From 2004 to 2008, Teun van der Zalm studied at Utrecht School of the Arts in The Netherlands. He specialized in animation, mainly 3d computer. During his study he made several short films including "City of Lights" and "De Breuklijn". These films have been screened at several film festivals all over the world.
The first few years after graduation, he looked for new computer technologies. By doing so he saw several opportunities to develop his own style.