In this series, FIDM Digital Media Grad Feuna Shahbazian reports on exciting film projects that she is involved in as a unit production manager for FIDM’s in-house film department, FIDM Productions. Recently, the FIDM Productions film crew has been busy interviewing prestigious FIDM Alumni and covering special events for various film projects.
“Doing all of these interviews and hearing so many different success stories, they truly inspire me and they push me to want to do more,” says Shahbazian who says that hearing from creative professionals about their path to success reinforces her own choice to pursue filmmaking.
One recent film shoot that Shahbazian worked on was an interview with FIDM Merchandise Marketing Alumna Johana Hernandez who won NBC’s fashion reality show Fashion Star, and who has her own women’s wear collection GLAUDI.
“She has accomplished so much in such a short period of time. Her story was so inspiring,” says Shahbazian.
Another film shoot included an interview with FIDM Alumnus, Instructor and spokesperson Nick Verreos during which the team talked to Verreos about his recent accomplishment as the winner of Lifetime’s Project Runway: Under the Gunn. The most recent film shoot included covering The Glitter Plan Book Signing & Reception and FIDM’s LA campus during which the founders of Juicy Couture, FIDM Alumna Pamela Skaist-Levy and business partner Gela Nash-Taylor shared industry advice and signed copies of their new book, The Glitter Plan: How We Started Juicy Couture For $200 And Turned It Into A Global Brand.
Shahbazian isn’t the only FIDM Digital Media Alumna working in FIDM Productions. She works alongside Ryan Uy who is a lead editor, and post-production editors/motion graphics designers Miracel Caoili, and Julie Lee who also appears on camera. FIDM Digital Media Alumna Berenice Eveno has also been working with the crew as a freelance Cinematographer whose body of work also includes prestigious film projects like The Dark Knight Rises.
Check out some behind-the-scenes photos below and make sure to check back to see the results of these grads’ hard work in video form!