From 7pm on Friday, October 14 through 7pm on Saturday, October 15, four teams of Maine College Art & Design students joined participants from 20 countries worldwide in the 20th annual 24 Hours: Animation Contest for Students.
"I am extremely proud of every student who competed in this event," shared Adam Fisher, Program Chair and Associate Professor of Animation & Game Art. "Each time I checked in they were not only working hard, but working together with unexpected levels of joy, energy and enthusiasm. I think they all learned a lot about collaboration, and I hope they all had a great time!"
Volunteer judges for this year’s event included:
- Angela Abeyti, Character and Prop Designer/Lead
(Nickelodeon, Titmouse, ShadowMachine, Hothouse Productions, Avalanche Films – Baby Shark’s Big Show, Bojack Horseman, Tuca and Bertie, My Momma Named me Sheriff, Chicago Party Aunt)
- Grace Babineau, Background Painter/Color Designer
(Nickelodeon, Titmouse Inc., Cartoon Network, Bento Box Ent, and art aired on Netflix, HBOmax, Amazon)
- Todd DeJong, Animator and Director
- Karina Gazizova, Director, Storyboard Artist, Technical Director
(Wacky Races, Teen Titans GO!, Studio RedFrog, France)
- Rebecca Kartzmark, Animator
(Tangled the Series, Hilda, Mickey Mouse, Molly McGee)
- Kimmie King, Animator
(Nickelodeon, Giphy Arts, BET, Ziwe Fumudoh, Rick and Morty)
- Ira Owens, Cinematographer
(Sucker Punch Productions – Ghost of Tsushima)
- Nathan Palm, VizDev Artist and Character Designer
(Dreamworks, StoopidBuddy, ShadowMachine, Bento Box, Duncanville, The Great North, Solar Opposites, Family Guy, Final Space, Paradise PD)
- Ryan Stapleton, Storyboard artist
(20th Century Fox Animation, Glen Keane Productions/Netflix, DreamWorks, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., American Dad, Trash Truck, Inside Job, Dinotrux, Santiago of the Seas)
This year's winning teams will be announced in a livestream event starting at 6pm on Friday, October 21.
A big congratulations to everyone who participated this year! We hope you all enjoyed a well-deserved, lazy Sunday after such a tremendous effort.