When I was told by the news director of the mid-sized CBS affiliate I interned for in college that I had a “face for radio and a voice for television”, long before the concept of multiplatforming was a thought, I decided to focus my attention on writing. Eventually, even that took a back seat to a skill set that I realized I had that was far stronger and offered the chance for greater reward.
These days, while I ostensibly seek to write for a living, the reality check is that at the moment it’s a passion. So I envy, and indeed really like to celebrate, those that can make a living at their passion.
Carolyn Giardina is one such individual. Here’s what her HOLLYWOOD REPORTER bio says about her:
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.
And if you follow the link to the page this appears on, https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/author/carolyn-giardina/you can sample a few of her recent works. I did, and they’re both informative and detailed. Well-written, too.
So I for one am really looking forward to the fac that she will be conducting two of her “Behind the Screen” interview series at the Infinity Festival Hollywood, which, if you’re a regular reader, you already know kicks off a week from Wednesday night.
I’ve heard through the grapevine her guests will be prominent folks in the areas she is most knowledgeable about. And it’s clear to me she will be asking provocative questions much like those that go into her body of work. Except if you’re there, you get the chance to augment them. Maybe even ask one yourself. Of her, too.
Like–how did you get to be so fortunate to be paid for what you clearly know and love?
Well, that’s the one I plan on asking first.
I hope you’re there to ask a few of your own. Possibly even me, too. I’ll be the bald guy in the front row taking notes. 🙂
Until next time…