Hey Ethan, I still can't view the animatic - something about incompatible codecs - yawn. I really want to see you getting stuck into the modelling, texturing, water effects, lighting stuff too - you've got to crack the art of simultaneous working if you're going to ace this. Obviously, you're going to have to make this environment too, so while the animatic is useful in terms of pace and mood, you need to start thinking about the modelling/texturing burden; yor animatic suggests it's going to be epic, but you need to be realistic too.
ahhhh i love these! are they matte painitngs?