Jordan_W...yes, I get that it's not "my company". However, I do have a choice in supporting them with my money. And while yes, it's "just a name", the point is names do have power and meaning. Being a "sponsor" implied we were a part of the content being made, even if that wasn't actually true it at least let us feel that way since that's what being a sponsor of something means. Being a "first" doesn't carry the same connotation. It just sounds like any given premium subscription title without the heart. Will it ultimately matter, no, obviously most people will still support RT nomatter what they call their subscription plan, but the entire point of having a community is to be able to share our opinions with RT in the hopes they're listening and that's all myself and others who aren't happy with the name are doing.

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

    9 months ago

    Please PLEASE just bring back the chatrooms maybe?

    it's more relaxed than the forum format and the only way some of us engaged with any of the community :(

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

      9 months ago

      Those never worked for me back then ( considering I was probably 10yrs old and bad at the Internet lmao ) But that would be amazing to see... and Karma Levels is a big thing people want back into the community.

    • jaAmber FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold orange juice and milk

      9 months ago

      Sponsor chat is back (although it's a bit more difficult to find) - http://roosterteeth.com/group/sponsors/chat - there's no easy way to see all available chat rooms, but there are a few groups which have a "Chat" tab on them.

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

      9 months ago

      @jaAmber you're a LEGEND!

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

    9 months ago

    RIP Ashley - You will be forever remembered as that street sign. Oh wait, there you are.

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

    9 months ago

    I definitely feel the Neistat influence with the camera rig and glasses! Did you have a conversation with him about vlogs at vidcon?

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

    9 months ago

    I think the RT community should be called 'cockerels.'

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

      9 months ago

      I love this. Someone inform Barb.

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

    9 months ago

    My only complaint is that there isn't enough Sponser/First merch! I love Roosterteeth so much, and am so happy to support you guys when I can, and would love to buy a cool shirt or something to show off the fact that you guys are the best!

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

    9 months ago

    Cool shades Burnie

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

    9 months ago

    This vlog looks GREAT, what is your setup to film it? (also do you know when the Fan Service Podcast is coming back?) P.s. love you and keep up the good work :)

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

    9 months ago

    It's much appreciated that you guys are looking at fixing the core issues with the website. There's an understanding from the long time community members that things had to evolve as the company evolved, but some of us began to feel like the community and it's function on the site were being ignored for focus on show content.


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

    9 months ago

    Oh my gosh. I would love a shirt that says "Invest in Gold." or "Invest in Double Gold," with the 2 stars on it! Shout out to Joel Heyman. And the sillier the better. Like piles of gold around, or dollar signs instead of an s... that would be awesome, and I would buy that even without the First discount!

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

    9 months ago

    I don't mind what you call me, babe.

    In all honesty I see myself as a Sponsor/Firstie (whatever the service is called is fine) and a member of one of the best communities on the planet. I don't feel like we actually need a special name because we're perfect just the way we are.

  • guy9876 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    I know you guys are trying to sell everyone on the First platform, which is a fine name for it, but you continue to say that contributing members are not really sponsors like a company would be. In reality, we are. We are crowd funding all of your content that you put up by paying a specified amount. If you don't qualify a video by saying, " sponsored by ...." then we know that it is payed for by your First members and advertisements. We get to show off that we are a supporter and endorser of RT by having the star by our names. The only other way you could consider us is subscribers, such as Hulu or Netflix has, but you would have to shut down any videos that non subscribers could see. I am happy to be a sponsor, or First, or whatever you want to call us, but realize that we are sponsoring alot of content by a crowd-funding manner.

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

    9 months ago

    Hey i live here in japan. where can i find more info on you guys coming to japan? i love to see you guys and the movie!

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

    9 months ago

    Love Burnie Vlogs. Hopefully the gametimes with Ryan and Michael will happen. Cannot wait to see them.

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

    9 months ago

    "She's like in Clark Kent mode" Middle of a fucking sentence an' he's still sharp as a razor with wit.

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

    9 months ago

    Can we be called Cock bites

  • Bran_Flaks

    9 months ago

    Hearing that the next episode of DAY 5 is going to be even more graphic only makes me want to see it more.

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

    9 months ago

    Goddamn, I am so in love with Burnie XD Am enjoying the vlogs - great to hear what's going on while seeing the team in their usual off-camera work

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

    9 months ago

    Holy cow Julia was way younger than at first glance I assumed she was.

  • tara

    9 months ago

    He said he would be posting this to his journal and invites people to comment on it, but it's not there, so I'll comment here. I am elated to hear the tech team is working so hard on the website, I was very happy with the exchanges I've had about tech issues with @MikeQuinn. And it is actually a relief to hear that employees are also disappointed in the website, I think a lot of users were starting to feel like they were forgotten about.

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

    9 months ago

    Blaine @ 00:23

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

    9 months ago

    Omg lmao at my own stupidity. At the end of the video I spent WAY to long asking my self why Burnie was talking about a serious sounding issue in a video only sponsors would see. Took me at least 3 minutes to remember that Day 5 is sponsor content >.<

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

      9 months ago

      Also I think that most sponsors are smart enough or at least tuned in enough to have realized that whatever it is you're talking about was filmed a long time ago. Although I'm sure people will appreciate the heads up.

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

    9 months ago

    The thumbnail still labels this as a sponsor blog btw

    • tara

      9 months ago

      huh? it says Sponsor Vlog for me...

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

    9 months ago

    I didn't think about the business aspect of sponsors, and I really should have, because people had asked me if it was like a corporate sponsorship. Huh.


    Anyway. I'm glad you're keeping the scenes in Day 5. People always try to be so politically correct that they hurt their product. We know you care.

  • MKMatty

    9 months ago

    As a First-er this may be one of my absolute favourite aspects of paying to see RT content. It says a lot about the people who work so tirelessly on production to then open up BTS and let us as supporters of their content know what's going on from a perspective we normally wouldn't be granted. If anything, It saddens me that not everyone is able to see this perspective. I love these vlogs, as they demonstrate the love and genuine personalities of the many people who make up RT. Something that I feel many forget given the sheer amount of content and wide range of personalities we're exposed to now across the RT site. We're really spoilt for choice, and it's easy to get disillusioned with "oh this person is like this always".

    I love each and every person that's a part of the RT family. Be it cast, crew or the community. You're all mighty swell people.

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

    9 months ago

    Please never remove scenes because of current events... It's what I like about you! Thank you

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

    9 months ago

    Loved the little tour and cameos, always fun to see what it would be like just wlaking around roosterteeth .

  • JCRMeatcat

    9 months ago

    Despite all the cool features included with First and Double Gold I think that the best part of First is the behind the scenes looks that you get of all the RT productions. In all the First exclusive post shows the cast and crew feel more like people than personalities and they seem to open up more to the audience. It's a similar feeling to the closeness that the community and the company felt at the time of the passing of Monty Oum. I don't know, I just have fallen in love with Rooster Teeth over the years and I'm loving the transparency between company and community, especially recently.

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

      9 months ago

      Double gold seems to expensive... Unless they send you a lot of clothes, plus I am not sure what the VIP events are, and if they are cutting them off to only first members.

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

      9 months ago

      They aren't cutting the VIP events off from First members. the double gold gets first dibs on them. It sounds expensive but from what I gather you get a lot for it, I mean a t-shirt generally costs 20-25 and the box includes around 60-70 worth of items. Now this could just be stuff that they have over stock of but it will also include exclusive items you cant get in the store based on what I read.

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

    9 months ago

    A fourteen year old has more artistic talent than I will ever have. I do not know how to feel about that.


    New to the gold/sponsor/first thing, so seeing these behind the scenes vlogs are really cool. Also love to see the changes to the website. On a final note, thank you for the warning on Day 5. Not many studios would do such a thing or stick to their guns.