Beaux Arts Ball 2012
The Beaux Arts Ball (in French the Bal des Quatres Arts) is the annual costume ball traditionally given by the students of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the spring, in the École building on the rue Bonaparte overlooking the Seine. In 1931, in New York, famous architects dressed up as their buildings, and today, many American arts organizations hold similar costume balls as fundraisers for the arts.
UL College of the Arts’ 3rd annual Beaux Arts Ball, which was held at 7pm on October 5th, was nothing short of fantastic. The theme this year was Seeing Red and guests were encouraged to come up with creative ways of interpreting it. From lobsters to devilish fiends, all costumes were welcome as long as they were red. Musical entertainment was performed by the UL Jazz Ensemble, a delicious dinner was served cocktail buffet-style, and our raucously–red design students, among other surprises, awaited revelers who made it to this event!
This year’s guest of honor was Ray McIntyre Jr. Ray is a partner in Pixel Magic and oversees all creative operations at their facilities in Hollywood, CA and Lafayette, LA. He is hired by movie studios as an on-set visual effects supervisor to design, shoot and complete the director’s vision.
In the short time since opening their office in the LITE Center in 2009, the office in Lafayette has become their primary facility for executing vfx work. Pixel Magic Lafayette has worked on movies such as “Secretariat”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Parts 1 & 2”, Oscar nominated “The Help” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1”.
Ray was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1996 for HBO’s acclaimed “TUSKEGEE AIRMEN”. In 2004 he won the Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects for his work in Warner Bros. “THE LAST SAMURAI”. He also won an International Monitor Award in 1998 for his work in “CASPER MEETS WENDY”.