BRENT J. ZORICH MA BSID EMAIL GLOBALLY PUBLISHED • LEAD RIGGER • ENTREPRENEUR XBOX • PLAYSTATION • NINTENDO • VFX • ANIMATION
 

 

250 UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS BOBA FETT JABBA THE HUTT 3 WORLDWIDE MAGAZINES FEATURES SMART SKINNER RIGGING
MY BOOTHS AT GDC AND SIGGRAPH NBA 2K ENDORSEMENTS SMART SKINNER SOFTWARE METRICS BZP PRO VC INV-ACQ
SMART SKINNER SIZZLE REELS MADDEN NFL ARCHITECTURE LUCASFILM BEST PRACTICES COMMITTEE MODULAR RIGGING
SONY PICTURES PROTOTYPING SUPERMAN PRODUCTS
CONSULTING RATES :: ADVISOR RATES
LINKEDIN ::::: RESUME
HARRY POTTER 6-TRANSFORMERS 2 NFL TOUR NCAA FOOTBALL ULTIMATE EVIL: THE FORCE UNLEASHED MISC - PROJECT BREAKDOWN
4 PAGE PORTFOLIO :: FULL PORTFOLIO
SKETCHES MEL & PYTHON TOOLS TIGER WOODS TOUR RIG PROTOTYPING ENTREPRENEURIAL INTERESTS
NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT HANDOUT PARTNERS NFL HEAD COACH MA: DINOSAUR AUTORIGGING IN PYTHON STAR WARS THE CLONE WARS
SPIELBERG PROJECT: INDIANA JONES     ANIMATION MOCAP PIPELINE WORKFLOW FACIAL RIGGING (FACS)
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COFOUNDED A LLC WHERE 250 UNIVERSITIES ON 6 CONTINENTS HAVE MY RIGGING TECHNOLOGY     :::::     THAT IS GREATER THAN FACEBOOK'S NUMBER PRE "SERIES A" INVESTMENT
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COFOUNDED A LLC LEADING TO THREE DIFFERENT COMPANY NDAS INVOLVING FORTUNE 100 ACQUISITION NEGOTIATIONS (ONE OF THE SILICON VALLEY COMPANIES WORTH OVER 100 BILLION)
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MISC - BREAKDOWN
 
 
DEMO REEL BREAKDOWN
 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
mini portfolio
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MISC INFORMATION
 
 
STUDENT WORK
 
 
 

THIS IS A STUDENT PRODUCTION I COMPLETED IN 8 WEEKS AT THE ADVANCED COMPUTING CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND DESIGN AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY IN MOTION CAPTURE CLASS. IN CRITIQUING MY OWN WORK, THE MOTION CAPTURE NEEDS A GOOD ONCE OVER, BUT I WAS ATTEMPTING TO DO FAR ABOVE AND BEYOND THE ASSIGNMENT AND I WAS NOT WORKING IN A TEAM. THE ASSIGNMENT WAS TO ONLY CREATE 15 SECONDS OF MOTION CAPTURE ANIMATION AND I DECIDED TO MAKE A SHORT.

 

THE FILM INFLUENCES ON THIS PIECE ARE THE FOLLOWING: FULL METAL JACKET, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, 2001, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, EYES WIDE SHUT, AND THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING. THE MUSIC CHOSEN AT THE END IS IN TRIBUTE TO THE MOVIE CLOSER, SCENE IN PARTICULAR WITH NATALIE PORTMAN IN THE GENTLEMAN'S CLUB (WHICH IN MY OPINION IS ONE OF THE BEST PERFORMANCES BY AN ACTOR IN THE HISTORY OF FILM).

 

THIS FILM IS BY NO MEANS A POLITICAL OR HEALTH STATEMENT, THIS IS A STANLEY KUBRICK TRIBUTE WITH THE HOPE TO FURTHER PROMOTE ANIMATED SHORTS THAT ARE AN ALTERNATE TO PIXAR, DREAMWORKS ANIMATION, OR BLUE SKY STUDIOS.

THIS ANIMATION WOULD BE R-RATED FOR CONTENT. WATCH WITH CAUTION.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LIGHTING WORK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BIOMECHANICS AND STRENGTH TRAINING
 
...... IN COLLEGE AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, MY INITIAL DECLARED MAJOR WAS INDUSTRIAL DESIGN, THEN, DUE TO MY INTEREST IN STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING, WANTING TO BE A STRENGTH COACH IN THE NFL, I SWITCHED TO THE COLLEGE OF ALLIED MEDICINE AND EXERCISE SCIENCE; LATER TO SWITCH BACK TO DESIGN. DURING THE SUMMER SEASONS BETWEEN DESIGN SCHOOL, I WAS TRAINING FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN THE WEIGHT ROOM. THIS IS WHY EA SPORTS AND 2K SPORTS CAME SO NATURALLY. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT IF YOU ARE AN ANIMATOR, YOU EXERCISE OR "SPOT" PEOPLE IN A GYM SETTING. THIS WILL TRAIN YOUR EYE TO GET USED TO THINGS LIKE BALANCE, WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION, BIOMECHANICS, AND MOTION. THE FOLLOWING ROUTINE IS WHAT I WAS HAVING MY PLAYERS COMPLETE IN THE GYM, THE NUMBERS USED ARE WHAT I WAS DOING UNTIL THE APPROXIMATE AGE OF 29. THIS ROUTINE IS A COMBINATION OF THE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM FROM COACH DAVE KENNEDY, THE STRENGTH COACH AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL PROGRAM WHO IS NOW IN CHARGE OF THE TAMBA BAY BUCCANEERS, AND ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGAR. THE PICTURE TO THE RIGHT IS ME AT THE AGE OF 24 IN ATLANTA WHEN I WAS TRAINING AT WORLD GYM MARIETTA AND CRUNCH FITNESS ATLANTA.  
 

Monday

20 minutes warmup treadmill

Bench press

            1 set* 135 pounds: 10 reps

            1 set* 185 pounds: 10 reps

            1 set* 225 pounds: 10 reps

            4 set* 265 pounds: 8 reps

            1 set* 285 pounds: 5 reps

            1 set* 295 pounds: 1 reps

            1 set* 305 pounds: 1 reps

            1 set* 225 pounds: 10 reps

Weighted Dips

            3 set* 90 pounds attached: 10 reps

Shoulder Press

            4 sets*70 pound dumbbells: 8 reps

Hammer Curls

            1 set*35 pound dumbbells: 16 reps

            3 sets * 85 pound dumbbels: 8 reps

Straight Bar Curls

            3 sets 135 pounds: 8 reps

Reverse Curls

            3 sets 105 pounds: 8 reps

300 situps

30 minutes stair stepper

yoga and meditation

Tuesday

20 minutes warmup treadmill

Shrugs

            4 sets 20 reps: 405 pounds

Leg Press

            Pyramid

                        2 plates either side: 10 reps

                        4 plates either side: 10 reps

                        6 plates either side: 10 reps

                        8 plates either side times 3 sets: 5 reps

                        9 plates either side times 1 set:1 rep

Squats

            1 set 225 pounds: 10 reps

            1 set 275 pounds: 10 reps

            3 sets 315 pounds: 8 reps

            1 set 365 pounds: 5 reps

            1 set 405 pounds: 2 reps

            1 set 225 pounds: 8 reps

Leg Extension

            4 sets stack: 8 reps

Leg Curl

            4 sets 140 pounds: 8 reps       

Calf Extensions

            4 sets 4 plates either side: 30 reps 

300 situps

30 minutes stair stepper

yoga and meditation

 

 

 

 

Thursday

20 minutes warmup treadmill

Incline Bench Press

            1 set* 135 pounds: 10 reps

            1 set* 185 pounds: 10 reps

            1 set* 225 pounds: 8 reps

            3 set* 255 pounds: 5 reps

            1 set 265 pounds: 1 rep

            1 set 275 pounds: 1 rep

            1 set 285 pounds: 1 rep

Close Grip Bench Press

            4 sets* 260 pounds: 6 reps

Hammer Incline Press

            3 sets 3 plates either side 12 reps

Standing Shoulder Dumbbell raises

            4 sets 45 pounds: 8 reps

Tricep Pushdowns (cable)

            1 sets 30 pounds 15 reps

            3 sets 100 pounds: ten reps

Tricep Pushdowns Rope

            3 sets 30 pounds: 15 reps

Machine Curls

            3 sets 12 reps 150 pounds

300 situps

30 minutes stair stepper

yoga and meditation

Friday

20 minutes warmup treadmill

Shrugs

            4 sets 20 reps: 405 pounds

Leg Press

            Pyramid

                        2 plates either side: 10 reps

                        4 plates either side: 10 reps

                        6 plates either side: 10 reps

                        8 plates either side times 3 sets: 5 reps

                        9 plates either side times 1 set:1 rep

Lunges

            3 set 225 pounds: 8 reps

Leg Extension

            4 sets stack: 8 reps

Leg Curl

            4 sets 140 pounds: 8 reps       

Straight Legs

            3 sets 45 pound dumbbells: 15 reps

 Calf Extensions

            4 sets 4 plates either side: 30 reps 

300 situps

30 minutes stair stepper

yoga and meditation

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FINAL THOUGHTS
 

...... THIS IS MY HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK PIC AT ST. CHARLES PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL IN COLUMBUS, OHIO. THE CAROLIAN IS THE HIGH SCHOOL NEWS PAPER. ACADEMICALLY, ST. CHARLES PREPARATORY IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT SCHOOLS TO GRADUATE FROM IN THE STATE OF OHIO. I WAS A SCHOLAR ATHLETE. FRESHMAN YEAR AFTER HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY I TRAINED TO WALK ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM BUT DID NOT MAKE THE SCRIMMAGE SQUAD DUE TO HAVING BRONCHITIS DURING TRYOUTS. I WAS REPPING 300 ON BENCH PRESS, SQUATTING 455, LEG PRESSING NEAR 900, AND SHRUGGING 405 AT 19 YEARS OF AGE. AFTER TRYOUTS, I IMMEDIATELY BECAME INITIATED INTO SIGMA ALPHA EPSILON, ONE OF THE NATION'S LARGEST AND MOST POWERFUL FRATERNITIES AND THE LARGEST ON CAMPUS. HAVING TAKEN PRIVATE ART LESSONS SINCE SIX YEARS OLD FROM THE CENTRAL OHIO ART ACADEMY, WHOSE OWNER IS PERSONAL FRIENDS WITH PETER JACKSON, I WAS ADMITTED INTO ONE OF THE TOP THREE RANKED INDUSTRIAL DESIGN SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY..... LATER TO RETURN FOR A MASTERS AT THE ADVANCED COMPUTING CENTER FOR THE ARTS AND DESIGN AT OHIO STATE (WHERE CGI WAS INVENTED) AND GO ON TO DO ANIMATION.

   
...... FINALLY, SPECIAL THANKS TO THE STEAKHOUSES I FREQUENT ACROSS THE PLANET (ESPECIALLY MITCHELL'S/ OCEAN CLUB) IN COLUMBUS, OHIO; IZZY'S CHOPS IN SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA; AND HARRY CARAY'S IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS) THAT ALLOW ME TO GO IN AFTER TECHNICAL DIRECTING ALL DAY, ORDER A FINE CUT OF RED MEAT WITH A GLASS OF WINE, LISTEN TO FRANK SINATRA, WATCH MY SPORTSCENTER HIGHLIGHTS, AND UNWIND.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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ENTREPRENEUR PITCH

 

As someone who can conceptualize a solution to a problem; design a product; animate the feature; technical direct the visual effects; create the coinciding video game; research and implement the biomechanical characteristics of the character design; work with the actors on the set or in motion capture; handle the brand and marketing; handle the customer presentations; automate and write software saving millions in overhead; represent the product in booths at the two biggest conferences in entertainment: siggraph and gdc; license the software globally to six continents; partner with over 250 universities globally; push technology until it is featured on the cover of a worldwide magazine; partner with technology incubators; raise seed capital for a startup; pitch and present to venture capitalists; present to potential interested Fortune 100 acquisition holders; bring the product into customer space via retail design from working at the architecture firm ranked number one in the world; and inspire and lead a team; Brent can generate revenue for your company. Venture capital estimates Brent's value for a game/ animation startup (less than three years in operation) at 4 million dollars (meaning if a startup were worth 5 million dollars and he came on board they would elevate to 9 million dollars). Brent is potentially willing to negotiate billable hours on your project or company for equity, or stock... or by A-list (magazine published/ television published) directors, producers, engineers, or Chief Executive Officers giving a signed letter of recommendation that could be posted on www.brentzorich.com and would lead to other future work or to venture capital. Brent is willing to, if need be, take all content attached to www.brentzorich.com and validate in a court of law via polygraph in order to maintain utmost credibility at all times. Smart Skinner technology is copy protected and encrypted under BZP PRO LLC, where he is Chief Executive Officer. Brent J. Zorich wrote the entire Smart Skinner Technology himself.

 
"A power player is not the person who parties the hardest or can talk the loudest. A power player is the person who can complete 560 hours of Spielberg work in 3.5 hours WITHOUT a compromise on quality." BZ