MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN : LET FUN RULE!

A fun :30 spot created for the Mammoth Mountain ski resort, mixing low-poly geometric shapes with live footage.

Agency: NEMO Design
Studio: Already Been Chewed
Creative Director: Barton Damer
Producer: Aaron Smock
3d Design: Bryan Talkish, Thomas King, Aaron Smock, Mike Martin
Animation: Bryan Talkish, Aaron Smock, Mike Martin, Matt Milstead, Dave Koss
Compositing: Aaron Smock, Bryan Talkish
Sound Design: JM Cifonie
BTS Breakdown
:30 Spot
Utopia 360
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
Fabric Manipulation [R&D]
An R&D animation for morphing, sculpting, and deforming fabrics and cloths. Mostly procedural built. Rendered in Physical.
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