My final result of the final assignment
Animation & Sound design by Jens W. Ullerup, Artwork by Sarah Beth Morgan


Advanced Motion Methods

I have long been looking for an opportunity to go from good to the even greater and been longing for being able to pull even more amazing transitions, technical wizardry, and gorgeous movement. In this course, I got the opportunity to learn from Sander Van Dijk one of the best animators in the business and work with artwork from some of the greats Motion Design Illustrators. Looking over his shoulder and learn his secrets about how he has developed his insane chops, was an opportunity I couldn’t miss. The course has truly got a big impact on how I now work and approached a problem and have been horned to get the opportunity to work with such amazing artwork.

What: Online course based on videos tutorials, all sort of material and Assignment with real teacher assistants

Learned: Structuring a concept, Learn to manage complex scenes and movement, Think up and execute cleverly transitions, Expert eye tracing understanding, Problem-solving, Pro Tips

Sander Van Dijk

5 Weeks

OBS: All material and design was given and is not original artwork

My Process

Underneath is a selection of my solutions for the assignment with some of all my interactions I did to keep on pushing myself to get as much as I could. With big help from my associated Teacher Assistens Chris Biewer, there was amazing with a lot of encouragement and constructive critique.

I hope it can give you an interesting impression of the being and the development of each solution.

First Challenge

The first assignment was to make an animatic with some rough animations om some amazing but jet challenging and complex style frames from Laura Alejo, to get an idea about how we would approach this kind of challenge at the moment and getting an idea of what going to come.

Animation & VO  by Jens W. Ullerup. Artwork by Laura Alejo & Manuscript was given.


Given Styleframes/Boards by Laura Alejo

A Solid Foundation

The first week Sander shaded how and why addressing motivation of movement and planning the story/animation well, have such a tremendous impact.

Animation by Jens W. Ullerup, Artwork by Isabella Conticello, Music and VO was given.


Giving illustration to choose one from too freely making our own story and motivation for movement on, together with 3 different scripts to choose from.

Cut To The Chase

This week we got introduced to different levels of complexity in transitions and when and why to choose what is in the situation – as well as the strength and weaknesses.

In this assignment, we were trying out a transition technic called “a match cut” there can be powerful and with little complexity.

Animaiton by Jens W. Ullerup. Board created by Illo & Music given. Animation from 00.00-00.11 was already done by Sander Van Dijk.


Giving illustration boards

Smooth Moves

In the 2nd assignment of the week, we were challenged to try out more complex a time-consuming transition technics. We were recommended to concentrate on the first frame instead of doing all of them there can be tempting but would result in less love to it and don’t learn the lesson. So decided to focus and the first frames and instead go in dept in them.

Animation & Music choose by Jens Willads Ullerup. Boards created by Lucas Brooking and Gareth O’Brien


Giving illustration boards

Managing Complexity

We were now diving deep down in how to best handle and dealing with complex boards where it can be hard to see how the board should go from one to the other. So we revisiting Laura Alejo frames again that we animated in orientation week and adding or new knowledge to approaching complex style frames and design.

Animation, VO and sound design by Jens W. Ullerup. Artwork by Laura Alejo & Manuscript was given.


Giving illustration boards

The Sum of All Parts

It was finally time to try using all the things we have learned on some board there containing all the opportunities and challenges we have to learn to tackle. The artwork we got the opportunity to work with was from none other than one of my favorite Illustrators Sarah Beth Morgan.

Animaiton, sound design and music choose by Jens W. Ullerup. Artwork by Sarah Beth Morgan


Giving illustration boards

Final Project

The final result of the final assignment is also on the top of the page! 😊

Please check it out!