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Meet Damir Price of Short Story Collective

Today we’d like to introduce you to Damir Price.

Damir, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
One of the companies I run, redCola, has been creating music and sound design for motion pictures advertising (movie trailers) for quite some time. Relatively recently, we’ve started collaborating with creators around the world (Russia, Denmark, Bosnia, Austria, Germany, UK, France, Italy, USA, of course, etc.).

For the most part, our collaborations are online, and I only know the names and email addresses, and of course, the work of my colleagues. I thought it would be beneficial, and perhaps inspiring to us all, to get to know each other, find a way to work together in person, open things up for the unexpected, unplanned.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I ended up inviting 10 composers to join me in Matera, Italy, and we lived there all together in one big house, and recorded with an ensemble of great musicians from the area, in a theatre built inside an ancient cave (Casa Cava).

Not having met any of the participants, there was no way of knowing how well we would get along, how productive we would be (or not), whether we can accomplish and complete the task we set up for ourselves (creating cinematic, orchestral short stories, that would have both a timeless aspect to them, as well as a contemporary one).

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Short Story Collective – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Short Story Collective is a relatively new company, but everyone involved has been working through redCola for a while. redCola creates cinematic music and sound design for movie trailers.

We seemed to be one of the first champions of creative sound design – taking every day, ordinary sounds and manipulating them into cinematic, engaging, dramatic soundscapes, which have found an important place for a while now in modern media and entertainment.

Things like music and textures made from sounds of unraveling scotch tape or slamming of doors, or clanging of dishes. Some of the more recent contributions are trailers for Black Panther, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Atomic Blonde, Dunkirk, etc.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Lessons learned: Narrowing the focus, limiting the choices.

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