Step by Step: Allen Laseter

For our last Step by Step of 2017, we’re thrilled to bring you none other than Allen Laseter. With the boom of 2D animation within the motion design industry, there has been a constant quest to find new routes forward and explore new ground. There are endless techniques and styles to explore, but one of the more popular executions is the implementation of stylized perspective or a faux 3D look. Allen is constantly putting out fresh new work, and in this Step by Step we’re lucky enough to see just how he goes about creating a “fake 3D” animation in two parts.


Part 02


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Joe Donaldson

Joe Donaldson is a director, designer, and animator who worked on Motionograpgher from 2014-2020. Previously, he was an art director at Buck. Over the past decade, he's lived and worked in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles and has directed work for clients such as Apple, Google, Instagram, The New York Times, Unicef, Etsy, and The New Yorker. In addition to his creative work, in 2018 he started Holdframe. He's now working as a professor at Ringling College of Art and Design and when not teaching he can be found spending time with his family or out running.



Almost 5 hours to do that… It’s like watching someone using a hammer to cut a log. Don’t really want to reveal my secret weapon, but… try using Moho, whole thing would have been a tonne easier and quicker (check out Moho’s smart bones and bone actions) than using After Effect which isn’t really optimised for vector keyframe animation. Thank me later…

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