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.
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
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.
Get to the Ship
A run snip — Redshift and run patterns. An in-between-projects quickie. Developed and modeled character suit to explore rig options, shaders, and motion clips.
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
Master & Dynamic : GO
Animation spot showcasing the new Master & Dynamic's True Wireless Earphones, the MW07 GO. As one of the lead artists at Already Been Chewed, my role involved animation, blocking out shots, concept frames, styleframes, edit, and working on particle explosions.
Adidas Lightstrike Dame 6
Animation spot for the release of Adidas Dame 6, Damian Lillards signature Ruthless basketball shoe. Already Been Chewed was tasked with creating all the CG shots of the shoe performing on the court. As one of the lead artists, my role involved animation of the shoes and rigging, blocking out shots, styleframes, lighting, creating the court light strips, and helping with the edit.
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.
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
Tree Golem
A short teaser animation that sets up a journey about discovering others that share a connection through the ages. A self-initiated project.
Fire and Ice
An exploration in growth and forming — controlling the effect with a single shader in a procedural manner. The creeping melt of lava-esque surfaces and the formation of crystalizing ice.
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