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Herman Witkam

Herman Witkam is one of the new breed of cinematic composers. Not only does he write all the notes but he also performs many of the instruments heard in his scores. Working as a film composer since 2005, Herman Witkam has already established a long list of credits, including composing for over 100 features, shorts, television series, TV and radio ... See full bio »

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 2015 Dark Side of the Mountain (Documentary) (filming)
 2015 Volgens Jacqueline (TV Series) (post-production)
 2015 Doorbijten (Short) (completed)
 2013 Pickaxe (Short) (completed)
 2014 Freeze (Short)
 2014 Hamartía: More or Less Louis van Gasteren (Documentary) (original music)
 2014 Kroost (Short)
 2014 Pijnstillers
 2014 Triggers (Short)
 2013 Robotics (Short)
 2013 Sahara Drifters (Short)
 2013 Regret!
 2013 App
 2013 Ballen (Short)
 2013 Graffiti Detective (Short)
 2012 De 4 van Westwijk (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- Doe, Doe, Doe (2012)
- Redt Bo Monti (2012)
- De Schuilplaats (2012)
- Losgeld (2012)
- De blauwe bloes (2012)
 2012 451 (Short) (original music by)
 2012 Mees Kees (original score by)
 2012 Urfeld (TV Movie)
 2012 My Amityville Horror (Documentary) (original music by)
 2012 Ongekend Verlangen (Short)
 2012 Vriend (Short)
 2012 Proefrit (Short)
 2012 Accepted (Short)
 2012/II Maybe Tomorrow (Short)
 2012/I Coming Home (Short)
 2011 Jinx No More (Short)
 2011 Train to Stockholm (original music by)
 2011 Milk, Honey & Tomatoes (Documentary short)
 2011 Grid Down (Short)
 2011 Prosopagnosia (Short)
 2011 Haagweg 4 (Documentary)
 2011 Claustrofobia
 2011 Shewi Hisab
 2011 Chatney (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (2011)
- Episode #1.3 (2011)
- Episode #1.2 (2011)
- Episode #1.1 (2011)
 2011 Mila's Journey (Documentary)
 2011 Blijf! (TV Movie)
 2011 La Ordalia (Short)
 2011/I Carte Blanche
 2011 Ochtendlicht (Short)
 2011 Travelers
 2010/II A Date with Destiny (Short)
 2010 Ateik i ayeik
 2010/III Deadline (Short)
 2010 Heaven Burns
 2010 Luwte (Short)
 2010 Into the Sky (Documentary)
 2010 Onbegrensd (Documentary short)
 2010 Off Road (Short)
 2010 Phantom (Short)
 2010 Blood Price (Short)
 2010 Laxmi Calling Ling (Short)
 2010/I Facade (Short)
 2010 Learning to Fly (Short)
 2009/I Little Red Riding Hood (Video short)
 2009/II Placebo (Short)
 2009 The Small Multiple (Short) (original music by)
 2009 Learning to Prey (Short)
 2009/II Strike (Short)
 2009 Who Is She? (Short)
 2009 Diorama (Short)
 2009 Chasing Kangaroos (Short) (music written and performed by)
 2009 Liefs (Short)
 2009 Cold Calls (Short) (music written and performed by)
 2009 One Saved Message (Short)
 2008 Constance (Short)
 2008/II Popsicle (Short)
 2008 I Would Rather (Short)
 2008 Brother's Keeper (Short)
 2008 Sutasi (TV Series)
 2008 It Really Happened: The Flight of the Apollo 11 (TV Movie documentary short)
 2008/I Berlin (Short)
 2008/I Anna (Short)
 2008 Salang't de wyn fan de wolken waait (Documentary short)
 2008 Aetas (Short)
 2008 A Little Mouth to Feed (Short)
 2008 The First (Short)
 2008 Seeds of Peace (Documentary)
 2008 Face of Justice (Short)
 2008 Noorderslag (TV Movie)
 2007 Rekindled (Short)
 2007 Into the Dark (Short) (original score)
 2007 In Pieces (Short)
 2007 Aventon (Short)
 2007 Lusteloos (Documentary)
 2007 Without Provocation (Short)
 2007 Squeegeeman's Solitude (Short)
 2006 Katrina (Short)
 2006 Shadows of the Evening (Short)
 2006/II Bloody Mary (Short)
 2006 Groeten uit Holland (Short)
 2006 At the Park (Short) (original music by)
 1957 Spiegelstad (Documentary short)
 1940 Levensvreugde (Documentary short)
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Favorite classical composers include Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy, J.S. Bach and Aram Khatchatourian. See more »

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6' 8" (2.03 m)

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I believe that unconscious processes in the brain are very important for generating ideas. Once an idea enters the conscious mind, the unconscious processes have already worked out that the idea is apparently interesting enough, through many selective processes. The ideas are then turned into rough sketches very quickly. When these sketches need to be roughed out, shaped and put into order, ... See more »


Favorite film composers include Bernard Herrmann, Tôru Takemitsu, Ennio Morricone, Angelo Badalamenti and Howard Shore. See more »



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