At last we have what is starting to look like an animation. This is our first 10 seconds...YIPPEE.
Changed PP, decided to have him blow dust from his pump. Animated water in layers to cover pipe and trunk, to give appearance of depth. Animated tree roots and leaves. Animated petrol coming out of pump. Leaves stop once petrol enter water and will start to die, along with roots and tree. Petrol will build up.
Saskia sent me .mov file with green background. I keyed this out in AE to give transparent background and this seems to work really well. Saskias elephant looks really good entering the scene from the back and I think the water looks great.