The VFO.


Only a short flight from LA, the Vancouver Film Orchestra is an 80-player strong symphonic ensemble dedicated to recording motion picture scores with the utmost in technical, artistic, and musical precision. In just over a decade, we have recorded more than 25 scores for clients including Universal, Disney, Miramax, Lionsgate, Infinity Features, Gold Circle Films, Hyperion Pictures, Lifetime Network, ABC Television, as well as recording artists Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams, Marianas Trench, and more.

State-of-the-art recording technology, world-renowned studio locations, Grammy Award-winning musicians, and the most specialized and dedicated technical team in Canada come together to manage all your film’s musical needs – from planning your orchestral recording through to delivery of your film. We handle every step of the scoring process: budgets, contracts, orchestration, music copying, studio bookings, recording sessions, music mixing, music editorial, and final delivery to the dub stage. Never has there been a more hassle-free musical experience, right at your fingertips.

The vastly adaptable VFO has played an extremely diverse range of music in its short history: from sweet, romantic, emotionally charged drama to edgy, techno-orchestral hybrid action; avant-garde, Penderecki-influenced horror to rambunctious, playful, family adventure; even an over-the-top Broadway extravaganza (complete with simultaneous vocal recording, a 2-studio technical success). Whatever the score, our enthusiastic and fantastically talented musicians are ready to bring it to life.


Music Director Hal Beckett has been a fixture of the Vancouver film music community for over 20 years. When not composing scores for film/television/animation, Hal dedicates his time to orchestral pursuits. Most recently, he produced the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s recordings of over 100 national anthems for the 2010 Olympic Games, overseeing the orchestration and copying process in addition to managing the live recordings; he also conducted the three-day scoring session for Gold Circle’s spring blockbuster The Haunting In Connecticut.

Scoring mixers Roger Monk (Platoon) and Vince Renaud (District 9) have been the team at the console for nearly all of the VFO sessions. Backed by a superb support team and state of the art equipment, the collective decades of experience these two possess results in a fluid blend of creative and technical skills suited to the unique challenges of capturing the magic of an orchestra.


World-class studios are available for VFO recordings, including  The Warehouse Studios.

Smaller scale and remote recording options are also possible, depending on the scope of the project.

Contact us for more details.