Video: Level Up Documentary (2011)

Technology has changed the way that people can play games, from casual gamers who play a few times a week or month on their phone, to those who play every day and make a living playing professionally. This documentary takes the audience on a journey through all the levels of gamers providing testimonials and background information from each group.

Level Up explores the video gaming culture from the perspective of a wide range of gamers starting with casual smart phone gamers to avid, professional gamers, LAN Party organizers and video game content creators. The documentary covers a brief history of video games and their social angle, as well as the competitive aspect engendered by large-scale gaming events. This is a current and relevant topic examined through interviews and research and presented in an interesting and engaging manner.

Producer: Jeff Colebank
Director: Justin Switzer
Director of Photography: Adam Walsh
Creative Director: Daniela Castillo
Soundtrack: Peter Peterson
Illustration: Mandy Groves
Chief Editor: Adam Walsh
Editing: Daniela Castillo, Jeff Colebank, Peter Peterson, Justin Switzer

Shahzad Sahaib

Über Shahzad Sahaib

Sein Erstcomputer war ein Amiga 500 von Commodore. Besitzt aber noch zahlreiche weitere Retrorechner, Konsolen und Exotenhardware. Shahzad ist unter anderem Gründer der auf Handheld- und Konsolenhomebrew spezialisierten Seite PDRoms. Talentscout und Organizer in der Demoszene sowie Mitglied der Demogruppe Speckdrumm. Als Gründungsmitglied und Projektleiter der Spieleschmiede Retroguru unterstützt er aktiv die Produktion von Spielen auf alter Hardware mit weiteren kreativen Experten aus einschlägigem Kreise.