1. 2010 Show Reel


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    2010 compositing visual effects show reel. Shots I worked on at several different studios using Nuke and Shake.

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    • San Diego Dealer Tour


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      On my 7th Bicycle Retailer Dealer Tour we decided to ad a video element to the tour. This is what came out of it. Shot using a mix of Canon 7d, 5dMk2, and Contour camera's. Edited with Premiere Pro.

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      • Animation Reel 2011


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        John Velazquez: Lead/ Senior Animator

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        • Epic Mickey Launch


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          Zoic teams with Fusion CI Studios to Create ‘Epic’ CG Paint for Mischievous Mickey’s Brush! When the world’s most famous mouse needs mesmerizing cg paint to sling from his digital brush for the “Epic Mickey” game debut, who ya gonna call? For an awe-inspiring teaser that would launch the eagerly anticipated Epic Mickey game, the Ant Farm and Disney Animation Studios relied on the creativity and expertise of Zoic Studios. As Mickey, the gamer is propelled into an alternate world - “Wasteland”- a dark & brooding place where Disney’s misfit characters have been abandoned. Wielding paint and paint thinner, Mickey dynamically changes this world while forging his path to becoming an epic hero. The teaser for such a journey would have to evoke a sense of mystery and suspense in the gaming audience. Inspired by Japanese artist, Shinichi Murayama, who builds mid-air fluid sculptures with high-speed photography, Zoic developed the idea of creating deep, saturated throws of cg paint as “mirrors,” reflecting distorted images of the game. Disney wanted something that would surprise their audience -- bold, beautiful, and just a little bit brooding. But to create such realistic, elegant paint throws that could be sculpted and controlled as the artistic director required, Zoic turned to the expertise of fluid effects specialists, Fusion CI Studios in Santa Monica. Fusion has an international reputation for creating outstanding fluid & dynamic effects in film and commercial work and no one could match the level of experience and skill this studio has developed. Working closely and interactively, both Fusion & Zoic teams experimented in virtual space with hundreds of extremely high resolution, slow motion CG splashes to find just the right forms and motions to tell Mickey's story. To devise the fluid simulations, Fusion extended its current “Smorganic” technology, developing extreme control on smoothness, shape, and the distribution and behavior of each of the paint tendrils. The breakup of the paint flows and the tendrils, plus the details of splash impacts with geometry were controlled with smorganic as well (smorganic was developed at Fusion to eliminate the unsightly holes that appear in cg fluids, resulting in smooth, thin, elegant splashes). Each splash was simmed out to 600-800 frames of animation and delivered to Zoic as high res meshes (resulting in more than 4 Tb of data), where they were positioned, textured, lit, and after render re-timed to get the extreme time-ramping effects. The RealFlow data alone for this project amounted to more than 4 Tb. Fusion developed the realistic looking fluid simulations and Zoic handled all other aspects of the spot. Fusion's team included Mike Wallner, Dan Novy, Mark Stasiuk and Lauren Millar. Zoic's team included Derich Wittliff, Miles Dinsmoor, Beth Elder, Adam Reeb, Andy Wilkoff, Aaron Sternlicht, Amol Parulekar, and Chris Irving.

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          • Demo Reel 2010


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            ** UPDATED ** Here's my latest demo reel, with new shots added. Music: "Didn't It Rain" from the Arjuna soundtrack. Composed by Yoko Kanno. Shot list: - Ben 10: Alien Swarm - Super78 - Earthquake in New York - Look Effects Inc. - DC Universe Online - Furious FX - The Golden Compass - Rhythm & Hues - Alvin and the Chipmunks Rhythm & Hues - Blue Beetle - Super78 - Ben 10: Alien Swarm - Super78 - The Way - Zoic Studios - 3lbs - Zoic Studios - Blown Away: Greensburg, KS - Look Effects Inc. - Bones - Look Effects Inc. - Pushing Daisies - Look Effects Inc. - XPand3D (rendered in stereoscopic 3D) - Super78 - Pushing Daisies - Look Effects Inc.

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            • Zoic Studios & New Leaf Media Create Lethal Bullet for Cliffhanger "Grey's Anatomy" Promo


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              Grey's Anatomy looked to New Leaf Media to create a high-concept promo for the finale of season six. The spot, directed by Philip Boston of New Leaf Media, alludes to the crushing end of this season when a vengeful man enters Seattle Grace Hospital and shoots several doctors. Entitled "One Gun Shot" the promo features a bullet traveling slowly through the halls of the hospital. Nurses, Doctors and patients dive and move for cover as the bullet flies, eventually piercing the white lab coat of an unnamed Doctor. To create the bullet and its trajectory through the narrative, New Leaf Media turned to the talents of the digital production and VFX experts at Zoic Studios. Zoic’s CG animation was derived from the work the company has done for numerous episodic and feature presentations with bullet flights. Zoic’s team, headed by Creative Director Les Ekker, assisted New Leaf’s production with a laser, describing the bullet's path for all the actors in real life, and assuring a convincing path through that panicked crowd. Zoic also shot a real 9mm slug for accurate reference, and captured the lighting and reflections with HDR photos on set. During pre-production, the Zoic team remodeled the bullet, enhanced its textures and shaders and created a unique new shock trail that would have its own signature look. The drama of the natural action of actors and bullet combines with the cinematic soundtrack to make for a dramatic piece that draws the viewer into that frightening moment. The successful spot helped bump Grey's to a 4.8 on the evenings Neilson's as well as help create 2.1 million new Facebook followers. Client: ABC Production Company: New Leaf Media Creative Director/Writer: Philip Boston Director: Philip Boston DP: Michael Oizer Producer: Michael Mattes, Andrew Maguire Visual Effects Production: Zoic Studios Visual FX supervisor: Leslie Ekker EP: Erik Press & Steve Schofield Editorial: Zoic Editorial Editor: Dmitri Gueer

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              • Zoic’s Loni Peristere Discusses How to Make Your Creative Ideas Happen at SXSWi


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                Loni Peristere, Executive Creative Director at Zoic Studios, spoke to Wiredrive at the 2010 SXSW Interactive Festival about creativity, technology and how to do what you love.

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                • "Just another day at the office"


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                  This is the final result of a group project I did while at Zoic Studios. This was with next to no budget and a team of aspiring vfx peoples. I did animation and fluid effects.

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                  • Niissin "Eddie Wise" :30


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                    Final color correction, touch-ups and steam addition. Done at Zoic Studios, Culver City CA August 2009 Production Company: Bully Pictures/Los Angeles, CA Director: Loni Peristere Director: Craig Tanimoto Advertising Agency: Dentsu America/Santa Monica, CA Character Animation, VFX and VFX editing: Zoic Studios/Culver City, CA Co-Director: Loni Peristere EP: Steve Schofield EP/Producer: Erik Press VFX Supervisor Leslie Ekker CG Supervisor: Andy Wilkoff Flame Artist :Pilon Lectez Producer: Erik Press VFX Editorial: Dmitri Gueer VFX Assistant: An Dang

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                    • Camp Hacker Ep. 1 - The Lock Trick


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                      Welcome to Episode 1 of Camp Hacker! We would love to hear your feedback and to see your own camp hacks. Leave us a message here or email us your video to info@walkingmaverick.com. Coming Soon: http://www.CampHacker.org Mentioned in this Episode: http://www.campcouchiching.com/ http://www.easterseals.org/services/camp/default.asp?load=facilities.woodeden.directions

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