February 2015

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February 2015


Seek Costuming Proposals for SLI Presentations

Steven Stines

Students have until February 3 to submit proposals for the Costume Design & Technology Commission’s Student Leadership Initiative. The Student Leadership Initiative Session planned for the Cincinnati 2015 Conference & Stage Expo, is a great way for students to become more involved..

The Student Leadership Initiative allows a new generation of designers and technicians to add their 21st century voices to the dialogue by developing presentations for the Conference. This is a chance for exceptional students to share ideas and achievements with a national audience of professionals, educators, and students while adding to the presenter’s résumé. Presenters can network with peers and professionals, and receive feedback.

Matt Caron presented Photomanipulation in Costume Design as part of the 2013 SLI

The SLI session will be held Saturday, March 21 and will feature multiple student presenters. Each will have 15 to 20 minutes to present. Past conferences have featured three to five presentations. Powerpoint slide shows are a recommended format, but the format itself can be innovative. A Mac and projector will be available. There is usually no internet access in the conference rooms.

The presentations will be digitally archived and available to members on the USITT website.

Topics for presentation could include design, costume construction and technology, costume crafts, research and costume history, wardrobe, hair and make-up, rendering, budgeting, portfolio development and presentation, the collaborative process, digital applications for both creative and practical elements of the design process -- any and all costume-related topics.

Proposals should include name, e-mail, cell phone, school, degree, concentration, topic, a 100-word project abstract, and an e-mail letter of support from a faculty member. Slide shows are due March 2 with revisions completed per feedback by March 13.

For more information, contact Steven Stines at sstines@arts.ufl.edu.