CLOUD DANCER

A brief project exploring volumetric VDB clouds, simulations, composition, and skyward visuals through a ride on a living sky glider.

Animation / Design
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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
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.
Story : Opening Title
Opening title for the Story Chicago live event. Concept, Design, Modeling, Animation. Created at AlreadyBeenChewed.tv. Sound design by JM Cifonie.
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.
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