Generate, SCAD’s professor-led 24-hour art competition, opens the third floor of SCAD Atlanta to students this Friday for its 10th annual event!
What began a decade ago with 14 sequential art students challenged to complete a comic book in 24 hours has grown into a multi-disciplinary event encompassing nine challenges and more than 200 SCAD students.
“This event really speaks to the spirit of SCAD and its dedication to collaboration,” says associate dean Denise Smith. “Challenges are not restricted by major and students are encouraged to get outside of their comfort zone. The students dedicate 24 hours to collaborating and resolving design problems. The result is always amazing work.”
Generate will be the first big SCAD Atlanta event for many first-year students, and highly anticipated by returning Bees. This year’s competition categories include animation, drawing, illustration, interactive design and game development, motion media, sequential art, visual effects and writing.
Graphic design events will include the Atlanta premiere of the documentary DESIGN DISRUPTORS. For more information, visit the SCAD Atlanta Graphic Design blog.
Generate begins promptly at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 30, concluding the following morning at 10 a.m. Students are asked to bring their SCAD Card and art supplies. Coffee and snacks will be provided. There will be prizes and giveaways for those who complete their challenge.
ALL: Hard Rock Café Banner Design Challenge
Hard Rock Café Atlanta is challenging SCAD students to design an event banner to be used at local food festivals and other off-site activities.
Faculty Contact: Prof. Rick Lovell
ANIM: Animated Short Challenge
Students will work in teams and alongside professional creative leads to design a pitch for an animated short segment including character designs, storyboards and a treatment. Sponsored by The DVI Group.
Location: 339 & 340
Faculty: Prof. Matt Maloney
DRAW: The Marksmen – SCAD Atlanta Drawing Club Mural Challenge
The Marksmen will be working together, and with any other interested students, to complete a large scale mural on paper throughout the duration of Generate.
Faculty: Prof. Carl Linstrum
ILLU: ArtGuitar Challenge
Illustration students are challenged to create artwork for ArtGuitar. One grand prize winner will receive a custom Fender Telecaster! Sponsored by ArtGuitar and Binders.
Location: 372 & 373
Faculty: Prof. Rick Lovell
ITGM: Tabletop Miniature Terrain Building Challenge
Students will build and paint miniature terrain, buildings and props for a tabletop game.
Faculty: Prof. Chris Dodson
MOME: Open Studio Night Motion Media Challenge
Students will brand the identity for the motion media portion of Open Studio Night. Liane St. Clair, designer for Turner Studios and SCAD alumna, will assist students during the challenge.
Faculty: Prof. Christina Maloney
SEQA: Comic Book Challenge
Create a 24-page black-and-white comic in 24 hours – content is up to you! Based on the challenge created by cartoonist Scott McCloud. Sponsored by Oni Press, IDW Publishing, and Epson.
Location: 341 & 342
Faculty: Prof. Pat Quinn
VSFX: Visual Effects Challenge
Students will create a visual effects shot or set. Work must incorporate an FX animation created in Houdini. Sponsored by SideFX and The Mill.
Location: Homework Lab
Faculty: Prof. Virginia Wissler and Prof. Clarke Stallworth
WRIT: Writing Challenge
Write a publishable piece in less than 24 hours. Writers have the opportunity to see their work published in the Ivy Hall Review.
Faculty: Prof. Chris Bundy and Prof. Darby Sanders
Generate is open to all students. For more information, visit the Generate blog.