Rewatch the original!
I worked on this video for about 2 weeks. Totally worth it.
I'm planning on doing more of these in the future. This was super fun.
I tried composing the music myself and got pretty far, but it was missing something.
Then I found Jascha Nakladal's midi piano version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzcFM5ZJRdQ
With his permission, I layered them together, and it worked perfectly.
I know it's got too many colors to truly be 8-bit, but 8-bit is a phrase people associate with this art style, and I don't think the characters have a high enough resolution to look like 16-bit. I wanted to have colors. I didn't want to sacrifice mood for the sake of technical accuracy. It's more about the feel.
What trailers should I do next? The next one is already in the works!