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
Some snippets from the full spot.
A quick edit of some BTS footage, previews, tests, and compositing.
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.
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.
Cloud Dancer
A brief project exploring volumetric VDB clouds, simulations, composition, and skyward visuals through a ride on a living sky glider. Animation / Design
Skullcandy Card
Pitch title cards created for Skullcandy's online media broadcasting. The direction involved combining digital and analog themed assets into a glitchy-grunge title intro / outro. Created at AlreadyBeenChewed.tv
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.
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
Impacts, Tears & Twists
A brief exercise in collisions, impacts, tears, twists, and hits. Sound Design by JM Cifonie.
Devices (pitch)
This is a quick 3 series animation pitch for AFC's new apps and web presence. 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
Nixon / Street League
A 15 second animation showing Nixon's one-of-a-kind Street League Watch for the 2015 Championship. My role involved animation, simulations, edit, compositing. Created at AlreadyBeenChewed.
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