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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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Christian Bale, Gemma Chan, Mark Hamill and Florence Pugh Lead ‘The Boy and the Heron’ English-Language Voice Cast

Indie producer and distributor GKIDS has revealed the English voice cast for Hayao Miyazaki’s anticipated hand-drawn animated feature The Boy and the Heron. The cast includes Christian Bale (Shoichi Maki), Dave Bautista (the Parakeet King), Gemma Chan (Natsuko), Willem Dafoe (Noble Pelican), Karen Fukuhara (Lady Himi), Mark Hamill (Grand Uncle), Robert Pattinson (The Grey Heron) […]

‘Barbie,’ ‘Asteroid City’ Among FilmLight Color Grading Award Nominees

Color grading system developer FilmLight announced the nominees for its Color Awards, which recognize the work of colorists on movies, TV and short-form content. In their third year, the competition attracted roughly 400 entries. Winners, which will be selected by a jury led by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Lawrence Sher (Joker), will be announced Nov. 12 at […]

‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ Among Films in Camerimage Main Competition

Killers of the Flower Moon, All of Us Strangers and Black Flies will be part of the main competition at this year’s EnergaCamerimage international cinematography film festival. Martin Scorsese’s 1920s-set Killers, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Gladstone and Robert De Niro, tracks suspicious murders of members of the Osage Nation, who became some of the richest people […]

Generative AI Is “Not To Replace The Human Aspect of Getting a Performance,” Asserts Digital Domain CTO

Digital Domain CTO Hanno Basse sees a lot of potential for the use of generative AI and machine learning in visual effects, but “not to replace the human aspect of getting a performance” with actors. “The human audience want to connect with human beings,” he asserted in a keynote Monday at the Society of Motion […]

‘Star Wars’ X-Wing Fighter, Which Had Been Lost for Decades, Sells for Record $3.1 Million at Auction

An original 20-inch model of an X-wing starfighter used in the climatic space battle in 1977’s Star Wars sold for a record-setting $3.135 million at a Heritage Auction in Dallas. The X-wing — part of the collection of late Oscar-nominated modelmaker Greg Jein, which was auctioned this weekend — had been thought to have been […]

VFX Labor Issues Addressed at Honors Event: “Without Collective Bargaining, There Will Be No Progress”

Following the recent votes by VFX workers at Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel to unionize with IATSE, a call for collective bargaining received enthusiastic applause during an intimate Visual Effects Society Honors ceremony and reception Friday at Los Angeles’ Skirball Cultural Center. Referencing the SAG-AFTRA strike and recently ended WGA strike, honoree Bob Coleman, a […]

Viral Disney Clip Sparks Ridicule for Something Hollywood Has Done For Years

When the rom-com Prom Pact arrived on Disney platforms in late March, it debuted to positive reviews and the modest level of fanfare one would expect for a TV film aimed at teenagers. But seven months later, it has gone viral for all the wrong reasons. On Thursday, a clip from the film’s opening pep […]

‘The Matrix’ “Bullet Time” VFX Innovators to Receive Engineering Society’s Progress Medal

A pair of VFX pros behind 1999’s groundbreaking sci-fi thriller The Matrix will receive the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineer’s highest honor, the Progress Medal, next week at the SMPTE awards gala that will conclude its annual Media Technology Summit. John Christopher Gaeta and Kim Libreri will be recognized for their contributions to […]

Adobe Unwraps AI-Driven Tools, Promises “Accountability, Responsibility and Transparency”

As Adobe rolled out a string of new generative AI-driven tools, CEO Shantanu Narayan promised “accountability, responsibility and transparency” in his opening keynote at the company’s annual Max confab, which is taking place this week at the Los Angeles Convention Center. He went on to describe AI as a “creative co-pilot” to speed up productivity […]

Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Solid Rocket Motors Arrive at California Science Center

Eleven years after Space Shuttle Endeavour made its 12-mile journey across the streets of Los Angeles, two huge solid rocket motors (SRMs) arrived Wednesday at the California Science Center, following a trek from the Mojave Air and Space port where they were being stored. Crowds of schoolchildren, residents and guests — cheering and chanting “Shuttle! Shuttle!” —lined […]

Yorgos Lanthimos’ ‘Poor Things’ Set to Open Camerimage

Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things will be the opening night film at the 31st edition of EnergaCamerimage, the international cinematography film festival.  At Camerimage, Poor Things will also screen as part of the main competition. The film, which received the Golden Lion last month at the Venice Film Festival, stars Emma Stone (who also produced), Willem Dafoe […]

SoFi Stadium Aims to Enhance Concerts With Its 70,000-Square-Foot Samsung Infinity Screen

Alongside the launch of Las Vegas’ Sphere, there may be a growing number of recording artists and venues looking to enhance entertainment experiences like concerts with the latest tech. That includes Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium, which is highlighted by its massive Samsung Infinity Screen. The Infinity Screen is a bespoke oval 70,000 square foot, dual-sided 4K […]