Hello everyone! I’ve never really animated before, so this is kind of a first… I’m hoping it proves enjoyable.
Basically my idea is to be watching the character’s face front-on as he looks around. Then he looks at the camera, stares in disbelief, and the cut happens - you go to the side view, where he leans back to avoid a wrecking ball sailing towards him. As he straightens up and mops his forehead in relief, the wrecking ball flies back and hits him from behind, sending him flying off screen. I’m thinking a fisheye lense for the first shot may be the most effective, and then a wide-angle lens for the second. I may have a storyboard ready soon. I’m planning to use Daniel Martinez Lara’s Ciceto model & rig for 3ds max 4.2.
I won’t have a lot of time for this, because I’m leaving for a couple weeks in B.C. on Thursday, but I hope to get something together before I leave and after I come back. Best of luck, everyone
 Here’s the character. I added the helmet and cigar, he’ll lose both of them (the helmet will be knocked off when the wrecking ball first goes over, then the cigar flies out of his mouth when he gets hit).