I have yet to meet anyone that was accepted into the animation program on the first try. I'm sure they exist. Maybe it's because I'm not worthy to go where they are and remain in there presence.
Here's a sample of what it took to get me into the program.
All the poses were sustained for 2 twenty minute sessions with a 10 min break in between. For the first twenty minutes I spent on laying-in and for the second twenty minutes I spent rendering.