Episode 23: Creating A Body in Space: The Craft Behind Film with FF2 Media

When we think of film, and often when we reward a film, we focus on and think about the actors, directors, and writers being the ones who bring a world to life, and take it from an idea to a reality. But less often recognized is the work of costume designers, makeup artists, hairdressers, special effects artists, set designers and those who work on the craft behind the film. They are the ones who build the world that is brought to life on screen, who curate the physicality of the characters, and communicate details that tell the story whether we notice them or not. The work of costume designers can illustrate the personality or growth of a character, while also giving the viewers information about the time period, socioeconomic class, and location of the characters in the story being told. The creation of the body and the space that the body is in is essential to setting the stage of the story being told. In this episode special guests FF2 contributor Roza Melkumyan, and Media Associate, Nicole Ackmanwe join us to highlight the work of costume designers in the film industry and just how important it is to recognize the work that is often performed by women behind the scenes, and often overlooked by audiences and critics.


Created and Produced by Jillian Chilingerian and Sophia Badalian. Artwork by Mike De Angelis. Music Produced by Stoic For reviews and playlists check us out on offscreen.weebly.com Follow us: @offscreenwithjillandsoph @Jillianchilingerian @sophia.badalian @ff2media


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00:50:37 3/15/2021

Past Episodes

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Sarah Baldino, marketing buff, joins Jillian and Sophia to discuss how the role of celebrities in the consumer market has shifted dramatically in recent years, from endorsements to brand deals to entrepreneurial ventures. Instagram and its influencers have created a whole new celebrity arena it seems, and mainstream media wants a slice for itself. But after a year like 2020, normal people are now more aware than ever of the luxuries celebrities flaunt. In the economy's current state, will celebrities continue to peddle their fit teas and makeup lines, or will the consumer demand for authenticity get in the way?
00:00:00 9/1/2021
OFFSCREEN with Jillian and Sophia
For the OFFSCREEN Season 2 finale, we want to take a look back and re-emphasize the big ideas of the conversations we've had over the course of this season. Inclusivity and Authenticity, Identity, and the importance of Emphasizing rather than Objectifying marginalized groups have served as some of the main themes of the season, and in this episode, we want to discuss some of our major takeaways from season 2 of OFFSCREEN with Jillian and Sophia. Created and Produced by Jillian Chilingerian and Sophia Badalian. Artwork by Mike De Angelis. Music Produced by Stoic For reviews and playlists check us out on offscreen.weebly.com Follow us: @offscreenwithjillandsoph @Jillianchilingerian @sophia.badalian
00:54:31 5/31/2021
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Anthony Abaci, founder of MIASEEN, joins Jillian and Sophia to discuss how he got into the entertainment industry and his experience as an Armenian in Hollywood, what inspires him, the ins and outs of his new media startup MIASEEN, and his goals for the future.


Created and Produced by Jillian Chilingerian and Sophia Badalian. Artwork by Mike De Angelis. Music Produced by Stoic For reviews and playlists check us out on offscreen.weebly.com Follow us: @offscreenwithjillandsoph @Jillianchilingerian @sophia.badalian @miaseen_inc

01:18:58 4/27/2021
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Roza Melkumyan returns to discuss her experience as a member of the diaspora coming to Armenia, connecting with her Armenian roots and family in new ways, rediscovering her identity and finding herself in the midst of a war. 


Created and Produced by Jillian Chilingerian and Sophia Badalian. Artwork by Mike De Angelis. Music Produced by Stoic For reviews and playlists check us out on offscreen.weebly.com Follow us: @offscreenwithjillandsoph @Jillianchilingerian @sophia.badalian

00:47:59 4/19/2021
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Armen Karaoghlanian, founder of the Armenian Film Society joins Jillian and Sophia to explore the Armenian identity through film, beyond the stories of tragedy, highlighting the aspects of Armenian identity and culture that are so dynamic and beautiful. They discuss the work of three Armenian filmmakers, with three different perspectives and backgrounds: Naré Mkrtchyan, Oksana Mirzoyan, and Jivan Avetisyan.


Created and Produced by Jillian Chilingerian and Sophia Badalian. Artwork by Mike De Angelis. Music Produced by Stoic For reviews and playlists check us out on offscreen.weebly.com Follow us: @offscreenwithjillandsoph @Jillianchilingerian @sophia.badalian @armenianfilmsociety

00:55:24 4/11/2021
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This week marks the beginning of our celebration of Armenian History Month!

In this episode, we want to re-introduce ourselves and tell you a bit more about our stories and experiences growing up as Armenian-Americans– and how our identities have shifted and changed as we've gotten older. This year was a very difficult one for Armenians around the world and led both of us to re-examine what it means to be Armenian. Now, more than ever is time for us to put everything aside and put our homeland first. At the end of the day, what matters the most isn't if you go to church every Sunday or if you can speak the language perfectly. What we've learned over this year is that those things don't matter if you don't do the work to support your country and to support your people and your community.

Created and Produced by Jillian Chilingerian and Sophia Badalian. Artwork by Mike De Angelis. Music Produced by Stoic For reviews and playlists check us out on offscreen.weebly.com Follow us: @offscreenwithjillandsoph @Jillianchilingerian @sophia.badalian

00:48:05 4/5/2021
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Jan Lisa Huttner and Amelie Lasker join us to discuss International SWAN day, its past, present, and future. The WITASWAN project, or Women In The Audience Supporting Women Artists Now, was created by Jan in 2002 with the Illinois division of the American Association of University Women. In 2007, with the help of WomenArts Founder and Executive Director Martha Richards, the project went global, and International SWAN Day was conceived. SWAN Day/Support Women Artists Now Day, celebrated on the last Saturday of March, is an international initiative designed to showcase the power and diversity of women's creativity. There have been thousands of events worldwide in over 35 countries since its inception. Created and Produced by Jillian Chilingerian and Sophia Badalian. Artwork by Mike De Angelis. Music Produced by Stoic For reviews and playlists check us out on offscreen.weebly.com Follow us: @offscreenwithjillandsoph @Jillianchilingerian @sophia.badalian @ff2media
00:59:03 3/28/2021
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 International and intersectional perspectives and stories are essential to learning and understanding more about each other as women-  and we have a responsibility to be aware of the experiences of women across the world.   Women abroad endure hurdles or dangers to have their voices heard and their stories told. These stories can highlight not only differences that we weren't aware of, but also shared experiences that can open our eyes to similarities we may not have ever thought we'd relate to.

Katusha Jin and Dayna Hagewood join us to discuss four international films that are directed by women. Two of these films focus on young women in their home countries: The 2014 Saudi Arabian Film, Wadjda, Written and Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, also the First Female-Directed Saudi Film, and the 2008 Argentinian Film, XXY, Written and Directed by Lucía Puenzo. The other two films shed light on the experiences of young women dealing with the consequences of emigration:  The 2017 Norwegian-Pakistani Film, What Will People Say, written and directed by Norwegian-Pakistani screenwriter and director Iram Haq, and The 2009 German Film, Desert Flower, directed by Sherry Hormann.

Created and Produced by Jillian Chilingerian and Sophia Badalian. Artwork by Mike De Angelis. Music Produced by Stoic For reviews and playlists check us out on offscreen.weebly.com Follow us: @offscreenwithjillandsoph @Jillianchilingerian @sophia.badalian @ff2media

00:51:19 3/22/2021
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As a part of our celebration for Women's History Month, we are so excited to be partnering with FF2 media to bring you some special episodes that highlight the incredible achievements and contributions of women to film, music, and the entertainment industry at large. Joining our discussion are two very special guests, FF2 Founder & Editor in Chief , Jan Lisa Huttner, and Social Media Coordinator, Timberley Torcato.In today's episode, we look through cases of female director and actress collaborations that illustrate how a female director is able to bring out the qualities and characteristics often absent in female characters directed and written by men. Over the last few years, we've seen an explosion of female directors breaking onto the scene and with them, their muses, the actresses that inspire them. This partnership between the female director and actress allows them to explore and present the female perspective on screen in film and TV. Created and Produced by Jillian Chilingerian and Sophia Badalian. Artwork by Mike De Angelis. Music Produced by Stoic For reviews and playlists check us out on offscreen.weebly.com Follow us: @offscreenwithjillandsoph @Jillianchilingerian @sophia.badalian @ff2media
00:59:59 3/7/2021
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This week marks the beginning of Women's History Month, and to celebrate here at OFFSCREEN, we will be dedicating the month of March to Women. To kick off the month, we will be having a conversation on the topic of media misogyny in the early 2000s. The new millennium saw the creation of a multi-million dollar industry dedicated to harassing and exploiting young women in Hollywood. Paparazzi who would do anything to get the money shot led many stars to breakdowns and some, tragically to their deaths. And the celebrity industrial complex's exploitation of young women didn't just stop there, it cultivated a society that was more than comfortable shaming women and turning vulnerable and talented young ladies into punchlines. Marked by reigning starlets like Britney Spears, Lindsey Lohan, and Paris Hilton, the early 2000s tabloids and media at large had a special way of sexualizing underage girls, stigmatizing mental health issues, capitalizing on women's insecurities, and letting men off the hook. Created and Produced by Jillian Chilingerian and Sophia Badalian. Artwork by Mike De Angelis. Music Produced by Stoic For reviews and playlists check us out on offscreen.weebly.com Follow us: @offscreenwithjillandsoph @Jillianchilingerian @sophia.badalian --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
00:46:06 3/1/2021

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