Danny Elfman scores Fifty Shades Freed

Posted on February 19, 2018 by Dan Goldwasser



Late last year, composer Danny Elfman recorded his score to the last film adaptation of the popular book series, Fifty Shades Freed. Directed by James Foley, recording for this last film in the trilogy took place at the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox, and ScoringSessions.com is delighted to bring our readers exclusive photos from the sessions!


Pete Anthony conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony on Fifty Shades Freed

The score was conducted by longtime Elfman collaborator and orchestrator Pete Anthony, who led an string, piano, harp and woodwind ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony.


The violins performs on Fifty Shades Freed

The woodwinds

The viola section

The cello and bass sections

Harpist Katie Kirkpatrick performs

Bassist Mike Valerio and the bass section perform

Pete Anthony conducts the orchestra

Pianist Robert Thies

Inside the booth, composer Danny Elfman was joined at the console by scoring mixer Noah Snyder, additional music composer David Buckley, and orchestrator Philip Klein. In the back row of the booth were film editor Debra Neil-Fisher, music editor Bill Abbott, music supervisor Dana Sano, and ProTools recordist Greg Hayes.


Orchestrator Philip Klein, additional music composer David Buckley, composer Danny Elfman, and scoring mixer Noah Snyder listen during the Fifty Shades Freed sessions

Film editor Debra Neil-Fisher, music editor Bill Abbott, and ProTools recordist Greg Hayes

Composer Danny Elfman confers with music editor Bill Abbott

Orchestrator Philip Klein (left) and additional music composer David Buckley talk with music contractor Gina Zimmitti

The film was number one at the box office opening weekend, and has grossed over $265 million worldwide. The score album for Fifty Shades Freed featuring Elfman’s score is available from Backlot Music.