I've just started shooting time lapse sequences and the project component of your class is just what I needed...a good reason to get out and shoot and then assemble the footage into some sort of short video.
I'm in the DC area as well so I think I'm going to focus my project on the Washington Monument. I've already shot a few wide sequences - my favorite can be found here https://vimeo.com/159013511 - but your class got me thinking about mixing in some medium and tight sequences.
My game plan is to scout out and shoot a few comps over the next week then put some of your post processing tips to work to add a bit of motion.
*** May 9th Update ***
Here's another sequence. This time I added a long exposure effect in post.