Theodore Shapiro and Ludwig Göransson score Central Intelligence

Posted on June 17, 2016 by Dan Goldwasser



Earlier this spring, composers Theodore Shapiro and Ludwig Göransson recorded their score to the new action comedy Central Intelligence, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. Directed by Rawson Thurber, the music for the film was recorded at Shapiro’s new ELBO Studios in Glendale, and ScoringSessions.com is excited to bring our readers exclusive photos from the string session!

Inside the ELBO Studios main recording space, Göransson conducted a 20-piece string ensemble of musicians. Brass was recorded as well, but we weren’t able to stay for those sessions.


Co-composer and conductor Ludwig Göransson with the orchestra

Ludwig Göransson conducts

The orchestra with co-composer/conductor Ludwig Göransson

In the booth, co-composer Theodore Shapiro ran the sessions, working closely with librarian and booth reader Mark Graham, music supervisor Gabe Hilfer and music editor Ron Webb. At the console, ProTools Recordist ran the rig, while scoring mixer Chris Fogel, assistant Joe Shirley and assistant engineer Wil Anspach lent support.


Librarian and booth reader Mark Graham and co-composer Theodore Shapiro discuss the score

(Clockwise from left): librarian and booth reader Mark Graham, co-composer Theodore Shapiro, music editor Ron Webb, assistant engineer Wil Anspach, scoring mixer Chris Fogel, and ProTools recordist Kevin Globerman

Co-composer Theodore Shapiro, music supervisor Gabe Hilfer, and music editor Ron Webb

Concertmaster Serena McKinney, librarian and booth reader Mark Graham, composer Theodore Shapiro, music supervisor Gabe Hilfer, and music editor Ron Webb

Scoring mixer Chris Fogel, assistant Joe Shirley, and assistant engineer Wil Anspach

Central Intelligence opens nationwide in theaters today. A soundtrack album is available from Lakeshore Records.

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