Reformat the Planet: Documentary about the chiptune movement.
2 Player productions, which has been documenting the proceedings at BLIPFEST (a chiptune/ 8bit festival in several cities globally) for several years; has put together a documentary called Reformat the Planet. I have to admit I’ve been waiting for such a film for quite some time and am glad the day has finally nearly arrived!!! 5 Years in the making, RTP chronicles the rise of the chiptune phenomenon, and includes peformances and interviews with the luminaries of the movement (which they are many)..
It has screened at festivals all over the US, and comes out on DVD on August 25th. And there are all kinds of neat peripherals you can get with your pre-order over at fangamer. Buy the film by its lonesome, or add a t-shirt, maybe some posters and buttons. It’s a great looking package I must say. The Blip Bundle (seen below) even comes with DVDs and CDs documenting the past several years worth of BlipFests in NYC (also produced by 2 Player Productions)!
And if you’re in NYC on August 22nd, you can check out the DVD release party! (Which features music performances by veterans GloMag, nullsleep and bit shifter; as well as live visuals by 8bit mastermind No Carrier).
Here’s the doc’s trailer: