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Dimensions: a fashion film

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Dimensions features inventive garments, jewelry, accessories, and sneakers from more than 100 SCAD School of Fashion students.

First showing at SCAD FASHION 2023, Dimensions journeys through the multiverse of creative expression, as five heroes from distant worlds traverse interstellar realms. Directed by SCAD alum Chris Finn (BFA, motion media design, 2015) of the award-winning creative production studio Scholar, the film delves into the design imaginary, revealing the boundless possibilities and empowerment of fashion. Combining Finn’s distinctively rhythmic aesthetic with atmospheric visuals filmed on SCAD’s leading-edge LED volume stage, the deeply metaphorical saga explores the cosmos of inspiration, as otherworldly garments drape futuristic landscapes in surreal colors, opulent textures, dramatic silhouettes, and hybrid forms. As our heroes seek existential questions, they discover their truest selves, confronting constructed realities—and inventing new ways forward, together. Featuring inventive garments, jewelry, accessories, and sneakers from more than 100 SCAD School of Fashion students, with exuberant performances by SCAD student actors and models, Dimensions reveals the collaborative brilliance o student creatives and accomplished alumni.

“I’m thrilled to have worked with the next generation of incredible fashion designers to create this exciting film for SCAD FASHION,” says Finn. “Conceptualizing and designing this film around such a diverse collection of garments, immense creativity, and craftsmanship is a rare opportunity that I have cherished throughout this process. The students’ talents and dedication to their future in the industry have inspired me to combine many of my own aesthetic and technical passions into this mixed-media film. My time as a SCAD motion media design student equipped me with a diverse set of tools that I still use today in my approach to any creative brief. SCAD truly prepares its students for success in the industry, and I’m grateful for the foundation it gave me.”

Finn is a skilled visual storyteller celebrated for his design-driven multidisciplinary approach. Finn deploys a vast repertoire of techniques and emerging technologies in powerful narratives ranging across genres and mediums, embracing physicality and movement to imbue his works with an innate humanity. For Dimensions, Finn harnessed the high-performance power of the LED volume stage at SCAD’s Savannah Film Studios, the largest and most comprehensive university film complex in the US, where SCAD students access elite resources that exceed professional studios. Seamlessly blending the university’s leading-edge tools—including the latest Steadicam system, high-end rendering engines like Redshift for Cinema 4D, and Nuke compositing, among other tech—with vintage Leica R lenses and cel animation, Finn achieved the film’s ethereal, otherworldly environments.

As the creative director of Scholar, Finn leads the development of highly acclaimed, concept-focused content presented at prestigious venues and honored with Cannes Lion Awards. Founded by SCAD graduates, Scholar has grown to include 15 university alumni across leadership roles and continues to cultivate SCAD talent, infusing the university’s principles of collaboration and innovation into its ethos and infrastructure.

Catch the full fashion film Dimensions now followed by the university’s annual SCAD fashion runway show and sartorial showcase of top talent from the 2023 graduating class of the SCAD School of Fashion at scad.edu/fashion2023.

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