The reason you haven't heard from me all this time was because I've been working on this:
Round Ob Lip Sync from Jack Hester on Vimeo.
Although the animation, texturing, modeling, lighting, and cameras probably needed a bit of work, I'm kind of proud of my lip syncing...
I just want to say that the only reason I never tell what I'm doing in advance is because usually, my ideas enter developmental hell and never escapes. Luckily, this one was in hell for a few months, but it got there eventually. And I might say that the title of my next idea is 'Leaves'. This one might take off.
Hope I get to work on it soon!