For those of you who havent havent heard of him, Levi “Doctor Octoroc” Buffum is a Philadelphia based Artist, Designer, Animator, Musician and Classic Video Game Enthusiast. He initially gained notable Internet recognition in December 2008 with his chiptune album of Christmas songs arranged in the style of different NES games, entitled 8-Bit Jesus
He later made a name for himself as a freelance artist, creating 8-bit and 16-bit parody animations, and has created works of animation based on Twilight, Jersey Shore, Glee, Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and Man Vs. Wild.
Here are a few examples below:
First, his animated video of YTCracker’s audio track “The Link”:
Lyrics by nerdcore rapper YTCracker
Beat and Production by Dicepticon
Animation by Doctor Octoroc
Here’s the Doctor’s 16-Bit RPG parody of Game of Thrones
Music + Graphics + Animation: Doctor Octoroc
And one of a large series of Chuck Norris vs Video games series, animated by Doctor Octoroc and voiced by Dane Boe, the voice of the Annoying Orange
But 8-Bit Music and animation is just a small part of this artist’s creative world
He’s well known in my hometown of media, PA for creating amazing “bead sprites” of characters and machines from video games, comics and TV shows. We were lucky enough to pick up some of his work at a media art show, and some of his extra pieces were thrown in free!
Not sure about the origin of this one, but I LOVE it!
And now, some shots from his flickr page:
(All photos taken by Doctor Octoroc)
Captain Falcon’s Blue Falcon, from F-ZERO
Metal Slug Gunner Bot
Venom from Spiderman Series
And a Giant Magneto
For MANY more AWESOME shots of his Bead Sprites, do yourself a favor and check out his flickr page:
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