MELBOURNE DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
MDFF : Beep
From Sound Chips to the Symphony!
No longer just the "ugly stepchild" of the games industry, Beep traces the history of game sound from the Victorian penny arcades through pinball and to today's massive industry of soundtracks and live music. With clips from over 80 interviews with game composers, sound designeRS, voice actors and audio directors from around the world, Beep is the definitive documentary on game sound.
"Do you ever think about sound for games? This movie shows it for what it is: an art and a science, brand-new yet venerated, popular yet obscure, beautiful yet quirky. It's rooted in a sound that is beyond simple, but to make game music is as complex an activity as anything that a person can dedicate their life to. These are the people who have dedicated their lives to just that: "beep." - George "The Fat Man" Sanger, composer, "7th Guest", "Wing Commander"
"The most informative and in depth film ever made on the subject of game music and sound. If you love music for games, you have come to the right place." - Steve Horowitz, composer, "Super Size Me"