New film documents game sound & music from the mechanical arcades through to today's orchestras
Los Angeles – September 29, 2014 - Karen Collins, the leading and most prolific academic in game audio, will be bringing her film crew to GameSoundCon, the premier game music and sound design conference, to cover the event and to interview attendees and speakers for the kickstarter-funded documentary, “Beep: A Documentary History of Video Game Music and Sound”.
“With several different tracks for professional composers and sound designers, GameSoundcon is the ideal gathering to get a chance to talk to the elite in video game sound”, says Collins. “Just look who’s going to be there: the composers and sound designers for games like Halo, Destiny, BioShock II, Skyrim, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Forza. People like Marty O’Donnell, Garry Schyman, Grammy-Nominee Austin Wintory, Paul Lipson, and Steve Horowitz – they all really know the business and have great stories to tell.”
GameSoundCon 2014 will be held on October 7-8 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. For a complete list of speakers, sessions and more information or to register for GameSoundCon, visit www.GameSoundCon.com.
EASTWEST, the industry leader in virtual instruments, is one of the sponsors of GameSoundCon and offers the grand prize of one Complete Composers Collection Pro 2. Anyone who signs up for this contest will also receive a coupon for $100 off the admission to GameSoundCon. Click here to enter.
Apart from the interviews Colins’ team will conduct at the conference, her documentary Beep will include behind the scenes making-of footage for sound effects, voice and music, the psychology of game sound, chiptunes and current uses of game sound technology outside games, the tools and techniques used to compose the music and sound, and tips how to get into the industry. More about Beep at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/veemix/beep-a-documentary-history-of-video-game-sound
About SoundCon LLC
SoundCon LLC is dedicated to education on the art, technology and business of composing for video games and video game sound design. With award-winning speakers and panelists from throughout the game and traditional audio industries, GameSoundCon is the leading music and sound conference specifically for the professional audio community. GameSoundCon creator and speaker Brian Schmidt received the Game Audio Network Guild’s 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award, and is a 27 year veteran in the game audio industry, having composed award-winning game music and created sound effects for over 130 interactive games.