BRENT J. ZORICH MA BSID
GLOBALLY PUBLISHED RIGGING ENTREPRENEUR
XBOX - PLAYSTATION - VFX - ANIMATION
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250 UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS BOBA FETT EMAIL 3 WORLDWIDE MAGAZINES FEATURES SMART SKINNER RIGS
MY BOOTHS AT GDC AND SIGGRAPH JABBA THE HUTT RECS SMART SKINNER SOFTWARE METRICS BZP PRO VC INV-ACQ
SMART SKINNER SIZZLE REELS MADDEN NFL ARCH ENTREPRENEURIAL INTERESTS MODULAR RIGGING
LINKEDIN SKETCHES RESUME PRODUCTS PARTNERS
PORTFOLIO ADVISOR MY RATES MISSION STATEMENT DEMO REEL
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COFOUNDED A LLC WHOSE UNIVERSITY PENETRATION RATE WAS GREATER THAN FACEBOOK PRE "SERIES A" INVESTMENT ... (250 UNIVERSITIES IN 17 COUNTRIES ON 6 CONTINENTS)
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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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RESUME

 

TWO PAGE RESUME PDF LINK

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VITA
 
COMPANIES
 
  BZAC LLC Chief Executive Officer- Rigging Consultant 2015-Current
 

“City of the Shroud” (skinning contract work for video game company Abyssal Arts from London, England)

 
  •             Formed a co - advertising partnership with the fastest growing worldwide online store for digital assets, with over 200,000 members: CG TRADER.
  •             Formed advertising alliances between my LLC and global companies 3DEXPORT out of San Jose, CA and Lotus Arts from Denmark after successful presentations.
 
 
 
 
  BZP PRO (AUTODESK AUTHORIZED DEVELOPER) Co-Founder/ Chief Executive Officer 2011-Current
  “SMART SKINNER BIPED/ QUADRUPED SOFTWARE” (author of Autodesk software that automates 110 hours of character technical construction into 30 minutes)
 

“Ping Pong Rabbit” (prototype rig submission- film by Oscar Nominated Mike Johnson, co director Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride)

 
  Co-developed marketing strategy that licensed Smart Skinners to over 250 Universities on 6 continents in less than nine months with a penetration rate faster than FACEBOOK.
 
Developed prototype presentations for several film studios, including Sony Pictures, due to the software I designed ease of use with asymmetrical characters.
  Gave over forty university guest lectures to student bodies that resulted in positive sales of The Smart Skinner due to the design presentation and software “ease of use.”
  Licensed Smart Skinners to several key clients after proving rigging superiority against existing technology; one of which was Dead Panic Studios that worked on 2015 Oscar winning film “INTERSTELLAR” by Christopher Nolan; as well as GOMA VFX whose clientele include DISNEY, MTV, and NINTENDO.
  •             After creating presentation material, secured Angel Investments from alum of both HARVARD and YALE that put the LLC in a position to make the cover of worldwide magazine.
  •             Co-wrote the “pitch deck” which secured an Incubator Engagement with Tech Columbus/ Rev1 Ventures and assisted the BZP PRO booths at SIGGRAPH 2013 and GDC 2014.
  •             Designed Modular Rigging System saving weeks worth of billable time. Incorporated on 2017 release. Motion capture pipeline incorporated (HIK).
  •             After co-pitching The Chicago Harvard Business Angel Investors Group, entered into a mentor ship program where they provide strategic guidance.
  •             Due to Fortune 100 Merger & Acquisition interest, signed a Harvard Investment Banker, formerly of GOLDMAN SACHS, to broker and sell BZP PRO LLC.
  •             Awarded NDA with a major motion picture studio with offices worldwide in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and India, after meeting with the Chief Technology Officer and Head of Research and Development at the BZP PRO Siggraph 2013 booth.
  •       Due to leadership ability, spearheaded Fortune 100 acquisition presentations to three multi billion dollar potential buyers, one of which worth over 100 billion dollars, with both detailed visual and audible material.
     
   
MY SOFTWARE INSTRUCTION MANUAL - CLICK HERE
  Sample Biped Rig
  Sample Quad Rig
     
     
 
 
BZP PRO stopping by DreamWorks PDI
 
 
BZP PRO stopping by Zynga for a mentorship session with billionaire and FACEBOOK co founder Mark Pincus- October 2013
 
 
 
 
  COMPLETED MASTERS DEGREE 2010-2011
 
 
 
 
  LUCASFILM, LTD. Senior Technical Artist (Corporate Executive Trainee - Best Practices Steering Committee) 2008-2009
 

“Star Wars The Force Unleashed Ultimate Sith Edition” (lead rigging and submitted concept artwork)
“Indiana Jones and The Staff of Kings” (rigging and character deformation R and D)- A Steven Spielberg Project
“Star Wars The Clone Wars: Season Two” (color correction & compositing) Shown at annual firmwide meeting.
“Transformers Revenge of the Fallen” (shot approval)
“Star Wars The Force Unleashed II” (initial kickoffs, shared assets, file management, eight month rigging r and d)
“HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE” (Shot Prep for monthlies approved by the head of ILM singapore)

 
  •             Promoted, salary increased, and relocated from Singapore to San Francisco after only five months.
  Invited by The Director of Animation Technology to be on the Steering Committee setting “Best Practices” for LucasArts, Lucasfilm Animation, and Industrial Light & Magic.
  Selected by Human Resources to go through Executive Leadership Training administered by Engaged Communication.
  •             Created a converged film Ahsoka Tanu working in the Unreal Engine that was approved directly by Mr. George Lucas in Singapore.
  •             The President of LucasArts positively reviewed my executive proposal entitled Offensive Attack Strategy about attacking Lucasfilm opposition through employee training, technical direction, and aesthetic, and passed it on to the Board of Directors.
  •             Invited into highly coveted Creature Research and Development meetings at Industrial Light & Magic after demonstrating technical ability to ILM Department Supervisor.
  •             Converged Oscar Nominated and Emmy Award winning Star Wars IP characters such as General Grievous, The Emperor, Commander Cody, Jango Fett, Ahsoka Tanu, Kit Fisto, Jar Jar Binks, Lord Vader, and Anakin Skywalker, into company benchmarked assets.
  •             Invited to the prestigious Skywalker Ranch on numerous occassions to obtain extensive research that would be incorporated into characters Boba Fett and Jabba the Hutt.
  •   One of the characters completed with under my lead technical direction, Ultimate Evil, was chosen as the cover of Star Wars The Force Unleashed, a very prestigious honor.
  •   Documented and extracted key assets of ILM’s rigging software, Block Party 1, to do quality assurance against Autodesk Maya for multi divisional usage. 
 
 
 
 
  EA SPORTS (ELECTRONIC ARTS) Associate Technical Artist (Lead Rigger) 2007-2008
 
   “Madden NFL 08” (shoulder pad research and development. football player skinning)
 “NCAA Football 08” (shoulder pad research and development. football player skinning)
 “EA Sports MMA” (prototype rig development)
 “Tiger Woods PGA 09” (prototype rig development)
 “NFL Tour” (in charge of character technical construction for all characters in title)
 “NFL Head Coach 09” (in charge of character technical construction for all characters in title)
 “Madden NFL 09”
(in charge of character technical construction for all characters in title)
 “NCAA Football 09” (in charge of character technical construction for all characters in title)
 
  •             Salary increased after only three months.
  •             MADDEN NFL rating increased to 9.1 from 8.7 after I designed the standard football player rigging system implemented into all EA SPORTS football titles.
  •             After proving technical abilities, invited into monthly global meetings assisting on rigging with EA SPORTS’ “Global Rigging Bodyshop” (FIFA, NHL, Fight Night, included).
  •             Madden work featured on nationally televised show “Madden Nation” on ESPN.
  •     Pitch to heads of Central Football about EA SPORTS partnering with NIKE to co research bio mechanics and motion capture after requested how to improve the team.
 
 
 
 
  2K SPORTS (TAKE 2 INTERACTIVE) Character Technical Director 2006
   “College Hoops 2K7” (shoulder deformation tweaking. cheerleader rigging)
 
“College Hoops 2K8” (character technical construction research and development)
 “NBA 2K8” (character technical construction research and development)
 
  •             Made deformation improvements on deltoids, calves, and hamstrings through corrective sculpting.
  •             Worked with, tested, and analyzed biomechanical motion capture data of athletes like Shaquille O’Neil.
 
 
 
 
  EA SPORTS (ELECTRONIC ARTS) Modeling Rigging Intern 2005
   “Superman Returns The Video Game” (rigging of dragon villain character and modeling of Lex Luthor’s wardrobe)
 
  •             Due to a high performace internship review, awarded the task of creating the outfit of the main character, Lex Luthor. This would typically be assigned to Senior Staff.
  •             Recommended for full time hire by my manager after internship ended.
 
 
 
 
  DREAMWORKS SKG OUTREACH PROGRAM via a grant to ACCAD Participant 2005
 
  •             Worked with and trained by a group of supervisors and directors collectively on Shrek, Shark Tale, Madagascar, Spirit, Spider Man 2, Finding Nemo, and Shrek 2, over twenty weeks.
  •             Asked to give lecture and demo on CGI at the Wexner Center for the Arts as apart of this Outreach.
 
 
 
 
  BRAVE NEW PICTURES (via a grant to Ohio State ACCAD) Visual Effects Artist 2003 - 2005
   “The Mystery Dinosaur” airing on The Discovery Channel and The Science Channel
 
 
 
 
  GENSLER (design firm ranked overall #1 in the world) Interior Architect 1999-2001
  Clientele:
 
  Volkswagen Design and Construction Documentation
  Solomon Smith Barney Design Documentation
  Adidas Retail Store Auditing
  Lincoln Mercury Concept Store Design
  GTE Design and Construction Documentation
 
  •             Salary increased during employment.
  •             Recommended to graduate school at ACCAD at Ohio State by a partner in the firm.
  •             Gave studio presentation as apart of firm training on Industrial Design, Retail, and Brand.
  •          Due to proven illustration ability, flown between Atlanta and Charlotte studios to handle marker rendering.
  •    Created technical design and construction documentation of both interior and landscape architecture for Fortune 100 clientele.
 
 
 
 
  NBBJ (design firm ranked overall #2 in the world) Intern 1998-1999
   Clientele: The Republic of China
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE
 
Maya, Motion Builder, MEL, Python, Photoshop, ZENO (ILM’s software), After Effects,  Final Cut, VRML, Pixar’s Renderman, Slim, HTML, C++
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EDUCATION
 

St. Charles Preparatory High School 1993 (Columbus, Ohio)- Varsity Football Scholar Athlete

 
BSID The Ohio State University 1998 Senior Thesis Clientele: Nike
 
MA at ACCAD at The Ohio State University 2011: Thesis Paper - PYTHON SCRIPTING OF AUTORIG DINOSAUR - ZIP FILE OF DINOSAUR WALK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HONORS
 

Portfolio and Biography featured in Issue 10 of “3D Artist” magazine

Portfolio featured in panel at Siggraph 08

Multiple Graduate Associateship Scholarships

Chairperson’s Discretionary Scholarship awarded after voted as Undergraduate Design Circle President

Selected to be a member of Cambridge’s Who’s Who run by Donald Trump Jr.

COLUMBUS COLLEGE of ART AND DESIGN Paid Guest Lecturer 2010

Member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (Ohio Theta Chapter at The Ohio State University)- pin number 236237

Product pitch and submission to the CEO office of Reebok (The Golf Sandal) 1997

Guest lecturer at over 40 schools across the United States and throughout Europe, Australia, and Asia

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BUSINESS CARDS
 
 
 
SAMPLE OF FORMER BUSINESS CARDS
 
LUCASFILM, LTD.
EA SPORTS
   
   
   
Architecture firm ranked number one in the world
LUCASFILM Offer Letter Confirming Senior Staff
 
 
 
 
 
 
CURRENT BUSINESS CARD
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RESUME BEING USED AS A WORLDWIDE TEMPLATE FOR HARRY POTTER

-international company recognizing design aesthetic-

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 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). BZAC 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. BZAC, LLC is willing to, if need be, take all content attached to www.bzppro.com and 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. Brent 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