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
Concept Styleframe 01
Concept Styleframe 02
Concept Styleframe 03
Concept Styleframe 04
Concept Styleframe 05
Behind the Scenes Wireframe Playblast.
Preview concept animation. Shot 1.
 Completed interior ship styleframes.
Story : Opening Title
Opening title for the Story Chicago live event. Concept, Design, Modeling, Animation. Created at AlreadyBeenChewed.tv. 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
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.
New Balance All Terrain : Hierro | 850-AT
The animation spots showcasing New Balance's all-terrain trail running shoes — The Hierro and 850-AT. The concept incorporated the idea of highlighting the key features across a stylized and rugged terrain, and with a single step, hit the different tech-points that make up the shoes. Working as one of the lead artists at Already Been Chewed, my role involved designing the animatic, creating styleframes, camera animation, shoe rigging and animation, terrain and vegetation animation, clear-coating on side of shoe, and rendering final animations.
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.
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!
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
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.
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. 
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.
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