RENDER MADNESS CONTINUES!
I've attached a roughly comp'd frame for one of the above-water scenes with Sam. Things are starting to actually look like something now, yay!
Progress is going well. This week is going to be a critical week - I'm hitting some really tough scenes with a ton of shots and things going on. If I can keep my quota on track this week, I may actually be able to finish rendering a week earlier than anticipated. I'm still projecting 4-6 weeks, but, if I could finish in 3-4, that would be awesome. I just have to remember sleep is important, hah.