By Khurram Aziz email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Dec 25, 2012 04:04 PM EST
The familiar Yule Log which burns away on your TV screen during Christmas day has been brought into the digital age with an 8-bit version created by Dutch Freelance Motion Designer and 3D Artist, Nigel Upchurch.
The video, which plays on a seemless loop can be downloaded from Vimeo and is reminiscent of the TV fireplace broadcast in homes across the United States for generations.
The original Yule Log was created in 1966 by Fred Thrower, president and CEO of New York City television station, WPIX. It was inspired by an animated Coca-Cola commercial a year earlier that showed Santa Claus at a fireplace, and has been a fixture on TV screens ever since.
There are now an endless varieties of Yule Logs available on DVD, YouTube and various TV networks, but Upchurch's version is the first digital rendering.
The whole thing is created out of 3D blocks: from the pulsing embers to the dancing flames, and is accompanied by a Christmas soundtrack, featuring bells and percussion instruments.
"Here's something to keep you warm this Christmas!," says Upchurch of his Yule Log video. "It's a seamless loop, so grab a copy from the link below & put it on your wide screen while eating turkey."
The video is only two minutes long but you can download it and play it on an infinite loop on any player such as VLC.
You can get it here or watch the video below: