Hello and thank you for visiting. I’m Marc Zirin and I am proud to share with you some of my greatest passions!
The world is full of undiscovered gold just waiting to be found. Pursuing your dreams can lead to riches, but the true reward is the journey turning over every rock. Its the unique experiences that we remember and treasure to heart. Its the simple things, such as, remembering to smell the roses and hearing the birds sing. Most roadblocks in life are created from own selves and our limitations manifested from our own imagination. Thus, if we can dream possibilities, we can achieve realities!
Musical Score Composer
When I was nine years old, I started playing the viola and writing classical music. Playing in a school orchestra for six years gave me the strong foundation I needed for understanding the relationship between each instrument. A few of my favorite instruments today are: piano, guitar, viola, accordion, and custom programmed synthesizer pads. The music theory connections inter-webbed across various instruments are incredibly fascinating. Each time I pickup a new instrument to learn, the music theory discoveries pave new unexpected tunnels through the musical landscape. Picking up on the subtle emotional cues from certain sound frequencies makes me giggle in satisfaction.
Over the many years, the technical aspect of music composing has become a subconscious reflex allowing me to focus my attention on the development of the subject’s personality. When composing, chord theory is preferred over sheet music. Sheet music tells you exactly what to play, while chord theory illuminates various pathways of acceptable routes. Its up to the musician to interpret the music in their own unique style. I feel that this gives more freedom to create something fresh, new, and original every time.
3D Metaverse Artist
The most remarkable work tells a story; further blurring the line between what’s real and what’s virtual. It’s the subtle details that breaths life into unique environments, characters, and objects. Every location has a unique story to tell because every minuscule detail has been influenced by the ever-changing weather, age, and decay of the environment. No place was born yesterday, so the materials and substances that create it must be influenced by its history and existence.
As a 3D artist, I model, texture, light, animate, render, and composite complex 3D scenes from start to finish. My Bachelor of Science in Applied Computer Graphics has given me the structure and digital organization that is critical for the stability of sophisticated projects. 3D Art is time consuming and results don’t happen quick enough for the level of scale I’m working with. There are some neat interactive VR experiences that I’m working on but technology needs to catch up before I can fully allocate the resources needed to move forward. Time is the most valuable resource and 3D Art needs AI assistance to efficiently utilize it.
Its important to schedule some time where technology is put away and nature is taken in. I believe that a healthy work/recreation balance is essential; thus, when I’m not working on my computers, you may find me at the local park with a musical instrument, or riding my bicycle through the woods for a good workout and well needed recharge. I enjoy rock climbing for fun challenges that test endurance and stretch muscles that I didn’t even know I had. To strengthen the mind, I enjoy playing chess or a few rounds of Magic The Gathering at my local tournament hall.
I love cooking a good meal for large gatherings. I watched my mother cook dinner as I grew up and I learned the tricks and secrets on how to turn ingredients into edible art. The true secret to superior food is precise attention to detail while using only quality ingredients. You only get out what you put in! Some of my most memorable dishes in no specific order, are a ten hour homemade tomato sauce recipe inspired from the movie, Godfather. An eight hour hickory smoked salmon, glazed with maple syrup. Sourdough artisan bread that took years to properly culture. Lasagna made from homemade noodles with homegrown tomato and Italian herbs. Check out my Recipes & Cooking Blog for how to make some of my favorites.