My newfound (and god sent) crew have overhauled a few things since Fall 2010.
Ambient occlusion renders of new environment:
Modeled by Gary Blackburn, Erica Mae, Monique Blaize.
Textured by Joy Hua (rigging video found here: http://vimeo.com/22798716)
Textured by Chuck Cronkite
More to come. Third cut of my animatic with final animation to be up soon!