I Made A Video About Video Game Graphics

I like how video games look, so I made a video about video game graphics, using squares and cubes. The video is called Cube: A Video About Video Game Graphics. That is the name of the video.

Here it is. This is the video. You can watch it now. Right here:

EPILEPSY WARNING: There are also some rapidly flashing lights in this video.

That was the video. Did you watch it? I hope you did watch it. The video, I mean.

...okay I'll stop typing like this now. Really. Like, right now. Okay. Done.

This idea has been rattling around in my head for about a year now. I started writing the ideas down back in April and the idea has seen many permutations since then. Once everything was (pretty much) locked down it only took about a month to animate the video and score the audio.

It was primarily done in Adobe After Effects with a bit of Adobe Premiere and Source Film Maker usage. The audio was done in Reaper with various VST plugins and samples. The end sequence was done by strapping an iPhone to my forehead...

In fear of setting the bar too high for myself, creating more work than I could possibly do, I had to draw the line somewhere, so a lot of games I had ideas for didn't make it into the video. Stuff like Vectorman, Starfox, Doom, Parappa, and CandyBox had to be left out. I guess there's nothing stopping me from making a sequel at some point though.

Anyway, that's Cube. I can stop thinking about cubes now and go back to just playing video games.

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Posted by 1Gorebash1

Superb!

Posted by avantegardener

Yo dat was some art son.

Posted by dudeglove

Cheeky reference with the QR code there.

Edited by joshwent

Brilliant!

Posted by spraynardtatum

I love this!

Posted by Hamst3r

Thanks for checking it out, duders! :3

Edited by MarkWahlberg

Cool cubes beans. Must've taken a lot of work to put it all together, I'm impressed.

Edited by TwoLines

That was hot. Super hot.

Nice Virtual Boy nod.

Posted by BadSniper52

This is pretty cool!

Posted by pyromagnestir

Yep. That was sweet.

Posted by futurstock

yeah dude, that was really good. keep it up

Posted by CrocBox

That was too cool.

Posted by jiggajoe14

Now that was pretty god damn amazing.

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Posted by amlabella

Awesome job dude, that was great!

Posted by Nickieroonie

Lumines! :D

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@hamst3r said:

Thanks, duders! :D

I made some GIFs for Tumblr:

i JUST now got the Red/White cube reference.

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Posted by Coafi

Lovely work, duder!

Posted by Camling

Hello Mr. Hamst3r, I think you've created a very cool video :-)

Posted by CornBREDX

FMV games (specifically Phantasmagoria because... Giantbomb I guess haha), Half Life, and Silent Hill were my favorites.

Still as good at this as ever Hamst3r

Posted by buffaloseven

The – what I can only assume is – Crysis Cube made me genuinely laugh out loud. It takes on an extra layer of meta :)

Posted by ManlyPup

That was fantastic. Thanks, Hamst3r! Next you can do triangles! :D

Posted by barit14

God, that was absolutely amazing. What programs did you use to do everything in, from animation to the video editing? You are extremely talented!

Posted by NegativeCero

I definitely missed a lot of references. It's really cool, nonetheless. Damn it Hamst3r, you're making us all look bad with the stuff you post.

Posted by wrecks

Love it. Great work man.

Posted by Hamst3r

Thanks again, duders!

@noizy Whoa, that's a super-neat video! I want to make some projector stuff like that some day. :)

@barit14 Thanks! I used After Effects for the animation and most of the editing. I loaded the AE stuff into Premiere for a few more edits. The audio was done in a program called Reaper.

Posted by MasterRain

Very nice, I love the subtlety.

Posted by Deathpooky

This is fucking amazing. You deserve people throwing gobs of money at you to make stuff like this. People with money should get on that.

Posted by JAVK

Too much talent!

Posted by isomeri

Bravo duder!

Posted by Uberjannie

This is rad. 10/10 would watch again :)

Posted by Etrips3

Did you notice the abrupt jump in game graphics this video portraits? Gratz man for doing this masterpiece! It's a perfect thing to give to someone and see if they are true gamers or not! :D

Posted by LackingSaint

Dude, this is really really impressive. Awesome work!

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Duder, Just like Fobwashed you are Unstoppable, Excellent work, you should look into hooking up with the GB crew, Vinny has said on tumblr that he's looking to hire on for production very soon, and id say you'd fit in perfectly.

Posted by Oldirtybearon

Good editing. Not too hot on the premise but the editing was very, very good.

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Posted by I_Stay_Puft

Was great until I started feeling sick from the flashing lights (nah seriously). Great job though dude.

Posted by SpicyRichter

Wow man, amazing!

Posted by pompouspizza

Good work sir, it's amazing!

Posted by KnifeySpoony

This was really great, well done. You continue to be one of the best parts of this community.

Posted by YummyTreeSap

Posted by Kill Screen now! You're ~famous~

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Edited by Panpipe

You are so fucking good.

Posted by Hamst3r

Thanks, duders! Thanks for the heads-up on the Game Informer and Kill Screen features too. :D

Edited by Fierrze

Wow, that was pretty cool. The sound design was superb. Great work!

Edited by Jadeskye

the cube version of tomb raider has the best tressFX.

Edited by animathias

The "camera love" you gave to the fancy looking metal cube nearly made me lose it for some reason. It's like the same loving camera angles they use on cars, except this is.. a cube.

Dunno if that was intentionally funny or not, but there ya go. The video was quite enjoyable, so thanks duder.

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