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8-Bit Labs: P. rotundus

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An animated depiction of the last days and final destination of a P. rotundus specimen, part of my 8-Bit Labs series of sculptures.

Each piece is based on a classic videogame character as seen through the prism of real-life anatomy. They are rendered in clay, painted with acrylics and sealed in resin to give the appearance of a specimen preserved in formaldehyde. Seen here is a Pakku rotundus, which is based on Pac Man.

Sculpture, art and animation by Jaime Margary

Music: "Wake and Bake" by Definite One

Guitar: Emma X, Bass: Jason Armstrong

Conceptual arrangement by Jaime Margary

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Special thanks to my friends for lending me a hand and to Valencia Community College for letting me use their lab and specimens for the shoot.

Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Namco Bandai Games Inc. or Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Pac-Man is a property of Namco Bandai Games Inc.

Goomba and Metroid are properties of Nintendo Co., Ltd.

Happy 30th to the ol' Yellow Gobbler!

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I love it.

First and foremost, catchy fucking song there. The intro was nice, set everything up and lead to the slideshow portion of the video. Your work is simply amazing, you are a very talented person. I loved how you set it up to look like the discovery of a creature, and how we explore the anatomy of the little guy. I am REALLY looking forward to future videos like this, I really hope you make them some time.


haha damn i thot it was real at first! really good i cant wait 2 see the metroid


the pac man looks so real!!! be cool if it was alive though...

it was great

and so what if it was a slide show(see sweetaga below). I think that a slide show is probably the best way to tell the story while still preserving the integrity of the original art form (sculpture). I think a live action type movie would diminish the feel of the sculpture as it is unable to move and was made to be static, if you have any idea of what I'm trying to say, cause it's hard to explain what goes on in my mind. Either way, I loved the entire concept of a lab full of specimens of the 8bit video game past. GREAT WORK, DO MORE!


My God it pisses me off how talented you are! like most of you work with sculpting this was awasome and I hope you make a good living off you're talent's. Now when our little yellow freind was in a jar (along with sevrel others.) was that enbalming fluid or water? and did it have a purpos or did you do it just beacuse it looked cool? 10/10 you should totaly do some sculpting of silent hill monsters I think alot of people would crap them selfs just thinking of that.