Oldskooler Ramblings

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Memories of NAID

Posted by Trixter on June 6, 2012

In anticipation of the NAID organizers visiting @party this year, and unable to attend myself, I spent some time working up a video DVD of all the high-quality NAID footage I had copies of.  It’s called “Memories of NAID” and includes the following footage:

  • “NAID ’95” tape compiled by the organizers
  • “NAID ’96” tape compiled by the organizers
  • “IC and Soundgun do NAID ’96” by IC, with a 2012 introduction by IC
  • Four local news programs on NAID ’95
  • 8 minutes of NAID ’95 registration and guestbook signing with lots of familiar faces
  • 2 minutes of NAID ’96 classroom footage

It’s a little over 2 hours of footage of the height of the 1990s NA demoscene.  Also included on the DVD-ROM section is Phoenix’s NAIDorabilia which is all of the demos, music, party reports, and other miscellany associated with both NAID parties.

The footage is fully interlaced, preserving that “video verite” look. I chose to distribute it as a DVD because that was the only way I could guarantee people would see all 60 fields per second. (Unless something has changed in the last year, no online streaming video service (Youtube, Vimeo, etc.) supports 30i material properly… although that’s a moot point anyway, since there is some very well-known copyrighted music in parts of the footage which would probably get it rejected from such services anyway.)

You can download the DVD .ISO at archive.org, but if that is gone for some reason, there is a slower download link here:  ftp://ftp.oldskool.org/pub/misc/Video/MemoriesOfNAID.iso

10 Responses to “Memories of NAID”

  1. metoikos said

    You are made of awesome, Trixter

  2. Thanks so much. Been so long it’ll be great to check this out!

  3. Looks like there’s a day left on the download… I guess I’ll wait until everybody else is done downloading this until snagging this!

    • Trixter said

      I didn’t realize it would be so popular. Maybe I should have offered it up as a torrent… oh well, the server it is on has unmetered bandwidth, so happy leeching!

  4. gd said


  5. phoenix said

    FWIW, the files from NAIDorabilia can also be found on scene.org, at http://www.scene.org/dir.php?dir=%2Fparties%2F1995%2Fnaid95/ and http://www.scene.org/dir.php?dir=%2Fparties%2F1996%2Fnaid96/ , and on JScott’s archive at http://cd.textfiles.com/naidorabilia/ . Looks like I’m missing from the registration video (and the guestbook), but it was great seeing everyone else in line. :)

  6. velo^approximate said

    Thanks for this! Just finished watching all the content, made my day!

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