Before being picked up by Rooster Teeth, Gu was a passionate animator and Computer Science student at the University of Texas with a popular Youtube channel. Gu is also responsible for the popular animations such as: Gods Don't Bleed" - EPIC FIGHT Minecraft Animation and Ionia: The Blood Moon" (League of Legends Cinematic).
Being heavily influenced by the late Monty Oum, Gu decided to create a new piece labeled Project MONTY in tribute to Oum's unique style of animation and fight choreography, where he highlights similar transforming weapons and intensive combat. His work was noticed by one of the lead animators of RWBY, Shane Newville. From there, Gu's work was spread throughout the RWBY team and eventually picked up by the Rooster Teeth Animation Department to work on Volume 3 of RWBY.
- Notable RWBY Animations
- "Round One" - 4:56-5:16, 5:30-5:37 (with Shane), 5:37-5:55, 6:52-7:40
- "New Challengers..." - Lie Ren's electric slide (3:45-4:00)
- "It's Brawl in the Family" - Ruby Rose reuniting with Qrow Branwen (10:20-10:33)
- "Lessons Learned" - Mercury and Emerald vs. Coco and Yatsuhashi (choreographed and animated the fight)
- "Battle of Beacon" - Nevermore fight and Ironwood vs Beowolf fight
- "Heroes and Monsters" - The Velvet fight
- "End of the Beginning" - The Cinder VS Pyrrha fight with Kim Newman, Dustin Matthews, and concepts from Shane Newville
- Before working on RWBY in the animation software Poser, Gu mainly animated his projects in the free open source software, Blender.
- At RTX 2015, Shane Newville hosted an Animation with Poser Panel with Gu as a Co-Panelist.
- Gu often streams his work on Katsu Cats as well as other projects at his Twitch channel.
- Gu is also a fan of very bad puns, which he torments others within the animation department.
- Dillon and Shane have a series of 2d animations on Twitter with the hashtag "#WhenShaneAndDillonUseFlipaClip".
- Dillon is capable of doing acrobatic/break-dancing moves such as aerials and flares.
- As Volume 3 ends production, Gu will be focusing on projects for his YouTube channel, with a collaboration project with Shane Newville.