I had originally planned to do my film in full 3D, which I look back now and realize that I was biting off way more than I could chew. It meant building 3 sets in 3d, and making a couple dead Vikings and litter them all over the sets and then use them to create the dog pile and more props. I started to consider just stripping it down to just Eira and on dead Viking, and her having a difficult time trying to get the spirit of of his dead body. One day I was bugging my classmate Vanessa and took a second to look through her video collection and there I found the trailer for Salesman Pete, and it blew my mind, and saved this version of my film. Now the only challenge is to find out how to get my 3d models to look like that and figure out how to render. All in due time. Here are the links to their amazing shorts.
Salesman Pete: http://vimeo.com/15126262
Meet Buck: http://vimeo.com/17535548
...thinking of getting a Vimeo account.