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5th International Independent Videogames Festival in Berlin, April 20 to 22, 2016 – plus extra Family Day.

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Thursday, April 21 • 18:30 - 20:30
Beep: A Documentary History of Game Sound – Documentary screening (German premiere) + Q&A with director Karen Collins moderated by Zuraida Buter

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Game sound has never gotten the recognition that it deserves. It is, as our interviewees described, the “ugly stepchild”, “evil stepsister”, that “nobody cares about”. When it’s good, as Tracy Bush says, sound “is a ninja”. It’s invisible. And the artists who have worked hard to overcome technological obstacles to bring that sound to life have been equally as invisible. Beep covers the history of game sound (voice, music and sound effects) from the Victorian penny arcades, through pinball and early video game arcades to today.

Beep filmed nearly 90 interviews with game audio professionals from around the world and throughout game history. At the heart of the film is the ongoing struggle between creativity and technology as what the artists want to achieve, and what is technologically possible, intertwine in new and challenging ways throughout game history. The Beep project is a feature-length documentary film, series of webisodes (each interview plus bonus material), two-volume book set and interactive documentary (in progress).

Moderators
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Zuraida Buter

Zuraida Buter is a playful culture curator and vine master based in the Netherlands. She curates, initiates, consults and documents events focused on playful culture and games. She brings people together for creation, inspiration and playfulness. | | She is founder of playful culture organisation zo-ii and regularly speaks about playful culture, game jams, community and collaboration at conferences and festivals... Read More →

Artists
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Karen Collins

Karen Collins is the director and writer of Beep: A History of Game Sound Documentary, and the Canada Research Chair in Interactive Audio at the Games Institute (University of Waterloo, Canada). She has published four books on game audio, including Game Sound (2008) and Playing with Sound (2013).


Thursday April 21, 2016 18:30 - 20:30
Haubentaucher Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin

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