Partial results are in! They more or less suck.. ; )
I initially set this system up and had it shoot in our living room, on a wobbley tv tray with no flash. (I figured my wife wouldn't be happy about a clamped down monstrosity and a flash going off in the dark every 30 minutes.. turns out, she's fine with it!)
So, anyway.. that's the first draft. I edited out about 80% of the frames that were just a black square..
The next one (with flash) should be much better. Though it'll be toward the end of this bugger blooming. There will be many more of these.. this is just a trial run.