Saturday, June 8, 2013

Scoring Stages: Todd-AO

Todd-AO Scoring Stage
CBS Radford Lot



One of the best places for sound editing and engineering. Originally built as a scoring stage (unlike the other studios). Owners Republic Pictures sound department received a special Oscar at the 1946 awards for “an outstanding musical scoring auditorium which provides optimum recording conditions”. One of the largest stages, Todd-AO renovated in 1992 and could fit 150 musicians. Amid financial situations, the scoring stage closed in December 2007.  (The last feature film recorded there was National Treasure: Book of Secrets)


Scores recorded here include:
The Red Pony (1949) – Aaron Copland
The Little Mermaid (1989) – Alan Menken
The Lion King (1994) – Hans Zimmer
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – Thomas Newman
Apollo 13 (1995) – James Horner
Pocahontas (1995) - Alan Menken
Waterworld (1995) – James Newton Howard
Crimson Tide (1995) – Hans Zimmer
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995) – Elmer Bernstein
Batman Forever (1995) – Elliot Goldenthal
Mars Attacks! (1996) – Danny Elfman
Ransom (1996) – James Horner
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) – John Debney
LA Confidential (1997) – Jerry Goldsmith
Titanic (1997) – James Horner
Mulan (1998) – Jerry Goldsmith
American Beauty (1999) – Thomas Newman
The Green Mile (1999) – Thomas Newman
Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) – James Newton Howard
Erin Brockovich (2000) – Thomas Newman
Evolution (2001) – John Powell
The Princess Diaries (2001) – John Debney
A Beautiful Mind (2001) – James Horner
The Salton Sea (2002) – Thomas Newman
John Q (2002) – Aaron Zigman
Signs (2002) – James Newton Howard
The Tuxedo (2002) – Christophe Beck/John Debney
The Scorpion King (2002) – John Debney
Blade II (2002) – Marco Beltrami
House Of Sand And Fog (2003) – James Horner
Elf (2003) – John Debney
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) – Klaus Badelt
Looney Toons Back In Action (2003) – Jerry Goldsmith
Bruce Almighty (2003) – John Debney
The Italian Job (2003) – John Powell
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004) – James Horner
Enchanted (2005) – Alan Menken
King Kong (2005) – James Newton Howard
Constantine (2005) – Brian Tyler
Flightplan (2005) – James Horner
Dreamer (2005) – John Debney
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) – Harry Gregson-Williams
Sin City (2005) – John Debney
The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005) – Brian Tyler
All The Kings Men (2006)
Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) – Brian Tyler
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) - Hans Zimmer

The Prestige (2006) – David Julyan
The Pink Panther (2006) – Christophe Beck
Superman Returns (2006) – John Ottman
Night at the Museum (2006) – Alan Silvestri
Lady in the Water (2006) – James Newton Howard
All the King's Men (2006) - James Horner
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) – Hans Zimmer
Bridge to Terabithia (2007) – Aaron Zigman
Partition (2007) – Brian Tyler
August Rush (2007) – Mark Mancina
Beowulf (2007) – Alan Silvestri
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007) – Trevor Rabin
Eagle Eye (2008) – Brian Tyler
Stop-Loss (2008) – John Powell


Batman Forever
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest


James Horner Conducts

Last scoring sessions at Todd-AO for National Treasure 2                             

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