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NES Power Glove Transformed Into A Powerful Animation Tool

From a visual standpoint the NES Power Glove will always represent the technological shift that took place in the 1980s, but from a gamer’s perspective the thing was a piece of junk.

It only worked for a handful of games, it most certainly wasn’t one size fit all, and by the time the SNES rolled around gamers had forgotten all about that gimmicky glove gathering dust in the back of their closet. 

Many Power Gloves were sold thanks to a movie called The Wizard, starring Fred Savage, but you know who’s a real wizard? Animator Dillon Markey, the guy who figured out how to transform that cheesy Power Glove into an awesome tool for the creation of stop motion animation.

(Vimeo Link)

Dillon's upgraded Power Glove allows him to control animation software via Bluetooth connection, so he can do things like shoot still frames and play back shots all while moving freely about the studio. Now that's how you animate with Power!

The documentary Playing With Power by Ava Benjamin showcases Dillon's ingenious upgrade for the Power Glove, and the numerous ways it aids him in creating stop motion scenes for the Adult Swim show Robot Chicken. 

-Via Cartoon Brew


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