Nixon | Solo : A Star Wars Story
A collaboration between Nixon and Star Wars for the Timetracker watch — an animated spot for Solo : A Star Wars Story, inspired by the films characters and environments.
Dude Perfect | Intro Ident
Dude Perfect's Opening Ident animation — part of their graphics package including illustrative artwork pieces, video intros and outros. The animations can be viewed on their channel, website, and videos. My primary role involved developing + animating the intro ident, and designing the logo lock-up.
The relaunch of G-Shock's DW-6900. Created at Already Been Chewed — part of the in-house team. As one of the lead artists my role involved creating the animatic to block out the flow / shots, animation, design some of the environments, water displacement, and composite scenes together. ABC: We worked with G-Shock to help relaunch the DW-6900 from... back in the day. It originally released in 1996! We developed this concept drawing inspiration from the past and realizing that it all comes back around to... nowadays!
An animation vignette depicting forms of mechanical structures, possibly futuristic, otherworldly and once advanced, but long forgotten, mingling with the creation of natural environments. A self-initiated side project. Concept / Animation / Design Bryan Talkish Audio and Sound Design JM Cifonie
Xtep : Reactive Coil
Animation spot for Xtep's new performance shoe technology, Reactive Coil. At Already Been Chewed we worked with an international client based out of China to bring this spot to life. Working as one of the in-house lead artists my role involved rigging and animating the running shoes and waves, camera moves / animation, some shoe build-on, styleframes, and some live footage / CG compositing.
Mammoth Mountain : Let Fun Rule!
A fun :30 spot created for the Mammoth Mountain ski resort, mixing low-poly geometric shapes with live action footage.
A micro project revolving around lantern light, candle warmers, golems, and spriggans. Sound design by J.M. Cifonie.
Nixon | Marvel : Black Panther
The release animation for Nixon | Marvel's Black Panther watch.
Lawrence and the Ruby
An exploration of two worlds colliding from vastly different universes — taking inspiration from one historical setting and combining it with one of fantasy. It originally started out as a kind of cinemagraph, almost a gif, but transformed into a bit more — Lawrence of Arabia meets Ruby Weapon. Concept | Design | Animation Sound Design by JM Cifonie
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
G-Shock : GA700UC-3A
Long-form spot for G-Shock's GA700UC-3A watch, showcasing it's water resistance, shock absorption, and overall toughness through military undertones. Working as one of the lead artists at Already Been Chewed I created shotlists, styleframes, and animations. Below are some shots I helped conceive, design, and animate.
Get to the Ship
A run snip — Redshift and run patterns. An in-between-projects quickie. Developed and modeled character suit to explore rig options, shaders, and motion clips.
Training Mask 3.0
Work created for the performance respiratory conditioning device, Training Mask. A series of design and animation projects created by Already Been Chewed for the release of their 3.0 version. I worked as part of the in-house team as lead motion designer, from creating look-development styleframes to compositing, exploration and final animation. The series included teasers, trailers, spots, loops, print pieces, and packaging artwork.
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
A brief project exploring volumetric VDB clouds, simulations, and skyward visuals through a ride on a living sky glider.
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.
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
Impacts, Tears & Twists
A brief exercise in collisions, impacts, tears, twists, and hits. Sound Design by JM Cifonie.
An abridged super-short. In a land where the trees and plants grow with memories of a mechanical age, sits a bog lit by lost technology. Bob, the last remaining caretaker, keeps things running by trolling the waters in search of small pods known as Bog Scallops. Created as a self-initiated project. Concept / Design / Animation Sound JM Cifonie
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.
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 / Star Wars
A series of projects I worked on at Already Been Chewed for the Nixon and Star Wars collaboration Dark Side watch sets. It consisted of seven teaser videos and two trailers, each 15 to 60 seconds in length. They were broadcasted online in intervals over the course of four weeks. My role involved various tasks ranging from animation to modeling to texturing to lighting. Below are finals, styleboards, and concept pitches.
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!
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.
Motion x Design Reel
A collection of some hand-picked moving-visual favorites.
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.
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.
Artwork for Nike Golf’s new line of clubs. The 3D illustrations showcase the Fly Pro, Vapor Flex, Method Origin, and RZN golf ball. The artwork can be seen on Nike.com and in stores. Texturing, lighting, compositing. Created at Already Been Chewed.
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.
99Frames 2015 // Bird Box
My entry to the 99Frames 2015 animation fest (99frames.net). Sound by 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.
Fabric Manipulation [R&D]
An R&D animation for morphing, sculpting, and deforming fabrics and cloths. Mostly procedural built. Rendered in Physical.
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.
Jigsaw Hyper Boots
Another spare-time super-short about sprinting magnetic jigsaw hyper boots. Sound Design by JM Cifonie. Music Track: Spitfire by Porter Robinson.