Last chance to get your copy of the definitive game music documentary
BEEP is currently in its last hours of a crowdfunding campaign to develop the definitive document about video game sound. Developed by renowned academic Dr. Karen Collins, BEEP will feature three components: a 90-minute professionally-filmed documentary film, a webisode series featuring extensive bonus content, and guidebook featuring profiles and interviews with the biggest game composers. By pledging as little as 10 USD, consumers can receive their own copy of the documentary.
Backed by over 1200 individuals, supported of big-name sponsors, and covered across the news, the crowdfunding campaign has been massively successful. Over 100 composers, sound designers, and engineers are scheduled to be interviewed for BEEP, among the most influential composers from Japan (e.g. Nobuo Uematsu, Yuzo Koshiro, Shinji Hosoe), Europe (e.g. Chris Huelsbeck, Martin Galway, David Wise), and the US (e.g. Frank Klepacki, George Sanger, Tommy Tallarico). A list of the names confirmed so far are featured here with a few more announcements expected in coming weeks.
While BEEP reached its 40,000 USD goal several weeks ago, it has continued to raise money in order to interview more people, feature multi-language support, and go deeper into specific aspects of game sound. While the documentary has reached its stretch goal to develop a featurette on ‘game music on record’, it still requires significantly more backing to develop a featurette on ‘game music in concert’; this mini-film will take viewers behind-the-scenes at various symphonic, rock, and chiptune concerts across the world, giving an insight into how game music has exploded into a cultural phenomenon.
Back the project here if you’re interested in watching the documentary and reading the book. Just hours to go.
Posted on September 30, 2014 by Chris Greening. Last modified on October 2, 2014.