Be our guest, be our guest. Put your SLC skills to the test and apply in January!

01/03/2013

Contributed by Sarah Schupp

The 2013 Student Leadership Consultant application will be available in the spring, beginning on January 29, 2013.  Please visit the Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs website  for updates.  Look out for our 1990's themed advertisements early next semester!

Student Leadership Consultants work in conjunction with the Office for Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs to assist with the development, coordination, and implementation of programs and services offered. They serve as ambassadors to the campus community and should represent the vision and values of the Office. Through continuous education and training, Student Leadership Consultants have the opportunity to expand their skills in the areas of customer service, public speaking, marketing, and program development.

1990's Wiki Trivia:

Production of Beauty and the Beast had to be completed on a compressed timeline of two years rather than four because of the loss of production time spent developing the earlier Purdam version of the film. Most of the production was done at the main Feature Animation studio, housed in the Air Way facility in Glendale, California. A smaller team at the Disney-MGM Studios theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Florida assisted the California team on several scenes, particularly the "Be Our Guest" number.

Beauty and the Beast was the second film, following The Rescuers Down Under, produced using CAPS (Computer Animation Production System), a digital scanning, ink, paint, and compositing system of software and hardware developed for Disney by Pixar. The software allowed for a wider range of colors, as well as soft shading and colored line effects for the characters, techniques lost when the Disney studio abandoned hand inking for xerography in the late 1950s. CAPS also allowed the production crew to simulate multiplane effects: placing characters and/or backgrounds on separate layers and moving them towards/away from the camera on the Z-axis to give the illusion of depth, as well as altering the focus of each layer.

In addition, CAPS allowed easier combination of hand-drawn art with computer-generated imagery, which before had to be plotted to animation cels and painted traditionally. This technique was put to significant use during the "Beauty and the Beast" waltz sequence, in which Belle and Beast dance through a computer-generated ballroom as the camera dollies around them in simulated 3D space. The filmmakers had originally decided against the use of computers in favor of traditional animation, but later, when the technology had improved, decided it could be used for the one scene in the ballroom. The success of the ballroom sequence helped convince studio executives to further invest in computer animation.

Listen to Be Our Guest:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afzmwAKUppU

If you have any questions about the OL position or application please contact Sarah Louise Schupp, First-Year Experience Program Coordinator, at sschupp@ithaca.edu.

 

 

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