When you watch your favorite shows or movies in high definition, you’re probably not thinking about the men and women who pioneered digital technology and made the viewing possible. But if you’ve spent much time around Baylor (especially in the Castellaw Communications Center), you likely have met or know that a Baylor professor is one of the undisputed leaders in the field.
Last month, Dr. Corey Carbonara was honored with the Nat Tiffen Award for outstanding educational contributions to the art and craft of cinematography by the International Cinematographers Guild. Winners of the award “represent the very highest achievement in their fields, be it cinematography, education or journalism,” said Guild President Steven Poster.
For 30 years now, students in Carbonara’s classes in Film and Digital Media (or Telecomm, as it used to be called) have had the opportunity to learn from a leader who was advancing the very industry they were pursuing. Before coming to Baylor, Carbonara worked for such companies as Columbia Pictures and Sony, serving as the latter’s first product manager for High Definition Video Systems. He also worked on the American Film Institute’s first high-definition short film (1985′s Arrival, starring Robert Downey Jr.). We could go on, but you get the idea; if you want more, check out his 52-page vitae.
Sic ’em, Dr. Carbonara!