Originally published on Maxon.net

Hashi a.k.a. Action Movie Dad takes you on a trip down 16-bit memory lane in a totally rad new VFX Side Quest, walking you through some simple techniques to turn your modern footage into a retro 16-bit video game using Adobe After Effects and Red Giant tools.

You'll learn how to stylise the shot using Red Giant Universe and Magic Bullet Colorista, adjust the colour palette, and quickly add elements like titles and progress bars that match the retro video game look of the 16-bit era.

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Music: Triune Digital

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