Three words: Playful, insightful, and literate. Congrats on a first class documentary that pretty much definitively captures the history, appeal and spirit of the artform. Outstanding work!
Hey man.Very nice! I've been looking forward to this being uploaded. My old lady will dig this immensely - you've shown pixel art as a very accessible thing! I'm happy that you extended your discussion and research beyond the visuals to incorporate game music. The idea of game music as a legit genre has always really impressed me. There are some great compositions featured in the early Penny Arcade TV episodes.The opposite it fun, too. Considered analogue and acoustic music in games is great. Terry Taylor's songs in the Neverhood? Wicked sick. I've just finished (really, like 15 mins ago) a couple of folkish instrumental tracks for a friend's tower defense game. I think the crossover might work well.Anyway, great work! What's next on the agenda?
Thanks Matt and Stephen!Yeah the Neverhood had awesome audio and visuals, but something about it always reminded me of lonlliness and nightmares. But then again lots of stop mo does that to me.Next? I've got 2 pretty intensive animations to make in the next few weeks. Both dialogue related. One super short and smooth, the other long and... cheap. Worst time for Red Dead to come out!
At first, I thought it would have been some silly ignorant machinima.com styled 'documentary', but you blew me away. Not only did you interview the indie god himself, Jason Rohre, but you also showed some shorts films from my most favorite pixel artist, Paul Robertson.You also nailed the whole appeal of pixel art and the more personal levels of the medium. You perfectly summed up pixel art.
nice one, digging the style, keep it up.
Excellent, kicks asses! A very well told story.
Very nice. What animation is the falling / fighting yellow character at the end from?
Hey Rob. That's from Raging Hadron, also known as NIDHOGG. It's by Mark Essen.http://www.indiegames.com/blog/2010/04/trailer_nidhogg_mark_essen.html
Very cool! Thanks so much for taking the time and huge effort to put this together. Fantastic!
was one of the last videos entitled "383" by Super Brothers?
Heya BiG Shell. It's actually S:S&S. Sword and Sorcery Episode 1 by Superbrothers. For iPhone.
Awesome! but you missed out tea&cheese!8-BIT Waterslide in REAL LIFE!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkYVazguJCY
Great documentary, thank you!...the tears, in my eyes...I am a pixel fan too! right now developing this: http://pixalnation.net
Fantastic documentary, you packed a lot of passion and nostalgia into 10 minutes :) Loved it.
Really great little doco, thanks heaps. I will be recommending it to a few people, so artists, some geeks. I think your doco has something for all of them.Thanks
Very well done, indeed! Congratulations!Now find some backers and start writing a feature length doco! :)
Absolutely fantastic documentary - thank you so much! I also love the tie at the end to older forms of art - pointillism, mosaic, etc. So true! I <3 pixel art, now have so many more sources to look into (thanks for including artist information - very helpful). Yahoo! :-)
Thank you for this... both for making a great short documentary on something important, but also for including just about every one of my favorite pixel art games in the final montage! (Sword & Sworcery EP is easily my most early-awaited game for any platform this year, for many of the reasons you touch upon in your video)
Very, very, very cool! I loved it! Thanks for making it.