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
Some snippets from the full spot.
A quick edit of some BTS footage, previews, tests, and compositing.
Under Armour :: HOVR Drive
The animation tech spot highlighting the improved technology and features of the Under Armour HOVR Drive Golf Shoe — revolving around comfort, energy return, and traction. As one of the lead artists at Already Been Chewed, my role involved developing concept frames, concept edits, animatics, styleframes, and developing various animation methods to show off the features of the shoe. Look-Dev, Animation.
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.
Malibu Boats | Monsoon Engine | Command Center
A series of animations created to highlight the many high-end features of Malibu Boats — from the Monsoon Engine's Front End Accessory Drive and Direct Injection technology, to the Command Center's multiple points of control over the boat's different functions and features. As one of the lead artists at Already Been Chewed, my role included camera animation and choreography of shots, piston animations, UI design and animations, look-dev, styleframes, compositing, and other various tasks.
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.
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
Nixon | Marvel : Black Panther
The release animation for Nixon | Marvel's Black Panther watch.
FOX RACING V3 | RPC
The animation spots showcasing the Moto V3 and MTB RPC Fox helmets — highlighting the features that make them two of the most technologically advanced helmets on the mountain and track. As one of the lead artists at Already Been Chewed, my role involved developing styleframes, animation, flow / timing / edit, foliage, x-ray development, water-bead displacement, compositing, and other various tasks.
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
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.
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.
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