Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna score Storks

Posted on September 23, 2016 by Dan Goldwasser



Earlier this summer, composers Mychael Danna and Jeff Danna recorded their score to the new Warner Brothers Animation feature film, Storks. Directed by Nicholas Stoller and Doug Sweetland, recording took place at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros., and we’re thrilled to share our exclusive photos from the scoring sessions with our readers!


Orchestrator Nicholas Dodd conducts the orchestra

Leading the 89-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony was longtime collaborator, orchestrator/conductor Nicholas Dodd.


Composers Jeff Danna and Mychael Danna give feedback from the booth

Conductor/orchestrator Nicholas Dodd talks with the violins

The woodwinds

The French horns

The trumpets perform

A large brass section was used for the score to Storks

The orchestra prepares to record with conductor/orchestrator Nicholas Dodd

The cello section

Conductor/orchestrator Nicholas Dodd records with the cello section

In the booth, the Danna brothers were joined by producer Brad Lewis and co-director Doug Sweetland who gave feedback on the score. Scoring mixer Brad Haehnel ensured everything sounded great, and music editor Erich Stratmann, ProTools recordist Eric Swanson and composer assistants Nicholas Skalba and Brooks Ball were also on hand to give comments and lend support.


Scoring mixer Brad Haehnel listens to the mix

Producer Brad Lewis talks about a cue with composer Mychael Danna

Composer assistant Nicholas Skalba, composers Jeff Danna and Mychael Danna, and scoring editor David Channing listen as scoring mixer Brad Haehnel (foreground) talks about a cue

Storks opens in theaters today, September 23rd, and a soundtrack album is available from WaterTower Music.

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