I will be using the Troll from www.rigging101.com and Maya.
The idea I decided to run with is a cowardly troll opens a door.
Well, wait, let me elaborate on that one.
The Character notices the door shake, and very hesitantly opens it, terrified of what might be behind it. The Action is opening the door, which the troll, despite scared, decides to do all at once, like ripping off a band-aid. The Cut happens mid swing.
Behind the door is nothing scary and the troll sighs with relief. Oddly enough I havn’t decided what is behind the door. I thought maybe a mirror or another troll in a ‘kid mask’ would be pretty funny.
Here’s my concept scribbles and the action drawn out a bit.
The action elaboration (and the cut) takes place during the third frame of the concept sketch.
I wanted the opening motion to be driven by his spine, snapping like a whip or a snake.
That’s it for now