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How do you make 8 bit videos? Answered

I want to make a music video and make all the video 8 bit kinda like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbfCZx1tRUs

Anyone have any ideas on how to do it?

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frollardBest Answer (author)2012-12-13

This is done exactly like any other animation technique - you create frames either by hand or in a computer, then you animate them. To make the shapes all 8-bit (and these look more 4-bit) you just...draw them that way.

Searching 'How to animate" or "how to make an animation" will explain exactly what you need.

iceng is referring to the microprocessor demoscene or games/graphics of old where you programmed the animation to happen and the processor did all the work. These days there are much more sophisticated tools to work with it.

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Knives008 (author)frollard2012-12-13

With what program after effects?

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frollard (author)Knives0082012-12-14

you could learn animation in any of a hundred programs. That's not my forte however.
If I recall after-effects is best for taking existing footage and adding cg effects to it, compositing, roto, etc.

I'll leave the googling of "animation program" to you.

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iceng (author)frollard2012-12-13

You got me :-)

I'm from the age of Toasters.

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astroboy907 (author)iceng2012-12-13

The first successful commercial electric Toaster was built around 1910....

Unless you happened to mean a video toaster?

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iceng (author)astroboy9072012-12-13


Great insight ( video toaster ), I should not expect any less.
From someone with a snazzy floppy work table :-)

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iceng (author)2012-12-12

You program microprocessors to do this for yourself and record it.

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Knives008 (author)iceng2012-12-13

Microprocessors? Can you go a little more in detail on how it's done? Thanks.

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