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.
Nixon | Marvel : Black Panther
The release animation for Nixon | Marvel's Black Panther watch.
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.
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.
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
Story : Opening Title
Opening title for the Story Chicago live event. Concept, Design, Modeling, Animation. Created at AlreadyBeenChewed.tv. Sound design by JM Cifonie.
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.
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!
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.
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 / 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.
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