BB8 NIXON x STARWARS

Animation of the BB8 Nixon x Starwars collaboration created at Already Been Chewed. Working as part of the in-house team as Lead Motion Designer, we designed and animated this spot to take on the characteristics of the beloved droid from the Star Wars universe. My role involved designing the BB8 device, styleboards, and animating the interior ship shots.

Concept / Design / Direction
Already Been Chewed

Client
Nixon / Lucasfilms

Audio
JM Cifonie
Concept Styleframe 01
Concept Styleframe 02
Concept Styleframe 03
Concept Styleframe 04
Concept Styleframe 05
Behind the Scenes Wireframe Playblast.
Preview concept animation. Shot 1.
 Completed interior ship styleframes.
Bot Sledder
A super-short side project revolving around miniature astronauts, mechanical devices, and face-plants; elements coexisting together in an unlikely setting. Sound Design by JM Cifonie.
Lightsaber Phrenesis
A quick, frenetic animation created to help promote the Star Wars themed Art Show "Powerful You Have Become" hosted by Already Been Chewed at Atama. It looped with other Star Wars themed animations on display. Concept, direction, modeling, animation, texturing, lighting, compositing. Sound Design by JM Cifonie.
DC Shoes. Sole of It's Own.
Renders and animations created for DC Shoe’s release of “A Sole of It’s Own” spot. The final piece involved projecting animated shoe-eating-shoe shadows against surfaces in live action footage. My role included animation, rigging, and texturing of the shoe, as well as designing and modeling the interior mouth. Created at Already Been Chewed.
Impacts, Tears & Twists
A brief exercise in collisions, impacts, tears, twists, and hits. Sound Design by JM Cifonie.
Cloud Dancer
A brief project exploring volumetric VDB clouds, simulations, composition, and skyward visuals through a ride on a living sky glider. Animation / Design
Story 2014 Opening Title
Opening title for the 2014 Story Chicago live event. Concept, Design, Modeling, Animation. Created at AlreadyBeenChewed.tv. Sound design by JM Cifonie.
Vans Era Pro x SK8-Hi Pro
Vans spot highlighting the new Era Pro for their 50th anniversary line-up. It can be found in the wild on TV, the interwebs as running ads and landing pages, and in store fronts. Lead motion designer, Animation, compositing, style boards, and other various tasks. Created at Already Been Chewed. Sound Design by JM Cifonie.
Utopia 360 Elite Edition
Retrak's showcase spot for their VR Headset: Utopia 360 Elite Edition. Working as part of the team as one of the lead artists at Already Been Chewed I was tasked with designing and animating scene environments, set-pieces, and CG compositng — from look-development styleframes to final animations.  Studio: Already Been Chewed Creative Director: Barton Damer Producer: Christa Stewart 3d Modeling: Thomas King, Bryan Talkish, Mark Wilson Animation: Bryan Talkish, Mark Wilson, Thomas King, Barton Damer Sound Design: J.M. Cifone
Geode Crystals & Thorn Loops
A collection of 10fps animated loops and styleframes revolving around crystals, geodes and thorns. They were projected on large theater auditorium walls as part of a holiday event. I worked on these as Lead designer and animator at Already Been Chewed. Other various tasks inculding texutring, lighting, and compositing.
The Droids : Nixon x Star Wars
Two Spots I worked on at Already Been Chewed for Nixon’s release of the Star Wars Light Side watch set C3PO and R2D2. Collaborating with Nixon and Star Wars / LucasFilm, we developed the iconic droids into watch form with C3PO dismembered into pieces and R2D2 assisting within an X-Wing. My role involved leading the C3PO spot and animating shots 2 and 4 on R2D2, along with other various tasks. Sound Design by JM Cifonie.
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