When I've had the chance I've been working more on my storyboards over the last few days. I'm struggling a bit with the decsion of how complicated to make the story. I have drawn so far up to the point where the Suitcase makes it onto the platform, out of the ticket office. I originally was going to have the suitcase climb out of a window, but I think that is over-thinking it, and creating more work than is needed for a simple scene. My new plan is to make these first few scenes as simple as possible so they can be easily understood and then when the suitcase makes it near the train, to create a lot more action.
I'm starting to come to terms with the amount of modelling, texuring and animating that this short is going to take. Once I have the storyboards completed, I'm hoping to crack on with some Pre-viz alongside more concepts so I know exactly what to do in Maya, not to waste any time. The most complicated part of this all will be the train, I've got huge amounts of references from films for it and with a bit of patience I'm sure I can create it how I imagine.
If I don't manage to finish this, and think it is worth finishing, maybe at some point over the next year I'll have the time (But I doubt it! lol)