Breathwork with Ryan Willims

This week, Barbara Dunkelman, Community Manager of Rooster Teeth, details the journey of how she began working at Rooster Teeth.  While her job is Community Manger in title, she wears many hats in her community and fan driven role.

She and Gus Sorola are Co-Directors of the RTX Event, a fan and industry gaming conference hosted by Rooster Teeth in Austin, TX. The Event in 2014, featured over 30,000 attendees.  Barbara chats about what it’s like interacting with Rooster teeth’s impassioned fans both online at RTX.

Barbara tells Ryan what she’s learned working for Burnie Burns and the story about she found herself working at Rooster Teeth, after growing up a fan of the series Red vs. Blue in Canada.  She also talks about what it’s like voicing the character Yang in the Rooster Teeth anime-series RWBY, and gives Ryan pointers on what makes a good pun.  Finally, they discuss Project Lazer, the recent IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign, where Rooster Teeth shattered film crowdfunding records by raising over $2.4 Million dollars.

Barbara’s Greatest puns video (created by a RT fan)

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Rooster Teeth’s Lazer Team:


Watch Episode 1 of RWBY:


Barbara in the Daily Dot Ryan referenced:

In this episode you’ll learn:


  • What makes a good community manager
  • How to create a community of lifetime fans
  • How Barbara Dunkelman got started at Rooster Teeth
  • What makes the RTX Event special
  • What is the anime series RWBY
  • What is the machinima series Red vs. Blue
  • What it’s like working at Rooster Teeth
Direct download: Barbara_Dunkelman_RoosterTeeth_RedvsBlue_RWBY_RTX.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 2:08pm PST