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.
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
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.
Nixon / Star Wars
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. My role involved various tasks ranging from animation to modeling to texturing to lighting. Below are finals, styleboards, and concept pitches.
Nike Golf
Artwork for Nike Golf’s new line of clubs. The 3D illustrations showcase the Fly Pro, Vapor Flex, Method Origin, and RZN golf ball. The artwork can be seen on Nike.com and in stores. Texturing, lighting, compositing. Created at Already Been Chewed.
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
Story 2014 Opening Title
Opening title for the 2014 Story Chicago live event. Concept, Design, Modeling, Animation. Created at AlreadyBeenChewed.tv. 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.
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.
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!
Training Mask 3.0
Work created for the performance respiratory conditioning device, Training Mask. A series of design and animation projects created by Already Been Chewed for the release of their 3.0 version. I worked as part of the in-house team as lead motion designer, from creating look-development styleframes to compositing, exploration and final animation. The series included teasers, trailers, spots, loops, print pieces, and packaging artwork.
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