Five Second Project – “Old Video Games”

June 29, 2009 - By 


Welcome to an all new five second projects. This week’s theme is “Old Video Games.” Atari, NES, SEGA, Arcade. It doesn’t matter really. Just help us remember the good old days when Mario ruled the world and first person shooters weren’t around. Create a short project based on the theme and post it in the comments to be entered into the contest.

Why Should You Enter? Check out the video…

How Do I Enter?

  • 1. Create a five second animation based on the theme.
  • 2. Upload your video to Vimeo. Don’t forget to add a link back to this blog post.
  • 3. Post a link to this posts comment thread and I will add it to the Channel.
  • 4. Deadline is July 13th

What Are Five Second Projects?
We all want to make cool shit for our reel right? Sometimes you just need a theme to get you started… Some rules to fight against. Use the theme “Old Video Games” to make a five second motion piece and link it in the comments of this blog post. “Shout Box” submissions will not be found and will not be added to the channel. Please be sure to post a link in this post’s comments to ensure me seeing it.

It’s really great to see so much participation. Tell a friend about the five second projects and get them involved too. Don’t forget to push yourself to try something new every week. What about a new piece of software or technique you have wanted to try? Take control of your creative output and Make Cool Shit!

Check out the entries at the Vimeo Channel

  • Hey Nick!

    Just finished my project


  • DUDE, there are a TON of great clips entered for this project. Thanks everyone! Keep them coming. It’s not over till Monday.

  • Yo Nick,

    can’t see my project on the channel, forgot me? 🙂

    Cheers, Tobi

  • Hi Nick!

    Here is my entry:


    Hope to get some comments!

    Video will take 2 hours to convert it =(

    You can check it at youtube till then:

  • Hi !

    I just uploaded mine.
    First video for the 5 Second Project !

    Watch it, critic hardly ^^


  • Ok, I almost missed this one. I started with a modern rendition of Atari’s “Asteroids”, until I checked back the first submissions and noticed there was at least an entry on that game. So here’s my entry, just in time I think:

    Awesome theme Nick, thanks for hosting such a nice opportunity to get inspired and push our skills to the max (or at least try to 😉 ).

  • Here’s my humble submission. One of my first attempts of animation or motion design in after effects. Later.

  • Damn. i have an idea … but i dont know how should i do it. :S


  • Nick,

    I love the 5-second ideas, thanks
    Here’s my entry!

  • Aight, Nick- you got me interested now. 😉

    If I need to make cool stuff, might as well start with something I have a particular passion about- old video games.

    No sound in this one, I’m afraid. Maybe next time.

  • Hi Nick, i still can’t see my project on the channel. Could you please get me in:

  • Hiya, here’s my entry!

  • Omg huge participitation in here 😀

    here’s my contribution:

    hit me up with the criticism ! 🙂

  • Hey guys,

    Here’s my entry :

    A lot of cool stuff entered this time around. Roll on next week 🙂



  • Here’s my entry please add

  • hi everyone, here the link to my first ever 5 second project

  • Here is my animation.

  • Hi Nick,

    You haven`t posted my animation on the vimeo channel yet. I upleaded on friday.

    Here´s the link:

  • first time poster here…loving this site.

  • here is my first 5 second entry:

    Beeps and blibs for the 5 second animation competition.

  • Hey there Nick,

    First time caller long time listener, love the stuff you’ve got going on here. Creative league too–I hope it grows into a colossal monster.

    I hope I’m not late..

    Title – Shatter the Past

    Great posts everyone!


  • Ah i just realized that i didnt add the appropriate links to my video,

  • oops, i fucked up the proper comment posting 😡

    here my contribution:

  • Awesome theme! Here’s mine.

  • Hello Nick,

    Here is my link. I hope have come in time.


  • enjoy the site, keep it up. finally had time to partake

  • Hey!
    Was psyched about this theme!
    Looks like I’m getting in just under the gun.
    Here is my entry:

  • First time messing with Dynamics, so it’s a little, uh, unpredictable 🙂

  • My FIRST 5 second Project… yay.
    Just read an animation book and thought I’d try out a few things.


  • Simple and stupid.
    Here it is:

  • Hi

    I think you forgot mine.

    Here it is ==>
    I left a first comment on July 11

  • I think you guys may like it :O)))

  • There is no winner to this challenge?

  • Atari Pitfall!

    btw, do any of you know where i can find a free and decent atari pitfall game to embed onto my site?


  • i miss the good old days when we spend our childhood with mario in our dreams. When we spend sleepless nights just to beat the bosses of the games (in my case, cry). But anyways, thanks reminding us of how old school games once ruled the gaming industry. Thanks!

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  • Hi,

    Here is my little contribution :


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