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Carolyn Giardina

Tech Editor

THR's Tech Editor Carolyn Giardina is an award-winning journalist, author and adjunct professor at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts. Carolyn leads Behind the Screen coverage of the creative arts including cinematography, editing, animation, sound and VFX, as well as entertainment technology. This ranges from the tools and techniques for production and post, to immersive media and theatrical exhibition. Carolyn’s been honored with American Cinema Editors’ Robert Wise Award, the International Cinematographers Guild’s Technicolor William A. Fraker Award and the Advanced Imaging Society’s Distinguished Leadership Lumiere Award.

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‘The Little Mermaid’ VFX Supervisor Details How “Truly Amazing” Halle Bailey Became a Mermaid

Visual effects supervisor Tim Burke describes the complex digital effects used to put “truly amazing” Halle Bailey as Ariel and the rest of the cast members under the sea in Rob Marshall’s new musical adaptation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, which is projected to earn as much as $120 million over the four-day holiday. In […]

Lionsgate Confirms ‘John Wick 5’ in Early Development

Lionsgate’s motion picture group chair Joe Drake teased development of a fifth movie in the studio’s John Wick franchise Thursday during a Q4 earnings call that has fans abuzz. “What is official is that, as you know, Ballerina is the first spinoff that comes out next year. We’re in development on three others, including five […]

Cine Gear Expo to Open June 2 on Paramount Lot Amid Writers Strike Uncertainty

Cine Gear Expo — the annual exhibition which this year is slated to return to the Paramount Studios backlot on Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3 — is ready to welcome Hollywood’s production community with 260 exhibitors as well as panels and screenings, but there’s also been uncertainty about how the writers strike might […]

‘Venom 3’ Enlists ‘Justice League’ Cinematographer Fabian Wagner (Exclusive)

Justice League cinematographer Fabian Wagner is on board to shoot Venom 3, a new installment in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters, which begins filming next month in the U.K. In addition to Justice League/Zack Synder’s Justice League, Wagner’s credits include Game of Thrones, for which he was Emmy nominated and won an American Society […]

Cannes: Barco Previewing New HDR Cinema Projection System

Tech developer Barco has brought its new HDR Lightsteering cinema projector to Cannes, previewing the system for filmmakers in advance of a rollout that is expected to begin in early 2024. This “lightsteering” technology is an option that Barco believes would give moviegoers a brighter, HDR image — therefore a wider creative palette for filmmakers […]

Shelly Johnson Elected President of American Society of Cinematographers

Shelly Johnson has been elected the 47th president of the American Society of Cinematographers. He succeeds Stephen Lighthill, who reached his term limit, having completed his second consecutive two-year term as president (and third overall). The ASC Board also elected a slate of officers that includes VPs Charlie Lieberman, John Simmons and Patti Lee; treasurer […]

‘Only Murders in the Building’ Season Three “Takes a Turn,” Editors Tease

Editors Shelly Westerman and Payton Koch talk about season two of Hulu’s Only Murders In The Building — including cutting the “killer reveal party” and working with guest stars like Shirley MacLaine, Amy Schumer and next season’s victim, Paul Rudd — in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Behind the Screen podcast. “It takes a […]

How ‘The White Lotus’ Editor John Valerio Crafted Key Scenes for Jennifer Coolidge’s Tanya

[This story contains spoilers for season two of HBO’s The White Lotus.] Following months of guessing who met their demise when a body is discovered in the opening scene of The White Lotus’ second season, all was revealed in a climatic confrontation on a yacht in the final episode, titled “Arrivederci.”  Editor John M. Valerio […]

‘Immersive Disney Animation’ Experience Coming to Los Angeles in June

Immersive Disney Animation is coming to Los Angeles. The experience, created by Disney Animation and Lighthouse Immersive Studios (Immersive Van Gogh), has opened in roughly a dozen cities since December and debuts in L.A. on June 23 at the Lighthouse ArtSpace. Tickets go on sale May 12 and start at $29.99. “A combination of an […]

Disney Tech Vet Named VP of Engineering Society SMPTE; Marvel Content Protection Head Elected Hollywood Chapter Chair

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers — a global engineering society and standard-setting body — has revealed the results of its international and local elections. Sally Hattori, director of product development at StudioLAB, the innovation team within Walt Disney Studios’ technology division, was elected standards vp of the international society. In this role, […]

First Look at ‘Gravity’ VFX Supervisor’s Virtual Production ‘Flite’

Tim Webber, the Oscar-winning VFX supervisor of Alfonso Cuaron’s 2013 space-set thriller Gravity, has unwrapped the trailer for his directional debut — an experimental sci-fi short titled Flite that the inventive filmmaker created while putting a new VFX and virtual production pipeline through its paces. London-headquartered VFX facility Framestore (for which Webber serves as CCO) was […]

More Than 500 Participate in Local 700 Town Hall; Behind-the-Camera Workers Supportive, Nervous Over Writers Strike

The sentiment among Hollywood’s behind-the-camera talent — whether they are members of IATSE or work independently — widely favors the Writers Guild of America’s decision to call a strike on May 1 when negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers broke down Monday night as their contract expired. It was evident this […]