George S. Clinton scores The Tooth Fairy

Posted on September 18, 2009 by Dan Goldwasser

Earlier this year, composer George S. Clinton was at the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox to record his score for the new Dwayne Johnson/Ashley Judd comedy Tooth Fairy. Directed by Michael Lembeck, with whom Clinton has worked three times previously, the film – following in the vein of The Santa Clause – follows a minor-league hockey player (Johnson) who, as punishment for a bad deed, must serve out one week as a real-life tooth fairy.

George S. Clinton conducts Tooth Fairy

Conducting an 80-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony, George S. Clinton’s score is big, fun, and playful. Director Lembeck would sit by Clinton on the stage, and occasionally tell amusing stories and anecdotes to the orchestra.

George S. Clinton conducts the Hollywood Studio Symphony

The trumpets

The basses

Director Michael Lembeck tells a story to the orchestra as George S. Clinton listens in

In the booth, scoring mixer Steve Kempster recorded the score, while orchestrators Suzie Katayama and Rick Giovinazzo gave feedback to Clinton. Supervising music editor Mike Flicker and ProTools Recordist Larry Mah were also on hand to led support.

Composer George S. Clinton, director Michael Lembeck and scoring mixer Steve Kempster discuss a cue

Orchestrators Rick Giovinazzo and Suzie Katayama

Brian Siewert (guest) and scoring mixer Steve Kempster

Tooth Fairy will be released by 20th Century Fox on January 22, 2010.

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