Since my last post (almost a month ago) I've probably logged in another 120+ hours of work. I'm about a week behind my original schedule (11 shots). Right now I have some 40+ shots, many of which are the most difficult shots to animate.
Overall it's been a challenging semester. I've definitely gotten a lot more comfortable with long hand drawn scenes.
I'll be recording the dialogue for Aries this weekend with Stephanie. Over the break I'm going to be making as many backgrounds as possible. Crowd spots would be very helpful. Some rough lip syncing animation would also be useful so I could really make the acting good next semester. I'd also like to do a little bit of theme music work (I've got a keyboard and garage band.)
I've made cover letters for Duck Studios who have a 2D animators wanted page on their website and Titmouse Inc. who have an open submission link.