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Creator: Rocket Jump
aka: Freddie Wong
"There is only one rule for content, and that is: 'What do you genuinely enjoy making?'"
Freddie Wong

RocketJump is an online video Production Posse created by Freddie Wong, Brandon Laatsch, Matt Arnold, Dez Dolly, and other YouTube creators.

In 2010, American filmmakers Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatch decided they'd had enough of fixing the mistakes on sloppy direct-to-video movies. They thought, "We can do this!" and the FreddieW channel was born.

Their work is known for its high quality, low budget, fast-paced action scenes, guns, Video Game homages, guns, incredible visual effects, guns, and a general Rule of Cool attitude. Did we mention guns?

In 2011 and 2012, this mix of quality, humor, video games, and action helped them grow to epic levels of popularity. They peaked at the sixth-most-subscribed spot on YouTube, and also held the "top filmmaking channel" spot.

In 2012, they made their first feature-length web series, Video Game High School. It was so popular, they went on to release a second season in 2013. Season 3 is in pre-production as of early 2014.

On October 23, 2013, the FreddieW team entered "Phase Two" and rebranded itself as RocketJump. The old freddiew2 channel was renamed to BrandonJLa, and also has some old behind-the-scenes videos and tutorials.

On April 14, 2014, RocketJump and Lionsgate announced a partnership.

Some high-profile members of RocketJump inclue:
  • Freddie Wong, the namesake for the old "freddiew" name. For most of its existence, Freddie has been synonymous with his channel. He got some early fame as a professional Guitar Hero player.
  • Brandon Laatsch. Based on behind-the-scenes videos, he did a lot of the early VFX with Freddie, and has done most of the 3D work. He's often been overshadowed by Freddie. As of early 2014, he left RocketJump to pursue his own channel.
  • Matt Arnold is probably best-known as a writer and director of Video Game High School.
  • Dez Dolly, another co-founder of the company proper.
  • Benji Dolly, best-known as Games Dean in Video Game High School and frequently appears on the Facerocker podcast.
  • Clinton Jones is a frequent collaborator and is known to do some VFX work for them.
  • Lauren Haroutunian, the "dean" of the RocketJump Film School.

Freddie and Brandon also went to UCLA with Corridor Digital, and have been known to cameo in each others' projects.

Their YMMV page is here.

Please note, this page was migrated from the old "Freddie Wong" page. Examples may refer to just Freddie, and there might be some grammar hiccups. If you come across any mistakes, please fix them.

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