Beep: A Documentary History of Game Sound

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Beep: A Documentary History of Game Sound
Beep A Documentary History of Game Sound poster.jpg
Directed byKaren Collins
Written byKaren Collins
Music byLeonard J. Paul
CinematographyMatthew Charlton
Production
company
Ehtonal
Release date
  • March 15, 2016 (2016-03-15)
Running time
115 minutes
CountryCanada
LanguageEnglish
BudgetCAD 61,606[1]

Beep: A Documentary History of Game Sound is a 2016 Canadian documentary film written and directed by Karen Collins,[2] who, according to Dana Plank on the Journal of the Society for American Music, has published "some of the most influential texts on the history of game audio."[3] The documentary examines the history of game sound design[4] from penny arcades, pinball and video games up to 2015.[5] The documentary was founded through Kickstarter, and features interviews with people involved in game sound design,[6][7][8] such as: Marty O'Donnell, Nathan McCree, George Sanger, Nobuo Uematsu, Yoko Shimomura and Winifred Phillips among others.[9]

It was awarded with the Best Editing film in the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival in 2016.[10][11]

Cast[edit]

The following people were interviewed in the documentary:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beep: A Documentary History of Video Game Music & Sound". www.kickstarter.com. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ Fazio, Giovanni. "'Beep' tracks down 8-bit maestros". www.japantimes.co.jp. The Japan Times. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  3. ^ Plank, Dana. "Beep: A Documentary History of Game Sound. Directed by Karen Collins./Beep: Documenting the History of Game Sound. Interviews by Karen Collins with Chris Greening. Waterloo, Canada: Ehtonal Inc., 2016". cambridge.org. Journal of the Society for American Music. Retrieved 9 May 2018.
  4. ^ Schneider, Marc. "'Beep' Documentary Traces History of Video Game Music". www.billboard.com. billboard.com. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Here's your chance to back a documentary about video game sounds". The Daily Dot. 2014-09-03. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  6. ^ Crecente, Brian (2014-09-08). "Why video game sound is so powerfully bonding". Polygon. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  7. ^ Gutenberg, Steve (September 6, 2014). "'Beep': A Kickstarter project about the history of game sound and music". CNET. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  8. ^ Porter, Matt. "Author of Sound Blaster: The Official Book talks about the early days of PC audio". Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  9. ^ Schneider, Marc. "'Beep' Documentary Traces History of Video Game Music". www.billboard.com. billboard.com. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  10. ^ "Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2016 – Award Winners". documentarydrive.com. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Winners of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2016". asianfilmfestivals.com. Retrieved 3 January 2018.

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