Heitor Pereira scores Smallfoot
Posted on October 2, 2018 by Dan Goldwasser
Earlier this summer, composer Heitor Pereira recorded his score to the new Warner Animation Group feature film, Smallfoot. Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick (Over the Hedge), the family comedy stars the vocal talents of Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya and Common. Recording for Pereira’s score took place at the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Bros., and ScoringSessions.com is delighted to bring our readers exclusive photos from the sessions!
Scoring mixer Greg Hayes, director Karey Kirkpatrick and composer Heitor Pereira examine a cue
Nick Glennie-Smith conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony on Smallfoot
At the session we attended, the score was conducted by longtime Pereira collaborator, Nick Glennie-Smith. The strings and woodwinds were recorded first, with brass recording in the evening.
The strings perform on Smallfoot
Composer Heitor Pereira enjoys a take
Conductor Nick Glennie-Smith
The woodwind section on Smallfoot
The cellos and basses
Composer Heitor Pereira approves the take
The viola section
Nick-Glennie Smith gives the violins some bowing instructions
Director Karey Kirkpatrick and composer Heitor Pereira listen to a joke from the musicians
The low brass
The French horn section performs on Smallfoot
Inside the booth, composer Heitor Pereira was joined by director Karey Kirkpatrick who would give feedback and direction. Scoring mixer Greg Hayes, orchestrators Edward Trybek and Henri Wilkinson, score programmer Emily Joseph, music editor Slamm Andrews and ProTools recordist Larry Mah were also there to support the sessions.
Heitor Pereira listens to a cue
Inside the control room at the Smallfoot scoring session
Orchestrator Edward Trybek
Composer Heitor Pereira and musician contractor Peter Rotter
Music supervisor Steven Gizicki
Scoring mixer Greg Hayes poses with composer Heitor Pereira