Attempt Two (0:02-0:06) - Decided to give him two pulls of the rock, and tried to have him put more "weight" into the pull, but it was way too fast. Tried to put more tension on the ropes. Feedback said that both of these pulls had put too much upwards motion.
Attempt Three (0:07-0:09) - Gave the figure steps backwards to put more pull. Not bad, but my hand kept getting caught in shot.
PLANNING WORK (0:10-0:14) - Got frustrated with not being able to think the posing/timing through properly and add in betweens, so decided to have a go at planning the motion through in Flash.
Attempt Four: (0:14-0:21) - Implementing the planning work that I did, also moving the tension from the rope itself to the hands holding the rope, gave a much better feeling of weight. Feedback halfway through production led me to animating the tail end of the rope more in the latter sections of the exercise. Added pauses at the beginning and end of the exercise to make it more presentable. I'm thinking I could probably hand that in as my final stop motion pull exercise.