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He chose being awesome as a career.

"Never let anyone tell you that something is impossible."
Monty Oum, Words to live by

"I mean who doesn't like being told they're awesome?"
Monty Oum on the only proper reaction to his work.

"The only thing that stops us from doing the really cool things is time."
—Monty Oum

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