16-Bit Memories

Growing up with 16-bit gaming meant one of two things: You were either a Nintendo or Sega kid. Christmas of '94 decided that for Optimus Design animator Brad Cannady when he tore back the gift wrapping around his very own Super Nintendo.  The SNES showed him that games could actually look as killer as their box art and deliver electrifying sound design with cinematic scores.

This animation is Brad's tribute to four of his favorite characters and ships from classic SNES games: Donkey Kong Country's Zinger, Star Fox's Arwings, Super Metroid's Metroid and F-Zero's Blue Falcon. All were modeled, rigged and animated in C4D using box art or sprite sheets as references. 

Sound Designer Zach Scheitlin crafted a retro soundtrack incorporating soundbytes from the actual console games into his composition.


Design & Animation: Brad Cannady
Sound Design: Zach Scheitlin