Animated spot for Brand Black's Rare Metal: athletic performance shoes revolving around the themes of lightning storms and thunder clouds. I worked on this as in-house lead motion designer at Already Been Chewed. Developed animated shaders / textures, spline PLA and cloth sims for laces, stitching, metal strips, and fabrics, along with other various tasks.

Concept / Design / Direction
Already Been Chewed

JM Cifonie

Brand Black
Frame of final animated 'Lightning' pattern texture.
Left to Right: Thunder scanned fabric, Lightning scanned fabric, animated texture matte.
Utopia 360
Retrak’s debut spot for their VR Headset: Utopia 360. Snippets and frames of parts I worked on at Already Been Chewed. My role involved designing styleboards, animation, texturing, and other various tasks.
Mavericks : Cracking Shots
A quick series of shots developed for the Mavericks in-game hype video revolving around stone fractures. They were used throughout the edited timeline. My role involved initial styleboards, set-up, and animation of the splitting, crumbling, and cracking shots used in the project, along with other various tasks. Concept / Design / Direction Already Been Chewed Client Dallas Mavericks
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.
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
Abstract Loops
A series of abstract loops, some seamless, some hard cuts, that I created at Already Been Chewed. We made close to 30 loops in total. Animation / Design.
Abyss Vaulter
An animated super short inspired by retro sci-fi classics revolving around high-tech cars, dark, amorphous atmospheres, and 80's themed visuals in the realm of Knight Rider. The sound design was tackled 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.
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
Dude Perfect Artwork
Final illustrative pieces created for the Dude Perfect rebranding. The uses ranged from giant wall posters, trading cards, website elements, and more. Created at Already Been Chewed.
Cloud Dancer
A brief project exploring volumetric VDB clouds, simulations, composition, and skyward visuals through a ride on a living sky glider. Animation / Design
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