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.

Sound Design by JM Cifonie
Spirit Lantern
A micro project revolving around lantern light, candle warmers, golems, and spriggans. Sound design by J.M. 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.
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
Cloud Dancer
A brief project exploring volumetric VDB clouds, simulations, and skyward visuals through a ride on a living sky glider.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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