ADIDAS LIGHTSTRIKE HARDEN 4

Animation spot for the release of Adidas Harden 4, James Harden's signature basketball shoe. Already Been Chewed was tasked with creating all the CG shots of the shoe hovering in the designer's laboratory. As one of the lead artists, my role involved animation of the shoes and rigging, blocking out shots, styleframes, light-table animations and ripples, concept midsole animations, and shoe peel-reveals.

Studio: Already Been Chewed
Creative Director: Barton Damer
Head of Production: Aaron Smock
Design: Barton Damer, Bryan Talkish
Animation: Bryan Talkish, Mark Fancher, Lance Eckert
Sound track: DJ Sean P
Sound design: JM Cifonie
Concept Renders and Animation.
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.
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.
Master & Dynamic : GO
Animation spot showcasing the new Master & Dynamic's True Wireless Earphones, the MW07 GO. As one of the lead artists at Already Been Chewed, my role involved animation, blocking out shots, concept frames, styleframes, edit, and working on particle explosions.
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.
Impacts, Tears & Twists
A brief exercise in collisions, impacts, tears, twists, and hits. 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.
Somorosog
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
Adidas Lightstrike Dame 6
Animation spot for the release of Adidas Dame 6, Damian Lillards signature Ruthless basketball shoe. Already Been Chewed was tasked with creating all the CG shots of the shoe performing on the court. As one of the lead artists, my role involved animation of the shoes and rigging, blocking out shots, styleframes, lighting, creating the court light strips, and helping with the edit.
Under Armour : Highlight MC
The live-action spot for Under Armour's Highlight MC Cleat, featuring Leonard Fournette. Already Been Chewed was tasked with the production of the spot — designing CG and VFX shots — transitions from live-action to CG, color grading, 2D graphics, and the final edit. My role involved designing, animating, and compositing the CG transitions and camera moves, color-match / light match CG shots with footage, shoe rig and grass impact animations, some editing, and the tread-melt-triangle effect.
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.
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