NIXON / STAR WARS COLLABORATION DARK SIDE WATCH SETS

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. Below are finals, styleboards, and concept pitches.
The :15 Vader Trailer created for the Nixon x Star Wars collaboration watch set. My role involved modeling and texturing watch parts, animating, designing, and compositing shots 2 through 8, and other various tasks. Sound Design by JM Cifonie.
Styleframes // Animatic Preview
The digital circuit version of the Imperial Pilot watch.
This is a quick snippet from the Imperial Pilot watch spot, showing the circuits of digital versions. Modeling, animation, design. Sound design by JM Cifonie.
3D built Imperial Fleet Corridor for one of the concept pitches.
This was a concept render for the Imperial Pilot spot. It ended up on the cutting room floor, but still a fun seven second watch. Modeling, lighting, texturing, and animation.
Bog Scallops
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
Fabric Manipulation [R&D]
An R&D animation for morphing, sculpting, and deforming fabrics and cloths. Mostly procedural built. Rendered in Physical.
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.
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
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.
OPKIXONE | LAUNCH
The Launch video for the tiny, powerful OPKIXONE Camera. Created at Already Been Chewed. As one of the in-house lead artists, my role involved designing and animating assets, environments, and scenes for the spot, inlcuding the computer dash, launch tunnel, thruster attachment, astronaut rig, camera work, compositing, and edit. Look-Dev, Styleframes, Animation.
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
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.
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.
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.
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