The software technology known as 8 Bit was responsible for the rapid spread and unprecedented popularity of video games in the '70s and '80s. Primitive though they were, those games grabbed the imagination of an entire generation. And now that many of them have grown up to become motion designers, they are summoning up their childhood memories to incorporate aspects of them into their latest digital creations, be they music videos, smartphone games or short movies, thus giving a 30-year-old sub-culture a whole new lease of life.


Let the games begin — again

Every era produces its own particular youth culture. In the '60s, it was Space Age design, "swinging" London, hippies, Woodstock, Twiggy, Andy Warhol, the Beach Boys and the Beatles. The late-'70s-'80s gave us New Wave, synth-pop, break-dancing, Michael Jackson … and video games! If you are a 20-30-something, you probably grew up with Atari and NES (Nintendo Entertainment System), Pac-Man and Space Invaders. Who among us has not had the experience of escaping from the Fire Flower and being attacked by little mushrooms or turtles?

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit


Specifications:

108 min
Dolby Digital
All Region DVD
8 page Frenchfold insert


Featuring:

- 8-Bit luv by Álvaro Ramis
- 8-Bit Holiday by Andrew Jive
- Block Alley by Andrew Sanderson
- Toot Toot MV for The Electric by Benjamin Domrich and Loris Lamuniere
- Double Dragon by Chris Tew
- Bicycle Film Festival 8-Bit Intro! by Drew Wise
- No Brain MV for ‪Etienne de Crécy by Fleur & Manu‬
- The Battle of Kruger 8-bit MV for Aardvark Robinson by Gary Duong
- Any Moment Now MV for Koufax by Hopr
- Ich Bin 8BIT by I am 8bit
- Painting with Pixels by I am 8bit
- SK8-bit by John Cloutte
- D-side Erol Alkan by John Filipe
- D-side Erol Alkan making of by John Filipe
- Happy Up Here MV for Röyskopp by Joyrider Films
- Game Over by Katrin Haerterich
- Supernatural Creator 2 by Mareike Ottrand
- We Come Together MV for Goldfish by Mike Scott
- We Come Together MV for Goldfish making of by Mike Scott
- Analogue Ski Resort by Mykola Dosenko
- We Throw Shapes MV for Superpowerless by Oliver Hindle
- Tron Legacy 8 Bit by Pierre Manry
- Ah by Studio Shetter (Lee SungHwan)
- 8-Bit Waterslide IN REAL LIFE! by tea&cheese
- Isaac and Quincy - The TV Show? by tea&cheese
- Protest Reality by tea&cheese
- PLAY by Veronica Solomon
- Ankle Injuries MV for Fujiya & Miyagi by Wade Shotter
- We Want More MV for FRUITPUNCH by Wong Ping
- Romantic Crap MV for Some Toir by Yegor Lymarev
- Smith & Nephew by Admediastudio
- Calmatel by Admediastudio
- Calmatel Widget by Admediastudio
- Diesel - Only the Brave Exhibition: Hellohikimori's performance by Hellohikimori
- Orange cinema series - Trueblood Season 3: Animated Landscape by Hellohikimori
- Orange cinema series - Glee: Singing Game by Hellohikimori
- You Were In My Dream by Isobel Knowles and Van Sowerwine
- Window Painting by Dan Berglund
- Supreme Believers - In situ by Matt Pyke
+Free fonts by Rodrigo Fuenzalida

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

IdN Video v18n5: 8-Bit

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