Rooster Teeth has expanded from a couple of guys working out of a bedroom closet to a full-fledged video production company capable of putting on full shows and productions. At RTX London, the company announced a brand new show focused around one of the most important behind the scenes jobs at Rooster Teeth, Prop Making.
Through Vlogs and other live action videos shot at the company, we have seen plenty of projects that have been worked on that appear in videos. Marcus LaPorte, a Live Action Production Designer in the Art Department, is the mind behind many of the creations seen in RT’s productions.
He has been responsible for a number of new podcasts sets, as well as being featured as a Production Designer for the company’s first live-action movie Lazer Team. LaPorte even assists Rooster Teeth member Gavin Free’s second company, Slow Mo Guys, creating props when necessary.
It seems it’s time for LaPorte to get his own spotlight though, instead of creating things in the background, as a new show surrounding his skills was announced at the London Rooster Teeth Expo. Details are sparse, but the basis of the show is that Marcus will be teaching fellow RT employee Adam Ellis how to make props.
An employee since 2013, starting out as tech support, Ellis has seen his status and popularity in the company grow as the years go on. Most fans associate a huge beard, stature, and booming voice with Ellis, but his most memorable videos include dealing with Rooster Teeth Co-Founder Joel Heyman antics in the How To series.
The show will apparently be called “Master and Apprentice,” and is likely to be a huge hit regardless of its focus, simply based on the unique premise. It will be really interesting to see if they have a cosplay creating segment or aspect to the show, something which would go over big with Rooster Teeth and non-Rooster Teeth fans alike.
According to CEO Matt Hullum (Sarge, Doc), the show will air around late fall or autumn. While there isn’t a concrete release date, he did say it will definitely by the end of the year.
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