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I’m excited to say that I have recently purchased new virtual instruments from East West/Quantum Leap! I got the Composer’s Collection, which came with eight different packages of very live-like instruments.
I’m currently scoring four films, “If A Tree Falls,” “Beyond Here Lies Nothing,” “Just One Scoop,” and “How The Universe Works.”
“If A Tree Falls” is a Senior Undergrad Practicum film directed by Zina Yun. It’s about two young men who go into the woods for their last time of hanging out before heading off to college and the marines. During this trip, they decide to shoot a crossbow, and things go off course.
“Beyond Here Lies Nothing” is a New York film directed by Tiffany Jackman. This film is about a young man who is so caught up in conspiracy theories that he is afraid to leave his house… For good reason.
“Just One Scoop” is an undergrad film directed by Joi-Noelle Worley. A boy is excited to get some ice cream at a shop when a girl cuts in front of him, making the boy annoyed with her.
“How The Universe Works” is also an undergrad film directed by David P. Calderon. This film is about a man who relives the same day where he dies until the woman he loves saves him.
I also recently collaborated with drummer, Nathan Norman Brandt from Archana, on the score for the film “Procession,” which was directed by Sabah Ali Kahn. “Procession” is about a man reminiscing about his marriage and his deceased wife. If you would like to watch “Procession” Click on the link below:
Other than all of these films I am working on, I am also currently practicing bass guitar for the Columbia College Chicago cover of the musical, “Victor/Victoria.” This musical is about a woman, who turns herself into a man, and then pretends she is a woman in order to be noticed by the public and musical community.
If you would like to see Columbia College Chicago’s take on “Victor/Victoria,” you can check out all the information at:
Thanks for visiting and reading!
I am currently in the middle of midterms for my first semester of my Sophomore year. Everything is slightly busy at the moment, but it could be so much more busy! The Scofi group that I have recently written about is finally official at Columbia! We had our first meeting, and we had about twelve people show up, which is a pretty good turn out! We have our second meeting this upcoming Monday where we will be discussing how to communicate efficiently with composers and filmmakers. During our first meeting, we discussed how to find out about upcoming film jobs and we also discussed different ways to fundraise money for Scofi to hold events and to have guest speakers come and talk to us. We came up with two very good ideas for fundraising which I will keep you all informed about!
Other than midterms and the Scofi group, I am currently working on a film called “How The Universe Works.” I have also been asked to work on three other films during this semester, all of which I am very excited about.
For my Composition class this semester, I have to compose a four hands piano piece for two people to perform on one piano. I’ve been composing almost everyday to try and figure out what I want to compose for this piece, and I think I’ve finally come up with what I want to do. As of right now, I’ve decided to compose a piece called ‘The Briskness of Autumn.’ I will upload the final song, and performance when I have them finished!
My song ‘Life’ is being used for a dance recital in Maine and I just received news today that the choreography has started and the choreographer, Lindsey Stevens, is very excited and feels motivated! Which I am very happy about! ‘Life’ has also recently been picked up for a sketch comedy called ‘Wisconsinuts.’ When I receive the video, I will upload it on here also!
I hope you all are having a great weekend!
Hey Everyone! I am now in my sophomore year at Columbia College Chicago and things are going to be crazy this year! I have the feature, IMDb credited, film ‘Dark Minds’ to score, seven classes to attend, and I am currently organizing a group called Columbia College ScoFi. The group is designed to raise awareness for film music and film makers. The key purpose for this group is to help connect and network film makers with composers and vice versa. Here at Columbia, we do not have an Undergrad for film composing. The closest you can get to film composing is regular music composition. Last year I had the idea for ScoFi, and me and a friend have decided to get it off the ground this year. We already have over twenty likes in a couple of days, but we need everyone’s information, and at least ten people to register for the group in order to be recognized by Columbia. Not to mention loads and loads of paperwork to do too. We want to educate who ever wants to learn about music and film, it doesn’t matter what their major is, even if they just love film music they are able to attend the meetings, in fact, we encourage it! We’re hoping to get guest speakers, whether they are there in person or are talking to the group through Skype. We also want to let composers present their scores and film makers to pitch their ideas so that they can receive feedback that is sometimes hard to get, and so that people can see what every unique person has to show!
Let’s Create Change.
Hey everybody! I recently attended the Cleveland International Indie Gathering this past weekend, and I watched a lot of amazing films, and met a lot of amazing filmmakers. I’d like to congratulate all of you for all of your awards! Keep with your dreams, take the extra step, and you will all go far! I would also like to thank the Indie Gathering for my award! 420 film composers entered into the festival and only 20 got in, so I am extremely honored! Aspiring filmmakers, scriptwriters, composers, music video artists, actors, actresses, and fx artists, if you are looking for a film festival to send in to, check out the Indie Gathering! They have something for everyone, and they are amazing people who care about what you do as much as you do!
For other updates, I am currently working on a 20′s scene for ‘It’s A Terrible Week For Singing.’ This will be the last week of working on the film, and the last scene, before it’s sent into some film festivals! Before attending the Indie Gathering, I finished the film ‘Sarah’s Nest,’ which is almost completely finished and that will also be sent into some festivals too. I have been asked to compose some big band music for a documentary called ‘The Voice In The Void,’ and I am also working on a short, characterless, film called ‘Atomic Tangerine.’ As for ‘Dark Minds,’ the feature IMDb credited film that I am working on, I am currently talking to the Director, Kevin DiBacco, about getting raw footage to start thinking of the score, and I will soon be getting the trailer to work on, which is very exciting!
If you all have the time, I’d love for you to check out my most recent score, The Redeemer which you can find on my ‘My Work’ page. It will be the first song listed. I would really like it if you could give me some feedback!
I am also looking to buy some new VSTs. I think it’s about time to upgrade to some more realistic instruments that can broaden what I do!
Have a great week everybody!
Hey everyone! I feel like I haven’t updated this in so long! For nine days I worked with some of the greatest people I’ve met so far in my life. I was working on set for the feature length film ‘Dark Minds’ as a PA.
While I was on set and living with a bunch of people, I had free time to hang out and so I ended up writing a song. I’ve named it ‘Life’ because it sums up how I felt in the moment that I was creating it. I posted it on my Soundcloud that same day and the next day I was asked if someone could use it for a modern dance segment. It’s not like anything I’ve made before, and I’m happy that it’s been picked up to work with the art form of dance. It will be interesting to see how the dancers interpret my work and how both forms of art will blend together to be one ‘art’ or ‘piece’ together.
I’ll keep all of you updated on when the dance will be performed and how things are going with the film!
I hope everyone’s having a great summer!
Check out ‘Life’
Hey Everyone! I’ve really been in the scoring mood lately, so you’ll probably see another one coming soon! You should check out my Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/KatrinaZemrak. Hope you enjoy this score! It’s very different, let me know what YOU could see it used in!
Hey everyone! I will be receiving an award from the Indie Gathering in Cleveland for my score for the ‘Superman Fan Film’ Trailer above. I know I’ve brought this up before, but now you can see my score with the video! Enjoy! And let me know what you think!
While I was off camping on a ‘Secluded’ beach, I got several ideas for new scores, so don’t be surprised if you notice me scoring a lot the next couple of days!
Let me know what you think about this score! While listening to it, you might want to use headphones or extra speakers, it can be hard to hear.
Hey everyone! Just yesterday I was working as a PA for the casting call for the film ‘Dark Minds.’ My job was to take people’s names down, make sure they were organized and in a line to wait for their turn to audition, and I had a blast. Today I received an email from the director, Kevin DiBacco, and he has asked me to score the film! I read the script the instant I got it and I’m very excited. It’s a great opportunity. So when you all get the time, check out DiBacco Films website @ http://filmakerim.tripod.com/darkmindsthemovie.html and read about the film, ‘Dark Minds!’ It’ll be an exhilarating and enticing film to watch, so I’ll keep you all updated on where you can get it once it’s finished!
On another note, I created a score recently called Eldritch. Yet again, it’s not for anything specific, but I’d like some feedback on it because it’s very different. People tell me it sounds like pirate music, gypsy music, creepy and weird music, cartoon-ish music. So let me know what you think! I want the people’s opinion!