An animator must be able to work like a magician. You must be able to observe the work of others, to imagine how you might produce the same effect, and to plan a use for the effect in a new way that is your own creation. It is no good just to copy what has been done. You must create your own work, your own art, having been inspired by the work of others.
In conjunction with the Portfolio class that you are taking concurrently, you are assigned to create an original animation for this class that you will feature in your demo reel.
To anchor the assignment in this class, you are to consider the lessons in the text, think of something to do that would use several of the lessons, make a plan, and make an animation.