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.

Studio: Already Been Chewed
Creative Director: Barton Damer
Producer: Aaron Smock
3d Design: Barton Damer,  Bryan Talkish, Thomas King
Animation: Bryan Talkish, Mark Fancher, Aaron Smock
3d Modeling: Joe Myer, Thomas King
Compositing: Bryan Talkish, Aaron Smock
Sound: JM Cifone
Motion x Design Reel
A collection of some hand-picked moving-visual favorites.
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.
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
G-Shock 6900
The relaunch of G-Shock's DW-6900. Created at Already Been Chewed — part of the in-house team. As one of the lead artists my role involved creating the animatic to block out the flow / shots, animation, design some of the environments, water displacement, and composite scenes together. ABC: We worked with G-Shock to help relaunch the DW-6900 from... back in the day. It originally released in 1996! We developed this concept drawing inspiration from the past and realizing that it all comes back around to... nowadays!
Spirit Lantern
A micro project revolving around lantern light, candle warmers, golems, and spriggans. Sound design by J.M. Cifonie.
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
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.
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.
Abyss Vaulter
An animated super short inspired by retro sci-fi classics revolving around high-tech cars, dark, amorphous atmospheres, and 80's themed visuals in the realm of Knight Rider. Sound Design by JM Cifonie
Cloud Dancer
A brief project exploring volumetric VDB clouds, simulations, and skyward visuals through a ride on a living sky glider.
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