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 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.