Friday, 6 February 2015
RIP Monty Oum
Monty Oum, an incredibly talented animator who did stuff for Rooster Teeth died on February 1st from an allergic reaction. He did a bunch of stuff but was most noted for his work on Red Vs Blue and RWBY.
For me personally, I never really watched Red Vs Blue and admittedly I'd never heard of RWBY until very recently. That said, this news still saddens me because I enjoyed a lot of his earlier works such as Haloid and Dead Fantasy. Haloid was an awesome 3D animation of Master Chief and Samus having a fight and Dead Fantasy was a similar series that featured a Final Fantasy/Dead or Alive crossover.
These are quite old, I must have only been in high school when they came out but I remember discovering Haloid on Gametrailers and watching that shit on repeat because I thought it was so damn cool. I spent many a late night watching those animations and Oum was clearly a very talented guy.
I'd highly suggest giving the name a Google and checking out his stuff.