- Member: SushiBoyJared
- Studio: Sushi Home Video
- Title: Transformmodore64
- Premiered: 2003-05-31
- Unknown Transformers Television Show Theme Performed on the Commodore64 SID Chip
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.