Raw footage for "Wired In," a never completed series on the technological trends and innovations of the 1980s. The videomakers gather footage from a video game convention in Chicago. We watch as numerous attendees play some of the hottest new video games. A.O.E. #3.
00:00Copy video clip URL This tape begins with color bars and room audio.
00:59Copy video clip URL Cut to footage from around the convention. One of the videomakers begins to speak with the President of Seeco Corporation, Charles Sheridan. Sheridan talks about his work within the industry. Sheridan also talks about the the future of video game licensing and the possibility of government control over the industry.
04:06Copy video clip URL Cut to footage of two entertainers at the convention. One entertainer crafts a Pac Man out of a yo-yo trick.
04:38Copy video clip URL One of the videomakers interviews consultant Garrett Vandenberg. He talks about the amount of audio work that goes into video game programming. “First of all, you’ve gotta have just noise, that is noise to attract somebody to the area to find out why this thing is, what’s making the noise. But then after you get them into the area you’ve got to have something that really prompts them to put their quarters into the slot–some of the talking machines that challenge somebody to put their quarters in.” Vandenberg goes on to talk about the technological advancements that may come to video games in the near future. The videomakers then continue to gather footage from around the convention hall.
11:08Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of the entrance to the Amusement Operators Expo. The camera operator then gathers footage from outside of the Hyatt Hotel where the expo is being held. This lasts for the remainder of the tape.
20:05Copy video clip URL Tape ends.