Just updating on the After Effects project. So here I'm working with layers and angles.
In the first screen shot you can see that there are two layers. The front layer will be for the characters fighting and the background layer will be for the background animation where I aim to have stationary acting as a crowd.
In the screen shot below you can see that I've created a set up where there is one version of me staring at another on the opposite sides of the desk. To the right side, you can see some SD cards jumping around. I'm designing an animated background with all sorts of stationary.