Behind The Screen
By The Hollywood Reporter
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In this podcast series, Carolyn Giardina, Tech Editor for The Hollywood Reporter, extends her coverage of the filmmaking crafts. She will be talking with the cinematographers, editors, production designers, composers, visual effects supervisors, and other leading artists that bring the magic of motion pictures to theaters. Subscribe now to receive episodes of this inspired new series that shines a light on the artists that spend most of their time behind the screen. Hosted by: Carolyn Giardina Produced by: Matthew Whitehurst
||Clean'Bumblebee' - Anna Behlmer & Mark Paterson||On this weeks episode, Carolyn meets with Anna Behlmer and Mark Paterson, the re-recording mixers for Paramounts new Transformers movie, 'Bumblebee'. Together they tell us about how they worked together to shape the large amounts of sound effects and mu||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Early Man' - Nick Park||On this weeks episode, Carolyn meets with Nick Park, the writer and director of 'Early Man', the new claymation movie from Aardman Animations. Park shares how he came up with the story for his new film, how he developed the characters, and how much fun||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Mary Poppins Returns ' - Renee Tondelli||On this weeks episode, Carolyn talks with Renee Tondelli, the Sound Designer and Supervising Sound Editor on 'Mary Poppins Returns'. Renee shares how they were able to create the sound for this sequel to one of Disney's most beloved films, including the||12/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' - Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Peter Ramsey||On this weeks episode, Carolyn talks with Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Peter Ramsey about their animated film 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'. Together they tell us about the exhausting, but rewarding, animation process, how they managed to ge||12/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Roma' - Alfonso Cuarón||On this weeks episode, Carolyn talks with Alfonso Cuarón, the Academy Award winning director whose recent film 'Roma' has been garnering critical praise. Alfonso shares his method to shooting and editing a black and white film in an age where color fil||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Crazy Rich Asians' and 'On the Basis of Sex' - Nelson Coates||On this weeks episode, Carolyn talks with Nelson Coates, the President of the Art Directors Guild and Production Designer on both the lavish looking 'Crazy Rich Asians' and historical 'On the Basis of Sex'. Nelson shares his stories about each of these||12/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'If Beale Street Could Talk' - Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders||On this weeks episode, Carolyn talks with Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders, the Editors on Barry Jenkins's adaptation of the 1974 novel If Beale Street Could Talk. The editing duo share their experiences working on this moving film and how together with Jen||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Ralph Breaks the Internet' - Phil Johnston and Rich Moore||On this weeks episode, Carolyn meets with Phil Johnston and Rich Moore, the Directors of the Disney sequel, 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'. Together they talk about all the fun and memorable moments during the making of the film including the departure of||11/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs' - Carter Burwell||On this weeks episode, Carolyn talks with Carter Burwell, the Composer on 'The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs'. Carter talks about returning to work on another Coen brothers movie, and how he created the different musical themes for all of the 7 different pa||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'A Star Is Born' - Matthew Libatique||On this weeks episode, Carolyn talks with Matthew Libatique, the Director of Photography on Bradley Cooper's directorial debut, 'A Star Is Born'. Matty talks about his collaboration with Copper and how they decided to shoot the movie to bring the music||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit'Bohemian Rhapsody' - John Ottman||On this weeks episode, Carolyn talks with John Ottman, the Editor and Composer on 'Bohemian Rhapsody', a biopic that tells the story of Freddie Mercury and the band Queen . Ottman tells the struggles and rewards to working on a movie that follows such a||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'22 July' - William Goldenberg||On this weeks episode, Carolyn talks with William Goldenberg, the Oscar-winning Editor on '22 July', a film that dives into the story of the terrorist attacks that took place in Norway in 2011. William talks about his time in Norway during production as||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'First Man' - Paul Lambert||On this weeks episode, Carolyn talks with Paul Lambert, the Visual Effects Supervisor on Damien Chazelle's 'First Man'. Paul describes how his team, in collaboration with Chazelle, were able to put actors on the moon. Like and subscribe here.||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'A Star Is Born' - Steven Morrow||On this weeks episode, Carolyn talks with Steven Morrow, the production sound mixer on 'A Star Is Born'. Steven talks about the joys and challenges of working on a film that centers around sound and music. Like and subscribe here.||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great to hear from the below the line (and some above the line) crew.
I’ve listened to a few of these now and really enjoy hearing from people in various crew positions on these films.
If I have one issue it’s the host. She’s very, very dry - bordering on robotic at times. Other times she seems, maybe, nervous? Her knowledge of filmmaking also seems somewhat limited (I haven’t looked her up). Still, overall, fascinating insight into the process.
Ms. Giardina makes the technical aspects of cinema understandable and enjoyable. Great listen!