Since I put up so many progress iterations of this animation, I thought I would share some of my process for it and my thoughts on it.
So in order to get the beat of the song to match the animation, I actually just did a really quick and dirty "breakdown" of the song. You can see what I did here:
Unfortunately I didn't start out with any plan for the movements, and kinda just muddled my way through. Note: Next time, THUMBNAIL CRAP okay?! Thumbnailing saves HEAPS of time, and time is money!
So using that simple breakdown as a guide, I began to animate straight-ahead. Here was my first iteration:
I really hated how the flip looked, so I redid it in the next iteration, still doing straight-ahead. I didn't finish so I left in placeholders at the end:
And then I finished up the rough:
Just after I finis