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This past year, the Sham Shui Po Christmas Lighting Council asked SCAD Hong Kong’s 3D Design Class to design an installation for the Sham Shui Po District (located in Kowloon, Hong Kong). Design Your Day Coordinator Andrea van Hitum worked with other students in Hong Kong to develop a concept and charetter for the installation. Their concept was to “put character into the park”. Andrea’s idea was to have 12 different elves around the park. After much time and a lot of hard work they presented their ideas to the Sham Shui Po government. They decided to pick certain designs from each group and Andrea’s elves were chosen! The installation was displayed over the holidays.
Earlier this quarter in the beginning of September, SCAD Student Ambassadors embarked on a retreat to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Georgia at Camp Blue Ridge. Ambassadors from both Savannah and Atlanta attended the retreat. This was a great way to integrate our ambassador programs allowing ambassadors from each location to come together, meet new people, and make new friends. The retreat was held over the weekend from Friday-Sunday, the perfect amount of time for everyone to have a fun yet relaxing weekend in the mountains. The weekend focused on team building, compatibility, communication, and training.
Ambassadors were able to overcome many challenges through different group activities such as building a fire from scratch, jumping off the blob, climbing through ropes courses, and many others. These group activities paralleled real life situations teaching ambassadors how to work with others to overcome road blocks and barriers in everyday life and how to become unified as a team. To wrap up the weekend, we ended with an activity called Post Secret. Ambassadors were asked to anonymously compose a secret from the retreat, by writing a sentence and/or drawing a picture on a card. All secrets were collected and put on display Sunday morning for everyone to read. It was so inspiring to read everyone’s accomplishments and experiences they had on the retreat.
Overall, the retreat was a great start to our year bringing ambassadors closer together by allowing everyone to open up and feel comfortable with one another. We look forward to a successful year and can’t wait for our next retreat. Check out some of our pictures to really grasp how much fun we had.
Farewell Camp Blue Ridge.
After a long summer of being away from SCAD, all of the returning Student Ambassadors were excited to take part in the Leadership and Lemonade Fall recruitment on September 7th, 2012. What a great way to kick start the new school year!
Leadership and Lemonade invited incoming freshman, transfer and graduate students to travel up to 515C during orientation to introduce them to the SCAD Ambassador Program. While serving yummy fudge brownies and some fantastic lemonade to the students and their families (over 100 overall guests!), current Ambassadors had the chance to mingle with the NewBees, letting them in on their very own adventures here at SCAD.
After a brief presentation by our adviser, Jennifer Liu, and a select sampling of the ambassadors, everyone was invited to join in some icebreakers! Francesca led A Million Questions while Kelsey taught everyone how to make a proper Ninja “HIYAH!!” This sure did get the whole crowd in a fit of laughter, helping to ease the tension of pre-school jitters. Winners of both games got to snag some SCAD memorabilia!
We are all so excited to see who applies to our ambassador program for 2012-2013 fall recruitment. We have already handed out 50 applications, and are looking to hire a total of 15 new ambassadors of various majors and from various hometowns.
The second week of my second quarter at SCAD-Atlanta is an experience I will never forget. My Introduction to Television professor asked the class for volunteers to participate in a 24 hour film race which was going to be held that weekend. I raised my hand along with two other classmates because we were the only ones available for that weekend. We were eager television students wanting to help our professor out any way that we could, but we really did not know what we were getting ourselves into.
The weekend of the race arrived and we were excited and nervous. The night of the competition we met in the television studio to receive the instructions and the item that all the entries had to incorporate. We received the message at exactly midnight the topic was love and the item that we had to incorporate was a name tag. Now it was go time, we spent that night setting up the studio and planning out how we would shoot the short film. We also had to checkout equipment, and buy props and food for our talent and crew. We slept maybe two hours in the television studio and got up to start shooting early that morning.
The shoot was very hectic, exciting, and tiring we ran into several setbacks but we figured them out like professionals would. I could not believe I was already producing a short film my second week of school; it was a dream come true. We spent the whole day shooting and editing the film and at midnight we raced to the site where the films had to be turned in. After we turned our film in, we felt accomplished, proud, and relieved.
Though we did not win the contest we were still very proud of ourselves because we stepped up to the plate and tried to make a film as Introduction to Television students in our second week of school. It was reward just being a part of the competition because I learned so much that day about shooting, editing, and production as a whole. That day was also rewarding because I met my college best friends spending that 24 hours with them and we have been inseparable ever since.
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