Christopher Lennertz scores Ride Along 2
Posted on January 15, 2016 by Dan Goldwasser
Last year, composer Christopher Lennertz was at the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox to record his score to the Ice Cube/Kevin Hart sequel, Ride Along 2. Directed by Tim Story, the film opens today and we’re excited to bring our readers the exclusive photos from the scoring session!
Composer and conductor Chris Lennertz records with the Hollywood Studio Symphony
The music for Ride Along 2 was conducted by composer Christopher Lennertz, who led a 73-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony at the Newman Scoring Stage.
Composer and conductor Chris Lennertz and the orchestra prepare for the next cue
The brass section
Cellist Dennis Karmazyn and cellist/orchestra contractor David Low
The French horns
Composer and conductor Chris Lennertz and the orchestra
In the booth, scoring mixer Jeff Vaughn was joined by additional music composer Alex Bornstein, orchestrators Andrew Kinney, Michael Lloyd, Marcus Sjöwall, and Gernot Wolfgang. Director Tim Story, supervising music editor Todd Bozung, scoring assistant Dara Taylor, ProTools recordist Kevin Globerman, and assistant scoring engineers Keith Ukrisna and Joshua Margolis were also on hand to lend feedback.
Composer Chris Lennertz and supervising music editor Todd Bozung look over a cue as director Tim Story watches playback
Orchestrators Marcus Sjöwall, Michael Lloyd, and Andrew Kinney, additional music composer Alex Bornstein, supervising music editor Todd Bozung, and scoring mixer Jeff Vaughn
Scoring assistant Dara Taylor, ProTools recordist Kevin Globerman, and assistant scoring engineers Keith Ukrisna and Joshua Margolis
Back at Sonic Fuel Studios, Lennertz also recorded overdubs with such featured artists as percussionist Sheila E, trumpet soloists Arturo Sandoval, and an African choir featuring Carmen Twillie.
Trumpet player Arturo Sandoval performs on Ride Along 2 at Sonic Fuel Studios
Composer Chris Lennertz ponders Arturo Sandoval’s performance
Supervising music editor Todd Bozung, composer Christopher Lennertz, percussionist Sheila E, and ProTools recordist Kevin Globerman
Ride Along 2 is now playing in theaters. A soundtrack album featuring Lennertz’s score is also available from Back Lot Music.