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  • Member: SushiBoyJared
  • Studio: Sushi Home Video
  • Title: Transformmodore64
  • Premiered: 2003-05-31
  • Category:
    • Fun
  • Song:
    • Unknown Transformers Television Show Theme Performed on the Commodore64 SID Chip
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  • Comments: This video is one of my favorites, not because it is good (it isn't at all), but because it's really freaking cheesy.

    I hear a lot of people talking about Old School Anime, OLD SCHOOL! Well, you can't get any more old school than Transformers on a Commodore 64.

    Ok, true to form, not everything about this video is apparent on the surface. For instance, it obviously wasn't edited on a commodore - actually, it was done with premiere 6.0 and photoshop 7.0. The "Sound" file was actually a SID File. For those not familiar with what SID is, each commodore had a chip in it called the SID chip, which basically allowed you to play music, etc. through digital synthesis. I found a program called SIDplay, loaded this SID file of the Transformers theme into it, and made an editable sound file for the video (which I may have tweaked a little in soundforge 6.0).

    The influence for this video was actually a trailer I had scene on the DVD of the movie "Videodrome" (a twisted little film, if you haven't seen it). The movie trailer for the film featured still images drawn on a commodore, edited together with a guy talking about the movie... instead of motion images to describe the movie, it was simply stills sliding around, logos intertwining, and dropping onto the screen. 100% digital, 100% 80's.

    the entire video is 40 seconds long. It took just under 2 hours to complete it from when I had the idea, to when I exported the HUFFYUV.

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