By Andrew Liszewski
It was one of the crudest digital cameras ever to hit the market, but here’s to hoping the Game Boy Camera accessory never dies. It’s hard to deny the B&W lo-res imagery it produced had a certain unique charm, and it turns out it’s even more charming when those images are in motion. I can remember spending Saturday afternoons making stop-motion videos with the Game Boy Camera, but a modder known as ‘kraettz’ on the 8bitcollective community has taken things one step further. He took a Game Boy Camera attached to an original GBA, added a GBA TV converter and a portable media player with 40GB of storage and came up with this amazing Game Boy camcorder.
It can run for about 50 minutes on a 9-volt battery and captures videos at a resolution of 320×240. And as you can see in the video below, as they make their way through the Game Boy Camera’s menus, the setup just basically records everything on screen. But that doesn’t make it any less awesome. And when you mix the video with a chiptune soundtrack you’ve got the makings of a DIY Gondry music video.