I thought that I should write something about the progress of my film and how it's coming along. Finished the boards and workbook some time ago. I've almost finished all layouts, except the larger ones where i need 16 field paper, started to animate a short scene on my film along with thumbnailing out a few more. hopefully i can get quite a few scenes thumbnailed out while i'm at home for the break. I'm really excited about doing the bg painting over the break. I'm going to do a watercolor wash using payne's gray. also a bit nervous since i have never really done washes before. i'll post my first test bg as soon as i finish it. been trying to figure out different ways of cutting down on animation time. as of right now i'm thinking of doing the whole flashback on 8's or 12's. keep it really limited. have another where the only part that is animated is the face. found someone who is willing to take on a few scenes as well. we'll see how it all turns out. i'll try to keep you all posted on how everything is coming along, and if anyone's got advice on how to actually finish a film on time i gladly accept all of it. hope everyone has a good holiday.