X-Dance Review: 8-Bit (Surf)

Posted January 13, 2012 in
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Glove World
X-Dance Screening: Thursday, Jan. 12 @ 6:30pm

8-Bit is a surf short featuring Jamie O’brien, Cheyne Magnusson, Alex Gray and Justin Quirk from Body Glove. Rather than the usual surf-inspired video game, this five-minute short created by Magnusson is a video game inspired surf movie. With similar sounds and images, 8-Bit has all the feel of an original Mario Bros., lighting up the screen with colorful pixelated palm trees and cacti, Cerveza power-ups and bonus firework levels. Watching this surf short brought back memories of being up all night, game controller in hands, glued to a television screen feeling my eyeballs slowly turn to mush. In a close competition for most creative film thus far between 8-Bit and Zombie Skatepark Bloodbath, 8-Bit comes out on top for its originality and production quality. Check it out here and decide for yourself http://vimeo.com/28434176. –Westin Porter