Zak Tietjen
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Geometrio: School of Motion Animations

 

Geometrio

School of Motion Animated Characters

School of motion reached out to me to develop and create animations that help encourage and celebrate both their students & faculty. Fortunately, I’ve been both a student and a TA for School of Motion, so I really wanted to encompass the feeling of what it’s like to work through an online course & emphasize that you’re apart of a team.

This was my first time working with Bodymovin and exporting animations as JSON files. It was a very fun limitation and helped me keep the characters more simple.

Design, Animation & Art Direction: Zak Tietjen

Sound & Music: Ambrose Yu


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I worked on a few different approaches but we kept coming back to these triangle characters that I sketched based on the School of Motion logo.


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Some elements had to be hand drawn and then traced with shape layers.

Some elements had to be hand drawn and then traced with shape layers.

Although the characters were rendered on alpha for the website, I thought it would be fun to design some simple scenes for the characters to live in.

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Thanks for watching!