Chris Finn and Scholar Enter New “Dimensions” with Opening Film for SCAD Fashion Showcase

The SCAD Fashion program kicked off its 2023 live runway show with this ambitious film by Scholar director/CD Chris Finn (SCAD B.F.A, 2015) combining dance, motion design, and AI with garments by 100 graduating students.

Chris Finn: “Dimensions metaphorically portrays the creative process through a multi-dimensional journey. The film follows five heroes pulled into unique worlds who interact with the inhabitants and gather the knowledge required to exit the multiverse.

“With each step of the journey, we delve deeper into the multi-dimensional landscapes of a creator’s imagination, exploring the boundless possibilities of their creative vision and the inspiration that fuels it.

“The film combines an array of artistic approaches including design, animation, dance, live action, music, and Stable Diffusion AI. Each medium is seamlessly woven into a rhythmic aesthetic and wrapped by atmospheric visuals filmed on SCAD’s leading-edge LED volume stage.

“The film ends with a triumphant creator and a final portal into the live, experiential show, whose orchestration and design take direct cues from the film’s opening act.”
Scholar-SCAD-fashion-2023 | STASH MAGAZINE

Scholar-SCAD-fashion-2023 | STASH MAGAZINE

Scholar-SCAD-fashion-2023 | STASH MAGAZINE

Scholar-SCAD-fashion-2023 | STASH MAGAZINE

Scholar-SCAD-fashion-2023 | STASH MAGAZINE
Client: SCAD

Production: Scholar
Director: Chris Finn
Managing Executive Producer: Kirsten Noll
Director of Production: Tyler Locke
Head of Production: Nicole Smarsh
Line Producer: Richard Kaylor
Cinematographer: Josh Saideman
Production Designer: Parker Beck
Associate Creative Director: Vin Kim
Sr Producer: Kev Jones
Lead Designers: Chris Finn, Vin Kim
Designers: Liam Elias, Leah Evans, Zach Herdman, Jina Kwon, Siena Mae, Nick Scarcella
Lead 2D/3D Animators: Chris Finn, Vin Kim
2D/3D Animators: Michael Cafarelli, Leah Evans, Zach Herdman
2D Animators: Alex Bernas, Danni Fisher-Shin
FX Artist: Tim Hayward
Senior Compositor: Ryan Kaplan
Compositor: Dae Kang
Media Manager: Adrianna McKinley
Editor: Chris Finn
Assistant Editor: Adrianna McKinley
Colorist: Elliott Powell
Color Producer: Juan Felipe Díaz

Music/sound design/mix: Cypher
Sound design/mix: Joseph Sims, John Black
Score: Joris van Grunsven