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" YouTube's algorithm doesn't know what's going on in the world. "
" When we first started, everything was animated, everything was comedy, and there was really nothing that was longer than about two minutes, because that's all audiences would watch. "
" In the entertainment industry, careers don't last very long - and online, careers last an even shorter amount of time. "
" The big difference between us and other people who produce content is that we started doing this to make things that we wanted to make. "
" I started one of the first online video companies way back in 2003. "
" I lived a significant portion of my life before the Internet and smart phones. "
" The good thing about feature films is that the budgets tend to scale. "
" People think that if you get a lot of views, the ad truck just shows up at your front door. That's just not true. "
" Flash Video made platform sites like YouTube possible as well, and helped kick-start the online video revolution. "
" '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. "
" Rooster Teeth has always had a big following in the gamer community, and we are lifelong gamers ourselves. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" We've always had a roadmap to feature filmmaking, and making a feature film could have been three or four years away for us. But crowdfunding helped us get there in a year, and it allowed us to take a much bigger step. "
" 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 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. "
" We recognize that the whole world is kind of moving in this direction to digital distribution, but at the same time, there are still people who only watch movies in a movie theater, and there are some people who only watch certain programs on television or certain things on Netflix. "
" 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. "
" If we got $100 million dollars to make a movie, I don't know if we should be making a $100 million dollar movie our first time out. "
" 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. "
" When Geoff Ramsey and Jack Pattillo started 'Achievement Hunter,' we expanded heavily into 'let's play'-style gaming videos and have since expanded with a massive roster of gaming talent and multiple channels dedicated just to gaming videos. "
" If somebody's in the community doing cool stuff, we'll hire them. "
" I gotta admit, when you've been doing this a long time, going out to the audience and asking for them to help out with crowdfunding, it's a gut check. You never know how that's gonna turn out. Luckily for us, it turned out well. "
" I feel like we always kept our core philosophy of making content that we would wanna watch, and there's definitely a different scale we are offering that at today. "