Matthew Margeson scores Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Posted on October 30, 2015 by Dan Goldwasser

Earlier this spring, composer Matthew Margeson recorded his score to the horror comedy Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Directed by Christopher Landon, the scoring sessions took place at the Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox, and is excited to bring our readers photos from the sessions!

Conductor Tim Davies and the Hollywood Studio Symphony perform on Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Conducted by lead orchestrator Tim Davies, Margeson’s score was recorded with a 53-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony. Strings were recorded during the day, with brass recorded at night.

Concertmaster Julie Gigante and the first violins

The cellos

Conductor Tim Davies cues the cellos

The low strings

The French horns: Jenny Kim, Dan Kelley, Steve Becknell, and Mark Adams

The brass

In the booth, composer Matthew Margeson was joined by additional orchestrator Jeremy Levy, who served as booth reader. Orchestra recording mixer Alan Meyerson made sure everything sounded great, and also on hand for support was music editor Kevin McKeever, additional music composer Jason Soudah, and ProTools recordist Kevin Globerman.

Composer Matthew Margeson at the console as additional orchestrator Jeremy Levy checks on a cue

Inside the control room at Fox

Composer Matthew Margeson approves of the orchestra’s take

Composer Matthew Margeson speaks with the orchestra as conductor Tim Davies waits on the podium

Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse is now playing in theaters. A soundtrack album featuring Margeson’s score is now available digitally from Paramount Music, and physically on Nov. 3 from La-La Land Records.

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