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He chose being awesome as a career.

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"Never let anyone tell you that something is impossible."
Monty Oum, Words to live by
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"I mean who doesn't like being told they're awesome?"
Monty Oum on the only proper reaction to his work.
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"The only thing that stops us from doing the really cool things is time."
—Monty Oum
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Monty Oum (1981-2015) was an animator best known for creating the awesome anime-style web animation series RWBY and as the lead animator for Rooster Teeth's machinima series Red vs. Blue during seasons 8-10. He achieved notoriety for creating the video game crossover fan films Haloid and Dead Fantasy, which brought him to the attention of Rooster Teeth who would employ him. He was self-taught [1] who learned his techniques through observation. His works rely heavily on Rule of Cool. He passed away on February 1, 2015 at the age of 33 due to a severe allergic reaction he suffered during a routine medical procedure.

Has a video list over at GameTrailers. And a Deviant ART gallery. And a YouTube channel.

  1. though he prefers the term "film maker" and "one-man production crew" would be even more appropriate
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