This scene is turning into a real monster. I originally thought it would be minute or so. Now it's apparent it's going to clock in at 2 1/2, minimum. These shots are almost all real hard; the one wherein the bird lunges took 5 hours of practice animation and prep work. But i'm knocking them down one after the other, in one take.
The one where he stands up and turns around with the bird real slow was a lesson; wasted alot of takes before I bore down and really figured out.
The animation ain't fabulous, but i'm okay with it. Looks like puppet animation.
I scrapped the shot (see previous video clip) where he swishes the bird around. Too odd, and the bird looked almost cute. Can't have that.