Get a demo from video engineer Dave Sieg, who has preserved what he believes are the last two working Computer Image Corporation Scanimate computer animation systems in existence — the original R&D prototype and the last model to ever come out of production. “From about ’75 to ’85, if you saw moving animation on TV, it was either shot a frame at a time on film — which took forever — or it came out of one of the 10 Scanimate machines that was ever built,” Sieg says in this short from Viceland. “We had a scene in the first Star Wars. It was everywhere.” He says it’s the video equivalent of a Moog synthesizer: outdated technology, sure, but with an analog charm that can’t be replicated. For more on Sieg and his Scanimates, visit Scanimate News.