Posts tagged '8-bit'

Fox Retro

We’re loving this rad promo PUNGA did for FOX Retro, an Italian-only network that rebroadcasts classic American television. The tight, fluid animation with its seamless transitions from 2D to 3D (and back again) are a real treat to watch and the accompanying music/sound design by Daniele Carmosino perfectly compliments the visuals. It takes lots of talented folks to pull off something this polished, click here to see a complete credit listing. Enjoy!

[ Fox Retro ]

We Come Together

“I made a good versus evil story of smooth jazz cats versus electro fishes and, like a video game, there was a princess to rescue, sub-bosses and a final boss to defeat…more” –Mike Scott

Kiwi animator/director Mike Scott crafted a veritable pixely-video-game-pop-culture-references-packed orgy of a music video for the Goldfish tune, ‘We Come Together’. It’s good times all the way ‘round, folks.

Mike was also cool enough to post a fairly exhaustive process video that describes how he planned and executed the whole thing which you can watch here. Enjoy!

[ Goldfish - We Come Together (OFFICIAL) ]


“It’s plain to see for you and me: love!
It cannot hide; just be who you are…”

More dopeness from reliable dopeness repository, Flying Lotus. Thundercat is up ons as well who, in addition to starring in the video, lent his skills on bass and vocals to the track. Visuals come courtesy of top-notch directing duo Campbell Hooper and Joel Kefali, a.k.a. Special Problems.

Also, I’ve been noticing lots of Ents dropping by. Hello, friends – make yourselves at home!

[ Flying Lotus - MmmHmm ]

Mazes (full)

Hey, remember that trailer for ‘Mazes’ I posted back in January?  Well, here’s the full business. Treat Studios FTW. The sound design is especially nice so if you’ve got a nice pair of headphones you might want to don them before clicking play. Enjoy!

[ Mazes ]

Move Your Feet

Fine purveyors in the art of the music video, Shynola, created this for the now disbanded, Junior Senior, back in 2003. Great tune + fun and happy pixels = good times. Enjoy!

[ Junior Senior - Move Your Feet ]


Tunnel by Paul Robertson

By pixel-art super-talent, Paul Robertson.

[ film stuff ]

The Pixel Art of Jude Buffum

'Care Bear Carnage' by Jude Buffum
'Care Bear Carnage' by Jude Buffum'And on the seventh day, R.O.B. rested.' by Jude Buffum'TPS Reports' by Jude Buffum'You Wanna Play Pirate?' by Jude Buffum'The Dude Abides' by Jude Buffum'President Kong' by Jude Buffum

Jude Buffum paints pop-culture subjects with an 8-bit aesthetic, often times as if they existed in the 80s and had a video game tie-in. My personal favorite is his infinitely-awesome Big Lebowski series which you can order t-shirts of here.  Lots more on his website, blog and Flickr.

[ Jude Buffum ]


Pixels is a well-made animated short featuring classic video game characters wreaking havoc all over New York city. From start to finish this is nothing but 8-bit entertainment. I think Patrick Jean needs to get working on another trippy project, don’t you?

[ Pixels ]


Super-talented London animation house, Treat Studios, has loads of great stuff posted up on their Vimeo account.  The attached video stood out from the pack, however. It’s a teaser trailer they created to promote an Etsy labs sponsored show they were a part of in Berlin – it’s strange, colorful, bright, bizarre and just plain wonderful.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

[ Mazes trailer ]

Insert Coin

Holy crap, this is pretty awesome. NinjaMoped created this video by combining a black rug, a camera, a projector, lots of coins and gobs of patience.  Stay tuned til the end to how they were able put it all together. Marvelous job, chaps! Cheers!

[ Kreativ ~ Stop Motion - Dreamhack Winter 2010 via > boingboing ]


This gorgeous animated short was created by Valere Amirault, Jean Delaunay, Sarah Laufer and Benjamin Mattern.  If you grew up on a steady diet of pixels – that were dispensed in increments of eight or sixteen – and/or love well-animated short films this is a must-watch.

[ 8BITS ]

American Software

I have no idea what’s going on in this short film (apparently it’s about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates?) by Gianluca Fallone but I don’t really care because it was such a treat to watch.  The Ratatat fueled soundtrack certainly helps.

[ American Software ]

Runs with dinosaurs


DINO-RUN is simple, fun game from the 8-bit-alicious folks at pixeljam where you try to outrun extinction.  Best of luck!