Update - 14 Jan 2022
Last week I received an email about this contest. The next day I set out to learn as much as I could about Maya and animation, neither of which I had experience in, and only one week to do it. This is the culmination of that endeavor. I learned a ton along the way. There was a lot of tweaking I hoped to get to, but time caught up with me. It’s a cacophony of motion, but I learned something from each one.
I've been working towards taking classes at CG Spectrum, so thanks for the challenge and your consideration!
Update - 13 Jan 2022
1 week in Maya. This is my first time animating other than a rotating donut in Blender. :)
I'll continue to tweak before final submission later today.
Update - 11 Jan 2022
Iteration trumps perfection. Another try...
Update - 10 Jan 2022
Day 5 in Maya. Figuring out locators and IK/FK. Slowly making some progress.
Update - 7 Jan 2022
2nd Day in Maya: I'm trying to give the illusion of using a selfie stick without touching the camera. Lots to overcome.