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.
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.
Cloud Dancer
A brief project exploring volumetric VDB clouds, simulations, and skyward visuals through a ride on a living sky glider.
Story : Opening Title
Opening title for the Story Chicago live event. Concept, Design, Modeling, Animation. Created at AlreadyBeenChewed.tv. Sound design by JM Cifonie.
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
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
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.
Spirit Lantern
A micro project revolving around lantern light, candle warmers, golems, and spriggans. Sound design by J.M. Cifonie.
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.
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.
Jigsaw Hyper Boots
Another spare-time super-short about sprinting magnetic jigsaw hyper boots. Sound Design by JM Cifonie. Music Track: Spitfire by Porter Robinson.
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