BRAND BLACK :: RARE METAL

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

Audio
JM Cifonie

Client
Brand Black
Frame of final animated 'Lightning' pattern texture.
Left to Right: Thunder scanned fabric, Lightning scanned fabric, animated texture matte.
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.
Crystal Vice
A short animation following a vivid blue through a dark and mysterious atmosphere, inspired by bits of artwork from silent hill and wonderland.
Hull Breach
I decided to do a sci-fi horror themed animation for this year's Halloween, and several sketches and concepts later (most of which found their way hurling towards the trashcan), I landed on something that was organic in nature.
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.
99Frames 2015 // Bird Box
My entry to the 99Frames 2015 animation fest (99frames.net). Sound by JM Cifonie.
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.
AsDroid
A space chase. The little guy. The underdog doing the unexpected. An animation created in my spare time that was inspired by stark throwback arcade games and graphic novels. Sound Design by JM Cifonie. Thanks for watching!
Christmas Island Loop
A festive Holiday production with a pinch of stepped animation. This snowy, rotating island looped seamlessly on display during the Christmas holiday season. Abridged edited version. Created at Already Been Chewed. Design, animation, texturing, lighting, modeling. Happy holidays!
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.
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.
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