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 and Joshua Farnham

Episode Date
'Missing Link' - Chris Butler
On this weeks episode Carolyn meets with Chris Butler, the Writer, Director, and Character Designer for the new Laika Entertainment film, Missing Link. Butler shares how he came up with the characters for this adventure and why he is so happy with the mix of stop motion and visual effects that helped make this movie so seamless on the big screen.
Apr 08, 2019
'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' - Dean DeBlois
On this weeks episode Carolyn meets with Dean DeBlois, the Writer and Director of DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Dean talks about the characters, the writing, and how he feels after having finished the emotional finale to this animated trilogy.
Mar 04, 2019
'Black Panther' - Hannah Beachler
On this weeks episode Carolyn meets with Hannah Beachler, the Production Designer for the Oscar nominated Marvel movie, 'Black Panther'. Hannah shares how she and her team traveled to Africa to find inspiration for the design of Wakanda and the many sets that helped bring the story into reality.
Feb 24, 2019
'Bohemian Rhapsody' - Paul Massey
On this weeks episode Carolyn meets with Paul Massey, who is one of the rerecording mixers on the Academy Award nominated film, 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. Paul tells us about how he worked with the members of Queen and the sound editorial team to bring the feeling of a live concert into theaters. He also talks about the extended Live Aid scenes that are included on the Blu-ray and DVD that is now available.
Feb 15, 2019
'Free Solo' - Jimmy Chin
On this weeks episode Carolyn meets with Jimmy Chin, the Director of Photography and Co-Director on the documentary 'Free Solo'. This heart pounding film follows Alex Honnold on his journey to achieve his lifelong goal of free soloing El Capitan, a vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park. Chin talks about how he and his crew accomplished the filming of such a harrowing feat.
Feb 01, 2019
'First Man' - Tom Cross
On this weeks episode, Carolyn meets with Tom Cross, the editor that has worked closely with Damien Chazelle on his last three movies. This of course includes 'First Man', the epic that follow Neil Armstrong and his journey to the moon on Apollo 11. Cross talks about how he and Damien closely tried to balance the cinéma vérité style with the amazing IMAX footage that was shot during the moon sequence.
Jan 26, 2019
'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 music to bring Bumblebee's story to the big screen.
Jan 11, 2019
'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 it was working with the different voice actors.
Jan 07, 2019
'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 scene with cartoon animals as well as the other musical numbers that make up this soon-to-be classic.
Dec 28, 2018
'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 get Sony to fund their idea, and what this story and these characters mean to them.
Dec 21, 2018
'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 films dominate the market.
Dec 14, 2018
'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 movies and tells us why production design has been such a rewarding and fulfilling career for him.
Dec 07, 2018
'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 Jenkins, they were able to construct an emotional story about dignity and resilience in the face of pain.
Nov 30, 2018
'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 John Lasseter and the ever anticipated Disney Princess scene.
Nov 23, 2018
'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 parts of the film. The soundtrack to the film is available on Milan records.
Nov 16, 2018
'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 musical characters to life.
Nov 09, 2018
'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 an iconic band.
Nov 02, 2018
'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 well as how he was able to sculpt this dramatic drama into a movie that not only tells a true story but also delivers a message.
Oct 25, 2018
'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.
Oct 18, 2018
'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.
Oct 09, 2018