Reminisce with dial up and slow image downloads

Netscape and image download re-creation
Netscape and image download re-creation

My work recently started doing a monthly video competition. The videos have to be one take with no post-production. The theme for April was ‘Reveal and/or revelation’.

I decided to re-create the slow reveal you used to get when you downloaded images on dial up.

This was done with paper and cardboard, you can print the template here if you would like to make your own.

  • Cut out the space for the browser window and write your URL in
  • Put a photo behind it with a white piece of paper inbetween the photo and the browser
  • Set the mood with some of the sweet sounds of dial up
  • Slowly move the white piece of paper down

Isn’t it nice to feel the excitement of anticipation again?