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Zac Miller Portfolio

Zac Miller
by zmiller on 29 May 2019 for Rookie Awards 2019

I am a designer/animator from Columbus, Ohio and a student at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. I am most commonly found at the nearest bowling alley in a Hawaiian shirt. I have always had a love for most sports and have slowly become a gym addict in my recent health and fitness endeavors.

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2 years worth of work wrapped up into less than 60 seconds. Watching through this reel truly shows how much I have grown in the past year and I hope I can keep up this growth for years to come.

Dr Rick Rigsby’s father, a third grade dropout, was the wisest man he had ever met in his life. Combining old school wisdom and knowledge, his father made an impact on his two boys throughout their childhood which led to their success later in life.

Now that I have reached the halfway point of my college education at Ringling College of Art and Design, I decided it was finally time to put together a piece that had a true meaning to it. After watching the whole commencement speech by Dr. Rick Rigsby, I was truly inspired to take his words of wisdom and put them into motion.

As a college student, our end goal comes in and out of focus as we progress through our classes. We don't know exactly where we will end up after college, but the Future Proof conference is here for us to know that our end goal will eventually come into focus.

All compositions are based off the basic elements and principles of design.

All speaker names in this title sequence were chosen based off of who I hope the department can get for this upcoming Future Proof conference.

The Future Proof conference at Ringling College of Art and Design is a week long conference hosted by the Motion Design department once a year. This conference brings in a variety of well-established industry professionals to speak at the conference for the students. Some professionals are even graduates of the programs.

Michigan Football has always been a big part of my life. After receiving a very open-ended assignment for my animation class, I took the opportunity to finally create a piece revolving around my team. This piece is a short animation that can get the fan base hyped up about the team combining the aspects of training, power, and competition.

This piece was inspired by a quote I had originally heard in the movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. The beauty within nature is often humble. As the beauty of nature can not literally speak, it does not call out for attention. It just exists among its own beauty and the attention is rightfully and willfully given.

Education can be a lot of things, depending on each individual's own experiences. I asked people to describe education to me by starting with the phrase "Education Is..." This video is a compilation of some of the best responses.

Elementary - A Series of Looping Animations

This project is a series of 3D animated scenes that are meant to loop seamlessly. Each scene is an abstracted aspect of a playground and is textured to look like children's building blocks.


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