I honestly couldn't tell you what their problem is with the bounce. They keep saying its not what they're looking for but can't articulate what they want because they'll know it when they see it. They keep using words like "more natural" and "like its being pulled from a string".
Unfortunately I got a call literally like 10 minutes ago and they're ending this project with me. It really grinds my gears because its splitting hairs and I agree, its just adjusting the easing transitions to get it where they want. However, I get an off handed comment that I'm sending too many emails or not doing it the way the art director envisions it (yet the art director doesn't speak w/ me, its going through the production manager) and we're not going anywhere....
So unfortunately I got fired from this project... I'm still going to put it on my portfolio, its solid and I think it looks good and I simply don't understand what they're looking for, nor do I think they do either.
Thanks for your help, unfortunately its out of my hands. I still welcome advice though, even though I'm no longer working on it for them...I'd still like to see what I can do to it further in getting it more "natural".