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
Malibu Boats | Monsoon Engine | Command Center
A series of animations created to highlight the many high-end features of Malibu Boats — from the Monsoon Engine's Front End Accessory Drive and Direct Injection technology, to the Command Center's multiple points of control over the boat's different functions and features. As one of the lead artists at Already Been Chewed, my role included camera animation and choreography of shots, piston animations, UI design and animations, look-dev, styleframes, compositing, and other various tasks.
The Droids : Nixon x Star Wars
Two Spots I worked on at Already Been Chewed for Nixon’s release of the Star Wars Light Side watch set C3PO and R2D2. Collaborating with Nixon and Star Wars / LucasFilm, we developed the iconic droids into watch form with C3PO dismembered into pieces and R2D2 assisting within an X-Wing. My role involved leading the C3PO spot and animating shots 2 and 4 on R2D2, along with other various tasks. Sound Design by JM Cifonie.
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.
Fabric Manipulation [R&D]
An R&D animation for morphing, sculpting, and deforming fabrics and cloths. Mostly procedural built. Rendered in Physical.
Under Armour :: HOVR Drive
The animation tech spot highlighting the improved technology and features of the Under Armour HOVR Drive Golf Shoe — revolving around comfort, energy return, and traction. As one of the lead artists at Already Been Chewed, my role involved developing concept frames, concept edits, animatics, styleframes, and developing various animation methods to show off the features of the shoe. Look-Dev, Animation.
Story : Opening Title
Opening title for the Story Chicago live event. Concept, Design, Modeling, Animation. Created at AlreadyBeenChewed.tv. Sound design by JM Cifonie.
Abstract Loops
A series of abstract loops, some seamless, some hard cuts, that I created at Already Been Chewed. We made close to 30 loops in total. Animation / Design.
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 | Solo : A Star Wars Story
A collaboration between Nixon and Star Wars for the Timetracker watch — an animated spot for Solo : A Star Wars Story, inspired by the films characters and environments.
Under Armour : Highlight MC
The live-action spot for Under Armour's Highlight MC Cleat, featuring Leonard Fournette. Already Been Chewed was tasked with the production of the spot — designing CG and VFX shots — transitions from live-action to CG, color grading, 2D graphics, and the final edit. My role involved designing, animating, and compositing the CG transitions and camera moves, color-match / light match CG shots with footage, shoe rig and grass impact animations, some editing, and the tread-melt-triangle effect.
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